BUD & BURGERS
April 6, 2018, 6-9 PM
**REGISTRATION NOW OPEN** Click here to see guidelines and register. Do you have the best burger around? We'll be the judge of that in this cookoff! Several categories are awarded, including professional/restaurant, Best in Show (based on theme) and People's Choice. If you wish to attend, admission is charged upon entry. You'll have the chance to sample each burger and cast your vote for People's Choice! And there's live music!
April 20, 2018
Wine Downtown is a progressive wine tasting throughout our participating businesses downtown. What better way to spend a Friday night than with a little shopping and "a little" wine?
TUPELO ELVIS FESTIVAL
June 6th - June 10th, 2018
Tupelo Elvis Festival is a celebration designed to honor Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s native son, and the impact that his music has on the world. This year we will celebrate the 20th anniversary of Elvis Festival! Each year's festival features regional, national and local artists, along with a Sunday Gospel Concert and a Tribute Artist Contest that serves as a preliminary round of the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. Fans come from around the world to see who will be chosen to represent Tupelo in Memphis during August. In addition to all of the great music, the festival features a number of local food vendors, a pet parade, 5K run and much more!
DOWN ON MAIN
Dates to be announced
Down on Main is a free summer concert series that occurs once a month during July, August and September. Down on Main is a great way for us to come together as a community while enjoying a variety of music, from country to blues to rock.
TUPELO ALE TRAIL
September 28, 2018
Ale Trail is a progressive craft beer tasting with stops in our shops throughout Downtown Tupelo. Start your night by picking up your tickets at FNB Bank, then shop around with our participating merchants. End your night at the Farmers' Depot with an after party!
October 12, 2018
Everyone's favorite chili cook-off is back! Teams compete against each other in a number of prize categories, including best recipe, team spirit, best costumes, most creative tent and most original theme. A team can be your family, your friends, your coworkers, anybody! Get creative!
Attendees have the opporutunity to come at both lunch and dinner. Tickets will be sold at the gate upon entrance. You'll get to eat a bowl of delcioius chili and sample each team's chili, all before casting gyour vote for People's Choice. As if that wasn't all enough, there's beer and live music to make it the perfect Friday night!
DOWNTOWN OPEN HOUSE
Spring Open House: March 23, 2018
Fall Open House: TBA
In both Spring and Fall, Downtown Tupelo opens its doors to show you what we have for all your gift, wardrobe and home decor needs, plus more! Come shop with us!
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY
November 24, 2018
Each year, the Saturday after Thanksgiving (and the day after Black Friday), local businesses like to celebrate Shop Small Saturday, which is a national movement. On this day we encourage everyone to shop small. Shopping locally is a great way to support your community!
70th ANNUAL REED'S TUPELO CHRISTMAS PARADE
November 30, 2018
The Reed's Christmas Parade has long been a Tupelo favorite. We look forward to celebrating a successful 70 years!
Reed's, a 113-year-old department store located in the heart of downtown, is the title sponsor of the parade and a long-time supporter of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.