3-House Tour, Carriage Ride and Lunch at the famous Carriage House Restaurant
3-House Tour, Carriage Ride, Carriage House Lunch
Natchez Special Events & Festivals
Artists appearing at the Blues Festival include local and guest singers and bands for a fun-filled weekend on the bluffs of the Mississippi River and selected nightclubs and restaurants throughout the city. April 25-26, 2014
The Natchez Festival of Music 2013-2014
Artistic director, Jay Dean, leads the helm with the Natchez Festival of Music's "All You Need Is Love" Season-and there will be a lot of it! For 24 years, the Festival has been the primary sponsor of live, world-class music and theater, as well as internationally and nationally recognized performers, in southwest Mississippi and the eastern region of central Louisiana (the Miss-Lou), year-round leading up to the May Festival Season. This fall, the Festival features Beethoven and Mozart in Eternal Elegance, followed by Mozart's Cosi' Fan Tutte and the Christmas Cabaret. Performing artists come from around the country to entertain in a month-long celebration of opera, musicals and jazz at various venues throughout the Natchez area in the month of May. May 2014 Season is optimum with a 50-year Tribute to the Beatles, tributes to Leontyne Price, Jerome Kern and Maria Callas, Hollywood's Greatest Hits, Gilbert & Sullivan's HMS Pinfafore, Tosca, and the Festival traditions-a recital by virtuoso pianist Jonathan Levin, A Musical Wine Tasting and the fun-filled Sunday evening performances in the Eola Hotel Lobby. Select events include parties and galas at historic homes and churches, making the events particularly special.
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Spring and Fall Pilgrimage 2013-2014
Every year during the Spring and Fall, antebellum mansions, most of them being private residences, open their doors to visitors during Pilgrimage. Your guides are costumed, family friends and descendants of the original owners, whose stories are as real as the bricks and mortar in their hearths. Each house is unique with 18th and 19th century furnishings, porcelain, silver, clothing, tools, documents and diaries. Fall Pilgrimage 2013 is September 27-October 14. Spring Pilgrimage 2014 is March 8-April 8.
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King's Tavern Mixology Classes
Take an afternoon or night to enjoy the fun and spirited class of Mixology, the art and science of cocktails, at the King's Tavern! This class allows the guest to experience making real and proper cocktails along with food bites to enjoy Mixology at its fullest! Friday nights at 8:00pm is "The Forgotten Classics", Saturdays at 4:00pm "A Taste For Rum", & 8:00pm "Hemingway Gin" and on Sundays at 4:00pm, "Free Style" where you can join the master bartender Ricky Woolfolk for 4 creative cocktails of his choice! Please contact Natchez Pilgrimage Tours at 601-446-6631 or the King's Tavern at 601-446-5003 to purchase tickets! Tickets are $35 per person and must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.
The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race 2014
Come out to the Rosalie Bicentennial Gardens and enjoy the Great Mississippi River Balloon Races. The October sky will be filled with beautifully vibrant balloons from all over the country. This weekend celebration has entertainment for all ages from food and concerts to rides and activities for the children. Live music, great food, fun for all ages, and of course beautiful, hot air balloons competing for prizes! Call the Visitor Center and Historic Natchez Foundation for advanced tickets at 601-446-1352. October 18-20, 2013. Tickets also sold at gate.
The Natchez Food and Wine Festival has become one of the most anticipated events in the area. With an agenda taking you from one remarkable experience to the next, you will find yourself constantly surrounded with some of the region's most prominent chefs and restaurants, and indulged in the finest of food, wine and entertainment. July 25th, 2014 - Begins at 6:30pm. Make reservations soon to attend this unforgettable three-day event, or purchase your tickets online at www.natchezfoodandwinefest.com or contact Rene' Adams at 601.442.4895.
Year Round Activities:
- Touring of Antebellum Homes: Longwood, Stanton Hall, Magnolia Hall, Ellicott Hill, Auburn, Rosalie, Melrose, Dunleith, The Briars, The Towers, and Monmouth.
- Cemetery Tours
- City Bus Tours
- Carriage Rides
- Gandy Historic Photo Collection
- Ghost Tours
- Mysteries and Legends Tours
- Natchez Little Theatre Productions
- NAPAAC Tours
- Southern Belle Custom Tours
- Dinners in Antebellum Homes
- Living History Tours by scheduled appointment
- Joe Stone Concert Social
- Garden Tours
- Historic Lectures with power point presentations
- Natchez Grand Village Tours
- Motor Coach arrangements