Check out the Tupelo Cocktail Trail, delicious food + one amazing New Year’s Eve Party


Tupelo Hardware
Tupelo Hardware Co. (Visit Tupelo)

Just two hours from Birmingham, Tupelo, Mississippi is the perfect place to ring in the New Year. Keep reading for three reasons to plan your trip today.

1. Dance the New Year in at the Tupelo NYE Party

Tupelo New Year's Eve Party
The Tupelo New Year’s Eve Party. (Visit Tupelo)

Get ready dance the night away at the Tupelo New Year’s Eve Party. This annual event is returning with a diverse lineup of bands on two different stages in Downtown Tupelo. Held in a safe, secure environment, this party has something for all ages to celebrate the start of 2023:

  • KidsFest: DJ dance party + family-friendly activities start at 6PM.
  • DJ from Al Kapone: Kick the party into high gear with songs that’ll keep you dancing ’till midnight—on the Broadway Stage, 7PM.
  • Al Kapone: Catch the Memphis-based rapper at 8:15PM.
  • U.S. The Band: This Birmingham-based rock party band takes over the Fairpark Stage at 9PM.
  • Almost Famous: Dance to the tunes of this Virginia Beach-based group on the Broadway Stage at 10:15PM.
  • Party Planet: Close out the evening with this group on the Fairpark Stage at 11PM.
  • Countdown to midnight: with fireworks + a ball drop.

Start planning your Tupelo New Year’s Eve Party getaway today. Visit for all of the details.

2. Eat food that’s as tasty as it is Instagrammable

plate of delicious food in Tupelo
Red wine braised beef short ribs over Robuchon mashed potatoes + southern succotash, finished with beefy marmalade + fried shallots. (Forklift / Facebook)

 With more than 200 restaurants, you won’t have any trouble planning your next great meal in Tupelo.

  • Visit this site to see all the scrumptious options.
  • Prepare for mouth watering—follow #tupelofoodie on Instagram.

In case you’re looking for recommendations, we’ve got you covered:

  • Blue Canoe: Located in the Barnes Crossing District, this is Tupelo’s home for live music + eclectic bar food, with more beers on tap than anywhere else in North Mississippi.
  • Clay’s House of Pig: This is where you’ll find some of the city’s best BBQ—in a bait + tackle shop near Elvis Presley’s birthplace.
  • Forklift: Enjoy Chef Cooper Miller’s elevated southern food in the Jackson West neighborhood.
  • Downunder: Find international pub grub at this spot in downtown Tupelo.
  • Park Heights: Here you’ll find modern American cuisine + craft cocktails in the heart of Fairpark.

3. Check out the Tupelo Cocktail Trail

I don’t even know what’s happening in this picture, but it looks amazing. (Visit Tupelo)

Speaking of craft cocktails, Tupelo’s newest culinary experience is the Tupelo Cocktail Trail. Visit eight Downtown Tupelo locations and enjoy delicious, local artisan cocktails.

Pick up your cocktail card at the Tupelo Visitors Center or at each participating restaurant. Once you have completed all eight stops on the Cocktail Trail, redeem your card at the Tupelo Visitors Center for a free #MyTupelo cocktail shaker.

Visit to explore all of the city’s many unique culinary experiences.

Book your stay today for the Tupelo NYE party

Hotel Tupelo
Hotel Tupelo is just one of the places you can stay when you’re in town. (Visit Tupelo)

With over 2,200 quality hotel rooms, book your room for Tupelo’s New Year’s Eve Party now.

Looking to stay close to the action? Hotel Tupelo and the Hilton Garden Inn are both located in Downtown Tupelo’s Fairpark. Visit to check out all your options.

Start planning your Tupelo New Year’s Eve Party getaway today. Visit for all of the details.

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