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Events of 4th of July Holiday Weekend

Friday, July 1 Grand River Brewery 9th Anniversary Pig Roast.  4 PM to 11 PM.  It’s time to celebrate!! This Friday we are celebrating our 9th anniversary!  Live music starts at 4 pm.  Hawaiian Buffet and Pig Roast on the side patio at 5 (Tickets are $28 at the door).  PLANET BASIL ALL DAY!  Grand River Brewery, Glick & Mechanic, Downtown Jackson. Live Music with Kev Nichols.  6:30 PM to 9 PM.  Come grab a drink and enjoy some live music from Kevin Nichols in our upstairs. Pet friendly!  Jackson Coffee Company, 201 S. Mechanic Street, Downtown Jackson. First Friday Fireworks.  6 PM to 10 PM.  First Friday Fireworks at ART 634.  Join ART634 for an explosive First Friday. Shop the studios of Art 634, listen to the sounds of Aubrey Musolf, grab some food from Craveable Food Truck, and after dusk enjoy the firework show.  Stop by and enjoy the family-friendly fun! Schedule:  5 PM Craveable Food Truck arrives, 6 - 9 PM Live Music inside with Aubrey Musolf, open studios, vendors, 9 PM Mini Dance Party with Randy Smith Jr. from Exceptional Event Entertainment, 10:15 PM: Fireworks!  Vendors include Chris Blank,  Justine Melville, Mercurial Threads,  Benjamin Suydam, STILarts, Gracie Toth, Third…

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Events of Thursday, June 30, 2022

Summer Kids Film Series.  This week:  “Sing 2”. Michigan Theatre of Jackson is host to the Summer Kids Film Series (Tuesdays through Thursdays) with 11 AM and 2 PM screenings throughout the summer, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Jackson.  Doors open 30 minutes before screen time (10:30 am and 1:30 pm).  Admission is $1.  Kids Combo Small Drink and Popcorn is $4.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson. Summer Nights Concert at Leoni Township Park.  6 PM to 9 PM.  The Leoni Township Parks and Recreation Committee is hosting Summer Nights in the Park from 6 to 9 p.m. every other Thursday throughout the summer at the Leoni Township Park on Fifth Street in Michigan Center. Music, Vendors, Food Trucks and more!  Tonight’s band:  All Direction. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Dinner.  6:30 PM to 10 PM.  Join us for a four course dinner prepared by Chef Colin Theodorus paired with Woodford Reserve Bourbons. A representative from Woodford will join us providing detailed descriptions of each bourbon pairing.  Raffle items will also be available for attendees.  Tickets and menus here.  Veritas, 151 West Michigan Avenue, Jackson. Summer Movies at Napoleon Branch.  2 PM.  Join us for a movie day at the Jackson District Library Napoleon…

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Events of Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Summer Kids Film Series.  This week:  “Sing 2”. Michigan Theatre of Jackson is host to the Summer Kids Film Series (Tuesdays through Thursdays) with 11 AM and 2 PM screenings throughout the summer, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Jackson.  Doors open 30 minutes before screen time (10:30 am and 1:30 pm).  Admission is $1.  Kids Combo Small Drink and Popcorn is $4.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson.  Family Night at the Cascades.  Join us for Family Night at the falls on June 29th. Gordon the Magician will be there to show some amazing tricks!  $10 per family up to 8 Family Members.  Showtime is 7:00 PM.  Cascades Falls. Grass Lake Farmers Market.  4 PM to 7 PM.  This popular Farmers Market features area farmers and vendors with the freshest produce and a wide variety of products.  120 S. Brown Street, Downtown Grass Lake. Soapmaking at the Brooklyn Branch.  11 AM.  Join us for a natural ingredient soap making class at the Brooklyn Branch! Not only will patrons learn how to make soap from scratch, but they will learn about the scientific processes oils and lye undergo to become soap.  This program is presented by Dancing Crane and is intended for ages 15+.…

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Events of Tuesday, June 28, 2022

