September may be Jackson’s overall best month for community events, and the great weather makes it even better! While we’re always excited for classics like the state fair, international festival, and Starlight Symphony, here are five other favorites we want to see you at. And don’t forget to sync our event calendars with Google or iCal so you don’t miss a thing!
It’s not every day that you get to see an international music legend in your own hometown—and especially two in one night! Don’t miss Willie Nelson and Alison Krauss at the Ballpark on September 17. Tickets are going fast, and prices vary based on seating, so hurry to get yours today.
Endorse: RIFA’s fight to end hunger
15th Annual Canstruction
Date: Thursday, September 26
Time: 6:00 P.M. - 9:00 P.M.
Location: Carl Perkins Civic Center (400 South Highland Avenue)
Cost: $100 for individuals; $750 for table of eight
RIFA’s Canstruction is one of the funnest and most unique fundraisers in our community, and this fall it’s celebrating its fifteenth year. Enjoy a hilarious night with comedian Chonda Pierce and get a chance to show off your business’ architectural skills by building a masterpiece out of canned goods. Game on!
Ever heard a crazy idea from your little one and thought, “Hey…that might actually work!” Well, the Children’s Business Expo is the perfect event for them to explore their creativity. For $50, five- to seventeen-year-olds get a booth to sell their original product or service, and make sure to check their website to get an example of last year’s presenters.
Exercise: Your golf skills
Follow Me Celebrity Golf Classic with Ed "Too Tall" Jones & Jerry Reese
Date: Tuesday, September 10
Time: 8:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M.
Location: Bent Tree Golf Course (2993 Paul Coffman Drive)
Come support the African American Chamber of Commerce with a round of golf with celebrity golfer Ed "Too Tall" Jones and former New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese. Whether you’re there for the autographed football auction, giveaways, or the coveted $10,000 hole-in-one prize, there’s plenty of awesome ways to give back to this awesome community organization.
Experience: A Celebration of AFrican culture
30th Annual African Street Festival
Date: Friday, August 30 - Sunday, September 1
Time: Begins at 5:00 P.M. on Friday, ends at 11:00 P.M. on Sunday
Location: Oman Arena
There’s no better way to celebrate the sounds, flavors, and sights of Africa than at the annual African Street Festival, now celebrating thirty years in our community! Bring your whole family for live music, unique food, and lots of fun for the kids.
Learn more about the African Street Festival on our blog.
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.