||Go Green go Spring *** TBA***
March 10, 11, 12 th.
You're invited to view exciting spring & Easter items at participating stores.
You'll find everything from clothing to purses, shoes, jewelry, home accessories,
gifts, furniture, books, and baby items. Enjoy delicious lunch at restaurants.
Also you will find recycling on Saturday, in the city parking lot by the Post Office. Celebrate spring.
April 21st, 22nd,& 23rd.
Everyone is invited to view the merchant sponsored youth
art contest, which is now in the 34th. year.
Children's artwork, from the local schools, creates a backdrop in store windows, and
brings the Arts to life in Jasper. The "Youth Art Contest" artwork
will be available for viewing through Sunday April 23rd.
Fun Run 2006
||5 K Fun Run / Walk / 15 K Relay
The 14th. annual Downtown Jasper fun run / walk
has been renamed and expanded. It is now a three phase event.
Taking place on the 1st. Saturday in May. This 5K Run / Walk 15K relay is a perfect way for family and friends to have fun together.
This will be a fun run and 15 K relay for those serious athletes; with the staging area at the
river walk Gazebo.
IN THE EVENT OF HIGH WATER, THE
REGISTRATION WILL BE HELD AT THE OLD BARN LOCATED ON EAST 4th STREET.
ROUTE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.
Advance registration form available
Registration / Orientation, will be at the Gazebo, and will be begin
at 7:00 A.M. The run will begin at 8:00 A.M., with a blast from
the "Spirit of Jasper" train whistle. The race will start at 4th.
and Mill Street, by the Jasper Herald office. It will go north on Mill
Street to 15th. Street; then East on 15th. Street to the end of the River Walk.
Then south on the River Walk, ending at the Gazebo
near the Patoka River Bridge.
The 15 K relay will also begin at the Gazebo and follow this same route for all three runners.
Participation awards, Prizes, Refreshments, and Music
at the Gazebo in Dave Buehler Plaza, located by
the Patoka River bridge.
For more information call Phil Mundy, phone 812-482-3757,
at Adventures Recreation & Gear in Jasper. Or
Click here For a 2017 Printable Application
and more details of the rules, regulations, and fees.
Parking is available at the Train Depot, which is only two
blocks from the start of the run, and one block from the Gazebo. Parking also available by the old barn.
Click here For Printable Route Map
The 2017 Duathlon route map shold be available soon.
||Old Jasper Day
May 21 st.
The 11th. annual Old Jasper Day
will be filled with activities down by the Train Depot on Sunday,
and featuring the Lion's Club Strawberry Festival at the Gazebo
Area. Also be sure to visit the restored log barn, located about a
block east of the train depot, on 4th St..
The duck race will be held on the river, at the plaza.
There will also be a Historic Walking Tour , as well as train rides.
May 20 th. through Oct 7 th.
Located by the new Train Depot near downtown, on south
Jackson St., under the oak tree canopy. The Jasper Farmers' Market,
where area vendors sell their home grown produce, home baked goods,
as well as other home made items, is sponsored by the Greater Downtown
Jasper Business Association. The market will be open
7:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M., weather and availability of goods permitting.
Vendors with homegrown produce, arts/crafts, and baked goods are
encouraged to participate.
Cost is $5 for 1 day, or $65 for the entire season. All
proceeds go to support market events, and the general promotion
of the market. Vendors may pick up Vendor Agreement packets at
Jasper Chamber of Commerce or Jasper City Hall.
Or click here
For a 2017 Jasper Farmers’ Market Vendor Agreement
and more details of the rules, regulations, and fees.
Let the Farmers' Market staff know if you
are interested in being an event feature. Most events, to begin at 9:00 A.M.
POINT OF CONTACT is the Market Master, TBA. .
Everyone is invited to view the merchant sponsored Chalk Walk, held on Saturday
June 3rd., with rain date of JUNE 10th, bringing out many local and out of town artists.
