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.
The United Way of West Central Mississippi is preparing to paint the town once again during its second annual 5K True Color Run.
The race is scheduled for 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and is the official kickoff event to the organization’s campaign year.
As the United Way works to plan the race, one of the main things needed are volunteers to make the event a success. People are needed to pass water to the runners, stand at each intersection, help direct traffic and much more.
As the newest member of the United Way of West Central Mississippi’s staff, Kami May sees herself as a bridge, a link between the community, partnering agencies, those in need and those in the organization’s office
Sitting vacant since the early 2000s, 1507 Washington St. was a long-standing gap in the storefronts on Vicksburg’s main thoroughfare.
Built in the late 1800s, the building has seen several restaurants and a furniture store close up shop, leaving a for sale sign in one of its windows, but it has finally found a new owner in Rachael Walker, a local special education teacher with a flare for fixer uppers.