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

 of Jackson, Michigan.  Now in our 60th 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 June 3, 2018, presented by Art Moehn Chevrolet.  The theme for the 2018 Festival and Parade is “Celebrating 60 Years”.

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Picnic in the Park

The Jackson County Rose Festival Picnic in the Park follows the Rose Parade, at Ella Sharp Park, June 3, 2018.   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, 2018 at the Western Community Arts Center.  Congratulations to 2017 Miss Jackson County Teen USA Clair Brown!

RoseQueen Pageant

The Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant will be presented in August, 2018 at the Western Community Arts Center.  Congratulations to 2017 Miss Jackson County RoseQueen Emily Downs!

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