Upcoming Events




2017 Heatwave Classic Triathlon

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On Saturday, June 3rd, Ridgeland Recreation & Parks will host the 32nd annual Heatwave Classic Triathlon. Some of the finest athletes from the Southeastern United States will converge on Ridgeland, Mississippi to compete in the triathlon, an event sanctioned by the U.S.A. Triathlon. Participants return each year because they love the race course.

This year’s race will consist of a ½ mile swim in the Ross Barnett Reservoir, a 27 ½ mile bike ride along the scenic and historic Natchez Trace Parkway, and ending with a 10K run along Ridgeland’s heavily shaded Multi-Purpose Trail.

The Heatwave Classic Triathlon is one …




2017 Ridgeland Father-Child Fishing Tournament

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Fishing is the perfect way to slow down from life’s hectic pace and enjoy your family. On Saturday, June 10, join the City of Ridgeland Recreation & Parks Department for the 21st Annual Father-Child Fishing Tournament at Old Trace Park on the beautiful Ross Barnett Reservoir. There is no charge to participate in this tournament and prizes will be awarded for Biggest Fish, Most Fish and Smallest Fish. The fun begins at 8:00 a.m. with judging taking place at 10:00 a.m. This tournament is a joint partnership with the Pearl River Valley Water Supply District and the City of Ridgeland …




2017 “Celebrate America” Balloon Glow

Ridgeland Recreation & Parks presents the 27th Annual “Celebrate America” Balloon Glow featuring Joe Diffie

Good music, beautiful hot air balloons, and spectacular fireworks will again provide an evening’s entertainment for the entire family at this year’s Celebrate America Balloon Glow. Ridgeland Recreation & Parks is proud to present this Independence Day tradition.  The twenty-seventh annual celebration will take place on Friday, June 30 at Northpark Mall’s balloon glow field, with plenty of parking around the mall for the thousands who gather each year.

The Celebrate America Balloon Glow, the opening event of the Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon …