Auction

Join us for our largest community celebration of the year! This year’s FOSB auction takes place Friday, March 27, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at Magnuson Park’s Hangar 30 (map it).

Buy your auction ticket now!
Early bird pricing ends March 13.

Get insider tips on “how to do the Salmon Bay Auction” and enjoy behind-the-scenes planning prep! Join the fun on Instagram at @SalmonBaySchoolAuction and Facebook.

To donate an item to the auction: Use the 2020 auction donation form.
To donate a party or experience: Use the 2020 auction party form.


What is the auction?
The FOSB auction, held each spring, is our largest fundraiser of the year, and our community’s biggest party of the year! It’s not like other auctions you’ve been to…it’s truly an opportunity for the adults in our school community to come together to celebrate and support the education of our children.

Our auction has a different theme each year and typically features a silent and live auction, potluck dinner, games, an opportunity to sign up for parties and experiences, bars featuring two signature cocktails, a ‘Split the Pot’ raffle, dessert dash, mingling and fun for all!

What do I bring to the auction?
The Salmon Bay auction is a potluck! Please bring your contribution to the meal when you arrive. We welcome family recipes, favorite entrees, take-out or items picked up via the drive-thru! (But no desserts please…our Dessert Dash is separate from the potluck.)

What do I wear to the auction?
Our auction is always come as you are, or you can dress to fit the theme. Costumes and creativity are highly encouraged!

What can I expect at the auction?
Doors typically open at 6:30 p.m. and, after dropping off your potluck item, you’ll join cocktail hour. There will be games to play and mingling to do. Raffle tickets will be sold for $20 each, with one winner taking half of the earnings. The bar will open, featuring two signature cocktails, as you have the opportunity to bid on some exciting silent auction items while saying hi to friends. Next, we’ll enjoy a community potluck dinner. Seating is open with plenty of opportunity to meet someone new or connect with old friends. You’ll also have time to participate in the Wine Wall game (everyone’s a winner!), bid on gift cards in Restaurant Row, and sign up for Parties and Experiences. As always, our live auction will open with our community favorite, Salmon Bay organic eggs, and continue with classroom art and other exciting items. Let’s see how fast your table can run as we finish off the evening with our Dessert Dash!

Next, we’ll enjoy a community potluck dinner. Seating is open with plenty of opportunity to meet someone new or connect with old friends. You’ll also have time to participate in the Wine Wall game (everyone’s a winner!), bid on gift cards in Restaurant Row, and sign up for parties and experiences with Salmon Bay staff and families. As always, our live auction will open with our community favorite, Salmon Bay organic eggs, and continue with classroom art and other exciting items. Let’s see how fast your table can run as we finish off the evening with our Dessert Dash!

How can I get involved?
The Auction Committee works nearly year-round to create the auction experience. We’d love to have you sponsor the auction, make a donation or volunteer on the day of the big event! Contact our Auction Chair for information.