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Praise Dance Explosion
Date: TBA

Thalia Mara Hall
255 East Pascagoula Street
Jackson, MS 39201

Come enjoy a family friendly event full of praise and mime dance from solo and group organizations from all over the state of Mississippi.!


Doors open: TBA
Show starts: TBA

Admission Fee:TBA

Participant Registration Date: TBA 

 
For more information, contact Angela White (Recreation Supervisor) at (601) 960-0655 or Bridget Archer (Dance Instructor) at (601) 960-1422 after 2:00 pm





EASTER EGG HUNT
Easter Egg Hunt
Event Date: Saturday, April 20, 2019
Event Time:12:00 p.m. (Please arrive one (1) hour early to line up).

Event Location: Legions Softball Complex
(V.A. Softball Fields)
4500 Officer Thomas Catchings Dr.
Jackson, MS 39209

The City of Jackson, Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with WJMI and WKXI Radio Station will host the award winning Annual Easter Egg Hunt voted by the Mississippi Parks & Recreation Association (MRPA). This event has attracted hundreds of participants from all over the city of Jackson and surrounding areas!  Our hunt is for boys and girls ages 4 - 8 years old. Come out and enjoy live entertainment and food and arts & crafts boots from local vendors.  


For more information, contact Angela White at (601) 960-0655




"Let The Race Begin"
Children's Stick Pony Race
Event Date: TBA

Event Time:  Registration  at 11:00 a.m.
                   Race Starts at 2:00 p.m.
 
Admission Fee: $3.00  2 years old  - 15 years old
                                 $7.00 16 years & Older

Event Location: Jayne Avenue Baseball Fields
                                 3615 Jayne  Avenue
                                 Jackson, MS 39209


This is a family event where children are placed into age categories to race against each other on their stick ponies. In each category there will be 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winnings. Trophies will also be awarded for each age category for the best dressed stick pony & rider. There will be vendors, live entertainment, food, horse petting and more for the entire family.

Everyone attending or participating in this event is encourage to dress in western attire. Race participants can bring their own stick ponies, purchase one online at horsecamp101.com, or purchase one during the event while supplies last. Gates will open at 9:30.

     
For more information call (601) 918-0845
 





Youth Fishing Tales Rodeo
Event Date: TBA

Event Time
:
Registration starts @ 7:00 a.m.
                         Event starts @ 8:00 a.m.

Event Location: Lefleurs Bluff State Park Mayes Lake
                                 3315 Lakeland
                                 Jackson, MS 39201 

Admission Fee: FREE


The City of Jackson, Department of Parks and Recreation and Co-Sponsor Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries & Parks  presents “Youth Fishing Tales Rodeo”. Our event is geared towards boys and girls ages 15 years & under old. We are striving to make a difference, while teaching the participants the enjoyment of wildlife and fishing together with families and friends.  The participants will have the chance to fish, play games, win prizes, and enjoy the great outdoors experience


For more information contact Nadia Lacey or Angela White at (601) 960-0471 





Movies In The Park- Summer Series 

Movie Dates:
Friday, May 18, 2018 
Smith Park
502 Amite Street
Jackson, MS 
 
Pre-show starts at 5:00 p.m.
Movie starts at 8:00 p.m.

Movie Title: Breaking Legs


Friday, August 10, 2018 
Hico Park
4851 Watkins Drive
Jackson, MS 
 
Pre-show starts at 7:00 p.m.
Movie starts at 8:00 p.m.

Movie Title: TBA


Admission Fee: FREE

 The Department of Parks and Recreation will host a FREE summer series of “MOVIES IN THE PARK” consisting of several movies at various City of Jackson’s parks during the months of May through August. This will be a fun-filled event with food, arts and craft vendors on site. 

Bring your blankets, lawn chairs and small coolers to enjoy feature movies displayed on 16 x 20 outdoor movie screen.

