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Downtown Tupelo wants to know how you choose to have fun! Learn a few new things at one of our museums; cool off in the splash pad at Fairpark; experience immersive music and art festivals; jam out to live music in Fairpark; relax at a weekly yoga class. Downtown is the best place to play, and it's suitable for all ages! 


ART

THE CARON GALLERY

The Caron Gallery is a thriving gallery that represents approximately 50 artists with a wide range of mediums, from various cities, towns and communities in Mississippi.  The gallery stays busy installing art in clients' homes; presenting exhibitions; holding art workshops for novices as well as established artists; and participating in special events in Downtown Tupelo.  The gallery added custom framing services in 2012, offering moulding from Larson Juhl, Roma and Michealangelo, to name a few, and it is growing daily to meet the community’s needs. 

THE DANCE STUDIO

The Dance Studio is Tupelo's premier dancing studio. Our instructors are experienced dancers with years of training in both dancing and teaching. Whether you want to prepare for a wedding, improve your social dancing, become a competitive dancer, or meet people with common interests, The Dance Studio offers something just right for you. 

Gumtree Museum of Art

The Gumtree Museum of Art exists to support Tupelo’s community of artists while fostering a high standard of excellence in visual arts.

The museum features exhibits, workshops, lectures and special events year-round, including the annual Gumtree Arts Festival, which features more than 100 artists, songwriters and visual performers. Gumtree Museum of Art also serves as an invaluable resource for young artists by featuring exhibits of art from local high schools three times each year. The museum is a non-profit organization, therefore the exhibits are always free and open to the public.

Tupelo Community Theatre at the Lyric on Broadway

Tupelo Community Theatre at the Lyric on Broadway was born from the dreams of sixteen visionary citizens who met in the Spring of 1969 to form an organization to develop, promote, teach and stimulate interest in the dramatic arts. In 1984, TCT purchased the Lyric Theatre. Beginning with its first full season in the Lyric, TCT’s regular season expanded to four productions, including a full-scale musical presented each year during Gumtree week.

 

2017-2018 Season

The Robber Bridegroom • August 24-26, 2017

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever • December 7-9. 2017

Last Train to Nibroc • January 25-27, 2018

Blithe Spirit • March 8-10, 2018

Hello Dolly! • April 26-28, 2018

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Farmhouse Paint Workshops

Farmhouse loves projects and decoriative paint. Stop by and let their expert staff show you how easy it is to use Annie Sloan Chalk Paint®, Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, and Artisan Enhancements. Click over to Paint Workshops to see our most up-to-date class schedule. Yes, we offer private classes - great for a birthday, graduation or girl's night out! 

 

For a schedule of workshops or to schedule private classes, visit Farmhouse's website or call (662) 269-2934.

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Tupelo Bloggers

Tupelo Bloggers, LLC is a network of bloggers, writers and creatives who are excited about community enhancement and growth.  Their mission is to write about what matters and inspires to people who live here.  Head over to their website to find information about fun local events, travel ideas, recipes and more (www.tupelobloggersblog.wordpress.com). And follow them on Instagram at @tupelobloggers for fun daily photos of Tupelo happenings!

Tupelo Automobile Museum

Tupelo Automobile Museum is the largest private automobile collection east of the Mississippi River. It features 120,000 square feet of automobile displays and open viewing restoration bays. Over 100 antique, classic and collectible automobiles, chronologically displayed, illustrate the progress of over 100 years of automobile design and engineering. Your self-guided tour begins with an 1886 Benz, representing the birth of the automobile, and culminates with a never-driven 1994 Dodge Viper. The collection, valued at over $6 million, includes a rare Tucker, a Lincoln previously owned by Elvis Presley, various other movie and celebrity vehicles, Hispano Suizas, a Duesenberg, and many more rare brands and American favorites. Automobiles currently under restoration will be added to the display area as they are completed.

MS Hills Heritage Exhibit Center

Mississippi Hills National Heritage Area (MHNHA) was designated by Congress and the President in April of 2009. Bounded approximately by Interstate 55 to the west and Highway 14 to the south, MHNHA covers 19 full counties and portions of 11 others in the northeastern part of the Magnolia state. MHNHA represents a distinctive cultural landscape shaped largely by the dynamic intersection of Appalachian and Delta cultures, an intersection which produced a powerful concentration of nationally-significant cultural icons. Lasting contributions to our country’s musical and literary legacies were forged by Hills natives Elvis Presley, William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, Howlin’ Wolf, Jerry Lee Lewis, John Grisham and Tammy Wynette.

