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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
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, or purchase one during the event while supplies last. Gates will open at 9:30.

For more information call (601) 918-0845

Event Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018

Event Time
Doors open @ 2:00 p.m.
                         Show starts @ 3:00 p.m.

Event Location: Thalia Mara Hall
                                 255 E. Pascagoula Street
                                 Jackson, MS 39201 
Admission Fee: $10.00 Advance
                               $15 Day of the Show 
                               Children 5 & Under Get in FREE

Tickets can be purchased on 

The City of Jackson, Department of Parks and Recreation and Co-Sponsor Eyeshine Creative Arts Company presents “Spinderella”. A family event based on a theatrical dance performance bridging inspiration, drama and song all on one stage.

 For more information call 601-207-4463 or email at  

Youth Fishing Tales Rodeo
Event Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018

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 

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

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

Admission Fee: FREE

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. Last day to purchase a vendor booth is April 13, 2018.

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


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.


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

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

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.

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

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