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Experience Jackson

Let's Welcome Visitors To Jackson!

Experience Jackson Welcome Booths

You may have seen us promoting Jackson with a booth at community festivals and events in past years. We’d love to have you join us to welcome people to Jackson and encourage them to come back. Wear your logoed apparel, take a picture, put it in the company newsletter or brag to your friends about the cool swag you get for volunteering.

Remember to get Jackson Certified before the event so you'll know what to recomend to visitors.

Call Rebecca at (517) 764-4440

or email info@experiencejackson.com

or fill out our contact form to volunteer for one of the following events:

2014 Community Festivals and Events 

            10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
            1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
            4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

                5 pm - 8 pm

               5 pm - 8 pm

              5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

              3 p.m. - 8 p.m.

             12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

               5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

                TBD

                 TBD

                 TBD

                 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

             12:00-3:00 pm
              3:00-6:00 pm

              8:00 am - 12:00 pm

  • Thursday, July 24, 2014 Folkgalore at  Ella Sharp Museum 

              5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 Folkgalore at the Michigan Theatre

             5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Friday, July 25, 2014 July Downtown Jackson Cruise In

            5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Saturday, July 26, 2014 Folkgalore at the Michigan Theatre

            2:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  • Sunday, July 27, 2014 Folkgalore at the Michigan Theatre

             2:00 pm - 5:00 pm 

  • Saturday, August 02, 2014 How Bazaar Jackson

              9 am - 2 pm
              2 pm - 7 pm

  • Sunday, August 03, 2014 How Bazaar Jackson

             11 am - 3 pm
               2 pm - 6 pm

  • Sunday, August 03, 2014 through Saturday, August 09, 2014 Jackson County Fair
  • Friday, August 15, 2014 Running Between the Vines - Packet Pick Up

                 4 pm - 7 pm

  • Saturday, August 16, 2014 Running Between the Vines

                 6 am - 8 am

  • Friday, August 22, 2014 August Downtown Jackson Cruise In

                5 pm - 8 pm

  • Saturday, August 23, 2014 Cascades Civil War Muster

                8 am - 12 pm
              12 pm - 4 pm
                4 pm - 9 pm

  • Sunday, August 24, 2014 Cascades Civil War Muster

               8 am - 12 pm
             12 pm - 4 pm

 

 

 

  • Friday, September 26, 2014 September Downtown Jackson Cruise In

               5 pm - 8 pm

  • Sunday, October 05, 2014 Ella Sharp Museum's Fall Harvest Festival

               12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • Saturday, October 11, 2014 Wild Life Marathon - Packet Pick Up

               3 pm - 8 pm

  • Sunday, October 12, 2014 Wild Life Marathon

               6 am - 10 am

  • Thursday, October 16, 2014 JAXPO - Jackson County Chamber

              8:00 to 12:00 (setup)
              12:00 to 4:00
                4:00 to 8:00

Jackson News

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Find out what's happening in Jackson, for dates and times try our Community Calendar!

Waterloo Recreation Area to host public open house on proposed mountain bike trail expansion and park rezoning

The Waterloo Recreation Area in Washtenaw County will host an open house Thursday, April 24, from 4-7 p.m. at the recreation area's Gerald Eddy Discovery Center, 17030 Bush Road in Chelsea. The public is invited to review and comment on a proposed mountain bike trail expansion and rezoning of three areas of the park.

» Read more on Waterloo Recreation Area to host public open house on proposed mountain bike trail expansion and park rezoning

Master Plan Citizen Engagement

Don't let the change happen without you!!

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2014 Little Miss & Mister Jackson Pageants

The Jackson County Rose Festival is pleased to announce that the 2014 Little Miss & Mister Jackson Pageants will take place Saturday, May 3, 1:00pm at Westwood Mall.

» Read more on 2014 Little Miss & Mister Jackson Pageants

Don't forget: New fishing license required April 1

The Department of Natural Resources reminds anglers that a new fishing license season begins Tuesday, April 1, which coincides with the new regulation cycle. All 2013 fishing licenses are good through March 31, 2014. 

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American 1 is looking for talented teen singers

JACKSON, Mich. – American 1 Credit Union is proud to give back and serve its surrounding communities.  American 1 Credit Union is on the search for 10 talented teens, age 13-19 to compete in this year’s American 1 Teen Idol competition on July 11, 2014.

» Read more on American 1 is looking for talented teen singers

The Jackson County Rose Festival announces Miss Jackson County USA RoseQueen Scholarship Contestants

The Jackson County Rose Festival is pleased to announce the selection of eleven young women to participate in the 2014 Miss Jackson County RoseQueen USA Scholarship Pageant. The young women are: Breanna Arkles, Bridget Avery, Abby Briggs, Anna Booher, Courtney Clark, Rachel Clark, Emily Giffin, Myeshia Jones, Katlynn Roden, Brittany Stearns, Ciara Wertzbar.

» Read more on The Jackson County Rose Festival announces Miss Jackson County USA RoseQueen Scholarship Contestants

The Rose Festival is requesting nominations for the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade.

The 2014 Jackson County Rose Parade and Picnic in the Park will be on Sunday, June 1, 2014. This year’s theme is Wish Upon a Star.

The parade will begin downtown at the corner of South Jackson Street and Greenwood Avenue and end at the Middle School of Parkside. In addition to our many bands, floats, horses and cars, the parade will also feature the 2013 Jackson County Teen, Ellen Wilson, and the 2013 Rose Queen, Emily Sioma, as well as the 2014 Rose Queen Candidates. “The Rose Parade is a celebration for local organizations to honor and reward individuals and groups in the Jackson community for over 55 years. It is really amazing how this community really comes together to support this parade and show some community pride,” remarks Angela Machnik, Rose Parade and Picnic in the Park committee.

» Read more on The Rose Festival is requesting nominations for the Grand Marshal of the 2014 Rose Parade.

Jackson Symphony Orchestra names Steven Trosin Interim Community Relations Director

As the Jackson Symphony Orchestra initiates a process to determine its future staffing needs, it is pleased to announce the hiring of Steven Trosin as Interim Community Relations Director beginning immediately through the end of June.  Steve is a long-time resident of Jackson with a Bachelor’s Degree from Miami University and Master’s Degrees from Central Michigan University and The University of Michigan.  Steve brings his lifelong love of music along with a wealth of business and educational experience to this position where he will be working on development, marketing and introducing music programs and events that are new to the JSO.

» Read more on Jackson Symphony Orchestra names Steven Trosin Interim Community Relations Director

Now Open through May 10th: Pride & Patriotism Exhibit at Ella Sharp Museum

For centuries, the pride of military service has motivated servicemen and women to record and honor that time with a portrait or memorial.  At first the portraits were limited to officers who had the means to purchase an oil painting.  With the advent of the photograph in the 20th century, all ranks of the uniformed military could afford an image.  By World War II most of those serving left a legacy image of some kind.

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DNR honors 'the Big 400' with a Partners in Conservation Award

Dec. 17, 2013 - The Department of Natural Resources honored the Big 400 – a consortium of economic development and government agencies from a four-county area of southern Michigan – with a Partners in Conservation Award at last Thursday’s meeting of the Natural Resources Commission in Lansing.

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