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! 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 11:00 am sharp. 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

See the arts in action

Experience what Jackson has to offer in the visual arts, crafts and poetry.

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. “Fox Lot” is transformed into a mini art center, with art activities for the children. In addition, the JIFAF is partnering with Union University and the Jackson Arts Council on a city wide student art and poetry 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 28th 2019! Come on down and take a look, make some art, and be amazed.


Experience the food

A wide array of food across the globe to challenge your pallet and change your perspective.


Food Vendors

Jackson is a melting pot of cultures and where else can you find a variety of food to satisfy your palate than the JIFAF. Come hungry and explore and visit the booths of our participating vendors this year. You don’t have to travel far, just a short walk and stroll along downtown Court Square and you will be surprised with the myriad of choices.