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

 of Jackson, Michigan.  Now in our 66th 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 News

May 24, 2024 Announcement

The Rose Parade scheduled for Sunday June 2nd at 1pm is being cancelled due to too low of a number of entries into the parade.  With only 33 entries in the parade we have no choice but to cancel the event.  We apologize to those organizations who planned to be a part of the parade.  Hopefully next year we will be able to attract new people in our community to be involved with the parade.  If you are interested in the parade and wish to see it continued please contact Jim Francis via the Rose Festival website here.

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