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Special Events

Holiday Artisan Market

Hello artisans, it's that time of year again!  You'll want to register early to reserve your spot at our annual Holiday Artisan Market. This event is scheduled for the first weekend in December on the same weekend as the Parade of Lights.  Come sell your lovingly crafted wares alongside other quality craft vendors. Vendors are selected to participate based on the quality of their craft and to present a balance of different art types.  This event will feature close to 60 artisans and takes place over two days. Lyons High School Choir hosts a chili fundraiser at the event and Santa makes an appearance each afternoon.

Ages: 18 and up
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, December 2 - 3, 10 am - 4 pm
Location: likely Lyons Elementary gym, 338 High St
Fee: $95 - $115


Current and Upcoming Recreation Programs

Youth Programs

Girl's Learn to Play Softball

In this program for ages 5 - 8, girls will learn the basics of softball with a focus on skills and team play.  Skills practiced include throwing, catching, hitting, and the rules of the game, all with a focus on sportsmanship and FUN!  This class is designed to mimic team practices for youth softball and will end the season with a game played on a local field.  Players will need a softball glove (Play It Again Sports has great gently used equipment.)  All other equipment is provided.  This class is taught by Kim and Andy Doering who have many, many years of experience teaching local youth to love softball.  All fees go to support youth softball in Lyons. 

Ages: 5 - 8
Dates: Wednesdays, September 6 - 27; 4:15 - 5:30 pm
Location: Vasquez Field at Bohn Park, 199 2nd Ave
Fee: $30


Kid's Mountain Biking - Fall

Led by Boulder Jr Cycling Head Coach Lester Pardoe, this class is designed for beginner and intermediate riders. Come join in the fun and learn some great skills too! This session includes instruction on braking, shifting, cornering, balance, drops and step-up, trail etiquette and riding on local trails, pumping and jumping, and challenges. This class will begin at the Bohn Park Dirt Bike Park and move on to local trails. Please come on a ready-to-ride mountain bike, wear a helmet and appropriate footwear, and bring a water bottle. Please make sure your kid's bike is in excellent working order before the first class

Ages: 8 - 14
Dates: Fridays, 3:30 - 5 pm, Sept 8 - Oct 6
Location: Dirt Bike Park at Bohn Park, 199 2nd Ave
Fee: $150; scholarships available if needed


Kids Soccer

The town of Lyons works with Real Colorado in Longmont to offer soccer to local youth.   Kids ages 3 - 18 can sign up for recreational teams.  When registering, parents should request placement on a Lyons' team.  If enough local kids sign up in a given age group and category, a local team is formed.  All recreational teams require a volunteer coach, usually a parent of a kid on the team.  If you have time, please consider volunteering, and note that on your registration form.  Lyons' teams would consist of a local coach and (mostly) local kids and would be able to schedule practices here in Lyons.  All games are played in Longmont or surrounding cities.  

Ages: 3 - 18
Dates: early Sept - early Nov, practices may start earlier
Location: local Lyons fields
Fee: $110 - $200


Middle School Contact Football

Offered by the Lyons Backer Football Club, contact football for middle schoolers is back for fall 2023. Be the future of Lyons' "Friday Night Lights."  This is the official feeder program for those kids wishing to learn football and play for Lyons HS someday. Players will learn the sport through practices and will play approximately 6 games this season. We emphasize safety, character development, respect, and fun.  The ultimate goal is to field a team from each grade level, but teams will be combined if necessary.  Parents are responsible for supplying a helmet (white preferred), mouth piece, socks, and cleats.  Players are encouraged to purchase helmets early and more information is available on the registration page. Volunteers are needed to help with the program. Contact Rex Heiby (director) at or Jesse Dickes (coach) at for more information.  

Ages: grades 6 - 8
Dates: practices are Mondays - Thursdays,  August 7 - Oct 18, 4:30 pm - 6 pm
Location: Bohn Park multiuse field, 199 2nd Ave
Fee: $150; financial aid available to those in need


Adult Programs

Drop In Basketball

Adults and teens over the age of 16 are welcome to come join in weekly practice and friendly games.  Drop in fee is paid to Pete Nagy.  Waivers for all players are required.  Click on the link below to fill out or get a paper copy on site.  Players should go to the gym door in the back of the school building.  No sessions during school breaks. 

