Thursday’s Purple Dress Run at The District is a fundraiser for Catholic Charities. Image: The District

We strongly encourage you to follow COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the Mississippi State Department of Health and additional guidelines by the City of Jackson (facial coverings ARE still required in the city of Jackson, along with social distancing). Stay informed of additional public health guidance on the national level, too. 

“We know that success at controlling the spread of this virus depends upon all of us adhering to recommended social distancing and mask-wearing guidelines,” said Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba.

There’s plenty of fall fun for everyone this week in the City With Soul. Families, music lovers, shoppers and imbibers are all included in this list. Additional events for this week are listed at

Murder Mystery Dinner – Char – Monday 6 pm

Enjoy a three-course prix fixe menu while solving the mystery in an interactive dinner theater performance presented by the 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 The price is $62 per person, plus tax and gratuity.

TAUK w/ Subcontra – Duling Hall – Tuesday 8 pm

New York-bred TAUK has been laying down an all-instrumental blend of progressive rock, hip-hop and jazz on stages across the U.S. for the last several years. TAUK have shared stages with acts like Umphrey’s McGee, Widespread Panic, and Lettuce, appeared at festivals like Electric Forest and Bonnaroo, and earned acclaim from major outlets like the Washington Post (who praised TAUK for “creating a hard-charging, often melodic fusion that—thanks to a penchant for improv—offers limitless possibilities”). This show is affected by Duling Hall’s COVID-19 policy. Tickets are available here.

Pumpkin Adventure 2021 – Mississippi Ag & Forestry Museum – Wednesday-Saturday

Your adventure will include a hayride around the grounds of the Ag Museum, which will drop you off for a milk and cookie snack. Explore Small Town, Mississippi, visit the General Store and tour the Heritage Center Gallery. On your way out, stop by the Pumpkin Patch and choose your very own pumpkin to take home. Admission: $8 (ages 2 & up). October 23 is Pumpkin Adventure Family Day with adjusted hours from 9 am – 3 pm.

Symphony at Sunset – The Cedars – Thursday 6:30 pm

A free-to-attend Mississippi Symphony Orchestra concert, held on the lawn of The Cedars on Old Canton Road, is ticketed this year, exercising COVID-19 precautions and social distancing. Attendees must be prepared to show proof of vaccination or appropriate COVID test results. Picnic blankets and chairs are welcome. Tickets were offered reservation-only, but there may be a few spots left. Contact Fondren Renaissance to learn more.

Purple Dress Run 5K & Music 2021 – The District at Eastover – Thursday

Grab your best purple running “dress” and join fellow runners and walkers at The District at Eastover for a 5K run/walk through Jackson to benefit Catholic Charities Shelter for Battered Families. Plan to stay for the after-party on the central green space with music by “The Time to Move Band,” one of the premier dance bands in Mississippi. Register here. Packet Pickup is Wednesday Oct 12 from 3-6pm at Cultivation Food Hall

Jurassic Quest – Jackson Convention Complex – Friday-Sunday

Explore this dinosaur exhibit including over 100 dinosaurs that are true-to-detail (and size) with walking & stationary dinosaur rides, some of the largest rideable dinosaurs in North America! See the incredibly realistic and interactive baby dinosaur & raptor training experience, plus the giant fossil dig, animal art tattoo, inflatables, science stations, crafts, games and more. Get tickets at

Vintage Market Days of Mississippi- ‘All Is Bright’ – Mississippi Trademart Center – Friday-Sunday

Experience an upscale vintage and vintage-inspired indoor/outdoor market featuring original art, antiques, home decor, clothing, handmade treasures, jewelry, outdoor furnishings, food items, seasonal plantings and a little more. Pre-purchase your tickets here

October Harvest Festival – Hawkins Field Airport – Friday 5 pm

The Jackson Municipal Airport Authority (JMAA) welcomes you to celebrate the fall season with a fun, drive-thru candy stop experience at the Hawkins Field Airport (HKS) terminal located on 1600 Sam Jones Jr. Drive. To ensure a safe and enjoyable event for all participants, JMAA will be adhering to CDC guidelines. The family-friendly event is free.

Kindred Spirits Scotch & Whiskey Tasting – The Rickhouse by Manship – Friday 6:30 pm

A sit-down guided tasting in partnership with The Rickhouse by Manship. Tickets for this limited seating will include seven selections with specially created tasting bites, CelticFest MS admission, souvenir Nosing glass and a raffle to win a bottle of one of the whiskies.

Spaytacular Dinner Theatre & The Big Fix Clinic – Ecoshed – Saturday 6 pm

Join MS Spay Neuter for a hilarious evening for a good cause, presented by Tito’s Vodka. The Detectives Dinner Theatre will perform an original play. Ticket includes admission, hors d’oeuvres and one Tito’s signature drink. Additional drinks will be available at the bar. Cocktail Hour: 6-7 pm and showtime is 7-9 pm. Proof of vaccination is required.

3rd Annual Community Arts Festival – MS Museum of Art – Sunday 4 pm

Enjoy local artists, a JXN Indie Music Week entertainment lineup, food trucks and more.