Warm days still hold cool times

Elizabeth area offers plenty of activities in weeks ahead

The kids may be heading back to school, signifying the unofficial end to summer, but there are still plenty of wonderful community events coming up. August and September have no shortage of family-friendly activities.
The Friday Night Market, the popular weekly event hosted by the Elizabeth Brewing Company, continues Friday evenings through Aug. 18 at Running Creek Park, 500 E. Kiowa Ave. in Elizabeth. From 5-9 p.m. enjoy live music, local vendors and artisans, food trucks, wine and beer and catch up with friends and neighbors.
Join the Elizabeth Fire Department for a pancake breakfast at the fire station in downtown Elizabeth on Saturday, Aug. 19 from 8-10 a.m. At $5 per person, this tasty event benefits the Elizabeth Firefighters Community Foundation. This is all you can eat, so bring your appetite. Once you’ve gotten your fill of pancakes, head over to Evans Park at 34201 County Road 17, Elizabeth, for the End of Summer Bash hosted by the Elizabeth Park and Recreation District. Starting at 11 a.m., the event will have water balloons, a Slip-N-Slide, kickball, bounce houses and more. This will be a day you won’t want to miss!
This year, the Town of Elizabeth is turning 133 and everyone’s invited to celebrate with a movie night at Running Creek Park. The Elizabeth Birthday Bash is set for Friday, Aug. 25 at 6:30 p.m. Bring the family, blankets and chairs and watch “Despicable Me” on the big screen. Snacks will be available for purchase, but the event itself is free.
If you are looking for something active, consider the first annual Historic Elizabeth Main Street 5k and Family Color Run on Sept. 23. The race begins at 9 a.m. and all participants will receive a T-shirt, finisher’s medal, pancake breakfast and one drink ticket. You can register through townofelizabeth.org either for the 5k distance for $35 or the Family Color Run for $15. All participants begin at the intersection of Main Street and Elm. The 5k course is an out and back, while the Color Run course turns into Running Creek Park for two laps around its perimeter.
Of course, you don’t need a scheduled event to find some fun. Just load up the car and head to Evans Park. With activities like disc golf, the skate park, fishing, the playground and the splashpad, you and the family can make a day of it. The Prickly Pines Disc Golf course at Evans Park boasts 18 holes. The first is located right near the parking area for the pond and a set of discs can be rented at the park office for just $5. (The park office is located at 34201 CR 17 and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Typical hours of the Evans Park splashpad are 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily until Labor Day, but of course weather can change that so please keep an eye on the forecast. Dragonfly Pond, which is located inside Evans Park, is stocked annually with trout by Colorado Parks and Wildlife and provides a peaceful setting and hopefully a fish or two.
When you’re ready for a break from the heat, head to your local library for Story Time. Each one includes a read-aloud, songs and a craft or hands-on activity and is fun for kids of all ages.
Monday: 10-11 a.m. in Elizabeth (651 Beverly St.)
Tuesday: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Simla (504 Washington Ave.)
Thursday: 1-2 p.m. in Elizabeth (651 Beverly St.)
Friday: 10-11 a.m. in Kiowa (331 Comanche St.)
Elizabeth, activities, Elbert County, Colorado


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