OUR TAKE: Vicksburg has plenty of fun family activities this weekend – The Vicksburg Post

Those looking for family activities won’t have to go far this weekend.

In case you missed last weekend’s edition of The Post, never fear: this is your reminder to make plans to support our local groups, many of them volunteer-based, who present these events.

Vicksburg offers something for every age group and every interest, starting with tonight’s production of “A Devil Inside” at the Strand Theater and ending with a special workshop at the Southern Cultural Heritage Center.

Saturday is especially filled with fun activities, including a pickleball tournament held at the new Vicksburg courts near Hall’s Ferry Road. Arguably the best courts in the state in terms of upkeep and design, it’s worth stopping by to watch the event just to see the hundreds of people drawn to the sport. Pickleball is a sport for all ages – just ask the many avid players over 80 – and growing rapidly. A combination of tennis, ping pong and wiffleball, it’s gentle on the joints and provides an entertaining spectacle.

At 10 a.m. in Washington Street Park, get ready for Easter fun for all the girls and boys with the community-wide Easter Egg Hunt, hosted by Vicksburg Main Street. The event, which is aimed at ages 10 and under, will include an Easter egg hunt, games and prizes. A little bunny told the Post that there will be 4,000 hidden eggs for participants to find.

After the Easter Egg Hunt, let the kids burn their sugar dancing to sweet styles of songs by Kevin Lewis from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and everyone’s favorite The Chill from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The musical acts are part of Vicksburg’s Second Saturday event, which highlights local businesses and vendors in downtown Vicksburg. It’s not too late to sign up to participate either – just email [email protected] to let them know you’re setting up a table and getting ready to have some fun. Rumor has it that Brandon artist Chuck Rhoades, who specializes in metal work, will be stationed outside Peterson’s gift shop. Rhoades will be available to chat with guests and will also host a live art demonstration.

If the posh downtown scene isn’t your beat and Toby Keith’s “Should’ve Been a Cowboy” is your personal anthem, head a bit out of town to Silver Creek Equestrian Club, 5025 Bovina Cutoff Road, for a bit of rope and riding.

The rodeo will take place at 2 p.m. Saturday. Events will include calf and steer riding, goat tethering, and pole and barrel racing, and anyone 18 and under can participate. There is a $20 entry fee for each event and cash prizes will be awarded.

If you have the hat and boots but no horse, fear not – for some events, like the Ribbon Draw and the Breakout, you don’t need a horse.

On Sunday, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on April 10, the Southern Cultural Heritage Center, 1302 Adams St. programmed Easter Cooking and Crafts with Lana. The event is aimed at boys and girls from 4 to 9 years old.

There’s no reason to be stuck indoors on a beautiful spring Saturday this week, and no excuse for the typical “I’m bored” childhood joke.

If you think there aren’t any wholesome family activities in Vicksburg, you don’t look far.

Comments are closed.