2021 Celebration Event List

Thursday, September 9

Entertainment Center “The Original DJJD Townie Night”. 5pm-12pm 5th & Water Street. 5pm-8pm Beer pouring competition – Past DJJD General Chairs vs. Past DJJD Ambassadors.

8pm-12am Performance by “Eden Road”.

Giddy-Up Horse races. Registration 5pm Washington Park, 801 Washington St.   *Button required for all participants*

Classic Car Cruise  5pm line up, Location: Northfield Memorial Pool, 6:30pm cruise begins for a 1-hour cruise. Free-will donations are welcome. 

Carnival 5pm Highway 3 & 5th Street. 6-10pm “Wrist Band Night”. 

Pedal Tractor Pull 5:30pm Between 4th & 5th Streets on Division

Bingo on Bridge Square 6pm-Midnight

Thursday Night Thunder Division between 5th & 6th Streets. 6-8pm Meet local motorsport racing teams, family fun with autographs and games.

A History of the Archer House. 6:30pm Northfield Library Bunday Room, 210 Washington St. Local author and historian Susan Hvistendahl will present a history of the Archer House. 

Friday, September 10

(Gang school visits cancelled in 2021)

Entertainment Center 4pm-1am. 5th & Water Streets (valid ID req’d). 8:30pm-12:30am. Performance by Smokescreen.

Carnival 5pm Highway 3 & 5th Street

Bingo on Bridge Square 6pm-Midnight

P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo 8pm Jesse James Arena, Hwy 3 South. “Give cancer the boot” Night. A fundraiser for Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care and Infusion Centers, donate and show your support. General admission presale tickets: adults $20, child $14 (ages 3-10) under 2 free; available at Northfield Automotive, Family Fare Supermarket and Ziggy’s. Same-day tickets: available at Rodeo grounds 2 hours prior to performance. 

Rodeo Grounds Beer Garden open before and after rodeo (valid ID req’d).

Saturday, September 11

Raider Derby Registration 7:30am, Race begins 9am. Soapbox car racing. 3rd & Orchard St. (Longfellow School).     *Button required for all participants*

The Defeat of Jesse James Days Car Show. Sundowner Car Club 9am-3pm Riverside Park. Admission: $2. 15 and under free with paid adult.  

37th Annual Arts, Crafts & Gift Show. 9am-5pm Central Park, 4th & Winona Streets.

Kiddie Parade 9:30am 6th & Division Streets.

Vintage baseball (1870 Rules), Spring Creek Park. 11am Northfield Silver Stars vs. St. Croix Base Ball Club.

Northfield Arts Guild riverfront Fine arts festival 10am-5pm Cannon River Walkway. More info at northfieldartsguild.org

Carnival 11am Highway 3 & 5th Street

Bingo on Bridge Square Noon-Midnight

Cornhole Tournament Noon Entertainment Center. Must pre-register. Registration opens August 1st (Teams limited).  

Entertainment Center Noon-1am. 5th & Water Streets (valid ID req’d). Relativity plays 7-9pm. 9pm-1am Chad Johnson & the Minnesota Transplants 

P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo 2pm Jesse James Arena, Highway 3 South. Free cowboy hat to first 400 paid kids admissions from Edina Realty. General admission presale tickets: adults $20, child $14 (ages 3-10) under 2 free; available at Northfield Automotive, Family Fare Supermarket and Ziggy’s. Same-day tickets: available at Rodeo grounds 2 hours prior to performance.

DJJD beard contest Division Street, 6pm (following final bank raid re-enactment), $25 entry free, includes official button and shirt.

P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo 8pm Jesse James Arena, Hwy 3 South. “Tribute to 1st Responders” Night (20th Anniversary of  9/11)
General admission presale tickets: adults $20, child $14 (ages 3-10) under 2 free; available at Northfield Automotive, Family Fare Supermarket and Ziggy’s. Same-day tickets: available at Rodeo grounds 2 hours prior to performance. 

Sunday, September 12

Outlaw Run 5K/15K Run-Walk. Benson & Langehough Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th St. Registration 6:30-7:30am, Run/Walk begins at 8:10am
More info at northfieldhistory.org

Antique tractor & Truck pull Registration: 7am, Pull: 9am, Jesse James Arena, Hwy 3 South 

VFW breakfast 7:30-11am  Adults $8, Children (5-10) $4, Under 5 free

Ambassador VIP Reception 9am Northfield Middle School

Northfield arts guild riverfront Fine arts festival, 10am-5pm Cannon River Walkway. More info at northfieldartsguild.org.

37th Annual Arts, Crafts & Gift Show. 11am-4pm Central Park, 4th & Winona Streets

Carnival Noon-6pm Highway 3 & 5th Street

Bingo on Bridge Square Noon-8pm

Entertainment Center Noon-6pm 5th & Water Streets (valid ID req’d) Special appearance after the Grand Parade by the “Minnesota Pipes & Drums”

Grand Parade 2pm Division Street.

Rescue squad duck race 15 minutes after parade  4th Street Bridge, $5 tickets available at Bingo Stand. 1st place prize $1000, 2nd $300, 3rd $150.

Ambassador Coronation 5pm Northfield Middle School, Admission $7, Children under 5 free.