For most college students, spending summer back home might seem lackluster in the light of bustling college town action. Lucky for us, local businesses and museums keep the list of exciting events in Jackson going! Here are a few of our favorite events, handpicked for the college kids!
- Museum After Hours: Uncommon Spirit
Thursday, July 20 @ 5:30 PM - Mississippi Museum of Art
This FREE event allows guests to visit the museum after closing hours, and guests can hang out to listen to live music. This year, the special pop-up menu is inspired by 1960s Southern lunch counters in accordance with the celebration of homegrown, Mississippi activists seen in the art displays.
- Boxing & Kickboxing
Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 6-8 PM - Boxer's Rebellion - $15 per session, $75 per month
It's not too late to work on that summer beach bod! These classes are taught from the Gordon Fighting Systems and Hybrid Kickboxing Method, and participants will learn the fundamentals of boxing and kickboxing.
- "Ice Cream & Sorbets" Cooking Class
Wednesday, July 12 & Saturday, July 15 @ 10 AM - Everyday Gourmet - $45
Cool off in the summer heat with a sweet treat! Participants learn to make butter pecan ice cream with caramel sauce, peaches & cream ice cream, espresso ice cream, and raspberry sorbet.
- Dance Party - Ballroom, Latin, & Swing
Every Friday night @ 8 - 10:30 PM - Applause Dance Factory - $10 per person high school & college students get 50% off with valid student ID!
Learn the basics of ballroom, Latin, & swing dancing in this fun, party environment with Applause Dance Factory instructors, or grab a partner and go! Whether you're a novice or expert, there's a place for you at this party!
- Bright Lights Belhaven Nights
Saturday, August 12 @ 4:30 - 9:30 PM - Belhaven Park - $10 for adults, $1 for kids under 12
Don't miss this opportunity to enjoy a night of food trucks and live music. Some of this year's entertainment include The Weeks, Christone "Kingfish" Ingram, Seratones, Cedric Burnside Project, and many more!