Living & Playing


Events & Festivals

Each year Downtown Jackson hosts numerous events, festivals and parades, from the epic fun of the Mal's St. Paddy's Parade to the Mississippi Blues Marathon. Check out our Events page for upcoming events and contact specific event organization listed below for detailed information. 

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The following list of Downtown events and festivals is complete with contact information and links to websites.

Events & Festivals Listings Date Phone
Bagwell Antique Show October 20-22, 2017 662-231-9654
Chimneyville Crafts Festival December 1-3, 2016 601-856-7546
Chinese Spring Festival January 28, 2016
Cinco de Mayo Mississippi May 7, 2016
City of Jackson Holiday Parade December 3, 2016 601-960-1084
Dixie National Livestock Show, Parade & Rodeo February 9-15, 2017 601-961-4000
Farish Street Heritage Festival September 17, 2016 601-948-5667
Governor Phil Bryant’s 5K Run for Health June 30, 2016
Hal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade March 18, 2017
Handworks Holiday Market November 17-18, 2017 205-937-4834
International Gumbo Festival October 8, 2016
Jackson Music Awards August 1, 2016 601-981-4035
Jacktoberfest October 21, 2016
Mississippi Black Rodeo July 8, 2017 903-753-3165
Mississippi Blues Marathon January 7, 2017 601-624-7882
Mississippi Book Festival August 19, 2017 769-717-2648
Mississippi Gospel Music Awards July 31, 2016 601-981-4035
Mississippi Lights Festival February 24, 2017
Mississippi State Fair October 5-16, 2016 601-961-4000
Mistletoe Marketplace November 2-5, 2016 601-948-2357
Run for the Son August 1, 2016 601-949-1947
Storytellers Ball August 11, 2016 601-960-1557
Stray at Home May 13, 2017
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure April 8, 2017 866-475-6636
USA International Ballet Competition June 9-24, 2018 601-355-9853