July Jubilee 2019 - 150th Celebration!

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July Jubilee is an exciting time in Lake Mills, Iowa. It is a weekend jam packed full of family-friendly activities and down-right fun! From parades and 5Ks, to street dances and high school reunions, you don't want to miss what's coming up this year! Keep an eye on the schedule of events* for exciting new details coming soon! 

*Schedule subject to change

Be a Sponsor! Because local businesses and organizations support July Jubilee, we are able to offer

many FREE family activities throughout the weekend! Donations of all sizes are welcome! Contact the

Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation at (641) 592-5253 or lmcdc@wctatel.net if your 

business or organization are interested in becoming a sponsor!

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6:00 PM

LMCDC Battle of the Businesses

Come watch local business men and women battle it out in the first annual Battle of the Businesses July Jubilee kick off at Oakwood Park! Spectators welcome! Social hour with free beverages and snacks (while supplies last) from 5:00 - 6:00 pm.

7:00 PM

Bridal Show Through the Decades

Details TBD

Salem Lutheran Church


Outdoor Movie @ Oakwood Park

Join the Lake Mills Library at Oakwood Park for a free outdoor movie - showing The Greatest Showman! Estimated start time between 9:00 - 9:30 PM.

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11:00 AM

MBT Bank BBQ Lunch

As you may have guessed, these professionals are great with money - BUT - did you know they can grill a mean hotdog!? Join MBT Bank for a BBQ lunch at their Lake Mills location from 11 AM - 1 PM.

12:00 PM

July Jubilee 5K Pre-Registration

Pre-Register for the July Jubilee 5K at Lake Mills Physical Therapy Friday afternoon and save some time Saturday morning before the race!

12:30 PM

Homeland, Free Local Film

'The Mills' Theater will be hosting a free showing of Homeland, which was filmed in Lake Mills! 

2:00 PM

Road Closed

Downtown Main Street/Hwy 69 and Mill Street will be closed to traffic at 1:30 PM on Friday, July 12, for July Jubilee set up (open to pedestrians for the majority of the weekend.)

5:00 PM

Wine Tasting & Hors d'oeuvres

Annual fundraiser hosted by the Lake Mills Area Historical Society. Come enjoy a variety of wines paired with victorian-themed hors d'oeuvres between 5-7 PM!

Location: 1901 Victorian House & Gardens

Ticket Price: TBD

6:00 PM

July Jubilee Community Night

Family-fun inflatable games, kids' activities, music, food and FUN! Come celebrate the Lake Mills community with us! Celebrating 150 years!

6:30 PM

Little Mr. & Ms. Lake Mills Contest

Sign up to enter the 2019 Little Mr. and Ms. July Jubilee contest!  Goodies will be given to all entrants, and 2 randomly drawn winners from a combined 4 different age groups (Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade) will be named Little Mr. and Ms. Lake Mills 2019 and will be invited to ride in the July Jubilee Parade on Saturday, July  13! 

The Little Mr. and Ms. July Jubilee naming ceremony will begin at 6:30 pm at the Jubilee Community Night held on Main Street Friday, July 12.  Entrants are asked to check in to at the main stage at 6:15 pm. For more information, please contact the Lake Mills Chamber Development Corporation at (641) 592-5253.

6:30 PM

Men's Slow Pitch Softball Tournament

Proceeds benefit the Lake Mills Parks and Rec Department. More Details TBD.

8:00 PM

Nate and the Moonligthers

A blast from the past and a hometown favorite! Welcome Nate and the Moonlighters to the stage!

Downtown Fireworks!

Kicking of July Jubilee weekend with a BANG! Fireworks will be fired from the City lagoons on the west side of town and should be visible from Popcorn Hill (south Mill Street) near downtown Main Street!

10:00 PM

Mill Street Band

Catch the Mill Street Band Friday night of July Jubilee! They will be performing songs that span decades and genres. A show you will not want to miss!

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7:00 AM

July Jubilee 5K

7:00 AM Registration, 7:30 AM race time. Join the July Jubilee 5K group in their 13th annual race! This year will be the July Jubilee 5K's 5th year donating proceeds to the Lake Mills Youth Running Club, which serves over 100 Lake Mills students throughout the spring and fall each year! 

10:30 AM


Parade Route: west on Main Street, south on Lake Street, east on S 10th Ave. Entry fee is $10/float and we are holding a SESQUICENTENNIAL CELEBRATION FLOAT CONTEST - theme: Generations Strong! Winning float designates what charitable organization parade proceeds are donated to!

11:00 AM

Fine Arts Guild Art & Vendor Fair

Browse local talent and vendors at Oakwood Park between 11:00 am - 3:00 pm! Have something to show off or sell? Register for a vendors booth ($20) - all proceeds collected by the Fine Arts Guild will benefit Lake Mills students through Fine Arts scholarships. 

11:30 AM

Parents for D.C. Picnic Lunch

Support the Lake Mills 8th grade school trip to Washington, D.C., each spring and enjoy a freshly prepared meal at Oakwood Park! All proceeds will benefit Parents for D.C. - Thank you!

12:00 PM

Family Fun at Oakwood Park!

Come spend the afternoon at Oakwood Park! Enjoy free entertainment and games! There will be fun for all ages!

12:00 PM

Downtown Bags Tournament

Enjoy live music downtown and test your bag tossing skills! Located on Main Street Lake Mills (near 5 Alarm Brewing Co.)


Tournament starts at 12 PM - 16 teams will battle it out for 1st and 2nd place prizes. There will also be one set of boards for a continuous tournament - you win, you stay on the board! The team with most wins between 12 - 4 pm will win a prize!

12:00 PM

Men's Slow Pitch Softball Tournament

Proceeds benefit the Lake Mills Parks and Rec Department. More Details TBD.

12:30 PM

Funeral Ladies, Free Local Film

'The Mills' Theater will be hosting a free showing of Funeral Ladies (Screen 1), which was filmed in Lake Mills! Followed by the Homegrown Film Festival, featuring locally-made short and feature-length films including:

Screen 2 1:00 pm  Tea Party (short) followed by Run

Screen 1 2:30 pm  Hat Man (short), Murphy’s Law (short), Rise of the Sea Urchins, Screen 1

1:00 PM

Lake Mills Community School Open House

Stop in at the school for a walk down memory lane! Tours will take place every half hour between 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm, with refreshments available.