July is by far one of our favorite times of the year with 731Day on its way, but there’s so much more leading up to that beloved end-of-summer event! Check out all the laughs, music, and other fun in store for this month.
Enjoy: A Good Laugh
Date: Friday, July 5
Time: 7:00 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.
Location: 179 Lane Avenue
Any Nick Cannon fans out there? Then head to the Oman Arena on July 5 for a night of comedy with Nick’s cast members, including Emmanuel Hudson, Shawty wat my name is, Jacob Williams, and Mope Williams. Plus, get a chance to interact with the cast during a skit at the end of the night!
Endorse: The West TN AgResearch & Education Center
30th Annual Summer Celebration Lawn & Garden Show
Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: 8:00 A.M. - 4:00 P.M.
Location: West TN AgResearch & Education Center (605 Airways Boulevard)
If you missed out on the Spring Plant Sale, then this lawn and garden show is your chance to stock up on all things green! Not only will there be hundreds of plants for sale; there will also be beautiful garden displays, family activities, and lots of learning from our community’s top gardening experts. Don’t miss out!
Explore: Gospel Music through the Ages
Jackson Sings the Gospel
Date: Wednesday-Saturday, July 10-13
Time: Wednesday-Friday, 7:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.; Saturday 6:00 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
Location: Carl Perkins Civic Center (400 South Highland Avenue)
Cost: $20-$22 for individual night (outside and upper sections); $100-$120 for all four nights (main floor)
If you’re a fan of gospel, this concert series is bound to be a treat. With nearly twenty different musical groups performing, there’s something for everyone, so pick a night with your favorite musicians, or get a ticket for the full four-day experience!
Exercise: Your Water Balloon Launching Skills
4th Annual 731Day Water Balloon Fight
Date: Wednesday, July 31
Time: 3:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.
Location: Casey Jones Village (30 Casey Jones Lane)
It’s back—everyone’s favorite end-of-summer competition: the annual 731Day Water Balloon Fight! We’re so excited to have Town & Country Realtors sponsor again this year and to return to the beloved Casey Jones Village for this event. The 7,310-balloon showdown begins at 3:30 P.M., but make sure to get there early to grab a spot and enjoy the live music, snow cones, and more. And don’t forget: Porchfest starts at 5:00 P.M., and more 731Day fun can be found here.
Experience: A Night of All Things ABBA
Date: Thursday-Sunday, July 18-21
Time: Thursday, Friday, & Saturday, 7:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M.; Saturday & Sunday, 2:00 P.M. - 4:30 P.M.
Location: The Ned (314 East Main Street)
Cost: $20 for adults, $16 for students and seniors ($14 for Saturday matinee)
If you’re a dancing queen, you won’t want to miss the Jackson Theatre Guild’s production of Mamma Mia! This summer musical is full of your favorite ABBA tunes, stunning choreography, and lots of good humor. Reserve your tickets before they sell out!
Originally from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Katie Howerton moved to Jackson in 2011 to study Graphic Design and Drawing at Union University. She discovered Our Jackson Home in January 2015 and used it as a guinea pig for her senior design project, creating the first issue of Our Jackson Home: The Magazine. After graduating she was given leadership over Our Jackson Home at theCO, where she now runs the blog, designs the magazine, and coordinates events. She lives with her husband Jordan and daughter November in Midtown and loves her community at City Fellowship Baptist Church.