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Japanese Taiko Ensemble to Perform Saturday, August 22 at Lee Hall Auditorium

The Greater Starkville Development Partnership is proud to sponsor a performance of the Shirohato Taiko Japanese drum ensemble on Saturday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. at Lee Hall Auditorium. This unique cultural experience is presented by the Japan-America Society of Mississippi and will showcase over 40 drummers performing this traditional Japanese musical genre. Tickets are… More

New South Weekends 2015: Seven Weekends to Celebrate!

This Fall, there are SEVEN great reasons to spend the whole weekend in Mississippi’s College Town for Bulldog home games, and the Partnership is proud to showcase them! Our annual New South Weekends series kicks off for the 2015 season on Thursday, September 10, prior to the MSU-LSU show-stopper, and this year’s events are filled with fun… More

Award-winning New South Weekends Celebrates 5th Year this Fall

In addition to great gridiron action at Davis Wade Stadium, this fall’s football season also brings the return of New South Weekends for its fifth year, kicking off on Thursday, September 10! The Starkville Main Street Association was honored this summer to receive the award for Best Image or Branding Program from the Mississippi Main Street Association for the development of… More

Starkville Brings in 19 “Bests” in the Mississippi Magazine’s 2015 Best of Mississippi

The July/August issue of Mississippi Magazine is always highly anticipated around the state because each year it showcased the publication’s annual reader-voted “Best of Mississippi” list featuring favorite restaurants, shops, attractions and more from across the state. We are very proud that Starkville is home to a whopping 72 mentions, including 19 “Best Of” designations… More

unWINE Downtown Wine List Announced

unWINE Downtown, our seasonal wine tasting and shopping event with Starkville Main Street members will return on Thursday, June 25 for the 2015 summer edition. The ladies-only event offers a chance to sample summer wine selections and light appetizer pairings, plus shop both trendy and traditional styles and wares from your favorite Downtown shops. unWINE Downtown features… More

One More Week to See Kinsey Collection Treasures

  Starkville area residents and visitors still have one more week to see a renown collection of art and history seen by more than 4 million people across the United States. African American Treasures from The Kinsey Collection will be on display in the John Grisham Room at Mitchell Memorial Library on the Mississippi State… More

Starkville Main Street Gearing up for Crawfish Boil on Friday

For the second year, Starkville Main Street will host the King Cotton Crawfish Boil, its annual fundraising event, on Friday, May 15 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The event will culminate Starkville’s yearly Savor Our South spring culinary series with a showcase of great crawfish served up with traditional fixings — and a few surprises if local… More

Local Vendors Prepare for Market Opening on Saturday

You and your dinner table have missed them all winter long, but the wait is almost over! Opening Day is less than a week away, and your favorite returning Starkville Community Market vendors are getting their locally grown and crafted staples ready. The 2015 Market season will kick off this Saturday, May 2, at 7:30 a.m. at… More

Fire Station Park: Meet the New Home of Starkville Community Market

Tucked away at the end of Russell Street between Lampkin and the unused Kansas City Southern Railway track, you’ll find Fire Station Park, a tiny oasis in the bustle of Downtown Starkville.  You may have visited the park for one of the city’s 9/11 commemorative ceremonies or even seen folks walking the track occasionally. You’ve… More