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The Swan Song of Summer: August Events in Northeast Mississippi

This is it: the last full month of summer. While it might be bittersweet to know that summer days are ticking away, there are still plenty of community events to look forward to!

From art festivals to live music to theatre productions, here’s a quick rundown of all the happenings you won’t want to miss this month around Northeastern Mississippi.

Yocona International Folk Festival

A man playing a banjo.

When: August 7th – 11th

Where: Oxford, MS

What: A celebration of cultures and diversity in Mississippi, the Yocona International Folk Festival brings artwork, live music, dance performances, food, storytelling, and more. Come out and learn a little more about our unique Mississippi community!

Down on Main

When: August 15th, 6pm – 10pm

Where: Fairpark, Tupelo

What: The second in the series of free concerts, the August edition of Down on Main brings some southern rock sounds from Winston Ramble and Young Valley. With the House of Bounce, local food trucks, and live music, it’s the perfect community celebration for all ages!

Music & Movies in the Park

A man playing guitar outside.

When: August 16th, 7pm – 9pm

Where: Avent Park, Oxford

What: Music & Movies in the Park has been going on since June and has been a pretty popular event around the community. This month, be sure to check out the showing of Monsters University, and keep an eye out for the announcement of the musical guest!

Rebel/Bulldog Cook-Off

When: August 17th, 11am – 6pm

Where: Pontotoc Court Square

What: Come on out for good food and friendly rivalry at the 8th annual Rebel/Bulldog Cook-Off! You can expect mouthwatering ribs, chicken, veggies, desserts, and more, as well as shopping and dining just off Downtown Pontotoc.

Mamma Mia!

A theatre.

When: August 22nd – 24th

Where: Tupelo Community Theatre

What: If you’re a fan of music and theatre, the Tupelo Community Theatre’s production of Mamma Mia! is a can’t-miss. The Tony award-nominated musical only runs for a few days, and tickets go on sale August 5th.

MiSSiHiPPi Music and Arts Festival

When: August 24th, 12pm – 1:30am

Where: Foxfire Ranch, Waterford, MS

What: Live music from local musicians, beautiful artwork, and delicious food—the MiSSiHiPPi Festival is all about celebrating local artists and encouraging creativity in the community. Plus, all fund go towards music education in Mississippi public schools!

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