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
January 9-16

jxnindiemusic.com

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. WEEKEND
January 17

Two Mississippi Museums
mscivilrightsmuseum.com museumofmshistory.com

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. CELEBRATION & PARADE - POSTPONED
January 17

Parade Starts at Freedom Corner

February

DIXIE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO
February 11-17

Mississippi State Fairgrounds

IGNITE THE NIGHT
February 12

Mississippi Children’s Museum
mschildrensmuseum.org

MISSISSIPPI BLUES MARATHON
February 19
Downtown
Jacksonmsbluesmarathon.com

DR. SUESS’ SILLY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
February 26

Mississippi Children’s Museumm
childrensmuseum.org

GEM, MINERAL, FOSSIL & JEWELRY SHOW
February 26-27
Mississippi Trade Mart
missgems.org

March

SPRING FARM DAYS
March 3-5

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
msagmuseum.org

FOSSIL ROAD SHOW

March 5

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
mdwfp.com/museum

GARDEN EXTRAVAGANZA

Mississippi Trade Mart
msnla.org

SPRING MARKET

March 25-27
Mississippi Trade Mart
midsouthmediagroup.com

HAL’S ST. PADDY’S PARADE & FESTIVAL

March 26
Downtown Jackson
halsstpaddysparade.com

April

NATUREFEST!
April 2

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
mdwfp.com/museum

EUDORA WELTY BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
April 13

Eudora Welty House & Garden
eudoraweltyhouse.com

BUNNIES & BUTTERFLIES
April 16

Mississippi Children’s Museum
mschildrensmuseum.org

MS EGG MARKETING BOARD EASTER EGG HUNT
April 16

Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
msagmuseum.org

OVER THE EDGE WITH FRIENDS
April 23

The District at Eastover
thedistrictateastover.com

LYNCH STREET CULTURAL ARTS FESTIVAL


METRO MASTER GARDENERS ANNUAL PLANT SALE

April 30

Mynelle Gardens

May

GREEK FEST
Holy Trinity–St. John
greekfestjackson.org

C SPIRE FERRISS TROPHY PRESENTATION

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
msfame.com

CATHEAD JAM

Cathead Distillery
catheadjam.com

JXN FEST

May 27-29

Buddy Butts Park
jxnmusicgroup.comjxnfest

June

MISSISSIPPI QUARTER HORSE SUMMER SHOW
MS State Fairgrounds
mqha.org

LAN BAR BARREL RACING ALL AMERICAN BARREL HORSE YOUTH

June 13-16

MS State Fairgrounds
lanbar.com

PRIDE BLOCK PARTY
June 25

Fondren
mscapitalcitypride.org

July

FARM BUREAU 4th OF JULY WATERMELON CLASSIC 5K RUN/WALK
July 4

Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum
msfame.com

MISSISSIPPI BLACK RODEO

July 16

Mississippi State Fairgrounds

NEON NIGHTS

Mississippi Children’s Museum
mschildrensmuseum.org

August

MISSISSIPPI AG AND OUTDOOR EXPO
August 5-7
MS Faigrounds
mississippioutdoorexpo.com

BRIGHT LIGHTS BELHAVEN NIGHTS
The Historic Belhaven Neighborhood

MISSISSIPPI BOOK FESTIVAL
August 20
Mississippi State Capitol
msbookfestival.com

LAN BAR BARREL RACING

MS State Fairgrounds
lanbar.com

September

FARISH STREET HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Farish Street Historic District
farishstreetheritagefestival.com

MISSISSIPPI SCIENCE FEST

September 17

Lefleur Museum District
mssciencefest.org

WELLSFEST

Jamie Fowler Boyll Park
wellschurch.org/wellsfest

SYMPHONY AT SUNSET

The Cedars
fondren.org

SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP

September 30 - October 2

Country Club of Jackson
sandersonfarmschampionship.com

IT’S PRIDE Y’ALL WEEKEND

September 30

Smith Wills Stadium
mscapitalcitypride.org

October

PUMPKIN ADVENTURE
Mississippi Agriculture & Forestry Museum
msagmuseum.org

MISSISSIPPI STATE FAIR

October 5-16

Mississippi State Fairgrounds

SOUTHERN CUTTING HORSE FUTURITY

October 21-29

Mississippi Equine Center
southerncuttingfuturity.com

PARK AFTER DARK

October 28

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

December 2

Downtown Jackson
mdah.org jacksonms.gov

DECK THE DISTRICT
December 2-3

The District at Eastover
thedistrictateastover.com

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

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

December 31

Mississippi Children’s Museum
mschildrensmuseum.org