The Jackson County Rose Festival announced the Jackson County Rose Parade will return for 2022. The parade, last held in 2019 was suspended for the past two years due to the pandemic. Festival organizers announced the parade will be held on Sunday, June 5th in Downtown Jackson.
New this year, the parade will run a different route, the same as the Downtown Jackson Christmas Parade route. Starting at Blackstone Street, the Parade will travel east on Michigan Avenue and conclude at One Energy Plaza.
Jim Francis, President of the Jackson County Rose Festival said, “The parade is back, we are all healing in the community from the COVID restrictions and want people to have fun again in Downtown Jackson.” Francis said Art Moehn Auto Group is generously returning as title sponsor and the theme this year is The Roaring 20’s.
The Festival is inviting food trucks to Horace Blackman Park and is planning activities during and after the parade, including the possibility of a one mile Rose Parade Run before the start of the parade.
Starting April 1, applications will be open for parade entries on the Rose Festival website.
The Roaring 20’s will also be the theme for this year’s Rose Pageant, planned for a late 2022 return with a date yet to be announced.
The Jackson County Rose Festival began in 1958 with the inaugural Rose Parade, with the Rose Pageant beginning the following year.
For additional details or questions please contact Jim Francis at 517-474-0093 or [email protected].
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. New this year, the parade will run a different route, the same as the Downtown Jackson Christmas Parade route. Starting at Blackstone Street, the Parade will travel east on Michigan Avenue and conclude at One Energy Plaza.
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
2018 Rose Parade Contest Winners
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||THEME||PRESENTING SPONSOR||GRAND MARSHAL|
|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|