Picnic With A Punch!
June 24 – 25 | North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic , Holly Springs, MS | MSHillCountryPicnic.com
Take the whole family picnic experience to the next level to include live country and blues music, vintage vendors, homemade cuisine, and guitar and harmonica workshops at the North Mississippi Country Picnic. Attend for an evening or camp for the whole weekend, the choice is yours. But one thing’s for sure – fun and frivolity are definitely on the menu!
The King Lives On
Tupelo, MS | Birthplace of Elvis Presley | ElvisPresleyBirthplace.com
A must for any Elvis enthusiasts, visit the exact spot where the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll came into the world. Elvis Aaron Presley was born in Tupelo, MS, on Jan. 8, 1935 in a humble home, which has now evolved into The Elvis Presley Birthplace Park, complete with an Elvis museum, a chapel, a gift shop, the iconic “Elvis at 13” statue, Fountain of Life, Walk of Life, the “Memphis Bound” car feature, and the Story Wall.
The Birthplace of Blues
Cleveland, MS | Dockery Farms | DockeryFarms.org
Dockery Farms, once the most important plantation in the Mississippi Delta, was founded in 1895 and has recently been carefully restored, recalling the era in which blues was born, and when blues artists began to perform throughout Mississippi. There is currently a talking Blues Trail Marker on the site and live concerts are frequently held in this truly authentic and historic setting.
Choctaw Indian Fair –
The Spirit Lives On!
July 8-11 | Cleveland, MS | ChoctawIndianFair.com
2016 sees the 66th anniversary of the Choctaw Indian Fair. Savor traditional Choctaw food, enjoy carnival rides for young and old alike, witness genuine native ceremonies, and experience authentic Choctaw Indian artists in this setting of stunning natural beauty. The Pines is home to a rich array of wildlife, and acres of the most beautiful landscape America has to offer.
Natchez Festival of Music
Capital River, MS | 300th Anniversary of World Wide Artists Festival | NatchezFestivalOfMusic.com
Step into a world of opera and jazz, of Broadway musicals and innovative theater as the Natchez Festival of Music honors its 300th anniversary for the entire month of May. Fusing the best of their local artists, including the most promising new talent, and highly acclaimed performers from around the world, this month long event is a cultural celebration guaranteed to inspire all the senses.
Ladies and Gentlemen:
Raise Your Glasses!
July 29 – July 3 | The Natchez Food and Wine Festival | natchezfoodandwinefest.com
If you have a taste for fine wine, craft beer, and culinary delights, then make sure this festival is on your calendar. With some of the most famous chefs in the region coming together to provide a wide range of delicious flavors, textures, and beverages for this prestigious three-day event, you are ensured one unforgettable feast after another.