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Parks and Recreation Special Events

Special Events

2022 Girls Basketball Camp

Date: August 13, 2022

  • Girls 6th – 8th grades
  • FREE Admission (40) slots available, Pre-Registration is Mandatory.
  • Location: Westside Gymnasium, 1450 Wiggins Road, Jackson, MS 39209

Our camp is designed to help contribute to the Growth and Development of the Fundamental Skills in the game of basketball. Campers will leave our camp with Skills in Passing, Shooting and Dribbling Techniques.

For more information, please contact Coach Alex Thompson at 769-798-7441.

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2022 Mic Check With a Twist Talent Show

Date: August 20, 2022

  • Location: Thalia Mara Hall, 255 E. Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39209
  • Doors open at 3:00 p.m.
  • Auditions Fee: $5.00
  • Admission Fee to the Public $20.00 CASH ONLY

Calling all talents and all ages to showcase your talents! All auditions must be 2 minutes. Last day to register is August 5, 2022. Call 769-216-0487 to register.

Presented by STAJ Productions and Co-Sponsored by the City of Jackson, Department of Parks and Recreation

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2022 Boys Basketball Camp

Date: November 12, 2022

  • Boys 6th – 8th grades
  • FREE Admission Limited slots available, Pre-Registration is Mandatory.
  • Location: Westside Gymnasium, 1450 Wiggins Road, Jackson, MS 39209

Our camp is designed to help contribute to the Growth and Development of the Fundamental Skills in the game of basketball. Campers will leave our camp with Skills in Passing, Shooting and Dribbling Techniques. Guess Coach Tensely Cowan from Woolfolk Middle School

For more information, please contact Coach Alex Thompson at 769-798-7441.

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2022 Harvest Trunk or Tent co-sponsor Phoenix Media Group LLC

Date: October 31, 2022

  • Location: V A Legion Softball Complex, 4500 Officer Thomas Catchings Sr. Drive, Jackson, MS 39209
  • Event Time: 4:00 p.m.
  • Event Fee: Free Admission

Spectators will have the opportunity to visit and receive a variety of treats from numerous decorated vehicles “Trunks" or Tents.  Our fun filled event promotes public safety with exciting activities for the entire family including games, food trucks, and live entertainment.

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2022 Pictures With Santa

Date: December 10, 2022

  • Location: Westbrook House at Mynelle Gardens 4736 Clinton, Blvd., Jackson, MS 39209
  • Event Time: 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Fee: $5.00 for two (2) people/ $10.00 for two (2) or more people (CASH ONLY)

Pictures will be printed on site.

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2023 Easter Egg Hunt Co- Sponsored by WJMI/WKXI radio stations

Date: Saturday, April 8, 2023

  • Location: V A Legion Softball Complex, 4500 Officer Thomas Catchings Sr. Drive, Jackson, MS 39209
  • Event Time: 11:00 a.m. (early arrival is strongly suggested)
  • Event Fee: Free
  • Children: Ages 2-8 years old

Come and enjoy food vendors and live entertainment all in a safe environment.  Line-up starts at 11:00 a.m. and the hunt begins promptly at 12:00 p.m. Please bring a bag, basket or bucket to collect eggs, candy and prizes. All prizes and golden eggs are donated by our sponsors.

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2023 Mind, Body and Soul Race

Date: TBA

Race starts at 8:00 a.m.

Location: Russell C. Davis Planetarium, (201 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS 39201)

  • Events include a chip-timed 5k Run/Walk, 1 Mile Run/Walk, Virtual 1 Mile Fun Run and Youth Fun Run.
  • Online Registration closes on TBA.
  • Onsite Registration open TBA from 7:00 a.m. -7:50 a.m. (CASH ONLY)
  • Awards will be awarded to overall Male & Female 5k Run & Walk and 1 Mile Run & Walk as well as medals for age group male & female winners for each event.
  • The event will begin and end at the Russell C. Davis Planetarium (201 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS).

