Events and Festivals in Brandon and Ridgeland MS ~ May 2018

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It's finally springtime and there's much to do in Brandon this month! Mark your calendars for these fun events around the Jackson Metro area.


May 5 ~ Pearl Day FestivalPearl Day Festival 2018

This event kicks off at 10:00 a.m. at Pearl City Park with arts and crafts, a Kid Zone with inflatables and a petting zoo, and a dunking booth.  There will be live entertainment throughout the day on both the small stage and at the Pearl Junior High School track and football field. The gates open at 4 p.m. for the BIG stage and $10 tickets are available here. Country Music star Sara Evans is the headline performer. 

For the full line-up of entertainment, follow this link to the City of Pearl website.


May 5 & 6 ~ Spring Parade of Homes

Sponsored by Home Builders Association of Jackson, this is the final weekend for the Parade of Homes, which includes Madison, Rankin and Hinds Counties. Here's a guide to the various locations. Please let me know if I can assist you with your new home purchase. I am an Accredited Buyer Representative!


May 10 ~ Canton Flea Market

The Canton Flea is one of the most popular Arts and Crafts shows in the south and is held semi-annually on the second Thursday of May and October. Over 5000 shoppers converge on the Canton Square for this fabulous event.


May 11 ~ PEPSI POPS IN Old Trace Park

The Rez, picnics and pop tunes make this concert an annual family magnet to be enjoyed by blanket, lawn chair or boat. The 37th annual Pepsi Pops promises a unique outdoor experience ending with a night sky of fireworks! Music brought to you by the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra.


May 12 ~ Flowood Family FestivalFlowood Family Festival 2018

The gates open at 4 p.m. for this FREE event at Liberty Park. Space Jumps, Slides, Petting Zoo, Train Rides, Kid's Karaoke, and a grand Fireworks Finale.  Fair style food will be available for purchase. Entertainment is two-time Grammy Award Winners for KING & COUNTRY and Grammy nominated - Zach Williams.


May 12 ~ BankPlus Red Beans and Rice Festival,   Renaissance at Colony Park, Ridgeland MS

The event will include a red beans & rice cook-off with 15 to 20 teams, people's choice judging to name Best Red Beans Recipe Champion, and fantastic live music throughout the day. There will be a children's area, making it a fun, family-friendly event! Performers include Marcia Ball, Hunter Gibson & the Gators, and Chris Gill & The Sole Shakers. Visit the Facebook Event Page


May 12 ~ Hank Williams, Jr will be performing at the Brandon Amphitheater! 


May 18 ~ Zoo Brew, Jackson MS

Visit the Event Page on Facebook for info


May 19 ~ Back the Blue Fest, Old Trace Park, Ridgeland MS

This includes a One-Mile Fun Run, a 5K, and a Motorcyle Ride. Visit the Facebook Event Page


May 29 ~ Dave Matthews Band at Brandon Amphitheater!


May 31 ~ Sunset Concert Series at Lakeshore ParkSunset Concert at the Reservoir

Sponsored by the Barnett Reservoir Foundation and PRV Water Supply District

Featuring local performer Joseph LaSalla, gates open at 5:00pm, music begins at 6 and continues until the sun sets on the reservoir. $5 entry per car load, or free if the car has “The REZ” tag. Food, beverage and beer vendors on site. Bring your blankets and chairs and enjoy the music in the park. Kids and pets are welcome.



Lots of things to do this May, so get out and enjoy some of everything available in our great cities.

Comments (8)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Pat - some very fun-sounding and affordable events. Hope all is well in your world. 

May 03, 2018 09:22 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

It looks like May will be a busy month Pat!

May 03, 2018 11:59 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternoon Pat - it looks like action packed month in Brandon and Ridgeland MS.  Local residents will find you guide very helpful.

May 03, 2018 12:29 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

That's a nice array of local events and festivals to be enjoyed by citizens in Brando and Ridgeland, Pat.

May 03, 2018 05:10 PM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I love red beans and rice and would love to be the judge of that competition. You have so much going on in your area nobody should complain about being bored.

May 03, 2018 06:54 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Pat, you sure have a great variety of things to do in and around Branson!    

May 04, 2018 05:31 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Pat Starnes, Brandon, MS - There's something in the Fun Events for everyone! It sure will be a fun time to live and visit Brandon and Ridgeland, MS!

May 04, 2018 10:25 AM