Jackson Events

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Jackson Events

Events held in Jackson unless indicated otherwise.

JANUARY

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration
Annual celebration of the civil rights leader’s life; Jacksonville; http://www.king-raleigh.org/natlevent/body.cfm

FEBRUARY

Black History Month
Celebration of African Amerian culture and history; Jackson; http://www.visitjackson.com/

APRIL

Crossroads Film Festival
Annual celebration of filmmaking in all of its diversity and depth by presenting and promoting a broad spectrum of film and video, including those from Mississippi and the South; http://www.crossroadsfilmfest.com

MAY

Crawfish Festival
Annual festival featuring live entertainment, fun and spicy crawfish; Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum; http://www.visitjackson.com

Mississippi Cultural Festival
Festival celebrates the Old Capitol’s Museum’s permanent exhibition gallery, Native American, European and African Cultures in Mississippi; Old Capitol Museum; http://www.visitjackson.com

JUNE

Juneteenth
Celebration of the African American holiday; Jackson; http://www.juneteenth.com

JULY

Old-Fashioned 4th Of July Celebration
Featuring family fun, tram rides, carousel, games and musical entertainment; Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum; http://www.visitjackson.com

AUGUST

Mississippi Gospel Music Gathering
Annual festival celebrating traditional Gospel music; Downtown Jackson; http://www.visitjackson.com

SEPTEMBER

Farish Street Festival
Second oldest African-American community festival in the state features three stages of live entertainment from national, regional and local artists and performers; arts and crafts exhibition, children’s activities, soul food and various cultural activities; Farish Street Historical District; http://www.farishstreetheritagefestival.com

OCTOBER

Mississippi State Fair
One the largest fairs in the South featuring music, educational demonstrations, food, and amusement rides; Mississippi State Fairgrounds; http://www.visitjackson.com

NOVEMBER

Capital City Classic
The pageant begins one week before the football game between Jackson State University and Alcorn State University; events include the downtown pep rally, scholarship banquet, Battle of the Bands, Black fraternity step show, live music and the ever popular Miss Capital City Classic pageant; Veterans Memorial Stadium; https://www.soulofamerica.com/events/black-college-football-classics/

DECEMBER

Kwanzaa
Celebration of African American culture; Jacksonville; https://www.soulofamerica.com/events/kwanzaa-celebrations/

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