Events

February

Senior Adult Valentine Luncheon

Date/Time: Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at 12:00 p.m.
Location: Colonial Heights Baptist Church, 444 Northpark Drive

  • Annual luncheon providing senior adults with a meal and entertainment
  • Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at Ridgeland Recreational Center and Ridgeland City Hall; limited tickets are available
  • For more information, please call 601-856-6876

March

Dog Obedience

Ridgeland Recreation and Parks is a program partner with The Jackson Obedience Training Club (JOTC). JOTC offers puppy, beginner and advanced dog obedience classes.

  • Class registration is in February & March; there is a fee for this program
  • Classes start in March
  • Classes are located at the Ridgeland Recreational Center, Old Trace Park
  • Proof of vaccination by a licensed vet is required
  • To find out more information about the 2024 spring classes, visit: www.jotc.org.

Easter Egg Hunt

Date/Time: Thursday, March 21, 2024 from 5:45 to 7:00 p.m.
Location: Freedom Ridge Park
Ridgeland Recreation and Parks presents the City wide Easter Egg Hunt!

  • Photos with the Easter Bunny
  • Egg Hunts by age groups
  • Children welcome ages 10 and under only
  • One parent allowed per child in the hunting area
  • There is no charge for this event.


Ages / Hunt Times
2 and under at 6:10 p.m.
3-4 year olds at 6:20 p.m.
5–6 years old at 6:30 p.m.
7–10 years old at 6:40 p.m.

May

Natchez Trace Century Ride

Date/Time: Saturday, May 4, 2024 at 7 a.m.
Location: Ridgeland Recreational Center, Old Trace Park
Ridgeland Recreation and Parks will host the annual bike ride, Natchez Trace Century

  • All level riders are welcome
  • Various distances are offered
  • Registration is required to participate; there is a registration fee for this event.
  • Registration opens on December 1, 2023
  • Bike ride begins and ends at Ridgeland Recreational Center

For more information, please visit our website at
https://runsignup.com/Race/MS/Ridgeland/NatchezTraceCenturyRide.
Follow Natchez Trace Century Ride on Facebook & Instagram.

June

Father Child Fishing Tournament

Date/Time: Saturday, June 8, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Location: Old Trace Park, Ross Barnett Reservoir
Ridgeland Recreation and Parks presents the Father Child Fishing Tournament!

  • Bring your fishing pole or rod and reel and bait to catch your fish!
  • Prize winners are for ages 12 years and under
  • Prizes are biggest fish, smallest fish and most fish
  • There is no charge for this event.

Celebrate America Balloon Glow

Date: Friday, June 28, 2024
Location: Northpark

Come out and show your patriotism! Ridgeland Recreation and Parks will partner with the MS Championship Balloon Fest for a spectacular evening.

  • Over 15 hot air balloons will inflate and light up the evening sky.
  • Enjoy good food, fun, and entertainment
  • Fireworks display
  • Kid’s Corner (open from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.)
  • There is no admission charge

October

Mayor’s Fun Walk

Date: TBD for 2024
Location: Northpark

Mayor Gene McGee will lead a light walk with participants.

  • Enjoy refreshments and entertainment
  • Walk as much or as little as you want
  • Must register to receive a t-shirt
  • Door prizes will be given
  • Check out other Sr. Adult events and activities! Sr. Adult Coordinator, Neeley Jones, invites everyone to visit her at the Ridgeland Recreational Center.
  • Email Neeley for program information, neeley.jones@ridgelandms.org
  • There is no admission charge for this event.
  • Follow the Sr. Adult Program on Facebook: @ridgelandsuperstarseniors

Cycle Out Kids Cancer

Date: TBD for 2024

Location: The north end of the Renaissance at Colony Park

  • A fundraiser bike ride through west Madison County with donations going to Children’s Mississippi Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders
  • All level riders are welcome
  • Distance options are available
  • Rest stops and bike support provided
  • Complimentary tailgate meal and music
  • Registration is required to participate

Trunk or Treat

Date: TBD for 2024
Location: Freedom Ridge Park

Dress up in costume and bring a bag to collect your candy!

  • Trunk or Treat is for Ages 10 & under
  • Kids trick or treat from car trunk to car trunk
  • Admission is $5 per child

Ridgeland Recreation & Parks Department welcomes local businesses, organizations and volunteers to provide vehicles, candy, and manpower to make our Trunk or Treat a success. If you are interested, please contact our office at 601-853-2011.

December

Christmas Tree Lighting

Date/Time: Date TBD at 6:00 p.m.
Location: Plaza at Old Town Crossing

Come join us for the Annual Christmas Tree Lighting and start your holiday season!

  • Hear Christmas music
  • Welcome Santa
  • Make a holiday craft
  • Count down to the lighting of the tree
  • This evening is presented by The Historical Society of Ridgeland.
  • There is no admission charge for this event.

Christmas on the Ridgeland Green

Date/Time: Date TBD from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: On the Green at Ridgeland City Hall

Join us at Ridgeland City Hall for a festive evening of holiday cheer.

  • Enjoy holiday treats
  • Make a holiday craft
  • Play a holiday game
  • Get a photo with Santa
  • Listen to live Christmas music
  • Watch a Christmas movie
  • Theme: TBD
  • There is no admission charge for this event.

Christmas Parade

Date/Time: Date TBD at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Old Town Ridgeland

Ridgeland Mayor McGee and City Aldermen will lead bands, businesses, and other organizations with an old-fashioned Christmas parade through the Old Town neighborhood.

  • Theme: TBD
  • Parade begins and ends at Holmes Community College Ridgeland
  • Parade route will make a square and include Maple Street, Jackson Street and Sunnybrook Road.
  • There is no admission charge for this event.