Greater Belhaven

Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights

August 13, 2016

4:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.


The Hottest Festival in Town celebrates its 12th Anniversary with a night of fun for the whole family.  Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights showcases Jackson’s most artistic, eclectic neighborhood and its businesses by giving festivalgoers a spectacular summer party celebrating everything that is good about the South, Mississippi and Jackson. The festival has been named a Top 20 Event in the Southeast for the month of August by the Southeast Tourism Society. The historic Belhaven neighborhood was also designated as one of American Planning Association’s “Great Neighborhoods in America 2014."



Advance tickets are $10 per person and $15 at the gate.  Admission for children ages 12 and under is $1.  Go to to purchase tickets.

All advance ticket purchasers will be entered into the drawing for special band items and packages.





Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights will feature

Three stages filled with live music including Blues, Jazz, Indie Rock and Acoustical, plus the New Stage Theatre Stage.

  • A children’s area including space jumps, arts & crafts activities, games and a clown.
  • Food for sale from the popular Greater Belhaven area restaurants.             
  • Items available for purchase by the merchants and artisans of the Greater Belhaven neighborhood.
  • A silent auction filled with signature festival artwork and a free raffle of items from area merchants.
  • Drinks including water, soft drinks and beer will be for sale.
  • The festival begins at McDade’s parking lot. It goes down Carlisle Street to New Stage Theatre and also turns onto Kenwood Place and extends into Belhaven Park.
  • Free parking will be available at New Stage Theatre, along Belhaven streets and in the parking garage adjacent to Baptist Health Systems Medical Arts East at the corner of North and Carlisle Streets



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Go to to purchase tickets.




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