Things to Do in Jefferson in July

We had a fantastic July 4th weekend here in Jefferson. There is no better place to experience Independence Day in small town America then here in Jefferson. We had a children’s’ bicycle parade, a pie and cake auction, a duck race, bands, and of course fireworks…lots of fireworks. If you would like to see some fantastic pictures of the celebration, then please go to our Facebook page.
Now that the holiday is behind us, we can look forward to some other fun stuff happening in July.
The Graceful Ghost Steamboat is back in the water after passing it’s Coast Guard inspection. Now you can enjoy the ethereal beauty of Caddo Lake from the majesty of an old fashioned steamboat. Tours are Tuesday through Saturday at 10am, 12pm, 2pm, and 4pm.
The 22nd annual Jefferson Heritage Triathlon is Sunday, July 18th. Packet pick-up, carbo feed and the pre-race entertainment will be on Saturday July 17th in the Russell building on Austin Street. The race will be ran at the beautiful Lake O’ the Pines, just 10 miles west of historic downtown Jefferson, Texas and the Carriage House. The Race is a 1/2 mile swim – out & back on a triangular course, then…25K bike ride -(“dam road” takes on a whole new meaning) closed course on some rolling rural roads and a 5K run on a flat & shady park road to the finish.
If you are a talented performer then Auntie Skinners is the place to be in July. The Auntie Skinners Has Talent Amateur Singing Contest will be taking place July 8th and 15th with the semi-finals on July 23rd and the finals on July 30th. Even if you cannot sing this contest will be a ton of fun to watch. For more information call Auntie Skinners at 903-665-71721.
Another cool thing going on at Auntie Skinners is the Toga party on August 7th. The band 8-Track will be playing that night and I am certain that it will be a huge time. I will post more information on the Toga Party as I get it.
If you have any questions about any of the activities in Jefferson, please call me at 903-665-9511 or email me at

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