Auburn Ukulele Festival
Friday, August 2, 7pm, and Saturday, August 3, 9am, State Theater in Auburn, $25-$55
By far, the smallest stringed instrument might be the ukulele. This festival is anything but small, though—with two whole days celebrating the tiny Hawaiian instrument inspired by the Portuguese machete. This festival has open microphones, tons of performances, workshops and much more. There’s music from Daniel Ho, Abe Lagrimas Jr. and the Peewee Ukulele Orchestra, plus plenty more. Don’t miss the free Saturday jamboree at Recreation Park at 5:30 p.m. 985 Lincoln Way in Auburn, auburnukulelefestival.com.