Summer Kids Film Series.  This week:  “Sing 2”. Michigan Theatre of Jackson is host to the Summer Kids Film Series (Tuesdays through Thursdays) with 11 AM and 2 PM screenings throughout the summer, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Jackson.  Doors open 30 minutes before screen time (10:30 am and 1:30 pm).  Admission is $1.  Kids Combo Small Drink and Popcorn is $4.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson. Jackson YMCA Coffee with the CEO.  4 PM to 5:30 PM.  Looking for a capital campaign update? Want to learn more about upcoming programming?  Drop in for coffee and conversation with YMCA CEO Shawna Tello. Held in the Beaman Lounge downtown. Open to Y & community members.  127 W. Wesley Street, Jackson. Fun in the Sun:  Most Teens Don’t Summer Fun County-Wide Event.   12:30 PM to 3:30 PM.  Join us for our Summer Countywide Event!  Meet teens from throughout Jackson County. Learn how to take care of your mental health, have fun and stay away from vaping, alcohol and other drugs.  Lunch and Snacks Provided. Prizes available!  Martin Luther King, Jr. Center, 1107 Adrian Street, Jackson. Manga Workshop.  10 AM.  Calling all artists for a manga and graphic novels workshop at the Jackson District Library…

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Events of Monday, June 27, 2022

Nixon Water Park Reopens.  11 AM to 3 PM.  Nixon Water Park reopens on Monday, June 27 for the summer season.   The Nixon Water Park is located inside Nixon Park at 400 E. North St. It contains a water slide, full pool, waterfall, and wading area. The complex also hosts an event space for community use. The water park will be open Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Aug. 20. The cost is $5 per person or 10 swim passes for $40. Extended daily hours are likely to be announced later this summer.   Jackson District Library Plant Exchange.  Share your green thumb or start your garden with the help of your neighbors! Visit the Eastern Branch during open hours in the month of June to donate your healthy cuttings or house plants. Then peruse the donations and take home some greenery to brighten your home or yard.  Eastern Branch, Jackson District Library. Music and Movement for Littles.  11 AM.  Join us to introduce your child to the joy of music and movement at an early age. For ages 0-5, with an adult.  This program is led by Kindermusik-certified instructor Candy Sweeney. Registration is required, please register…

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Events of June 24, 25, and 26, 2022

June 24 Cruise In and Concert.  5:30 PM to 9 PM.  Jackson Downtown Development Authority is hosting a variety of events through the summer of 2022. Tonight, Cruise In & Concert.  Cars on display throughout the downtown streets, 5- 9:30 p.m.  Concert and activities atHorace Blackman Park,  W Michigan Ave & S Jackson St, Jackson.  Tonight’s concert features Jackson’s premiere funk and soul band,  Airtight, 6 PM to 8 PM on True Community Credit Union City Square Stage.  Vendors, food trucks, downtown merchant and restaurant specials and more!  Free! Live at the Lab.  7 AM to 9 AM.  Join The Chamber, Jackson County Branch NAACP, and Home.fm at the Lean Rocket Lab as the 106.9 Morning Show goes On the Road. There will be casual networking, business showcases from our NAACP members, and FREE Fortress Cafe coffee for those attending.  Lean Rocket Lab, 133 West Michigan, Downtown Jackson.  We are welcoming in a variety of community members and business owners to highlight the great things going on in Jackson - all morning long! Concord Classic Weekend.  Live music, food, entertainment, games, contests, fireworks, car show, vendors and more!  Gottschalk Park, Concord. Friday’s Schedule: 5:00 pm Food Trucks, Vendors & Bounce Houses Open…

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Events of Thursday, June 23, 2022

