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Officials held a dedication ceremony this morning in Fairpark near the Elvis statue, planting a Yoshino cherry tree.

Tupelo, Japanese team up for Cherry Blossom Festival

Cherry blossoms (sakura in Japanese) have long been a symbol of joy  and hope of rebirth, used by the Japanese as a token of friendship. With that in mind, Tupelo next year will host its first North Mississippi Cherry Blossom Festival – in fact, it will be the first in the state. Today, city and county […]

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Tupelo Wine Downtown ticket sales start Wednesday

The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association  and Trustmark Bank are sponsoring 2015 Wine Downtown on April 23.  The progressive wine tasting will be held at more than 10 downtown retail shops and studios. Each stop will offer a different wine and food pairing. Following the tasting, attendees are invited to an After Party on the rooftop of Park […]

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International tourists spent record $222 billion in U.S.

The folks at the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau and the Elvis Presley Birthplace will tell you just how important international tourists are to Tupelo.  According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, international visitors spent a record $222 billion last year. Tupelo only makes up a small share of that, of course,  but the visitors from the UK, […]

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Glad I got mine early – Disney World prices set to go up

Spring break is in a little more than two weeks, and if you’re headed to Orlando – and particularly, Walt Disney World – prepare to pay a little more for your tickets.  Whew, glad I booked our trip last week and got a better deal. Anyway, according to the Orlando Sentinel, tickets are set to go […]

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Tupelo Elvis Festival ticket packages go on sale Tuesday

Pre-sale tickets for the 17th annual Tupelo Elvis Festival go on sale  Tuesday through the Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.  The festival will be held June 4 – 7, 2015. From DTMSA: After an overwhelming success at the BancorpSouth Arena last year, the Tupelo Elvis Festival is excited to welcome fans from around the world back […]

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The multi-teared birthday cake was a replication of a cake Elvis had shipped to him in the 1960s.

Elvis’ 80th birthday celebrated by hundreds at Tupelo birthplace

Hundreds of Elvis Presley fans from near and far gathered at the Elvis Birthplace and Museum today to mark what would have been the King’s 80th birthday. A multi-tiered birthday cake weighing 200 pounds was a re-creation of a birthday cake Elvis got during the 1960s. Then, Kermit’s Bakery in downtown Tupelo made the cake […]

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Elvis Birthplace executive director Dick Guyton with an image of a clay model of one of the new statues planned for the second phase of expansion at the birthplace.

ICYMI: Elvis birthplace looks toward second phase of expansion

Three years after wrapping up a $2 million expansion, the Elvis Presley Birthplace and Museum in Tupelo is taking the next step toward a second expansion. And a third expansion is in the works, too. From today’s Daily Journal: Phase two will add two Elvis statues to an overlook with a memorial wall and pavilion, […]

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