Updated: Sep 9, 2021
Known as the “Little Easy,” the quaint city of Natchez, Mississippi is an area enriched by southern charm and is best known for its gorgeous historic homes, with more than 1,000 houses listed on the National Register of Historic Places. While most people may fancy this location as a summer destination, there are several fall events that contribute to its excellent reputation among travelers.
Grand Fall Pilgrimage Event
History and architecture lovers can explore the iconic Antebellum-style homes when they open their doors each fall for locals and tourists during the Grand Fall Pilgrimage event. This event offers a wide selection of tour options including Ellicott Hill circa 1798, Rosalie Mansion and Gardens circa 1823, Magnolia Hall circa 1858 and many more. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3AGWSyU.
Natchez Balloon Festival
From October 15 – 17, Natchez hosts its 36th annual Natchez Balloon Festival, the largest and most successful festival in Southwest Mississippi. Surrounded by breathtaking balloon designs, visitors can take part in a hot-air balloon ride, enjoy delicious southern cuisine from a number of famous vendors, peruse the local arts and crafts for sale and relax to local music. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3seT9p1.
Y’all Means All Natchez
Running this year from October 21– 23, LGBTQ+ individuals and friends travel from all over for the Y’all Means All Natchez event. Through fun-filled social events at some of Natchez’s most special spots, this weekend celebrates the diversity of Natchez’s community while raising funds for a local non-profit’s efforts towards suicide prevention and mental health counseling. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3jWlD3r.
Visitors looking to enjoy Mississippi’s cool fall temperatures can explore Duncan Park. Located in the heart of the city, this park features a multitude of outdoor activities including bike and running trails, a lovely 18-hole golf course, eight tennis courts and more, making it the perfect place to enjoy the season. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3slQ32H.
Unofficial Pour Tour
Spirit lovers can partake in Natchez’s Unofficial Pour Tour and visit some of the city’s best drinkeries, including Natchez Brewing Company and Old South Winery to toast their unforgettable trip. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3CNuxsA.