Easter weekend is upon us. Things may look a bit different this year with COVID-19 safety precautions in mind, but roll with it: there’s walking, books, bunnies & butterflies, cars, eggs, football and music all in our near future.
Welty at Home | A Virtual Book Club – Virtual – Begins Monday
Join The Eudora Welty House to read and discuss Eudora Welty’s collection of short stories, “The Bride of the Innisfallen,” first published in 1955. Dr. Suzanne Marrs, Welty’s biographer, will again be leading these discussions. All virtual meetings are at Noon. Follow the schedule on Facebook and Instagram, and post your thoughts using #WeltyatHome.
Good Friday Downtown Jackson Walking Tour w/ More Than a Tourist – Hal & Mal’s Friday – 2 pm
From the Old Capitol Building & Smith Park to the Woolworth’s sit-in site to the Mississippi Art Museum, discover Jackson’s past, present and future with More Than A Tourist and Jane Halbert. The tour begins and ends at Hal & Mal’s Restaurant/Martin’s Bar, promptly at 2 pm. Tickets are $30.
The Vault’s 390° Car Show – The Vault – Saturday – 8:30 am
See various makes and models of cars and other vehicles at this all-day event, located in the Industry Park neighborhood (take West Street to Mitchell Avenue, just west of Fondren). Bring the kids for bicycle races and the Easter Bunny. It’s free.
Easter at the Ag Museum – MS Ag Museum – Saturday – 10 am
Experience family fun – sponsored by the MS Egg Marketing Board – as you and your children, ages 2-17, follow the tracks through the Ag Museum’s bunny trail to collect candy and toy-filled eggs. Explore small town, take selfies with the Easter Bunny, visit the new Children’s Barnyard, Antique Car Show, dye eggs, play games and enjoy complimentary hotdogs provided by the MS Beef Council. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for children (ages 2-17). This year due to COVID Guidelines, the event will feature a bunny trail filled with eggs instead of the traditional Easter Egg Hunt at Noon.
Bunnies & Butterflies – Mississippi Children’s Museum – Saturday – 10 am
Bunnies and Butterflies is the perfect way to welcome the warm, sunny weather of the new season. At this event, learn to plant your garden, play with real-life bunnies, learn about our insect friends, create unique costumes of bunny ears or butterfly wings, and so much more. It’s free with paid museum admission.
The City of Jackson Drive Through Easter Egg Hunt – VA Legion Park Softball Fields – Saturday – 11 am
The City of Jackson Department of Parks and Recreation will host a Drive-Thru Easter Egg Hunt at 4500 Officer Thomas Catchings Sr., Drive. This is a FREE event for children eight years old and under. All children must be present and remain in vehicles at all times to receive their Easter egg treat bags.
Jackson State University vs. Southern University – MS Veteran’s Memorial Stadium – Saturday – 4 pm
The Tigers take on Southern University in this Saturday afternoon game. General admission tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com ($23 before fees).
Cathead Vodka Presents Invasion of the 251 ft Red Clay Strays, Red and the Revelers & Abe Partridge – Duling Hall – Saturday – 7 pm
Live music returns to Duling Hall in Fondren! Purchase a two or four-top table, which will be for your use only, for the entirety of the show. You must purchase an entire table due to social distancing regulations. Face coverings are required unless seated at a table.
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.