Best Bets July 4, 2013

By NEMS Daily Journal

All American City 4th of July Celebration
Tupelo’s 27th annual All America City 4th of July Celebration is moving from Ballard Park, where it has been for more than 25 years, to Fairpark today. The fun remains the same: There will be kids’ activities, food, music and more. Music begins at 3:30 p.m. and includes Stone Lizard, Mink Brothers Band, Tupelo Unity Choir, Memphis Jones and Bissell. The North Mississippi Symphony Orchestra and Community Chorus will perform at 8:30 p.m., followed by a fireworks show at 9:30 p.m. It’s all free. Blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. For more info, visit tupeloparkrec.com or call (662) 841-6440.

TUPELO
Nautical Whimsey hosts Independence Day fun
Tupelo’s Nautical Whimsey has more than just food on its 4th of July menu.
The restaurant will also feature a dunking booth, apple dunking contest, corn hole toss, goldfish game and ring toss.
The fun starts at 11 a.m.
Call (662) 842-7171 for more.

Dulcimer group to perform at Visitor Center Saturday
Celebrate American music with the North Mississippi Dulcimer Association on Saturday.
The group will perform bluegrass and gospel music from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Natchez Trace Visitor Center in Tupelo.
The dulcimer players will also talk about the history of the instrument and give demonstrations.
It’s free.
Call (662) 680-4027 for more information.

OXFORD
Bass Drum of Death returns to Oxford for gig next week
Oxford’s own Bass Drum of Death returns to rock at Proud Larry’s.
The show is 9 p.m. July 12, with Ex-Cult opening.
It’s $10, and it’s an 18 and up show.
Find out more info at proudlarrys.com.

yART Sale and Exchange next week in Oxford
The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council is hosting its first yART Sale and Exchange next weekend.
YAC and supporting artists are selling everything from last year’s artwork to old props to chairs. Art exchanges are welcome, so long as the art is in good shape.
It’s July 13 and at the Powerhouse in Oxford. Trades will be made from 8 a.m.-noon, and everything’s half-off after noon.
It’s free.
For more info, visit oxfordarts.com or call (662) 236-6429.