Please note:
with the restrictions on gatherings over the next couple of weeks, events are being changed or canceled, so please be sure to check with event coordinators for the most up-to-date information for each event.

Here are our top picks for things to do while observing social distancing and safety protocol.

Bringing you events, large and small, from all corners of Jackson County, Michigan. Be sure to stay to get updates of events and more with our weekly email. This events calendar is possible with the partnership of these Jackson County businesses.


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Science Wednesdays: Astronomy Updates

Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth St, Jackson

Ella Sharp is excited to bring amazing science content to our visitors and followers every Wednesday at 1 PM over Facebook Live! Each week we will alternate between live Astronomy Updates and fun science activities that you can do from home. Astronomy Update is a live Facebook event highlighting Planetarium Operator Austin’s favorite Astronomy news …

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Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot

Jackson YMCA

The TURKEY TROT is an exciting race for all levels and age groups. You are encouraged to join. Choose from a 5K Run, 5K Walk or a 10K Run. We also offer a Kids Run. The TURKEY TROT race will be professionally chip timed with the results right after the race. Be sure to invite …

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Nite Lites at MIS

Michigan International Speedway 12626 US Hwy 12, Brooklyn

Join us for Nite Lites at Michigan International Speedway! Nite Lites is a drive-thru light display spanning 5-miles across MIS property. Two lanes of traffic allow guests to drive through six lighted tunnels, 15 mega trees and more than 10-miles of Christmas lights lining the five-mile route. When: November 26 through December 31 Where: Michigan …

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Thanksgiving Eve at The Roadhouse!

Roadhouse Grill and Bar 4112 Lansing Avenue, Jackson

Come see your favorite Jackson band, The Old #7 Band, at The Roadhouse! We'll have new music, the same faces, and a hell of a time!

Black Friday Sale at Book Cottage

Book Cottage 4500 Francis St, Jackson

Biggest sale of the year, pop up books, discounts on ALL books! Give-aways, new and used book sales, specials on gift books and toys, don't miss out!

The Chamber’s Season of Giving Blood Drive

American 1 Event Center 200 W Ganson St, Jackson

Sponsored by: The Chamber The member donating the most blood wins: $150 staff lunch from BWW’s $10 e-gift card Please join us for a Black Friday Blood Drive Event! GIVING THANKS AND SAVING LIVES! Everyone who attempts to donate will receive a $10 e-gift card. Appointments preferred: BLOOD FACT: If just 1 percent more …

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The Merry Mile Presented by The Calhoun County Fairgrounds

Calhoun County Fairgrounds 720 Fair St, Marshall

The Merry Mile 2020 is back!! Bigger and better than ever! More lights, more to see and enjoy, and lots of ooohs and ahhhs. $10 per car/truck/van; $20 per bus (larger groups w/15+ people)

Small Business Saturday

Book Cottage 4500 Francis St, Jackson

Sales on books and toys, giveaways, free gift wrapping, large selection of gifts for everyone on your list!

Dot Mandala Ornaments

Essa Arts 1931 Horton Rd, Suite 2, Jackson

Explore the dot painting technique while creating your own one of a kind holiday ornaments! Each attendee will be given 2 wood slices, tools, paint and instruction on how to make a centric designed mandala. Please contact via email at with subject 'Dot Mandala Ornament class' Let her know which class you would like …

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Sip & Shop: with Fawkes Farms

Sandhill Crane Vineyards 4724 Walz Rd, Jackson

We couldn't be more excited about this! November 29th from 1-3pm we are having Fawkes Farms come pop up her shop here! Andrea is a fabulous fiber artist who also has lots of soaps and other skin care products made from goat's milk! Come shop local for holiday gifts, or get something for yourself! Check …

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Virtual Planetarium Shows

Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth St, Jackson

Now through December 20th, Ella Sharp Museum is hosting a virtual planetarium show LIVE from the Hurst Planetarium! Enjoy the wonders of the cosmos through a virtualized planetarium show in the comfort of your own home via Zoom. Each virtual show is offered at 3:00 p.m. every Sunday and includes a live night sky tour …

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1208 Greenwood Church 1208 Greenwood Ave, Jackson

It's a church designed by nerds, for nerds! Join us at 1208 Greenwood on Monday nights for "1208-Bit." While you can come and go at your own convenience throughout the night, here's what our full time together looks like: 5:30PM: Doors open early if you want to come hang out and set up. 6:00-7:30PM: Get …

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Ballroom Dance Lessons: Merengue

Jackson School of the Arts 634 N Mechanic St, Jackson

Merengue is a simple, upbeat Latin dance style perfect for clubs and fast music! One of the most versatile dance styles, easy to learn and fun to use! Merengue originated in the Dominican Republic and makes use of quick foot work and a delightful Caribbean beat! As part of our COVID-19 precautions, we are limiting …

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ACTA Christmas Open House

Academy of the Arts 7851 Spring Arbor Rd #22, Spring Arbor

Join us for a FREE, come & Go Christmas open house at the studio. The evening will be filled with entertainment, including Nutcracker dances and performances by our JDC Rockettes. There will be a holiday Storytime & Dance with class for the little ones to enjoy. Crafts and refreshments will be available for the whole …

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INSPIRED: Dr. Seuss, K-3rd

Essa Arts 1931 Horton Rd, Suite 2, Jackson

INSPIRED: Dr. SeussK-3rd, Students will explore the imaginary world of Dr.Seuss. They will get INSPIRED to create their own Art in his style, have a snack break and share their work. All supplies included. (Limit 6 students) MUST WEAR A MASK. We will take mask breaks when needed. 🌈 Children are dropped off for this …

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Free Admission Weekend at Ella Sharp

Ella Sharp Museum 3225 Fourth St, Jackson

Enjoy FREE admission all weekend at the Ella Sharp Museum, sponsored by Lammers Heating & Air Conditioning. Enjoy our current exhibitions: - Spirited: Prohibition in America (November 11 - January 7, 2021) - Jackson & The Roaring 20s (November 14 - October 17, 2021) - Jackson History Gallery (Permanent Gallery) - Never Enough Time Gallery …

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Friday Night Out: Land of Sweets Dance & Art Party

Jackson School of the Arts 634 N Mechanic St, Jackson

This kids night out is conveniently scheduled for a Friday night and lasts for 2 hours so parents can sneak off for a night on the town. Your kids can join us in the Land of Sweets as we dance in the studio, create sparkling holiday artwork, enjoy time with friends, including dinner & dessert! …

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Reverse Glass Painting Class

Essa Arts 1931 Horton Rd, Suite 2, Jackson

Join Carrie Joers in creating a seasonally themed painting using reverse glass techniques! ALL materials are included. Bring your favorite beverage. Limit of 7 adult students. $45, Please FB message The Artful Eye or Carrie Joers to register with payment. Email: Call or text: 517-764-2861 Cancelation policy: No refunds

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.  


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