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.


2016-2017 Special Events include:
National Night Out Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Eliot Festival Days September 23 & 24, 2016
Halloween Party and Haunted Trail Friday, October 21, 2016
Holiday Coloring Contest November 1st-December 1st
ECSD Tree Lighting Saturday, December 3, 2016
Parents Night Out Friday, March 17, 2017
Annual Egg Hunt Saturday, April 8, 2017


National Night Out - 2016

National Night OutJoin us from 4:30pm-6:30pm at the Eliot Boat Basin for community booths, emergency vehicles on display, face painting and more! Food will be available for purchase.   All community members welcome!

  • Tuesday, October 4
  • 4:30-6:30pm
  • Eliot Boat Basin Pavillion
  • Free
  • Partnership with Eliot Police and Eliot Community Service


Eliot Festival Days 2016 - Friday 9/23 & Saturday 9/24

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 cook off and multiple food vendors. On Saturday, the celebration includes a 5K road race, kids’ fun run, festival parade, crafts, food and much, much more.

Halloween Party & Haunted Walk 2016

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 10/19 to the ECSD Office. Refreshments should be dropped off on Friday, 10/21 by 2:30pm. Thank You for your help!


Annual Holiday Coloring Contest 2016

coloring contest 2016Each 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.

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).


Parent's Night Out

TrollsNeed a night out to escape the winter blahs? Well we’ve got you covered. Leave the kids with us and we will take care of the rest. We’ll have dinner, games and end the night with the movie Trolls. Advance registration is required for this event. Please register by Wednesday, March 15. NO REGISTRATIONS WILL BE TAKEN AT THE DOOR.

Who: Youth grades PreK-5
When: Friday, March 17
Where: EES Gym
Time:  5:00-8:00pm
Cost: $20 per child; $15 for each additional child
Min: 10;  Max: 30


Annual Easter Egg Hunt 2017

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 April 4th. Please drop off donations at the ECSD Office in the Eliot Elementary School.