   
For more information contact 
Angela White (Recreation Supervisor) at (601) 960-0471 

     

                     
JACKSON'S FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA Harvest Carnival
Event Date:
Saturday, June 30, 2018 

Event Location:
Smith Wills Stadium 
1200 Lakeland Dr.
Jackson, MS

Come One! Come All! Join us family and friends to help us celebrate the City of Jackson Department of Parks & Recreation's Annual Fire Works Extravaganza!


Gates open at 5:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

FREE Admission 

For more information, contact Angela White at (601) 960-0655.



PRESIDENTIAL HILLS FAMILY FUN DAY

Event Date: August 25, 2018

Event Location: Vergy P. Middleton Community Center
3971 Flag Chapel Road
Jackson, MS 39206

Presidential Hills – Natchez Trace Community Development Association
Event Time: 10am-5pm

For more information, please contact Helen Robinson (601) 960-1904, after 3:30 p.m.

 





           "Mind, Body & Soul"
5K run/walk and Youth 1mile fun/walk

Event Date: Saturday, September 15, 2018

Event Time:  Race Registration starts @ 7:00 a.m.
                     Race starts @ 8:00 a.m.

Event Location: Jackson Convention Complex
                              105 East Pascagoula Street
                              Jackson, MS



Race Admission Fee: $20.00 per adult 
                              FREE for children 12 years old and under
 

Click here for online registration:
https://raceroster.com/events/2018/16988/mind-body-soul-5k-runwalk-1-mile-youth-fun-runwalk


Time will be recorded by Sisu Race Timing company. Awards by awarded to several categories immediately following the completion of the Youth fun run/walk.

For more information contact 
Angela White (Recreation Supervisor) at (601) 960-0471  




        "Mind, Body & Soul"  
     Health & Wellness Expo


Event Time: 10:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m.

Admission Fee: FREE 
                               

Event Location: Jackson Convention Complex
                                      105 East Pascagoula Street
                                      Jackson, MS
 


Our Citizens of Jackson and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to visit various booths all geared towards the celebration to enhance and promote health and wellness education in the community. Our fun filled event provides everyone who attends an opportunity to enjoy interactive exhibits, educational material on healthy living and great entertainment for the entire family. 

    
For more information contact 
Angela White (Recreation Supervisor) at (601) 960-0471 





Green Light Special Yard Sale
Event Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Event Time:7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Admission Fee: FREE

Vendor Booth: $25.00  (Money Order Only)
Last day to purchase a vendor booth is August 31, 2018.


Event Location:
Grove Park Community Center
4126 Parkway Avenue
Jackson, MS 39203


Citizens of Jackson and surrounding areas will have the opportunity to shop at over twenty (20) different vendors. The vendors will sale a variety of gently used clothing, jewelry, electronics and unique antique items.

Spring cleaning is heading our way! Do you have stuff to sell? Turn your spring cleaning into cash by being a vendor. Please contact us for a vendor booth pricing.

    
For more information contact 
Angela White (Recreation Supervisor) at (601) 960-0471 




OCTOBER FEST

Event Date: October 22, 2018

Event Location: Jayne Avenue Community Center 
3615 Jayne Avenue
Jackson, MS 39209

Event Time: 12pm-5pm

For more information, please contact Rhonda Ward (601) 960-2164, after 4:00 p.m.








TRUNK OR TREAT Harvest Carnival
HARVEST CARNIVAL

Event Date:
Wednesday, October 31, 2018


Event Location: TBA


We encourage everyone to join us for an evening of great, family-oriented fun. Wear your costume or come as you are. The carnival provides a safe environment with exciting activities for the entire family including games and  prizes. A Halloween bag will be provided with every paid admission.

Admission Fee: $1.00.

Event Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m.

For more information, contact Angela White at (601) 960-0655
 




  


Angela White
Recreation Supervisor
abuck@jacksonms.gov

1000 Metro Center
Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39209

Phone:  601-960-0655
Fax:  601-960-1576

Vickie Dykes
Center Coordinator / Reservationist
vdykes@jacksonms.gov

1000 Metro Center
Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39209

Phone: 601-960-0643
Fax: 601-960-1576