Experience Jackson

141 S. Jackson St., Jackson, MI 49201
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Enjoy Jackson

With its 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 festivals, parades and events that guarantee plenty of fun for the whole family.

Some festivals are a blowout celebration once a year, others like our Car Shows and Fireworks Shows, happen several times a year!

February

Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament

March

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

April

Jackson School of the Arts Fairy Festival

May

Fireworks at the Cascades

June

Jackson Blues Festival
Art, Beer, and Wine Festival
Jackson County Rose Festival

July

Michigan Shakespeare Festival 
Hot Air Jubilee
Faster Horses Festival

August

Jackson County Fair 
Childrenz Challenge
Cascades Civil War Muster 

September

MeggaXP

October

Falling Waters Trail Run-Walk

November and December

Nite Lites Jackson & Winter Wonderland

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

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

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

MeggaXP

September 23rd 2017 MEGGAXP (Michigan's Entertainment, Gaming, Geek and Arts Experience) is Jackson, Michigan's best gathering of all things nerdy! Cosplay, Games and GEEKS! Comic-Con fans will love this... » Read more on MeggaXP

Tough Mudder Michigan

September 17 & 18, 2016 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 strength,... » Read more on Tough Mudder Michigan

Falling Waters Trail Run and Walk

October 1, 2017 Get Moving with the Falling Waters Trail Run-Walk! Mark you calendar for Sunday, October 1, 2017, buy that special pair of running shoes you always wanted, and start building your training... » Read more on Falling Waters Trail Run and Walk

Nite Lites Jackson & Winter Wonderland

Celebrating over 20 years in Jackson! One of Michigan's largest Christmas light displays, this animated drive-through display is over one mile long! Each year patron's are awed by dancing... » Read more on Nite Lites Jackson & Winter Wonderland

Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament

Fishermen 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 permitting) in the... » Read more on Midwest Open Ice Fishing Tournament

Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

The Jackson County Fairgrounds hosts the 7th Annual Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival on March 11, 2017 at the American 1 Event Center! Call the Jackson County Fair Office at (517) 788-4405 or... » Read more on Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival

Jackson School of the Arts Fairy Festival

The Jackson School of the Arts Fairy Festival is 2 days of imaginative fun!  2017 Dates: Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23. On both days, the festival will be going on from 1... » Read more on Jackson School of the Arts Fairy Festival

Michigan Wine and Beer Fest

Unfortunately this event has been canceled this year. Consider attending Ella Sharp Museum's Art Beer and Wine on June 4, 2016 instead. Click here for details. » Read more on Michigan Wine and Beer Fest

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

Art, Beer & Wine Festival

The Ella Sharp Museum presents the 13th annual Art, Beer & Wine Festival on June 3, 2017! The museum will welcome 50 artists, 40 local beverage vendors (wineries, breweries, cider mills, and specialty drink... » Read more on Art, Beer & Wine Festival

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

Michigan Shakespeare Festival

July 6th -July 23rd Jackson, MI Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare Julius Ceasar by William Shakespeare The Seagull by Anton Chekhov The Michigan Shakespeare Festival is... » Read more on Michigan Shakespeare Festival

Hot Air Jubilee

July 14, 15 & 16, 2017 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... » Read more on Hot Air Jubilee

Faster Horses Festival

Welcome Faster Horses Fans to the #PartyoftheSummer July 21-23, 2017 The Faster Horses Festival returns to Michigan International Speedway in 2017 with an unbeatable lineup including Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan, Dierks Bentley,... » Read more on Faster Horses Festival

How Bazaar Jackson

July 30, 2016, 10 am - 9 pm July 31, 2016, Noon - 5pm The Midtown Association announces How Bazaar Jackson, a Downtown Jackson two-day street fair combining a juried art fair, food vendors, beer &... » Read more on How Bazaar Jackson

Jackson County Fair

August 6-12, 2017 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... » Read more on Jackson County Fair

Childrenz Challenge

August 19, 2017 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... » Read more on Childrenz Challenge

Cascades Civil War Muster

August 26th & 27th, 2017 The Cascades Civil War Muster is the longest running, largest Civil War Muster and re-enactment in the entire Midwest. The Muster involves more than 1,500 re-enactors and... » Read more on Cascades Civil War Muster