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01Jul6:00 pm8:00 pmThe Maskathon

02Julallday05alldayTHE MID SOUTH FREEDOM CLASSIC WOOD BAT

02Jul(Jul 2)5:00 pm04(Jul 4)11:59 pmLive & Local Music

02Jul9:00 pm9:45 pmCity of Milan Fireworks

03Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmSummer Wine Down

03Jul8:30 pm9:30 pmMedina Firework Celebration

04Jul10:00 am6:00 pm4th of July at Discovery Park of America

04Jul5:00 pm10:00 pmLexington Festival of the Lakes

04Jul7:30 pm8:30 pmMcKenzie Freedom Festival

04Jul9:00 pm10:00 pmUnion City Fourth of July FireworksUnion City

04Jul9:00 pm10:00 pmSizzle on the RiverFireworks in Pickwick

04Jul9:30 pm10:30 pmFourth of July Fireworks Extravaganzaat Birdsong

07Jul3:00 pm4:00 pmWatch Party: Exploring Mars Science with the Perseverance Rover

07Jul3:00 pm4:00 pmWatch Party: Exploring Mars Science with the Perseverance Rover

09Julallday12alldayNet Elite HS Tournament

09Jul5:00 pm11:00 pmLOLO's Baby Shower Bash

10Jul(Jul 10)12:00 am12(Jul 12)11:59 pmDoubleTree by Hilton MAY-Hem Tournament

11Jul(Jul 11)12:00 am12(Jul 12)11:59 pmFASA Softball State Tournament

11Jul9:00 am2:00 pmMiss Jackson Volunteer Pageant 4-Man Golf Scramble

11Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmVoices In The Vineyard

16Julallday19alldayNet Elite HS Tournament

16Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmVoices In The Vineyard

17Jul(Jul 17)12:00 am19(Jul 19)11:59 pmMid-South Slamfest

17Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmSummer Wine Down

18Jul9:30 am10:30 amPure Barre Pop-Up

23Julallday26alldayTHE MID SOUTH SUPER SELECT

24Julallday26alldayWest Tennessee State Tournament

24Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmSummer Wine Down

25Jul9:00 am4:00 pm10th Annual Motor Mania Car Show

25Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmVoice In The Vineyard

27Jul(Jul 27)9:00 am28(Jul 28)4:00 pmSeussical Audition Workshops

30Jul8:00 pm11:00 pmLucero at Hub City Brewing

31Julallday02AugalldayNet Elite HS Tournament

31Julallday02AugalldaySpringHill/Fairfield Inn & Suites Global Bash Tournament

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Girl’s Day Out Itinerary

Gal pals, brunch, wine, shopping, & coffee - this one's for the girls

FOURTH OF JULY IN JACKSON AND WEST TENNESSEE

A quick look at the calendar displays several events . . .

Tennessee Craft Week Instagram Contest

You're invited to participate in the Tennessee Craft Week Instagram Photo Contest, June 1- June 30, 2020. This contest is open to all craft artists in the state of Tennessee.

Kid’s Day Itinerary

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Things to Do

Travel Resources

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Campgrounds
Joy-O RV Park
Chickasaw State Park
Parkers Crossroads RV Park
Parkway Village RV
Natchez Trace State Park

McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport provides flights with Air Choice One direct service to Atlanta and St. Louis  
 

Outdoors & Sports

Sports

"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

Whether it's a game at The Ballpark to see the Arizona Diamondbacks' AA affiliate, Jackson Generals, or exploring one of our 12 parks covering 800 acres, outdoor recreation and sports offer something for the entire family.

The West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex offers baseball and softball enthusiasts approximately 70 acres of fields adjacent to the Jackson Generals Ballpark. The facility includes a total of 17 fields used for regional and national baseball and softball tournaments, clinics and collegiate tournaments. The season runs from March - October.
 

Outdoors

When you visit Jackson you are within an hour or two drive to numerous state parks, including Shiloh National Military Park; Reelfoot Lake, which America’s bald eagle calls home in winter; and Chickasaw State Park and Natchez Trace State Park with their rustic trails and picnic areas. Paris Landing State Park and Pickwick State Park — northeast and southeast respectively from Jackson — sit on the scenic Tennessee River and offer boating, golf courses, lodging and other recreational activities. The Hatchie River National Wildlife Refuge remains the longest continuous stretch of naturally meandering river in the lower Mississippi River Valley.

History & Civil War

"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

To begin to tell the stories of the Civil War and the impact on the communities, well let's just say, we're still uncovering them. From Shiloh National Military Park to the Denmark Presbyterian Church, Jackson and West Tennessee saw tremendous activity over the course of the war.  

Yet, out of the ashes of war, Tennesseans black and white built a new society where slavery was abolished and citizenship redefined. As such, Congress has designated the state as the Tennessee Civil War National Heritage Area. Tennessee's landscape contains many powerful reminders of the Civil War from battlefields and monuments in places such as Shiloh and Chattanooga, to the sites along the Civil War Trails stretching from Memphis to the Tri-Cities. See the maps of the time, the flags that led the regiments, and the timeline of events that forever changed the physical, social, and economic face of Tennessee.  

Visit TNcivilwar.org for a look at the State of Tennessee in it's entirety or select "Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.  

