Events in our Neighborhood

We pride ourselves on being the neighborhood that is either like the one we grew up in or wished we had.

ONEN Sponsored Events

The Old North End Social Committee organizes and supports numerous activities each year. In addition to the regular annual ONEN-sponsored celebrations shown below, non-ONEN sponsored events independently organized by homeowners regularly take place. 

Visit ONEN on Facebook or NextDoor or view the ONEN newsletter for more details on these and other community activities.

 ONEN Yard SaleThe 14th Annual Old North End Yard Sale Day is on!

  • Saturday, June 19, 2021 8:00 a.m. – noon
  • Registration ends Tuesday, June 15 at 10 p.m. (to get sign and be on map)
  • Maps will be available by Thursday, June 17

To sign up your sale, you may email yardsale@oldnorthend.org. A sign-up list where you may provide information on your items for sale is pending development on this website; check back for its launch.

You must sign up by June 15 to be included on the map and the listing. You may sign up only if you reside within the ONEN neighborhood boundaries.

When you sign up to participate, ONEN will provide:

  • Free Advertising – the yard sale will be listed in local papers, Craigslist, the ONEN website, our e-blasts, and community flyers
  • Free Yard Sale sign for you and signage within the neighborhood
  • Maps with addresses and listings of items for sale
  • A Goodwill truck will be in the neighborhood to accept clean, gently-used yard sale leftovers on Saturday afternoon, June 19. More information on location TBD.

We will update the website and Old North End FaceBook page with any El Paso County Covid safety regulations when we get closer to the event.

P.S. Yard Sale Sign Amnesty:  if you have a green/white ONEN Yard Sale Sign from previous years, please return it to 2013 Wood Avenue.

 July 3rd Bike Decorating Day and 4th of July Parade  –
On July 3, the day before the neighborhood July 4 Independence Day Parade, kids and adults are again invited to the Steele School Gazebo to have fun decorating bikes (and other modes of transportation like tricycles, wagons and scooters) in preparation for the next day’s parade down Wood Avenue.
Date: July 3rd, 2021 bike decorating: 3:00-5:00 p.m at Steele School gazebo 

 July 4, 2021 parade begins at 9:00 a.m. at Boddington Park at Washington Street and Wood Avenue.                    

Musical Mondays in Monument Valley Park – Each July ONEN is a sponsor of Musical Mondays which is hosted by Friends of Monument Valley Park. These free musical events take place from 7 to 8 pm on the lawn to the west of the Fine Arts Center.  Watch for the year’s lineup on the Friends of Monument Valley Park website.

6th Annual ONENFest Neighborhood Block Party – Held in the fall, this is a block party open to all ONEN residents. It’s a great time for meeting up with neighbors you haven’t seen in a while, sharing a potluck dish, participating in the chili cookoff, playing yard games and enjoying some good music.  It’s fun for the whole family! 
Date: TBD Early October

13th Annual ONEN Garden Party – This event is ONEN’s special fall fundraiser and thank-you for those neighbors who support ONEN with an annual contribution.  Each year is unique with a different homeowner offering their yard to host this enjoyable early evening of heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, music, and friendship.
Date: TBD Late August or early September

12th Annual Santa Visit at Steele Gazebo –  Join families at the Steele School Gazebo as kids share their wish lists with Santa. Everyone enjoys the decorations, cookies and hot chocolate, and sharing the spirit of the holidays.
Date: Sunday, December 1, 2021 from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.

Cookies and Cocktails – The Cookies and Cocktails gathering takes place in December at a location and date to be announced in the fall.  Guests bring a half dozen cookies to share and three dozen to exchange.  Or just come and enjoy time with neighbors!   
Date:  To Be Determined

2022

Easter Egg Hunt –After a cold winter, an often-brisk outdoor Easter Egg Hunt is just what is needed to feel like spring is right around the corner.  Celebrate with the Easter Bunny, an egg hunt, cookies and drinks at Steele School Gazebo.

Date: TBD Early spring