Spring in Tupelo, Mississippi

Spring in Tupelo, Mississippi

You don’t need a big budget to have a big time in Tupelo, Mississippi. With spring festivals and special events that celebrate Tupelo’s rich history and unique culture, an explosive culinary scene, three distinct shopping districts, and matchless attractions, Tupelo makes for the perfect weekend getaway that won’t break the bank.

Tupelo’s own North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra ushers in festival season with an awe-inspiring performance February 24. The symphony schedule includes performances March 23 and April 27, with talented local musicians and special guest artists. The World of Customs Auto Show roars into Tupelo February 23-25. Celebrating its seventh year, the annual event is the largest indoor auto show in Mississippi and is held at the Tupelo Furniture Market. Tupelo Con is held March 16-17 and includes cosplay, special guests, and all the multi-genre fandom fun. The Tupelo Blue Suede Cruise welcomes 1,000 classic and antique cars May 3-5, along with live music and food at the Cadence Bank Arena. Tupelo’s festival season culminates with the Tupelo Elvis Festival, the city’s ultimate celebration of its favorite native son, June 5-9 in Downtown Tupelo. To learn more about all of Tupelo’s festivals and special events, visit tupelo.net/events/tupelofestivals/.

With over 200 restaurants, Tupelo’s culinary scene is sure to satisfy. Start the day off with a smoothie bowl or loaded toast at PoPsy. Try a traditional southern meat and three lunch plate at Romie’s Grocery. Enjoy authentic Thai cuisine at Sao Thai. Grab one of the city’s best burgers in a former livery stable at The Stables Downtown Grill. Eat like the king at Johnnie’s Drive-In, Tupelo’s oldest restaurant, where you can sit in the Elvis booth. With so many delectable options, visit tupelo.net/food-drink/ and let your mouth water.

Tupelo’s attractions are second to none. Visit the Elvis Presley Birthplace & Museum or delve deeper into Elvis’ childhood by exploring the All Shook Up: Elvis Tupelo Experience trail. Simply download a pass at tupelo.net/things-to-do/elvis/ and start your journey through rock ‘n’ roll history. Check in at each of the locations to earn your free #MyTupelo pennant, redeemable at the Tupelo Visitors Center.

Tupelo has over 2,200 hotel rooms promising a great night’s sleep. Check out two of the city’s newest properties near the Barnes Crossing District. Home2 Suites and Tru by Hilton both offer easy access to unique attractions, great shopping, and delicious restaurants. Hotel Tupelo, a boutique hotel, is located in the heart of Downtown Tupelo’s Fairpark District. It has 79 rooms, two suites, and an array of local touches that truly make it a unique lodging experience. Jobos is the on-site restaurant and bar, offering breakfast and dinner throughout the week and an exceptional brunch on the weekends. With a surf and turf menu and extensive craft cocktail menu, it is a favorite watering hole of locals and visitors alike. Visit tupelo.net/stay/ to explore all of Tupelo’s accommodations.

Tupelo offers a great bang for your buck, with affordable experiences that create priceless memories. Visit tupelo.net to create your custom itinerary or utilize one of the many preset itineraries available on the site. With so many incredible things to experience, imagine what you can do here!