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It's The Weekend

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It's finally Friday and the best way to kick off the weekend is to attend "ZooBrew" at the Jackson Zoological Park at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 for non-members and $35 for members. The event includes beer and wine samplings, live music by Time to Move and food from the Tyson Hot Wing Cook-Off. Afterwards\, head downtown to hear more live, local entertainment. The Fearless Four performs at Underground 119 at 9 p.m., Jason Turner Band and Friends performs at The Auditorium at 9 p.m., and Scott Albert Johnson plays at Fenian's at 9 p.m. Want more music options? Visit JFP Music Listings.

On Saturday, head to Maye's Lake at LeFleur's Bluff State Park for the Pickin' & Paddlin' Outdoor Festival, starting at 11:30 a.m. The festival is packed full of outdoor activities including a rock climbing wall, canoe and kayak races, games and a barbecue lunch. Tickets are $10 and proceeds from the event go to the Neighborhood Christian Center. If you still have the energy, The Mississippi Sports and Fitness Expo is at the Jackson Convention Complex from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. featuring sport vendor exhibits, fitness challenges and health screenings.

After all that exercise, grab dinner at a local restaurant such as BRAVO!, Walker's Drive In, Schimmels, or Lumpkins BBQ. For a listing of Jackson area's finest restaurants check out the Menu Guide or the JFP Restaurant Listings.

On Sunday, catch up on your sleep, and then head back outside for the Jackson Rainbow Families picnic at Laurel Street Park in Belhaven at 2 p.m., or check out the Mostly Monthly Ceili at Fenian's at 2 p.m. For all the best happenings in Jackson, don't miss Best Bets. For the best event's calendar in town, visit JFP Events Calendar.

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