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5 Things to do This Weekend in Starkville

#1 Attend unWine Downtown 

Three times a year — Spring, Summer & Fall — Starkville Main Street members open their doors for a night of wine tasting and after-hours shopping with unWINE Downtown. Participating boutiques and shops serve a variety of wine tastings plus, they offer at least 20% off all merchandise to unWINE Downtown ticket holders. Don’t miss tonight’s installment of unWINE Downtown! Ticket sales end online at 4:30 p.m., and glass pickup is from 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. at the Greater Starkville Development Partnership office.

#2 Shop the final Starkville Community Market of Summer  

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 Take a Walk Around Eckie’s Pond

Tucked away on the southeast side of Mississippi State’s campus is Eckie’s Pond, a small pond with many types of fish that creates the perfect scenery for a short walk to enjoy some fresh air. Eckie’s Pond is the oldest pond on campus, dating back to 1893. Take a break from the stress and visit Eckie’s Pond to see more of Mississippi State’s historic side. Have a picnic, take a walk, and enjoy the scenery at Eckie’s Pond this weekend.

#4 Visit the Starkville Sportsplex for the GSSA Thunder off the Bat Baseball Tournament

Visit the Starkville Sportsplex for the Great Southern Sports Association’s ‘Thunder Off the Bat’ Baseball tournament. The tournament features nearly 30 teams ages 8 and up. Socially distance and enjoy the ball park while cheering on youth teams from all over the Southeast.

#5 Visit the Bluff Lake Boardwalk at the Sam D. Hamilton Noxubee Refuge

Located at the north end of Bluff Lake near the intersection of Bluff Lake Road and River Road, Bluff Lake Boardwalk offers visitors an opportunity to view wildlife in a different habitat. In summer, the overlook offers the best view of the Bluff Lake rookery, which is home to thousands of nesting egrets, herons, and ibis. Relax on one of the many benches lining the boardwalk to enjoy the sounds of the area and watch the beautiful birds.