The Jackson International Food and Art festival’s mission is to spread cultural awareness, promote cross-cultural engagement, and celebrate the diverse backgrounds of residents throughout West Tennessee.
Schedule of Events
September 30th 2017 at 10:00am OPEN!!
10:00 Opening ceremony
10:10 Special guest international performance
10:45-11:30 Cultural performances
11:30 Parade Line up
12:30 Dedication of the JIFAF
12:40 Special Performer
1:15-4:00 Cultural Performances resume
4:00 Closing remarks
Music, Art, Food and More!
At the Jackson International Food and Art Festival you will find vendors from all across the world, artists living right down the street, and food from every corner of the globe! You can find everything from a college, a house, to a heart check. Enjoy a day of food, entertainment, education and shopping.
A lot goes into the planning and preparation for the international festival. In order to achieve the goals we set out each year we need sponsors to help shoulder the financial burden that comes with throwing a festival for 5,000 people! JIFAF is very lucky to have generous sponsors that believe in JIFAF’s mission and invest in the success of that mission. Without these very generous sponsors the JIFAF wouldn’t be what it is today. A special thanks to The City of Jackson for their unwavering support; specifically the Mayor, Jerry Gist and the team in the mayor’s office, the Jackson Fire Department, The Jackson Police Department, Judge Blake Anderson, Tammy Buchanan, Monique Merriweather, Sandy MacDiarmid, Sharon Smith and the Mayor’s hospitality team, and Patrick Williams, our map master.
In 2017 West Tennessee Healthcare is our presenting sponsor! Thank you. In addition to being our presenting sponsor this year, WTNHC has been a generous supporter from the very beginning. Gerdau, The Jackson Clinic, TBDN, Physicians Quality Care, The Bank of Jackson, TBTN, and Regions Bank have also been with us from the very first year! Thank you! Construction Products Inc. and Ben Jessie and the Mechanix have come on board this year and we are happy to have them! Thank you!
A special thanks to The Jackson Art Council, the area universities and colleges, the Jackson Madison County School System, the Jackson/Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau, and the Jackson Downtown Development Corporation. Without all of these groups and people working together there wouldn’t have ever been a JIFAF.
If you would like to sponsor the festival, or become a friend of the JIFAF, please click the button below and specify "International Food and Art Festival Fund" or send us an email.