Exploring Events in July

Picturing Mississippi Exhibit
Through July 8
Mississippi Museum of Art
Jackson, TN
200 Years. 100 Artists. 1 Mississippi. For ticket information visit msmuseumart.org or call 601-960-1515.

Panola Playhouse Presents “Beauty and the Beast”
Through July 8
Panola Playhouse
Sardis, MS
Based on the smash hit 1991 Disney movie and dating back to a late 18th-century classic French fairy tale, Beauty and the Beast tells the story of Belle, a beautiful and intelligent young woman who feels out of place in her provincial French village. Directed by Wesley Williamson. For ticket information visit panolaplayhouse.com or call 662-487-3975.

Legends of Motown: Celebrating The Supremes
Through September 3
GRAMMY Museum Mississippi
Cleveland, MS
For more information visit grammymuseumms.org or call 662-441-0100.

Fireworks on the Farm
July 1
Cedar Hill Farms
Hernando, MS
Gates open at 5:30pm – Fireworks start at 9:00pm
Bring the family out to the farm for their annual fireworks! Let the kids play on the playground, pet the animals in the petting zoo, watch the chicken show, ride the train or take a hayride. Bring your lawn chairs; coolers and picnics welcome. No Pets! Live music under the Pavilion from 7:00pm-9:00pm by Michael New. Farm Activities open from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Admission: Included in parking donation: $20 per car, $40 per passenger van & $50 per bus (all proceeds to benefit the Palmer Home for Children) For more information, visit gocedarhillfarm.com or
call 662-429-2540.

City of Horn Lake July Fireworks
July 3
Latimer Lakes Park
Horn Lake, MS
4:00pm – 10:00pm
Don’t miss the City of Horn Lake GRAND Fireworks display, presented by Belhaven University. Bring your picnics and blankets for fun, entertainment and fireworks. Fireworks show will start at 9:15pm. Gates will open at 4:00pm.
Free parking and free admission. For more information,
call 662-342-3489 or visit hornlakeevents.com.

4th of July Street Dance
July 4
Tishomingo, MS
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the family friendly outdoor event. For more information, call 662-438-6302 or visit tishomingo.ms.
Hernando Independence Day Fireworks
July 4
Hernando Civic Center
Hernando, MS
6:00pm
Bring a blanket or lawn chair to the Hernando Civic Center (ball fields) and enjoy the City of Hernando 4th of July fireworks! Music and concessions begin at 6pm; fireworks will begin at dark. Music performed by Scary Lizard Ladies, Submerged, Alex Butler and Brand and the Bunch. For more information, call 662-429-2688 or visit hernandorec.com.

Olive Branch 19th Annual 4th of July Fireworks
July 4
Olive Branch City Park
Olive Branch, MS
Music at 7:00pm – Fireworks at 9:15pm
Bring your blankets and lawn chairs to Olive Branch City Park for this free event. Enjoy Kids Zone, great food vendors and more. World class fireworks begin around 9:15pm. Enjoy live musical entertainment by Fingertrick 7pm-9pm, followed by a HUGE fireworks display set to music. Arrive early!! Entrances will be blocked once the park is filled to capacity. For more information, call Olive Branch Parks and Recreation at 662-893-5219 or visit obms.us.

Southaven July 4th Celebration
July 4
BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Park
Southaven, MS
Gates open at 5:00pm – Fireworks 9:00pm
Free admission and picnics and coolers are welcome. Entertainment will begin at approximately 6:30 p.m. with the fireworks extravaganza beginning at approximately 9:00 p.m. For more information, call 662-280-2489 or
visit southaven.org.

All-American City Family Picnic in the Park
July 4
Ballpark
Tupelo, MS
4:00pm – 9:00pm
The biggest 4th of July celebration in north Mississippi is here in Tupelo. There is prime entertainment for all ages, a variety of food in the vendor food court area, and fun activities for the kids. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. There will also be a charge for children to use the inflatables. For more information visit tupelo.net or
call 662-841-6440.

Live Nation Presents Journey and Def Leppard
July 6
FedEx Forum
Memphis, TN
7:00pm
For tickets visit livenation.com or ticketmaster.com.

Bike Parade around the Square
July 7
Hernando Baptist Church
Hernando, MS
7:00pm-8:00pm
This is a Fun family event! Help your child decorate their non-motorized bike in patriotic colors! Line-up at 6:30pm at Hernando Baptist Church with parade beginning at 7:00pm. The parade will go around the square. The Optimist Club’s Bicycle Safety Village will be set up on Panola Street. For more information, call 662-280-8875.

31st Annual Slugburger Festival
July 12 – 14
Corinth, MS
The carnival will begin on Thursday evening and run through Saturday at midnight. Other events include Miss Slug Burger Pageant, a Corn Hole competition and Voice Idol competition. Entertainment Friday night will be Dr. Zarr’s Amazing Funk Monster. Saturday afternoon -Second Chance will take the stage at 4:00 and Saturday Night Lineup includes Skyelor Anderson, Adam Ham-brick and Trent Harmon. For more information, call 662-280-8875.

Kudzu Playhouse presents “The Hunchback of Notre Dame”
July 13 – July 22
Hernando Performing Arts Center
Hernando, MS
Audiences will be swept away by the magic of this truly unforgettable musical. Based on the Victor Hugo novel and songs from the Disney animated feature, “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” showcases the film’s Academy Award-nominated score, as well as new songs by Menken and Schwartz. For more information, call 888-429-7871 or
visit kudzuplayers.com.

Live at the Garden Featuring Boy George & Culture Club with the B-52’s
July 13
Botanic Garden
Memphis, TN
Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs and coolers for food and beverages to make their experience that much better. Gates open 5:30 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. For more information visit liveatthegarden.com or call 901-576-4107.

Turnrow Books Author event with Rick Outzen: City of Grudges
July 19
Turnrow Books
Greenwood, MS
5:30pm
Mississippi Delta native Rick Outzen returns to share this political thriller, woven with threads from his own experience as the publisher of an independent weekly newspaper. For more information visit turnrowbooks.com
or call 662-453-5995.

Down on Main
July 19
Downtown Tupelo, MS
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. For more information visit tupelomainstreet.com or call 662-841-6598.

Kenny Chesney Trip Around the Sun Tour
July 19
BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Park
Southaven, MS
7:30pm
With Old Dominion. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com or BankPlus Amphitheater Box Office.

Tedeschi Trucks Band Wheels of Soul 2018 Tour
July 25
BankPlus Amphitheater at Snowden Grove Park
Southaven, MS
7:30pm
This year, the Wheels of Soul tour will feature two highly acclaimed special guests Drive-By Truckers and opener The Marcus King Band. Purchase tickets at ticketmaster.com, LiveNation.com or BankPlus Amphitheater Box Office.

Live at the Garden Featuring Gladys Knight
July 28
Botanic Garden
Memphis, TN
Guests are encouraged to bring picnic blankets, lawn chairs and coolers for food and beverages to make their experience that much better. Gates open 5:30 pm, show starts at 7:30 pm. For more information visit liveatthegarden.com or call 901-576-4107.

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