Area Events and Things to Do in Jackson, MS
There is always something exciting to see and do in Ridgeland and nearby Jackson, MS. Holiday Inn Express Ridgeland Hotel invites you to discover the local flavor of our historic cities by attending any of the fun events in Jackson and Ridgeland, Mississippi.
Choose our Jackson, MS hotel when in town for these upcoming events:
- Mississippi State Fair
October 2-13 | Mississippi State Fairgrounds - 8 miles | Website
Visit the Mississippi State Fair for unforgettable family fun. One of the largest events in Jackson, MS, the State Fair features all your festival favorites: outrageous food, live music, arts and crafts, competition, and plenty to do for the kids.
- Canton, Mississippi Flea Market
October 10 | Canton, MS Town Square - 10 miles | Website
A famous arts and crafts show held on the lawn of the Madison County Courthouse. The Canton Flea Market is held on the second Thursday of May and October every year.
- Bridging the Gap 5K
October 26 | Mississippi River Bridge | Website
Annual 5K run, walk, stroll and roll raising money for Mississippians with disabilities.
- Harvest Festival
November 5-9 | Mississippi Agricultural & Forestry Museum | Website
For a host of family fun activities, attend the Harvest Festival in November. Experience trail rides, hay rides, hop on the carousel, enjoy live music and much more!
- Mistletoe Marketplace
November 6-9 | Mississippi Trade Mart | Website
A variety of special holiday events hosted individually. Separate admissions required.
- Belhaven Singing Christmas Tree
December 6-7 | Belhaven University Soccer Bowl
A tradition since the 1930's, this outdoor choral performance features all the favorite carols of the season. Free admission. Don't forget your blankets and lawn chairs.
- City of Jackson Christmas Parade
December 7 | Downtown Jackson
This annual parade ushers in the Christmas season each year on the first Saturday of December. Head on over to City Hall immediately following the parade for the tree lighting and live music.
- Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half Marathon
January 11 | Fondren District and Downtown Jackson | Website
Participate in a marathon or half marathon and honor blues musicians through the ages.
- Mississippi Bridal Show and Expo
January 12 | Mississippi State Fairgrounds | Website
Be part of the exciting event for "brides-to-be" including fashion shows, workshops, food sampling, entertainment and give-a ways.
- Royal Comedy Tour
February 22 | Mississippi Coliseum | Website
This comedy tour features some of the funniest stand-up in comedy, such as Sommore, Mark Curry and Tony Rock.
- Sweet Potato Queen Parade
2014 Dates TBA | Fondren | Website
Join the masses for an unusual but unforgettable parade featuring the Sweet Potato Queen.