Written By: Jessica Welsch
We’re coming up on the two month countdown to 731Day: Jackson’s own personal holiday.
Founded in 2016 by Our Jackson Home, 731Day brings the community together every year on July 31st (7/31) to celebrate the beauty of Jackson and the people in it. Falling this year on a Wednesday is the fourth annual 731Day. Each one is unique from the last. 2017 featured a Night of Storytelling at theCO and last year marked Jackson’s very first Porchfest.
This year, Porchfest is back bigger and better than ever. Taking place in the historic LANA area, Porchfest features local musicians on neighborhood porches, with the concert-goers following a walkable path from artist to artist. It’s completely free and family-friendly, and this year will include two routes to accommodate even more talent. All you need to bring is a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and yourself! Local food trucks will be in attendance as well, so make sure to bring some money to check those out!
Porchfest will also be home to the new launch of merchandise from Our Jackson Home, along with the brand-new August/September Issue of the Our Jackson Home journal. Merch will be available for purchase along the routes.
If you’re interested in being involved with Porchfest as a band, host, or volunteer, go to ourjacksonhome.com/porchfest and fill out a form.
You can also look forward to fan favorites from previous years, such as the family water balloon fight! Open to kids and adults, this event is perfect for anyone who wants to have fun and cool down in the July heat. The water balloon fight has previously been hosted at Casey Jones Village, theAMP, and Liberty Park. This year’s location is still in the works, but it’s guaranteed to be fun!
The full 731Day program is still in production, but the complete lineup will be available on Facebook and the Our Jackson Home website in the next few weeks.
You can get involved by using and following the hashtag #731Day2019 for updates on events and local deals! Be sure to RSVP to the Facebook event and invite your friends to celebrate Jackson’s community with you.
Organizations and businesses also have the opportunity to participate. Last year over 40 local businesses joined in the festivities by offering special deals on 731Day. Just share your business’ plan to celebrate at 731day.com. All deals will be advertised on the website and receive a shoutout on social media from Our Jackson Home.
We look forward to seeing everyone at the fourth annual 731Day on Wednesday, July 31. So be sure to mark your calendars and get ready to join the community for a city-wide celebration of Jackson!
Want to learn more? Check out ourjacksonhome.com/731day for more info!