Jackson Events

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Events in Jackson, Mississippi

Alcorn State Jazz Festival - The day-long festival features performances by some of the most outstanding professional jazz musicians and university, college and secondary school jazz ensembles from throughout the United States. Highlights of the festival are the afternoon workshops and evening concerts by some of the world's greatest jazz artists.

Bagwell Antiques Show & Sale - The Spring Bagwell Antiques Show and Sale once again brings to Mississippi's capitol city an antiques show not to be missed. Always held at the Mississippi Trade Mart.

CelticFest Mississippi - CelticFest Mississippi takes place annually the weekend after Labor Day in Jackson. In addition to stage performances, the weekend is full of opportunities to participate and learn at one of the many free music, dance, or cultural workshops.

Crossroads Film Festival - This annual event previews new and exciting films. During the festival each year entries from Mississippi and around the world compete to win cash and prizes in our categories: Youth, Student, Documentary, Short Documentary, Feature, Music Video, Experimental, Short and Animation.

Dixie National Rodeo - Sit down, hang on, it’s time for some leather popping, high kicking, hard bucking and dirt in your face at the Dixie National Rodeo. World Champion Cowboys compete for the big bucks. It’s rodeo clowns, bull fighters, barrel racers, bull doggers and ropers all competing in spectacular events of action and excitement.

Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest - Dozens of hot air balloons will lead a fun-filled weekend for children and adults of all ages. The four-day event will include four competitive balloon races, two spectacular balloon glows, two incredible firework presentations, Special Shape Fiesta, children’s activities, great food, and great entertainment.

Mistletoe Marketplace - The largest fundraiser in Mississippi! Enjoy the excitement of this three-day holiday shopping extravaganza featuring more than 100 merchants from across the nation. Each day is filled with special events designed to fuel the excitement of the approaching holiday season.

NCHA Eastern National Championships - A nineteenth century cowboy transplanted to the present day would probably be perplexed by the modern world's high-tech marvels. But he'd still feel right at home at a cutting horse show. Come and enjoy the sport that all Americans love: a sport of excitement and skill! Don't miss out!

The Farish Street Heritage Festival - The Festival features several stages of live entertainment presenting national, regional, and local artists and performers. Festival patrons also enjoy arts and crafts exhibit featuring vendors from around the world. Attendees can delight their palette with some to best “soul food” and ethnic delicacies this side of the Mason-Dixon!

The Trail of Honor - The Trail of Honor features historically accurate demonstrations or military life throughout our history from the French Indian War to the current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Visitors are given an insight into what our service men and women have endured while fighting for our freedom.

USA International Ballet Competition - One of the world’s most prestigious dance events, the USA International Ballet Competition is a two-week “olympic-style” competition where ballet stars vie for gold, silver, and bronze medals; cash awards and scholarships.