Sue Shelton White "One of Tennessee’s most effective suffragists, and West Tennessee native was one of the first women court reporters in the state in 1907. White joined the woman suffrage movement and helped organize the Jackson Equal Suffrage League in 1911. While working to increase support for suffrage in Tennessee, she served as recording secretary for the Tennessee Equal Suffrage Association beginning in 1913. She later came to believe that the policies and methods of the more activist National Woman’s Party (NWP) were more effective and changed her allegiance in 1918." - to learn more visit the website and facebook page.

Arts & Culture

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"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

The variety of arts, theater and music may surprise you — but Jackson has a long history as the entertainment center of West Tennessee, and the growing number of students and professionals keep it vibrant.

Music Heritage

Looking for Live Music?

 

Visit our Weekly Listing of Live Music

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Can you hear it? It's the beat you can only find in Jackson, halfway between Memphis' Beale Street and Nashville's Broadway in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle. This is where Elvis cut his teeth with Carl Perkins and Rock-A-Billy was born. Blues music flowed throughout the cotton fields of the region and today's talent is an exciting cross between the numerous genres of the region.

The Americana Music Triangle connects you to the people, places and stories of the world's number one music destination!

Jackson’s AMP at the West Tennessee The outdoor amphitheater next to the West Tennessee Farmer’s Market hosts free concerts by local and regional artists and movies on a large screen from May to October. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets and a picnic basket for an evening under the stars. Vendors sell food at many of the events.

Carl Perkins’ Grave Music legend and rockabilly pioneer Carl Perkins is buried in Jackson’s Ridgecrest Cemetery. When he died Jan. 19, 1998, people traveled from around the world to attend his funeral. Beatles guitarist George Harrison played Perkins’ song, “Your True Love,” during the funeral.

Carnegie Tennessee Legends of Music Museum Built in 1903 as a free library, the Carnegie Center now holds the rich history of Jackson’s musical past. It highlights the lives of local artists like Carl Perkins, Wink Martindale and Sonny Boy Williamson, the location of the first Hard Rock Cafe in the United States by founder and Jackson native Isaac Tigrett, and Jackson’s role in rock’n’roll and the birth of rockabilly.

The Jackson Area Plectral Society’s Jam Session at Casey Jones Village The Jackson Area Plectral Society holds a free jam session of old-time music from 6-9pm every Thursday.

The Ned McWherter Cultural Arts Center Attached to Jackson’s former City Hall, The Ned is the center of arts attractions downtown. You’ll find art shows, Jackson Theatre Guild productions and performers from across the country.

John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson’s Grave Blairs Chapel C.M.E. Cemetery, Blairs Chapel Road John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson was the first great blues harmonica player — easily one of the most important of the pre-war era. He made the harmonica a worthy lead instrument and opened the door for many famous players, such as Little Walter, Billy Boy Arnold and Junior Wells.

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"Plan Your Visit" to learn more about Jackson and West Tennessee's sites.

People visiting Jackson find there is a lot to like. When Country connected to the Blues in Jackson the sound was heard around the world and Rock-A-Billy was born. Jackson is where baseball players, beauty queens, heroes, and legends are all connected. Jackson offers great place to stay, great places to eat, great places to shop, fun things to do, and interesting things to learn.

The variety of arts, theater and music may surprise you, but Jackson has a long history as the entertainment center of West Tennessee. As you would expect in a city of 60,000 serving a region of over 500,000, with this many facets, Jackson offers a pleasing variety of neighborhoods, churches and religious activities, and many places to relax and get away - or to get some fresh air and exercise. People who've moved to Jackson tell us that once you live here you'll always want to stay.  

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Travel

Find the perfect hotel. Identify the right set of attractions. Create a balanced list of restaurant options for every taste and budget. Most important, design a complete travel experience that will be appealing to every visitor. The job of the group tour operator can be challenging, and no one knows that better than Visit Jackson TN!

The ultimate liaison, Visit Jackson TN can help you save time, money and create a memorable visitor experience by connecting you to hotels, attractions and restaurants. You don’t need to make the calls or send out the leads, we do it for you.

Visit Jackson TN can also assist with numerous other services, including but not limited to:

Contact Paige Keith at pkeith@jacksontn.com or 731.425.8333 to learn more!





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Jackson, TN 38301

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Girl’s Day Out Itinerary

July 2, 2020

When the working week is done, girls just wanna have fun! Ladies, enjoy our one day itinerary built just for you!


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Jackson TN Weekends

There is a lot to do in Jackson and West Tennessee, but here is a great place to start. We have picked out enough things for you to have the best weekend ever in Jackson! If you are looking for more information, please request our visitors guide.


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Americana Music Triangle

Where History Made Music. Then Music Made History. The Americana Music Triangle connects you to the people, places and stories of the world’s number one music destination.


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TN Vacation.com

Discover the authentic experiences and places that can only be found in Tennessee. Visit the statewide tourism website!


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Walking Tall Trail

Rockabilly, rails and legendary trails. Explore Southwest Tennessee’s charming small towns, mom-and-pop eateries, courthouse squares and barbecue gems. Dig a little deeper and you’ll uncover the fascinating stories, people, and places that have shaped American history and culture.


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Cotton Junction Trail

Teapots to sweet spots. Get ready for a rural journey through Northwest Tennessee, named for the hypnotic beauty of the region’s signature cotton fields in early fall. It’s dotted with amazing stories, historic landmarks, and unique sights.


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