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

Rose Parade

The Jackson County Rose Parade will be held on June 4, 2017, presented by Art Moehn Chevrolet.  The theme for the 2017 Festival and Parade is “Let’s Go To The Movies”.art-moehn-new-logo

Picnic in the Park

The Jackson County Rose Festival Picnic in the Park follows the Rose Parade, at Ella Sharp Park, June 4, 2017.   Chicken and Pulled Pork Barbecue, contests, displays and activities for the whole family.   Presented by Art Moehn Chevrolet.

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Jackson County Teen USA Pageant

The Miss Jackson County Teen USA Pageant will be presented in August, 2017 (date to be announced) at the Western Community Arts Center.

RoseQueen Pageant

The Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant will be presented in August, 2017 (date to be announced) at the Western Community Arts Center.

Rose Festival News


Julia Duffrin Places in Top 15 at State Pageant

Miss Jackson County Teen USA 2015, Julia Duffrin, placed in the TOP 15 over this past weekend at the Miss Michigan Teen USA pageant.  The pageant was held on Saturday,…

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…