5 exciting spring + summer festivals in Tupelo, MS, from auto shows to Elvis events

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Gumtree Festival
Get ready for an unforgettable weekend trip to Tupelo. (Visit Tupelo)

Got the itch to travel with friends or family and enjoy the beautiful spring and summer weather? We’ve got you covered with perfect long weekend plans. Hop in the car for a short two-hour drive and check out these five can’t-miss festivals in Tupelo, Mississippi for memories you’ll love.

1. World of Customs Auto Show | Feb. 25-27

World of Customs Auto Show - festivals in Tupelo
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Big fan of custom cars? Then you don’t want to miss the World of Customs Auto Show at the Tupelo Furniture Market. This festival in Tupelo is one of the largest indoor car events in the South, and it includes something for everyone. Enjoy unique restored and antique vehicles, as well as custom cars, great food, entertainment and fun for all ages.

2. North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra, Magnificent Markov + Radiant Beauty | Feb. 26 + Mar. 26

North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra
Get ready to be blown away. (Visit Tupelo)

Whether you’re a musician yourself or simply an aficionado, you don’t want to miss the chance to see the North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Enjoy a beautiful concert on February 26 with Magnificent Markov featuring violinist Alexander Markov, or head to Tupelo on March 26 to see Radiant Beauty with pianist Miki Sawada.

3. Tupelo Blue Suede Cruise | Apr. 29 – May 1

Blue Suede Cruise
Bust out your blue suede shoes for Tupelo’s Blue Suede Cruise. (Visit Tupelo)

Take a trip back in time at the Blue Suede Cruise, an annual festival with antique and classic car shows of over 900 vehicles. Each day, you’ll find new events, including live entertainment, classic car parades, poker runs and drawings for $10,000 in cash awards for car owners.

4. Gumtree Art & Wine Festival | May 6-8

Patron at Gumtree Art & Wine Festival
A free weekend full of arts, wine tastings and more. (Visit Tupelo)

If you’re as big a fan of arts festivals as I am, you know that no two are the same. With the beautiful May weather, head to Tupelo for the 50th anniversary of the Gumtree Art & Wine Festival. This annual juried arts festival showcases visual and performing arts along with wine tastings and food pairings, street parties, a Mother’s Day Jazz Brunch and even more.

5. Tupelo Elvis Festival | June 8-12

Tupelo Elvis Festival
A weekend that’ll have you saying “Thank you, thank you very much”. (Visit Tupelo)

Want a weekend that’ll leave you all shook up? The Tupelo Elvis Festival is the ultimate event for Elvis lovers, with tons of concerts featuring The King’s greatest hits, after parties, Elvis tribute competitions, living history demonstrations, a 5K race and more.

Where to stay + visit while you’re in Tupelo

Queen's Reward Meadery in Tupelo
You have to check out this unique meadery when you’re in Tupelo. (Visit Tupelo)

Of course, while you’re in Tupelo, take advantage of everything there is to do and see.

Ready to gather your friends and family for a short road trip to experience the fun of festivals in Tupelo? Find everything you need on Visit Tupelo’s website.

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