Beginning in 2009 the festival combined a classic car show with live music. Every year since, Traffic Jam’In has grown to include numerous family-oriented events and attractions, nationally touring music groups, a variety of food and other vendors, and a certified 5K run/walk. Hometown values abound in this community-centric festival. Each year dozens of volunteers from local non-profit groups and the community take on the challenge of organizing, building, and managing this event. 100% of proceeds after expenses go to these groups. This year Traffic Jam’In will provide funds for more than a half dozen local non-profit and charitable organizations.
Each year the number of visitors has increased, providing welcomed exposure to the local businesses. This year the number of attendees over the two day festival is expected to exceed 10,000. On this 11th anniversary of Traffic Jam’In our community will experience the next chapter in the growth of this family oriented festival. Music, amusement, fitness, community involvement, and charity come together to make Traffic Jam’In a unique and memorable event for all who attend.
Grass Lake is Jackson county's fastest growing community. Located between Ann Arbor and Jackson, it has easy access to the Detroit area and Metro Airport, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University, Spring Arbor University and several other colleges and community colleges. Nearby are several golf courses, Michigan International Speedway, hospitals, plus entertainment, recreation, and restaurants. Residents live amidst farmlands, woodlands, and lakes, making it a desirable community to raise a family or enjoy life in a rural setting. Experiencing rapid growth in recent years, Grass Lake has several new residential developments, and a new high school facility with state of the art classrooms and technology. Grass Lake is truly “A Great Place to Call Home”.