Lake Mills to host annual July Jubilee celebration

Published 10:16 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2017

By Tyler Julson

LAKE MILLS — The annual Lake Mills July Jubilee returns to town with events to take place throughout the community this weekend. As in the past, the festival will feature events designed for all age groups.

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The festivities get off to a start Friday with a bake sale hosted by the Lake Mills Senior Citizens at the Truman Helgeson Civic Center.

The night will be capped off with wine tasting at the 1901 Victorian house at 5 p.m., followed by the opening of the beer garden and street dance with music performed by local favorite Somethin’ Country at 8 p.m.

The popular 5k will start on Saturday morning, with registration starting at 7 a.m. and the race beginning at 7:30 a.m. The parade will follow starting at 10:30 a.m.

Oakwood Park will host a majority of the afternoon events, starting with a picnic lunch and art show at 11 a.m. Starting at noon, the park will be filled with family fun entertainment and games designed for all ages, including the Kid Power Pedal Pull at 3 p.m.

The activities come to an end Sunday with a breakfast at Truman Helgeson Civic Center hosted by the American Legion, followed by the radio-controlled air show at Lake Mills Municipal Airport at 10 a.m.

Schedule of events


9 a.m.: Bake Sale at Truman Helgeson Civic Center

11 a.m.: MBT Bank BBQ lunch

Noon: July Jubilee 5k registration at Lake Mills Therapy

5-7 p.m.: Wine and Hors d’oeuvres Tasting at the 1901 Victorian House & Gardens at 308 S. Lincoln. Entertainment by Rick Adams

8 p.m.: Street dance with Somethin’ Country


7 a.m.: July Jubilee 5k registration starts

7:30 a.m.: July Jubilee 5k starts

10:30 a.m.: July Jubilee Parade

11 a.m.: Parents for DC picnic lunch at Oakwood Park

11 a.m.: Art Show at Oakwood Park

Noon.: Family fun at Oakwood Park

Noon: Tot Triathlon registration

12:45 p.m.: Tot Triathlon starts

1:30 p.m.: Winnebago Freedom Rock Dedication at Arlington Memorial Park

2-3:30 p.m.: Open House at the Burnap Country School, 308 N Mill St.

Following the Open House: Dedication of the Freedom Rock at Arlington Memorial Park.

3 p.m.: Kid Power Pedal Pull

8 p.m.: Boogie & the Yo-yo’z at the beer garden


8 p.m.: American Legion breakfast

10 a.m.-5 p.m.: Radio- controlled air show at Lake Mills Municipal Airport

About Tyler Julson

Tyler Julson covers sports for the Albert Lea Tribune.

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