Who We Are...

The Jackson Business & Community Association is dedicated to promoting the interests of Jackson’s unique economy.

Mission Statement

We strive to maintain a healthy economic and cultural environment in our small foothill town by promoting a cohesive bond between the various businesses throughout the whole of Jackson with a positive sense of community while respecting and embracing the diversity of each individual business. We are dedicated to the development of a strong collaborative relationship among the business community, residential community, local government, and the people we serve.

Shared Values

  • We represent and advance the interests of locally-owned businesses in Jackson.
  • We act, decide, and communicate openly using the highest standard of ethics.
  • We attend to details, execute with knowledge and precision, act with a sense of urgency and display a caring attitude.
  • We practice positive problem solving and future planning by listening, anticipating, working together to find solutions, advocating and taking action for and with our members.
  • We come together as a diverse retail community to achieve our shared vision.
  • We foster and promote continuous growth and learning for our members, JBCA Board and Staff through educational opportunities, collaborations and networking


  • We seek opportunities to get and give advice from other business owners, and hold meetings that provide community information and business education.
  • We strive to market Jackson businesses to both local consumers and visiting shoppers.
  • We strive to promote business excellence and Jackson’s reputation.
  • We desire to organize special events that will bring locals and visitors to Jackson businesses.
  • We seek to partner and collaborate with other community organizations, such as ACT, ACRA, ACAC, Kennedy Mine, etc. to improve the regional economy.



Attraction Map - Showing all of Jackson's major points of interest.


Walking Tour of Jackson - Featuring Antiques, Art, Books, Crafts, Fine Wines, Gourmet Foods, Historic Hotel & Saloon Restaurants, Services and unique shops. PLUS... Annual ecents, County Museum, Kennedy Gold Mine Tours, Trailing Wheels Park and Friendly people.


The Historic Pioneer Cemetery of Jackson 

For a complete listing of Amador County events, please visit the Amador Council of Tourism at VisitAmador.com


Kennedy Gold Mine Tours: 

The Kennedy Mine is open every Saturday, Sunday and Holiday from 10 AM to 3 PM, March through October. FREE Admission. Guided tours are: $10.00 for ages 13 to adult, $6.00 for youngsters 6 through 12, and free to those under 6. Group Guided tours are available, by reservation, all year. Guided Tours are recommended for an interesting, in-depth, and educational tour of the grounds [about 1.5 hours]. You may, if you wish, purchase a self-guided tour book in our gift shop and wander on your own. Some prefer to bring a picnic lunch and just soak in the ambiance of this historic spot. Plan a Kennedy Mine Tour now! 


Serbian Christmas -

Celebrated 13 days after Dec. 25th...for over 100 years our Serbian-American population has marked this day with a volley of rifle shots to announce that Christ is born in front of the National Hotel, St. Sava's Church on North Main St., and St. Sava's Mission on Broadway. Know that you are safe and all is well as the rifles are not loaded with live rounds.  It's your neighbor celebrating and keeping alive the rich traditions of the old country, and wishing you every happiness this Holiday Season, with great prosperity and good health in the New Year.


Baker Street Players - Presents a Sherlockian Mystery Play 

Full-length Sherlockian plays, Dinner Mystery Theatre, and a variety of Afternoon Tea events are performed throughout the year at Baker Street West, upstairs at Hein & Co Book Store on Main Street, Jackson. FOR DETAILS & TICKETS, go to BakerStreetWest.com. For news about upcoming performances, visit and “Like” Baker Street Players on Facebook


Farmers Market -

Every Sunday from June 11th through September 24th at the El Dorado Bank parking lot on Main Street. Farmer Market hours are from 9am to noon.


Dandelion Days - March 17-18, 2018 - 8am to 5pm

Downtown Jackson becomes an outdoor bazaar and flea market featuring antiques, relics and collectibles, arts and crafts, food, street entertainers and a 5K run.

  • Bunsen to Beakers 5K, Saturday morning,  8 am start
  • Carnival rides for kids at corner of Water St. and Broadway
  • Live music at Petkovich Park and at the Beer and Wine Garden next to National Hotel), 10 am – 7 pm Saturday, 10 am - 5pm Sunday
  • All food booths operated by local non-profit groups
  • Free Shuttle Bus service to free parking at the corner of So Hwy 49 and Broadway and the new County Admin building – click here for bus schedule
  • Paid parking (including overnight for campers) in the Grocery Outlet parking lot, on Hwy 49.

Please visit the  Jackson Lion's Club website for further information.The event will take place rain or shine.