Visitors have an opportunity
to watch amateur and professional artists
bring to life, works of art on the sidewalks
of the public square (and/or in neighboring
parking lots) in downtown Jasper.
For information contact: Jasper Community Arts Commission at 812-482-3070.
Celebrate the arts, and local artists, during this event
that resemble an Arts Festival. Depending on the
weather, the sidewalk art may be viewed during the weekend,
or until rain washes it away.
Take a look at some of the fine chalk art from 2015 Chalk Walk #1;
Or click here for #2. for other drawings click here for #3;
or here for #4
or here for #5; or here for #6
We now have some photos of the 2017 chalk walk.
We can't show all of them here, but a few will give you an example of what the kids can do.
Click here for #1.
: Click here for #2
: Click here for #3
Click here for #4
: Click here for #5
Or Click here for #6
Or Click here for #7
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August 3rd. to 6th.
Held the first weekend in August, this 39th. annual strassenfest,
honoring the city’s German heritage,
draws over 30,000 visitors annually. Centered
on the downtown square, the fest includes
German bands, German foods, a Bier Garden,
concessions and games, rides, athletic contests
and 100 + unit parade. Polka Masses are celebrated
in the city’s historic landmark, St.
Joseph Church, which dates back to 1867
and was built by the parishioners over a
13-year period. Special performances by
visiting Germans often from the Jasper’s
sister city, Pfaffenweiler, help celebrate
this community’s rich heritage.
New for 2009 was a Bar-B-Q contest.
and is held on Saturday, by the restored log barn on east 4th St.
Again this year, there will be BBQ tasting, after 2 P.M., for the public.
On Saturday Young children will have fun
participating in the children's games, called
Das Kinderspiel, located on the east side of the court house square.
Continuing on Saturday, will be the Arts Festival
at its new location, by the restored barn on east 4th street. This is the festival that
was held at the public library, until 2008, and then at the train depot for 2009 to 2017.
For information call 812.482.6866
Dubois County Tourism)
There will be train rides from noon to 4 P.M. on Saturday and on Friday night, at the train depot on south Mill St.
|Kids Day 2006
The Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association has planned a unique
and special day for all area youth, families, and friends.
This will be the 22st. annual Kid’s Day event.
We invite kids in grades Kindergarten – 12th grade to buy, sell, or trade their
goods by setting up their booths, in assigned areas, around the downtown
square on Saturday, 23 September 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
This can be done as individuals, a group, a class, Scout Troop, 4-H group or church group.
Invite family and friends to visit your booth. They will enjoy seeing
and buying what you have for sale and can check out all of the other booths.
There are many unique items to purchase. All profits are yours to keep.
For more information call Ann Knies, at Chocolate Bliss and Kitchen Essentials,
phone 812-482-1617, in Jasper.
Click here For Printable Application when available,
and a list of a few simple rules.
||Holiday Open House
Want a sneak preview of what is available for Christmas this year?
Come into Jaspers' downtown businesses, to see new and exciting ideas for the holidays,
and take advantage of the best inventory, before it's all gone.
Visit with Santa at the Fire Station: on east 6th St. on Friday afternoon, from NOON to 1:00 P.M.. Parade: will follow with
Santa arriveing in downtown Jasper, on a Jasper Fire Truck. He will then meet
with all the children in Santa's House till 3:00 P.M. , located on the west side of the downtown
square. Santa will be in his house,every weekend, till Christmas.
Bring in the children to visit with Santa.
NOTE THIS WAS A NEW DAY AND TIME FOR SANTA'S ARRIVAL IN 2015.
December 1st. 2nd. & 3rd,
Downtown Jasper's Enormous Christmas Tree
will welcome you to O'Tannenbaum Days! Over
20 talented artists and artisans will be
in many of the stores to demonstrate their
talented skills. Jasper is full of historic sights to tour, as well
as many stores offering unique gift ideas.
Take time to smell the potpourri, sample
the treats, listen to music, reminisce on
the carriage and train rides, enjoy the shopping,
and just relax for the weekend. 812.482.6866
Dubois County Tourism)