Erie Summer Events – 2019
One of the reasons we love Erie so much is the myriad of unique family-friendly events held annually. Here is a handy Erie summer events roundup for 2019 so you don’t miss any of the fun!
Erie Farmer’s Market – Every Thursday Evening May 16-September 12
Located on Briggs Street between Moffat and Wells, the Farmer’s Market is open every Thursday from 5-8pm between May 16 and September 12, 2019. Here, you can find organic and pesticide-free local produce as well as conventionally grown fruit from the orchards in Palisade. As a bonus, enjoy some live music while you shop!
Rad Rover Kids Obstacle Adventure – July 27
A Tough Mudder-style obstacle course designed for kids! Check out their website for details: https://www.kidsobstacleadventure.com/
Concerts in the Park – July 13, July 20
Beginning at 5pm, bands will perform in Coal Creek Park.
7/13 – That 80’s Band
7/20 – G.O.T. (Girls on Top)
Movies in the Park – July 13, August 24
Showings start around dusk (8:30pm-9pm) in Erie Community Park. Make sure to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and snacks!
7/13 – Ralph Wrecks the Internet
8/24 – How to Train Your Dragon 3
Downtown Neighborhood Block Party – July 19, August 2 and August 9
These block parties are planned to help engage community members and to highlight local businesses, restaurants, and breweries. Accordingly, there are always fun and creative activities, and our favorite part… the lot next to the Post Office is transformed into a bike parking lot to encourage families to ride into town.
July 28 – Inaugural Erie Art Picnic
This event will be held at the Erie Community Center (on the north lawn and Garfield Commons Multi-purpose Room) from 2-5pm. Show up for immersive art activities, participate in a community art project, and talk to local artists!
August 3 – Bike Rodeo
This event is held by the Broomfield Police department, and is a fun way to help teach kids about bike safety while completing a fun obstacle course. Bike safety talks and helmet fittings are also available!
August 6 – National Night Out
This is a country-wide yearly event that focuses on improving community relations and community policing. Generally, residents hold their own block parties, and there is a BBQ hosted by the Erie Police Department as well.
August 17 – Touch a Truck
Come down to the Erie Community Center for this fun and free event where kids (and adults too!) can touch, climb in, and even honk the horn of a variety of big trucks.
August 24 – Wine and Cheese Festival
This event will be held for the 3rd year in Coal Creek Park from 2-5pm. It is a ticketed event (tickets are $35-45) to taste wine and cheese (of course) but it also features a grape stomping booth and a cornhole tournament.
August 25 – Erie Half & 5k
Both courses start at Reliance Park with the half marathon beginning at 7:30 and the 5k beginning at 8:30.
September 12 – Last Farmer’s Market
Come for the last bit of fresh local produce of the year!
September 14 – Fall Cleanup
“Each year the Town of Erie Department of Public Works partners with the Front Range Landfill and other vendors to assist residents in disposing of unwanted household items, building materials, metal type items, and yard waste.”
Check Erie.gov for details!
September 14 – Tails and Ales
This event will be held at The Boneyard at Reliance park. Bring your dog and family at 5pm to this free event that features a performance by Colorado Disc Dogs, a dog trick competition, a beer garden, and food trucks.
September 21 – Biscuit Day
Come see history come alive at of Erie’s most unique events! The Erie Historical Society holds this event from 8am-noon to round out the Erie summer. Biscuits and gravy are available for purchase, local eateries participate in a stew contest (which you can vote on!), there will be live bluegrass and Irish step dancing, a raffle, and cake walk!
September 21 – Homecoming Parade
This year’s Homecoming Parade is Superhero themed, and anyone can make a float to support the Erie High School Tigers! The Erie Optimists organize the parade, which begins at 5:15pm. After the parade, head to Erie High School to cheer for the Tigers against the Canon City Tigers!