Saturday, September 30, 2017

10:00 AM

Opening Ceremony


Special guest international Performance

10:45 - 11:30

Parade Line Up




Dedication of the JIFAF


Special Performer


Cultural Performances Resume


Closing Remarks


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Cultural Performances

The Jackson International Food and Art Festival is pleased to once again bring performances from all around the world to perform in downtown Jackson! We are expecting that once again everyone will be amazing! We are pleased to announce that we have 2 special performances this year!! Stay tuned! Performances will commence at 10:10 am and will break at 11:30 for the parade lineup. The performances will kick back off after the parade with a special performance and continue until around 4:00.  Some of our past performers have been from: 

India | Mexico | Philippines | Brazil | Nigeria | Celtic | USA | China



Parade Participants

The Jackson International Food and Art Festival’s parade of cultures is always a beautiful display of cultures from around the world! From Argentina to Australia, from Germany to Nigeria, from Japan to India, from Mexico to Algeria, people from all over the globe who have come and settled right here in Jackson, TN! America is one of the few places in the world that such a display is even possible, much less celebrated! Jackson has many flavors to it and this Parade show cases them all! The Parade will start at 12:00pm sharp. Please stop eating for just a few seconds and enjoy your neighbors from around the world! Some of the countries that have participated in the past are: 

America | Japan | India | Mexico | Pakistan |Philippines | Nigeria | Peru | Argentina | Brazil | Angola | Slovakia | Germany | Italy | China| Taiwan | Celts | Native Americans | Ethiopia | England | Syria |  Mozambique | Korea | Algeria | Egypt


Art Vendors

At the Jackson International Food and Art festival you can view art from all over the world and from all across Jackson and Madison County! Art is something that all cultures have in common and we are proud to showcase art from around the world. The Jackson Art’s Council helps turn the “Fox Lot” into a mini art center! In addition, the JIFAF is partnering with Our Jackson Home, and The CO on a city wide student art contest.  We are excited to see how our young people view their culture through art and poetry! Art from the contest, and from all around the world, will be displayed from 10 am to 4 pm September 30th 2017! Come on down and take a look, make some art, and be amazed!