15Nov(Nov 15)6:00 pm05Jan(Jan 5)10:00 pmShadrack's Christmas Wonderland

16Nov(Nov 16)10:00 am24Dec(Dec 24)6:00 pmPictures with Santa

18Nov(Nov 18)6:00 pm16Dec(Dec 16)9:00 pmPet Pictures with Santa

22Nov(Nov 22)5:00 pm30Dec(Dec 30)9:00 pmLet It Glow Christmas Light Show

01Dec2:00 pm1st Annual Downtown Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest

01Dec6:00 pm7:00 pmSelmer Christmas Parade

02Dec4:00 pm8:00 pmLight Up Martin

02Dec6:00 pm9:00 pmBolivar Christmas Parade

02Dec6:00 pm10:00 pmIndie Night Extravaganza

02Dec6:30 pmSavannah Christmas Parade

02Dec6:30 pm9:30 pm2019 Jackson Christmas Parade

03Dec5:30 pm6:30 pmPublic Show: "Season of Light"

03Dec(Dec 3)6:00 pm04(Dec 4)8:30 pmLadies Night Out Wreath Party

03Dec6:00 pm8:00 pm4th Annual Christmas Tree Lighting

03Dec(Dec 3)7:00 pm04(Dec 4)9:00 amChildren's & Teen Theatre - "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

04Dec1:30 pm2:30 pmPublic Show: "Season of Light"

05Dec(Dec 5)5:00 pm07(Dec 7)11:59 pmLIVE & LOCAL MUSIC

05Dec6:00 pm8:00 pmChristmas on MAIN

05Dec6:30 pm8:30 pm27th Annual Christmas Parade

05Dec7:00 pm8:00 pmHenderson Christmas Parade

05Dec7:00 pm8:00 pmHenderson Christmas Parade

06Dec(Dec 6)5:00 pm08(Dec 8)5:00 pmFriendly Frank's Flea Market

06Dec(Dec 6)6:00 pm15(Dec 15)6:30 pmThe Polar Express at Casey Jones Home & Railroad Museum

06Dec6:00 pm8:00 pmChristmas in the Ville

06Dec7:00 pm8:30 pmA Union Christmas

06Dec7:00 pm9:00 pmJason Crabb in Concert

06Dec(Dec 6)7:00 pm08(Dec 8)5:00 pm2019 LANA Holiday Home Tour

06Dec7:00 pmPickwick Christmas Parade

06Dec7:30 pm10:00 pmThe Diamonds - Silver Bells & Diamonds

07Dec8:00 am11:00 amBreakfast with Santa

07Dec9:00 am11:00 ama Town & Country Christmas

07Dec11:00 amThe Jackson Symphony - Holiday Pops Family Matinee

07Dec12:00 pm4:00 pmChristmas In The City 2019

07Dec2:00 pm7:00 pmBrownsville Christmas Parade

07Dec4:00 pm5:00 pmMedina Christmas Parade

07Dec7:30 pmThe Jackson Symphony - Holiday Pops Evening Concert

09Dec7:00 pm9:00 pmLexington Christmas Parade

10Dec5:30 pm6:30 pmPublic Show: "Season of Light"

10Dec7:00 pm9:00 pmNED Flicks Presents: The Muppet Christmas Carol

11Dec1:30 pm2:30 pmPublic Show: "Season of Light"

12Dec6:00 pm9:00 pmAn In-The-Round Experience

12Dec(Dec 12)7:00 pm13(Dec 13)9:00 pmA Holly Jolly Holiday Hoopla

13Dec10:30 am12:30 pmMeet Rickey Smiley

13Dec(Dec 13)11:00 am14(Dec 14)5:00 pmSt. Nicholas Festival

13Dec(Dec 13)12:30 pm15(Dec 15)5:00 pmPolar Express Weekend

13Dec3:45 pm4:45 pmKids' After School Special Planetarium Show: Seasonal Stargazing

13Dec6:00 pm8:00 pmChristmas in Denmark

13Dec6:00 pmChristmas at the NED

13Dec(Dec 13)6:00 pm15(Dec 15)9:00 pmLighting of the Park

13Dec(Dec 13)7:00 pm15(Dec 15)5:00 pmThe Nutcracker

13Dec7:00 pm10:00 pmAn Evening with Tennessee Songwriters vol. III

14Dec9:00 am5:00 pmGrubb's Holiday Open House Party

14Dec11:00 am5:00 pmTaste of the Holiday's Tour 2019

15Dec4:30 pm7:30 pm5th Annual Our Jackson Home Holiday Show

15Dec7:00 pm9:00 pmA Classy Christmas with Opal Staples

17Dec5:30 pm6:30 pmPublic Show: "Season of Light"

17Dec5:30 pm6:30 pmStory Time with Santa

17Dec6:30 pm7:30 pmPublic Show: "Season of Light"

19Dec7:00 pm10:00 pmConway and the King with Mike Walker

19Dec(Dec 19)7:30 pm22(Dec 22)4:30 pmJackson Theatre Guild - "A Christmas Story"

24Dec5:30 am2:30 pmChristmas Eve Breakfast

27Dec8:30 pm11:30 pmCorey Smith at Hub City Brewing

31Dec01JanNew Years Extravaganza

31Dec01JanDream Builders Gala


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Things to Do

Travel Resources

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

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

Outdoors & 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.


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.

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.

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.  


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:

    • • Personalized welcome
    • • Welcome packets
    • • Preset itineraries
    • • Arranging site inspections
    • • Access to a photo library with photos of the destination, attractions, hotels, etc.

Contact Paige Keith at or 731.425.8333 and learn more!

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Jackson, TN 38301

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Jackson News

Live Reindeer In Downtown Jackson?

November 20, 2019

Reindeer in Downtown Jackson? Yes, Virginia there will be live Reindeer at the West Tennessee Farmers Market! Mark your calendar and plan to bring your family to experience Christmas In The City, 12:00 –4:00 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019 at the West Tennessee Farmers Market, 91 New Market Street. The fun-filled afternoon offers visitors a host of activities and over 25 booths including:

  • Pictures with Santa
  • Homemade baked goodies
  • Make your own gifts and ornaments
  • Shopping
  • Music and caroling
  • And More!
Numerous Non-profit agencies have come together to host booths and thank the community for their year-long support. All proceeds from the booths and activities go back into the participating agencies.   Chair Joel Newman “Christmas In The City offers families an opportunity to create some fantastic memories in Downtown while also benefitting our local non-profits. Enjoy some Chili, hot chocolate, and a host of other fine Christmas goodies or try any of the other activities to keep you busy all afternoon.”   A special thank you to sponsors BancorpSouth, City of Jackson, Jackson Chamber, LeBonheur Children’s Hospital, WBBJ TV, LAMAR and Visit Jackson TN.   Mark your calendars for Christmas In The City Saturday, December 7, 2019!  For more information visit JacksonChristmasInTheCity on facebook or contact Joel Newman at 731.427.4044 for sponsorship and vendor opportunities.   To learn more about the events and what’s happening Visit Jackson, TN or call 731.425.8333.

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Jackson TN Weekends

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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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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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