State Games Opening Ceremony

State Games of Mississippi Opening Ceremony

May 31, 2024

7 p.m.
City Hall Lawn

Come out and cheer on the Parade of Athletes as they march with their hometown. Watch the spectacular Torch Lighting and enjoy the fantastic fireworks show.

Food and beverage booths, including Coca-Cola and Little Caesars Pizza, will be available. 

Earth’s Bounty

June 1, 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. Earth’s Bounty is held the first Saturday of each month, April-November.

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

Meridianite Picnic

June 27-29, 2024

Join the Great-Get-Together at the 55th annual convention of The National Council of Meridianites.

Earth’s Bounty

July 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. Earth’s Bounty is held the first Saturday of each month, April-November.