There’s a full weekend of fun in store for JXNMS, from live music and shopping to theater, fundraising, football, plants and more.
District Thursdays – Live Music – The District at Eastover – Thursday 6 pm
Hear live music from Kyle Graves on the District Green with food and drinks to-go from Fine & Dandy, Cultivation Food Hall and Sal & Mookie’s plus crawfish served outside.
Mercantile Mississippi 2021 – Mississippi Trademart – Friday (10 am -7 pm) -Saturday (9 am – 5 pm)
Presented by Mississippi Magazine, The Mercantile is a unique shopping event that celebrates apparel, gifts, décor and gourmet foods, but also suggestions on where to shop, dine, and visit when they travel around Mississippi. Tickets are $5-$10. Visit mismag.com/themercantileshow for more information.
Uproar Presents: The Tipsy Bard- “Much Ado About Nothing” – Ecoshed – Friday-Sunday
Dubbed “Shakespeare like you’ve never seen him before,” Uproar Theatre Company, Jackson’s newest public theatre company, offers a fun-filled performance of Shakespeare’s “Much Ado About Nothing” at Ecoshed. Beer, wine and cocktails will be available for purchase onsite. Doors open at 7 pm and 2 pm. Strictly 21+, and IDs will be checked at the door. Security is provided. Masks are required at all times (unless eating or drinking) and capacity is limited. Performers have all been vaccinated.
15th International Female Just Ride Day – Cowboy Maloney’s parking lot (I-55) – Saturday
This synchronized, worldwide, female-lead motorcycle ride occurs in 120+ countries the first Saturday of every May. Over 250 riders are expected for the JXN ride that will be a salute to fallen riders.
The JXN Flea May Market – Ecoshed – Saturday- 11 am
“The dopest market it in Jackson meets the coolest new co-working/event venue in Jackson” supporting local small businesses and artisan vendors. Mask will be required indoors, and are highly encouraged outdoors. This is a rain or shine event! Vendors can sign up at bit.ly/thejxnflea
13th Annual Seersucker & Sombreros Party – The District at Eastover – Saturday 1 pm
Support the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Mississippi at what has become one of the most anticipated parties in town, hosted by The Phoenix Club of Jackson. Blending the Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo, the all-inclusive event will feature live music entertainment, the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby, food and beverage (a specialty cocktail bar serving mint juleps & margaritas), a silent auction and a special Cinco De Mayo Fiesta. Tickets are $60 and $65 at the door.
‘What’s Happening in Jackson?’ Tour w/More Than a Tourist – MS Museum of Art – Saturday – 1:30 pm
This special edition of the More Than a Tourist downtown walking tour takes a behind-the-scenes look at what’s happening in Downtown Jackson right now, starting at the MS Museum of Art and finishing off with a visit to Visit Jackson’s Electric Building offices. The tour will give the opportunity to see how local organizations promote the city, stops in downtown businesses and a look at the new apartments in the Walthall Lofts and former Federal Courthouse.
There will be drink stops along the way and a snack stop featuring Big Apple Inn at the new Lamar Life apartments.
Spring 2021 Cricket Wireless SWAC Football Championship – Veterans Memorial Stadium – Saturday – 2 pm
The championship game between Arkansas Pine Bluff and Alabama A & M University is scheduled to be played on Saturday, May 1 at 2 pm and will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and available live and on-demand on the WatchESPN App. Tickets will be available at ticketmaster.com.
Heirloom Plant Swap and Lecture with Felder Rushing – Welty House & Gardens – Sunday 1 pm
Bring up to two plants to swap, and local Master Gardener Felder Rushing will lecture on his new book, “Maverick Gardeners. Space is limited, and registration is required at this socially distanced outdoor event. To register, purchase “Maverick Gardeners” from the Eudora Welty House & Garden. For details, call 601-353-7762 or email email@example.com.
We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE still required in the city of Jackson, along with social distancing and crowd size limits). See City guidelines here. Stay informed of additional public health guidance on the state level, too.
All events listed are subject to change and are not sponsored or hosted by My City or our parent company, Visit Jackson.