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    Saturday

    July 27th, 2024

    Farish Forward Festival and Expo is a one day celebration that promotes local Jackson, Mississippi music, culinary and creative artists. It is also a day filled with entertainment performances by international and national well known musicians. This festival offers a range of activities for attendees of all ages.

    Expo and Panel Discussions

    Jackson Convention Complex

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Food and Music Festival

    Farish Street

    6:00 pm - 12:00 am

  • Welcome

    Farish Forward Festival & Expo 2024 will offer resourceful and intellectual panel discussions surrounding the follow topics: Relationships & Marriage, Business & Finance, Media & Entertainment, Beauty, Fashion & Tech as well as Health & Wellness.The festival will feature live musical performances, art exhibitions, interactive workshops, food vendors, and more. It will be a family-friendly event to foster community engagement and create lasting memories.

    Vision

    • Create a vibrant and inclusive community event that fosters a sense of belonging and unity.
    • Promote local talent, businesses, and artisans, offering them a platform to showcase their skills and products.
    • Attract a diverse audience, including residents, tourists, and families, to support local tourism and economic growth.
    • Provide a safe and enjoyable environment through meticulous planning, security measures, and adherence to local regulations.
    • Provide local businesses, artisans, and entrepreneurs with an opportunity to showcase and sell their products at designated market stalls.
    • This will encourage economic growth and community support.
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    Expo & Panel Discussions Schedule

    Location

    Jackson Convention Complex

     

    Event Hours

    10:00 am - 5:00 pm

    Food & Music Festival Schedule

    Location

    Farish Street between Amite Street and Hamilton Street

     

    Event Hours

    6:00 pm - 12:00 am

    General Questions

  • What To Expect

     

    Music and Performing Arts

    Engage renowned local and national artists, bands, and performers to deliver captivating live music, dance performances, and theatrical acts across multiple stages. Cater to various musical genres to ensure a diverse lineup that appeals to a broad audience.

    Art and Culture

    Curate an art exhibition featuring local artists, artisans, and craftsmen. Organize interactive workshops, demonstrations, and installations that allow attendees to immerse themselves in the creative process.

    Culinary Delights

    Offer a wide array of food vendors showcasing local cuisine, street food, and international flavors. Ensure a diverse selection to cater to different dietary preferences and provide a memorable culinary experience.

    Family Zone

    Create a dedicated area with activities, games, and entertainment suitable for children and families. Include interactive installations, face painting, storytelling sessions, and engaging performances tailored to younger audiences. It provides school prep for children including distributing uniforms, school supplies and haircuts.

    Panel Discussion

    Prepare for engaging and though-prokoing panel discussions that delve into the most dynamic and diverse sectors shaping our world today. Join us as we explore the intricate interplay of Media and Entertainment, Beauty and Fashion, Love and Marriage, Businness, Finance, and Tech as well as Health and Wellness.

     

    Our expert panelists, each a luminary in their respective fields, will unravel the latest trends, innovations, and challenges that define these industries. Expect to gain valuable insights from the cutting-edge technologies reshaping media consumption to the ever-evolving landscape of various sectors.

  • Music & Performing Arts

    Art & Culture

    Culinary Delights

    Family Zone

    Business & Finance

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