The mission of the Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is to encourage historic preservation, to create and implement development plans, to promote economic growth, and to correct and prevent deterioration in the District. 

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Friday Film Festival: E.T.

August 5, 2016, 9:30pm - August 6, 2016, 12:00am

The Friday Film Festival in the park is back again this summer! Thank you to Tripp's Auto Shop, Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates, Downtown Jackson and Michigan Theatre of Jackson for making ...

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Back to the Future in Horace Blackman Park! Happening now! Thank you to our sponsor Tripp's Auto Shop and Michigan Credit Union League & Affiliates for helping is make nights like this possible! Tripp's Auto Shop sponsored free ice cream from Cool Mama's Ice Cream truck for everyone on this beautiful yet very hot evening! Thank you!! 🏎☄ ... See MoreSee Less

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Storm sweeping over Downtown Jackson! ... See MoreSee Less

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We're going to have a great night! Head downtown tomorrow night for Jammin' in Jackson (One Love Reggae Band from 6-8), the Cruise Night, and the Friday Film Festival. This week's movie: Back to the Future! Thank you to CP Federal Credit Union (Jammin' in Jackson), Experience Jackson (Cruise In), Tripp's Auto Shop (Friday Film Festival) for your tremendous support of Downtown Jackson. ... See MoreSee Less

How much trouble can a teenager and a scientist get into when they do some modifications to a DeLorean? Relive it this Friday Night at the Friday Film Festival presented by Tripp's Auto Shop and The M...

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Gilbert Chocolates is in the process of moving the chocolate factory to Downtown Jackson. They are currently updating their facade and uncovering the buildings original outside molding. Beautiful and original.

Do you recognize this similar molding on another downtown building?

#downtownjacksonmichigan #downtownjacksonmi #gilbertschocolates #uncoveringhistory #michiganplacesmatter
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We are excited for this new hot spot to open in Downtown Jackson! ... See MoreSee Less

Opening soon! The Dirty Bird

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This Wednesday 10am-3pm. K-105.3 Jackson's Hit Music Station will be here with the van broadcasting live from different locations in downtown. Lures dropped every 30-minutes at area businesses throughout downtown Jackson and giving you a chance to win prizes!

One of the prizes includes giving away a VIP trip for 6 to African Safari in Port Clinton, OH (Rumor has it - Pokemon are all over zoos.).

It's free to attend!
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K-105.3 Poké-Thon

July 20, 2016, 10:00am - July 20, 2016, 3:00pm

Presented by the Jackson Downtown Development Authority... K-105.3 is having a Poké-Thon! Join us in Downtown Jackson this Wednesday and follow us as we make 30-minute stops at area businesses throu...

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Picnic in the Park with Pokémon, Tuesday, July 19th!

Come to Downtown Jackson tomorrow between 11:30-1 p.m. and search for lunchtime deals AND rare Pokémon!

The DDA will be dropping lures at local lunch spots (including lunchtime deals) from 11:30-12 p.m.

The Pickle Barrel Deli and Bella Notte Ristorante will give Pokémon Trainers a free fountain drink with the purchase of a sandwich (or a pizza at Bella Notte)

After grabbing lunch to "Go", head down to Bucky Harris Park for live music and catch more rare Pokémon as we will be dropping another luring module from 12-1 p.m!

Music by Tom Timlin!
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Picnic in the Park: Tom Timlin

July 19, 2016, 12:00pm - July 19, 2016, 1:00pm

Picnic in the Park with Pokémon, Tuesday, July 19th! Come to Downtown Jackson tomorrow between 11:30-1 p.m. and search for lunchtime deals AND rare Pokémon! The DDA will be dropping luring modules...

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Now Hiring!!! Servers, bartenders, kitchen staff and management! Contact for more information!

#openingsoon #nowhiring #downtownjacksonmi #experiencejackson
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We are currently hiring servers, bartenders, kitchen staff and management. Please contact us at for more information.

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