29Aprallday06MayalldayTennessee Iris Festival

30Aprallday06Mayallday42nd Annual Trenton Teapot Festival

01May7:00 pmJACB Spring Concert "A Night at the Movies"

01May7:00 pmJackson Area Community Bands Spring 2023 Concert

04May7:00 am8:35 pmMayor's Prayer BreakfastThe Jackson Area Ministerial Association is hosting the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast

04May6:00 pm9:00 pm10th Annual Speaking of Art

05Mayallday07alldayJackson's Hub City Flea Market

05Mayallday07alldayDream Center Challenge Baseball Tournament

05Mayallday07alldayHatchie Birdfest 2023

05Mayallday06alldayTennessee Safari Drive-In Theater showing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

05Mayallday07allday10th Annual Hatchie Birdfest 2023

05May(May 5)9:00 am06(May 6)1:00 pmUT Gardens Spring Plant Sale 2023

05May10:00 am2:00 pmFood Truck Fridays

05May3:00 pm6:00 pmFirst Friday Art Walk

05May5:30 pmRhythm on the Rails

05May7:30 pmLive Music at Williams Auditorium - All About Joel

05May7:30 pm9:30 pmAll About Joel - Billy Joel Tribute

06Mayallday07alldayVintage Makers Music and Arts Festival

06May9:00 am3:00 pmFriends of Heart and Hub City Picklers - Pickleball Tournament

06May10:00 am5:00 pmSpring Art Fest Pop-Up Event

07Mayallday13alldayThe West Tennessee Strawberry Festival

08May7:30 pmTiffany Shadows - US Tour

09May5:30 pmArts Backstage 2023

09May7:30 pmTiffany Shadows - US Tour

11May5:30 pmWedge at Pope Park

11May6:00 pm10:00 pmBoots & Bling 2023

12MayalldayalldayRay Fulcher on Tour

12Mayallday14alldayMother's Day Weekend Classic Baseball Tournament

12Mayallday13alldayTennessee Safari Drive-In Theater showing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

12May10:00 am2:00 pmFood Truck Fridays

12May5:30 pmRhythm on the Rails

13May10:00 am2:00 pmFamily Fest 2023

13May10:00 am4:00 pmThomas Media - Jackson's Home Expo

13May11:00 am4:00 pmMimosas for Mom

13May7:00 pmVoices in the Vineyard 2023 - The Grove Band

13May7:00 pm9:30 pmEtta May

14May10:30 am2:00 pmMother's Day Brunch at the DoubleTree

15May(May 15)8:00 am22(May 22)4:00 pmVirtual Honeybee 5K

18May5:30 pm6:30 pmCardio on the Court

19MayalldayalldayWine Down at Crown Winery

19Mayallday20alldayTennessee Safari Drive-In Theater showing Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

19Mayallday21alldayUSSSA MID-SOUTH SELECT SUPER NIT Baseball Tournament

19May10:00 am2:00 pmFood Truck Fridays

19May5:30 pmRhythm on the Rails

19May6:00 pmA Night at the French Open Adult Tennis Mixer

19May7:30 pmAMP Music Series - King Beez

20MayalldayalldayBemis Day 2023

20May10:00 am12:30 pmKid's Tennis Festival

20May6:00 pm9:00 pmHeart of the Hub City Dance Night

20May7:00 pm9:00 pmBuck Wild Comedy Tour

25Mayallday27alldayBuford Pusser Festival 2023

25May7:30 pmTravis Tritt 2023: Jackson, TN

26MayalldayalldayWine Down at Crown Winery

26Mayallday28alldayHub City Invasion

26Mayallday28alldayTerry Moore Memorial Tournament

26May10:00 am2:00 pmFood Truck Fridays

26May5:30 pmRhythm on the Rails

26May7:00 pmLive Music at Williams Auditorium - Larry Gatlin

26May7:00 pmAn Evening with Larry Gatlin

27MayalldayalldayBig Bang's Memorial Day Salute

27Mayallday28alldayExit 56 Blues Fest

27Mayallday29alldayMemorial Day Weekend at Shiloh Battlefield

27May11:00 amTennis Play Day and Court Grand Opening

27May7:00 pmBig Mike's Comedy Blast presents J. Anthony Brown

27May7:00 pmVoices in the Vineyard 2023 - The Skeleton Krew

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Memorial Day in West Tennessee

Memorial Day programs between the dates of May 26-May 29.

Shiloh Battlefield to Commemorate Memorial Day with a Weekend of Activities

The public is invited to visit with these historians and ask questions to learn more about the military experiences of Americans through time.

City of Jackson Fire Department Names New Division Chief/Fire Marshal

Fire Marshal Billingsley will oversee all fire prevention activities within the department, including public education, fire inspections, and fire investigation.

City of Jackson Recreation and Parks and Ballet Arts, INC. Presents Heart of the Hub City Dance Night

The goal of Hub City Dance Night is to bring the community together in a fun and positive way.

Things to Do

Welcome to Jackson


Jackson is a favorite for those who love both the bustling activity of a mid-size city and appreciate the qualities of a nearby rural environment. Located halfway between Memphis and Nashville conveniently on Interstate 40, and in the heart of the Americana Music Triangle, Jackson is where country music connected to the blues and the sound of Rock-A-Billy was heard around the world.


Affordability is one of the community’s strengths. The median cost of available housing is below national and regional averages. Prospective homeowners may choose between new and established neighborhoods for homes within any price range. Factor in the low cost of living and people may invest a greater percentage of income into housing. Transfers often find their equity goes further in Jackson.


With more than two million square feet of retail space, Jackson has a variety of retail stores from quaint, local boutiques to national retailers ranking among the top 100 retail markets in the United States. The trade area consists of 13 West Tennessee counties with a population of around 400,000, allowing for many services and amenities no normally found in a community its size.


