12 Experiences for 2017

2017 is already here, and you may be unsure what your New Year’s resolution should be. We’ve got the perfect resolution - Experiences! 

Make 2017 the best year yet by experiencing something new each month of the year in Jackson, Michigan.


  1. In January, try your hand at ice fishing on any one of Jackson's many lakes.
  2. The Jackson Toy Show this February is your opportunity to find the perfect toy to add to your collection, or to start a new collection.
  3. Try your choice of more than 150 craft, imported, and specialty beers at the Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival in March.
  4. Your children will experience the magic of dining at the Fairy Bistro or while visiting Mermaid Cove during April’s Fairy Festival.
  5. May kicks off the summer firework shows at The Cascades; take your family to see the incredible shows starting on Memorial Day.
  6. See some of the best blues musicians in the business perform live at the Jackson Blues Festival every June.
  7. Join people from around the nation at the Michigan Shakespeare Festival this July.
  8. August is the best time of year to watch your favorite driver at NASCAR’s fastest race track, Michigan International Speedway.
  9. This September, dress up as your favorite character for MEGGA XP – Jackson’s entertainment, geek, gaming, and arts experience.
  10. Enjoy October’s scenic nature by participating in the Falling Waters Trail Run/Walk.
  11. Get in the holiday spirit in November by driving through Nite Lites, one of Michigan’s largest Christmas light displays.
  12. Watch the ball drop in Downtown Jackson as you ring in the New Year at Eve on the Ave this December.  



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