May & June.
Spring Gardening Show
Celebrate the beauty of spring at the Wood Institute on Highway 403 North. The show will feature special speakers including gardening expert Norman Winter, plant sales and swaps, landscape tours, educational information, and much more. For details, call 662/258-7835.
The 2005 Spring Luncheon, set to begin at 11 a.m. at the Country Club of Jackson, will feature speaker Ronda Rich, author of the books What Southern Women Know About Flirting and The Town that Came A' Courtin'. For reservations, call 601/960-1565.
This family favorite will be presented at 7 p.m. at the Greenville Higher Education Center as part of the Delta Arts & Lecture Series. Call 662/332-8500.
MAY 6-7, 13-15
"The Taming of the Shrew"
The popular Shakespeare comedy will be performed at Parkside Playhouse, 101 Iowa Ave. Call 601/636-0471.
Natchez Festival of Music
Highlights of this month-long celebration include "Porgy and Bess" May 6 and 7, the Jim Cullum Jazz Band May 14, "Gianni Schicchi" May 15, "An Evening with Cole Porter" May 21, and "Tosca" May 28, plus several plantation performances and outdoor concerts. For tickets or details, call 866/758-6700 or see www.alcorn.edu/opera.
This festival will include a parade, arts and crafts, softball tournaments, a health fair, food booths, and live entertainment. The day ends with a street dance. Call 601/765-6012.
May Day Festival
This fun-filled event with crafts, food vendors, and children's activities will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Main Street, while yard sales will be held in residential areas. Call 662/745-2270.
Enterprise May Festival
The Enterprise Women's Club hosts this arts and crafts festival in Town Park, offering food, entertainment, children's activities, and more. Call 601/693-7169.
Mainstream Arts and Crafts Festival
Held on the historic courthouse lawn, the 35th annual festival and accompanying 22nd annual Catfish Races are great Southern traditions. Call 662/378-3141.
Tour of Contemporary Homes and Gardens
The Attala Historical Society presents their spring tour, featuring
a variety of homes and the 1899 Mary Ricks Thornton Cultural Center, where refreshments will be served. Call 662/289-2981.
Day in the Park
This arts and crafts festival combines juried art, arts and crafts, entertainment, food, and children's activities from 9:30 a.m-4 p.m. in Mason Park. Call 601/649-6374.
MAY 7-8, 14-15
Rankin County Schools Home Tour
View an exquisite home decorated by McRae's and Unclaimed Freight to benefit the Visual Arts Department of Rankin County Schools. Part of the Parade of Homes, the house is located at 128 Lineage Ln. in Flowood. Tickets for door prize drawings may be purchased at McRae's Dogwood Festival location and at Merchants & Farmers Bank, but tickets are not necessary to tour the home. Call 601/919-4879.
U.S. 11 Antique Alley
Come enjoy 502 miles of antiques and unique collectibles stretching along Highway 11 from Meridian to Bristol, Virginia, sun up to sun down. Call 888/868-7720 or see www.us11antiquealley.com.
Art in the Garden
Tour a variety of gardens as musicians, artists, theater groups, and dancers perform. This event is sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council with the help of local garden clubs. Call 662/324-1507.
Jimmie Rodgers Festival
Celebrate the father of country music with performers, artists, barbecue, and more in Singing Brakeman Park. Call 888/868-7720.
"Jesus Christ Superstar"
The concert version of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical will be performed at 7 p.m. the Greenville Higher Education Center as part of the Delta Arts & Lecture Series. Call 662/332-8500.
Mid-South Flywheelers Memorial Day Celebration
Tractor pulls, demonstrations, bluegrass music, and Civil War battles are all part of this event at Burton's Sugar Farm on Highway 72. Call 662/429-7958 or see www.midsouthflywheelers.com.
Soldiers through the Ages
Veterans will be dressed in uniforms displaying weapons, equipment, and vehicle used in past wars. The event will take place at the Vicksburg National Military Park. Call 601/636-0583 or see www.visitvicksburg.com.
Civil War Living History and Battle Skirmishes
Confederate and Union reenactors will camp on the grounds of the historic McRaven Tour Home. Events will include period demonstrations in textiles, cooking, fashions, and music, along with skirmishes. Call 601/636-1663.
Tunica Air Races and Air Show
This international event will feature an air competition as well as stunt performers, aerial aerobics, and displays of civil and military aircraft. Call 888/4-TUNICA or see www.tunicamiss.com.
A mooing contest, gospel singers, and plenty of ice cream will keep crowds entertained at this downhome event at Holmes Water Park, in the heart of the county that leads the state in the number of Grade A dairies. Call 601/876-2680.
This event is open to all daylily growers and even includes a design division especially for youth. Daylilies will be available for purchase, and educational information on daylily cultivation and selection will be offered. Admission is free. Call 601/268-3884.
All Scales Model Railroad Show
The Gulf Coast Model Railroad Club will host this show at the Imperial Palace Hotel, 850 Bayview Avenue. For details, call 228/864-4877.
Tomato Festival 2005
A farmers' market, musical entertainment, and an art contest are some of the many juicy attractions planned for this year's festival. Other highlights include a tour of homes and the crowning of the new "Tomato Queen." Call 601/892-2711.
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