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Rankin County as a part of the Greater Jackson area possesses an abundance of activities, attractions, and events that cater to any taste and predilection. The Greater Jackson area is home to professional ballet, theatre and opera companies, and a statewide symphony orchestra. The capital city is also the U.S. host to the International Ballet Competition, which attracts the world's most talented dancers, and it is an annual site for the World Performance Series, which includes ballet, theatre, dance, and music from some of the premier artists in the world.

The Greater Jackson area has hundreds of restaurants to suit any palate from down-home cooking to haute cuisine; numerous musical offerings that appeal to any interest from honky-tonk to classical; family-oriented activities, from a visit to the Jackson Zoo to a trip to the water park or skating rink; and, a nightlife that offers dancing until dawn or a comedy revue show. Festivals, celebrations, and parades take place throughout the year in Greater Jackson and cover a variety of cultural, seasonal, historical themes and occasions. Sports---football, baseball, cycling, fishing, golf, tennis, and horse cutting---are all represented with major events; and, the Greater Jackson area has a proliferation of recreational facilities that can accommodate any activity and recreation. If you love to shop, you'll love Greater Jackson. The Greater Jackson area has two malls and a number of shopping centers located in each community. Major department stores, specialty shops, boutiques, and discount stores are located throughout the Greater Jackson Area and offer an unlimited selection of goods. In addition, craft shows, flea markets, and antique shows are held weekly. Convenience and variety are what shopping is all about in Greater Jackson.

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