Yearly Events

Tuesday Farmer’s Market


The Jacksonport Farmers Market is held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Tuesday from early June through October, as weather permits. About 30 booths offer a variety of fresh farm produce and products, home-baked goods and handcrafted items by local artists and crafts people.

Live music is featured some Tuesdays. The market is sponsored by the Jacksonport Area Business Association.


Thanksgiving Day Parade


For more than 20 years, the annual Jacksonport Thanksgiving Day Parade is a fun-loving, eclectic parade — a labor of love put in motion by residents and built upon the theme of neighbors helping neighbors.

The parade starts at 10:30 a.m. at the Jacksonport Town Hall, takes a right on Wisconsin 57 to Mike’s Port Pub where it turns around and heads back to JJ’s of Jacksonport.

In 2015, students from the Sevastopol High School Student Council and Gibraltar DECA students worked together to plan the parade.

Contact: Lindsay de Young, 743-6282, ext. 1120, or [email protected]

Polar Bear Plunge


The Jacksonport Polar Bear Club invites you to join them in Jacksonport each New Year's Day at noon sharp (Central time) for a refreshing dip in the icy water of Lake Michigan. The event began in 1986 and now draws hundreds of participants and a thousands more who just want to watch the spectacle. Most of the club members survived, and you can too!

There is no cost to participate in the swim. If you are planning to be a Polar Bear and take the plunge, be sure to check out the club’s website for important instructions and helpful hints.