Live music, ax thowing and a whiskey tasting are all on tap for the annual CelticFest Mississippi this weekend.
The 31st annual celebration of “all things Irish and Scottish” takes place Friday and Saturday at Lakeshore Park at the Ross Barnett Reservoir in Brandon.
Hours on Friday are 5-10 p.m. and the evening includes a petting zoo, shopping and dancing. Those interested in ax throwing can do so at 6 p.m. but must sign a waiver. General admission is $8 on Friday and parking is free.
The fun continues from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday with more music and dancing, sheepherding dog demonstrations and competitive highland games. On Saturday, tickets are $20 for adults and $17 for ages 62 and up, military (active duty/retired with ID) and students age 14 through college.
Tickets can be purchased in advance at app.gopassage.com/events/celticfest-mississippi-2022
Here are more events taking place in and around the Capital City this weekend.
If spicy foods are your thing, head over to the second annual summer celebration at The District. Don’t miss the hot sauce competition at 1 p.m. There will be dunk tanks, live music and visits with costumed characters for kids.
Where: The District at Eastover, 1250 Eastover Dr, Jackson
Admission: Free for all ages
Time: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Enjoy performances from Meika Shante’, Bridget Shield and Jameka Franklin, along with Feel The Groove Band and DJ Energizer.
When: 8 p.m., Saturday
Where: Med Bar & Grill 1200 E. Countyline Road Ridgeland (Inside NorthPark Mall)
Admission: General admission is $20. Tickets can be purchased at eventbrite.com.
Come out and enjoy a Line dancing celebration in Jackson.
When: 11 a.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday
Where: Champion Gym, 1355 Hattiesburg St., Jackson
If you’ve been looking to add a fur baby to your family, there may be one for you. Come out and adopt different animals for you and your family to bring home and love on.
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday
Where: 4500 I-55 Frontage Road N, Suite 194 in Jackson
Admission: Free. Only pay for the pet you adopt. Those interested in adopting a pet can register in advance for pre-approval.
Let loose at Funtime Skateland
Everyone can come out and enjoy music while skating with family and friends. Ages 17 and under must be accompanied by an adult 21 or older.
When: noon to 4 p.m. and 7-10 p.m. Saturday
Where: Funtime Skateland, 123 Legion Lake Road, Pearl
Admission: Cost is $8 per person for the afternoon session and $12 for the evening session. Get $2 off if you bring your own skates.
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