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

Little Miss and Little Mr. Pageant

The Jackson County Little Miss Pageant has been cancelled for 2015.  Please check back with us next spring for Little Miss Pageant 2016.

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

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

Queen for a Day

The Jackson County Rose Festival “Queen for a Day” was held at the Commonwealth Commerce Center, Saturday, August 9th from 1 to 7pm.  The 2015 date will be announced shortly.

Holiday Expo

The Jackson County Rose Festival Holiday Expo was held Saturday, November 22 starting  at 10 am through 4 pm at the American 1 Events Center, Jackson County Fairgrounds, downtown Jackson.  The date for the 2015 Rose Festival Holiday Expo will be announced soon.

Rose Festival News

Rose Parade Grand Marshal Announced

The Jackson County Rose Parade, sponsored by Art Moehn Chevrolet, announces Bart and Karen Hawley as the 2015 Jackson County Rose Parade Grand Marshal. The theme of the June 7th…

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