Natchez’s tricentennial, a celebration 300 years in the making

In 2016, the riverfront city of Natchez, Mississippi, will celebrate its 300th birthday, and it’s going to be BIG!

Settled by French explorers in 1716, we are the oldest continuous settlement on the river — and home to countless historical landmarks, stunning antebellum homes and breathtaking scenery.  The planning for this event has been going on for over 3 years and things are really taking shape.

The official slogan for the event is: “Where the River is Wide and the History is Deep”; and the mission of the Tricentennial is to unite the community as we “commemorate the past, celebrate the present, and create the future.”

Natchez 300 will be a full 12 months of fun-filled Mississippi events, historical reenactments and one-of-a-kind festivals that showcase the city’s best and brightest from past and present. From athletic competitions and musical tributes to parades and pow-wows, it’ll be a non-stop merry-go-round of fun!

The events will revolve around 12 themes crucial to Southern history and the culture of Natchez, including Civil Rights, the Women of Natchez and the Antebellum South.

The Natchez 300 committee plans to make this an exciting year-long event that can accommodate all who wish to participate as new events are being added constantly.

To learn more about the Natchez300 please visit: natchezms300.com