Fall 2018 Activities in Jackson, Michigan

When the fall season comes around each year, Jackson, Michigan becomes buzzing with all of your traditional fall activities and some pretty unique experiences too. Come experience the joy of the season with these fun events and so much more!


Grand River Farmers Market | Every Tuesday, Friday, & Saturday through October 27

Enjoy Michigan grown produce, honey, flowers, jams, breads, dog treats and so much more at this open-air market.         


Bright Walls | October 4 -9

For six days, the city will be filled with live mural painting, musical performances, food trucks and artistic workshops of all kinds.    


Jackson Antique & Flea Market Show | October 5 & 6

Thousands of items will be for sale, including toy dolls, glassware, NASCAR memorabilia, antiques, and more unknown treasures.


Dark Art: Creepy Crawly Creatives | October 5 – 13

A multi-artist exhibit featuring the spooky, creepy, and things that go bump in the night! 


Walker Tavern Farmers Market | October 7 

One of the largest open-air markets in Southeast Michigan, which includes over 50 vendors with local produce and handmade crafts.


Fall Harvest Festival at Ella Sharp Museum | October 7

This family event includes pumpkin painting, make & take crafts, historic buildings, and more.


Music on Tap | October 12

Listen to Bluegrass music with Phoebe Hunt & The Gatherers at the Jackson Symphony Orchestra concert hall. This accomplished Americana instrumentalist with foundations in jazz and swing music will be a treat for everyone attending.             


Concert with Joshua Davis | October 13

Relax to the sounds of The Voice alumni Joshua Davis for an intimate evening at Lone Oak Vineyard Estate & Brewery.


Pioneer Day at Waterloo Farm Museum | October 14 

The celebration of late 19th century farm life includes tours of the Farm Museum and Dewey School, live music, and demonstrations of crafts, trades, and traditional cooking methods.


Halloween Succulents Workshop | October 14 

Have a spooky fun time creating Halloween decor during this drop-in workshop. Advanced registration is required.             


Buy Michigan Now Fall Festival | October 27

Start holiday shopping with Michigan-made products, tasty treats, entertainment, games, and children’s activities.


MeggaXP’s Halloween Party | October 27

This legendary Halloween Party is for adults-only and includes costume contests, themed drinks, a DJ and much more!


The Music Man | November 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, & 11

 Become captivated by the timeless story of Harold Hill presented by Center Stage Jackson.            


Jackson Psychic/Art Fair | November 10

This annual fair is fun for the whole family! With readers, healers, art, and gifts, it’s a day of excitement.            

Jackson Symphony Orchestra Presents Celebrating the Future | November 10

 Celebrate the future stars and the arts at this unique concert that showcases the future of music. With a variety of performance styles, there is truly something for everyone at this annual concert.


Downtown Jackson Christmas Parade | November 16 

Kick off the holiday season before it gets too cold with a splendid parade featuring Christmas themed floats, marching bands, and Santa and Mrs. Claus.          


Nite Lites Christmas 5K Fun Run/Walk | November 21

Run/walk a 5k through an animated Christmas light display that has over a million lights, then end with a visit from Santa and Mrs. Claus.          


Nite Lites 2018 | November 22 - December 31

Drive through a spectacular holiday lights show. Millions of lights are used to construct characters, illuminated structures, and so much more!             


Wizards of Winter | November 30

A holiday rock event for the whole family featuring former members of The Trans-Siberian Orchestra. The Wizards of Winter bring their musical intensity, stage theatrics and holiday fun to the Potter Center. 

Enjoy Even More Fall Activities in Jackson

This is just the start of the season in Jackson! If you’re looking for an awesome fall driving tour you can find that here, discover the most scenic cycling routes or trails, spot migrating birds, count Sandhill Cranes, and so much more! Start your fall adventure in Jackson today!

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