Downtown Jackson has a vibrant selection of retail, restaurants, apartments and single family homes. Spaces for businesses to grow and venues to accommodate entertainment are available.


Jackson offers numerous sports for a host of adult and children’s recreational leagues, golf courses, tennis courts, bowling centers, baseball, T-ball, softball, soccer and other activities including croquet and pickeball courts! Hiking and cycling trails can found along with many places to enjoy water recreation such as kayaking and fishing. Middle Fork Bottoms, a new 800 natural area, includes paved walking trails, 10 acre fishing lake, overlooks, boardwalks and kayaking among other activities. West TN Healthcare Sportsplex – featuring 17 baseball and softball fields, 2 dog parks, 20 public parks covering 800 acres. BMX races, rodeos and horse shows, historic reenactments


From the Jackson Symphony to concerts at the AMP, from Jackson Theatre Guild community productions to Ballet Arts, Jackson celebrates the arts. The Jackson Arts Council connects and strengthens the arts, making the accessible and 50 non profit arts organizations make up the coalition.

Jackson’s public art installations are increasing the murals, sculpture and other mediums throughout the community.

Jackson: Hidden Tracks shares the music story of our region. From Carl Perkins to Tina Turner to LOLO and Jonathan Singleton, music runs deep here. Download our playlist and connect with our music! With over 40 locally inspired restaurants, numerous retail and tourism attractions, Visit Jackson, TN is here to assist in your exploration of Jackson! Download our APP today!

Travel Resources

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

Joy-O RV Park
Chickasaw State Park
Blue Acres RV 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


"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.


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 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

"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. From the Jackson Symphony to concerts at the AMP, from Jackson Theatre Guild community productions to Ballet Arts, Jackson celebrates the arts.

The Jackson Arts Council connects and strengthens the arts, making the accessible and 50 non profit arts organizations make up the coalition. Jackson’s public art installations are increasing the murals, sculpture and other mediums throughout the community.

Music Heritage

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"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 or 731.425.8333 to learn more!


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Memorial Day in West Tennessee

May 24, 2023

Memorial Day Events happening in West Tennessee

Friday, May 26, 2023

Friday, May 26 - 10:00 am Annual Memorial Day commemoration at TN State Veterans Cemetery at Parker’s Crossroads TN State Veterans Cemetery at Parker's Crossroads 693 Wildersville Road Wildersville, TN 38388 Public is invited to attend this event.

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Saturday, May 27 - 9:00 am VFW Post 6496 Memorial Day Remembrance Program Ridgecrest Cemetery 200 Ridgecrest Rd Jackson, TN 38305 Please pause, attend this community event, and reflect on those who gave their life for us in serving our country and providing us the freedom and peace that we cherish every day! Following the brief ceremony, participants will place American flags on the graves of veterans buried in the cemetery. VFW Post 6496 will provide the flags. The free event is open to the public. Due to the outdoor nature of the location, please bring your own lawn chair.   Saturday, May 27 11:00 am-4:00 pm Memorial Day Bikes, Brews and BBQ Bumpus Harley Davidson of Jackson 326 Carriage House Dr Jackson, TN 38305 Join us for a Memorial Day celebration filled with motorcycles, beer, BBQ, and heartfelt remembrance. Saturday, May 26 (9 am-3:30 pm)-Sunday, May 27 (10 am-3 pm) U.S. Military History Timeline Shiloh Battlefield Visitor Center 1055 Pittsburg Landing Rd Shiloh, TN 38376 Living historians will present programs on the front lawn. Arms, uniforms, and equipment from the Revolutionary War through World War Two will be on display. Live fire programs will be presented each day at 11 am and 2 pm. Bring your lawn chairs or blankets and join us for one of the longest continually running Memorial Day services in West Tennessee. The one hour ceremony will start at 11:00 am and feature a military flag presentation, music by the Kossuth High School Jazz Band and the Adamsville First Baptist Church Children’s Choir, a keynote speaker, a firing salute and the playing of Taps.

Sunday, May 28, 2023

Sunday, May 28 - 3:00 pm Bradford Veterans Memorial Service Bradford (Baker) Cemetery 400 W Main St Bradford, TN 38316 Brief memorial service followed by placement of flags on veterans’ graves in the Cemetery. (Flags provided). Please be sure to park off the highway. Wear good shoes and a hat if you plan on helping with the flag placement. Bring a folding chair if needed.

Monday, May 29, 2023

Monday, May 29 - 9:00 AM Memorial Day “Murph” Fortress Women’s Gym 756 Airways Blvd Jackson, TN 38301 This workout can be scaled to meet you where you are at in your fitness journey. Everyone is welcome! Event is open to the public, so bring a friend!   Monday, May 29 - 11:00 am Ebenezer Cemetery Ebenezer Cemetery 594 Medon-Malesus Rd Jackson, TN 38356 Park in the church parking lot across the road. Madison County Mayor AJ Massey will be speaker. Public invited. Outdoor setting, so bring your lawn chair.   Monday, May 29 - 3:00 pm Observe the 3:00 p.m. “National Moment of Remembrance” on Memorial Day. This is an event established by Congress, asking Americans, wherever they are at 3:00 p.m., local time, on Memorial Day, to pause in an act of national unity for a duration of two minutes. The time 3:00 p.m. was chosen because it is the time when most Americans are enjoying their freedoms on the national holiday. The Moment does not replace traditional Memorial Day events; rather, it is an act of national unity in which all Americans, alone or with family and friends, honor those who died in service to the United States.     If you are hosting an event and would like to added to the list, please email with full details.

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Jackson TN Weekends

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Americana Music Triangle

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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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