AUBURN — Festival Plaza will house a “trifecta” of events on Friday, Aug. 18, to kick off the Great Falls Balloon Festival weekend.

The Art Walk, which is presented by L/A Arts, will occur in the downtown area from 5 to 8 p.m. and will showcase a children’s book reading at One Great Falls Plaza.

The Red Table Picnic event, sponsored by Auburn Recreation, encourages the community to celebrate their “Red Eddies” history by holding a red-themed picnic in Festival Plaza from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

The Great Falls Balloon Festival will present two bands, which will perform in Festival Plaza: Polarized Acoustic Duo from 6 to 7:15 p.m. and Rubber Band from 7:30 to 9 p.m.

FMI: Auburn Recreation Department, 207-333-6601, ext. 2101, or

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