Sweet summertime in Mississippi’s Downtown!

If you haven’t made it to the Farmer’s Market yet, go ahead and add it to your to do list for this week!  Our weekly market boasts locally grown vegetables and fruits, home made and handmade goods, and a great variety of food trucks!  Downtown Thursdays are consistently growing and thriving in our new location, the Brickyard near the Laurel Jones County Library parking lot. This new location has made set up more efficient while making access for shoppers easier and more enjoyable.  Don’t forget to register for our weekly raffle!  Our vendors donate items for a basket of goodies for one lucky winner that registers at the Laurel Main Street tent!


You may have heard it said, summer time is the easiest time for healthy eating!  We couldn’t agree more–And  with access to so many fresh fruits and veggies that are locally grown, now is a great time to kick start a healthier lifestyle and eating habits!  We also love partnering with organizations like St. John’s Day School.  Their Edible School Yard is teaching children the importance of growing healthy foods and participating in selling them at the market each week.


Image by Debbie Herring Photography


Image by Debbie Herring Photography

This week downtown:

Sweet Somethings Bakery Ribbon Cutting-Tuesday, June 14

The Rusty Chandelier’s 50th event-June 16-19th

Farmer’s Market-Thursday, June 16th 3:30-6:00

Downtown Movie night-Thursday, June 16th 8:00 *showing The Peanuts Movie

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The Market and Downtown Movie Night wouldn’t be possible without the support of these generous sponsors!

Laurel Main Street is the best avenue for getting connected in Laurel!

We invite you to join Laurel Main Street and help us turn the vision of a revitalized Downtown Laurel into a reality. Your Membership offers the benefit of knowing firsthand about downtown events and projects. Members can become even more proactive by joining one of our committees. Most importantly, you or your business will receive a voice of the issues that affect downtown.  Read more here!

Loblolly Festival will be here before we know it.

The Loblolly Festival is held annually on the first Saturday in October and celebrates Laurel’s heritage as a sawmill town. Vendors from several states, artists, crafters and craftsmen set up shop in the streets of downtown Laurel for this one day event. Live music of various genres can be heard throughout the day.

You can read more here about becoming a vendor!


Written by Keri Rowell

Keri is a member of the Laurel Main Street Board of Directors and the Promotions Committee Chair. She has been involved with Laurel Main Street since high school, and owns a small business in Downtown Laurel.