6 Socially Distanced October Activities in Jackson, MS

The weather is finally cooling down and it is safe to say that fall has arrived in Mississippi! Take advantage of the season with one or more of the following socially distanced activities, all happening in October in Jackson.


  1. Take a Yoga Class on the Fairview Inn Deck

The Magnolia Deck is not just for wedding ceremonies! Join 200 RYT Eleanor Ezell of Growing Minds Yoga for a 45-minute outdoor flow, followed by specials at the Library Lounge. The first class is Wednesday, October 7th and it is $12/person. The next class meets at 4pm on Saturday, October 24th. Follow Fairview Inn on social media to find out when other classes meet.


  1. Watch NFL Football on the Big Screen

Duling Hall is back in action, showing your favorite football games (read: Saints). Reserve your own table and feel safe with a socially distanced setup and food and drink service while you relax and watch the game on a high definition, LED screen. Click here to see upcoming games and to purchase a two- or four-top table.


  1. Participate in a Jackson Walking Tour

Whether you want to learn more about the history of downtown Jackson, find the best foodie spots in Fondren, or discover the historical architecture of Belhaven, there is something for you to enjoy this month with More Than a Tourist travel group. Find out more information about socially distanced walking tours and reserve your spot here.


  1. Go on a Pumpkin Adventure at the Agriculture Museum

The Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum is hosting a pumpkin extravaganza! Enjoy a hayride around the grounds of the AG Museum, a straw maze, and a yummy snack of milk and cookies. After, explore the rest of the 39-acres of museum and be sure to stop by the pumpkin patch to take a pumpkin home. For dates, times, and ticket information, click here.


  1. Fill Up at Fondren Restaurant Week

October 10th – 18th is Fondren Restaurant Week, and you can participate by dining in, taking out, or having food delivered. Choose from over 20 Fondren restaurants, bars, and coffee shops, all within walking distance of one other. In addition, many restaurants and bars will be offering a special “Sip and Stroll” to-go beverage (alcoholic or not).


  1. Have a Haunted Hotel Stay at Fairview Inn

In a mansion built back in 1908, there are bound to be some spirits hanging around. The Fairview Inn is known to have some hauntings, including a civil war soldier named Robert, who sometimes finds himself in the Third Floor Suite. You can embrace this spooky season with a haunted stay; find available rooms here.