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New Albany has a number of events, both big and small, all through the year. From the Union County Fair and Livestock show to festivals and events focused on Shopping, Arts, Music and Food and Drink, there’s really more than enough to keep folks coming to New Albany time and again.

We are listing some of our larger events below, but you can keep up with all the events, big and small, by liking our events Facebook page (see the window to the right) or by signing up for our monthly newsletter. Doing so will keep you up to date on all the happenings at the Union County Heritage Museum as well as at the Magnolia Civic Center and Cine Theater and other places around town.

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For information on all available community events from beauty pageants to fundraisers, check out the listings at our city site here
http://newalbany.ms/community/community-events/



SPRING EVENTS


May 13, 2017

Main Street Mingle & More Progressive Dinner

It’s a progressive dinner party in New Albany’s charming downtown. Sample plates of deliciousness at participating downtown restaurants, listen to music and mingle with your friends. Produced by New Albany Main Street Association. For more information, call 662-534-3438.


May 21, 2017

New Albany Farmer’s Market Begins

Every Saturday through September farmers from around the region meet for market on the banks of the Tallahatchie River downtown where you’ll find local honey, vegetables, baked goods and more! Art and music is added to the mix the second Saturday of each month from June – September.



SUMMER EVENTS


June 10, July 8, August 12, 2017

2nd Saturdays Folk Art on the River, 2017

The second Saturday of each month brings additional art and traditional food and music to the New Albany Farmers Market held on the banks of the Tallahatchie River downtown every Saturday.


June 24, 2017

Hill Country Freedom Fest, 2017

Park Along the River, Downtown New Albany

Enjoy music, food, a carnival midway, a makers’ market, as well as a fireworks show and more on the banks of the beautiful Tallahatchie River in downtown New Albany! Nightime Concert by Sam Mosley and the Muscle Shoals horns and special guests.
For more information, call 662-534-1047 or checkout their Facebook page at
https://www.facebook.com/freedomfestNA


July 10 - 15, 2017

The Union County Fair and Livestock Show

The Union County Fair is a weeklong celebration of small town and rural living. From headlining concerts to beauty pageants, “Little Mr. & Miss Cowboy” contests, a carnival and of course fair food and many other events, make the fair a fun and relaxing way to spend an afternoon and evening.
For more information on the fair, visit www.unioncountyfair.com



For information on all available community events from beauty pageants to fundraisers, check out the listings at our city site here
http://newalbany.ms/community/community-events/



FALL EVENTS


Date TBA

William Faulkner Literary Competition Luncheon

The William Faulkner Literary Competition winners will be announced at noon, at the First Methodist church in New Albany. The speaker will be John Hailman, author of From Midnight to Guntown and Thomas Jefferson on Wine.
Call 662-538-0014 for your $15 ticket.
More information on the competition at
www.williamfaulknerliterarycompetition.com


Oct. 6-7

Tallahatchie Riverfest

Park Along the River, Downtown New Albany

New Albany’s premier festival, Tallahatchie RiverFest, begins with a Friday evening street dance at the Trailhead downtown and music and specials at downtown restaurants. Saturday will have a street market including arts, food, crafts and other items, kids’ activities, music throughout downtown, a pet parade and more! The evening will conclude with nationally acts on the Riverview Stage at Park Along the River.
For more information, visit www.tallahatchieriverfest.com


Date TBA

Pioneer Days Living History Exhibit

Union County Heritage Museum

Ever wonder how the pioneers and settlers worked and lived back in the day? Pioneer Days Living History is a peek back to the past with demonstrations on cooking, crafting and more.
For more information, visit www.ucheritagemuseum.com


Date TBA

New Albany’s Downtown Open House

Kick off the holiday season in what’s been called one of the state’s prettiest downtowns. This Sunday afternoon event features specials in downtown stores, door prizes and more.
For more information, call 662-534-3438.
visit www.newalbanymainstreet.com


Date TBA

New Albany Annual Christmas Parade

Marching bands, colorful lighted floats and even a bagpiper make this a truly special event! The parade courses through a decorated and lit downtown and stores are open late. Even Santa shows up with candy for the kids! Produced by the Tallahatchie River Players.

To register for the Christmas parade, click here



WINTER EVENTS


Nov. 30

Lighting of the Community Christmas Tree at Cooper Park

Framed in front of one of New Albany’s most iconic images, the lighting of the Christmas Tree at Cooper Park is a great memory maker for friends and family. Enjoy traditional carols sung by area choirs and warm hot chocolate and cider. Downtown stores open late.
For more information, call 662-534-3438.




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