Chews Jefferson concerts every Wednesday

Chews Jefferson is a Wednesday lunch event for the summer.  It will begin on Wednesday, June 1 and continue each week through the end of August.  Residents and visitors are encouraged to order take-out lunch from the many restaurants in Jefferson, and enjoy a Tower Tunes Live concert downtown.  A variety of Mahanay Maestros will be playing live each Wednesday from 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.  Each will select their own playlist.  The lunch and the music will be a treat for all to enjoy!  

This popular event is a promotion coordinated with Jefferson Matters: A Main Street & Chamber Community and the Bell Tower Community Foundation.  

Annual Bell Tower Festival begins June 9 – 11

The annual Bell Tower Festival will also be the 150th Sesquicentennial for the City of Jefferson! Festivities kick off on Thursday, June 9 with a new fundraising street dinner. The festival is full of events, music, and hosts many class reunions on Friday, June 10 – Saturday, June 11.

Schedule of events

A full slate of activities planned is available at or follow on Facebook at Bell Tower Festival or Instagram at Bell Tower Festival.


Bike Ride Around Greene (BRAG)

The second annual Bike Ride Around Greene started on Lincoln Way near the Mahanay Bell Tower on Saturday, May 28, 2022. Over 100 riders took part in the 40+ mile ride with stops along with the way.

Market to Market Race begins in Jefferson

The famous Market to Market Relay race returned to Central Iowa on Saturday, May 14. Teams of 6-8 runners took off from Lincoln Way in Jefferson under the Mahanay Bell Tower. Heats started at 5:30 am and the last heat took off at 8:30 am. Runners followed the Raccoon River Bike Trail to Waukee throughout the day.