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The 12th Annual Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights Street Festival will be Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 4:30 pm to 10:00 pm. THE SHOW WILL GO ON!

Though the predicted rain will limit the time available to set up the festival, Bright Lights will still happen this year. Rain is predicted for Friday and Saturday, but by festival time the weather is likely to clear. The footprint of the festival will be compressed this year due to less set up time. Admissions will be at Poplar East, Poplar West, and Manship/Kenwood West. We will still have beer, food and great music! There will be one stage of music at Belhaven Park from 4:30 to 10 pm, with the following acts:

Young Valley, Kudzu Kings, These Days Featuring Jewel Bass, Cary Hudson, The Whigs.

Click here for Festival details. Tickets are $10 in advance and $15 at the gate. To purchase advanced tickets, go to

Many thanks to our Being Belhaven 100, Being Belhaven Gold and Being Belhaven contributors.  Being Belhaven 100 members give $1000, Being Belhaven Gold members give $500 and Being Belhaven members give $300 to the Foundation annually.  Click here to see a list of our generous supporters.

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Greater Belhaven has earned the designation as one of the 10 Great Neighborhoods by the American Planning Association. APA's Great Streets, Great Neighborhoods and Great Public Spaces feature unique and authentic characteristics that have evolved from years of thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners.

New Stage Theatre celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Tickets can be purchased by calling 601-948-3531 or online

For information about Baptist's Events and Seminars, go to

The Historic Belhaven neighborhood has joined the Belhaven Heights neighborhood on the National Register of Historic Places.

If you missed the recent workshop concerning the National Register of Historic Places, click here to get the basic information provided by Todd Sanders of the Mississippi Department of Archives and History.

The Oaks House Museum is located at 823 N. Jefferson Street, Jackson. For more information, call 601-353-9339 or email

Greater Belhaven – A Different Perspective:  Karen Bryant, of Your City Prints, worked with the Greater Belhaven Foundation office to develop this colorful, cool map of words that is the Greater Belhaven Neighborhood.  Go to to check it out and order a print.

Have you read The Help?  This New York Times Bestseller has put a spotlight on Jackson and Greater Belhaven and  Book Club members from across the nation are traveling here to tour the sights mentioned in Kathryn Stockett’s book, which was made into an award-winning movie. We are taking this opportunity to promote our City and neighborhood in a positive way by offering a tour brochure that discusses Greater Belhaven locations in a present day context.  Our neighborhood is the home of some of the main characters and points all around Greater Belhaven are mentioned throughout the book. Take a tour of our lovely neighborhood and see the locations where events unfold within its pages. Click here to download the tour brochure. There is a driving map that accompanies the points of interest.

The Market is open for business!  The Mississippi Farmers Market and The Greater Belhaven Market have come together to combine the dynamics of Jackson’s two largest inner city Farmers Markets at one location where they offer customers a one stop shop for the freshest, high quality Mississippi produced products. The MS Farmers Market is located at 929 High Street, adjacent to the Fairgrounds. The Market is open on Saturdays from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm.

Click here to find out more about the Farmers Market.

The Eudora Welty Education and Vistors Center is now open to the public. The Visitors Center is located next door to the Welty House, at 1109 Pinehurst Street.  For ticket information call 601-353-7762 or email

For more information, contact:

Greater Belhaven Neighborhood Foundation
954 Fortification Street
Jackson, MS 39202
601-352-8850 (phone)
601-352-8849 (fax)


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