Event Calendar for 2021
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Youth Art Contest
April 23rd, 24th, & 25th,

Everyone is invited to view the merchant sponsored youth art contest, which is now in the 36th. 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 26th.
Old Jasper Day
May 16 th.
The 15th. 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.
Also scheduled for Sunday is a free Concert in the Park, on the river walk, at the Gazebo in Dave Buehler Plaza. This year the concert will be from 3:00 P.M.
There will also be a Historic Walking Tour , as well as train rides.
Market 2009

Market 2009
Farmer's Market
May 22 nd. through Oct 2 nd.

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 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.
Chalk Walk
June 5 th.

Everyone is invited to view the merchant sponsored Chalk Walk, held on Saturday June 5th., with rain date of JUNE 12th, 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 5th. to August 8th..

Held the first full weekend in August, this 42nd. 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. German 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 2021.
For information call 812.482.6866 or www.jasperstrassenfest.org (Source: 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

Kid's Day
September 18th.

The Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association has planned a unique and special day for all area youth, families, and friends. This will be the 27th. 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, 18 September 2021 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.

Christmas Open House
November 11th. 12th., 13th., & 14th.

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.
Santa's Arrival
November 26th.
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 STARTING IN 2015.
O" Tannenbaum Days
December 3rd, 4th. & 5th.,

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 (Source: Dubois County Tourism )