Jackson's Signature Annual Events

Every year, Jackson looks forward to a host of festivals, concerts, holiday gatherings and other celebrations. These are the mainstays of the local event landscape.

January

JXN INDIE MUSIC WEEK
jxnindiemusic.com

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEEKEND

Two Mississippi Museums
mscivilrightsmuseum.com museumofmshistory.com

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION & PARADE - POSTPONED

Parade Starts at Freedom Corner

February

DIXIE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO
Mississippi State Fairgrounds

IGNITE THE NIGHT

Mississippi Children’s Museum
mschildrensmuseum.org

MISSISSIPPI BLUES MARATHON
Downtown
Jacksonmsbluesmarathon.com

DR. SUESS’ SILLY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Mississippi Children’s Museumm
childrensmuseum.org

GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL & JEWELRY SHOW
Mississippi Trade Mart
missgems.org

March

SPRING FARM DAYS
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
msagmuseum.org

FOSSIL ROAD SHOW

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
mdwfp.com/museum

SPRING MARKET
Mississippi Trade Mart
midsouthmediagroup.com

HAL’S ST. PADDY’S PARADE & FESTIVAL

Downtown Jackson
halsstpaddysparade.com

April

ISLAMIC HERITAGE MONTH
International Museum of Muslim Cultures
muslimmuseum.org

NATUREFEST!
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
mdwfp.com/museum

EUDORA WELTY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
Eudora Welty House & Garden
eudoraweltyhouse.com

BUNNIES & BUTTERFLIES
Mississippi Children’s Museum
mschildrensmuseum.org

MS EGG MARKETING BOARD EASTER EGG HUNT
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
msagmuseum.org

OVER THE EDGE WITH FRIENDS
The District at Eastover
thedistrictateastover.com

METRO MASTER GARDENERS ANNUAL PLANT SALE
Mynelle Gardens

May

GREEK FEST
Holy Trinity–St. John
greekfestjackson.org

MISSISSIPPI MAKERS FEST
Two Mississippi Museums
msmakersfest.mdah.ms.gov

C SPIRE FERRISS TROPHY PRESENTATION
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
msfame.com

CATHEAD JAM - returns 2023
Cathead Distillery
catheadjam.com

June

MISSISSIPPI QUARTER HORSE SUMMER SHOW
MS State Fairgrounds
mqha.org

LAN BAR BARREL RACING ALL AMERICAN BARREL HORSE YOUTH
MS State Fairgrounds
lanbar.com

PRIDE BLOCK PARTY
Fondren
mscapitalcitypride.org

July

FARM BUREAU 4th OF JULY WATERMELON CLASSIC 5K RUN/WALK
Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
msfame.com

MISSISSIPPI BLACK RODEO

Mississippi State Fairgrounds

NEON NIGHTS

Mississippi Children’s Museum
mschildrensmuseum.org

August

MISSISSIPPI AG AND OUTDOOR EXPO
MS Faigrounds
mississippioutdoorexpo.com

BRIGHT LIGHTS BELHAVEN NIGHTS
The Historic Belhaven Neighborhood

MISSISSIPPI BOOK FESTIVAL
Mississippi State Capitol
msbookfestival.com

LAN BAR BARREL RACING
MS State Fairgrounds
lanbar.com

September

MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FEST
Lefleur Museum District
mssciencefest.org

WELLSFEST
Jamie Fowler Boyll Park
wellschurch.org/wellsfest

SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP
Country Club of Jackson
sandersonfarmschampionship.com

PRIDE WEEKEND
Two MS Museums, Millsaps College
mscapitalcitypride.org

October

PUMPKIN ADVENTURE
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
msagmuseum.org

MISSISSIPPI STATE FAIR
Mississippi State Fairgrounds

SYMPHONY AT SUNSET
The Cedars
fondren.org

SOUTHERN CUTTING HORSE FUTURITY
Mississippi Equine Center
southerncuttingfuturity.com

PARK AFTER DARK
Mississippi Children’s Museum & Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
mschildrensmuseum.org

November

HARVEST FESTIVAL
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
msagmuseum.org

MISTLETOE MARKETPLACE
Mississippi Trade Mart
mistletoemarketplace.com

FONDREN UNWRAPPED
Fondren
fondren.org

HANDWORKS HOLIDAY MARKET
Mississippi Trade Mart
handworksmarket.com

JOURNEY TO THE NORTH POLE
Mississippi Children’s Museum
mschildrensmuseum.org

December

BELHAVEN SINGING CHRISTMAS TREE
Belhaven College Soccer Bowl
belhaven.edu

CAPITAL CITY LIGHTS
Downtown Jackson
mdah.org jacksonms.gov

DECK THE DISTRICT
The District at Eastover
thedistrictateastover.com

HOMESTEAD FOR THE HOLIDAYS
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
msagmuseum.org

BALLET MAGNIFICAT CHRISTMAS PRODUCTION
Thalia Mara Hall
balletmagnificat.com/christmas

SNOW MUCH FUN
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
mdwfp.com/museum

CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT
First Baptist Jackson
firstbaptistjackson.org

BALLET MISSISSIPPI: THE NUTCRACKER
Thalia Mara Hall
balletms.com

NOON YEAR’S EVE
Mississippi Children’s Museum
mschildrensmuseum.org