WellsFest, Jackson's Original and longest-running Music Festival, has been named one of the Top 20 Events in the Southeast, has received the Governor's Award for Excellence in The Arts and has received the GIVE (Governor's Initiative for Volunteer Excellence) Award. The daylong event includes non-stop music on two stages and kicks off with a pet parade and blessing at 9:30 a.m. It also features a variety of food trucks; a play area for children with easy-to-win games, creative activities, and pony rides; an outdoor coffeehouse; a silent auction full of bargains donated by local merchants and restaurants; arts and crafts vendors from around Mississippi; and a huge plant sale including unique and pass-a-long plants.
9:30 a.m. — Pet Parade Begins on the Festival Grounds
10 a.m. — Entire Festival Opens with Two Stages of Non-Stop Music