Event Calendar

Juke Joint Festival 5k & 8k run & walk

From 7:00AM to n/a

Registration for the run/walk begins at 7AM at the Greyhound Bus Station, Third and Issaquena in downtown Clarksdale. Pre-registration through April 5 is $20, $30 April 6 through race day. Race begins at 8AM, awards ceremony at 9:30AM. For more information visit http://www.jukejointfestival.com/5k_form.pdf.

Juke Joint Festival parade

From 9:30AM to n/a

Bring your favorite instrument and the family and dress up to partcipate! There'll be marching bands, jugglers, unicycles and more! Line up at Regions Bank 211 East Second Street.

Juke Joint Festival Art Exhibit & writing contest

From 10:00AM to 5:00PM

The community art exhibit features works from local elementary, junior high, high school and college students and runs from 10AM to 5PM at 243 Delta Avenue. Also on display will be winning essays, narratives and poems about the blues.

Children's train rides and petting zoo

From 10:00AM to n/a

Kids can pet and feed the animals and ride the train at the old train station, across from the Dutch Oven restaurant on Issaquena.

Rock wall climb & moon bounce

From 10:00AM to n/a

The 200 block of Yazoo Avenue will be closed for these events.

Ducks Unlimted events, water balls & bungee jump

From 10:00AM to n/a

Ducks Unlimited presents youth archery shooting, a "laser shot" interactive hunting game, fishing pole casting, a gun raffle and silent auction. You can also get inside a ball and walk on water, or enjoy the bungee jump! The 300 block of John Lee Hooker Lane (in front of CB&S Bank) will be closed for these events.

songwriting workshop

From 10:30AM to n/a

Students in the 7th to 12th grade may participate in a songwriting workshop at Griot Arts, 278 Sunflower Avenue on April 12th at 10:30AM. No signup is necessary.

"Beatiful Music All Around Us"

From 10:30AM to 11:30AM

The public is invited to view Stephen Wade's multimedia presentation "The Beautiful Music All Around Us" at the Delta Blues Museum beginning at 10:30AM. It features the Coahoma county scholarship of John Work and music of Bozie Sturdivant; a book signing will follow. For more information call (662) 627-6820.

Birdsong Historic Tours of Clarksdale

From 11:00AM to 5:00PM

Clarksdale historian Robert Birdsong presents historic and blues tours. One seat on the bus is included with your $15 Juke Joint wrist band. Tours leave from behind the Greyhound Bus Station at 11AM, 12:30PM, 2:00PM, 3:30PM and 5:00PM. For more information call (662) 624-6051.

Dancing Divas student performances

From 11:00AM to 2:00PM

Dance students from Dancing Divas will perform on the sidewalk outside the studio at 256 Delta Avenue from 11AM to 2PM on April 12th.

Pig Races

From 11:00AM to 4:00PM

Watch Robinson's Racing Pigs! There will be three races per show at every hour from 11AM to 4PM. The 300 block of John Lee Hooker Lane (in front of CB&S Bank) will be closed for these events.

Mills family jugglers

From 11:30AM to n/a

The Mills family jugglers will perform on the Delta Blues Museum stage April 12th at 11:30AM and 1:00PM. See jugglng and unicycles...this is a free event.

Juke Joint Festival Photo Show

From 12:00PM to 5:00PM

A group showing of blues photography at 233 Delta Avenue. Email Eric Stone for additional information, eric@ericstone.com.

Tour the "holy moly"

From 12:00PM to n/a

Tour the former Masonic Temple, now known as "The Holy Moly" at Third and Issaquena and see the renovations in progress.

Carnegie Public Library centennial celebration

From 1:00PM to n/a

Celebrate the library's 100th birthday with a program at 1PM and refreshments. Call (662) 624-4461 for more information; the library is located at 114 Delta Avenue in Clarksdale.

Cutrer Mansion tours

From 3:15PM to n/a

Jen Waller, director of the Coahoma County Higher Education Center, will conduct a guided tour of the mansion that inspired the works of Tennessee Williams at 3:15PM on April 11th & 12th. Doors will remain open from 3 to 5PM; the mansion is located at 109 Clark Street in Clarksdale.