Community Happenings

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Friday-Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.  The Ella Sharp Museum has partnered with the Michigan Department of Corrections (MDOC) and has opened a prison museum in Cell Block 7 of the State Prison of Southern Michigan.

$15 – Adults  ,   $8 – Children 5-12,  FREE – Children 5 & under

$10 – Senior Citizens, Military personnel, Ella Sharp Museum members & Michigan Dept of Corrections Employees

For more information or to stay up to date on happenings at Cell Block 7 visit:

Downtown Jackson Cruise Nights

Every Fourth Friday through the Summer, downtown Jackson. 6pm to 9pm

  • Remaining dates:
  • July 24
  • August 28
  • September 25

Wednesday, July 8th

Join Columbia Firefighters at In Good Company Restaurant on July 8th from 4p-9p. Come and have a great dinner with the family. They will donate 15% of the proceeds for the night to the Columbia Firefighters Association. For more information call 517-592-8654

Saturday, July 11th

“Concerts on the Grass” @ 2pm – Mt. Cloud – Front lawn of Carnegie Library

Friday-Saturday-Sunday, July 17-19th

Hot Air Jubilee,   Ella Sharp Park

Saturday, July 18th

Jackson Young Professionals “Passport Jackson” Tour & Party

Make Passport Jackson your ticket to exploring Jackson the county! Join us for an exclusive guided bus tour visiting area attractions, historical landmarks, parks, museums, restaurants & festivals. Members $25 / Non-Members $30
More information at


Saturday, July 18th

Girl Scout Pet Adoptapalooza @ Cascades Humane Society, 1515 Carmen Drive, Jackson, MI
Save $10 when you adopt a dog!
Save $5 when you adopt a cat!
When you adopt a pet, get free toys from the Girl Scouts for your new cat or dog!
Enjoy FREE outdoor games!
Dunk a Girl Scout in the Dunk Tank!

Saturday, July 25th

7pm @ Western Community Arts Center

Candie’s Roses Relay for Life Team is hosting a benefit show on “Talent United to Fight Cancer” on July 25th at 7:00 at the Western Community Arts Center to raise funds for Relay for Life of Jackson County. The show will be featuring former Miss Michigan’s Coni Hull-Sullivan and Katie Pennington-Remmer, Former Rosequeen Christine LaRock Gorton, former Emcee Tony Frewen, former pit band members and former contestant Marla Pletcher Sanford. Tickets are $10.00 and will be available at the door.

 Sunday, July 26th

Ducky Derby,  to benefit the American Cancer Society     6pm  @  Cascades Falls Park

 Tuesday, June 30th

American Red Cross Blood Drive – 3425 Francis St.

Friday, July 31st

The 2015 “Big Latch On”  –  10:30am at the Meijer Branch Library, 2699 Airport Rd., Jackson, MI 49202. Free Parking.

Help the Jackson County Breastfeeding Coalition kick off World Breastfeeding Week by latching on! Giveaways, snacks and refreshments offered. Children and breastfeeding supporters welcome.

Saturday & Sunday, August 1-2

How Bazaar      Downtown Jackson

Art, Wine, Beer, Food & Live Entertainment!

Friday-Saturday, August 7-8

Relay for Life  Jackson, MI   @  Cascades Falls Park
24-hour event — 6pm to 6pm

Jackson County Fair – August 9-15, 2015

Featuring LIVE in concert: Shinedown, Pop Evil, the Beach Boys, Rare Earth, and comedian Gabriel Iglesias
Free shows like the K-105.3 Karaoke contest AND MORE!

 Thursday, August 13

K-105.3 Karaoke Contest at the Jackson County Fair
Download the entry form here

 Thursday, August 20

Book Sale & Bake Sale @ the Napoleon Branch of the Jackson District Library. 1pm-6pm

Jackson Civil War Muster – August 22-23, 2015

September 3 – 7, 2015

The Big Mitten Fair & Festival – MIS in Brooklyn, Michigan
U.S. Staffing presents John Michael Montgomery w/ a Surprise Guest!
Learn More at


September 11, 2015

6th Annual Spring Arbor University Open
@ Calderone Golf Club

Registration 12:30-2pm      Putting Contest 1pm      Shotgun start: 2pm

Cost: $500 per foursome. More information at

 September 19, 2015

An Evening with Martina McBride at Jackson College

October 10, 2015

Smash Mouth at Jackson College

November 8, 2015

Clifford the Big Red Dog LIVE! at Jackson College 

November 21, 2015

“You’ve Got a Friend” James Taylor & Carole King Tribute at Jackson College

 December 13, 2015

Swing’n the Holidays: Featuring Jive Aces & Special Guests the Satin Dollz at Jackson College


For a complete listing of  Jackson County Community Events,  check out:





1 Comment

  1. Kristen W.

    Event: Baker College of Jackson Engineering Open House

    When: 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, 2015

    Where: Baker College of Jackson, 2800 Springport Road, in the 100 building, Jackson.

    Event Description:

    Prospective students and their families are invited to Baker College of Jackson to learn about academic programs and careers in engineering and manufacturing.

    In addition to touring the new state-of-the-art manufacturing lab, attendees will have access to faculty, administration, students and alumni to discuss the many programs. Business representatives will also be available to provide information about careers in their industries.

    The lab replicates a machine shop where students in all of Baker College’s manufacturing programs collaborate to develop a product from the concept stage to prototype production.

    For more information about this free event, contact Kevin Pnacek in the admissions office at 517.788.7800 or


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