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Fireworks in the Irish Hills – Various Locations
Jul 3 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fireworks Show – Hillsdale
Jul 3 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Hillsdale County Chamber of Commerce has joined County National Bank, the Hillsdale County Agricultural Society, and the Market House to ensure a fireworks display on July 3rd in Hillsdale County. The Chamber Board enthusiastically approved a $5,000 donation to the Fireworks campaign, an amount matching the commitments from County National Bank and the Market House. “We are honored to assist this effort to celebrate our Independence,” said Chamber President Eric Potes. “Our Board thought it was important to continue the 100-plus year tradition of fireworks over the Independence Day weekend and we are delighted to contribute to the display, which will be enjoyed by many in our community.”
Spectators this year will not be able to view the fireworks from the Hillsdale County fairgrounds, as the area will be secured by local authorities to ensure the public’s safety. Community members are encouraged to view the fireworks from neighboring homes, parks, and lakes using appropriate social distancing, and this year’s show will incorporate higher flying fireworks in order to make this possible. Community members are still encouraged to make a donation to this event and future independence events by making a deposit into the All American Celebration account at any County National Bank branch or by donating through a GoFundMe online fundraiser that has been set up under “Light Up The Sky to Celebrate Our Independence”:
“Thanks to the Chamber’s commitment, we are finalizing plans for a great fireworks show on Friday, July 3rd,” said event chairman Brett Boyd. “We appreciate the support of other businesses that have also stepped up in recent days to make this a reality.” Boyd shared that Barrett Insurance of Jonesville and G&G Glass of Hillsdale have also donated significant dollars in recent days to ensure the event.

Details at

4th of July Parade – Grass Lake
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
4th of July Parade - Grass Lake

Saturday, July 4
10 AM – 11 AM

Hosted by Grass Lake Sportsmans Club
13505 Leach Rd
Grass Lake, Michigan 49240

Music and Fireworks – Somerset
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Music in the Park and Fireworks
Sat, July 4
7 pm – Music
Dusk – Fireworks

McCourtie Park
12715 East Chicago Road
Somerset Center, MI


Fireworks in the Irish Hills – Various Locations
Jul 4 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Fireworks Show – over Pleasant Lake
Jul 4 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Fireworks at dark

Saturday, July 4 over Pleasant Lake.
Limited access to the county park at 4401 Styles Rd.

Please respect social distancing.

Fireworks in the Irish Hills – Various Locations
Jul 11 @ 9:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Social Distance Carnival – Book Cottage in Jackson
Jul 18 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Social Distance Carnival - Book Cottage in Jackson

Food, face painting alternative, .50cent games, fun for all! Bring the whole family for a fun filled experience! Free admission, affordable entertainment, get the kids out in a safe outdoor event! We recommend sunscreen, as we will be spread out for social distancing.

Saturday, July 18, 2020
10 AM – 2 PM

Book Cottage
4500 Francis St.
Jackson, Michigan 49203

Care for Life Walk and Run to Benefit Beginnings Care for Life Center – Coldwater
Aug 1 @ 7:30 am – 10:30 am
Care for Life Walk and Run to Benefit Beginnings Care for Life Center - Coldwater

This is a fundraiser event for Beginnings Care for Life Center–the only Pregnancy Care Center in Branch County. BCFLC has been offering free, confidential services to our community since 1996.

This event includes Free Refreshments, a Silent Auction, Children’s Activities, a Drawing for Prizes and Race Awards for Specific Age Categories.

Invite your friends to join you for this fun event!

Schedule of Events:

7:30 On-Site Registration & Packet Pick Up for Walk & Run

Silent Auction, Children’s Activities & Free Refreshments throughout morning

8:15 Welcome & Prayer

8:45 5K Run & 1 Mile Walk Start

9:30 Race Awards (Medals given to 1st-3rd place winners, per categories.)

10:00 Drawing for Prizes (Must be present to win.)

10:15. Silent Auction Winners Announced (Must be present to win.)

Parking available behind First Baptist Church. Registration and signing of waivers required.

1-mile Walk Course: From First Baptist Church to Heritage Park, around walking path and back to church.

5K Run: Starting and ending at First Baptist Church. Course heads East and South, through residential neighborhood. No hills.

