special events

ECSD LogoThe ECSD organizes a number of special events throughout the year to celebrate Eliot and build community spirit. All events are open to the public and are offered free or at low-cost. We hope to see you there!

Please remember that all ECSD Special Events are Tobacco Free!

Registration is required for all paying programs. No registrations will be taken at the door.


2015-2016 Special Events include:
National Night Out Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Eliot Festival Days September 25 & 26, 2015
Halloween Party and Haunted Trail Friday, October 23, 2015
Holiday Coloring Contest November 1st-December 1st
ECSD Tree Lighting Saturday, December 5, 2015
Annual Egg Hunt Saturday, March 19, 2016
Outdoor Family Movie Night Friday, May 20, 2016


Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2016

eggsNews coming to the ECSD from the cabbage patch is that Peter Cottontail will be here in Eliot hiding eggs for youth ages 2-10. This event will be split into sections so that the younger children and older children will have their own areas. Signs will direct youth to the proper location for their egg hunt. Please bring a basket or bag for your eggs and don't forget a camera. The Easter Bunny will be available for pictures after the hunt!

We are accepting prize and candy donations for the Egg Hunt through March 16th. Please drop off donations at the ECSD Office in the Eliot Elementary School.

  • Ages 2-10
  • Saturday, March 19th
  • Egg Hunt starts PROMPTLY at 10:00am; please arrive by 9:45am
  • Suggested Donation of $1.00 pp or $5.00 per family


Outdoor Family Movie Night

HT2What a great way to spend a Friday night with the family! Join us for our first ever outdoor family movie night. Bring your blankets and chairs and get comfy! We will have an invflateable movie screen set up ready to show the perfect family flick. Popcorn and drinks will be for sale at the concession stand or you can bring your own picnic to enjoy. Please call the ECSD office to RSVP to this event by Friday, May 13th. Minimum of 10 families needed to make the event run.

  • Friday, May 20th
  • Movie: Hotel Transylvania 2
  • EES Baseball Field
  • Movie will start at dusk
  • Suggested Donation of $1.00 pp or $5.00 per family

National Night Out - 2015

National Night OutJoin us from 5:00pm-7:00pm at the Eliot PD for community booths, emergency vehicles on display, face painting, free Child ID kits/finger printing and more!   All community members welcome! PLEASE PARK AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THERE WILL BE NO PARKING AT TOWN HALL OR ON DIXON ROAD.

  • Tuesday, October 6
  • 5:00-7:00pm
  • Behind Eliot Police Department (Park at EES)
  • Free
  • Partnership with Eliot Police and Eliot Community Service


Eliot Festival Days - Friday 9/25 & Saturday 9/26

ECSD Kids CornerCelebrate Eliot Festival Days, held annually on the last weekend in September! This year the traditional Friday night activities, include Fireworks at the Boat Basin along with a chili cookoff and antique car show. On Saturday, the celebration includes a pancake breakfast, 5K road race, kids’ fun run, parade, crafts, food and ECSD Kids’ Corner.

Halloween Party 2015

MonsterStart planning your costume for the annual ECSD Halloween party and costume contest. The party will be held at the EES Gym with games and refreshments.

Haunted TrailSuggested Donation of $1.00 pp or $5.00 per family. We are also collecting canned or non-perishable items to donate to Foot Prints Food Pantry for the upcoming holiday season.

Can you help support the event? We are looking for Refreshments, Candy, Prizes & Monetary Donations will go towards decorations. Please dropoff candy items by Wednesday 10/21 to the ECSD Office. Refreshments should be dropped off on Friday, 10/23 by 2:30pm. Thank You for your help!


Annual Holiday Coloring Contest 2015

2015 ContestEach grade level will have its own picture to color. Pictures will be available at ECSD or print one by selecting the appropriate grade level below. Prizes will be awarded to one winner in each grade level. Please make sure that your child’s name, phone number, school and teacher's name is printed legibly on the back of the picture. Winners will be contacted by phone.

2015 Winners Announced:

PreK - Lucy S.Kindergarten - Hollis Q.1st Grade - Luci C.2nd Grade - Fiona W.3rd Grade - Lucy P.4th Grade - Cameron L.5th Grade - Lindley G.

ECSD Annual Tree Lighting

Join us again for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony at Hammond Park. Light refreshments will be served as we enjoy a community sing-along preparing for the tree to be lit. Each year the Community Service Department sends a special request all the way to the North Pole to invite Santa Claus to our event....

Santa Bring your camera, your very best singing voice and something warm to wear. The events will only be postponed in the event of rain or a severe snowstorm (a little snow won't hurt us).