KID-FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES

FAIRPARK SPLASH PAD & PLAYGROUND

Fairpark hosts a variety of events year-round, but when it comes to day-to-day activities, the splash pad is a great attracting feature for children of all ages. Aside from the splash pad, the park also features a playground and plenty of picnic room.

LEE COUNTY LIBRARY

219 North Madison Street                     Hours:

Tupelo, MS 38804                                  Monday - Thursday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM

(662) 841-9027                                        Friday - Saturday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

HEALTHY ACTIVITIES

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BIKING THE BIRTHPLACE TRAIL

"Elvis Presley Birthplace Trail, a multimillion-dollar pedestrian and bike-friendly route that connects downtown to the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in East Tupelo. It will also link additional sites such as the Music Bend Trail, which follows Mud Creek—home of Elvis’s favorite swimming hole—and the fairground where the singer played a triumphant homecoming show in 1956."

 

Excerpt taken from Garden & Gun, 2016. Check out the article by clicking here. 

VOW

"It's a commitment to yourself for yourself. To feel better in your skin. You don't have to be a dancer. You just have to be a little adventurous. Step out of your comfort zone. The classes change so that your body doesn't get stuck in a routine. So you look forward to trying new things. So you push yourself. No rhythm? No problem. That's the instructors job. To keep you going, to make you feel coordinated. To make you stronger. One phrase at a time." 

 

For their class schedule and rates, click here!

SHANTI YOGA

"From sweaty, heart rate-increasing fast-flow yoga (Power Vinyasa) to easy, gently flowing yoga (Sukha Flow), our talented teachers offer a range of wonderful yoga experiences. Private classes and private yoga therapy are also available."

 

For their class schedule and rates, click here

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Haven Studio

"Welcome to Haven Studio, the newest, Pilates, Yoga and Barre studio in Tupelo, Mississippi. We’re SO glad you are here — there are many exciting things happening at Haven, and we can’t wait to welcome you as you begin or continue your journey of healthy living!"

 

For their class schedule and rates, contact them here!

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5K & 10K RACES

Get your run on in Downtown Tupelo!

Upcoming Races:

September 3rd - Tupelo Marathon and 13.1 miler

September 30th - Blessed are the Peacemakers 5K 2017

October 28th - Hope Continues 5K

To sign up, please visit racesonline.com.

FARMERS' DEPOT

From May to October, the Farmers' Depot is bustling with customers hungry for that local taste. The market offers a wide variety of locally grown, in-season vegetables, fruit and even honey. You may be lucky enough to also find some baked goods, or grab a Popsy.

Market hours for 2017 (May 13 - October 28th)

Every Tuesday 3PM-6PM

Every Thursday 6AM-Noon

Every Saturday 6AM-Noon

NIGHTLIFE

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CRAVE

Crave began as a late-night dessert café in the heart of downtown Tupelo. Situated across from the prettiest view in downtown, Crave has become a cult classic for people of any age. It's perfect for date nights, family time or just building relationships with close friends. From their special Shakerag drink to the ever-famous SKILLET COOKIE, Crave does not disappoint.

THE STABLES

Tucked away in an alleyway off of Spring Street lives The Stables. The Stables, a former livery stable, has turned into a locally famous, long-living watering hole. With delicious lunch and dinner specials and an active nightlife, it is hard to talk about playing downtown without mention of The Stables. 

THE THIRSTY DEVIL

Your downtown haven for nightly live music, mean drinks and delicious eats. The Thirsty Devil is the newest addition to downtown, and they hit the ground running. Hang with them on Two-Wheel Tuesdays and choose from the largest whiskey selection in downtown. The Thirsty Devil is a recent winner of Mississippi Main Street's award for Outstanding New Business in the Economic Development division.

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SPRING STREET CIGARS

Spring Street Cigars is Tupelo's only Premium Cigar shop, located downtown across from the old court house. Stop in and pick up all your favorite cigars and accessories. Spring Street Cigars has weekly events and specials, offers over 50 craft beers, and occupies a spacious 4,000 square feet, allowing plenty of room to lounge inside or on the outdoor balcony. 

PARK HEIGHTS ROOFTOP BAR

Enjoy dinner and drinks with your friends on the rooftop at Park Heights. Overlooking Fairpark, along with a wonderful view of Downtown Tupelo, Park Heights recently received the Award of Excellence for Best Creative Attraction Destination.

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KERMIT'S OUTLAW KITCHEN & POPSY INFUSIONS

Have you heard? KOK's mixologist, Megan, & PoPsy Popsicle's Chance have teamed up to bring you delicious cocktails based around different delicious PoPsys! KOK is offering the artsy infusions all summer long. Don't miss out!