Please visit our fundraising page to set up a page of your own or to register for the Run & Walk

Kissed by the Sun Street Fair – Jackson
Aug 1 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virtual Jackson Fairy Festival – Online
Aug 5 all-day
Virtual Jackson Fairy Festival - Online

13th Annual Fairy Festival (Free Admission!)

The Annual Fairy Festival
Free Admission!

The Fairy Festival with take place online; August 5 and 6, 2020. We hope you and your family are well and look forward to celebrating our 13th year with you!

This will be a very special time filled with activities, crafts, and vendors inspired by child-like imagination. Boys and girls can join in the online activities and find the festival full of wonderment and their grown-up companions can’t help but rediscover the child inside themselves as well!

This virtual event is free and includes arts & crafts, story time, a Fairy Garden and Costume Contest, dancing fairies and other performances.

Also find information at:

Find out more HERE.

MercyMe in concert (POSTPONED TO 2021) – Jackson County Fair @ Keely Park in Jackson
Aug 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
MercyMe in concert (POSTPONED TO 2021) - Jackson County Fair @ Keely Park in Jackson



FOR RELEASE: June  2nd, 2020

JACKSON COUNTY FAIR Postponed to 2021 With Entertainment Line-up Intact


JACKSON, MI – We find ourselves in unprecedented times and it is with heavy hearts that the Jackson County Fair Board has made the difficult decision to postpone its 2020 fair to next year, August 8th – 14th, 2021.


The safety and health of the community, guests, volunteers and staff are of the greatest importance to the Jackson County Fair. With this priority in mind together with the uncertainty that it will be safe to gather and celebrate by mid-August, the decision to postpone has been made.


The Jackson County Fair is thrilled to announce that all of its 2020 performers, including country music superstar, Toby Keith, beloved Contemporary Christian music band, MercyMe, and America’s favorite southern rock band, Lynyrd Skynyrd, who will be performing the final year of their Farewell Tour in 2021, have all committed to return to the Jackson County Fair in 2021.


Next years line-up will be:


Sunday, August 8th, 2021 – TOBY KEITH

Monday, August 9th, 2021 – MERCYME

Tuesday, August 10th, 2021 – LYNYRD SKYNYRD


For those who purchased tickets and wish to return their tickets, the Fair is offering a thirty (30) day window to do so in order to receive a refund.


The final day to receive a refund for any tickets purchased in 2020 will be on Thursday, July 2nd. Tickets can be refunded by going online to or by calling 1-800-514-3849.


Tickets purchased for the 2020 Jackson County Fair will be honored for the rescheduled 2021 dates noted above.


We are working closely with MSU Extension to provide a virtual project showcase opportunity to our 4-H and FFA youth exhibitors. Details will be provided in the near future


We can also assure you the 2 big celebrations that have been in the works for 2020, the Grand Opening of the new Keeley Park and the 100th Anniversary of our iconic Grandstands, will be even bigger in 2021.


The Jackson County Fair looks forward to seeing everyone August 8th through 14th, 2021 when we can all sing “Red Solo Cup”, “I Can Only Imagine”, “Free Bird”, and so many more in a safe, healthy and happy environment.

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Around the Park for Autism 5K Run/Walk – Cascades Park in Jackson
Sep 12 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Around the Park for Autism 5K Run/Walk - Cascades Park in Jackson

Saturday, September 12, 2020
10 AM – 12 PM

Cascades Park
1401 S Brown Street
Jackson, Michigan 49203


New date: Saturday, September 12th, 2020

Starts at: Cascades Park of Jackson
Race start: 10:00 am
Individuals: $20
($25 after September 1, $30 day of the event)
Family: $60
(up to 5 people, $75 after Sept. 1, $90 day of event)
Team: $15 each
($20 after September 1, $25 each day of the event)

Proceeds to benefit:
100% of the proceeds go to benefit JASN
programs including sensory-friendly outings
and essential apps to improve quality of life.


Find out more HERE.

Paws in the Park VIRTUAL 5K – Jackson
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Paws in the Park VIRTUAL 5K - Jackson



Join us for our 2nd annual 5k run/walk. Paws in the Park is one of Cascades Humane Society’s largest fundraisers of the year!

Paws in the Park 2020 is on Saturday, September 19th and features a beautiful 5k run/walk through the charming Sparks Foundation Park (aka Cascades Falls Park). Leashed dogs are welcome to attend and participate in the event.


