Downtown is the place to be any time of the year

Published 10:53 am Friday, October 21, 2022

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The summer of 2022 is behind us and fall is winding down. The winter holidays are at our front door, but there are still plenty of events scheduled for downtown.
The events, sponsored by Main Street Elizabethton, the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation and other organizations promise an exciting winter season in downtown. Just days away is an early Halloween celebration with Beetlejuice on the Bridge on Friday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. This event co-sponsored by the Elizabethton Parks and Rec Dept. and the Elizabethton-Carter County Public Library will feature a Halloween costume contest, food trucks, and a free showing of Beetlejuice at 6:30 p.m. Themed notebooks will be given out by the Chamber of Commerce as long as the supply last.
That’s just the beginning of the holiday season. Trunk or Treat will be celebrated at the Elizabethton Cruise-In Saturday, Oct. 29, from 5 to 9 p.m.  – the last Saturday show of the season. And, what a summer and fall it has been. Every Saturday night has seen the downtown filled with show cars and people. They have come from near and far to show off their cars and to visit the downtown. This, in addition to, the Covered Bridge concerts has brought both home folks and visitors to the downtown. It has been the place to be on Saturday nights this summer.
In addition to trick or treat at the car show on Saturday, Elizabethton’s annual Halloween Trick or Treat event, Boo on the Bloc, will take place on the afternoon of Oct. 31 with merchants handing out treats to their youngest customers. The entire downtown area will be filled with youngsters dressed in some of the scariest as well as cutest costumes of the season.
And, then the Christmas holiday events begin – Holiday Open House in downtown Elizabethton will be Nov. 13 from 1 to 5 p.m. This will be followed by the annual lighting of the Fraser fir on Saturday, Nov. 19. Right after the Christmas tree lighting, the Cane Cane Quest will be held in the Covered Bridge Park.
Other yule-time events in downtown include the popular Skate by the Doe ice skating at the Covered Bridge Park, which this year will be bigger and better.
The annual Christmas Parade will be held Saturday, Dec. 10, at 6 p.m. and Main Street will honor the Elizabethton Senior Center as the grand marshall.
We have had a great summer and fall, and are looking forward to the holidays. There is always something just around the corner in downtown Elizabethton to light up our lives and to fill us with oohs and aahs.
And, if there happens to be just a weekend when you feel like a cup of hot coffee, hot chocolate, or just a coke to refresh you, stop in at one of the restaurants with a friend and enjoy the time with each other.
There’s so much to do downtown…take time to enjoy it. Downtown is what we make it…let’s continue to make it a place to enjoy, to meet up with friends, and to celebrate, and do some shopping.

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