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Children’s Creative Craft Corner
Friday, April 5, 2019 @ 8:00 am - Sunday, April 7, 2019 @ 5:00 pm MST
Art Wine & Wheels Weekend in Ridgeland at Renaissance at Colony Park on April 5-7, 2019
Ridgeland, Miss. – It’s springtime’s big event in Ridgeland, Miss. April 5-7, 2019 with the annual Art Wine & Wheels Weekend. Over the past 11 years, this exciting weekend in Ridgeland has grown to include fine arts and wine festivals with live music and great food, a 5K race and a bicycle ride that brings in thousands from all over the U.S. and the world. Events take place at the Renaissance at Colony Park.
The Art – Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival
Sat., April 6 (10 a.m. – 6 p.m.) & Sun., April 7 (11 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
Almost 100 of America’s most talented artists converge on Ridgeland for this juried event that includes clay, drawing/pastels, fiber, glass, jewelry, mixed media 2D and 3D, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture and wood. The free festival provides art enthusiasts and shoppers the opportunity to interact with the artists personally. This year’s feature artist is Leslie Emery from Sun Prairie, Wis. whose medium is mixed media 2D. 2018 Best of Show winner, sculptor Susan Clayton from Tallapoosa, Ga., will return for this year’s show. For a complete list of participating artists, visit RidgelandArtsFest.com.
Festival activities include live music on two stages featuring local and regional musicians such as Blues great Jesse Robinson Sat. Bluegrass lovers will enjoy the Delta Mountain Boys performance, and the Epic Funk Brass Band will infuse funk, pop, jazz and Go-Go into a custom-made enhancement of second-line brass band traditions. Sunday’s entertainment line-up includes the Ralphael Semmes Jazz Ensemble among others. Visit RidgelandArtsFest.com to find out who’s playing when.
Artisans from the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi will be on-hand demonstrating their various crafts and available at the Children’s Creative Craft Corner to help young artists create their own “make and take” piece of art. The Student Art Gallery will feature area high school students’ masterpieces.
Festival goers can enjoy sampling unique wines and beer while shopping at the Sante South Sampling Palate. Guests 21 and older can purchase a punch card for $20 at the Information Tents located throughout the festival grounds to present at kiosks. Food trucks will also be at the festival offering local cuisine.
Merchants at Renaissance at Colony Park will have ongoing weekend specials during the festival.
The Wine – Santé South Wine Festival
Sat., April 6 (VIP Tasting 6:30 p.m. | Grand Tasting 7:30 p.m.)
Santé South has grown into the largest wine and culinary extravaganza in Mississippi with over 120 exceptional wines and fine food samplings from more than 20 of Mississippi’s top restaurants. It’s an international showcase of the world’s best wines where boutique vintners present their annual new releases. Visit Santé South for more information and to purchase tickets. Proceeds of the Santé South Wine Festival benefit Alzheimer’s Mississippi.
The Wheels – Cheers and Gears Bike Ride
Fri., April 5 thru Sun., April 7
Join outfitter Bicycle Revolution for a fun-filled weekend of cycling events that highlight Ridgeland’s nationally-recognized cycling routes. Explore the beautiful Barnett Reservoir, Natchez Trace Parkway and the Petrified Forest on two wheels. For registration and more info, visit Cheers and Gears.
And there’s more…The Run Now Wine Later 5K
Fri., April 5 (6:30 p.m.)
Fleet Feet Sports’ Run Now Wine Later 5K is the only race in the area where runners get to enjoy a wine and cheese social at the finish line. The race begins and ends near the Ridgeland Visitor Center located in suite 6006 at Renaissance at Colony Park. Register today at Run Now Wine Later 5K.
For more information about Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, visit www.ridgleandartfest.com.
For more information about Ridgeland Tourism, visit www.visitridgeland.com.
The Ridgeland Tourism Commission
The Ridgeland Tourism Commission markets and promotes the City of Ridgeland as a destination of travel providing support for the Ridgeland Tourism industry and fostering awareness of the industry’s significance to create economic growth and opportunity through its travel industry.
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