Jackson is a historical, rich, and vibrant community. Don’t believe us? Wait until you read about the best events in the South hosted here year round! Find something that everyone in the family will enjoy with cultural celebrations, holiday events, big-name concerts, and monthly events. Read on to learn about some of the most popular events in Jackson, MS, and start planning your next getaway! While deciding which ones you want to add to your bucket list, download a copy of our Vacation Guide! It’s full of great recommendations for local restaurants, historic sites, outdoor activities, and more.
Find Some of the Best Local Events in Jackson, MS
The local events in Jackson, MS, are a great reason to visit our state’s capital. There’s so much to do and see that you’re sure to find. If you’re visiting during a holiday, pick from a nearly endless number of events, including Christmas parades and Fourth of July celebrations. You can also attend exciting concerts or just explore the seasonal farmers market. Trust us, you’ll love the wide range of events!
Jackson offers a multitude of Christmas events that can put you in the holiday spirit like nothing else. Listen to the talented Belhaven Concert Choir perform classic Christmas tunes, for example, or discover the wonder of Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion! Here are a few more ideas to get you started:
- Belhaven Living Christmas
- Christmas at the Governor’s Mansion
- Jackson Christmas Parade
- Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour
- Cajun Christmas at the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science
- Mistletoe Marketplace
Fourth of July
If there’s one thing Mississippi people know how to do, it’s throw an Independence Day party! The city is booming with celebrations, and whether you’re looking for a low-key Fourth of July or a firework-fueled bash, you’re in the right place.
- Fireworks at the Reservoir
- Mississippi Braves Fireworks
- Independence Day Celebration at the Rez
- Town Square Pancake Breakfast
- 4th of July Parade in Downtown Jackson
- Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration
Other Notable Holiday Events in Jackson
- New Year’s Eve Krystal Ball at Hal and Mal’s
- Jackson St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- Hal’s St. Paddy’s Day Celebration
Jackson is home to many festivals each year. Are you looking for a music-centric event? Maybe a traditional Oktoberfest with a Mississippi spin? The choice is yours!
- Cinco De Mayo Mississippi Festival
- Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival
- Mississippi State Fair
- Atwood Music Festival
- Oktoberfest in Mississippi
No need to visit Jackson for a specific event! On top of big festivals, the city also hosts a number of events on a weekly and monthly basis. Take a look at these two, for example!
Big-name stars and local bands alike take the stage at various live music locations around town. Discover all the great musical events in Jackson at these venues and groove along to the sounds of the talented bands .
Unwind and Relax at the Historic Fairview Inn
After attending either of these events in Jackson, MS, treat yourself to a weekend in the finest B&B in Jackson! Fairview Inn is the perfect place for you to unwind. Our boutique hotel not only offers comfortable rooms and suites, delectable dining, private lounge, library, and game room, but we also have our very own spa for you to enjoy. Take a look at our Spanish Suite! This stunning guest room is ideal for a romantic getaway. Kick off your shoes and take a hot bath in the Jacuzzi tub, then slip into something more comfortable. You recommend relaxing in your sunroom with a good book and a glass of wine!