Juneteenth is this weekend, and several calendar events center around the holiday commemorating of the ending of slavery in the United States. There’s music, markets and food, too.
Murder Mystery Dinner – Char Restaurant – Monday 6 pm
Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu while solving the mystery in an interactive dinner theater performance presented by the masked performers of the Detectives Comedy Dinner Theatre. Seating begins at 6 pm; dinner and the show begins at 7 pm in Char’s private dining banquet space. Reservations are available by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The price is $62 per person, plus tax and gratuity.
Fauna Foodworks Presents: Meet Me at Bab’s Boogie Box – Foot Print Farms – Friday 7 pm
It’s juke joint revelry and nightlife, celebrating Juneteenth and the culture of the mystical backwoods of 1939 Northeast Mississippi, with the blues, food and moonshine. This is a lyrical homage to an era, curated by Chef Enrika Williams. The dress code is 30’s and 40’s (think of movies like “Lady Sings the Blues,” “The Color Purple” and “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”), peppered with blues giants of this era and nods to the Harlem Renaissance for inspiration. Featuring music from Donche and DJ Phingaprint. Tickets are $45 each.
Jackson’s Fireworks Extravaganza – Jackson Convention Complex – Friday 7 pm
Enjoy a family-friendly, free fireworks show and food vendors, hosted by the City of Jackson Parks & Rec Department. Facial coverings are required. No glass containers, coolers, grills or tents allowed. Lawn chairs are welcome.
The Disco Stranglers – Eagles’ Tribute Band – Duling Hall – Friday 8 pm
The Disco Stranglers are an Eagles Tribute band specializing in the performance of the entire Hotel California album from start to finish as the main focus of their shows. The show opens with songs from the first four albums: Eagles, Desperado, On the Border and One of These Nights. Selected songs include album cuts that never hit the radio airwaves along with the hits. Each vocalist in the Disco Stranglers specializes on a specific vocalist from the Eagles band. Tickets are $20 each.
Bring the Heat – Summer Celebration – Cultivation Food Hall – Saturday 11 am
Cultivation Food Hall is bringing the heat with a summer celebration on The District central green space! Enjoy spicy food & drinks, a hot sauce competition panel, a dunking booth and bounce house, live music by The Remedy and treats from Chillin on the Rez.
Magnolia Sunset Markets – Foot Print Farms – Saturday 4 pm
Magnolia Sunset Markets, a curated urban marketplace mixed with over 25+ vendors from across the southern region, is set outdoors at Foot Print Farms. The market will take place every third Saturday through the end of the year, weather permitting. Entry is $5 (per vehicle – advance pay here); receive a $5 food voucher when you spend $10 on fresh produce with Foot Print Farms.
Junteenth On Farish 2021 – Farish Street – Saturday 5 pm
Vendors, food, music and more in this annual festival in the historic Farish Street neighborhood of Jackson.
Juneteenth Weekend Sunday Brunch featuring Chef Rashanna Newsome – The Flamingo at Ecoshed Sunday 11:30 am
Magnolia Sunset Markets will conclude Juneteenth Weekend 2021 with a Sunday Brunch featuring Chef Rashanna Newsome at The Flamingo. Sunday brunch tickets include 3-courses with 2 complimentary mimosas. Additional wine and spirits may be purchased from Ecoshed’s spacebar during the event. Tickets are $45 each.
Coming Up Monday, June 21:
Summer Solstice – Highland Village – 8 pm
Join Highland Village for a night of summer revelry, featuring the sights and sounds of Little Havana. Indulge in cuisine from the village’s renowned chefs, wine & spirits featuring The Palm by Whispering Angel and Jackson’s own Cathead, games of the casino variety, live music by Los Po-Boy-Citos, plus a myriad of festive entertainment throughout the evening. Tickets are $50 each. This is a 21 and up event, sponsored by The City With Soul.
We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the CDC and additional guidelines by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE still required in the city of Jackson, along with social distancing). 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.