Cruise Night Jackson, MI

Community Calendar



Downtown Development Authority Events  

Downtown Development Authority Events

Eve on the Ave
December 31st, 2014
10pm to Midnight
DJ - Ball Drop @ Midnight - Warming Tent
Food Vendor - Fireworks @ Midnight
161 W Michigan Ave

2014 Christmas Parade

Visit the event facebook page for updates. 
Click here for the parade registration form.

2014 Holiday DDA Day

 Click here for event information

Picnic in the Park- Tuesdays in July and August
Join us for our weekly lunch time concert series in Bucky Harris Park from 12pm-1pm. Grab some lunch to go at one of our many local downtown eateries and bring it over to the park.
July 8- Tim Farrell featuring Jumpstart
July 15- cancelled due to weather
July 22- cancelled due to weather
July 29- Trent Harris
August 5- cancelled due to weather
August 12- Steve Berkmeier
August 19- Victor McDermott
August 26- Tim Farrell
Jammin' in Jackson- Every 2nd and 4th Thursday evening in June, July, and August

Join us for our bi-weekly after work concert series in Bucky Harris Park from 5:00pm-7:00pm. You're sure to enjoy a pleasant night outside listening to some good local talent, while socializing with your friends or family. Beer and Wine are also offered.
June 12, 2014 - John Patrick Peters Band
June 26, 2014 - Airtight
July 10, 2014 -Harper and MidWest Kind
July 24, 2014 - Blue Tuesday featuring Kevin Nichols
August 14, 2014 - Bruce Oat featuring Trash Cats
August 28, 2014 - Act III
  Downtown Jackson Cruise In
Step back in time and experience the classic cars of the 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and newer. Located on Michigan Ave between Mechanic and Blackstone, this event is held on the fourth Friday of every month in May, June (Special Night- 3rd Friday), July, August, and September.  The event runs from 6pm-9pm, has plenty of food and merchandise vendors, and a $5 Cruiser Fee per event.
2014 DATES:
May 23, 2014
June 20, 2014-
Special Night 3rd Friday featuring the "BACK TO THE BRICKS" Promo Tour
July 25, 2014
August 22, 2014
September 26, 2014
 Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 thru November 30th, 2014*
Every Tuesday, Friday, and Saturday* 8am-1pm
*weather permitting
(located on the corner of Mechanic and Pearl next to the new Grand River Marketplace/Brewery)
We are in our third year of operation of the Grand River Farmers Market. Come on down and support your local farmers and agriculture by buying local fresh produce, floral, plants, dried goods, pies, jams, honey, meats, and cheeses.  


  Holding Events Downtown

Holding Events Downtown

The City of Jackson is fortunate to have many varied and beautiful parks and friendly streets and neighborhoods, all of which provide wonderful venues at which to hold Special Events such as parades, fitness walks/runs, etc.  The City Clerk's Office makes every possible effort to assist event organizers in receiving assistance from City departments and approval from the City Council.
The City of Jackson Event Policy and Application was created to promote a uniform procedure in receiving permission to hold Special Events at locations under the jurisdiction of the City of Jackson.  For more information or questions regarding the application or the process, please contact or call the DDA at 768-6410.

Jackson Downtown Development Authority (DDA)        Copyright 2009-2015 
City of Jackson   •  161 W. Michigan Ave., 6th Floor   •    Jackson, Michigan   49201   •    517-788-4355