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A note regarding COVID-19

Due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus, some events have been postponed or canceled. Please make sure to check the event website, social media, or call ahead to confirm an event is still taking place if you are interested in attending.

Upcoming Events in Jefferson


East Texas Burn Run

Oct. 13-15


Enjoy bikes, bands, and beer all weekend long. This event centers around Historic Auntie Skinners Riverboat Club and features bike games, a live auction and raffle for a brand-new motorcycle, live bands, and a bike show.

“Sitting Up With the Dead”

Oct. 19-21

Jefferson Historical Museum , 223 W. Austin St.

The Jefferson Historical Museum presents the annual show “Sitting Up With the Dead: Revisited Victorian Mourning and Funeral Customs.” Complete with mood music and lighting, authentic props, and actors in Victorian mourning attire, this year’s event features many new and macabre topics that promise to make audiences laugh, cringe, and be entertained while learning about mourning and funeral customs of the 19th century.

Texas Bigfoot Conference

Oct. 20-21

Jefferson Convention and Visitors Center, 305 E. Austin St.

Established in 2001 as the original annual Bigfoot Conference in Texas by the Texas Bigfoot Research Center, the event offers speakers, presentations, and special screenings.

Candlelight Tour of Homes

Nov.30-Dec. 2, 7-9

Various locations, 220 N. Polk St.

Take narrated tours of historic homes that are decorated for an old-fashioned Christmas with live greenery, candlelight, and trees adorned with tinsel, ribbon, and sparkling glass balls. Docents in period costumes greet guests and chronicle each home’s origins and finery. The tour’s headquarters is located at Port Jefferson Outpost on North Polk Street.

Queen Mab Ball

Jan. 27

Jefferson Visitor Center, 305 E. Austin St.

Spend the evening celebrating at this Jefferson tradition that features food, live music, dancing, costumes, beads, and the crowning of the 2024 Mardi Gras King and Queen.

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