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Jacksonopolis | September 2, 2014

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Pure Michigan 400

August 18, 2014 |

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Pure Michigan 400 raced into Jackson this past weekend at the Michigan International Speedway. The race came down to the end with some exciting moves in the final laps. Photos by Scott Mapes.

 

 

 

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Cascades Family Fun Night

August 18, 2014 |

A unique collection of Disney characters entertained the crowd during the Cascades Family Fun Night. Photos by David Bostedor.

 

 

 

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Amazing Race Jackson

August 16, 2014 |

The day was long and the race was hard. Amazing Race Jackson is an event where teams of 2 race around Jackson on foot, by bike, by bus or by boat. Teams receive clues to each location, complete activities, and collect … Read More

The Hungry Eggplant on the move in Jackson

August 15, 2014 |

Eating healthy has never been so fun. The Hungry Eggplant, a mobile food truck that offers vegetable-based food has been popping up around town. Owner Paige Beauchene followed her passion and is now sharing it with the Jackson community. The … Read More

Wolverine Tractor Pull

August 12, 2014 |

The crowd was in high gear while the tractors put the pedal to the metal at the Jackson County Fair.

 

 

 

 

 

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Saturday Night Demolition Derby

August 11, 2014 |

Cars smashed and dirt was flying on Saturday night 8/9/14 at the Jackson County Fair demolition derby – Photos by Shawn Whitehead – Framed Creations

 

 

 

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Thursday at the Fair

August 8, 2014 |

On thursday night the K105.3 Karaoke Contest took place at the Jackson County Fair – Photos by Shawn Whitehead – Framed Creations

 

 

 

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A few more days left to visit the Jackson County Fair

August 7, 2014 |

The Jackson County Fair is taking place thru Saturday 8/9/2014, make sure to take some time out of your week and take in the sights and sounds of the fair – Photos by Shawn Whitehead – Framed Creations

 

 

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Rodeo at Jackson County Fair

August 7, 2014 |

Last night (8/6/14) hundreds of spectators showed up to take part in the excitment of the rodeo at the Jackson County Fair – Photos by David Bostedor III – http://about.me/dbostedor3

 

 

 

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World Series of Hair – Jackson County Fair

August 6, 2014 |

On Monday 8/4/2014 Quiet Riot, Warrant, and Sebastian Bach formerly from Skid Row performed at the Jackson County Fair as part of the World Series of Hair tour – Photos by Shawn Whitehead – Shawn Whitehead Photography

 

 

 

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Celebrate Art, Food, and Music at How Bazaar

August 6, 2014 |

Downtown Jackson was filled with artists, various food vendors, and music during the How Bazaar event that took place on Saturday 8/3/14 and Sunday 8/4/14 – Photos by Accalia Shroads – Accalia Shroads Photography

 

 

 

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Jackson Makerspace

August 5, 2014 |

A group of Jackson makers and the Jackson Inventors Network have collaborated to start Jackson Makerspace at 543 E Washington Ave., Jackson, MI, a place where for a daily or monthly fee people interested in using various tools and equipment … Read More

Hope, Cure, Fight – Relay for Life

August 5, 2014 |

Over 1300 people participated in this years Relay for Life and committed themselves to FINISH THE FIGHT!  The overnight community fundraising walk was an emotional and spirited display of unity and support to battle cancer and honor those who have fought cancer in the past. … Read More

July Downtown Cruise In

July 29, 2014 |

Cloudy skies did not deter the cars & crowds from flocking to downtown Jackson for the July 25th Cruise In. Despite a few sprinkles of rain, spectators continued to walk the streets and food & snacks were available from several … Read More

Saturday at FolkGalore

July 28, 2014 |

Folk music of all types could be heard around Jackson on Saturday July 26th. Here are a few photos from various locations during FolkGalore. Photos by Dave Buchanan of Coefficient Media.

 

 

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Pickle Barrel – Folkgalore

July 27, 2014 |

On Friday Victor McDermott and Steve Tucker performed at The Pickle Barrel as part of the Folkgalore music festival – Photos by Accalia Shroads – Accalia Shroads Photography

 

 

 

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Friday at Folkgalore

July 27, 2014 |

There was a wide variety of musical acts playing in downtown Jackson during Friday night for this years’ Folkgalore. From The Ukulele Kings at the Jackson Coffee House, Cold tone harvest at Grand River Marketplace, and at the Michigan Theater … Read More

6th Annual Manie Hatt Grasser

July 22, 2014 |

The 6th annual Mannie Hatt Grasser sleep over music party was held on July 19th to celebrate the Jackson folk legend Manie Hatt. The evening featured music by theillalogicalspoon, Super Thing, Free Kittens, Bruce Oat and the Sexy Offenders, Jonny … Read More

High Heel Bike Ride

July 21, 2014 |

The Fitness Council of Jackson hosted the High Heel Bike Ride on July 18th. The events showcases extreme examples for how easy it is to smart commute in business casual. If they can do it in such style then there is … Read More

Friday at Faster Horses

July 19, 2014 |

Faster Horses festival is taking place this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Michigan International Speedway, here are some photos taken on Friday – Photos by Scott Mapes – Scott Mapes Photography

 

 

 

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Schedule of Events @ The Hot Air Jubilee

July 17, 2014 |

Also visit the Hot Air Jubilee’s Flight Information page to kept up to date during the event!

 

Friday, July 18

  • 6:30am Good Morning Jackson Launch (flight info here)
  • 4pm Event Opens
  • Craft Booths, Concessions, Carnival
  • 4-7pm Kids Kingdom
  • 4-10pm Laser Shows at … Read More

1 Day left till the Hot Air Jubilee

July 17, 2014 |

The Hot Air Jubilee starts on Friday 7/18/14 at Ella Sharp Park. Come out to see the attractions for kids and adults alike. With out looks of great weather this weekend, it should make for a fun community event. Here … Read More