Threefoot Festival

April 19-20, 2024

Downtown Meridian

The Threefoot Festival in downtown Meridian will feature a marketplace of creators and artists offering unique artwork. Enjoy tasty food, lively music, crafts, races, and more – fun for everyone! Free entry! Don’t miss out on this exciting weekend!

Jimmie Rodgers Festival

May 12-19, 2024

Downtown Meridian

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Juneteenth Festival

June 14-19, 2024

Downtown Meridian

This vibrant heritage and freedom celebration is centered around music with activities for children, a business expo, uplifting gospel celebration and more.

Festival includes:
Friday, June 14: Black Business Expo at The Max
Saturday, June 15: 7 a.m.-11 a.m., Pickleball Tournament; 12 p.m.-4 p.m., KidZone at the Children’s Museum; 6 p.m.-11 p.m., Juneteenth Concert at City Hall Lawn
Sunday June 16: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m., Freedom Day Play
Wednesday June 19: Gospel Celebration/Trail Blazer Honors

PAST OLDER EVENTS

Allie Cat Fun Run and Festival

March 23, 2024

9 a.m.
601 23rd Ave.

Experience a day of family fun and excitement. Join us for a 5K run or walk, a kids’ fun run, and enjoy arts and crafts, live music, bounce houses, delicious food, a photo booth, a petting zoo, pony rides, and face painting. It’s an adventure-packed event for all ages!

Maker Faire Meridian

April 6, 2024

10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1808 4th Street

Join us at the Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum for the 9th Annual Maker Faire Meridian, a free event part of the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth! Meet Makers from various backgrounds and be inspired by their projects, fostering community connections and innovation. Held at the historic Soulé Steam Works, it’s a fun and engaging experience for all ages!

Kids Fishing Rodeo

April 20, 2024

9-11 a.m.
Q.V. Sykes Park

Come and be part of the excitement at our annual Kids Fishing Rodeo, hosted at Q.V. Sykes Park. This event is open to all children aged 5 to 17. Don’t forget to bring along your own bait and fishing poles. Exciting prizes await the participants!

For more information, please call 601.485.1802.

Touch a Truck

May 18, 2024

10 a.m.-Noon
Highland Park

We’re putting kids in the driver’s seat with a chance to climb into fire trucks, police cars, dump trucks, and a variety of big rigs! Face painting, great food, and much more await you at Highland Park.

For more information, please call 601.485.1802.

LCSWCD Annual Tree Giveaway

February 6, 2024

8 a.m.
USDA Service Center, 1030 Highway 19 South

The Lauderdale County Soil and Water Conservation District’s annual tree giveaway will start at 8 a.m. and continue until all the trees have been distributed. The types of trees available include Shumard oak, Swamp chestnut oak, Nuttall oak, Cherry bark oak, and Bald cypress.

For more information, call 601.483.4100, Ext. 3.

Masquerade at Merrehope

February 9, 2024

6-8:30 p.m.
Merrehope, 905 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Get ready for our most dazzling adventure yet at the Third Annual Meridian Mardi Gras Pre-Parade Party! Enjoy live jazz, special guest performances, and New Orleans-style Mardi Gras fare at this BYOB event.

Admission is $20 at the door; $10 for students.

For questions, please call 601.483.8439.

Senior Valentine’s Dance

February 16, 2024

6-9 p.m.
Velma Young Community Center, 1530 24th Street

Join us for an evening filled with dancing, good food, fellowship, fun, and prize drawings!

For questions, please call 601.482.2368 or 601.482.2365.

Earth’s Bounty

April 6, 2024

8 a.m.-noon
Singing Brakeman Park

This seasonal festival features the freshest farmer’s market produce, locally made products, plants, and more: kids’ activities, live music, and special demonstrations throughout the season. First Saturday of each month, April – November.

MPD Trunk-or-Treat

October 26, 2023

5:30-7:30 p.m.
510 22nd Ave. South

MPD is gearing up for the 4th annual Trunk-or-Treat, held in the parking lot of the Meridian Police Department.

Officers decorate their patrol cars and fill the trunks with candy, offering a free, fun and safe way to trick-or-treat!

Golf Tournament at Lakeview

Lakeview’s Annual Golf Tournament 

October 27, 2023

9 a.m.
Lakeview Golf Course
2633 Lakeview Golf Course Rd.

Register for the annual 2-man scramble. Includes longest drive and closest to pin. Registration ends at 8:30 a.m. Air horn start at 9 a.m. Lakeview has 25 golfcarts available first come, first serve; or you may bring your own.

For questions or to register, please call 601.693.3301.

Carousel Fest

October 29, 2023

2-4 p.m.
Dentzel Carousel, Highland Park

The Carousel Fest “Candy Giveaway” is presented by Parks and Recreation and includes a Best Costume Contest and free rides on the Dentzel Carousel. Get the kids dressed in their favorite costume, come ride the carousel, and enjoy an afternoon of fun for the whole family!

Youth Volleyball League Registration

September 21-October 18, 2023

Registration Fee: $15
Uniform Fee: $15

Open to girls in 6th-8th grade.
Drop by the Parks & Recreation office to register. For more information, please call 601.485.1802.

    Youth Basketball Registration

    Registration begins October 16, 2023

    Open to girls and boys ages: 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12
    Drop by the Parks & Recreation office to register. For more information, please call 601.485.1802.

      Golf Tournament

      October 27, 2023

      Lakeview Golf Course

      For more information, please call 601.693.3301.

        Earth's Bounty Night Market at Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience

        Merry NightMarket

        November 16, 2023

        5-8 p.m. | Rain or shine
        2155 Front Street

        Discover a captivating fusion of culture and creativity at the NightMarket, hosted by The MAX – the Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience. As the sun sets, the market comes alive with local artistry, live music, and a tempting array of flavors from local food vendors.

        Earth's Bounty Night Market at Mississippi Arts + Entertainment Experience

        55th Annual Trees of Christmas at Merrehope

        November 19-December 31, 2023

        10 a.m.-4 p.m.
        905 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

        Merrehope will take on a new look as talented designers and groups decorate over 50 spectacular trees and festive exhibits “All Thru the House” as well as on the veranda and grounds.

        Holiday Tours:
        Monday-Saturday:
        10 a.m.-4 p.m.
        Sunday: 1-4 p.m. Special entertainment each Sunday.
        Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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        Christmas Tree Lighting

        November 28, 2023

        6 p.m.
        City Hall Lawn

        The official Tree Lighting Ceremony helps ring in the holiday season as the City of Meridian lights up our 34-foot Animated Christmas Tree.

        Downtown Meridian Sip & Shop

        December 1, 2023

        5-8 p.m.
        Downtown Meridian

        EMBDC and Downtown Meridian members open their doors for a night of wine tasting and after-hours shopping with Sip & Shop Downtown. Plus, they offer at least 20% off all merchandise to Sip & Shop Downtown ticket holders. $20 ticket purchase include ticket, wine glass, and 20% off downtown shops.

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        Christmas Parade

        December 2, 2023

        5 p.m.
        Downtown Meridian

        One of Mississippi’s largest nighttime Christmas parades.