The week-long summer event was sponsored by Experience El Dorado, the YMCA and HF Sinclair and offered fun for the whole family.
“We had a great turnout for our events and are pleased with how this first Kids Week went,” said Javan Gonzalez, Destination Services Coordinator with the City of El Dorado’s Experience El Dorado.
“Movie Monday” was held at Central 6 Cinema with a free showing of “Minions: The Rise Of Gru.”
“Baseball Tuesday” was at McDonald Stadium with a game between the El Dorado Walnuts versus the Winfield Moos and included games and activities.
“Swim Wednesday” offered a welcomed break from the heat with free swimming at the El Dorado Municipal Pool.
“Museum Thursday” at the Butler County Historical Society Home of the Kansas Oil Museum included a host of educational activities.
“Friday Night Lights” rounded out the week at North Main Park with fun games and activities including the Splash Pads.
“We couldn’t have provided all of these great, free events without the help and generosity of our partners, HF Sinclair and the YMCA,” said Gonzalez. “They were great to work with and helped put on a wonderful week for the kids in El Dorado. We want to thank everyone who volunteered, donated and attended the events.”
The City of El Dorado’s Convention and Visitors Bureau has a new name – Experience El Dorado. In addition to the new name, there are new upcoming events designed to showcase all that El Dorado has to offer.
First on the list of summer activities is the first annual El Dorado Foodie Tour to be held the week of June 21st through June 27th. The El Dorado Foodie Tour is organized by Experience El Dorado along with restaurant partners.
Event organizers hope to showcase local El Dorado culinary gems to a wider regional audience and encourage visitors to the city.
Local chefs, restaurants and food trucks are creating specialized dishes and menus for the weeklong event. These dishes range from avocado toast to sushi to a steak dinner for two.
The weeklong event allows foodie “tourists” to visit multiple restaurants for different meals and support a number of local eateries. Offerings from restaurants include breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert and cocktails.
The official “Foodie Passport” will highlight each specialized dish and participating location along with hours of operation and pricing.
Passports will be available at El Dorado City Hall or for digital download on the website www.eldoks.com beginning June 14th.
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