July Jubilee 2020 - July 10, 11 & 12

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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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LMCDC Battle of the Businesses

Details TBD


Outdoor Movie @ Oakwood Park

Join the Lake Mills Library at Oakwood Park for a free outdoor movie - showing TBD! 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!

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! 

6:30 PM

Little Mr. & Ms. Lake Mills Contest

Sign up to enter the 2020 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 2020 and will be invited to ride in the July Jubilee Parade on Saturday, July  11! 

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 10.  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.

Sponsored by Lake Mills Care Center & Mills Harbour

8:00 PM

Murphy Brothers Band

The Murphy Brothers Band is a "Life's Work in Progress". It has developed over many passionate years of playing and writing music by its dedicated, hard working, hard rocking, members and crew. From its roots in The Epicureans, Highway, and others, THE MURPHY BROTHERS BAND brings high energy guitar rock that will keep you up, moving and coming back for more.

If you like high energy, brilliant guitar work, percussion and vocals, don't miss the Murphy Brothers Band.

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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 14th annual race! The July Jubilee 5K team typically donates 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. Staging will begin at 9:30 am on the East side of town on Main Street / Highway 105.

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

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!

3:00 PM

Kid Power Pedal Pull

Test your strength - Take part in this year's Kid Power Pedal Pull at Oakwood Park, Saturday, July 13 @ 3:00 PM! Because it's a sanctioned pedal pull, you could qualify to compete on higher levels!


Sponsored by WCTA.

8:00 PM

Junk FM

Through genre-bending mashups and juxtaposing styles, Junk FM delivers an infectious, high energy show by a crack team of musician-performers who just wanna see how ridiculous the dance floor can get over the course of the night. From Garth Brooks to Lady Gaga in one slamming step, simultaneous Eminem and Green Day, Cee Lo Green meets Rod Stewart all while stealing your drink. Junk FM doesn’t care what your idea of a great night is - they’re gonna show you how ridiculous your party can be!

Show starts at 8:30

Entry: $10/person

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8 AM - 12 PM

American Legion Breakfast

Breakfast fundraiser at the Truman Helgeson Civic Center to help raise funds for the local American Legion.

9:00 AM

Slow Pitch Softball Tournament

Proceeds benefit the Lake Mills Parks & Rec Department. More details TBD.

3:00 PM

Road Re-Opens

Highway 69, Main Street, will reopen at 3:00 pm on Sunday, July 14.

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Registration Forms