Tired of the hustle and bustle of the holidays? Visit Jackson, MS! You’ll fall in love with Jackson’s big-city amenities and ‘small-town’ appeal. A place where you’ll lose your heart, but find your soul. A place where people actually give a gentle nod and smile as you pass by, still lend a helping hand and they are passionate about life! That’s what makes Jackson the “city with soul” and why Jackson was featured in the 2014 AAA Southern Traveler Magazine’s “Best of the South”.
Experience the blue print for music with 13 Blues Trail Markers, the perseverance of the human spirit, the intellect of prolific writers, the creativity of artists and the soul of a people who have set a standard throughout the world.
You can explore 27 unique museums including Southeast Tourism Society’s 2014 Shining Example Travel Attraction of the year: The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, tucked within the historic Lefleur ‘s Bluff State Park! Stop by one of CNN’s 50 States 50 Spots to see: The Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center to evoke a greater understanding of the African-American experience in the Deep South.
Equine lovers will enjoy the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo. The best of the best of bull fighters, ropers, rodeo clowns, barrel racers and bull-doggers come out in droves and keep crowds entertained with fast-paced action and antics. You’ll never have more fun with the blues than at the Mississippi Blues Marathon! It’s a race that professionals and first-time racers will enjoy as enthusiastic supporters help you finish the race!
Plan your trip during our “Season of Festivals” from March to August. We kick it off with the ultimate two-week street celebration, “Parti Gras”! Back-to-back weekends celebrating Mal’s St. Paddy’s Day and Zippity Zoo Dah, where you’ll be treated like royalty as you parade the streets of Jackson, especially if you’re a “Sweet Potato Queen”! Well you know it only gets better, as we round off the season with the Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival. Two days, over 30 Artists on 5 stages for a feel-good, funky good-time!
Speaking of a Funky Good Time, stroll the streets of Jackson to see landmarks of where “Get on Up” was filmed. Stop by Parlor Market, serving seasonal Southern Cuisine with regional ethnic influences, where Mick Jagar swept in just like a Rolling Stone! Brent’s Drugs, seen in “The Help”, is sure to have a cure for that sweet tooth, with an old-fashioned Coke float.
Logon to www.visitjackson.com to find your soul!