Explore Celebration Events

There is so much to do during the Defeat of Jesse James Days! Dig into the various events going on at any time.

Watch the Raid!

Come watch our authentic replica of the botched bank robbery on Northfield First National Bank in 1876. Our re-enactments are world renowned.

See the Rodeo

This PRCA sanctioned rodeo is comprised of five generations over 75 years. They are known around the country for providing rodeos with high quality stock and great professionalism.

DJJD Music

Bridge Square – Water Street – Big top event tent – Button required for music acts.

Hello friends of the Defeat of Jesse James celebration,
We have been receiving many questions about our 2020 celebration as we face challenges associated with COVID-19. At this time, we have not made a final decision. It has always been the top priority of the committee to offer a safe experience to all attendees. Our leaders are continually working through different potential scenarios while keeping in mind current health guidelines, and recognizing the economic challenges facing our local businesses and sponsors.
Whatever decision is ultimately made, it will be made jointly with city officials, public safety, and county public health. The entire committee would like to thank you for your patience as we navigate these uncertain times,  and we wish you all good health and joy in the days and weeks ahead.
– Galen Malecha, DJJD General Chairperson on behalf of the DJJD Committee