is an unincorporated rural community in northern Spokane County, Washington, United States. It was once incorporated, prior to reverting to the County. It contains an elementary school that has been renovated and is now a residence, at least two churches, a VFW hall, a post office, a cemetery, the newspaper office for the Elk Sentinel, a fire station, a small convenience store appropriately called Backwoods, and a number of residences.
The community of Elk annually designates a weekend in June, usually father's day weekend, for the Elk Settler's Days. Elk Days as it is usually called is an event full of food, fun, and music. It is held at Elk Park in downtown Elk and the festivities include a parade, crowning of the Elk Days royalty, continuous live music throughout the weekend, food, and merchandise booths, usually sporting a plethora of hand-crafted goods. There is also often a dance at the VFW.
Elk also hosts a number of other community events including the annual Chili-Chowder Cook-off, an Easter Egg Hunt at the VFW, the Christmas Tree Lighting in Elk Park, a Halloween party at the VFW, and almost weekly dances and live music at the VFW which regularly features local acts such as the band Schmoe.
Category:Unincorporated communities in Washington (U.S. state)