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Praise Dance Explosion
Saturday, January 13, 2018

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 at 6:00 p.m.
Show starts at 6:30 p.m.

Admission fee: FREE

Participant registration is FREE and ongoing until December 29, 2017, Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at the Department of Parks and Recreation administrative office located inside of the Metro center Mall.

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
Saturday, March 31, 2018

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

The Annual Easter Egg Hunt has attracted hundreds of participants! The exciting event continues to grow every year, and the Department of Parks and Recreation, in conjunction with WJMI and WKXI Radio Station, will continue to host the 2017 egg hunt for youth 5-10 years of age. The event begins on time at 12 p.m. sharp, so please arrive at least one hour early.

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

Green Light Special Yard Sale
Saturday, May 5, 2018

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

Admission Fee: FREE

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 


August 25, 2018

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

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

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


Jayne Avenue Community Center 
3615 Jayne Avenue
Jackson, MS 39209

Time: 12pm-5pm

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

TRUNK OR TREAT Harvest Carnival


Jackson Police 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.

Time: 4:00 p.m. - 8:00p.m.
For more information, contact Angela White at (601) 960-0655

Saturday, June 30, 2018 

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