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Upcoming Events for Mississippi

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April 8, Starkville
Cotton District Arts Festival
Starkville Historic Cotton District

This festival blends art, music, and food into a showcase event and hosts over 128 artisans. The event is presented by the Starkville Area Arts Council and has been named one of the top five festivals in Mississippi for several years. For additional information call 662-324-3080 or visit


April 21-22, Memphis

Spring’s Best Plant Sale
Memphis Botanic Garden

Experts will be on hand to help you choose from a huge assortment of plants. Local artisans will offer gift and garden items to add a pop of personality to your home or landscape. Staff and volunteers will guide you in deciding what is right to plant in your setting and send you on your way with helpful tips to keep your plants healthy. Admission is free. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. For more information, visit or call 901-636-4216.

April 22, Jackson
Metro Master Gardeners’ Plant Sale
Mynelle Gardens

Come and check out a wide variety of native and naturalized heirloom plants, perennials, shrubs, and trees that are perfectly suited to our soils and climate. After finalizing your plant purchase, feel free to stroll through Mynelle Gardens. Admission is free. 8 a.m.-noon.

April 29, Brandon
Annual Plant Sale
Rankin County Extension Office
The Rankin County Master Gardeners Annual Plant Sale will be held on Saturday, April 29 from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m at 601 Marquette Road. A large selection of plants so come early for the best selection. Master Gardeners will be on hand to help with selections and to answer any questions you might have. Free admission.


April 29, Jackson
Birdsong and Bluegrass
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science

Take a guided nature walk, listen to bluegrass music, explore hands-on birding activities, and see a spectacular live birds of prey program as part of our celebration of International Migratory Bird Day. Food will be available for purchase. Several art clubs will create a sidewalk chalk bird mural and local artists will exhibit their work. Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi who attend will meet requirements for their IMBD patch and Cub Scouts will meet requirements for the Naturalist Badge. 3-8 p.m. Museum members, free; non-members: $6 for adults; $5 for seniors age 60 and over; $4 for children ages 3-18; children under 3 are free. For more information, call 601-576-6000 or visit




May 1, Memphis
Agricenter International
Farmers’ Market

The farmers’ market opens May 1 and runs through October 31. 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday; 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday; closed Sunday. For more information, visit or call 901-355-1977.


May 5-7, Memphis
Memphis Orchid Society Annual Show and Sale
Memphis Botanic Garden

Vendors and other orchid societies from around the region come to the Memphis Botanic Garden to exhibit their plants. Judges from the American Orchid Society award ribbons, trophies, and coveted AOS awards. The event is open to the public to view exhibits and purchase from vendors. Free admission and parking. For more information, visit


May 6, Starkville
Starkville Community Market
Fire Station Park

With local growers, food producers, and artisans showcasing their wares, this weekly farmers’ market is your source for locally grown and crafted food and products. In addition to top quality vendors sharing fresh produce, live plants, baked goods, and various arts for sale, we have planned cooking and gardening demonstrations, how-to sessions, kids’ activities, live music, and more to make each Saturday at the market a fun family affair. 7:30-10:30 a.m.


May 12, Biloxi
Mother's Day Arrangement Workshop
Coastal Research and Extension Center

Spend an evening making a fresh floral arrangement. You can keep it or give it to someone special who has done something nice for you. This is a mixed floral design using a variety of floral forms combined with greenery. 5:30-7:30 p.m. $40 registration fee. For more information or to register, contact Dr. Jim DelPrince at 228-546-1011 or


May 20, Biloxi
Mississippi Gulfcoast Daylily Show
Edgewater Mall

Plant sales will begin at 9 a.m. Judging will end around 1 p.m., allowing the public to get a close-up view of the cultivars. The public will also be allowed to view cultivars from the roped area during the judging process. The show will be located in front of Dillard's Department Store. For more information, visit


May 20, Memphis
Agricenter International
Junior Fishing Rodeo

Rain or shine join in a day of fishing and fun at Catch'em Lakes. For more information, visit or call 901-355-1977.


May 25-28, Olive Branch
Rendezvous 2017
Brussel's Bonsai Nursery

This 4-day event includes lectures, demonstrations, and workshop observations. Continental breakfasts and catered lunches are available each day. Fried catfish and Memphis BBQ dinners will also be available. Cost varies depending on sessions and meals. For more information, visit


May 29, Hattiesburg
Annual Daylily Garden Tour

Area daylily gardens accredited by the American Hemerocallis Society will be open to the public. For a complete schedule of open gardens, dates, times, and directions, visit




June 3, Hattiesburg
22nd Annual Daylily Show
Lake Terrace Convention Center

Visitors to the show view hundreds of daylily specimens and arrangements, participate in a plant sale, and swap stories and information with other daylily enthusiasts. For more information visit


June 6, Biloxi
Rose Arrangement Workshop
Coastal Research and Extension Center

Everyone should have the chance to learn and practice the creation of a dozen roses arranged in a vase. An American standard, there is more to this design than just good looks. Learn how to design it for a longer lasting display. 2-4 p.m. $40 registration fee. For more information or to register, contact Dr. Jim DelPrince at 228-546-1011 or


State-by-State Gardening assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of listed events. It is recommended that you verify the date, time and location of any event you plan to attend.