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 26-28, 2018 662-231-9654
Chimneyville Crafts Festival November 29 - December 1, 2018 601-856-7546
Chinese Spring Festival February 17, 2018
City of Jackson Holiday Parade December 2, 2017 601-960-1084
Dixie National Livestock Show, Parade & Rodeo February 1-18, 2018 601-961-4000
Farish Street Heritage Festival September 28-29, 2018 601-948-5667
Hal’s St. Paddy’s Day Parade March 17, 2018
Handworks Holiday Market November 16-17, 2018 205-937-4834
International Gumbo Festival September 22, 2018
Jackson Music Awards July 22, 2019 601-981-4035
Jacktoberfest October 19, 2018
Mississippi Black Rodeo July 14, 2018 903-753-3165
Mississippi Blues Marathon January 26, 2019 601-624-7882
Mississippi Book Festival August 18, 2018 769-717-2648
Mississippi Comic Con June 2019 601- 354-7051
Mississippi Gospel Music Awards July 21, 2019 601-981-4035
Mississippi State Fair October 3-14, 2018 601-961-4000
Mistletoe Marketplace November 7-10, 2018 601-948-2357
USA International Ballet Competition June 10-23, 2018 601-355-9853