Mississippi Hotel Reservations
Visiting Northern Mississippi
The spring and summer months are premier times to visit northern Mississippi. Cities like Ripley, and Columbus are sterling examples of charming cities, built around southern hospitality. Tupelo is famous for being the birthplace of Elvis Presley, and is rich in history – visit the Brices Cross Roads National Battlefield Site, an American Civil War landmark. Columbus is great for scenery and racing fans – explore some of the many Mississippi race tracks – May 5 is the beginning of the Columbus Speedway Weekly Racing Series. There’s much to see and do in northern Mississippi – explore as much as you can.
Horn Lake is a pleasant and charming city in northern Mississippi. Set west of Olive Branch, and nearly at the Tennessee border, Horn Lake is home to Boosters Club Park. Enjoy the fine spring and summer weather in Horn Lake with a visit to Horn Lake Community Park – plan for a picnic and let the kids enjoy the playground area.
Olive Branch is a sizeable city in northern Mississippi, set just a half hour east of Horn Lake. Easily accessed from I-22, Olive Branch is home to the Olive Branch Country Club, and Maywood Lake. Guests of the Best Western hotel in Olive Branch are in for spring and summertime excitement. Golfers are in prime location for excellent spring and summertime golf – head to the Cherokee Valley Golf Club, or experience Wedgewood Golf Course. Enjoy springtime fishing along Coldwater River, which runs through the heart of Olive Branch. On May 12, keep an eye open for the Mayfest Arts & Crafts Festival in Old Towne Olive Branch.
Southeast of Olive Branch is Tupelo, home of the Tupelo National Battlefield. A fine city, Tupelo is easily accessed by I-22, and is a wonderful spring and summer travel destination. Open to the public through March 30, plan for an afternoon at the Kate Freeman Clark Exhibition – set at the GumTree Museum of Art. On March 3, enjoy some live music at the Blue Canoe, where the Jerekus Singleton Band will be performing.
Experience a classically Mississippian event at the Tupelo Flea Mark & Crafts, Gun & Knife show, set for March 9-11 at the Tupelo Furniture Market Building.
Set near the Alabama border, Columbus is an exciting city where racing fans will have a blast. Guests staying at the Best Western hotel in Columbus make plans to visit the Magnolia Motor Speedway, host to the May 27 Coca Cola Governors Cup Southern All Stars race. While in Columbus, be sure to tour the Tennessee Williams Home.
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Northern Mississippi Events
Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey: Super Circus Heroes
All the high-flying, death-defying stunts and unbelievable animal performances of "the Greatest Show on Earth" come to the Landers Center (formerly DeSoto Civic Center) in Southaven. The fun starts at 7 p.m.
2014 Mississippi State University Football
Cheer on the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Davis Wade Stadium in Starkville for home games against SEC competition. Kickoff times vary.
2014 Christmas Parade to Welcome Santa
Welcome the one and only Santa Claus to the Mall at Barnes Crossing in Tupelo. Fun for all ages, the parade begins at 6 p.m.
2014 Downtown Tupelo Open House
Cross some items off of your shopping list or make some unique purchases for yourself when downtown Tupleo's shops and boutiques open their doors for the annual Downtown Holiday Open House – featuring holiday specials and plenty of charming gifts. The specials begin at 5 p.m.
2014 Holiday Farmer's Market
Peruse a variety of home-grown, local food items with a holiday twists in Columbus. Market hours are TBA.
2014 New Albany Christmas Parade & Enchanted Forest
Visit downtown New Albany for a fun-filled day of floats, marching bands, classic cars, and the opening of the "enchanted forest" – when a park-full of trees are lit-up. The start time varies.
66th Annual Reed's Tupelo Christmas Parade
Visit Downtown Tupelo on Main Street and experience this one-of-a-kind parade, featuring a wealth of holiday floats and performances. The parade begins at 6:30 p.m.
Disney Junior Live! Disney Junior brings their Pirate and Princess Adventure to the Landers Center in Southaven for a 3 p.m. show.