Headed into another weekend, wondering about your plans? There’s no shortage of fun to-dos in Jackson and we’ve got the rundown on a handful of things to add to your calendar.
Priced to Move – Hal & Mal’s in downtown – Friday (Noon to 10 p.m.)
The annual “nothing over $100” art sale by locals for locals is in its second day on Friday. In its tenth year, “the largest sale ever” features jewelers, potters, cross-stichers, glass artists and more. Established artists and new-to-the-scene creatives are on the same playing field with affordable, often one-of-a-kind pieces. Trust us, your family and friends will appreciate a piece of City With Soul cool. And, there’s a slate of local music in the evening, too (Yung Jewelz and Newscast are on the bill). Admission is free.
Homestead for the Holidays – Mississippi Agriculture Museum in LeFleur East – Friday (5 p.m.)
Family-friendly farm fun awaits at Homestead for the Holidays. Enjoy breakfast for supper (!), story time with Mrs. Claus and pictures with Santa and Rudolph. Small Town demonstrators on the Fortenberry-Parkman Farmstead give a glimpse into an 1800s Christmas. Carousel and train rides will be available as well as hands on historic crafts and live music throughout the grounds. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children ages 3-18.
Snow Much Fun – Mississippi Museum of Natural Science in LeFleur East – Friday and Saturday (6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.)
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow! The kids will enjoy play in scheduled “snowfalls”, frosty selfies with Santa in the glamping tent, winter woodland crafts, winter STEM experiments and the “Snow-Ball” where you will dance the night away. Non-member admission is $9 for adults (over 18 years old), $5 for children (ages 3-18) and kids under 3 are free.
Christmas Jam – Cathead Distillery in downtown – Saturday (Noon – 8 p.m.)
It’s the second year for the Cathead Christmas Jam in a space that’s welcoming to families (and their furry family members, too). From 1-3 pm, get pics with Santa by Ron Blaylock. Hear live music from Royal Horses from 2-4 p.m, play games, keep the kids busy with arts & crafts and take tours and tastings on the hour (the last tour is at 5p.m.). The event is free.
2nd Birthday Bash – Fine & Dandy in LeFleur East – Saturday (6-9 p.m.)
To celebrate Fine & Dandy turning two, the restaurant (at The District at Eastover) is bringing back the house band from The Subway Lounge, a Jackson legend. King Edward, Keith Collins, Rick Lewis, Abdul Rasheed and Fred Robinson will take the stage on the District Green. Fine & Dandy is selling $15 buckets of ice with a ticket that can be taken out on the District Green and filled with six ice cold canned beers. They’ll also sell “Blues Dogs” with smoked sausage, grilled onions, mustard and chili. Look for door prizes and other fun surprises.
More Jackson events can be found at visitjackson.com/events.