Elmwood Cemetery, 5:30- 7 p.m.
Embark on a public walking tour detailing the lives of those who contributed the notorious stories of Memphis history. Tickets $30. Call 901.774.3212 or visit elmwoodcemetery.org
Ida B. Wells-Barnett Museum, starts 11 a.m. Fri., 8 a.m. Sat. and 8:30 a.m. Sun.
Various locations in Holly Springs and Memphis
Enjoy a weekend of worship, music, poetry and more in Holly Springs with the descendants of the famed civil and women’s rights pioneer. Tickets $20-150. Call 662.252.3232 or visit visithollysprings.com.
Oxford Blues Fest
Walton-Young Historic House, 6-10 p.m. Thurs., 5-10 p.m. Fri., 1-10 p.m. Sat.
This two-day festival in Oxford showcases a variety of blues music and musicians. Tickets $10-80. Call 662.915.7073 or visit museum.olemiss.edu.
Tower Courtyard at Overton Square, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Shop the works of Modern Handmade, a collective of local independent designers, artists and makers, at the summer-themed market in Memphis. Visit overtonsquare.com.
Various locations at the University of Mississippi, starts 10 a.m. Sun., 8 a.m. Mon.-Weds., 9 a.m. Thurs.
Faulkner scholars and enthusiasts from around the world gather in Oxford to celebrate and explore themes in the writings of William Faulkner. Tickets $150-300. Call 662.915.7283 or visit olemiss.edu.
Natchez Food and Wine Festival
Natchez Convention Center, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 6:30-9:30 p.m. Fri
Bowie’s Tavern, 9:30 p.m. Fri.
Rolling River Bistro, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., Sat.
The Castle Restaurant and Pub, 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m., Sat.
Bowie’s Tavern, 4-7 p.m. Sat.
Carriage House Restaurant, 7 p.m. Sat.
The Briars Bed and Breakfast, 7 p.m. Sat
Dunleith Historic Inn, 7 p.m. Sat.
Monmouth Historic Inn, 7 p.m. Sat.
The Castle Restaurant and Pub, 8 p.m. Sat.
Stanton Hall at The Carriage House, 11 a.m., 12:30 p.m. Sun.
Indulge in the finest of food, wine and entertainment during this unforgettable three-day event in Natchez. Tickets $15-175. Call 601.442.4895 or visit natchezfoodandwinefest.com.
4th OF JULY EVENTS
The Lyric, 7-10 p.m.
Dance the night away to music by the Bouffants and watch Mr. and Mrs. America get crowned at the annual bash in Oxford. Tickets $25. Call 662.801.7978 or visit visitoxfordms.com.
LOU 4th of July
Downtown Oxford and University of Mississippi, 7:30 a.m.
Run in the Stars & Stripes on the Square 5K Classic, line up for the children’s parade, and enjoy family-friendly activities and fireworks in the Grove in Oxford. Call 662.234.4651 or visit visitoxfordms.com.
July 4th Fireworks Spectacular
Latimer Lakes Park, 6-10 p.m.
Free. Call 662.342.3489 or visit hornlakeparks.com.
Southaven July 4th Celebration
Snowden Grove, 7 p.m.
Free; Call 662.280.2489.
15th Annual 4th of July Celebrate Your Independence Fireworks & Festival
Olive Branch City Park, 6 p.m.
Free. Call 662.892.9200 or visit obms.us.
4th of July on the Island
Mud Island, 5 p.m.
Free; Call 901.576.7241 or visit mudisland.com.
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JULY 2014 EVENTS