Downtown Development Authority Events
Eve on the Ave!! 10:30pm-12:30am
With a FIREWORKS Show you don't want to miss this year!
Come celebrate with us in downtown Jackson from 10:30pm-12:30pm. We will have our largest spectacular fireworks display to date at midnight, along with a New York style ball drop. If you would like to be a sponsor, please click here.
Stay tuned for further details
Picnic in the Park
Join us for our weekly lunch time concert series in Bucky Harris Park from 12-1pm. Grab some lunch to go at one of our many local downtown eateries and bring it over to the park.
2014 Dates and Bands: TBD
Jammin' in Jackson
Join us for our bi-weekly after work concert series in Bucky Harris Park from 5:00-7:00pm. 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.
2014 dates and bands: TBD
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, July, August, and September. The event runs from 6pm-9pm, has plenty of food and merchandise vendors, and a $5 Cruiser Fee per event.
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
Holiday DDA Day with "Shop Your Community" Day
Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 from 11am-2pm
Help support your local downtown businesses while also giving back to local area non-profits. 10% of your pretax purchase* will be donated to the organization of your choice when you shop at a participating Downtown Jackson business. Click here for a list of the participating Non-Profits. In addition, most participating businesses will be offering in-store sales, activities or giveaways.
We will also be offering a host of family-friendly activities in Blackman and Bucky Harris Park- Downtown Jackson, including the following:
Reindeer- Yes....they are real!
Santa's mailbox and snacks courtesy of CP Federal Credit Union
Horse and carriage rides
Toy Demos courtesy of Toy House and Baby Too
Carolers led by the YMCA Team Leaders
Tuba Christmas Concert courtesy of the Jackson Symphony Orchestra
....and much much more.
*Restrictions apply. See brochure for details.
Downtown Jackson Grand River Farmers Market
May- November 30th, 2014*- every T, F, and Sat. *
(located on the corner of Mechanic and Pearl next to the new Grand River Marketplace/Brewery)
EVERY TUESDAY, FRIDAY, AND SATURDAY FROM 8:00AM-1:00PM
We are in our second 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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call the DDA at 768-6410.