Jerred Price headlines Capital City Pride’s Kickoff Gala for Pride Weekend this Friday at Ecoshed. Image: Facebook/Jerred Price

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.

A festive fall week is ahead with Capital City Pride, the Sanderson Farms Golf Championship, a Battle of the Bands and more. Additional events for this week are listed at

Pride Trivia – Barrelhouse – Tuesday 6 pm

Kicking off PRIDE week activities with Capital City Pride, this week’s trivia is hosted by Courtney Cruise and features half price appetizers and PRIDE giveaways.

Sanderson Farms PGA Golf Championship – Country Club of Jackson – Wednesday-Sunday

The 2021 Sanderson Farms PGA Championship tees off September 27 with “open to the public” events September 29 – October 3. See a field of 144 players will compete for a $7 million purse, $1,260,000 million of that to the winner. Tickets are available here.

David Ramirez with Danny Golden – Duling Hall – Thursday 8 pm

Called “quietly mesmerizing” (The Wall Street Journal) and “a powerful voice and perceptive pen” (Austin Chronicle), David Ramirez with special guest Danny Golden bring an 18+ show to Jackson. This show is affected by Duling Hall’s COVID-19 policy. Tickets are available here.

Capital City Pride Weekend – Various Locations – Friday-Sunday

Presented by MS Capital City Pride, a weekend of celebrations include the Friday kickoff gala featuring Elton John tribute artist Jerred Price and after party (Ecoshed); Saturday’s Rainbow Run 5k and City With Pride Festival (Smith-Wills Stadium); and Sunday’s Drag Brunch, Unity March and Pride Block Party (Hal & Mal’s). Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative test 24 hours prior to each event is required for entry. Free events include the after party, festival, march and block party. Others require tickets, available here.

Build-a-Scarecrow Workshop – Mississippi Museum of Natural Science – Saturday 10 am

Build a scarecrow and have it displayed in the museum’s native plant garden’s “Scarecrow Garden” through November 1, giving museum visitors a fun, outdoor stroll. Visitors will vote on the “Scarecrow Garden Contest” post on the museum’s Facebook page by liking their favorite scarecrow’s photo. Space is limited. To register, contact by September 27 and put “scarecrow workshop” in the subject line. 

Sonic Boom of the South: High School Battle of the Bands – Veteran’s Memorial Stadium – Saturday 3 pm

Central HS Band (Memphis, TN), Laurel HS Tornado Band (Laurel, MS), Skyline HS Raider Band (Dallas, TX), Whitehaven HS Band (Memphis, TN), and Peabody HS Band (Alexandria, LA) compete in an epic musical battle. Plus, the stand battle pits The Sonic Boom of the South against the Talladega College Marching Band. Tickets are available at

What’s Happening in Jackson Tour with More Than a Tourist – Hal & Mal’s – Saturday 1:30 pm

Take a behind-the-scenes look at what’s happening in Downtown Jackson. Starting at the MS Museum of Art and finishing off with a visit at the JXN Welcome Center, you’ll get the opportunity to see what different organizations do to promote our city, say hello to new Downtown businesses and get a peak of the new apartments in the Walthall Lofts and Courthouse. There will be drink stops along the way and a snack stop featuring Big Apple Inn & Basil’s Downtown at the new Lamar Life apartments. Tickets – $70 – are available here.

RnB, Ribs, Rose Day Party And Cook Off – Kemistry – Saturday – Noon

Featuring live DJs, a special live performance, hookahs and food. Drinks featured by Korbel Rosé and ribs by Eddie Wright BBQ. This will coincide with a cook-off of local competitors battling for $750 in first place prizes over three categories: ribs, chicken and a people’s choice award. Tickets are available on Eventbrite.

Discovery Night 2021 – Mississippi Children’s Museum – Saturday 6 pm

Come ‘Experiment’ with MCM as they host a big-screen, drive-in movie experience. Enjoy a classic film from the comfort of your vehicle in your VIP parking spot, while enjoying classic drive-in treats by Fresh Cut Catering, along with traditional movie snacks and a curated bar for adults. Children of all ages can join on the C Spire Plaza for special experiments as the museum counts down to the start of the movie. Become a host/sponsor to gain admission.