Greenwood Beckons

Greenwood Beckons

Fill Your Summer with History, Music and Southern Hospitality in Greenwood, Mississippi

In the heart of the Mississippi Delta lies a gem waiting to be discovered this summer: Greenwood, Mississippi. Grown and nurtured from the fertile Alluvial soil and rich cultural heritage of the Delta region, Greenwood offers travelers a quintessential Southern experience brimming with history, music, delicious cuisine and vibrant summer festivals. As you plan your summer travels, use Greenwood and its central location as your launchpad to explore the soul-stirring wonders as you stay and stray throughout the Mississippi Delta. 

A Complex and Beautiful Tapestry of History and Culture

Greenwood invites you to step back in time and immerse yourself in its storied past. Wander through the historic downtown district, where antebellum architecture whispers tales of a bygone era. Visit the Museum of the Mississippi Delta to delve deeper into the region's history, from its Native American roots to agricultural history. Most notably, tour several Civil Rights landmarks, including Bryant’s Grocery and the newly erected Emmett Till statue honoring the boy who ignited the Civil Rights Movement. These powerful historical places throughout Greenwood offer an insightful look into the region’s important, colorful past and event brighter future.

Find Your Rhythm

No visit to Greenwood is complete without experiencing the soul-stirring melodies of the Mississippi Blues Trail. Walk in the footsteps of legendary blues musicians including Robert Johnson and B.B. King as you journey through the birthplace of American music and stop at various Blues Trail Markers. From juke joints to historic theaters, feel the music pulse through your veins in Greenwood and the greater Mississippi Delta as you experience the land that raised and inspired musical greatness.

Culinary Delights Await

No Southern town is a proper one unless it comes complete with a mouthwatering culinary scene. In this regard, Greenwood delivers! Prepare your taste buds for an adventure like no other with Southern comfort food classics at local eateries, such as Fan and Johnny’s, The Crystal Grill, Serio’s and beyond. From savory barbecue joints to upscale dining establishments, Greenwood offers a gastronomic journey that celebrates the region's bountiful flavors; and its hospitality is as generous as the portions. Trust us, the expanded waistline is worth it.

Summer Festivals to Remember

As summer unfolds, Greenwood comes alive with festivals and events. Beloved annual favorites include:

Stars & Stripes Festival, June 27: Where music, food, and fireworks illuminate the night sky in celebration of Independence Day

Bikes, Blues & Bayous, August 3: Feel the adrenaline rush at this popular festival where motorcycle enthusiasts and music lovers converge for a weekend of revelry.

Driving the Delta Car Show, September 21: Rev up and round out your end of summer celebration with the Driving the Delta Car Show, where vintage automobiles take center stage against the backdrop of Greenwood's scenic landscapes.

Stay and Stray: Your Gateway to the Delta

In Greenwood, you'll discover more than just a destination—you'll find a gateway to the heart and soul of the entire Mississippi Delta. Take advantage of Greenwood's central location to "stay and stray," allowing you to venture out and explore the hidden treasures of the Delta region that are as varied as hot air balloon rides to the Grammy Museum. Embark on scenic drives along winding backroads, including iconic Money Road where cotton fields stretch as far as the eye can see and the spirit of the Delta beckons you to wander.

If we’ve piqued your interest, and we certainly hope we have, we encourage you to check out Visit Greenwood’s itinerary page for suggested itineraries to help guide your trip! If you have varied interests, plan your own trip with our “Stay and Stray” interactive map that allows you to filter everything the Delta has to offer by interest and more! No matter how you plan your visit, make Greenwood your home base to navigate the Mississippi. Come and experience the heart and soul of the Delta in Greenwood, Mississippi.