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5 Things to do This Weekend in Starkville

#1 Attend the House Concert at Montgomery Bed and Breakfast

Come out to the beautiful Montgomery House on Old West Point Road for their first Montgomery House Concert. The concert will be held on Saturday, July 11th from 6 to 9 p.m. and will feature Matthew Reynolds followed by David Evans. An admission fee of $10 will be in place to compensate the musicians. The Montgomery House asks for guests to bring their own chairs or blankets, the beverages of their choice, and to practice social distancing at the event. For more information on The Montgomery Bed and Breakfast, visit their website.

#2 Shop the Starkville Community Market 

The Starkville Community Market is sure to have something you’d love to have, please be mindful of our COVID-19 social distancing guidelines and come out to support our local vendors from 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. on Saturday morning.

#3 Explore the Music Trail in McKee Park 

Explore the trails and make music in the park! The Music Trail in McKee Park is a great place to bring your friends and family to explore the many different instruments that are provided to the public. Here, anyone is able to play, even if you don’t have pervious experience. At the park, you can also explore the history behind the various instruments, be introduced to different forms of instruments, and learn how to play individually or as an ensemble. Visit the Starkville Area Arts Council website to learn more information and download the guide to take with you as you explore the McKee Park Music Trail!

#4 Window Shop on Main Street  

For those looking to shop, there are men’s, women’s, and children’s clothing stores, boutiques, specialty stores, shoe stores, and so much more in the downtown Starkville area. From the variety of books and magazines at The Campus Book Mart to Reed’s southern clothing, the historic Main Street has it all. Keep in mind that due to COVID-19, stores tend to have different hours!

#5 Visit the Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park

Commonly called the tech park or the research park, the MSU Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park is the state’s largest research park. The park is home to private businesses, government offices, and research centers and institutes. It sits on 272 acres and features a sidewalk around the Research Boulevard loop, a popular place for running, walking, and cycling. The sidewalk illustrates the university’s ongoing focus on health and wellness.