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Go Green for Spring
March 14, 15, 16 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 bins, on Friday and Saturday, around the square. Celebrate spring.
   
Youth Art Contest
May 2nd, 3rd, 4th.

Everyone is invited to view the merchant sponsored youth art contest, which is now in the 31th. 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 May 5th.
   
Chalk Walk
May 3rd.

Everyone is invited to view the merchant sponsored Chalk Walk, held on Saturday May 3rd., with rain date of May 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.
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.
   
Fun Run 2006
5 K Fun Run / Walk Duathlon
May 10th.

The TENTH annual Downtown Jasper fun run / walk has been renamed and expanded. It is now a three phase event. Again taking place on the 2nd. Saturday in May. This 5K Run / Walk Duathlon is a perfect way for family and friends to have fun together. This will be a fun run and Duathion 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 second leg, 15 mile bike ride, will then begin, and return to the Gazebo area for the last phase run beginning there. 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 E-mail: phil@adventuresrecreation.com.

Click here For a 2014 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 2014 Duathlon route map shold be available soon.
   
Old Jasper Day
May 18th.
The Eigth 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..

There will also be a Historic Walking Tour this weekend.
   
Market 2009

Market 2009
Farmer's Market
May 24th. through Oct 4th.

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 2014 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.
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Strassenfest

kinderspiel
Strassenfest
July 31th. to August 3rd.

Held the first weekend in August, this 36th. 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. This is a nationally sanctioned event, 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 and 2010.
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 27th.

The Greater Downtown Jasper Business Association has planned a unique and special day for all area youth, families, and friends. This will be the 19th 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, 27 September 2013 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 Shelly Segar, at Shelly's Unique Boutique, phone (812)482-9876, in Jasper.
Click here For Printable Application when available, and a list of a few simple rules.

   
Holiday Open House
November 6th, - 9th

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. Many stores open additional hours during the holidays.
   
Santa's Arrival
November 26th.
Visit with Santa at the Fire Station: on east 6th St. from 5:30-6:15. Parade: will be at 6:15 p.m with Santa arriving in downtown Jasper, on a Jasper Fire Truck. He will then meet with all the children in Santa's House (from 6:30-8:00 p.m.) , located on the west side of the downtown square. Santa will be in his house, or in participating businesses, every weekend, till Christmas. Bring in the children to visit with Santa.
   
O" Tannenbaum Days
December 5th, 6th & 7th.

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)