Warm weather, blue skies, blooming flowers and trees—as springtime comes alive, so does the events calendar around the Northeast Mississippi area.
Whether you’re looking to take in the beautiful cherry blossoms or try some of the best burgers in the area, there are plenty of things to do to for every interest. Check out a few highlights, and mark them down on your calendar!
National Scenic Trail Hike
A free, two-mile guided hike through the Blackland Prairie region of Natchez Trace National Scenic Trail, attendees will get premium springtime views of the blooming flora and fauna around the park. With a park ranger leading the way, it’ll be both stunningly scenic and highly informative.
When: March 30th, 10AM
Where: Blackland Prairie Trailhead
Cherry Blossom Festival
Celebrating its fourth year of operation, the Cherry Blossom Festival is a springtime rite of passage. Celebrating the Japanese roots of the blossoms, the Tupelo event will include things like authentic Japanese foods, Bonsai displays, rice pounding demonstrations, and much more.
When: March 31st, 2PM – 5PM
Where: Ballard Park
Bud & Burgers
Live music from local bands, family-friendly activities, and the best burgers in Northeast Mississippi—the Bud & Burgers bash fills Downtown Tupelo with a top-notch culinary competition. Try out some of the samples, and see which burgers take home the top prizes.
When: April 5th
Where: Downtown Tupelo
Hosted by Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association, Trustmark Bank, and The Farmhouse, Wine Downtown features tasting and food pairings all throughout participating shops and restaurants downtown. After the tasting event is over, head to Gumtree Museum for a lively after party—but be sure to snag your tickets ahead of time.
When: April 12th
Where: Downtown Tupelo
Springfest Egg Hunt
Are you an egg-hunting pro? Then you’ll love the Springfest Egg Hunt, a New Albany event where 60,000 eggs are dropped by helicopter on the New Albany football stadium. In addition to the egg hunt, attendees can also enjoy games, prizes, food trucks, and tons of family-friendly activities!
When: April 20th
Where: New Albany football stadium
Take a step into the past at Pioneer Day, an event hosted by the Tombigbee Pioneer Group filled with demonstrations, activities, and crafts that reflect life in Tupelo hundreds of years ago. From cornhusk dolls to mountain dulcimer demonstrations, the program has tons to do and is totally free.
When: April 27th, 10AM – 3PM
Where: Natchez Trace Parkway Visitor Center
Find Your Home in Northeast Mississippi
Food festivals, scenic hikes, holiday celebrations—the tight-knit communities around the Northeast Mississippi area always find ways to stay busy.