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After years of striving, downtown is thriving

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Published 6:23 pm Saturday, March 12, 2016, The Vicksburg Post

 

Downtown Vicksburg has undergone quite the transformation in recent years because of the hard of work of multiple people looking to better the city.

Occupancy rates in downtown have shifted dramatically over the past couple of years. A vacancy percentage somewhere between 65 and 80 percent was reported in downtown just a few years ago.

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Downtown at Dusk

Downtown At Dusk

Talk of the Town - As Featured in Travel and Adventure

Kim Hopkins

kim hopkins: vicksburg’s vibrant voice

 

by sandra massey buckley | photo by nikki mckenzie

 

With deep roots in arts, culture, and history, Vicksburg is a thriving community situated on the Mississippi River boasting vibrant experiences for residents and visitors— from fine dining, specialty shopping, and year-round festivals and events to beautiful historic homes, museums, and art galleries.

     “Vicksburg is not the kind of town you can visit without feeling the historic energy,” says Kim Hopkins, executive director of the Vicksburg Main Street Program.

Read more: Talk of the Town - As Featured in Travel and Adventure

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza 2016

Riverfest 2016

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Vicksburg Wins Best Main Street Award

downtown Vicksburg was named #1 in the top 10 main streets of Mississippi in the "2016 Great American Main Street Awards".

Quoted from onlyinyourstate.com:

"Last year, the city of Vicksburg entered the “2016 Great American Main Street Awards” contest and placed in the top 10 – a huge honor, especially since most first time entrants do not place at all.

Read more: Vicksburg Wins Best Main Street Award

Mardi Gras Parade 2016

Downtown Vicksburg's 15th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 6, 2016, at 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Vicksburg. Come join in the celebration as area clubs, churches, organizations, schools, and businesses take part in this community parade.

Read more: Mardi Gras Parade 2016

Vicksburg Welcomes Back Trolley Service with the NRoute Trolley Express

The NRoute Trolley Express Vicksburg starts transporting visitors to Vicksburg’s accommodations, attractions, shopping, dining and convention center on Friday December 4, 2015. There will be a ribbon cutting at 10:00 a.m. at the south entrance of The Old Depot Museum, 1010 Levee Street.

 

Read more: Vicksburg Welcomes Back Trolley Service with the NRoute Trolley Express

2015 Christmas Parade of Lights

The Vicksburg Main Street Program is ready to have you Jingle All the Way through Downtown Vicksburg in the 2015 Downtown Vicksburg Christmas Parade of Lights. The parade will take place on Saturday, December 5, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. You can expect to see anything from Rocking Around the Christmas Tree to seeing all the little ones Christmas joy and more with the parade theme being "The Music and Magic of Christmas". All area Clubs, Churches, Organizations, Schools, Drill Teams, and Businesses are encouraged to take place in this community family-oriented parade.

Read more: 2015 Christmas Parade of Lights

November Edition of Downtown at Dusk

Join us for an evening of live music and fun in downtown Vickbsburg at "Downtown at Dusk" on Thursday November 19, 2015 from 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm at the River Stage Plaza (corner of Crawford & Washington Streets). The event is open to the public. Bring your own chairs. Live performance by Ben Shaw from 6 pm to 8 pm) and DJ Reo from 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm and then again from 8:00 pm until 8:30 pm.

 

Cick here for event details Downtown at Dusk.

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