Since 1958. For more than 50 years, the Jackson County Rose Festival has served to celebrate the civic pride of the Jackson community. There are several major events organized by the festival, including the Annual Jackson County Rose Parade, Party in the Park, the Annual Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant, Annual Jackson County Outstanding Teen Pageant, Little Miss and Mr. Jackson Pageants and the Christmas Wish List Craft Show. Over 100 entries including floats, marching bands, community groups and the Shriners. Party in the Park festival immediately following the parade at Ella Sharp Park.