A Basketful of Easter Activities in JXN

Don't worry, be hoppy! Jackson has plenty of Easter celebrations happening around town to enjoy all weekend long.

EVENTS

Easter at the Ag Museum

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum | Saturday, April 16 from 10 AM – 2 PM | Admission is $8 for ages 3+

Family fun awaits kids of all ages at the Ag Museum's Saturday Easter celebration. Gates for the bunny trail open at 10 AM, where youngsters can collect candy and toy-filled eggs for their Easter baskets. The merriment continues with activities at Small Town and the new children's barnyard, selfies with the Easter Bunny, the antique car show, egg dyeing, lawn games, and more! Complimentary hot dogs will be provided at stands by the Mississippi Beef Council to fuel up during your visit.

Still need some additions for your Easter table? Be sure to stop by the General Store before you leave and take home true farm-to-table staples like smoked hams and casseroles.

Magnolia Sunset Markets

Belhaven Heights Park | Canceled due to the threat of inclement weather

Magnolia Sunset Markets is back (and is bringing the Easter Bunny!) Hop over to Belhaven Heights Park for Easter photos with the family. While you're there, enjoy perusing booths from local artisans, produce, food, and more. They'll also have four amazing Easter baskets to raffle off for two lucky kids and two adults!

The Vault's 390 Car Show

The Vault | Saturday, April 16 at 9 AM | Show registration from 8:30 to 10:30 AM | Free registration for all classes | Free spectator admission

The Vault's 2nd Annual Vault 390 Car Show is revving up for Easter weekend, with all makes and models welcome to attend for free. A family-friendly event, peruse the cars on showcase before grabbing a bite to eat at the mobile food court or imbibing in a craft beer (21+). Entrants can also sign up for a prize giveaway of up to $1500, with the largest car club winning $500 and the furthest traveling club collecting $1000!

Bunnies & Butterflies

Mississippi Children's Museum | Saturday, April 16 | Free for MCM Members | $10 for Non-Members

Let your imagination take flight at the Children's Museum's Bunnies & Butterflies event! Little ones can play with live bunnies, and families can also check out the Visiting Artist workshops, a performance of "Flight of the Bumblebee" by the MS Youth Symphony Orchestra, and more to celebrate Spring.

Depot Easter Egg Hunt & Baby Chicks

Midtown Depot | Sunday, April 17 at 2 PM

Bring kids and pets to this family-friendly Easter Egg hunt after Sunday church services, and stick around for the perfect photo ops with baby chicks! Midtown Depot will also have classic cajun food on-site to fill up any hungry egg hunters.

A chocolate Easter egg, cut apart to reveal more candy inside
Nandy's Candy offers custom Mae candy for Easter - and all occasions
Credit: Nandy's Candy

For the Furry Friends

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