BAKER CITY — Miners Jubilee traditionally marks the middle of summer in Baker City, and this year the three-day celebration returns July 16-18 after a one-year hiatus.
Vendors will be selling wares in Geiser-Pollman Park all weekend, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday.
The Jubilee tradition of breakfast in the park served by the Baker City Lions Club is happening Saturday and Sunday from 7-11 a.m. Cost is $10 adults, $8 children.
The traditional Jubilee parade begins at 11 a.m. Saturday and floats wind through downtown. This year’s theme is “Friends in Gold Places.”
The Lions Club also hosts a horseshoe tournament on Saturday at 2 p.m. The single-elimination play has categories for men, women and co-ed teams of two. Entry is $5 per person. Cash prizes are awarded to the top teams. For information, or to register in advance, call Gregg Hinrichsen State Farm at 541-523-7778.
Looking for an escape from the heat? Browse the annual Jubilee book sale at the Baker County Library, just across the river from Geiser-Pollman Park. The book sale runs from July 16-25. Proceeds support library programs and services.
Broncs and Bulls
After a cancellation in 2020, the Baker City Bronc and Bull Riding returns to the Miners Jubilee. The broncs are Friday, July 16, at 7 p.m., and the bull riding event starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, July 17.
Tickets for each event are $17 for general admission, $10 for ages 10 and younger. For information, or to buy tickets, go to www.bakerbroncsandbulls.com or the Challenge of Champions Tour on Facebook.
The National Historic Oregon Trail Interpretive Center will be set up outside Baker Heritage Museum on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Staff will give living history demonstrations and lead family-friendly activities that focus on mining and the early settlement of Baker Valley.