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It is with great regret that the Rose Festival Board of Directors have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Jackson County Rose Festival Parade.  Our long standing tradition of having the Rose Parade on the first Sunday of June will be interrupted this year to help our community heal and recover from the effects of the Corona Virus.  As most people in Jackson county know we need social distancing, and the parade does not conform with this.  The festival board is doing our part to promote the correct way to help handle this virus.  We will be bringing back the parade next year in 2021 and hope that we can count on all the people in our community will be a part of the parade and or come and watch our great local tradition.  In addition we would like to remind people that we are monitoring the situation and we will be announcing the plans for the RoseQueen Pageant, which is currently scheduled for the beginning of August.  Based on the situation we will make the safest decision regarding that event.


For additional details or questions please contact Jim Francis at 517-474-0093 or

The Rose Parade is a celebration for local organizations to honor and reward individuals and groups. The Parade allows schools, scouting troops, churches, civic organizations and businesses to promote a positive image of themselves and the Jackson area. The Rose Parade is one of the largest in Michigan with over 100 entries.  The parade route is from the corner of S. Jackson Street and Greenwood Avenue to Fourth Street, ending at the Middle School at Parkside.  Parade staging is on W. Wesley, W. Franklin, and W. Mason streets between S. Jackson Street and First Street.

Weather Policy:  

Weather will be reviewed the morning of the parade. 

The parade is on unless it is lightning in the area of the parade staging streets or along the parade route. The parade will go off at 1:00 pm through the rain. Only cancelled due to lightning. 

If you choose to participate in the rain, it is your personal decision to do so. We do want you to consider your own safety when making this decision.

Staging begins at 11:00 am and the Parade starts at 1:00 pm.

Judging will be from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

2019 Presenting Sponsor

2019 Presenting Sponsor

The 2019 Jackson County Rose Parade is presented by Art Moehn Chevrolet.

White Rose Sponsors

2018 Rose Parade Contest Winners

2018 Grand Champion
2018 First Runner Up

Honoring Barbara (Belford) Fletcher

The 2015 Jackson County Rose Parade was held in honor of Barbara (Belford) Fletcher of Largo, FL who passed away in December 2014. Barbara was responsible for starting the Jackson County Rose Parade 58 years ago.

Recent Parade Grand Marshals

2018 Celebrating 60 Years! Art Moehn Phil Tripp
2017 Lets Go to the Movies Art Moehn Dr. James O’Connor
2016 Everything’s Coming up Roses Art Moehn Brian Surgerner
2015 Sizzlin’ Summer Art Moehn Bart & Karen Hawley
2014 Wish Upon a Star Art Moehn Oscar Curtis
2013 All Roads Lead to Jackson N/A Phil & Sandy Dupuis
2012 Hometown Heros American 1 Credit Union William Tripp Jr.
2011 Its Magical American 1 Credit Union Betty Dahlem Desbiens
2010 Fun N Games American 1 Credit Union Barbara Fletcher
2009 Michigan Fun American 1 Credit Union Lloyd & Judi Ganton
2008 Celebration American 1 Credit Union Lynn Loftis
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