Registration:

  1. 5K (3.1 miles) Run/Walk: $20.00 + online processing fee
  2. 1 Mile Run/Walk: $15.00 + online processing fee
  3. Youth Fun Run (12 years old and under): FREE
  4.  Virtual Fun Run $10.00 + online processing fee

What to know: 

The 1st 100 people to register will receive a custom participation medal and race t-shirt. All runners will receive a race bib.  Participants swag bags & race bibs will be available only during check-in on race day from 7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. All Virtual runners swag bags and medals will be mailed. The race will start at 8:00 a.m.

Check-in from 7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. 

Awards:

5K Run & Walk:

- Overall Male & Female

- Age Groups (1st, & 2nd Place)

-19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Youth & Virtual Fun Run:

-Participation Medal

Click the link below for online registration:

TBA

For more information, please contact us at 601-960-0471

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2023 Flipping Out Tumbling Showcase

Date: April 1, 2023

Check-in at 9:00 a.m. Competition starts at 10:30 a.m.

Location: George E.  Kurts Gymnasium (125 Gymnasium Drive, Jackson, MS 39209)

  • For Boys and Girls ages five (5) years old and up
  • Awards to over skill level and age division medals

Contact Instructor Kim Jones at 601-960-0471

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2023 Movies in the Park Series

The Department of Parks and Recreation announces its 5th Annual Movies in the Park Series. You are invited to come out and enjoy a night under the stars, featuring a movie shown on a digital Jumbo-Tron outdoor movie screen. Friday nights are for family-themed movies; Saturday nights will feature adult-themed movies.  No grills or glass containers are permitted. Food vendors on site. Security enforced by the Jackson Police Department.

 Drive-In Movie Schedules

Date: TBA

Movie: TBA 

Admission: $5.00 per vehicle (CASH ONLY)

  • Smith Wills Stadium parking lot
  • 1200 Lakeland Drive Jackson, MS 39216
  • Pre-show 6:30 p.m. Movie starts at 7:00 p.m.

 

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2023 Juneteenth Fireworks Extravaganza

Date: July 16, 2023

  • Location: Downtown Jackson next to the Jackson Convention Complex (105 East Pascagoula Street, Jackson, MS)
  • Event Time: Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the entertainment show begins at 7:00 p.m. The fireworks display will start after the last entertainment act.
  • Event Fee: FREE

This is an outdoor event happening all in front of the Jackson Convention Complex. Come out and enjoy various arts & craft vendors and delicious food vendors. No glass containers or tents. Lawn/portable chairs are allowed. The extravaganza will feature guest performances by various music artists spoken word artists and dance groups. We will end the night with a spectacular fireworks display.

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FitLot Fitness Classes

The Department of Parks and Recreation will offer FREE outdoor fitness classes for the public at Parham Bridges Park located at 5055 Old Canton Road, Jackson, MS sponsored by AARP and FitLot

Our circuit training fitness program is designed for all ages, abilities and fitness levels taught by certified fitness instructors. All exercises will be accompanied by our state of the art FitLot equipment. The program is a commitment of 8 weeks 3-4 days a week for one hour.

Date: TBA

Register now at: https://fitlot.org/parks/jackson/ 

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2023 Jackson's Fireworks Extravaganza

Date: Saturday, July 1, 2023

  • Location: Smith Wills Stadium (1200 Lakeland Drive, Jackson, MS 39216)
  • Event Time: Kidz Zone 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Entertainment show begins at 7:00 p.m. The fireworks display will start after the last entertainment act/nightfall.
  • Event Fee: FREE

This is an outdoor event happening all inside of the Smith Wills Stadium. Come out and enjoy various arts & craft vendors and delicious food vendors. No glass containers, tents lawn/portable chairs are allowed at this event. The extravaganza will feature guest performances by various music artists spoken word artists and dance groups. We will end the night with a spectacular fireworks display.

 

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