Calendar

02Jul6:00 pm10:00 pmWine Down

02Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmRed, White, & Bolivar

02Jul7:00 pm10:00 pmCity of Milan Firework Show 2021

02Jul8:30 pm10:00 pmCity of Medina Fireworks

02Jul8:30 pm10:30 pmTennessee Safari Drive-In: Fast and Furious 9

03Jul5:00 pm10:00 pmIndependence Day Celebration - Trimble

03Jul6:15 pm9:30 pmSunset Firework Cookout Cruise

03Jul7:00 pm9:30 pmVoices in the Vineyard

03Jul8:00 pm10:00 pmTerry Community Firework Show

03Jul8:30 pm10:00 pmCity of McKenzie Fireworks

04Jul2:00 pm10:00 pmWhite Squirrel Festival

04Jul2:00 pm10:00 pmSelmer Freedom Fest

04Jul4:00 pm9:00 pmFirefighters Freedom Festival

04Jul5:00 pm10:00 pmFestival of the Lakes

04Jul9:00 pm10:00 pmANNUAL 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS AT PICKWICK LANDING STATE PARK

04Jul9:00 pm10:00 pmUnion City Fireworks

07Jul(Jul 7)6:00 pm10(Jul 10)9:00 pmJackson Sings The Gospel

08Jul9:00 am5:00 pmSummer Celebration

08Jul7:00 pm9:00 pmAmerican Legion Barndance

08Jul7:00 pm9:30 pmVoices in the Vineyard

08Jul7:00 pm9:00 pmCountry Line Dancing

09Jul12:00 pm1:00 pmSnakes of Tennessee

09Jul6:00 pm10:00 pmWine Down

09Jul6:45 pm9:30 pmAMP Music Series - Jimmy Taylor Blues Band

09Jul8:30 pm10:30 pmTennessee Safari Drive-In: 8 Seconds

10Jul10:00 am12:00 pmJackson TN UnderDawgs Community Day

10Jul10:30 am11:00 amYoga at the Park

10Jul11:00 am5:00 pmScavenger Hunt at the Winery

10Jul12:30 pm2:30 pmQuilling 101 Workshop

10Jul(Jul 10)3:00 pm18(Jul 18)8:00 pm100,000+ Bloom Sunflower Festival

10Jul3:30 pm4:00 pmAtlatl and Tomahawks

10Jul4:00 pm5:00 pmWildlife Scavenger Hunt

10Jul8:30 pm10:30 pmTennessee Safari Drive-In: 8 Seconds

11Jul10:30 am11:00 amBirds of Prey Feeding

11Jul3:30 pm4:30 pmKayak Guided Tour

14Jul5:00 pm7:00 pmTrivia Night at Mama Baudo's Chow Bella

14Jul6:45 pm8:45 pm2000's Music Trivia

16Jul1:30 pm2:30 pmPhotography Scavenger Hunt

16Jul6:00 pm10:00 pmWine Down

16Jul8:00 pm9:00 pmSunset Float

16Jul8:30 pm10:30 pmTennessee Safari Drive-In: Dirty Dancing

17Jul9:00 am12:00 pmArtisan Pop-Up at the Local

17Jul9:00 am1:00 pmSummer Art Market at Woodstock Bakeshop

17Jul7:00 pm9:30 pmVoices in the Vineyard

17Jul8:00 pm9:45 pmMovie in the Park: Raya and the Last Dragon

17Jul8:30 pm10:30 pmTennessee Safari Drive-In: Dirty Dancing

18Jul1:00 pm8:00 pmSunflower Sundays at Sunset Valley Farms

22Jul7:00 pm9:00 pmCountry Line Dancing

23Jul6:00 pm10:00 pmWine Down

23Jul6:45 pm9:30 pmAMP Series - King Beez

23Jul8:30 pm10:30 pmTennessee Safari Drive-In: Smokey and the Bandit

24Jul9:00 am12:00 pmChristmas in July Pop-Up

24Jul8:30 pm10:30 pmTennessee Safari Drive-In: Smokey and the Bandit

24Jul8:45 pm10:00 pmBoy Named Banjo

25Jul1:00 pm8:00 pmSunflower Sundays at Sunset Valley Farms

29Jul6:00 pm9:00 pmCountry Line Dancing

30Jul6:00 pm10:00 pmWine Down

31Jul5:30 am6:30 amSunrise Float

31Jul9:00 am12:00 pm731 Day at the Local

31Jul2:30 pm3:30 pmPaddleboarding 101

31Jul2:30 pm8:00 pm731Day: Porchfest | Presented by Jackson Hidden Tracks

31Jul8:30 pm11:00 pmPorchfest After Party

News

Farmers Market Week

National Farmers Market Week... it's a real thing!

