Star Wars legend, Billy Dee Williams, wrestler Sting and actor Kevin Sorbo are highlights of this weekend’s Mississippi Comic Con at the MS Trademart.

Hold on tight: the list is long and full of variety, something for everyone this third week of June in #JxnMS! And if you don’t see your favorite event listed here, check the MyCityJxnMS Facebook events tab.

Summer Solstice – Highland Village – Monday 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 sales have ended. This is a 21 and up event, sponsored by The City With Soul.

70th National Square Dance Convention – Various locations – Begins Wednesday

Hosted by the Mississippi Square and Round Dance Association, the annual convention comes to JXN and will showcase this traditional “folk” dance with competition and instruction. Attendees from 46 states are set to be in the city this week. Several convention events are open to the public:

  • Elvis Tribute Artist Nick Perkins – Wednesday 7 pm – Jackson Convention Complex ($25)
  • Flash Mob – Saturday, 9 am – 1 pm – Look for dancers to leave the Jackson Convention Complex and spread out in the city – in Fondren (a full day of activities is planned here), at The Jackson Zoo, at Highland Village and at the Mississippi Farmer’s Market.
  • First Timers Dance – Saturday 2-4 pm – Jackson Convention Complex ($10)

History Happy Hour: Photography – Two Mississippi Museums – Thursday 5 pm

This edition of History Happy Hour highlights photography and features the protest artwork of civil rights activists in the “I AM A MAN: Civil Rights Photographs in the American South, 1960–1970” special exhibit. Flash tours through the exhibit and the museums, tours of “Mississippi Distilled: Prohibition, Piety, and Politics” (closing Saturday), live entertainment, refreshments, and a cash bar are included at this free event.

The JXN Flea June Market – The Flamingo at the Ecoshed – Saturday 10 am

Bring friends and family, including the pet kids, and support local small businesses including artisans and food and drink vendors. Free.

Mississippi Comic Convention 2021 – Mississippi Trade Mart – Saturday and Sunday

A two-day bringing together a diverse list of guests, vendors, artists, and fan groups, in an affordable, family-friendly environment, all centered around a love for comic books and multi-genre entertainment. Tickets are available here.

Summer Fling with Blue Bell – The Jackson Zoo – Saturday 3 pm

COVID conscious evening event with wildlife encounters, free summer treats including Blue Bell Ice Cream cups, food and drink, free carousel ride, jumps and slides and SnapHappy FacePainting, plus crafts sales and more. Family-friendly; tickets – $13 for ages 13 and up, $10 for ages 2-12 – are available here.

American Aquarium with Gabe Lee – Duling Hall – Saturday 8 pm

Formed in 2006, the alternative country band from Raleigh, North Carolina is joined by Nashville-based songwriter, Gabe Lee. Tickets are available here.

Homecoming Dance Block Party – Duling Avenue, Fondren – Saturday 8 pm

Fondren Renaissance Foundation will host a Homecoming Dance Block Party as part of Dancing on Duling and in celebration of PRIDE Month, alongside Capital City Pride. This is a free event open to the public. Dress up or down and bring all things neon or light-up. Free, open to the public. Just added: an afterparty at The apothecary from 10 pm-midnight. It’s also free.

Art & Nature Workshop: Nature in Your Pocket – Mississippi Museum of Natural Science – Sunday 1:30 pm

Naturalist, historian, and artist Robin Person leads in creating your own, portable museum in a tin from natural materials, found objects and your imagination. The event includes museum admission and all materials. Register by June 24 (space is limited). No experience required, geared to for adults and teens.

Additional events this week at

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 hereStay 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.