Summer in Starkville has officially begun, and there’s lots of exciting events coming up! There are so many ways to soak in the sun and beat the heat around town; you don’t want to miss out on all the ways we are celebrating in June!
June is National Great Outdoors Month, and what better way to celebrate than embarking on your next outdoor adventure. The Refuge, spanning across 3 counties, offers endless ways to explore the great outdoors. From adventurous hiking trails to calm wildlife watching spots, The Refuge offers a way for everyone to enjoy the fresh air and untouched nature.
Get dad the perfect gift for Father’s Day. Any father, grandfather, uncle, or outstanding man in your life has the gift they will love awaiting in one of our local shops. From sporting gear, to kitchen tools, to a craft made by the kids, Starkville is your one stop shop for all things Father’s Day. Don’t forget to take dad out to eat at some of the best restaurants in the South.
Celebrate freedom and unity at Juneteenth events. The Starkvegas Juneteenth Committee for Unity is hosting events from June 14-19, 2023 to celebrate the holiday. Beginning with an evening prayer of unity at Unity Park on the 14th, the festivities are sure to provide enlightenment and celebration for all. Great music from local artists can be found throughout the weekend, with events like the West Side Soul Festival, Juneteenth Jazz Festival, and Juneteenth Gospel Festival. The festivities all culminate on June 19th, 2023, with a youth art gallery and exhibition at JL King Park.
The beach is just a step outside your door. Enjoy a Jimmy Buffet-themed Downtown @ Sundown, presented by Starkville Properties, happening June 22, 2023. Starting at 7 p.m., enjoy live music from the Copper Tunes, and join us for our grand luau. With live music, food truck vendors, a Hawaiian t-shirt contest, and tropical activities for the whole family, Downtown @ Sundown is the perfect place to begin your weekend “stay-cation.”
Cheers for beers! Join us Jun 23, 2023 for unTapped Downtown, presented by Bank of Commerce. Formerly Sales and Ales, unTapped Downtown is the perfect opportunity to shop, and sip, local. From 5:30 – 8:30 p.m., roam around town to local businesses offering 20% all purchases and samples of unique craft beers. You don’t want to miss out on this event; purchase your tickets here!