Bright Lights Belhaven Nights has come and gone, and it was the best one yet!

We did it! The 13th annual Bright Lights Belhaven Nights street festival was a fabulous success!

Nearly 8,000 people could be found in the streets of the Greater Belhaven Neighborhoods last Saturday night enjoying the best local music on 3 stages, great beer, delicious food and the wares of our many incredible vendors.

Thank you to all who came out to enjoy an evening of fun with us, and for all of your wonderful comments and encouragement!

“What a fantastic festival to have in the Neighborhood! We live in the coolest place. Music was amazing. Local Artists, Food Trucks and Great Community!!” – Steven O’Neill

If you’d like to let us know about your experience this year, please click here to complete a short survey and to enter your name for a chance at a $100 gift certificate from The Manship!

“We had a great time. The misting stations were great to have.” – Michael Stevens

The Greater Belhaven Foundation would like to thank our generous presenting sponsors – Baptist Medical Clinic Fastpass, C Spire, The Manship Wood Fired Kitchen, Medical Practice Solutions, Mississippi Sports Medicine, and Southern Beverage Company.

We appreciate the continued support of our Stage Sponsors – Bank Plus, Pyron Group, and The Radio People; our Children’s Area Sponsors – Hinds Behavioral Health Services, Mississippi Tent & Party Rental, and Trustmark Bank; our Belhaven Stars Sponsors – 1908 Provisions, Belhaven Improvement Association, First Commercial Bank, First Presbyterian Church, John R. Lewis Real Estate Services, and McDade’s Market; and our Bright Lights Sponsors Cabot Lodge, Fenian’s Pub, Jackson Free Press, Jackson Jambalaya, Neighbor House, NixTann & Associates and Old House Depot.

We would also like to thank the City of Jackson and the Jackson Police Department for their continued support and contributions.

To our many wonderful volunteers – we absolutely couldn’t make it happen without you! Your dedication to making our neighborhood great is unmatched, and we are so thankful for your contributions.

Just want to thank EVERYONE for a fabulous BLBN last night. It was amazing, and I have heard so many good comments about it, last night and today. I saw most of you there so I know everyone was doing his/her part, but I just have to say how proud I was of our neighborhood last night — and the throngs of people who came to enjoy it. I was blown away by the crowd, and the enthusiasm of young and old. The decorating was so festive and the music and food delightful. Special thanks to our hardworking volunteers, Laurel, and Mike Stevens for a knockout job with his team. I know many others contributed in ways I may not be aware of, but I think we should all be very proud of that event. Sometimes we forget what a special place this is — but last night I remembered, all over again! Thanks to all of you. – Ginnie Munford, GBF Board of Directors

Thank you to our wonderful photographer, David Sprayberry, for his incredible photos of the event!

“Great Event! We had a blast and will definitely be back next year!” – Justin Courson

“Best BLBN ever! Good job!” – Sandra Welborn

“Amazing event! I ? my neighborhood!!” – Jennifer Welch

“Wonderful experience! Great entertainment, wonderful food, and beautiful neighborhood!” – Kim Grissom

“Great time! Good food and cold drinks. Really enjoyed the entertainment and visiting with friends.” – John Ray

“Another great time – seemed like an even better Fest than last year. Hope all worked out for you as well – the stage folks were great!” – Robert Chaffe, Kudzu Kings

“Had a blast!!!! The Seratones were great, and of course The Weeks were beyond Awesome!!!! Can’t wait until next year!” – Jamie Gibson


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