Jefferson Days of '59 has been a yearly celebration in the community since 1999. The festivities begin on the second Friday in July with the Community Social in the Park. Everyone from the community and surrounding area is welcome to enjoy free food, music, games and FIREWORKS at Tower Park!

Saturday is full of fun and games for kids of all ages!  Activities take place in Tower Park, Main Street, Bud's Bar and various areas around town. Alumni from Jefferson High School also gather for their All School Reunion with the honor classes being every five years.

The last day of the celebration includes a chicken dinner, car show, horseshoe tournament and more!

A long weekend full of FUN, FOOD & FIREWORKS!

By the order of the Jefferson Police Department, there are absoultely NO unauthorized ATVs during any celebration events. 


Please be courteous and pick up after yourselves. The City of Jefferson & Days of '59 Committee would like to keep our event spaces looking great!

2018  Schedule

July 11, 2018

7:30 pm                               Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament (Bud’s Bar) – sponsored by Jefferson Fire & Rescue

July 12, 2018

6:30 pm                               30+ T-Ball Game (Tower Park) – sponsored by Bud's Bar

Dusk                                     Family Movie Night – (Tower Park)

                                             *Concessions Available*

July 13, 2018

"Community Social in the Park"

6:00-8:00 pm                    Pork/Hot Dog Feed - prepared by Mike Dailey

6:30-8:30 pm                    Kids' Bounce House & Face Painting – sponsored by St. Peter’s Childcare & Preschool

Dusk                                  Fireworks - by Lews Fireworks

July 14, 2018

8:00 am                            Sue Lulf Memorial 1.5mi., 5k or 10k Fun Run or Walk (Main Street)

8:00 am                            Men’s Slow Pitch Softball Tournament (Tower Park) – sponsored by JT’s Pub

8:00-11:00 am                 K.C. Pancake, Sausage & Egg Breakfast (St. Peter's Community Center)

11:00 am                          Poker Run (Bud’s Bar) *Registration @ 11am – Kickstands Up @ Noon*

11:00 am                          Toad Races (Tower Park)

Noon                                Sand Pile Mystery Hunt: 6 & under (Tower Park) – sponsored by Campbell Grading

Noon-3:00 pm                 Kids’ Carnival Games (Tower Park) $

12:30-1:30pm                 Sidewalk Art (Main Street)

12:30-4:00pm                 Craft & Vendor Fair (Main Street)

2:00 pm                           The Ultimate Challenges: ages 7-12 (Tower Park)

2:00 pm                           Adult Cornhole Toss Tournament (Bud’s Bar)

6:00 pm                           JHS Alumni Social, Banquet & Dance (Jefferson Community Center)

July 15, 2018

11:30 am-2:00 pm         Firemen's Chicken Dinner (Jefferson Community Center)
                                                         Buy advance tickets from Jefferson Fire & Rescue members – Limited tickets available at the gate

Noon-5:00 pm                Firemen’s Car Show (Main Street)

Noon                               Pairs Horseshoe Tournament (Bud's Bar) 

3:30 pm                          Car Show Trophy Presentation (Main Street)

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Bud’s Bar

Campbell Grading

City of Jefferson

Custom Sales

Dam Auto Sales

Jefferson Fire & Rescue

Jones Food Center

JT's Pub

Leo & Sheela Mikkelson

Liberty National Bank

Mike Dailey

MJ Minor Utility Construction
Pyle Automotive

Sioux Fertilizer

Southeast Farmers Coop

St. Peter's Childcare

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