Members of the Jackson family will be celebrating what would have been Michael Jackson's 54th
birthday in Gary, Indiana from Aug. 29-Sept. 1, 2012. The late King of Pop died in 2009 of a
Jackson's children, Prince, Paris and Blanket, are already in the Chicago area, in advance of the
events scheduled in Gary.
On August 27, they visited Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, about 30 miles north of Chicago, Illinois.
The Jackson children were accompanied by their new co-guardian T.J., who now shares
responsibility with their grandmother Katherine Jackson.
The Jackson's were not the first celebrities to visit Six Flags this year. Jennifer Hudson and her fiance rode the new X-Flight coaster this spring.
Katherine Jackson will be in Gary, along with Michael's children. The official event runs August 29-
Sept. 1, 2012.
On Wednesday, August 29, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will lead a Candlelight Tribute
honoring Michael Jackson with a performance by The Gratitude Project.
The event is free & open to the public. The Jackson children and La Toya Jackson will be in attendance.
Streets will be closed starting at 3:00 p.m. The Candlelight Tribute is from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
An open mic night will be held at Majestic Hotel and Casino at 9 p.m., following the candlelight tribute.
A tribute concert will be hosted by Mario Lopez and Paris Jackson on Saturday night.
See the "Going Back to Indiana: Can you Feel It?" Facebook page for further information.