June 26-27 – North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic (Cary Hudson, Alvin Youngblood Hart, Luther Dickinson, Bill Howl-N-Madd Perry, Blue Mother Tupelo, George McConnell, Dwayne Burnside, more; music/workshops), near Holly Springs. nmshillcountrypicnic.com.
June 27 — Fourth of July Celebration parade (veterans, vintage military vehicles, more), Aberdeen Main Street, 10 a.m. 662-319-7183.
July 2-5 – Hot Air Balloon Fest, Canton Multipurpose & Equine Center, Canton. 800-533-0611 or ballooncanton.com.
July 4 – Tuscaloosa’s Celebration on the River: family activities at various locations + free Tuscaloosa Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert 8 p.m., Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. tuscaloosaamphitheater.com or email Betsy@RedMountainEntertainment.com.
July 7 – All-America City Family Picnic in the Park (music, fireworks), Ballard Park, Tupelo. 662-841-6440.
July 8-11 – Choctaw Indian Fair (Oak Ridge Boys, Gary Allan, Jerrod Niemann), Choctaw. 601-650-7450 or choctawindianfair.com.
July 10-19 – “Fiddler on the Roof,” Bean-Brown Theatre, Shelton State, Tuscaloosa. 205-391-2277 or theatretusc.com.
July 16 – Rod Stewart, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 205-248-5280 or tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
July 17 – Peabo Bryson, Riley Center, Meridian. 662-696-2200 or msurileycenter.com.
July 18-19 – Sloss Music & Arts Festival (Modest Mouse, Avett Brothers, Band of Horses, St. Paul & The Broken Bones, Lord Huron, more), Sloss Furnace, Birmingham. slossfest.com.
July 19-23 – Yoknapatawpha Conference (William Faulkner conference), Oxford. outreach.olemiss.edu/events/faulkner.
July 24-31 – Neshoba County Fair, Neshoba County Fairgrounds, Philadelphia. 601-656-8480 or neshobacountyfair.org.
Aug. 2 – Phish, Tuscaloosa Amphitheater. 205-248-5280 or tuscaloosaamphitheater.com.
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