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. Jackson’s a place where people actually give a gentle nod and smile as you pass by, still lend a helping hand and 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.”
From music and museums, to festivals and celebrated landmarks, Jackson has it all. Experience the blue print for music with 13 Blues Trail Markers or explore our 27 unique museums including the Southeast Tourism Society’s 2014 Shining Example Travel Attraction of the year: The Mississippi Museum of Natural Science. Take-in the best of the best of bull fighters, ropers, rodeo clowns, barrel racers and bull-doggers at the Dixie National Livestock Show and Rodeo, or get your toes tapping at the Mississippi Blues Marathon!
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! Enjoy backto-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. 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 like Mick Jagar, or check-out Brent’s Drugs, made famous in the film The Help.
Visit www.visitjackson.com to find your soul!