Explore the Events of
Upper Delta Region


The Upper Delta Region of the Middle Mississippi River Valley is where the river really meets the south. This region covers the Bootheel Region of Missouri, Northeastern Arkansas, and Western Kentucky. For those interested in nature there are nature hikes in Reelfoot Lake State Park and Fort Pillow State Historic Park and Reelfoot Lake Pelican Festival in Tiptonville, Tennessee. State Parks like Village Creek State Park and Parkin Archeological State Park in Arkansas offer both nature and historical activities. Interested in music? Check out KASU’s monthly Bluegrass Monday in Paragould or Heritage Musicfest in Osceola in Arkansas. The most notable event in Boothill Missouri is the Delta Fair in Kennett. Interested in Art? Arkansas State University’s Bradbury Museum Gallery hold its Delta National Small Prints Exhibition in January and February. Art Fairs and events include the Heritage Festival in Covington, Tennessee, the Reelfoot Arts & Crafts Festival in Tiptonville, Tennessee, and the Fall Into Arts Festival in Kennett, Missouri. Unique community events include Tennessee festivals such as Newbern Depot Days, Lauderdale County Tomato Festival, and the Obion County Cornfest. In January and February visitors looking for Bald Eagles flock to Reelfoot Lake for its popular Eagle Tours and the Reelfoot Lake Annual Eagle Festival.

There are two ways to look for events. You can go directly to the calendar and look for events in a standard calendar format organized by date. Or you can use the sorted lists below. Because every event has been tagged by city, county, type of event and features you can use the sorted list you see below.

We regularly update our calendars and changes are made when we gather more information or when we learn of an event. If you know of an event that you would like to see posted contact the webmaster. We hope you enjoy the events you choose to attend.


Art Exhibits at the Bradbury Art Museum
September 26 - November 13, 2019
The Bradbury Art Museum on the campus of Arkansas State University is holding three exhibits: the 2019 Faculty Biennial Exhibition, Teddy Wigginton: Why and Curtis Steele: Papier Surfin.


Lights Of The Delta
November 25 - December 27, 2019
Mississippi County has been the place to go in the Mid-South for Christmas lights. The annual 'Lights of the Delta' display is the largest not only in the State of Arkansas, but in the Mid-South. With more than 30 motion displays and a total of six million lights on a 40-acre old air force base, it's earned some national recognition. One of the popular features is to see the display on a hayride.

Explore the Upper Delta Region of the Mississippi River