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. 

Upcoming Events

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We will be welcoming 150 Model A's next Friday at the August Cruise In.
They will be parked on Michigan Ave, N. Jackson St, (on the west side of the street), Pearl St. and in the Hayes Court.

*These areas will be blocked off and reserved for the Model A Round-Up Only*
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This Friday, August 18th, be sure to make your way downtown!
Over a dozen businesses have opened up their stores to host artists. This event is free to roam, but please consider buying from one of our merchants or their featured artists!

4-8 p.m. Flyers are available with a map and description for each location!

See you downtown!
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Art Walk - Jackson Midtown Association

August 18, 2017, 4:00pm - August 18, 2017, 8:00pm

Art Walk 2017 Drawings to win Art - Pottery - Sculpture - Jewelry - Paintings - Photography - Music - Metal - Food Trucks Spend an evening in Downtown Jackson walking, shopping and enjoying the art ...

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A free concert series during lunch time in Bucky Harris Park.
12 p.m to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 11th to August 15th.

Bring your packed lunch or stop at your favorite lunch spot for take-out! Either way, bring your lunch to the park to enjoy live & local music.

This event is open to the public. So we hope to see you there!

Ask for lunch to-go at one of these great downtown locations!
(Be environmentally friendly and ask if you can bring your own
to-go containers!)

Anna's Porch Cafe
Bella Notte Ristorante
The Chase
City Crepes
The Crazy Cowboy
The Dirty Bird
Grand River Brewery
Jackson Coney Island
Junkyard Dog
Mat's Cafe & Catering
Night Light
Oak Tree Lounge
The Pickle Barrel Deli
Steves Ranch
Sultan's Mediterranean Cuisine
Virginia Coney Island
Walt's Health Foods
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Picnic in the Park: Music by Voris & McDermont

August 15, 2017, 12:00pm - August 15, 2017, 1:00pm

A free concert series during lunch time in Bucky Harris Park. 12 p.m to 1 p.m. on Tuesdays from July 11th to August 15th. Bring your packed lunch or stop at your favorite lunch spot for take-out! Eit...

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Today at the CP Federal City Square (212 W Michigan Ave) the Rotary Club of Jackson is inviting locals to join their membership with a free lunch and live music by Steven Trosin and Anthony Riske in the park. 12-1pm.

The first 300 people will be treated to hot dogs, chips and soft drinks from Junk Yard Dog and brownies from Dawn Foods.

See you at the picnic!
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Networking in the Park

August 9, 2017, 12:00pm - August 9, 2017, 1:00pm

Rotary Club of Jackson would like to invite local professionals to join their membership for a picnic in the park. CP Federal City Square 212 W Michigan Ave Jackson, MI Live entertainment from loca...

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This month we will welcome the 2017 Model A Round-Up.

We will be welcoming 150 Model A's. They will be parked on Michigan Ave, N. Jackson St, (on the west side of the street), Pearl St. and in the Hayes Court.
***These areas will be blocked off and reserved for the Model A Round-Up Only***

Thank You to our Sponsors!
~Fast Lane Sponsors~
Melling Engine Parts
Experience Jackson
~Dash Plaque Sponsor~
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local Union No. 252
~T-Shirt Sponsors~
The Dirty Bird
Junk Yard Dog
The Chase
P & T Fitness (Pedal and Tour)
American Speedy Printing
Creative Promotions
Kelly Imports

Join us for our free family oriented event featuring cars on display throughout the streets of downtown Jackson. The event will take place on the following dates in Summer 2017:

August 25
September 22


~The Cruise In will be going on from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. with
K-105.3 Jackson's Hit Music Station broadcasting live with J-Rod at each cruise-in from 6-8pm! Make sure you come and see them!
~There will be vendors including food trucks located at the intersection of Jackson St. and W. Michigan Ave. (By Fields Building)
~If you are interested in vending please visit www.jacksonDDA.org/forms for the Cruise In vending application.

ATTENTION Cruisers:
Please do not begin parking downtown until 5 p.m.
Thank you!
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August Cruise In Feat. 2017 Model A Round Up

August 25, 2017, 6:00pm - August 25, 2017, 9:00pm

This month we will welcome the 2017 Model A Round-Up. We will be welcoming 150 Model A's. They will be parked on Michigan Ave, N. Jackson St, (on the west side of the street), Pearl St. and in the H...

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Have you stopped in to shop at Windy Hill Creations Inc. located at 139 N. Jackson Street yet?! If not, here is a peep of what you can find inside this sweet little shop!

💎 What a gem this place is in downtown Jackson! 💎

👉🏼 Floral arrangements made to order or arranged on the spot, vintage items, collectables, live plants, succulents, jewelry, purses and much more!
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This is a family-friendly event happening downtown at the Consumers Energy Riverwalk Amphitheater! 7:30 to 10:30 for $10.

Movie scores performed by the Jackson Symphony Orchestra include films from Harry Potter, E.T, and Star Wars.
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JSO - Summer Pops 2017

July 22, 2017, 7:30pm - July 22, 2017, 10:30pm

This family friendly concert features music from movies such as Harry Potter, E.T., Superman and Star Wars. Come dressed in your favorite costume. Tickets start at $10.00

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