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    Friday - Sunday

    August 23rd - 25th, 2024

    Farish Forward Festival and Expo is a THREE day celebration promoting the culture, history and legacy of the Farish Street Historic District. This festival offers a range of activities for attendees of all ages.

    Expo and Panel Discussions

    Jackson Convention Complex

    August 24th

    Food and Music Festival

    Farish Street

    August 25th

  • 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.


    • 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.

    Expo & Panel Discussions Schedule


    Jackson Convention Complex


    Event Hours


    Food & Music Festival Schedule


    Farish Street between Amite Street and Hamilton Street


    Event Hours


    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. Catered to various musical genres to ensure a diverse lineup that appeals to a broad audience.

    Art and Culture

    We’ve curated & organized interactive workshops, demonstrations, and installations that allow attendees to immerse themselves in the creative process.

    Culinary Delights

    We offer vendors showcasing local cuisine, street food, and international flavors. To ensure a diverse selection to cater to different dietary preferences and provide a memorable culinary experience.

    Family Zone

    At the festival, we will have 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 educational materials, school supplies, and more.

    Panel Discussion

    Prepare for engaging and thought-provoking 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, Business, Finance, Health and wellness, and Tech. 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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