Visit Ridgeland's Art, Wine and Wheels is May 5-7
April 27, 2023
Three of Ridgeland’s signature events return for Art, Wine and Wheels weekend set for May 5 - 7, 2023. The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, The MIND Center Santé South Food & Wine Festival, and the Natchez Trace Century Ride bring locals and visitors together for a celebration of the live music, outdoor, and dining experiences that Ridgeland has to offer.
The weekend begins at Renaissance at Colony Park, where Visit Ridgeland will host a Kickoff Party on Friday, May 5. That afternoon, The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival first opens at 3:00 p.m. Registrants of the Natchez Trace Century Ride are invited to attend a VIP Social from 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. where they can enter to win giveaways including art vouchers and a new bike from local outfitter Bicycle Revolution. The evening concludes with a kickoff concert from 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The concert is free to the public.
The Natchez Trace Century Ride rolls at 7:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 6 from Old Trace Park in Ridgeland. Mississippi’s premier cycling event welcomes riders off all ages and availabilities, offering distances from 8, 25, 50, 62 and 100 miles with mild to moderate elevation along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. This event is
hosted by Ridgeland Recreation & Parks whose team provides themed “energizer” stops every 10 - 15 miles.
Registration for the ride is open at bikesignup.com and includes complimentary entrance into the Friday evening VIP Social.
The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival continues Saturday, May 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, May 7 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Todd Perkins has been announced as the featured artist for the annual event, a juried art festival that includes fiber, glass, jewelry, painting, photography, wood, and more by some of America’s most talented artists. The festival footprint features live music performances, food trucks, a Children’s Corner and an Artist in Action demonstration. The festival site is pet friendly.
Mississippi’s largest wine and food event, The MIND Center Santé South Food & Wine Festival, returns the evening of Saturday, May 6. This culinary showcase for a great cause benefits Alzheimer’s disease research and clinical care. The fundraiser will feature more vendors than ever where you can sample wines from around the world paired with food from Mississippi’s top restaurants. Tickets are available for purchase at santesouth.org.
For more information on Art, Wine and Wheels weekend, visit artwineandwheels.com. This post is presented in partnership with our area partner Visit Ridgeland, fellow members of the Capital Area Tourism Association. All images courtesy of Visit Ridgeland.