Our Mission and Goals
Our mission is to highlight the rich tapestry of Jackson, Mississippi’s culinary landscape. From down-home comfort food to fine dining, the City With Soul offers a multitude of opportunities to discover a bite of Southern culture, and at JXN Food & Wine Festival, we proudly represent the city’s diverse chefs and the region’s top culinary talent.
It doesn’t stop there. JXN Food & Wine believes in giving back to the community, and we’re dedicating a portion of our proceeds to support the Mississippi Restaurant Association Education Foundation. This fund provides scholarships to students seeking a post-secondary degree in restaurant manage or culinary arts.
JXN Food & Wine is here to celebrate Southern culinary heritage and invest in the restaurant industry’s future workforce!
LOCATION & DIRECTIONS
of Art and Jackson Convention Complex
380 South Lamar Street, Jackson MS 39201
The Festival entrance will be between Arts Center and Thaila Mara Auditorium (in front of MMA). Parking is available on E Pascagoula Street, across from the entrance. City center is paid parking garage and lot across from JCC is free lot. See parking map for more details.
The Art Garden at the Mississippi Museum of Art is a 1.2-acre park located in the heart of downtown Jackson. Surrounded by the city’s foremost cultural organizations, all of which contributed invaluably to its development.
The Art Garden is designed to engage visitors not only with visual art, but with all the arts. This versatile, open, outdoor space features a welcoming lawn, seasonal foliage, native garden beds, permanent art installations, and water features. The Museum also hosts exhibitions, festivals, outdoor films, musical performances, and other cultural events in The Art Garden.