Welcome to the Jackson County Rose Festival, the premiere community event

 of Jackson, Michigan.  Now in our 57th year, the Jackson County Rose Festival celebrates The Rose City.  Known for its abundant and beautiful parks, lakes and waterways,  recreational resources and of course roses, Jackson celebrates heritage and history.   For decades, Ella Sharp Park, community and residential gardens have cultivated the rose.  In 1931, the rose was chosen as the official flower of Jackson and we became known as “The Rose City”.  In 1958,  The Jackson County Rose Festival was inaugurated with The Jackson County Rose Parade, followed by The Jackson County RoseQueen Pageant in 1960.  Over the years, various Rose Festival events complement the Parade and Pageant.    Enjoy the beauty of Jackson, the rose and The Jackson County Rose Festival!

Upcoming Rose Festival Events

RoseQueen Pageant

The Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant,  Saturday, August 15th, 2015 at 7PM at Western High School Performing Arts Center.

Previous Rose Festival Events

Rose Parade

The Jackson County Rose Parade, Sunday June 7th, starting at 1PM, presented by Art Moehn Chevrolet.


Picnic in the Park

The Jackson County Rose Festival Picnic in the Park, immediately following the Rose Parade, at Ella Sharp Park, Sunday, June 7, 2015.   Chicken and Pulled Pork Barbecue, contests, displays and activities for the whole family.  Presented by Art Moehn Chevrolet.


5K Fun Run-Walk

The Rose Festival 5K Funday Sunday Run-Walk will take you through the original Rose Parade route in front of thousands of cheering spectators, ending at Ella Sharp Park.

Expo & Craft

Expo & Craft will be held on the grounds of Ella Sharp Park during Funday Sunday’s Picnic in the Park, Sunday, June 7, 2015

Rose Festival News

Rose Festival Adds New Pageant

Rose Festival Adds New Pageant

The Jackson County Rose Festival announces the new Little Miss RoseBud Pageant has been added to the RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant weekend.  Young ladies between the ages of 4 and 15…

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