CelticFest admission rates amount to an unprecedented deal for any type of music and performance event in the region! There is only one ticket fee, and it’s good for the entire weekend. Come back as often as you like, we’re always happy to see you!
Tickets can be purchased online here through the Jackson Convention and Visitors Bureau or at the gate.
Cabot Lodge Millsaps2375 North State St., Jackson, MS 800-874-4737The Cabot Lodge Millsaps, a major sponsor of the festival, will function as the host hotel for CelticFest Mississippi, by our best records, for the 17th year! They are conveniently located close to the festival grounds, have recently undergone renovations, and now offer a hot breakfast buffet. Call or book online to make your reservation for a CelticFest Rate of $89. Rate/Promo code is CELTIC and Rate Category is “promotion.” Miles from the festival: 1.8
It's that time of year again when local friends and family swarm the streets of Belhaven. The hottest festival in town is celebrating its 10th Anniversary the night of Saturday, August 16. This event has been named Top 20 Event in the Southeast.
Live music, amazing food, local handcrafted art, children's activities, silent auction and a raffle will be expected. Did I mention 5 stages of live music? Blues, Jazz, Celtic, Indie Rock and Acoustic will be heard. The Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation is who will take credit for this magical night. The Foundation focuses on historic preservation, economic restructuring, green space enhancement, and safety. With future things in store, this Foundation has made a name for itself and they only plan on going up from here.
The Fairview Inn has been fortunate to participate in the event for the past few years and look forward to the years to come. If you know anything about having fun, you'll be sure to attend this Summer tradition. Come out, have a ball, and support the city of Belhaven.
Once again, Jackson, MS has been chosen as another set location for an upcoming film. Jackson native Tate Taylor, director of the film "The Help" and latest "Get On Up," truely sees stardom in his hometown city. Actor and director of "The Hollars" film, John Krasinski, must share a similar vision in the city of Jacksons' screen potential.
"The Hollars" producer Tom Rice described the comedic film as," blending the emotion of Steel Magnolia's with the youth-oriented relevance of Garden State." John Krasinski will star as the main character, a New York artist who has to return home when his mother requires brain surgery. Pitch Perfect actresss, Anna Kendrick, will play Krasinski's girlfriend as he reconnects with old and quirky family and friends. "This is one of the best scripts I've read, period," Krasinski says in a statement reported by Screen International. "James has written one of the most tough-minded, sweet, funny and accurate stories about family I've seen. I am lucky to have a script like this to direct... and to have this cast is simply surreal."
The film is set to begin shooting very soon. "The Hollars" can join the list of set located Jackson, MS movies such as: "O, Brother Where Art Thou, My Dog Skip, A Time to Kill, The Help, and Get on Up." The Belhaven district and city of Fondren are thrilled that their small town is to represent another upcoming film. Jacksonian's are looking forward to "The Hollars" debut.
Fairview Inn owner, Peter
Sharp, is back on the bicycle this summer to ride RAGBRAI (Register’s Annual
Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa). “This time it’s not for charity”, says Sharp,
after raising $20,000 last year riding Land’s End to John O’Groats in the UK, benefiting
the Blair E. Batson Children’s Hospital Cancer Clinic and the Boy Scouts of
America – Andrew Jackson Council in honor of his son Simon. “I am riding
RAGBRAI this year to research the logistics of putting on a ride for over
15,000 riders, hoping to bring a similar concept to Mississippi.”
RAGBRAI has been a tradition in Iowa for 35 years and
attracts riders from all over the world. In addition to the 8,500 registered
riders for the 514 mile, 6-day ride across the state, the ride also attracts an
additional 10,000 riders on each daily ride. “It’s not a race, but a test of
endurance for those not regularly cycling these kind of distances, says Sharp”.
Each year in March RAGBRAI picks a different route across the state giving
different towns and communities the opportunity to host the influx of riders. Civic
Organizations, Churches and Youth Groups along with individual Residents
prepare foods to sell to the riders along the route and in the evenings. Each
night concerts are put on by local and regional musicians, and riders share
stories of their day and previous rides across the country. Some folks ride
alone while RAGBRAI encourages group entries.
“What is significant is that the ride not only produces
an economic impact for the week of the event to each community and the state,
but it exposes 15,000 riders to experience Iowa and gives them a reason to come
back again later with friends or families”, says Sharp. “I’m hoping with the
rich culture of food, music, arts and history, the beautiful scenery and architectural
significance of our towns, along with the warm hospitality of Mississippians,
we may also attract more tourism to Mississippi.” In addition, Sharp hopes that
any excess proceeds from the event, would benefit the building and maintenance
of additional bicycle/walking trails in Mississippi.
“To put on an event like this is a huge undertaking, with
the organization of many disciplines from Marketing to Public Safety to
Port-A-Potties”, but it’s well worth the effort” says Sharp, who hopes all
Mississippian’s will rally behind and participate.
The citizens of Jackson, and state of Mississippi, are very excited about 2 new upcoming stores to hit summer this month. These well known retails stores have U.S. and international locations.
H&M had its official grand opening Thursday, June 5th at Northpark Mall in Ridgeland, MS. Over 300 shoppers stood in line before morning patiently waiting for those doors to open. Northpark Marketing Director stated, "H&M is one of the world's largest, fastest growing retailers in the world, for them to have selected Northpark is a huge feather in the cap for Simon Property Group. It's fantastic for not only Northpark, but for the city of Ridgeland as well." Their concept is to sell quality clothing at affordable prices. The first 300 shoppers in line were given a bag of goodies and an Access to Fashion gift card. This will help economic growth towards the mall and hopefully others will follow.
Forever 21 is set to open Saturday, June 21st at the Outlets of MS in Pearl, MS who opened in November. The outlet mall is the state's largest outlet shopping destination. The people of Jackson were thrilled when the mall made the announcement that Forever 21 was in the works. Forever 21 is the leading fashion retailer of the latest trends and the season's hottest styles at cant-resist-prices. The chain now operates over 480 stores "The store will contain over 10,000 square feet, making it one of the largest stores in the center after the Saks Fifth Avenue Off Fifth store," said Marketing Director, Angela Shepard. Similar to H&M, the first 300 shoppers in line will receive a gift card. The doors will open at 10:00 a.m.
Several have said how nice it will be not to have to travel out of town to visit an H&M or Forever 21 store.