BUD & BURGERS
Date of Bud & Burgers 2018 To Be Announced.
In April of every year, Mitchell Distributing and Downtown Tupelo bring you Bud & Burgers.
Each year, teams register to compete for the Best Burger and we have a team of secret judges that will rank the burgers based on appearance, creativity and taste.
The awards are:
Professional/Restaurant - Traveling Trophy for best burger
Backyard - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places
Best In Show (theme decorations)
For people wanting to attend, the admission fee at the gate will get you in the event and then you'll be able to sample burgers from the participating teams, plus vote on your favorite for the People's Choice award!
Live music, delicious burgers and a great night with friends!
date for Wine Downtown 2018 is To Be Announced.
Wine Downtown is a progressive wine tasting at our participating businesses downtown.
Participating Businesses for 2017 included: Blairhaus, Crave, Farmhouse, About The South, MLM, The Caron Gallery, Bailey Diane, Spring Street Cigars, Main Attraction and Willow Bride.
For questions regarding details of this event, call the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association at 662-841-6598.
TUPELO ELVIS FESTIVAL
Wednesday, June 6th - Sunday, 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. The 20th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival will be June 6-10, 2018. 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 near and far 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, movie poster exhibit, living history on Main Street, and much more!
DOWN ON MAIN
The second Thursday of July, August, September.
2017 Line Up
July 13 – Heath Green & The Makeshifters / Papa Mali
August 10 – Kingfish / Mr. Sipp
September 14 – Jeff Crosby & The Refugees / George McConnell
The main goal of the music series is to bring high quality music to people from all walks of life to enjoy. We make concerted efforts to provide a diverse array of music from all genres with a focus on roots-based sounds. Additionally, we provide a venue for local artists to display and sell their work.
Friday, October 13, 2017
The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) will host the 18th annual Chili Fest in downtown Tupelo. The one-day festival will be held on South Broadway Street between Main and Troy and will consist of lunch, music and a chili cook-off.
Teams of four members compete against other teams in a number of prize categories including chili recipe, presentation, team spirit, costumes, most creative tent and most original theme.
Teams can consist of friends, co-workers, relatives, civic organizations or anyone who has a great chili recipe. Team deadline is September 29th, 2017.
SHOP SMALL SATURDAY
SATURDAY, November 25th, 10am-6pm
#SmallBizSat is Nov. 25th in Downtown Tupelo! Let's #ShopSmall and share the #locallove.
Before you get started, stop by our welcome station on the corner of Main St. & Spring St. to pick up your #ShopSmall bags and passport!
There's no place like local for the holidays!
December 22nd & 23rd, 5-7pm
Join us Downtown for Santa's Last Stroll! An extended shopping experience to help you check off your Christmas list. We will be open for two extended hours on Friday and Saturday before Christmas. Participating businesses will have deals and activities in the store.
Santa Claus may even take a break from packing his sleigh to visit us.
**Downtown will not be open on Christmas Eve this year because it is a Sunday and we will be celebrating the holidays with loved ones. Please see us during these extended hours.**
TUPELO ALE TRAIL
thursday, September 28, 2017
ale trail is 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!
HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19TH, 12PM-4PM
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!
Spring Open House 2018 - TBA
69th ANNUAL REED'S TUPELO CHRISTMAS PARADE
Friday, December 1st, 7pm
The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) is pleased to announce the 69th annual Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade "A Community Christmas". The Grand Marshall and leader of the parade will be Tupelo Athletic League.
This parade will be held Friday, December 1st, at 7 pm, in Downtown Tupelo.
Groups can register by downloading the application below, or picking up an application at the DTMSA office, located at 108 S. Broadway Street in Downtown Tupelo.
Reed’s is the title sponsor of the annual parade. They are a 112-year-old department store in downtown Tupelo and are a long-time supporter of the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.
For more information, please contact the DTMSA office at (662) 841-6598.