Festivals & Events

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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.




Luncheon with Books!

January 15, 2019
Union County Library, 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

Join us Maury E. Miller III Remnant of America's Southeast Aboriginals luncheon with books. Light refreshments starting at 11:30. Hosted by the New Albany Garden Club.

MLK Day of Service

January 21, 2019

Join the City of New Albany and University of Mississippi collaborative, M Partner as they honor the Martin Luther King holiday. Volunteer and make a difference by working on community projects. 

For more information contact Billye Jean Stroud at the office of Community Development, 666-534-1047.  

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Image and Identity

January - February

Exhibit from the Mississippi Museum of Art, the Collection of UCHS and private owners. This exhibition brings together a selection of works by African American artists whose varied styles are unified here through their exploration of the human figure. Some self-taught and some formally trained, the artists here sought inspiration from their own experiences, memories, and the world around them, resulting in a rich collection of work that underscores the nuance and importance of African American identity. These works, spanning much of the 20th century, expand the dialogue about the power of self-representation and the aesthetic choices of the artist, whether introspective portraits, scenes of daily life, or striking abstractions. Artwork comes from Union County as well as across Mississippi. 

Museum Moments

Australian Film Maker John Reyer Afamasaga relates the story of his documentary Door Ajar, about African American Artist M.B. Mayfield. Another film, The Moss Hunter, about New York street artist Henry Clarke, now living Oxford, who turns moss into art and medicine will be discussed. Clarke will also be a guest of Museum Moments. Lunch will be provided by The Junta Club. Lunch begins at 11:30 and the program at noon. The event is free, thanks to the museum’s Community Partners. For more information call 662-538-0014 . The museum is located at 114 Cleveland Street in New Albany. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday 9 a.m. till 4 p.m. and 10 until 3 on Saturday.

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Hotbed Classic

January 26, 2019

Join us for the 28th annual New Albany Kiwanis Hot Bed Classic! Come show your support!

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Seusical the Musical

New Albany High School-Annual School Musical New Albany High School Auditorium Showtimes: Friday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, February 9 at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 10 at 2:00 p.m. Reserved seating=$12 per ticket; General admission seating=$10 per ticket For reserved seating, call Amy Welborn at NAHS at 534-1805. 

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Storytimes for Preschoolers

January 16th - Polar Bears 
January 23 - Let it Snow
January 30 - Penguins  
February 6 - Be Mine, Valentine!
February 13 - Happy Valentine's Day!
February 20 - Skippyjon Jones Fun
February 27 - To The Moon! 


Programs @ 10 - Union County Library  | 219 King Street, (662) 534-1991

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Valentine's Murder Mystery

February 14, 2019

Join us at the Magnolia Civic Center for a Murder Mystery Dinner this Valentine's Day! Surprise your date, a loved one, or friend with something unique thi syear! A Classic "whodunit" paired with a three course meal. Get your tickets while they last! 


Tickets $25 per person
Purchase tickets by calling 662-539-3909 

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Zeke Listenbee

Thursday, February 28, 2019
7 pm 

New Albany high school presents "Giving Back" A concert featuring New Albany Native Zeke Listenbee in the NAHS auditorium. Fundraiser for the Alicia Robinson Memorial Scholarship.


Reserved seating $20
General Admission $10
Purchase Tickets @ UCDA | 135 E. Bankhead Street, 662-534-4354

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Snowflake Ball

February 2, 2019
6 pm - 9 pm 

Pilot Club of New Albany presents the 2019 Snowflake Ball at New Albany elementary school ages 4 through 5th grade. Meal served at 6:30. Deadline is January 25th.


Reservations required. Tickets will be issued upon receipt of reservation andmust be presented at the door. Contact Jennifer Cobb at 662-316-5455.