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With its natural beauty and abundance of celebrations and events throughout the year, there's no doubt that you will find whatever moves you in Jackson, Michigan. The event calendar is always full of numerous festivals, parades and events that guarantee plenty of fun for the whole family.

See our calendar for a complete listing of Jackson's many annual festivals and events throughout the year. Our Blues Festival, Rose Festival and Shakespeare Festival are just the beginning. From blow-out festivities like the Jackson County Fair, the Hot Air Jubilee and Jackson’s Civil War Muster to more intimate events like a fireworks show or downtown cruise nights, we hope you’ll join in our celebrations!

Enjoy all of Jackson's festivals. We're sure you'll find something that moves you on our Community Calendar.

Folkgalore

FolkGalore’s tagline is “Story. Music. Redemption.” That says it all. We are dedicated to meaningful, influential, celebratory, truthful music and stories that celebrate what... » Read more on Folkgalore

Car Cruises

Regularly scheduled warm-weather “cruises” through downtown Jackson and the village of Brooklyn promise car enthusiasts their fill of chrome, tailfins, racing stripes and lake pipes. Downtown Jackson Classic... » Read more on Car Cruises

Michigan Shakespeare Festival

  The Michigan Shakespeare Festival is the premier regional event for those who revel in the elaborate language and bawdy humor of the Great Bard. This festival brings high-quality theatrical... » Read more on Michigan Shakespeare Festival

How Bazaar Jackson

The Midtown Association announces inaugural How Bazaar Jackson Festival, August 2 & 3, 2014. This Downtown Jackson two-day street fair combines several events and activities, including a juried art fair, Taste of Jackson,... » Read more on How Bazaar Jackson

Jackson County Fair

County fairs are a favorite American pastime, and Jackson County puts on a truly quintessential fair. Whatever it is that comes to mind when you think “county fair,”... » Read more on Jackson County Fair

Childrenz Challenge

The Childrenz Challenge is an obstacle course designed for children ages 4-13 years old and combines strength, determination, stamina, but most importantly the ability to have fun! The Childrenz Challenge... » Read more on Childrenz Challenge

Civil War Muster

The Cascades Civil War Muster is the longest running, largest Civil War Muster and re-enactment in the entire Midwest, possibly second largest in the nation. The Muster involves more than 1,500... » Read more on Civil War Muster

Fireworks

Jackson knows how to celebrate with a spectacular bang, and we don’t just mean on the 4th of July! Whether it’s in the heart of downtown... » Read more on Fireworks

Tough Mudder

In June of 2013, over 18,000 people gathered at Michigan International Speedway in Brooklyn, Michigan for this hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces to test their all around... » Read more on Tough Mudder

Wild Life Marathon

Don't miss the 6th annual Wild Life Marathon, benefiting the Falling Waters Trail! Mark you calendar for Sunday, October 12, 2014, buy that special pair of running shoes you always wanted,... » Read more on Wild Life Marathon

Nite Lites Jackson & Winter Wonderland

The 2014 season will be the 19th year for Nite Lites in Jackson! One of Michigan's largest Christmas light displays, this animated drive-through display is over one mile long! Each... » Read more on Nite Lites Jackson & Winter Wonderland

Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament

Fisherman come from as far away as Minnesota and Ontario, Canada to fish the annual Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament. This event takes place every year (weather pemitting) in the... » Read more on Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

The Jackson County Fairgrounds will be hosting the 4th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival on Saturday, March 8 from 12 pm – 5 pm in the American 1 Fair Event Center with Welcoming... » Read more on Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

Jackson Storyfest

Celebrating its 27th anniversary in 2014, Jackson Storyfest has been celebrating the art of storytelling. Performances geared towards schoolchildren are provided throughout the day on Friday. A special Thursday morning performance... » Read more on Jackson Storyfest

Michigan Wine and Beer Fest

Michigan International Speedway will host the annual Michigan Wine and Beer Fest presented by Experience Jackson Saturday, May 10, 2014! Formerly known as the Great Lakes Wine Festival, the annual festival was... » Read more on Michigan Wine and Beer Fest

Jackson County Rose Festival

For more than 50 years, the Jackson County Rose Festival has served to celebrate the civic pride of the Jackson community. Incorporated in 1973, there are now several major events organized by... » Read more on Jackson County Rose Festival

Jackson Blues Festival

Delighting fans for over a decade, the Jackson Blues Festival is one of Jackson’s only dedicated music festivals. With live blues music each June that rivals Chicago or... » Read more on Jackson Blues Festival

Hot Air Jubilee

Have you ever gazed up at a blue sky filled with hot air balloons of every shape and size, and every color of the rainbow? It’s a sight... » Read more on Hot Air Jubilee

Experience Jackson Sponsorship

Experience Jackson fulfills part of our mission by directly supporting events and attractions through sponsorships and advertising funding. We are accepting 2015 “Requests for Funding” applications now through September 30, 2014.... » Read more on Experience Jackson Sponsorship

Volunteer Opportunities with Experience 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... » Read more on Volunteer Opportunities with Experience Jackson