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

 of Jackson, Michigan.  Now in our 56th 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!

Next Rose Festival Events

Little Miss and Little Mr. Pageant

The Jackson County Little Miss and Little Mr. Pageants,  Saturday, May 3 at 1 PM at Westwood Mall.  Application deadline for entries is April 19, 2014.

Rose Parade

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

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Picnic in the Park

The Jackson County Rose Festival Picnic in the Park, immediately following the Rose Parade, at Ella Sharp Park, Sunday, June 1.  Chicken and Pulled Pork Barbecue, contests, displays and activities for the whole family.  Presented by Art Moehn Chevrolet.
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Upcoming Rose Festival Events

RoseQueen Pageant

The Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant,  Saturday, August 23 at 7PM at Western High School Performing Arts Center.

Holiday Expo

The Jackson County Rose Festival Holiday Expo, Saturday, November 22 starting  at 10 am through 4 pm at the American 1 Events Center, Jackson County Fairgrounds, downtown Jackson.

Rose Festival News

RoseQueen Finalists Announced

RoseQueen Finalists Announced

Eleven Jackson County young women have been selected as finalists to compete for the title of "Miss Jackson County RoseQueen 2014".  Following an application, interview and audition process, the finalists…

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Grand Marshall Nominations Sought

Grand Marshall Nominations Sought

The Jackson County Rose Parade is seeking nominations for this year's Parade Grand Marshall.  The theme for this year's parade is "Wish Upon A Star".  In keeping with the theme,…

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