Welcome to the Jackson Lions Club

The Jackson Lions Club proudly welcomes you to our website! We have served the community and our world for many decades, and our tradition continues today.

Many people ask, "What is the Lions Club?", and here's the answer in a nutshell: We are a group of committed and dedicated business people from the greater Jackson, California area who share a common belief: that service to others is a high and worthy calling. And we share this view passionately with Lions Club members all over the world. Please visit our Why We Serve page for more information about how the Lions came to be, and other information about our organization.

Here is where you'll find the latest information on our Club's many events and efforts such as Dandelion Days and our 3rd of July Fireworks Spectacular and more. You can find more detailed info on our events and activities on our "Our Programs" page.




The Annual St. Patrick's Day Dandelion Days Celebration is a family-oriented event, and it's lots of fun! It includes an outdoor bazaar and street fair featuring antiques, relics and collectibles, arts and crafts, and much more: 2 days of live music on 2 stages, a Beer & Wine Garden, lots of fun food, and kids' carnival rides. A pancake, ham and egg breakfast located at the Jackson Civic Center, kicks off both days activities at 7:00 am (or there about). But Dandelion Days is also known for its rich local community flavor, one thing that makes it so popular. In fact, a great many attendees come from outside the county to join the fun! Not least of all, Dandelion Days is one of the Jackson Lions Club's largest fund-raising events that benefits student scholarships and community events.



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Aimee Baseball Field, Detert Park, Jackson


The Jackson Lions Club is pleased to announce plans for the Club’s annual Third of July traditional family picnic and spectacular fireworks show at Aimee Baseball Field, Detert Park, Jackson.

On Monday, July 3, 2023, the Jackson Lions will welcome kids of all ages to Aimee Baseball Field, Detert Park, Jackson, to celebrate Independence Day with family games, bingo, a soda/snack bar, and raffle for bicycles and other great prizes, all leading up to the spectacular fireworks show that the Lions Club is famous for providing to the community.

The fun and games will be held on the baseball field starting at 6 pm with the fireworks show beginning at dark, usually around 9:30 pm. Admission is free, and families should bring chairs or blankets for seating at Detert Park. The fireworks show will be launched from the Jackson Jr. High sports field (no members of the public allowed there).

  • IMPORTANT -- No illegal fireworks are allowed in Detert Park and violators will be reported to the Jackson Police Department. 
  • Sorry, no pop-up tents will be allowed in the parking lots for Aimee Field/Detert Park as that space is needed for parking. 
  • Plan to park at Argonaut High School (parking lot on Argonaut Lane) and catch the free Amador Transit shuttle to Detert Park at the corner of Argonaut Lane and Westview Drive.
  • No outside vendors will be allowed to sell at the event unless specifically approved by the Jackson Lions. 

The Lions are also planning to hold their annual safe and sane fireworks sale, Wednesday, June 28 – July 4, 9 am – 9 pm (opening at noon on the 28th), near the Aimee Baseball Field at Detert Park in Jackson.

All proceeds from fireworks sales and donations will support the Jackson Lions scholarship funds and support to youth groups and many other local projects. For more information, contact Jackson Lions Club July 3rd Co-Chair Todd Riebe (209) 418-9071.


Left -- The Jackson Lions Club is known for putting on a spectacular fireworks show on July 3rd, drawing folks from throughout the region. Photo courtesy of Todd Riebe.

Right -- They’re back! The watermelon-eating contest, the gunny sack race, the water balloon toss – all part of the free, family fun planned for this year’s Jackson Lions 3rd of July celebration. Photo courtesy of Todd Riebe.


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Camille Sobon was crowned 2014 Jackson Lions Rodeo Queen during a ceremony held May 24 at Evalynn Bishop Hall in Ione, Calif.

"I am speechless right now," Sobon said after the ceremony. "It was such an honor to be named Jackson Lions Rodeo Queen. I have a lot of pride in Amador County as well as the other contestants I competed against today. I've worked really hard with my horse, and I gave it my all and I'm just thrilled with the results."

The Jackson Lions Club was proud to present and host its first Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association (PRCA) Rodeo Sept. 13 and 14, 2014, at the Amador County Fairgrounds. 

"We had to dream big," said rodeo spokesperson Todd Riebe. "The Lions motto is 'We Serve.' Every year, we raise more than $100,000 and give it all back to the community, yet it is not enough. The needs of our community have grown greater than our Club's capacity to meet them."

The Lions knew they had to develop something with the potential of being a major fundraising project in years to come.  This event is the biggest undertaking the Club has had in 30 years.