BUD & BURGERS
Date for 2019 TBA
Do you have the best burger in town? We'll be the judge of that. Join us in Downtown Tupelo for live music, lots of fun and the best burger-cooking competition around! Several categories are awarded, including professional/restaurant, Best in Show (based on theme) and People's Choice.
Date for 2019 TBA
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 9th, 2019
Tupelo Elvis Festival is a celebration designed to honor Tupelo’s native son, Elvis Presley, and the impact of his music. The festival music includes concerts by locally and regionally known artists in Fairpark, a Sunday Gospel Concert, and an Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest. In addition to all of the great music, the festival features a number of local food vendors, a pet parade, a 5K run, a pageant and much more!
DOWN ON MAIN
July 19, August 16, September 22
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 live music, from country to blues to rock.
Down on Main Line Up:
JULY 19 // Eric Deaton Trio & Kudzu Kings
AUGUST 16 // The Sunday Red, Two Drink Minimum & Cowboy Mouth
SEPTEMBER 22 // Crossroad Band, Oxford All-Stars Band, Baggage Up Band, Sam Mosley, Jamie Baker & the VIPs and TK Soul
Join us on September 22 for a special Down On Main event. For the first time, Down on Main is partnering with the Communities Forward Festival to bring you an event unlike any other!
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 opportunity 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 your 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: Date for 2019 TBA
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.