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5 Ideas for Getting Out and About in Tupelo this Spring


Springtime is finally upon us, and there’s a lot to get you out of the house after this past winter! Whether you’d prefer to get out and do some shopping or want to explore your outdoorsy side, here are five ways to get you out and about in Tupelo this spring!

1. Spring Open House, Downtown Tupelo, April 2nd

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For some, spring is the time of year to jump into an “out with the old, in with the new” mindset. Whether you’re looking for new clothes or hoping to redecorate a little bit, Spring Open House is the perfect time to walk around downtown Tupelo as businesses offer special deals on new items for the season. Participating businesses this year include About the South, Bailey Diane, Blairhaus, The Caron Gallery, Farmhouse, MLM, The Main Attraction, Reed’s, Swirlz, and Willow Bride!

2. Play some disc golf! Anywhere, anytime!

Tupelo has over 10 wonderful disc golf courses in the area and springtime is the perfect time to pick up the game. A relative of golf but with modified frisbees, disc golf is a fun and easily accessible way to get outside and be active. If you’re looking to access your competitive side, the Tupelo Disc Golf Association hosts weekly mini-tournaments held at courses around town. Be prepared to take out a small loan to play, though, as tournament entry fees cost a whole $3. The first mini-tournament is April 2nd at Trace State Park, the next is April 6th at Ballard Park!

3. Enjoy a burger, or seven, at the annual Bud & Burgers competition, Broadway Street, April 7th

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The Bud & Burgers competition features multiple teams battling it out in downtown Tupelo for the coveted best burger in town award. Expect to find experienced chefs battling it out next to average Joe’s all in pursuit of being crowned the king of beef. Visitors can enjoy burgers, beverages, and live music throughout the day as they vote on their favorites!

4. The Color Vibe 5K Run, Downtown Tupelo, April 22nd

The Color Vibe 5K run is equal parts fun run, dance party, and all around amazing mess of color. It’s truly an experience to behold, and you can be a part of that experience on April 22nd!

5. Explore the Natchez Trace! The Natchez Trace Parkway, anytime!

The Natchez Trace is the perfect place to get out and explore all of the beautiful natural surroundings that Tupelo has to offer. Take a drive through history on the scenic route, stop at the Natchez Trace Visitors Center located in Tupelo at milepost 266, explore all of the trails along the Trace, or brush up on your history by stopping at all of the historic sites along the way. It’s up to you!