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Arts, Crafts and culture

Creativity Inside+Out

It’s no secret that Mississippi is known as a hub of arts, culture and creativity…and Ridgeland certainly lives up to that reputation. Fine art? Quirky sculpture? One-of-a-kind crafts? We’ve got it. Whether you’re strolling through an arts festival or getting lost in a museum exhibit, you’ll find the works of incredible artisans at your fingertips in Ridgeland. Immerse yourself in our vibrant culture and you’re sure to find yourself inspired.

Bill Waller Craft Center

While we don’t encourage judging a book by its cover, we might make one exception. With its modern facade nestled on the outskirts of the lush Natchez Trace Parkway forest, The Craft Center is a true jewel. But, beyond the beautiful glass staircase–yes, it has that, too–The Craft Center is home to the unique works of Southern creators, as well as classes taught by master Craftsmen.


Revisit compelling history or look forward with modern art. Learn about what lies in outer space or deep in the woods. Inspire your science-obsessed child or your sports-maniac kid at heart. In Ridgeland, we’re minutes from a museum on just about anything. And we mean anything.

Arts, Crafts and Cultural Events

Museum Monday with yourself, Taco Tuesday with friends, Walk on the Trace Wednesday with family…you get the picture. From arts festivals and food crawls to family-friendly outdoor activities and plenty of opportunities for culture, a full calendar in Ridgeland means fun for everyone, no matter your budget or interests.



30jan10:00 pm1:00 amLive Music @ Shuckers Oyster BarEvent Type :Dining,Music


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Resolution Revolution – Discover a New You in the New Year

There’s no denying it: 2020 wasn’t the best year to start on a fitness journey. We worked from home, ate too much at home, and tried (however we could) to stay fit at home-all with mixed success. If 2020 left you feeling sluggish and worn down, you’re certainly not alone. Thankfully, the New Year gives …

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Hiking the Natchez Trace Parkway near Ridgeland

With safety considerations in place, an hour or a day spent hiking along the Natchez Trace Parkway allows you to step back in time, often within reach of modern conveniences. Closer Than You Think Open daily from sunrise to sunset, the Chisha Foka Multi-Use Trail is a 10-mile paved path whose name pays tribute to …

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Natchez Trace Parkway: Rules of the Road

Before you head out for a ride on the Natchez Trace Parkway, be sure to familiarize yourself with the rules of the road. The fast-paced life of nearby interstates and major highways stops once you reach the Parkway. Along this journey your goals should change from getting there quickly to enjoying every moment of the …

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Traveling the Trace with a Historical View

At every turn, the 444 miles of the Natchez Trace Parkway deliver scenic beauty. From the expansive Barnett Reservoir in Ridgeland to cascading waterfalls, the water views are impressive. With rolling pasture lands framed by weathered rail fences and quaint small towns dotting the way, you’ll have an endless array of scenery to enjoy. But …

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The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Guide to Ridgeland, MS

For too many of us, the holiday shopping experience comes down to a Google search and a confirmation email. Two or three clicks per present and we’re all done. It’s an efficient process, but it can also feel unenthusiastic or “run of the mill.” After all, gifts purchased and given without cheer run a risk …

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A Foodie Guide to Top Fall Flavors in Ridgeland, MS

There’s a special kind of magic to the fall. The air grows delicate and the trees erupt in color. Best of all, in our scarves and knitted sweaters we can finally celebrate the flavors that deepen our appreciation of the season. Ridgeland, Mississippi, has the season’s seasonings and bright fall foliage to satisfy the most …

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What else can I do in Ridgeland?

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