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

MIS: Planning Your Trip

Experience the thrill of racing at NACARS fastest track: Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn Michigan. With 18 degree banking and 73 foot turns, this track offers guests the opportunity to see racing at its best. Trust me, regardless on if you come for a day or spend the entire weekend, there is so much to do you and your family will never be bored.

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Fairy Festival Tips from the Head Fairy

This is Jackson School of the Arts 10th Annual Fairy Festival and as Head Fairy, I have some important facts and tips you'll want to know to have the best time ever.  

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Fairy Festival 2017

Why should you attend Jackson School of the Arts Fairy Festival 2017 you ask?  Does your child dream of meeting a mermaid? Taking a carriage ride? Watching fairies dance? Then this event is a must! But that’s not all, you will also be able to enjoy: arts and crafts, magical creatures and a once in a lifetime experience for you and your child.

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Dramatic Escape Years in the Making Led to 30 Hours of Freedom

Dale Otto Remling concocted one of the most well-known prison escapes in Michigan’s history - all from his Michigan State Penitentiary cell. With the help of a few outside accomplices, he hopped aboard a stolen helicopter and flew to freedom in 1975.

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Registration for the 5th annual Pedal and Whine Bike Tour is now open!

When?  Saturday August 5th, 2017.  Day of ride registration is anytime between 8 – 11 a.m.

Where?  Sandhill Crane Vineyards  located just off I-94 between Grass Lake and Jackson Michigan at 4724 Walz Road.

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7th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

For the seventh year in a row, the Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival has made its home in Jackson, Michigan. 

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Planes, Trains and Automobiles

While we might be enjoying this mild winter around this time of year most of us start to experience cabin fever. So, what better way to cure cabin fever than getting out of our houses and trying something new?  We are so very fortunate in Jackson County to have an airport, train station and yes even a car museum.  So, pack up the kids and go for a ride to explore Jackson’s planes, trains and automobiles.

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Art Talk: Philip C. Curtis

I first discovered the art of Philip C. Curtis when I met Philip J. Curtis.  With Philip C. Curtis, I discovered a style of art I'd never seen before, and with the other Curtis I discovered the man who would later become my husband. Win Win.

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5 Reasons Why Art, Beer & Wine Festival Must be on Your Summer To-Do List

Art, Beer & Wine Festival is an annual event held on the Ella Sharp Museum grounds in Jackson, Michigan. It’s a signature event for the Jackson area, drawing people from Michigan and beyond. If you’ve never gone or have never heard of the event, here are five reasons why you MUST go this year!

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Philip Curtis: Coming Home

His work has been displayed at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Art Museum, and many other venues across the United States.  Now, visitors to Spring Arbor University’s Ganton Art Gallery can enjoy a retrospective of the art of Philip C. Curtis, a Jackson-born painter who achieved notoriety across the United States for his signature brand of Surrealism. 

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