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Top 10 Things To Do In Evergreen

Why visit? Evergreen is a beautiful place to visit with lots of fun things to do for all ages.

There's a natural coaxing that occurs when you get a taste of the area. When you share the road with elk, recognize most of the people at local festivals and know that any day of the year provides the opportunity for fresh air, exploration and outdoor recreation, it's hard to resist the gravitational pull of Evergreen.

Top 10 Things to Do in the Spring and Summer

Spring is a season of appreciation in Evergreen. Long-standing festivals and events honor Native American culture, the environment and community leaders, and there are plenty of opportunities to experience the best of Evergreen's homes, gardens and cuisine. Family favorites of spring include the egg-decorating contest and egg hunt and Taste of Evergreen.

Summer is all about outdoors in Evergreen! Take in the sun during the day and free concerts during the evening. Fill up on fresh fruit and veggies at the Farmers' Markets and outdoor dining at the many restaurants and cafés. Spend time in solitude enjoying public or private art, or dance with your friends at the many festivals and fundraisers.


1. Enjoy wildlife and nature (Outdoor Recreation)
Don't miss the Evergreen Nature Center, located in the historic warming hut on the lake, with animal and bird displays, including hands-on furs and antlers that the kids will love. Before you go, download the Evergreen lake bird check- list to take with you.

2. Treat yourself to a spa day
Get pampered, and treat yourself to a manicure, pedicure, facial, massage? Evergreen has them all.

3. Go shopping
There are more than 180 businesses just in downtown Evergreen if you included Meadow Drive and the Lakepoint Center. Whether you're in search of clothing and gifts or skateboards and décor, it's all here!

4. Learn
Attend a class at Center for the Arts Evergreen, follow the Sculpture Trail Map around town, or get the 411 on wines from our local winery.

5. Listen to live music
You may be surprised by just how much live music (including bands, individual performers and open mic) you can find in Evergreen. From restaurants and bars to breweries and the winery, you can dance, sing along or just tap your toe while you chow down.

6. Bike
From scenic, smooth road cycling routes to hardcore mountain bike trails, Evergreen has plenty of options for you to explore by bike. Team Evergreen Cycling, Outbound Mountain Gear, and Altitude Cycling and Fitness/Evergreen Bike Shop all have upcoming group rides, which also include some great maps if you'd prefer to go it alone.

7. Hike
Pick up a trail to head around the lake and dam, to a park or to more area trail heads out of town. Check out the Jeffco Open Space Website or drop by our Visitor's Center for maps.

8. Dine al fresco on one of our many decks
Italian, Mediterranean, Mexican, Vegan, Sushi, Barbecue -there's a surprising number of global cuisines in Evergreen!

9. Celebrate
There are year- round events and most are free to the public.

10. Keep it local!
When you shop in Evergreen, your money stays in the community. In particular, local arts organizations depend on funding from sales tax, so in a way, when you spend money in Evergreen you're a patron of the arts!

Top Ten Things to Do in the Fall and Winter