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 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
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
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