Auburn CityFest 2023: ‘Jurassic Journey’ Set for April 29

Photo from the 2022 Auburn CityFest. FILE PHOTO



The 22nd Auburn CityFest will take place Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Kiesel Park. All ages are invited to spend the day shopping from over 100 arts and crafts, food and nonprofit vendors. Enjoy live music and participate in a variety of interactive events and performances.

This year’s theme is “Jurassic Journey” with headlining entertainment from Jurassic Kingdom Lockdown, bringing dinosaurs to Kiesel Park.

The Children’s Imagination Station will feature stilt walker Todd Key, the Bama Air Dogs, the Kreher Preserve and Nature Center, Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center, KoreaFest and Southeastern Reptile Rescue. In between these fun appearances, kids can enjoy crafts at the ArtFest tent sponsored by Auburn Parks and Recreation.

Auburn University’s College of Nursing will provide their Sensory Inclusion Vehicle to assist families if a child or adult becomes overstimulated. The College of Nursing will also provide their Tiger Babies Breastfeeding Support Tent to help provide mothers with a clean and private place to nurse their babies.

CityFest attendees will also have the pleasure of enjoying music from several artists throughout the day at the pavilion. The Rock Mob, a five-piece band from Ozark, Alabama, will play everyone’s favorite songs from the ’70s, ’80s and more.

Local singer-songwriter Joshua Aubrey Jackson will perform his original songs under the moniker Make Sure. In addition, attendees will get to hear music from Auburn University’s Jazz Band.

The Auburn CityFest Committee said it is grateful to all sponsors for making this year’s event possible, including:

Community Sponsors: Max Credit Union

Media Sponsor: Opelika-Auburn News

Official Sponsors: ADS Security, WSFA News, Dixie Electric, Auburn-Opelika Tourism, Alabama Power Foundation, Jeffcoat Trant, Chick-fil-a, Praise 88.7, ShirtWorks, Auburn Arts Association, Kate 99.9 FM, iHeartRadio, Auburn Network, South Atlanta Helicopters at Auburn, Wings 94.3, On the Mark, Auburn University College of Nursing, Tailgate Guys, Grab-a-Cart, PRE Events, Starwalk Enterprises, JLD Enterprises and Home Eats.

The Auburn CityFest Committee also thanks Auburn’s Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (VCOM) for sponsoring the official first aid tent.

Auburn CityFest is free to the public and is a rain or shine event. For more information, visit


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