Tennessee Tax Free Weekend

Clothing, school supplies and computers.  Food, food ingredients, and prepared foods.

Our Jackson Home & Jackson Hidden Tracks Present Porchfest

CENTERED AROUND CAMPBELL LAKE ON CRESCENT | WESTWOOD | PROSPECT | CAMPBELL

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 Boutique Air 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 West Tennessee Healthcare Sportsplex 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.  

Local Civil Rights Trailblazers Honored with Woolworth Sit-In Exhibit at Jackson Tennessee's City Hall. A new exhibit at City Hall will honor the “freshman four” civil rights pioneers from Lane College including Shirlene Mercer, Kimmie Davis, Wesley McClure and Ernest Brooks, Sr.

In the fall of 1960, young college students fought to end racial segregation in a southern town through sit-in protests at Woolworth’s store. The activists endured threats, harassment and had objects thrown at them when they chose to sit at the “whites only” lunch counter within the store. This protest sparked a movement throughout the city as demonstrations moved on to other businesses downtown in an effort to fight Jim Crow laws and end segregation. The brave actions by this group are part of Jackson’s history and American history.



The “freshman four” were instrumental in changing the laws in Jackson and subsequently had a lasting impact on generations of African Americans in Jackson. Woolworth's was located at the corner of Main Street and North Liberty Street in Jackson, Tennessee. This is where the City Hall is now located.

This is the second Woolworth sit-in exhibit in Jackson and will be located on the first floor of city hall. The first exhibit can be found at the Old Country Store in Casey Jones Village and was installed in February 2020. Stools for the exhibit were donated by the late Clark Shaw of Brooks Shaw’s Old County Store.

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

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

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.  

Group
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 Lori Nunnery at lnunnery@jacksontn.com or 731.425.8333 to learn more!





Jackson/Madison County Convention & Visitor Bureau


197 Auditorium Street
Jackson, TN 38301

731.425.8333 | lnunnery@jacksontn.com


Jackson News

Farmers Market Week

July 30, 2021

Did you know there’s such a thing as Farmers Market Week? Well there is, and it is the first week of August. It has been celebrated annually since 1999.      Our Farmers’ Market has so many offerings, from fresh produce to homemade crafts and hot breakfasts to a variety of plants. If you’re lucky, you might even catch some live music as you wander. Earlier on Saturday mornings, people line the street for the giant Amish donuts - they’re a crowd favorite. It's located right in the heart of Downtown, so you can make a whole day of it if you feel like it. You can just swing over to the Local or to the Walk to shop, eat, or check out the pop-up shops they're known to host! Plus, right in the area you've got shops like LD2 Market Shoppes and restaurants like the Blacksmith or Rock'n Dough when you're ready for lunch. Also, just across the street you've got the mini game park overlooked by the 'Love Your Neighborhood' mural, what could be more fitting?      Why shop at a farmers’ market? Because you’re supporting small businesses and family farms and the local economy. Plus, there’s nothing like fresh produce that has been grown and selected with care. It just tastes better. Meeting and building relationships with the vendors you’re supporting is so fun too. It builds such a sense of community. Basically what you might want to ask is why would you not!     The West Tennessee Farmers’ Market is located in Jackson and is the largest one in our region. It is open Tuesday - Saturday from 7AM - 4PM. It has two sheds, one strictly for in-state vendors and one for Tennessee and out-of-state vendors. While it’s open through the week, Saturday is the busiest, with the most vendors and patrons. Something that makes our Farmers’ Market unique is that they do a mobile market on Tuesdays in partnership with the City of Jackson and Jackson Housing Authority to bring the market to seniors in our community.    So this National Farmers Market Week, support your local farmers’ market, or come check ours out. Everyone is welcome!


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Walking Tall Trail

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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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