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February Black Hearts Ball Diabetes Foundation’s Mardi Gras Ball HeARTS Against AIDS MissiHIPPYs Black Hearts Ball

March Fenian’s Pub St. Patrick Day Festival Jackson 2000’s Friendship Ball Mal’s St. Paddys Parade Performing Arts Festival for Children Stewpot’s A Taste of Mississippi

April Bagwell Antique Show Crawdad Hole Music Festival Crossroads Film Festival Earth Day Celebration Fondren Arts, Eats and Beats Lynch Street Heritage Festival Tougaloo College Two Rivers Gala Tour LeFleur Bicycling Championship

May Canton Flea Market Mississippi Symphony Pepsi Pops Pickin’ & Paddlin’ Outdoor Festival Good Samaritan Center’s Scooper Bowl

June City of Jackson’s Medgar Evers Parade National Appaloosa Horse Show

July JFP Chick Ball Jackson Zoo Ice Cream Safari Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Fest RCA Black Rodeo Red, White and Jackson Top of the Hops Beer Festival

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hen you’re just entering the over21 club scene, Jackson’s nightlife can be a little overwhelming. But here is a foolproof Saturday night game plan that will show you a little taste of what the Jackson nightlife scene has to offer. Any great night out begins with dinner and drinks, and Julep (1305 E. Northside Drive, 601362-1411) offers some of the best of both. You and your friends can make a meal splitting some of Julep’s deliJulep cious appetizers, like the crunchy portobello fries or the cleverly created crawfish egg rolls. But if you don’t feel like sharing, try one of Julep’s entrees—the blackened tuna filet is my favorite. No matter what you order, don’t forget about the martinis. If you can’t decide from the long list of choices, let the bartender decide for you, or give the Bellini martini a try.

Bright Lights Belhaven Nights Harbor House Annual Fundraiser Mississippi Wildlife Extravaganza Storytellers Ball - Greater Jackson Arts Council

September CelticFest Farish Street Heritage Festival Mississippi’s Animal Rescue League’s Fur Ball GermanFest Light the Night Walk for Leukemia and Lymphoma Symphony Ball at Jackson Country Club Symphony at Sunset at The Cedars Viking Classic PGA Golf Tournament Wells United Methodist Church’s Wellsfest

October Buddy Walk, Central Miss. Down Syndrome Society American Heart Walk Friendship Golf Outing - Jackson 2000 Mississippi Center for Justice Road Trip Mississippi State Fair Safe Schools Coalition’s Queer and Allies Summit Unity Mississippi’s OUToberfest UMC Medical Center’s Candlelighter’s Art Auction Grace House’s Walk of Grace Boys & Grils Club Fundraiser

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November Capital City Classic Fondren Unwrapped Handworks Market at the Mississippi Trade Mart Jackson Street Fall Festival Mistletoe Marketplace Young Leaders in Philanthropy Conference

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December 100 Black Women Top Hat Brunch Ballet Magnificat! Christmas Dance Concert Ballet Mississippi: The Nutcracker Belhaven College’s Singing Christmas Tree Carols by Candlelight at First Baptist Church Celebration of Lights at Smith Park Jackson Chimneyville Crafts Festival Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight Tour Festival of Christmas Trees at Smith Robertson Jackson Christmas Parade Sounds of the Season at the Old Capitol Museum

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On the Patio

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by Sarah Bush After dinner, head over to the Ole Tavern on George Street (416 George St. 601-960-2700), or as the locals call it, “George Street.” George Street is like two bars rolled into one. Upstairs is more of a music venue, with the best local bands constantly gracing its stage and an attentive audience. If you’re in the mood to socialize, stay downstairs where the environment is relaxed, and it isn’t too loud to meet some new friends or chat with old ones. No night out in Jackson is complete without a late-night trip to F. Jones Corner (303 N. Farish St., 601-983-1148), which feels more like a serendipitous basement party than a bar. When all the other bars close, everyone heads to F. Jones for their last few drinks and some after-hours dancing. Introduce yourself to Daniel Dillon, one of the nicest bar owners in Jackson, and he’ll make you feel right at home.

HAPPY HOUR 5 – 7 NIGHTLY off well drinks and wine by the glass; $1 off beers WEDNESDAY $5

burger sliders night THURSDAY

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SUMMER MUSIC SERIES BANDS PLAY 7 – 10 PM Wed 8/11

Delta Mountain Boys Thurs 8/12

Swing d’ Paris Jazz trio Wed 8/18

Fingers Taylor, Emma Wynters and Mark Whittington G o o d Tu n e s , B e a u t i f u l S c e n e r y, G r e a t F o o d !

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Make-A-Wish New Year’s Eve Ball Diabetes Foundation’s Super Conference Dixie National Rodeo JFP Best of Jackson party Martin Luther King Jr. Parade Mississippi Blues Marathon and Half-Marathon

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The student-generated guidebook to Jackson's Nightlife, Shopping, Arts, Bikes, Beer and More.