JACKSON, Miss– Looking for a little fun this weekend? Mississippi has you covered.
First stop, Oxford for the Double Decker Arts Festival. In its 20th year, the festival has hundreds of vendors, local eateries providing food, art from all over the country, and a play place for the kids. There’s also live music to enjoy.
“We want everyone to come out and enjoy the art, food, and Oxford,” says Lee Anne Stubbs, event coordinator. For more information about the Double Decker Festival, see their website http://doubledeckerfestival.com/about/.
Head over to Natchez to relive history at Jefferson College for the Andrew Jackson Re-enactment.
“We’re celebrating Andrew Jackson’s return from New Orleans and his arrival in Natchez,” says Robin Person, Historic Director at the college. Person says they’ll have two groups coming out to camp out in period-appropriate style. There’s also a portrayal of the arrival. Person says the event is educational and open to the family. For more information about their event, see their Facebook page or www.visitnatchez.org.
And the final stop of the weekend is in Biloxi at the Ohr-O’Keefe Art Museum for the ColOHR Fest.
“There will be all sorts of contests for artists and the kids,” says Kevin O’Brien, executive director of the museum. O’Brien says it is a family-friendly event with food and art. Kids under 12 get in free. For more information about the event, see their website http://georgeohr.org/.