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

 of Jackson, Michigan.  Now in our 58th 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!

 Rose Festival Events

Jackson County Teen USA Pageant

The Miss Jackson County Teen USA Pageant will be presented Friday, August 12, 2016 at 7pm at the Western Community Arts Center.

RoseQueen Pageant

The Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant will be presented Saturday, August 13, 2016 at 7pm at the Western Community Arts Center.

Rose Parade

The Jackson County Rose Parade was held on June 5, 2016, presented by Art Moehn Chevrolet.  Thanks to all for making the Parade a great success!  Details on the 2017 Jackson County Rose Parade will be announced soon!art-moehn-new-logo

Picnic in the Park

The Jackson County Rose Festival Picnic in the Park was held following the Rose Parade, at Ella Sharp Park, June 5, 2016.   Chicken and Pulled Pork Barbecue, contests, displays and activities for the whole family.  Details on next year’s Picnic will be announced soon.   Presented by Art Moehn Chevrolet.

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Rose Festival News


Rose Gala Introduces Candidates to Sponsors

Rose Gala Introduces Candidates to Sponsors

The Inaugural Jackson County Rose Festival Gala was held at the Commonwealth Commerce Center ballroom in May.  The Gala presented an opportunity for the Jackson County Rose Queen and Miss…

Rose Parade Announces Grand Marshal Selection

The Jackson County Rose Parade, sponsored by Art Moehn Chevrolet, announces  Brian Surgener as the 2016 Jackson County Rose Parade Grand Marshal. The theme of the June 5th Parade is…

Grand Marshal Nominations Sought

Grand Marshal Nominations Sought

Join us in celebrating the 58th Annual Jackson County Rose Parade and Picnic in the Park on Sunday June 5th, 2016 at 1:00pm. The Picnic in the Park will commence…