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Food trucks, music and a movie outdoors in downtown Jackson

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

How about dinner and a movie, outdoors, in downtown Jackson? It happened Thursday night in the green space beside the Museum of Art, featuring a convoy of food trucks and vendors offering a variety of culinary treats for sale.

And while you chowed down, there was live music, followed by a special Screen on the Green showing of Toy Story 3 for the kids and young at heart.

"These outdoor events are about community," said Tom Ramsey. "It's not about the movie. It's about community. It's about the city of Jackson bringing people together and all hanging out, enjoying this weather, having kids and grownups and everybody in the same green space, you know, just enjoying the community."

"You know, fun for the family and the food. The food is always good," said Thelma Mallard.

The third annual garden party is also a chance to highlight Mississippi's growing food truck culture. It's presented in partnership with AAF Jackson and Crossroads Film Society.

The best part is that it was free to get in.

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