Announcement on 2021 Celebration Status

Hello friends of the Defeat of Jesse James celebration,

We have been receiving many questions about our 2021 celebration as we continue to face challenges associated with COVID-19. At this time, our leaders are working closely with city officials, the county public health department, and public safety personnel to gauge our options. We are continually working through different potential scenarios while keeping in mind current health guidelines, capacity limits, and recognizing the economic challenges continuing to face our local businesses and sponsors.


At this time we are committed to hosting the celebration, however, the size, scope, and duration will possibly be a scaled-down version than what we have had in the past. It has always been the top priority of the committee to offer a safe experience to all attendees and this year is no exception. Each individual event is being evaluated and is continuing planning based on their ability to practice social distancing, host virtually or follow capacity restrictions while still being viable. However, we recognize that this continues to be a fluid situation and we are prepared to change course as necessary.


The entire committee extends our heartfelt thank you to all of you for your patience and support as we once again navigate celebration preparation during these uncertain times. Please stay tuned to our social media pages for additional updates in the weeks and months ahead.


Galen Malecha- General Chairman