JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - WellsFest, Jackson's original no-alcohol, family friendly music festival kicked off Tuesday night with a preliminary event at the Arts Center of Mississippi.
The event included live music and an auction of artworks from some of the metro area's best.
All proceeds from Tuesday night and the 27th Annual WellsFest celebration will go to Mississippi Families for Kids, a non profit organization that helps place foster children in permanent homes.
The big fun gets underway this Saturday at Jamie Fowler Boyll park on Lakeland Drive with a 5k run/walk at 8am.
©2010 WLBT. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.