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Hot Air Jubilee

Ella Sharp Park

In 1983 a group of Hot Air Balloon enthusiast who lived in and around Jackson came up with the dream of a family friendly event for the Jackson Community. The Hot Air Jubilee was born. Since then the Jubilee has grown to an event that thousands of people attend every summer. 25-30 Balloons come in …

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Gus Macker Charity Basketball Tournament

Downtown Jackson 134 W Michigan Ave, Jackson

Gameplay will begin on Friday, July 23rd for ⅓ of the teams participating in the Jackson Tournament. The Friday start will allow for a balanced, distributed registration process, spread out gameplay, and establish a vibrant evening atmosphere in the Downtown Jackson community. More info on changes due to COVID-19 to come.

First Annual Sandstone Congregational Church Car Show


This Car Show is a free event, dash plaques will be given away to those displaying cars.  There will be door prizes and drawing, DJ, food, drinks and baked goods available. Come out and enjoy making new friends.  

Harry Potter Party

Book Cottage 4200 Spring Arbor Rd, Jackson

Hogwarts classes, Diagon Alley, Honeydukes, Gringotts, and so much more. Tickets on sale now, only $5! For more information call 517-768-8030


Summer Concert Series

Cascades Park 1401 S Brown St, Jackson

The Cascades Rotary Community Bandshell Summer Concert Series: Live, free entertainment is coming to you Jackson! Steve Berkemier will be performing a variety of different music styles including Rock, Country, and Folk while mixing in strong original selections of personal stories. Join us at 7pm at the bandshell!

Pedal & Whine Bike Tour

Sandhill Crane Vineyards 4724 Walz Rd, Jackson

The Pedal & Whine Bike Tour is Back!! Join us for the 8th Annual Pedal & Whine Bike Tour, which will be held on Saturday, August 7th, at Sandhill Crane Vineyards in Jackson County. Sponsored by the Cascades Cycling Club, this very popular, fully supported ride has grown significantly over the last seven years. Enjoy …

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Summer Block Party

Jackson Interfaith Shelter 414 N Blackstone St, Jackson

You're invited! Join us at Jackson Interfaith Shelter for a FREE family event on August 7. We are so grateful to our community for helping us navigate this past year and come out on the other side even stronger. We're excited to invite you to our first annual JIS Block Party! Join us for free …

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Art, Beer, & Wine Festival

Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth St, Jackson

Ella Sharp Museum is excited to announce the annual Art, Beer and Wine Festival presented by County National Bank. Saturday, August 7 from 1 – 7 p.m. The museum will host Michigan wineries / breweries / cider mills / distilleries,  artists, and food vendors. Festival goers will enjoy live music and artist booths nestled on …

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Jackson County Fair

James J. Keeley Park

There is so much to experience at the Jackson County Fair located on Keeley Park in Jackson, Michigan. Come out and enjoy a day or two at the fair! Fun filled games, exciting rides, livestock, events, and tasty food! Entertainment Schedule: Sunday, August 8 - TOBY KEITH Monday, August 9 - MERCY ME Tuesday, August …

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Back to School Blast – Drive-thru Edition

First UMC Jackson 275 W Michigan Ave, Jackson

First United Methodist Church and the Center for Family Health are partnering for their 4th year in a row to handout over 1000 backpacks filled with school supplies to all Jackson County Children in need. Due to the ongoing pandemic, this year’s event will once again be drive-through only. Cars are to line up starting …

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Friday Night Movie in the Park

Horace Blackman Park W Michigan Ave & S Jackson St, Jackson

The movie will start at dusk! It's completely free. This week we are showing The Secret Life of Pets.

Toddler Tour: Barns

Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth St, Jackson

It’s never too early to start visiting museums! Bring the little ones for a tour of our barns exhibit and accompanying activities and art project. This experience is specially designed for ages 2-5. The program is approximately 45 minutes in duration and is limited to approximately 30 participants. Price: $10 per one parent and child, …

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Explore the Night: Guided Night Hike and Telescope Observation

Dahlem Environmental Education Center 7117 S Jackson Rd, Jackson

Join Ella Sharp Museum and the Dahlem Center for a wonderful night under the stars! Let’s explore and use our night senses. the goal for our night walk led my Dahlem Naturalist Educator, Carrie Benham, is to help people enjoy being outdoors after dark, help them feel safe, and share information about nocturnal animals, the …

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$8 – $10

Cruise In & Concert

True Community City Square 131 W Michigan Ave, Jackson

Join us for our free family oriented event featuring cars on display throughout the streets of downtown Jackson and a live concert in True Community City Square. ~The Cruise In will be going on from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with K-105.3 Jackson's Hit Music Station broadcasting live with J-Rod at each cruise-in from 6-8 …

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Mid Michigan Bridal Expo

American 1 Event Center 200 W Ganson St, Jackson

Kick off your wedding planning with the area's premier wedding vendors all under one roof to save you time and gas! Meet with several professionals ready to help make your planning stress-free.


Mobile Food Pantry & Giveaway

Trinity Lutheran Church 122 W. Wesley St., Jackson

Mobile Food Pantry sponsored by Compassionate Ministries of Jackson. Food* available for anyone experiencing need includes non-perishable items, produce, meat and bread. Giveaway sponsored by Redeemer Lutheran Church & Trinity Lutheran Church for additional items* such as school supplies, hygiene items, socks, underwear, winter gear, and the like. *All giveaways are while supplies last.  


A Walk Through Jackson’s Past

Mt Evergreen Cemetery 1047 Greenwood Ave, Jackson

A Walk Through Jackson's Past Please join us for a guided tour through Jackson’s oldest cemetery, Mt. Evergreen Cemetery. You will hear about some of Jackson’s famous families and their stories including Ella Merriman Sharp, Austin Blair, William Sparks and families such as Col. Christian Rath, Dr. Ira C. Backus and Lucy Thurman. This rich …

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