Holiday Fun in Tupelo, Mississippi

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Holiday Fun in Tupelo, Mississippi

One of the wonders of the Natchez Trace that make it so special are the featured communities along the parkway. Tupelo, Mississippi, is one of those amazing communities. Not only is Tupelo important to the Natchez Trace but it is a lively city in northeast Mississippi with plenty of attractions, events, restaurants and shops for everyone to enjoy. 

The city of Tupelo is located in the middle of the parkway and is home to the Natchez Trace Parkway Headquarters and Visitor Center at milepost 266.

Known at the birthplace of Elvis Presley, visitors may tour his home, a museum that chronicles his life, and the church he attended. An Elvis’ Tupelo Driving Tour or Self-Guided Bicycle Tour takes you to 14 places, including the Birthplace, that were an important part of his formative years in Tupelo.  

Tupelo is more than just Elvis, offering something for everyone to enjoy. Travel through a herd of buffalo and visit over 260 exotic animals at the Tupelo Buffalo Park and Zoo.

Explore the city’s three distinct shopping districts including Downtown Tupelo which is home to many unique, local boutiques, art galleries, restaurants, and more. 

Listen to live music in the birthplace of an international icon. It will be easy to find a great artist at one of Tupelo’s many live music venues throughout the week. 

There is always something fun to do in Tupelo. Listed below are some of the upcoming events we think you should check out. 

Public Ice Skating at Cadence Bank Arena – select dates November 25, 2022 – January 14, 2023
Ice skating at the Cadence Bank Arena throughout the winter. Skate rentals are included with entry fee.

Cirque Dreams Holidaze at Cadence Bank Arena – December 8, 2022
Celebrate the season with this holiday spectacular in Downtown Tupelo. Tickets are available at  

Tupelo’s New Year’s Eve Party – December 31, 2022
Held in a safe, secure environment, the event has something for all ages to celebrate at the start of 2023. KidsFest kicks off the night and the fun continues with live music, fireworks, and a countdown to midnight from the Fairpark Stage.

For more information on these events and more visit