Jackson, MI

June 22nd - 23rd

Team Entry Fee: $180
Deadline: 06/03/2024

Taking over Jackson Street and Michigan Avenue in the heart of the city, the Gus Macker #JacksonMI festival is a can't miss tournament during your summer basketball tour. The event is nestled in the city core, surrounded by restaurants, retail destinations, parks, and entertainment options to keep families engaged from the blacktop gameplay to eats and entertainment. Memorable activities from the Mascot Game and Heroes Tournament to the $1.5k Dunk Contest and new Ax Throwing Tournament add to the vibrant atmosphere, making it a one-of-a-kind experience in Southcentral Michigan. 

All profits from the event are redirected to the volunteer groups that support the event and non-profits across Jackson County, as nearly $25,000 have been donated back to the community since we tipped off in Jackson in 2018.


Gus Macker #JacksonMI weekend will bring over 1,000 athletes and 10,000+ fans to town to experience a weekend of basketball in the city. There are many moving pieces to put this event on, from setup to breakdown, requiring over 180 volunteers throughout the weekend. If you or your organization is interested in supporting the event, message 

Special Events

In addition to gameplay, there will be special events throughout the week, including:

  • The Chase Bar and Grill Slam Dunk Contest with a $1,000 1st prize and $500 2nd prize.
  • Obtain Graphics Kids Slam Dunk Contest 
  • A 3-on-3 basketball game with mascots from across the state of Michigan.
  • Heroes Tournament
  • Lightning and free throw contests
  • ShowTime at Michigan Theatre 
  • Cornhole Tournament

Stay tuned for more!

Our Sponsors

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