2018 Jackson County Rose Parade

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

“Celebrating 60 Years!”

Starting at 1pm…..

Thanks to all for making the 2018 Jackson County Rose Parade a great success! We look forward to having you at our next events, The Miss Jackson County Teen USA and The Miss Jackson County RoseQueen USA Pageants on August 10 and 11 at Western Performing Arts Center.

Parade Route

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

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

Year              Parade Theme                     Parade Presenting Sponsor         Grand Marshal

2018      6/3/2018       Celebrating 6o Years!                     Art Moehn          Phil Tripp

2017      6/4/2017       Let’s Go to the Movies                     Art Moehn          Dr. James O’Connor

2016       6/5/2016       Everything’s Coming Up Roses    Art Moehn             Brian Surgener

2015       6/7/2015         Sizzlin’ Summer                           Art Moehn                Bart & Karen Hawley

2014       6/1/2014         Wish Upon A Star                       Art Moehn                           Oscar Curtis

2013       6/2/2013         All Roads Lead to Jackson        No Sponsor           Phil & Sandy Dupuis

2012       6/3/2012         Hometown Heroes         American 1 Credit Union           William Tripp, Jr.

2011       6/5/2011          It’s Magical                 American 1 Credit Union        Betty Dahlem Desbiens

2010       6/6/2010        Fun N Games         American 1 Credit Union               Barbara Fletcher 

2009       6/7/2009       Michigan Fun        American 1 Credit Union               Lloyd & Judi Ganton

2008       6/1/2008       Celebration            American 1 Credit Union               Lynn Loftis