Have your been looking for the perfect opportunity to enjoy these last fleeting weeks of summer vacation with the kids? We’ve put together a list of 6 great ideas for the whole family to enjoy a Meridian summertime! Which one is your favorite?
Neshoba County Fair
When: July 24 – 31, 2015
Where: 16800 HWY-21, Philadelphia, MS 39350
Cost: $15 Ages 10 & Up, Ages 9 & Under FREE
Activities: The Neshoba County Fair is called Mississippi’s Giant House Party, and it is just that. Neshoba County families gather from across the country every summer for a week long family reunion and house party like no other. Click here for more information.
Summer Kids Movie Club Double Feature
When: Thursday July 30, “Annie” @ 10AM & “Planes: Fire & Rescue” @ 12:30PM
Where: Meridian Temple Theater
Cost: $3 for both movies, or $2 for one
Activity: The Meridian Temple Theatre Summer Kids Movie Club featuring two great family-friendly movies showing on the Temple’s GIANT 40′ screen – the largest in Meridian! Show starts at 10 a.m.; doors will open at 9:00 a.m. Beat the heat and enjoy the BEST POPCORN in Meridian. Click here for more information.
Now Open: Meridian Civil Rights Trail
Where: African-American Business District
Activity: The Meridian Civil Rights Trail acknowledges the painful past of the Civil Rights Movement and celebrates those who fought for a brighter future. The trail begins downtown at the African-American Business District. At each marker, a QR code provides access via a smartphone app to a short video about that location. Click here for more information.
“Earth’s Bounty” Farmer’s Market
When: 1st Saturday of Every Month, April – November
Where: Singing Brakeman Park
Activity: Join Meridian Main Street and the local area’s Farmer’s Market the first Saturday of April – November for a bountiful harvest of fresh produce, homemade goods, local honey, plants and much more! Kid’s activities and special demonstrations throughout the season. Click here for more information.
Camping at Clarkco State Park
When: Thursdays from 3:00 – 6:30PM through October
Where: Clarkco State Park
Cost: Day-Use: $4, Camping: $13 – $110 per night.
Activity: Camping is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the last fleeting days of summer with the kids before the hustle and bustle of school begins in the fall. Situated on 815 acres of gently rolling woodlands, Clarkco State Park offers camping, cabin rentals, and water sports in a convenient yet unspoiled location, providing the perfect retreat for an afternoon or weekend getaway. Click here for more information.
When: Open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Sunday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m
Where: 6890 Dunn’s Falls Road, Enterprise, MS 39330
Cost: Day-Use: Free – $3.25 Per Person, Camping: $15 Primitive, $90 Cabin.
Activity: The 65-foot waterfall was once used as a power source for a gristmill and the manufacture of Stetson hats. Historic Carroll-Richardson Gristmill is open for tours. The park is a natural wildlife refuge with a picnic area with barbecue grills, a gristmill pond, hiking and swimming areas. Click here for more information.