Jillions of things to do at Jefferson Park Jubilee

The Jefferson Skatepark is one of the improvements to celebrate at the Jefferson Park Jubilee. Photo by Joel Lee in the Beacon Hill Blog photo pool on Flickr.

The schedule is up for next month’s Jefferson Park Jubilee, a day of festivities from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. on July 14 to celebrate the park’s revitalization and its 100-year history. See the schedule here. The day’s activities will include kiritiki (Samoan cricket), kite flying, skating, lawnbowling, Japanese games, circus arts, Ultimate Frisbee, tours of the Beacon Food Forest site, an Olmsted walking tour and more. Performers scheduled include Wayne Horvitz and Sweeter Than the Day, Mango Son, Blvd Park, Greg Ruby Quartet, the Beaconettes, and more. There will also be a tour and ribbon cutting of the brand-new Beacon Mountain playground.

Among the park improvements to celebrate are the Jefferson Park expansion, the new Jefferson Skatepark, Jefferson Playfield, cherry tree plantings in the park, Beacon Mountain Playground, and solar picnic shelters. All of these were completed in 2011 or 2012.

The Jubilee still has openings for food vendors, but the deadline to apply is tomorrow, Friday, June 29. See here for more information.

For more information about the Jubilee, see jeffersonparkjubilee.com or the event’s Facebook page.

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