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. The following list of annual Downtown events and festivals is complete with contact information and links to event websites for your convenience. There is always something happening Downtown! 

For a list of additional, current events, check out our Events page. To be the first to know, sign up for the It's Downtown weekly email listing for up-to-date reports on all that's happening Downtown!

Events & Festivals Listings Date Phone
Bagwell Antique Show October 662-231-9654
Chimneyville Crafts Festival November 601-856-7546
Chinese Spring Festival February
City of Jackson Holiday Parade December 601-960-1084
Dixie National Livestock Show, Parade & Rodeo February 601-961-4000
Farish Street Heritage Festival September 601-948-5667
Hal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade March
Handworks Holiday Market November 205-937-4834
International Gumbo Festival September
Jackson Music Awards July 601-981-4035
Jacktoberfest October
Mississippi Black Rodeo July 903-753-3165
Mississippi Blues Marathon January 601-624-7882
Mississippi Book Festival August 769-717-2648
Mississippi Comic Con June 601- 354-7051
Mississippi Gospel Music Awards July 601-981-4035
Mississippi State Fair October 601-961-4000
Mistletoe Marketplace November 601-948-2357
USA International Ballet Competition June 601-355-9853