Welcome to Saint Jo, the heart of North Texas Hill Country. The oldest town in Montague County, Saint Jo is home to a thousand friendly people who all enjoy the relaxed lifestyle, unique downtown square, surrounding scenic beauty, and a colorful community history. Come visit our historic Chisholm Trail Square, commemorating the famous cattle trail that saw millions of livestock driven through the Saint Jo area in route north to Kansas. Please take a moment to explore our site, and we look forward to your visit!
Saint Jo's Star Spangled Spectacular
Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Get ready, it's almost time for the 4th of July in Saint Jo! That would be our Star Spangled Spectacular in Saint Jo! It all starts with Old Jo's Firecracker 5K on the Chisholm Trail Square on Wednesday, July 4th. And yes, we still celebrate the 4th on the 4th and everyone will stand for the Star Spangled Banner - it is Texas after all.
Registration for the 5K starts at 6:30 am and the run starts at 8:00 am. It is a USATF certified course with electronic disposable chip-timing. How cool can you get? Want to register? Go to: GetMeRegistered.com
After the race you will want to stick around and enjoy the shopping in our cool boutiques and museums and of course, we have some great dining options too.
Saint Jo's Youth League will have be hosting a variety of games during the day, so head on down to the park early to enjoy those,
The BIG events at Boggess Park kick off at 6:00 pm with music by the Bois d'Arcs. There will be hamburgers and snow cones at the concession stand, Ice cold watermelon is served by the Montague County Child Welfare Board - but you'll want to give a donation to them of course to help this worthy cause.
The Ice Cream Freeze-Off starts at 7:30! Free ice cream tastings are just waiting for you all from the areas homemade ice cream recipes that may still be secret, but at least you'll get a taste!
As the sun begins to fade, the fireworks will light up the sky as the Saint Jo Volunteer Fire Department sets off the show. It is as up close and personal as you can get, unless you are in your own back yard.
As the shows ends and Taps is played, you won't want to go home, but you will . . . and you'll start making plans to come back next year to Saint Jo's Star Spangled Spectacular! See you this year!
This event is provided to area residents by the Saint Jo Chamber of Commerce and its members as a community event for the public.