Natchez International Crepe Myrtle Festival
Natchez, Mississippi


Friday June 21, 2019 - Saturday June 22, 2019
Natchez, Mississippi
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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 that celebrates their beauty and offers educational talks to promote their continued enjoyment. Friday night begins with a Crepe Crawl (walk) downtown. Saturday at the Natchez Farmers Market, Master Gardeners will offer advice and Crepe Myrtles will be sold. Festival events continue with free lectures at the Historic Natchez 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 and book signings.

Natchez International Crepe Myrtle Festival - Natchez, Mississippi

“The abundant beauty of Crepe Myrtles is the reason this Festival belongs in Natchez. Many historic 19th - 20th century trees have survived. In the year 2,000, Sallie Ballard made it her mission to ensure that 2,000 Natchez White and additional colorful specimens of Crepe Myrtles would be planted throughout her beloved city. The Crepe Myrtles Ms. Ballard established have made Natchez the “Crepe Myrtle Capital of the World!” said Festival Founder, Peter Patout.

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