Our group is unique as it gives opportunities of community service, personal development, AND social events. Take a look below to see a sample of the fun things we do!

Check our Facebook page for upcoming events to join! Visitors are always welcome.

Mainstreet Day

Next year, Mainstreet Day is on Saturday, May 18th, 2024 from 9am-4pm. Vendor applications open in December. This event is located on Mainstreet in Hopkins and stretches from 7th street to 12th street. It takes place rain or shine.

Mainstreet Day is an arts and craft festival that celebrates the unique and wonderful downtown Hopkins! Over 150 craft and food vendors from across the Midwest will offer a variety of one-of-a-kind items, from jewelry and home decor to personal care products and toys. Live entertainment will also be provided throughout the day, as well as activities for the whole family! All proceeds from Mainstreet Day go towards funding local projects.

Additional information and vendor applications can be found here.

Interested in becoming a member? Join us!

Raspberry Jam in Central Park

In 2023, JCI Hopkins and the Hopkins Raspberry Association have teamed up and merged the Street Dance and Families in the Park event to host Raspberry Jam in Central Park. This free event includes multiple bands, a beer tent hosted by JCI Hopkins, food trucks, and fireworks at 10pm. This year, join us on Saturday, July 20th, 2024 for more fun!

Other Events

Every year on the Saturday before Easter, we host “Rolling with the Bunny” where our Jaycees help the Easter Bunny visit families at 4 Hopkins parks.

JCI Hopkins funds the Cops n Kids Shopping event with the Hopkins Police Department. Members also help the kids choose gifts to buy for their families and wrap the presents. Over the past 5 years we have donated $15,000.

We partner with the Hopkins Business & Civic Association every year for Halloween in Hopkins where we set up fun games for the kids, give away fun prizes, and host a Dog Costume Contest.

We sponsor 2 miles of Excelsior Blvd through the Adopt-a-Highway program. We get a group and go out once in the spring and once in the Fall to keep the area clean.

One of the many nonprofits we partner with is ResourceWest. Each year they do a winter clothing drive and a school supply drive to help families in need. Here are some of our members shopping to donate!

There are three Little Free Libraries around Hopkins that were donated by JCI Hopkins. We frequently go out to retouch the paint and fill with new books.

JCI Hopkins members join the rest of JCI Minnesota in annual conventions. Conventions are a time when Jaycees across the state gather, network, share ideas, learn, and celebrate accomplishments on the year. Here our group is dressed up in our Hawaiian shirts for the Saturday Night Dance.

JCI Hopkins members love to gather and attend Hopkins events – such as the Shortest St Patty’s Day Parade held on Mainstreet each year.

Another one of our popular social events is the 4 Block Walk Bar crawl, where we hit as many bars in Hopkins as we can to in one night.

We are always looking for new events and ways we can support our community. Surveys from the community help us decide what projects to take on next.