Enter your video in the Downtown Vicksburg Main Street Video Contest. This video contest sponsored by Vicksburg Main Street (VMS) will showcase the sights and activities of Vicksburg.
Each video submitted has the chance to be used on the VMS website and other social media outlets and in live venues to promote downtown Vicksburg as a destination and/or a great place to live. A winner will be chosen by the inclusion of judge’s selection. 1st Place winner will receive $250, 2nd Place will receive $150 and 3rd Place will receive a downtown gift basket. Videos will be judged by a panel on creativity, originality, memorable content and delivery, production quality, favorable promotion of downtown Vicksburg in general. An entry form must be submitted with each video. So grab your camera and submit your best downtown Vicksburg video!
Vicksburg – The 2017 Miss Mississippi Pageant is June 21-24, with preliminaries on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday all beginning at 8 p.m. the televised pageant is Saturday June 24th at 8 p.m. For more information about the pageant please contact the Miss Mississippi Pageant office at 601-638-6746 or visit their website at http://missmississippipageant.com/miss-pageant.
The Vicksburg Main Street Program is looking for “krewes” who wish to participate in Downtown Vicksburg’s 16th annual Mardi Gras Parade. All area Clubs, Churches, Organizations, Schools, Drill Teams, and Businesses are invited to take place in this community parade. Downtown Vicksburg’s 16th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 25, 2017, at 4:00 p.m. in downtown Vicksburg. The deadline to submit an application for your krewe is Friday, February 17th. The fee is $25 for non-profit and civic groups and $50 for businesses. After Friday, February 17th the fee is $50 for non-profit and civic groups and $100 for businesses. It’s time for catching beads, king cake, fantastic masks, flamboyant costumes, stars, floats and best of all parades!
The parade begins at Washington and Belmont streets and will travel North on Washington Street to Jackson Street.
Vicksburg Main Street invites you to a night of dining, dancing, mystery and fantasy at the River Revelers' Masked Ball on February 18 from 6:30 p.m.-12 a.m. Cocktails will be served at 6:30, dinner at 7:00 and live music will begin at 8:00. This black-tie affair will have a cash bar and live music by GOT Groove, straight out of New Orleans. Tickets are $50 per person and $500 per table and includes dinner.
The 2016 Downtown Christmas Parade of Lights will take place on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The parade will begin at 5:00 p.m. The theme of the parade is "Christmas Trees & Memories" All area clubs, churches, organizations, schools, drill teams, and businesses are encouraged to take place in this community family-oriented parade. Applications are due in by November 23rd! Parade rules, regulations, and applications can be downloaded from the Main Street website here or contact the Main Street Program at 601-634-4527.
Vicksburg Main Street is hosting the 22nd Annual Downtown Vicksburg Fall Festival beginning Saturday, October 1st from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The downtown Vicksburg Fall Festival will consist of live entertainment by Lonnie George, Mickey Rodger and Nellie Mack, children activities galore, and caricature drawings by Ricky Noble, daytime entertainment including the Petting Zoo with Percy King, Antique Tractors, fabulous sidewalk sales, alligators and other endangered species from the Natural Science Museum, Vicksburg Farmers Market Fall Market, and much more!
In the past three to five years, approximately $40 million has been invested in downtown Vicksburg, according to Vicksburg Main Street chairman Daryl Hollingsworth.
During a meeting of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen Thursday to approve renewal of downtown’s taxing district, Hollingsworth connected that growth to the main street program, which the tax funds, by reminding the board of Vicksburg Main Street’s mission: “to encourage and promote the economic growth and welfare of the community through planning, beautification and preservation of our central business district, thus providing a competitive local and regional business area while serving our growing tourism industry.”
Downtown Vicksburg is decorated with quaint shops and restaurants, but nestled along Washington Street sits an establishment unbeknownst to much of the public.
Vicksburg firefighter and paramedic Courtney Reed – who is certified through the National Association of Sports and Science and stands at a stocky build of 5-foot-6, 295 pounds – has owned Fix Fitness at 3456 Washington St. for a year, offering aerobic, step, muscle toning and weightlifting classes in addition to an array of specialty sessions.
Vicksburg’s downtown is what drew me to this city.
Walking back to my car after dinner the weekend I interviewed for a position with The Post, I looked at the bricks below me, turned on their sides for horse-drawn transportation — at least that’s what I was told — and I realized how special this city’s combination of history and potential is.