2024 Event Line-up By Day!

Note, Bank Raid Reenactments specifics HERE. 

Monday, August 5

Golf Tournament Willinger’s Golf Course
2-person Best Shot. Tee Times 8am-4pm
Open Division & Senior Division (both players over age 60)

Thursday, August 15

Spaghetti Dinner/Meet the Candidates Program. 5pm Northfield Ballroom, Highway 3 North
Admission: $20 / $12 under age 8

Sunday, August 25

Ambassador pancake breakfast fundraiser.
8:30am-noon, VFW, 518 Division St. S.
Admission $10 / free under age 5

August 28-September 2

27th annual Horseshoe hunt. Please remember to register your button before the hunt.

Wednesday, September 4

Joseph Lee Heywood Graveside Memorial Service.
Noon Northfield Cemetery, South Division across from High School.

Joseph Lee Heywood DISTINGUISHED SERVICE Award Banquet.
6:30pm (doors open 5pm) Northfield Ballroom, Highway 3 North.
Prepaid Reservations – $30    email heywood@djjd.org.
$125 Pin Drawing, Auction of Defeat of Jesse James Days Collector Buttons
Numbers 1 through 5

Thursday, September 5

Entertainment Center “The Original DJJD Townie Night”
5pm-12pm 5th & Water Street (valid ID req’d)
5pm-8pm Beer pouring by Past DJJD General Chairs and Past DJJD Ambassadors
8pm-12am Southern Minnesota All-Stars

Northfield historical society open house 5-7pm

Free and open to the public. Archive lectures.

Classic Car Cruise 5pm line up on Division St. between 2nd and 4th streets.
6:30pm 1-hour cruise begins. Free-will donation welcome.
Route info at www.djjd.org

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.

Friday, September 6

Ambassador/James Gang School Visits 9am-3pm

Entertainment Center 4pm-1am
5th & Water Streets (valid ID req’d)
8:30pm-12:30am Mister Peabody

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. Special giveaway to the first 300 paid admissions, sponsored by CarTime Auto Center and ReMax Advantage Plus by Mary Jo Winter.
General admission presale tickets: adults $25, child $15 (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, during and after rodeo
(valid ID req’d).

Saturday, September 7

Northfield Rotary Bike Tour 7am.  Dundas Memorial Park 214 1st St., Dundas.

A fully supported road, gravel & family adventure.

On-Site Registration and Check-In begins at 6:30am.

Online registration: northfieldrotary.org

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

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

40th Annual Arts, Crafts & Gift Show
9am-5pm Central Park, 4th & Winona Streets

coed 4s grass volleyball tournament 9am-6pm
Tyler Park, 1951 Roosevelt Dr. Outdoor grass volleyball with
multiple levels of play, round robin format followed by playoffs and cash prizes for top teams. Teams of four. Registration information on Facebook: Defeat of Jesse James Days Grass Volleyball Tournament

Kiddie Parade 9:30am 6th & Division Streets

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 through djjd.org. Registration opens August 1st
(Teams limited.)

Entertainment Center Noon-1am
5th & Water Streets (valid ID req’d)
7-8:45pm Border Hookups
9pm-12:30am 8 Foot 4

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 $25, child $15 (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), $10 entry fee, see djjd.org.

P.R.C.A. Professional Rodeo 8pm Jesse James Arena, Hwy 3 South
“Tribute to 1st Responders” Night
General admission presale tickets: adults $25, child $15 (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 8

Outlaw Run 5K/15K Run-Walk.
4th St. and Washington St.
Registration 6:30-7:30am, 15K Run start 8am, 5K Run/Walk start 8am.
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 $12, Children (5-10) $6, Under 5 free.

Ambassador VIP Reception 9:30am Northfield Middle School.

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

40th 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 $10, Children under 5 free.