21st Annual Uncle Phil's BBQ Fundraiser.  11:30 AM – 2 PM.  Lumen Christi Catholic School (back patio), 3483 Spring Arbor Rd, Jackson.  Join us for the 21st Annual Uncle Phil's BBQ! This fantastic event is a great way to support Junior Achievement, Jackson School of the Arts, and Lumen Christi Catholic School. Stop by between 11:30-1 pm to enjoy delicious food and see just what our beneficiaries are doing within the Jackson community. The cost for this lunch is just $15, with all proceeds going to charity.  Knight's chicken, Tommy Dogs, Shlenker's burgers, salads and more!  Sponsored by  Willis & Machnik Financial Services, LLC. Summer Kids Film Series.  This week:  “Encanto”. Michigan Theatre of Jackson is host to the Summer Kids Film Series (Tuesdays through Thursdays) with 11 AM and 2 PM screenings throughout the summer, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Jackson.  Doors open 30 minutes before screen time (10:30 am and 1:30 pm).  Admission is $1.  Kids Combo Small Drink and Popcorn is $4.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson. Reading the Rainbow Book Club.  5:30 PM to 6:30 PM.  Join our Reading the Rainbow Book Club – a book group for LGBTQIA+ youth and allies to meet and discuss stories and…

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Events of Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Concord Classic.  Join us for the 31st running, featuring some very awesome events!  Fairly flat, fast course. Great race to go after a personal best!  Each year the event draws participants from all over the United States with the proceeds benefiting the Concord High School cross country team and overall running in the Concord community.  We are looking forward to another great event!  Overall Awards will be given to the top male and female finishers of Open (all ages), Masters (40+), and Grandmasters (50+) in the 5k Run, and 5k Walk.  Age Groups Awards to the top 3 places in each age group.  Events begin at 7:10 with Kids Fun Run, 5K Run and 5K Walk at 7:30 PM.  Concord High School. Online registration here.   Presented by Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, ORS Running Series and sponsored by Experience Jackson and JTV.  Cascades Family Night.  7:30 PM.  Live Concert featuring SURF ZUP.  SURF ZUP is on a mission to bring back the great guitar instrumental hits from the 60's. The musical genre known by many, is generally referred to as "Surf Music". The formula is simple but powerful. Guitars, drums, catchy beats, great melodies, and plenty of reverb results in songs that are…

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Events of Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Food Truck Tuesday.  11 AM to 1 PM.  The Jackson Downtown Development Authority presents Food Truck Tuesday, the first and third Tuesdays in June, July and August at Horace Blackman Park, Downtown Jackson.  Today’s entertainment by Cooper Young and Brian Tucker.  Many varieties of foods to choose from, plus drinks and desserts.   Summer Kids Film Series.  This week:  “Encanto”. Michigan Theatre of Jackson is host to the Summer Kids Film Series (Tuesdays through Thursdays) with 11 AM and 2 PM screenings throughout the summer, presented by the Kiwanis Club of Jackson.  Doors open 30 minutes before screen time (10:30 am and 1:30 pm).  Admission is $1.  Kids Combo Small Drink and Popcorn is $4.  Michigan Theatre, Downtown Jackson. Music on the Patio.  7 PM.  Jackson College welcomes the community to a Summer Concert Series on the Potter Center’s “back patio” this summer!  For years, the College presented the Front Porch Concert Series. Now, with renovations and improvements to the Potter Center, the series continues on the back patio! Today’s concert: June 21, Jackson Community Concert Band Summer Concert -- with exciting, light-hearted literature with some classics for spice.   These free concerts will begin at 7 p.m. Some seating available but bringing a lawn…

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Events of Monday, June 20, 2022

Bubbleman at Grass Lake.  11 AM.  Presented by the Jackson District Library, Grass Lake Branch.  Join us to create volcano bubbles, tornado bubbles, kaleidoscope bubbles, square bubbles and more! This event will be held at George Long Elementary. On Two Wheels Monday Evening MTB Ride with Pat.  5:30 PM to 7:30 PM.  This is an On Two Wheels sanctioned MTB ride hosted by Pat. The meeting location will be the Museum Parking lot at Ella Sharp Park. Helmets are REQUIRED for all riders. All skill riders are welcome. Any questions can be directed towards the shop at 517-789-6077.  Grateful Monday with Mike.  6 PM.  Every third Monday of the month, we will be playing a recording of an entire Grateful Dead concert and groovin' on some of the best live music ever performed. This month's installment will be a show performed in our own backyard over in Ann Arbor at the renowned Hill Auditorium on December 14th, 1971. Ironbark Brewing Company, 2610 Kibby Road, Jackson.

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