Jackson, the friendliest town in the Motherlode

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.

Farmers Market -

Every Sunday from June through October at the Amador County Library parking lot next to True Value Hardware on Hwy 49/88. Farmer Market hours are from 9am to noon.

Show & Shine at Busi Parking Lot

First Tuesday of the Month, April thru October, stop by Busi Parking Lot (behind Mel & Fayes' Diner) between 5pm to 8pm to admire fabulous hot rod, muscle and classic cars and chat with members of the Motherlode Cruisers.


Dandelion Days -

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.

While you're enjoying Dandelion Days, visit the JBCA office on Main St.

MAIN STREET THEATRE WORKS' - Twisting the Classics into Classic Comedy

Main Street Theatre Works is pleased to announce its 2015 Summer Season at the Kennedy Mine Amphitheatre in Jackson, starting withChemical Imbalance: A Jekyll and Hyde Play ~ a warped retelling of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Lauren Wilson, who wrote last summer’s smash hit, The Golden State, takes a comical stab at this horror classic. While Wilson’s play will keep you on the edge of your seat, it’s not because you’re dying of fright, but because you’ll be dying of laughter. 

Tickets and more information at www.mtsw.org.


Gem & Craft Show at Kennedy Mine -

May 2 & 3, 2015 - Kennedy Mine off Hwys 49/88 in Jackson, CA.  10am-4pm
Rocks, Slabs, Hand Crafted jewelry, Beads, Gemstones and other hand crafted items. Fair is FREE - Parking $2.00   [Flyer]
Event presented by Amador Gem & Mineral Society [Website]

Tour of Histsoric Kennedy Mine for a small fee (Less $2.00 off with paid parking)

Classic Car Show -

Saturday, May 16, 2015, 10 am - 2 pm.  Cruise on down to Main Street, Jackson, for Shine, Wine & Dine,  Saturday, May 16, 10 am to 3 pm -- a day of wine, art, music and gorgeous vintage cars. Plus, a day of special “car show” discounts at Jackson restaurants – it’s free fun for the whole family in historic Jackson!

More info

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.

Days of 49 -  Sept. 19 & 20, 2015

An authentic wagon train of twenty horse-drawn wagons will pull into Jackson after a three-day journey through Amador County, celebrating the county’s 161th anniversary. Bring the whole family to Main Street for a Wagon Train Parade, then enjoy music, gunfights, free carriage rides, Gold Rush-era activities and much more family fun on Main Street in Jackson. For information: Lucy Hackett, 209-223-4603.

Main Street Jackson Musical Organ Rally - Sept. 26 & 27, 2015

Experience the music of yesteryear! Unusual musical band organs from all over the country and their colorful owners, performing on Main Street. See these wonderful machines work and learn a little about America’s past. A one-of-a-kind opportunity for the whole family! Free, on Main Street. A Musical Organ concert at the Jackson United Methodist Church, 120 Church St.



Sunday, October 11, 2015
Fun family run/walk through charming, historic Jackson to benefit the Interfaith Food Bank.
Start Time: 8:00 am. Start/Finish: Sutter Amador Hospital
Entry forms at http://amadorfact.org/

Scarecrows, On Main Street -

Wild and wacky scarecrows on display up and down Main Street, in October.

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 our 3rd annual Plaid Friday.

The name Plaid Friday celebrates the diversity and creativity of independent businesses. Plaid Friday is the fun and enjoyable alternative to the big box store "Black Friday", and is designed to promote both local and independently owned businesses during the holidays.

This shop-local event brings back the nostalgic times when shopping for friends and family was a pleasurable, leisurely activity. Several Jackson businesses will be offering incentives such as coupons, discounts or gift with purchase for shoppers that wear plaid on the Friday after Thanksgiving Day. Check back soon to download your Plaid Friday Shopping Guide.

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 will be at Heins Books on Saturday. 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. Hosted by Jackson Business and Community Assn. 



Jackson Business & Community Association
148 Main Street, Suite A - Jackson, CA  95642

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