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Music in the Park and Fireworks
Sat, July 4
7 pm – Music
Dusk – Fireworks
12715 East Chicago Road
Somerset Center, MI
Fireworks at dark
Saturday, July 4 over Pleasant Lake.
Limited access to the county park at 4401 Styles Rd.
Please respect social distancing.
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
4500 Francis St.
Jackson, Michigan 49203
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
13th Annual Fairy Festival (Free Admission!)
The Annual Fairy Festival
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: https://jacksonarts.org/fairy
Find out more HERE.
NOTE – THE 2020 MERCYME CONCERT AT JACKSON COUNTY FAIR HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL 2021. SEE THE ANNOUNCEMENT BELOW.
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 www.etix.com 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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Saturday, September 12, 2020
10 AM – 12 PM
1401 S Brown Street
Jackson, Michigan 49203
THIS RACE HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED
New date: Saturday, September 12th, 2020
AROUND THE PARK FOR AUTISM 5K RUN/WALK
Starts at: Cascades Park of Jackson
Race start: 10:00 am
($25 after September 1, $30 day of the event)
(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.
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.
Join us as we celebrate one of HOME.fm and Christian music’s top artists, Sanctus Real.
106.9 HOME.fm, 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).
$23.00 Pit (Orchestra)
TICKET PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE FEES.
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.
REMINDER: THERE IS NO ELEVATOR IN THE MICHIGAN THEATRE OF JACKSON.
Floor-level seats are accessible, along with concessions and bathrooms on the first floor.
Reserved seating tickets are online HERE.
RSVP on Facebook HERE.
LEARN MORE ABOUT SANCTUS REAL HERE.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
7 AM – 12 PM
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
MILITARY & FIRST RESPONDERS:
* * 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.
TURKEY TROT “STUDENT BODY CHALLENGE”
– 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: JacksonTurkeyTrot@gmail.com
FEATURED SPONSOR”S PROMOTION:
Special Exclusive Promotion Courtesy From Our Featured Sponsor!
$5.00 Playmaker’s Gift Card or
$5.00 Off Registration with Code
* * Limited Quantities
ORS RACE SERIES INFORMATION:
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.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED PLEASE & THANK YOU!!
COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS ARE AVAILABLE!
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”