Calendar

24Sepallday06NovalldayGreen Acres Farm

29Sepallday02OctalldayOscar & FelixJackson Theatre Guild

29Sepallday02OctalldayFall Harvest Festival

30Sepallday02OctalldayJackson's Hub City Flea Market

30Sepallday02OctalldaySunset Valley Farms

30Sep01OctThe Jacob Barker Musicfest

01Octallday02alldayFall Slugfest

01Oct8:00 amKent Jones Bicycle Century Tour & 5K

01Oct9:00 am4:00 pmJackson Sports Cards & Collectibles Show

01Oct10:00 am4:00 pmJackson International Food & Arts Festival

01Oct10:00 am02(Oct 2)6:00 pmDonnell Century Farm Adventure

06Octallday09alldayFall Harvest Festival

06Oct(Oct 6)9:00 am07(Oct 7)2:00 pmFall Plant Sale

06Oct7:00 pmFall 2022 Concert

07Octallday09alldayGlobal State Battle of the Belts

07Octallday09alldaySunset Valley Farms

08Oct(Oct 8)10:00 am09(Oct 9)6:00 pmDonnell Century Farm Adventure

08Oct11:00 am10:00 pmJackson Pride 2022

08Oct5:00 pm7:00 pmBilly King Memorial Redback Hymnal Singing

08Oct7:00 pm10:00 pmVoices in the Vineyard

13Octallday16alldayFall Harvest Festival

14Octallday16alldayTENNESSEE STATE OPEN- ADULT TOURNAMENT

14Octallday16alldaySunset Valley Farms

14Octallday16alldaySportsplex Fall Championships

15OctalldayalldayHatchie Fall Fest

15Oct(Oct 15)10:00 am16(Oct 16)6:00 pmDonnell Century Farm Adventure

15Oct(Oct 15)10:00 am16(Oct 16)5:00 pm4th Annual Vendor Fair

15Oct11:00 am12:00 pmThe Jackson Symphony - Family Concerts

15Oct7:30 pm9:30 pmThe Jackson Symphony - October Pops

20Octallday23alldayFall Harvest Festival

20Oct5:30 pm9:00 pmTake Your Girls Night Out 5K

21Octallday23alldaySunset Valley Farms

21Octallday23alldayMID-SOUTH SELECT SUPER NIT

22Oct(Oct 22)10:00 am23(Oct 23)6:00 pmDonnell Century Farm Adventure

22Oct10:00 am5:00 pmBlack Southern Writers and the American Experiment

22Oct1:00 pm5:00 pmJACKSON BREW FEST

22Oct2:00 pm4:00 pmJackson Buddy Walk

22Oct3:00 pm6:00 pmCrutchfield - Live at the AMP

22Oct7:00 pm9:00 pmDailey & Vincent

27Octallday30alldayFall Harvest Festival

28Octallday30alldaySunset Valley Farms

28Oct7:00 pm11:30 pmDavid Nail with Tyler Braden

28Oct8:00 pm11:59 pmDirt and Disco Party

29Oct7:30 am2022 West TN Heart Walk

29Oct(Oct 29)10:00 am30(Oct 30)6:00 pmDonnell Century Farm Adventure

29Oct6:00 pmMayhem at the Walgrave Astoriaa murder mystery to die for

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News

Jackson International Food And Art Festival Celebrates 8 Years

Parade of cultures, food, children's activities

Tennessee Tourism 2021 Economic Impact

Visitor spending results in $625 in tax savings per household

Things to Do

Welcome to Jackson

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Travel Resources

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

McKellar-Sipes Regional Airport provides flights with Southern Express Airways direct service to Atlanta and upcoming flights to Destin  
  Hub City Travel offers professional drivers and luxury transportation in Jackson and to Sporting Events, Arts, Entertainment, Airport Transfers and Corporate Travel.

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.

A Walking Tour of Jackson's East Main Historic District JacksonHome_WalkingTourBrochure_ (003) Jackson’s historic East Main Street encompasses a wide variety of stunning architectural styles, from Victorian, Italianate, Gothic, Colonial Revival, and Craftsman bungalows dating from the decade of the Civil War to the early 20th century. The district is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

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

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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

Jackson International Food And Art Festival Celebrates 8 Years

September 15, 2022

Join us from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm, Saturday, October 1, 2022, for the eighth annual Jackson International Food and Art Festival located on the Court Square in Downtown Jackson. Food and art are important themes present in all cultures, countries, and religions, and the festival serves as a place for all cultures to share their cuisine, art, and traditional performances in downtown Jackson. The free event will include:

  • Parade of Cultures
  • Food Booths (small fees for samples)
  • Performances (Music, Demonstration, Dancing and, Storytelling)
  • Booths (Merchandise or Business, Artists and Craftsman, Cultural Activities and Demonstrations)
The festival’s mission is to spread cultural awareness, promote cross-cultural engagement, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds of residents throughout West Tennessee.  With a goal of reminding the community that despite differences in appearance, how we worship, or where we come from, there is far more that unites us than divides us.   Our business sponsors are very important to the growth of the festival each year. And we’d like to thank them for making this festival possible: The City of Jackson Dignitaries:  National Endowment for the Arts, West TN Healthcare, Jackson State Community College and Delta Faucet Company Diplomats:  TN Arts Commission, Central West TN Association of Realtors, Hitachi, ABB, TBDN, Toyota Boshoku, Gerdau, AARP Attache:  The Jackson Clinic, West TN Bank, Leaders Credit Union, Bank of Jackson, Edward Jones, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, Pacific Manufacturing, Kristi Seaton Turnbow Delegates:  Community Bank, First Citizens National Bank, Regions Bank, Krenis Law Firm Friends:  Glen Vanderford   Without these generous companies the JIFAF wouldn’t be what it is today!   If you are interested in being involved, please select from the links below: To learn more about registration and sponsorship opportunities, or to be a part of the festival visit www.JIFAF.com, Facebook, Instagram


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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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