Community Events


"Auburn Hills Past and Present - A Photographic Tour Through Time"
Auburn, Amy, Auburn Heights, Pontiac Township and Auburn Hills -- many names but one community.  Join the Auburn Hills Historical Society as they present a photogrphic slide show presentation of Auburn Hills past and present. See what a specific area or building looks like today and what it looked like in the past. We will highlight historical details that pertain to each photo. After the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions of personal interest related to the history of our community.  Saturday, February 11, 2017. 12:00 - 1:30pm. FREE

1st Annual Bruce Howell Memorial Free-Throw Contest
Players of all ages and abilities are invited to compete in the 1st Annual Bruce Howell Memorial Free-Throw Shooting Contest to be held on Saturday, February 25th at 3PM in the gym at the Community Center. Bruce was one of the best custodians of all time to work at the Community Center, he had a special way with the kids in the gym playing basketball – welcoming everyone, giving them tips, and showing them the way.  In his honor, we’ll gather and have a fun time in the gym and give out prizes in a few age groups.  The event is free, but we’ll be taking donations for the American Cancer Society to aid in the fight to end cancer.  See you in the gym!

American Legion 4th Annual Mardi Gras
American Legion Post 143 will have their 4th annual Mardi Gras party on Sat. February 25th. Doors open at 6pm and the event runs until midnight. Tickets are $10:00 at the door which includes food, cash bar, live music. For more info, call after 4pm, 248-852-4880.

J Maestro Hustle Line Dance Party
Come learn some of the most popular Hustles/Line Dances around the world from the creator himself, DJ Maestro!  Come learn dances like the international hits TURBO HUSTLE, FREAKBEAT HUSTLE, BIRTHDAY SLIDE and more.  DJ MAESTRO started out mixing & making records with the Electrifying Mojo on FM98 WJLB (Detroit).  Don't miss out on this fun night of dance! All ages. Friday, March 3, 2017. 7-9pm. $10 resident/$12 regular.


26th Annual Easter Egg Hunt & Bonnet Contest 
Children of all ages are invited to hunt for Easter treats, enter the Annual Easter Bonnet Contest, and have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny! Adults- don't forget to enter the traditional "Egg Toss"! There will be a $2per child fee for attending the event, payable from your car as you enter the park. Saturday, April 15, 2017
Egg Hunt:  12 noon 
Bonnet Contest: 12:15PM- Children's categories: Best Auburn Hills Spirit, Most Creative, Prettiest, and Most Patriotic. Adult category: Easter Bunny's Favorite
Photos: 12:15PM inside the Community Center - $5 per photo (pay at event)
Adult Egg Toss: 1PM on the lawn
Fee:  $2 per child payable at event
Note: Hunt areas are spread throughout the park. The age categories are: 3 & under, 4-6, 7-9, 10 & up

Arbor Day - April 28th
Join fellow neighbors & City Officials celebrating across America on this day as we plant a symbolic tree in recognition of our 18th Annual Arbor Day.  You will also receive valuable information on how to properly care for trees.  Stay tuned to for updates on the location and timing of this year’s Arbor Day celebration.

Paddlepalooza – June 3rd
The 9th Annual Paddlepalooza canoe/kayak race and river event is co-sponsored by the City of Auburn Hills and the City of Rochester Hills.  The event will take place on an 8-mile stretch of the Clinton River, beginning at Riverside Park in downtown Auburn Hills and ending at the Rivercrest Banquet Center at Avon & Livernois.  Event includes a race for seasoned paddlers (canoe and kayak) or an untimed, adventure paddle for individuals to paddle the river…both options include fun on the water, great scenery, wildlife and lots of fresh air!  Pre-registration is advised, just visit

River Day Fishing Derby – June 10th
The 14th Annual River Day Fishing Derby offers youths 16 & under a chance to fish and participate in this free annual contest on the banks of the Clinton River.  Raffle prizes plus River Day t-shirts for all the kids.

“Friday Nights” Downtown Music Series
Come and enjoy a variety of great live entertainment by the river with downtown specials on Friday nights for our 10th summer season at Riverside Park.   June 2 – August 18, 7:00pm – 8:30pm (No June 30th)

Summerfest – June 23rd – 24th
Enjoy food, fun, art, live entertainment and more at the annual Summerfest event June 23-24 in downtown Auburn Hills.  Both days are filled with fun for the whole family!  Mark your calendars now and look for details in the summer issue of the Review and on our website at
  • Ice Cream Social
  • Barbecue Cook-Off
  • ColorMeExtradorinary 5K Family Fun Run                                                                                                                                                        
  • Car Show “By the River”
  • Arts & Craft Fair
  • Live music
  • Kidz Korner games
  • Teen Dodgeball, music and more!
DIA Inside/Out program    
Auburn Hills is one of the area communities that are able to boast the installation of Detroit Institute of Arts reproductions this summer.  These wonderful art pieces will be located in a new, walkable “outdoor gallery” in and around the downtown area of Auburn Hills from August to October.  Self-guided tours are encouraged as each piece of art includes a brief description. Once completed you will be able to download the map at and use it as your guide to explore the art in downtown!  Look for details on our website regarding the kick-off event and upcoming programming in coordination with the DIA Inside/Out program.

The Inside/Out program is funded through a partnership with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, one of whose goals is to foster the arts.