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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: $5.00 (Cash Only)
FREE admission to children 5 years and under. 

Participant Registration Date:


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

Green Light Special Yard Sale
Event Date: TBA

Event Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Admission Fee: FREE

Vendor Booth: $25.00  (Money Order Only)
Vendor Booth Payment Due: TBA

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 

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

Youth Fishing Tales Rodeo
Event Date: May 11, 2019

Event Time
8:00 a.m.

Event Location: Lefleurs Bluff State Park Mayes Lake
                           3315 Lakeland Terrance Road
                           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. 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

Movie Dates & Locations:

Admission Fee: FREE

 The Department of Parks and Recreation will host a FREE  series of “MOVIES IN THE PARK” consisting of several movies at various City of Jackson’s parks during selected months. 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 


Event Date:
Saturday, June 29, 2019 

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 6:00 p.m.
Show starts at 7:00 p.m.

FREE Admission 

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

Event Date: August 31, 2019

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

Presidential Hills – Natchez Trace Community Development Association

Event Time:
 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

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, August 24, 2019

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 for 13 years old and over 
                              FREE for children 12 years old and under

Click here for online registration:

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  



Event Date: October 26, 2019

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

Event Time: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

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

Harvest Carnival


Event Date:
Wednesday, October 31, 2019

Event Location:
Jackson Police Department Training Academy
3000 St. Charles Street
Jackson, MS 39209

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.

Candy Time:  4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Entertainment Time: 6:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m. 

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

Sleigh Bell Christmas Fashion Show
For Boys and Girls ages 5- 12 years old

Event Date: TBA

Event Time: TBA

Admission Fee: FREE

Event Location:
Jackson Medical Mall (Center Stage)

350 W. Woodrow Wilson
Jackson, MS 


Registration: TBA

Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm
Department of Parks and Recreation Administrative office located inside the Metrocenter Mall (1000 Metrocenter, Suite 104, Jackson, MS). The original birth certificate is required at the time of registration.
Slots are available to the first 40 participants.

Our fashion show is a wonderful way for children to showcase their version of holiday attire through their own personal style.  

For more information, please contact

 Angela White at 601-960-0471.


Angela White
Recreation Supervisor

1000 Metro Center
Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39209

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

Vickie Dykes
Center Coordinator / Reservationist

1000 Metro Center
Suite 104
Jackson, MS 39209

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