Hibbing Jubilee marks summer’s halftime on the Range

This weekend brings the Hibbing Jubilee, this central Mesabi Iron Range city’s summer celebration of mines and pines (but don’t call it Mines and Pines because that was the old name and there are proprietary concerns).

Hibbing is “the town that moved” for the iron mines, five miles south where they got arguably the most beautiful high school in the country in return. It’s the town of Victor Power whose political family paved the dirt streets at night and kept workers on city crews when the mines played too rough. It’s Bob Dylan’s hometown and also Kevin McHale’s, which explains little about anything in this universe. And so it is with Hibbing.

I’ve written about the fact that Christina and I hit it off at the 1998 Jubilee street dance, a night so magical we seldom risk going back for fear of jinxing it all. I assure you that last year’s oft-described “melee” has nothing to do with this.

You can catch the full schedule below the jump:

2013 Hibbing Jubilee schedule (from www.hibbing.org)

2nd Annual Red Ore Run 5K/10K and Taconite Trot – Saturday, July 13 
Registration and Check in – 6:45-7:30 a.m.
5K walk/run and 10K run at 8 a.m. / Taconite Trot – 9:30 a.m.
Registration for adults is $25, children 12 and under are FREE!
To print registration forms or register online at www.redorerun.com

1st Annual Jubilee Softball Tournament – Saturday, July 13
Vic Power Park (registration now closed)

Jubilee “Art on the Avenue” – Saturday, July 13
10 a.m. – 6 p.m. in downtown Hibbing
Enjoy a variety of hand-crafted arts by City Hall on 5th Avenue East from 10 am – 6 PM. Items this year include landscape wild life water colors, pottery, bird feeders, sewn items, solar lites and much more! Want more info? Call 218-262-3895, hibbcofc@hibbing.org

Jubilee “Sweetest” Grand Parade – Saturday, July 13
3 p.m. Downtown Hibbing
Watch great floats and old favorites including the Hibbing High School Band, Fort Frances Highlanders Pipes and Drums and many more. Hibbing’s Jubilee Annual Parade is one of the largest in northern Minnesota each year.

Jubilee Street Dance – Saturday, July 13 
5 p.m.-Midnight in Downtown Hibbing

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