Saturday, September 19, 2020
9 AM – 2 PM

Sparks Foundation County Park
1786-1898 Denton Rd
Jackson, Michigan 49203

NEW this year! Paws in the Park Virtual 5k. Can’t make the race, but want to support CHS and our furry friends? This virtual race you can complete on your own time and at your favorite place. Run, jog, walk, or roll whenever it is convenient to you. Your t-shirt, bib, and medal will be mailed out on September 20th to the address you provide at sign up. Remember to use Strava, RunKeeper, MapMyRun or your preferred APP to keep track of your route and mileage

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Undogstroyable!!!

Find out more HERE.

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Sat Presents The Event with Sanctus Real (NEW DATE) – Michigan Theatre of Jackson
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Join us as we celebrate one of and Christian music’s top artists, Sanctus Real.

106.9, 89.3 The Arbor and The Michigan Theatre of Jackson present The Event with Sanctus Real, a Christian concert in downtown Jackson on Saturday, September 26, 2020 (@ the Michigan Theatre).

Saturday, September 26, 2020 (new date)
7:00 P.M.
Michigan Theatre of Jackson
124 N. Mechanic Street, Jackson, MI 49201

$23.00 Pit (Orchestra)
$19.00 Main Level (Floor)
$13.00 Lower Balcony
$13.00 Upper Balcony
Promo codes can be entered at check-out.

NOTE – If you had previously purchased tickets for the April 4, 2020 date, see The Michigan Theatre’s specific handling of ticket adjustments here.

VIP ADD-ONS: Two levels of VIP packages are available as an “add on” at checkout:

  • $25  Level One VIP:  Includes a meet and greet with the band. 
  • $50  Level Two VIP:  Includes meet and greet with the band, a signed CD, and a signed poster.


Floor-level seats are accessible, along with concessions and bathrooms on the first floor.

Reserved seating tickets are online HERE.

RSVP on Facebook HERE.


Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot – Jackson
Nov 26 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am
Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot - Jackson

Thursday, November 26, 2020
7 AM – 12 PM

Jackson YMCA
127 W. Wesley St.
Jackson, Michigan 49201


The TURKEY TROT is an exciting race for all levels and age groups. You are encouraged to join. Choose from a 5K Run, 5K Walk or a 10K Run. We also offer a Kids Run. The TURKEY TROT race will be professionally chip timed with the results right after the race. Be sure to invite your friends and guests to join you on this exciting THANKSGIVING Day Run!


Adults ~ Early Registration $25 / Race Day $35

Children (0 – 18yrs) ~ $15


Fun Run ~ FREE
With T-Shirt ~ $10


* * TO SHOW OUR APPRECIATION, MOVING FORWARD, WE ARE PLEASE TO ANNOUNCE… That the Jackson Turkey Trot is now offering our MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS a $5.00 Discount.

– Online Registration has already been set up for your convenience. Just enter your Military / First Responder’s ID when prompt.


– Elementary, Middle & High Schools
– Teachers, your Students can now register to represent their school via online registration!
– Designated online school teams have already been created!
– In the Group/Team tab above
– Student Registration Fee: $15
– Online Student Registration will be “LIVE” on September 1, 2020
– Elementary (K – 5th gr) Middle School (6th – 8th gr) High School (9th – 12th gr)
– Email us for further details at:


Special Exclusive Promotion Courtesy From Our Featured Sponsor!
Choose from:
$5.00 Playmaker’s Gift Card or
$5.00 Off Registration with Code
* * Limited Quantities


This race is part of the 2020 ORS Race Series
ORS is proud to be the title sponsor of the ORS Race Series with 11 races of all distances and challenge levels throughout the year.
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists is the leading physical therapy, athletic training and sports performance coaching company in the Jackson area.
The ORS Race Series mission is to create and support opportunities for Jackson and the surrounding communities to get out and move, and to support a healthy and fit lifestyle for all ages.
To learn more click here: Run Jackson – Jackson Race Series

– Not able to participate this year?
Please consider making a Donation by using the Donate.


We’re getting a jump start on asking for Volunteers
for our 2020 Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot.
If you can help, Awesome! …
If you know someone who would like to help too, Double Awesome!!

Contacts us to VOLUNTEER for the Jackson YMCA Turkey Trot

Proceeds Benefit the Jackson YMCA “Strong Kids Strong Community Campaign”