It’s heating up in Mississippi’s College Town! With summer upon us, there are so many ways to enjoy the warm weather and explore Starkville. Whether you’re in town for MSU orientation, summer camp, or for a fun weekend getaway there’s something for you here.
Soak in the sun, but beat the heat
Sunshine is in abundance here in Starkville! There are so many places for you to get outside and enjoy the summer sun.
One of the best places to enjoy a sunny Starkville day is at one of our many parks. Moncrief Park features a swimming pool and pavilion. Escape the summer heat by visiting the Starkville Splash Pad, a delightful water play area for children and families located in J.L. King Memorial Park. The splash pad features various interactive water features, including fountains, sprayers, and splash zones. It’s the perfect spot to cool down and let the kids have a blast while enjoying a picnic or relaxing in the shaded seating areas nearby.
For those trying to stay cool, there are also ways to enjoy the summer indoors. The Starkville-Oktibbeha County Public Library has chairs, couches, and spots galore to give you space to enjoy the cool indoors. The library offers lots of events for all ages and even summer reading programs for your little ones. School may be out, but the learning doesn’t have to stop!
Find Something Fresh at the Market
Fresh, local produce is right around the corner at the Starkville Community Market. The Starkville Community Market is the perfect way to meet others in the community while enjoying a fun and family-friendly atmosphere. You’ll find farm-fresh fruit and vegetables and all you need to craft the perfect picnic or backyard barbecue. Support local farmers and craft vendors every Saturday at Fire Station Park from 8-11 a.m.
Try Some Tasty Frozen Treats
Summertime is the best time to treat yourself to a frozen delight! Spots like Starkvegas Snowballs, Dolce, and Local Culture offer frozen treats that can’t be beat. From snow cones, to gelato, to frozen yogurt, Starkville is sure to satisfy your sweet-tooth.
So embrace the warm weather and enjoy the outdoors, then cool down with a frozen treat or a stop at the Splash Pad. Make Starkville your summertime getaway.