Natchez International Crepe Myrtle Festival
Inaugural Event Celebrates Natchez Blooms & Honors Memory of Sallie Ballard
No other city can boast the extraordinary display of Crepe Myrtles blooming like Natchez, Mississippi. On Friday, June 21 & Saturday, June 22, Crepe Myrtles will be the star of a festival celebrating their beauty and offering educational talks to promote their continued enjoyment. Beginning with a Crepe Crawl (walk) downtown Friday night, and gathering again Saturday, at the Natchez Farmers Market where Master Gardeners can offer advice and Crepe Myrtles will be on sale, and then onto free lectures at the Natchez Historic Foundation covering Crepe Myrtle history and proper maintenance - yes Crepe Murder is to be avoided! There’s also a self-guided tour to view the city’s most splendid blooms on Saturday and a book signing.
CREPE MYRTLE CENTRAL
Headquarters for maps, Friday tickets and information: Natchez Architectural and Art Discoveries, 515 Main Street, Natchez - Owned by our Crepe Myrtle Ambassador, Jim Smith.