BUD & BURGERS
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.
Wine Downtown is a progressive wine tasting throughout our participating downtown businesses, ending at Gumtree Museum for an after-party with delicious food and great live music. 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 in Fairpark during July, August and September. Down on Main is a great way for us to come together as a community while enjoying live music, good food and cold beverages.
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. You won't want to miss this!
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, and there can only be one winner! Ok maybe not... 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. Don't have a team? Throwing one together is easy - grab your friends, family, coworkers, anybody!
Attendees can come at both lunch and dinner - tickets are sold at the gate upon entrance. You get to eat a bowl of delcioius chili, then sample each team's recipe, all before casting your vote for People's Choice. As if that wasn't enough, there's beer and live music to make it the perfect Friday night!
More details about Chili Festival will be released closer to the event.
DOWNTOWN OPEN HOUSE
Spring Open House: Date for 2019 TBA
Fall Open House: TBA
There's no better way to welcome you into Downtown Tupelo than by opening our doors and inviting you in to shop with us during open house. Shop special sales, maybe grab a snack or two, and enter to win an amazing gift basket each participating store contributes to! Open house is just another way we say, "Welcome!"
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. This is a national movement, and on this day we encourage everyone to shop small! Shopping in Downtown Tupelo is the best way to give back to your community.
70th ANNUAL REED'S TUPELO CHRISTMAS PARADE
November 30, 2018
The Reed's Christmas Parade has long been a Tupelo favorite. Join us on Main Street this holiday season as we celebrate 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.