Exploring Events in October

Holiday Open Houses:
November 3
Downtown Columbus, MS
November 9 – 11
Greenwood, MS
November 11
Senatobia, MS
Marion, AR
November 12
Hernando, MS
New Albany, MS
November 19
Batesville, MS
Tupelo, MS
Pontotoc, MS
November 24
Oxford, MS
November 25
Old Towne Olive Branch, MS
November 26
Vicksburg, MS

Christmas Parades:
November 27
New Albany, MS
Belmont, MS

November 2
BancorpSouth Arena
Tupelo, MS
For ticket information visit bcsarena.com, ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster at 1-800-745-3000.

The Beach Boys
November 2
Orpheum Theatre
Memphis, TN
For more information call 901-525-3000 or visit

100th Anniversary Gala
November 2
Leflore County Civic Center
Greenwood, MS
This is a red carpet event that will celebrate the Chamber’s 100 years of Service to Greenwood and Leflore County. Cocktail attire is required. For more information call the Chamber at
662-453-4152 or visit greenwoodmschamber.com..

An Evening with Peter Frampton benefiting GRAMMY Museum® Mississippi
November 3
Grammy Museum Mississippi
Cleveland, MS
For more information visit grammymuseumms.org or call 662-441-0100.

Bash at the Botanic
November 3
Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis, TN
7:00pm – 10:30pm
$75 ticket includes music, dancing, and delectables. Cash bar and silent auction. For more information call 901-272-3434 or visit creativeagingmidsouth.org/bash-at-the-botanic.

Blues & Brews
November 4
Gabbert Park
Senatobia, MS
Join us in honoring Sid Hemphill as we dedicate his Blue’s Trail Marker. For more information call 662-562-8715.
Kidzu Playhouse Production: School of Rock The Musical Youth Production
November 4 – 12
Hernando Performing Arts Center
Hernando, MS
“School Of Rock“ is a brand new musical based on the famous Paramount film written by Mike White, which starred Jack Black.
For more information call 888-429-7871 or visit kudzuplayers.com.

Horn Lake’s 5th Veteran’s Day Salute
November 5
Landers Center
Southaven, MS
The City of Horn Lake invites veterans and current military personnel to the free Veteran’s Day breakfast. The program salutes all men and women of the US armed services. To RSVP or for more information, contact A.J. Linville at alinville@hornlake.org or call 662-342-3482.

Author event with Karen L. Cox – “Goat Castle: A true Story of Murder, Race and the Gothic South”
November 5
Turnrow Books
Greenwood, MS
Strange, fascinating, and sobering, GOAT CASTLE tells the story of a local feud, killing, investigation, and trial, showing how a true crime tale of fallen Southern grandeur and murder obscured an all too familiar story of racial injustice. For more information call 662-453-5995 or
visit turnrowbooks.com.

Walk for Wishes
November 9
Snowden Grove
Southaven, MS
5:00pm – 8:00pm
Make-A-Wish Mid-South invites North Mississippi and the Mid-South to participate in the first-ever Walk For Wishes Mid-South, a community-wide celebration of the organization’s mission and local wish granting efforts. For more information call 901-680-9474 or visit walkforwishesmidsouth.org.

Angels on the Bluff Cemetery Tour
November 9 – 11
Natchez, MS
Tour this beautiful, historic site, stopping at graves to hear stories and musical tributes to the lives and deaths of some of Natchez oldest “residents.” For more information call 800-647-6724 or visit

2nd Annual Shop for the Shelter
November 11
Gale Center
Hernando, MS
9:00am – 3:00pm
Come do some shopping and support the shelter animals. Various arts and crafts vendors will be set up. There will also be a silent auction. For more information call 901-351-2615 or email info@vohas.org.

DeSoto Arts Council Red Door Market
November 12
1 Memphis Street and Arts Council
Hernando, MS
11:00am – 5:00pm
Featuring artisanal products sold by the artists. All offerings are handmade and carefully selected for inclusion in this market. Vendors will be at 1 Memphis Street and DeSoto Arts Council at 2465 Highway 51. For additional information visit desotoarts.com or call 662-404-3361.

50 Nights of Lights
November 12 – December 31
Downtown Cleveland, MS
4:00pm – 11:30pm
Drive or walk through the beautiful holiday lights and themes by blocks in downtown Cleveland. This new annual colorful event will be the perfect addition to your holiday shopping or light viewing trip! Kick off Friday, November 11 at the Lighting of the Christmas Tree, 6:00pm – 7:00pm. For more information call 662-843-2712 or visit www.visitclevelandms.com.

Garlands & Gifts Marketplace
November 16 – 18
The Event Center
Grenada, MS
Garlands & Gifts is a Holiday Marketplace where local and surrounding businesses have come together to support small businesses for the holidays. For more information email shopgrenadaretail@gmail.com.

Willie Nelson
November 17
Horseshoe Casino
Tunica Resorts, MS
For tickets visit ticketmaster.com or call Ticketmaster
at 1-800-745-3000.

Panola Playhouse Presents “Elf Jr. The Musical”
November 24 – December 3
Panola Playhouse
Sardis, MS
Directed by Lauren Suddoth. For more information visit
panolaplayhouse.com or call 662-487-3975.

Turkey Day Trot on the Trails
November 25
Tishomingo State Park
Tishomingo, MS
7:00am – 5:00pm
For more information call 901-438-6914 or email info@tishomingo.org.

Small Business Saturday
November 25
National Event
Small Business Saturday is the day to celebrate the Shop Small movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. For more information visit facebook.com/SmallBusinessSaturday/

Methodist Healthcare Foundation presents Actress Octavia Spencer
November 28
Peabody Hotel
Memphis, TN
11:30am – 1:30pm
Proceeds benefit West Cancer Center in Memphis, TN. Academy award-winning actress, Octavia Spencer, will speak about her life and career. For more information call 901-516-0500 or visit

Marion’s Christmas on the Square
November 30
Courthouse Square
Marion, AR
6:00pm – 8:00pm
Come enjoy, craft and food vendors, the lighting of the town Christmas tree and seasonal music. For more information call 870-739-6041 or visit marionchamber.org.

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