Ridgeland looks forward to hosting visitors and locals alike at its Art, Wine and Wheels weekend May 6-8, 2022. Over the last 13 years, this fun-filled weekend in Ridgeland has grown to include fine arts and wine festivals with live music, great food and a bicycle ride that brings in hundreds from all over the U.S. All the fun takes place at the beautiful, open-air Renaissance at Colony Park and along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway.
The weekend begins with the first-ever Kick-Off Party, a free-to-attend event at the Renaissance featuring a live performance from the retro-tactic Molly Ringwalds. This free concert begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 6 on the stage at the show fountain at Renaissance at Colony Park.
Concert goers can enjoy a sampling of some unique wines and craft beer at the Sante South Sampling Palate kiosk. Groove to the music and enjoy a special sneak peek of the art collections being showcased at the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival.
Learn more at www.artwineandwheels.com.
Some of America’s most talented artists converge on Ridgeland for the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, a juried art festival that includes clay, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood.
The free event provides art enthusiasts and shoppers the opportunity to interact with the artists personally.
Artisans from the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi will be on hand demonstrating their various crafts and they’ll be on hand at the Children’s Creative Craft Corner to help your budding artist create their own “make and take” piece of art.
The Kids Corner is ramped up this year to include MANY more activities for kiddos - and special crafts for Mother's Day weekend!
Guests 21 and older can purchase a punch card at the Information Tents located on the festival grounds and take it to the Sampling Kiosk for some fabulous adult beverages. Food trucks will also be at the festival offering some good eats for everyone. Or if you’d rather dine out, Ridgeland is home to many top tier restaurants as well.
Local boutiques and brand name merchants will also have ongoing weekend specials during the festival – there is no shortage of shopping!
The Sante South Wine Festival, the largest wine and culinary extravaganza in Mississippi, returns this year! You can purchase tickets today at www.santesouth.org.
The Natchez Trace Century Ride has quickly become one of the largest spring cycling events in Mississippi. Last year, more than 1,000 cyclists jump started their cycling season while discovering Ridgeland’s small-town charm and hospitality and pedaling on stretches of national scenic byway.
With choice of distances from 8, 25, 50, 62, and 100 miles with mild to moderate elevation, it is for riders of all levels. The Natchez Trace Century Ride will take place on Saturday, May 7 at 7 a.m., and will start at the Ridgeland Recreational Center.
All Century Ride registrants will have access to the VIP Social at the Kick-Off Party, which takes place at the Renaissance at Colony Park on Friday night.
Art Wine & Wheels…an exciting combination! Book for hotel room now for this exquisite weekend in Ridgeland. We’re excited for you to safely celebrate the return of spring festivals with us!