What’s Happening This Week(end) + Events in Jackson MI | 11-26-20 to 11-29-20


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Each week, we work hard to bring you the best events happening in Jackson County this week along with some good news and our top picks of things to do in Jackson MI this weekend. 

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There are many more events in Jackson County, Michigan, happening throughout the year, and we have a fully curated Jackson Michigan community events calendar highlighting the best things happening in Jackson each week!

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first snow fall of the season // photo credit @keelytime

A Time for Thanks and Giving

In a year of never-ending changes, focusing on what we’re thankful for is a gift that helps us re-center and notice the good things in our midst. 

Thanks for choosing to invest in your community. Thank you for showing up for Jackson. Thanks to you for making what we do fun.

From all of here at Join In Jackson, we want to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving.

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What is there to do in Jackson MI this weekend?

Our events calendar is the best place to find out what’s happening in Jackson County each week. 

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 this weekend while observing social distancing and safety protocol…

THURSDAY (11/26) Happy Thanksgiving!

Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot: A fun way to get moving on Thanksgiving day, the YMCA Turkey Trot has an event for every age and level with a Kids’ Run, 5K Walk, 5K Run, and 10K Run. You can registration is ONLINE ONLY this year. 

Nites Lights: It’s time for one of our favorite holiday traditions to start up – Nite Lights at MIS. This drive-thru event starts Thanksgiving night and runs through New Year’s Eve from 5:30-9 pm, 7 days a week. No matter when you need some holiday cheer, Nite Lights is sure to brighten your day. 

FRIDAY (11/27)

Seasons of Giving Blood Drive: Did you know if just 1% more of Americans gave blood, there would be no more blood shortages? This blood drive, sponsored by the Jackson Chamber, runs from 10-4 at the American 1 Event Center. Appointments are preferred. 

Merry Mile Tree Lighting: It’s back and better than ever with more oo’s, ahh’s, and more lights! The Merry Mile in Marshall is hosting their tree lighting at 6 pm and then is open for the season (weekends in November and December) from 6-9 pm for another great drive-thru light display!

SATURDAY (11/28)

Small Business Saturday:
 Small businesses are the backbone of our community. Now, more than ever, they need our support. We encourage you to Choose 3, Spend 50 for your holiday shopping and to make a real impact in your community this year. 

SUNDAY (11/29)

Sip and Shop with Fawkes Farm
Join Sandhill Crane Vineyards as they host a pop-up shop for Fawkes Farm – a fiber artist and creator of goats’ milk products. Small groups will be spaced according to current recommendations and a small wait time may occur so thank you in advance for your patience at this fun event!

Do you know of events happening in Jackson County, Michigan? Submit them to our local event calendar.

As Seen Around Town

time to head to head out and choose your perfect tree // photo by @ashlee_evans

Have a favorite photo from around Jackson County? Use the hashtag #joininjackson and you might see your picture used in the weekly newsletter or featured on our social media channels!


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