- Published on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 14:00
- Written by Emily Barlow
The Jackson Homecomers celebration is a deep rooted tradition that has welcomed both the old and new residents of Jackson year after year. Started in 1908, the familiar festival is coming up July 21-25 and continues the tradition for family and fun.
Starting off the festivities on Tuesday, July 21 will be opening remarks by the mayor followed by a tribute to Vietnam vets. Carnival rides open first thing as well. The Jackson municipal band will perform, and an interactive murder mystery will take place on the stage presented by Iron Mountain Players.
Wednesday night is gospel night featuring the Baird Family and Reflections on the main stage. Rides will be open and there will be bingo throughout the night with prizes.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday will feature rides and live music for entertainment. Thursday the kiddos can ride unlimited with armband night. Also on Thursday, the BitterSweet Band is bringing their three piece act, performing everything from 60s music to today's hits. On Friday, rides will be open and Platinum Strings is ramping things up with some classic rock tunes that everyone knows and loves. Saturday, Homecomers will wrap up with Manitou, playing country and rock favorites including today's hits and timeless favorites.
The Homecomers celebration is a deep rooted tradition that has welcomed both the old and new residents of Jackson year after year. The 2015 event will continue that tradition for family and fun.
The Jackson American Legion will have attendance drawings each evening.
Come revel in the century old tradition and enjoy some good old fashioned family fun at this year's Jackson Homecomers.