Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights 2014- Jackson, MS

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights

August 16, 2014 

                 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.                                                 

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734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

"The Hollars" Movie- Jackson MS

The Hollars Movie
Jackson, MS

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.

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Friday, June 27, 2014

Owner, Peter Sharp Cycle Challenge

Owner, Peter Sharp Cycle Challenge

             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.
            Dream Big Mississippi…the cyclists are coming!!! 

If you are interested in learning more, please contact Peter Sharp at innkeeper@fairviewinn.com

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS 39202

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Outlets of MS & Northpark Mall June 2014

Welcoming Forever 21 and H&M 

               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.

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Summer Activities for June 2014

It's Summer, Now What? 


The kids are out of school, and fun is much needed for everyone!
Here are some things to keep your family's summer entertaining!

1) Take a Road Trip- It's a great way to have everyone together for quality time. Just pick up and go!
2) Plan a Volleyball Game- Play in your backyard or at a nearby park. Invite neighbors and friends
3) Movie Night- Have popcorn and ice cream sundaes. Pile everyone on the den couches. Maybe even watch old home movies.
4) Go Swimming- Slip n slide, sprinkler, neighborhood pool, lake, boat etc. Get in the water! 
5) Camping- Grab your tent, fishing pole, and s'mores. Set up a campfire. 
6) Bar-b-que or Grill Out- Invite family, friends, and neighbors. Plug in that boom box, grab a burger and enjoy chatting with great company.
7) Flashlight Tag- For when the kids are bored/bothering you. Round up the cul de sac and give them some flash lights. They will be gone for hours. 
8) Water Balloon Fight- It's hot out there and this fun game will cool everyone down. The adults can join in too. 
9) Tie Dye T-Shirts- The kits are found at Wal-Mart. Grab some old t-shirts and lay it out in the driveway. 
10) Summer Camp- So mom and dad can have some date nights and the kids are having a blast. The best of both worlds! 

Thinking about doing some traveling? The Fairview Inn would love to have you! There is something here for everyone! 

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Mississippi Memorial Day Festivities 2014

Memorial Day Plans

Monday, May 26th


When: 7pm-11:30pm
Cost: $5

What: MS Braves VS. Pensacola Blue Wahoos
Where: Trustmark Park
When: 7pm
Cost: $8-$15
More Info

What: Memorial Day Sidewalk Sale
Where: Outlets of MS
When: 10am
Cost: Free

What: Memorial Day Firework Show & Entertainment
Where: Sparks Park & the Cascades
When: May 24, 6-11pm
Cost: $6 per adult, free 10 & under


Where: Big River Park
When: May 23-25
Cost: Various Ticket Prices

What: Dixie Thunder Run
Where: Bancorp South Arena, Southern Thunder Harley Davidson
When: May 24, 9am
Cost: $30


When: 10:00am
Cost: Free
More Info


Where: 236 Beach Blvd, Waveland, MS
When: May 23-24


Where: Eagle Lake Shore Rd.
When: May 24th, 12-6pm
Cost: Free


What: Jump Into Summer Festival 
Where: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd.
When: May 24-25, 9am-8pm
Cost: Free


What: Red Hills Festival/5K/Car Show
Where: Louisville, MS
When: May 24-25, 8am-5pm
Cost: $20

Think of the Fairview Inn for your traveling needs while you're stopping through Jackson, MS!
The perfect summer getaway is just a phone call or click away!

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Stray at Home Festival- Jackson, MS

Stray at Home

Art & Music Festival 2014

Saturday, May 1011-7
No CostAmite and Congress Street+Smith Park

The 3rd annual "Stray at Home" festival is coming back to Jackson. It is a large designer marketplace. The show focuses on local and regional musicians and artists. Jackson gets to recognize its own talent and artistry, here in its hometown. Observers are sure to appreciate the local culture. 
Participating musicians are Southern Komfort Brass Band, Mississippi Rail Company, Blue Mother Tupelo, and Marc Scibilia. The bands will perform from 11:30-7:00. Two dozen artists will be there promoting their unique and exquisite pieces such as stationary, photography, paintings, and jewelry. 
Don't forget about the cornhole tournament! Bring the whole family. There are kids activities as well! Even better, it's the day before Mother's Day! 
The Fairview Inn has been a part of the Belhaven neighborhood for decades and knows what it means to support its local dreamers. Looking forward to another great turn out for "Stray at Home."

734 Fairview Street
Jackson, MS