2023 Event Line-up By Day!
August 30-September 4 – Horseshoe Hunt
Remember to register your button before the hunt. (Please read the rules and instructions before hunting at djjd.org/horse-shoe-hunt.)
Wednesday, September 6
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: Email email@example.com. $125 Pin Drawing, Auction of Defeat of Jesse James Days Collector Buttons Numbers 1 through 5.
Thursday, September 7
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 Street Talk
Giddy-Up Horse races
Registration 5pm Washington Park, 801 Washington St. *Button required for all participants*
Northfield Historical Society Open House 5-7pm. Free and open to the public.
Classic Car Cruise 5pm line up at Northfield Ballroom, Highway 3 North. 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” See www.djjd.org for ticket sale locations.
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
Friday, September 8
Ambassador/James Gang School Visits 9am-3pm
Entertainment Center 4pm-1am
5th & Water Streets (valid ID req’d)
8:30pm-12:30am Dirty Little Secret
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. “Tribute to 1st Responders” Night. Tribute to First Responder’s Night. Special appearance by the Budweiser Clydesdales from 6:30 to 8pm. 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 the performance.
Rodeo Grounds Beer Garden open before, during and after rodeo. (valid ID req’d).
Saturday, September 9
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 7am. 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.
39th 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
Entertainment Center Noon-1am
5th & Water Streets (valid ID req’d)
7-8:45pm Crimson Roots
9pm-12:30am Russ Franek and The Biscuits
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 the 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
“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.
Sunday, September 10
Outlaw Run 5K/15K Run-Walk. Benson & Langehough Funeral Home, 201 E. 4th St. Registration 6:30-7:30am, 15K Run start 7:45am, 5K Run/Walk start 8:00am. 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 $10, Children (5-10) $5, Under 5 free
Praise Service at the Entertainment Center. 9:30-10:30am.
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.
39th 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.