We’ll level with you: this spring, you should be in Ridgeland Mississippi. Period. You simply have to experience everything this charming town has to offer, including fabulous festivals and events in a darling atmosphere that will make you feel good … inside + out.
Art, Wine & Wheels Weekend
The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival (April 1-2) has been named a Top Twenty Event by the Southeast Tourism Society for good reason. You’ll be treated to a weekend of fine art shows spanning every media, terrific regional music, local cuisine, and activities for the whole family.
The festival is held at the Renaissance at Colony Park, a gorgeous shopping, dining, and entertainment destination inspired by old-world style. Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view a juried selection of America’s finest and most unusual artwork, from painting to photography to glass, and to purchase something special for yourself, too.
OBO Tandem Rally
Ridgeland is also home to Mississippi’s Premier OBO Tandem Rally. Never heard of it? It’s a rally for tandem cyclists who want to enjoy a weekend of cycling and festival fun.
Ride with a friend or your significant other from March 31 – April 2, and feel the wind in your face along the Natchez Trace Parkway, which runs through the city of Ridgeland.
Natchez Trace Century Ride
Speaking of the Natchez Trace and scenic cruises …
The Natchez Trace Century Ride, starting and ending in Ridgeland, Mississippi, is suitable for all ages and abilities. This annual event, which takes place on May 6, allows explorers to take in the beauty of Ridgeland, while exercising with family and friends.
Dragon Boat Regatta
Dragon boat racing is one of the world’s fastest growing water sports (and one of the prettiest, if you ask us). Taking place this year on May 20, this outside event features teams of 20 who will paddle together in brightly colored dragon boats to make it to the finish line. Whether you’d like to compete or watch the action, anyone will enjoy this upbeat event inside or out of the dragon boat.
Is running a race on your bucket list? Well, stop avoiding it, and get those shoes laced up! On May 6, the Magnolia Meltdown takes place in Ridgeland. With a half-marathon, 10K, 5K, and a 1-mile run, everyone is sure to find the distance that suits their age and abilities. Not only does this course offer beautiful scenic views, but it also has an epic post-race festival featuring food and live music (and after that half marathon, you’ll definitely appreciate that food).