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13Nov(Nov 13)6:00 pm03Jan(Jan 3)10:00 pmShadrack's Christmas Wonderland

20Nov(Nov 20)5:00 pm30Dec(Dec 30)9:00 pmLet It Glow Light Show

21Novallday20DecalldayChoose 'n' Cut Christmas Trees

27Novallday18DecalldayWard Grove Christmas Tree Farm

27Nov(Nov 27)12:00 am24Dec(Dec 24)11:59 pmSanta's Come to Townpictures with Santa & more

01Decallday31alldayChristmas in the Park

01Decallday30alldayLight it up Brownsville

01DecalldayalldayTree of Warmth

02Dec6:30 pm7:30 pmIt's a Whoville Christmas in Milan, TN

03Dec5:00 pm9:00 pmChristmas Open Houseat Lazy Suzy

03Dec5:30 pm8:00 pmBallet Arts Nutcracker Gala 2020

03Dec6:00 pm7:00 pmYoga at the Vineyardat Crown Winery

03Dec7:00 pm8:00 pmHenderson Christmas Parade

03Dec7:00 pm8:30 pmAfter Hours: Holiday Edition

04Dec7:00 pm8:30 pmAfter Hours: Holiday Edition

05Dec10:00 am3:30 pmPJ's & Polar Express

05Dec10:00 am8:00 pmMerry S'loonshine Market

05Dec10:00 am1:00 pmClay Rice Silhouettes at Mags and Lulu

05Dec11:00 am12:00 pmFamily Christmasthe Jackson Symphony

05Dec7:30 pm8:30 pmA Tennessee Christmas

06Dec1:00 pm3:00 pmChristmas Market @ The Venue at Twin Oaks

06Dec3:00 pm4:00 pmChristmas Cheerthe Jackson Symphony

07Dec6:00 pm9:00 pmBolivar Christmas Parade

07Dec7:00 pm8:30 pmA Hub City Christmas

10Dec4:00 pm7:00 pmVisits with Santa / Pop Up Shops

11Dec(Dec 11)11:00 am13(Dec 13)5:00 pmPolar Express

11Dec(Dec 11)6:00 pm13(Dec 13)9:00 pmLighting of the Park

11Dec(Dec 11)7:00 pm13(Dec 13)4:00 pmThe Nutcrackerpresented by Ballet Arts of Jackson

12Dec8:00 am3:00 pm5th Annual Holiday Hustle

12Dec8:00 am11:00 amPancakes With Santa

12Dec9:00 am8:00 pmTHE DICKENS CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL - HENDERSON

12Dec5:15 pm7:15 pmDrive Through Art Exhibit

13Dec12:00 pm5:00 pm6th Annual Our Jackson Home Holiday Show

14Dec6:30 pm8:30 pmSavannah 2020 Christmas Parade on Display

19Dec12:00 pm2:00 pmWreaths Across America

News

2020 Christmas Parades and Lights

West TN Christmas Parades and Light Shows for 2020

For The Love of Jackson!

Shop, dine and play inside Madison County and win a grand prize package

Brooks Shaw’s Old Country Store Returns To Buffet

Old Country Store has implemented additional safety precautions, including hand sanitizer stations throughout the restaurant

Fall Faves

September kicked off fall, but October brings many of our fall favorites. The weather is cooling down, and some seasonal treats and activities are on our minds. Let us introduce you to some of the local favorites in our area for the season. We hope you'll come see us and enjoy our suggestions as much […]

Things to Do

Travel Resources

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

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.  

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

2020 Christmas Parades and Lights

December 1, 2020

Below is Visit Jackson's official list of West TN Christmas Parades and Light Shows for 2020! Many of our annual parades have canceled or made adjustments due to COVID-19, so we will be updating our list constantly. We invite you to come join us in kicking off the holiday season in and around the Jackson, TN area!  

11/13 - 1/3 - Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland - Jackson

11/20 - 12/30 - Let It Glow Light Show - Discovery Park of America

11/30 - Trenton Christmas Parade - 6pm

12/1 - 12/31 - Christmas in the Park - Pickwick Landing State Park

12/1 - 12/30 - Light It Up Brownsville - Brownsville

12/2 - Milan Christmas Parade - 6:30pm

            tree lighting ceremony Facebook live on 12/1 at 5:30pm on City of Milan page

12/3 - Henderson Christmas Parade -7pm

            also stream live on Henderson/Chester County Chamber Facebook page

12/7 - Bolivar Christmas Parade - 6pm

12/7 - A Hub City Christmas Concert *televised* - 7pm

          taking the place of the Jackson Christmas Parade

12/11 - 12/13 - Lighting of the Park - Chickasaw State Park

12/14 - Savannah Christmas Parade (On Display) - 6:30pm


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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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