Kit Carson Mt. Men Days of 49 -  Last Weekend in April - A Weekend of Fun - April 26th thru April 29th

An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons will pull into Jackson after a three-day journey through Amador County, with stops at the Amador County Fairgrounds (Plymouth), Italian Picnic Grounds (Sutter Creek) and Kennedy Gold Mine (Jackson). Bring the whole family to Main Street, Jackson for a Wagon Train Parade on Sunday. Enjoy music, Gold Rush-era activities and much more family fun at the Kennedy Mine in Jackson. Details and schedule at www.VisitAmador.com or call Amador Council of Tourism, 209-267-9249. All events free. 


Annual Motherlode Cruise Car Show

Third Saturday in May - In Historic Downtown Jackson, California on Main Street.

It's the Motherlode Cruise on Main Street, Jackson, Third Saturday in May, 10 am to 3 pm. 
The Motherlode Cruise car show will take you back in time with 150 vintage cars, from Model Ts to muscle cars. Stroll down Main Street to enjoy the cars, fine arts and crafts for sale by local artists and Main Street’s unique shops and eateries.  It’s free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!   More Info



Summer theater under the stars, performing at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre. Bring a picnic supper and enjoy productions by a professional theatre company in a beautiful outdoor setting  Watch for their 2018 Season schedule at www.mstw.org



--- Fridays and Saturdays
June 22nd - July 21st

Mama Won't Fly, by Jones, Hope & Wooten  

From the same people who brought you Doublewide, Texas, this ferociously funny, family-friendly comedy will have you laughing your way across country. Savannah's brother is getting married in four days and she's trying to get Mama to the big day ~ from Alabama to California. But things get complicated when Mama won't fly. . . 



--- Fridays and Saturdays
August 10th - September 8th

Escanaba in 'da Moonlight, by Jeff Daniels 

The Soady clan reunites at their cabin for Opening Day of deer season. Eldest brother, Rueben, has never brought home a deer, and if he doesn't this year, he'll be the oldest Soady to never "bag a buck." But Rueben's brought more than ammo with him this year. . . This hilarious and heartfelt tale spins out of control as Rueben goes to any and all lengths to remove himself from the wrong end of the Soady family record book.


Gem & Craft Show at Kennedy Mine

This event is held the first weekend in May at Kennedy Mine off Hwys 49/88 in Jackson, CA.  10am-4pm
Rocks, Slabs, Hand Crafted jewelry, Beads, Gemstones and other hand crafted items. FREE admission, Tour of Historic Kennedy Mine for a small fee.
Event presented by Amador Gem & Mineral Society [Website]


3rd of July Celebration -

Annual celebration of our nation's birthday, sponsored by the Jackson Lion's Club. The event takes place on the 3rd of July each year and is held at the Jackson Junior High School field.



Detert Park, Jackson. Annually, Last Saturday of September, 8:30 am-1:00 pm

Registration Begins at 8:00 am

Mutt Strut Begins at 9:00 am

 There will be a Mutt Strut, dog games, Sheriff K-9 demo, speed zone, vendors, food and more! Bring your dog and join in the fun! Advance registration $20 Day of event $25 Seniors & military members $18. All proceeds benefit A-PAL adoption, spay and neuter programs. (209)223-0410


Trick or Treat -

Presented by the Jackson Business and Community Assn..every year on October 31st.


Halloween Parade -

A kids parade down Main Street presented by the Jackson Lion's Club annually on October 31st.


Veteran's Day Parade -

JOIN THE VETERAN"S DAY PARADE! Be sure to sign up and join the American Legion Post 108 Veteran's Day Parade, November 11, 10 am on Main Street Jackson. More information: Charline Buckley, 296-4438.  Watch for more information.


Plaid Friday - Skip black Friday this year and join us in downtown Jackson for Plaid Friday. 

Remember when Christmas shopping was fun? Jackson brings back the fun and joy of holiday shopping! Foothill shoppers can skip the long lines and hassle of Black Friday at the mall and, instead, enjoy discounts and a personalized experience in Jackson’s Plaid Friday on the day after Thanksgiving. Dozens of retailers and eateries offer “plaid only” promotions -- discounts and gift with purchase for shoppers who wear something plaid to show they support small business. Download your free Shopping Guide at www.VisitAmador.com


Christmas Delights -

Friday and Saturday after Thanksgiving Day, 6 - 9 pm. Santa will light the town Christmas Tree, 6 pm Friday and Saturday at the Firehouse, then join Santa for photos at the National Hotel. Mrs. Santa Claus reads to little ones at Hein & Co. Bookstore on Friday. Enjoy the sights and sounds of the season while strolling Main Street -- free horse-drawn carriage rides, live music, activities for kids and treats for all at the downtown merchants.