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NatureFEST!

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS, United States

Enjoy this festival, nature outing, and fascinating museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day! From live animals encounters to fish feedings by divers in the giant aquariums, NatureFEST! offers something for everyone. Families and young budding scientists won't want to miss live demonstrations of Mississippi reptiles, citizen scientist explorations, and behind-the-scenes tours with scientists. …

Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals 2024

Oxford Conference Center 102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS, United States

This conference aims to examine natural product chemistry, pharmacognosy, and botanicals. It will cover topics such as botanical identity, cultivation, post-harvest practices, and chemical/toxicological methods for assessing botanical quality and safety.

Moonlight, Music, and Meteors

Lefleurs Bluff Complex Riverside Park Cir, Jackson, MS, United States

Enjoy a night under the stars with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra! Visit with area physicist, astronomers, and NASA Solar System Ambassadors during the Lyrid meteor shower. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Click here for more information.

Annual Day In The Park

Mason Park 1501 N. 7th Avenue, Laurel, MS, United States

Day in the Park begins with a 5K race followed by a Fun Run. Enjoy live music, student and juried art competitions, delicious festival cuisine, children’s activities, and the works of skilled craftsmen from across the region. Click here for more information.

Owl Prowl

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS, United States

Grab your flashlight and explore the secret world of Mississippi's nocturnal wildlife! This family-fun evening event will include guided night hikes with museum naturalists, live nocturnal animal programs, discovery activities for kids, and campfire stories complete with s'mores. Click here for more information. 

Thunder on the Water Safe Boating Festival

Grendada Lake Grenada, MS, United States

Enjoy over 20 rides and attractions, along with an exquisite firework show, a BBQ championship contest, and more! Click here for more information.

World Snake Day

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS, United States

World Snake Day is a great time to see native snakes up close while learning more about them! You will have a chance to meet live snakes exhibited throughout the museum and to ask questions about them. Don’t let this event slither by! Click here for more information.

Mississippi Outdoor Expo Fall Show

Mississippi State Fairgrounds 1207 Mississippi St, Jackson, MS, United States

The Mississippi Ag and Outdoor Expo is the largest display of everything for the outdoors in Mississippi – and a special “Fall Edition” is coming to the Trade Mart July 26-28, 2024! Rods, reels, bows, UTVs and ATVs, tractors, farm equipment, power equipment and more – you can find it all with special Expo pricing …

39th Annual Natchez Balloon Festival

Rosalie Mansion 100 Orleans Street, Natchez, MS, United States

A weekend of hot-air balloons and outstanding live music that has become the largest and most successful festival in Southwest Mississippi. Click Here for More Information.

S.T.E.M. With Snowflakes

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS, United States

Experiment with instant snow, make your own paper snowflakes, explore the fascinating properties of dry ice, and hear the wonderful story of "Snowflake Bentley" - the naturalist and photographer who first captured snowflakes on film at this event dedicated to the science of snowflakes!  Click here for more information.