Ages: 16 and up
Dates: Thursdays, Sept 14, 2023 - May 23, 8 - 9:30 pm
Location: Lyons Elementary School gym,  338 High St
Fee: $5 per date; pay fee to instructor


Drop In Pickleball

Come get in on the fun!  The Multisport Court at Bohn Park is where the action is every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday all year long.  Bring a racquet and a ball if you have one.  Open to anyone old enough to play.

Ages: any
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays through Dec 31, 8:00 - 10:00 am;  Sept - Dec, 9:00 - 11:00 am; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 am - noon
Location:  Bohn Park Multisport Court, 199 2nd Ave

Drop In Soccer Games 

Join us for some friendly rivalry and fun!  These drop in games are strictly for the big kids (teens and adults) and are open to all skill levels. Drop by anytime during the open hours.

Ages: adults and teens
Dates: Sundays, 9 am, weather permitting 
Location: Multi Use Field at Bohn Park, 199 2nd Ave
Fee: FREE                                                                                                               

Senior Activities

Senior Bus Trip to David Sedaris at Macky Auditorium

Are you familiar with David Sedaris?  He is the wildly popular author of such books as "Me Talk Pretty One Day" , "Theft by Finding", and "Naked."  This legendary American humorist is famous for his live shows.  The show at Macky Auditorium on the CU Boulder campus will feature live readings from his latest book "Happy-Go-Lucky,"  audience questions and answers, and will be followed by his legendary book signings.  Tickets for this show are only on hold until Sept 27, so sign up quickly if you plan to go. Our reserved seats are in the Orchestra II section.  Reserve your spot by dropping off cash or checks at Lyons Town Hall, 432 5th Ave.  Checks should be made out to Town of Lyons and can be dropped off at anytime in the green mailbox out front. Be sure to put Lisa Ramsey on the envelope and list all people you are paying for.  Ticket prices are partially funded by a grant from Lyons Community Foundation.  

Ages: 55 and up
Date: Tuesday, November 7,  6:30 - 10 pm
Location: bus leaves from Walt Self, 335 Railroad Ave
Fee: $45 


Senior Bus Trip to "Fiddler on the Roof" at Boulder Dinner Theatre

Join us for what's sure to be a bittersweet evening at the penultimate performance of "Fiddler on the Roof" at the Boulder Dinner Theatre.  Having put on many plays and musicals since 1977, the Boulder Dinner Theatre will be shutting it's doors forever at the end of it's 45th season, and is saying goodbye with a crowd favorite.  Set in the early 1900's, the musical "Fiddler on the Roof" tells the story of a local milkman in a Russian Jewish village who tries to keep his Jewish traditions alive while his five daughters have other ideas when it comes to love.  Dinner is served by the actors at the theatre before the start of the show and usually features food choices reflective of the musical being presented.  Our special group rate includes bottomless coffee, tea, and soda, and our gratuity is already included.  Appetizers, desserts, and alcoholic beverages are extra.  Reserve your spot today by dropping off payment at town hall.

Ages: 55 and up
Date: Thursday, January 11, 2024,  5:15 - 10 pm
Location: bus leaves from Walt Self, 335 Railroad Ave
Fee: $70; may have partial scholarships available


 Senior Exercise Group

Come join our senior exercise group and have fun and improve your fitness while enjoying stimulating conversation. On Tuesdays we'll do some exercises involving hand weights and bands, along with some low impact aerobics. Chairs will be available for those who prefer to sit and exercise. On Thursdays we start off with a 30 minute walk. Walkers are encouraged to go at their own pace. All exercises can be modified to accommodate any fitness level.  Both classes will end with some gentle stretching.  Don't forget to bring a water bottle and you may bring your own hand weights and yoga mat if you prefer. This class is taught by Lisa Ramsey. 

Ages: 55 and up
Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:30 - 10:30 am
Location: meet at ice rink at LMJ Park, 600 Park Dr
Fee: FREE, seniors only


Monthly Birthday Celebrations

Each month, on the 2nd Wednesday, we gather at Walt Self Senior Center to celebrate those who were born that month.  The celebrations are at 12:30 pm and follow the Redstone Cafe lunches provided by Boulder County.   We'll sing Happy Birthday, have a sweet treat, and play a game or do a craft.  Come join in the fun!  

Ages: 55 and up
Dates: 2nd Wednesday each month, 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Walt Self Senior Center, 335 Railroad Ave
Fee:  FREE, seniors only