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Five October Natchez Events

Grand Fall Pilgrimage (Sep 25- Oct 23)

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Grand Fall Pilgrimage - The fall is the most magical time to visit Natchez. As the trees change colors they create a stunning backdrop for our historic Natchez architecture and garden tours. This city is home to more historic homes than any other city of its size in the country. These incredible examples of architecture play a huge role in both the city’s character and charm. Explore some of the most well-known estates and learn about their history. House tours $20-150 More information at

Live @ Five (October 1, 8, 14, 22, 29)

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Live @ Five This free family-friendly, outdoor concert series is held at the Bandstand on the Natchez bluff. Bring the whole family to enjoy an evening of music all while social distancing. The Concerts start at 5:00 p.m. and lasts until sunset. The music lineup for the month of October is as follows: 10/1 – Cha Cha Boo; 10/8 – Galen Martin + Crutches; Thursday, 10/14 – N’Rhythm; 10/22 – Clint Boyd; 10/29- Sandu Jazz. For more information, visit

Natchez Balloon Festival (October 14-17)

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Natchez Balloon Festival returns for its 36th year, held on Oct. 15-17, 2021. Since 1986, the festival has filled historic downtown Natchez with hot-air balloons, local live music, and dozens of art and food vendors. The Natchez Balloon Festival takes place in the heart of historic downtown on the beautiful grounds of the Rosalie.

Thursday, October 14th- Kick off the weekend at Live @ Five Natchez held at the Natchez Bandstand with NRhythm. Bring your blankets, chairs, and dancing shoes.

Friday, October 15th- Festival gates open at 4:00 p.m. Balloon Glow at 6:45 at the festival site. Music line up YZ Ealey and The Fabulous Thunderbirds.

Saturday, October 16th- Festival gates open at 11:00 a.m. Music line up: Matt Willis Trio, Jamell Richardson, J & The Causeways, Tank and the Bangas, and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram.

For more information and to purchase your weekend passes, visit

Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – Look to the sky to catch hot air balloons soaring over Natchez.

7:30 a.m. “Morning Balloon Flight” and the 4:00 p.m. “Afternoon Balloon Flight,” lifting off from various locations around Natchez. All scheduled balloon flights are weather permitting.

Yall Means All Natchez-The Weekend (October 21-23)

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Y’all Means All Natchez event will return this year on October 21-23. This LGBTQ+-friendly festival celebrates the diversity of Natchez’s community while raising funds for NAMI Four Rivers, a non-profit state advocacy organization dedicated to suicide prevention and mental health counseling.

Drag Queen Bingo- Thursday, October 21st, 2021, from 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m.

The Weekend Welcome Reception- Friday, October 22nd, 2021, from 7:00 p.m.- 9:30 p.m

Battle of the Belles and Beaus- Saturday, October 23rd, 2021, from 8:00 p.m.- 10:30 p.m.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Longwood Afternoon Music Fest (October 30)

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Longwood Afternoon Music Fest – in its 7th year, Longwood Afternoon returns to the beautiful grounds of one of the most iconic historic home in Natchez on October 31 st from 3:00 – 7:00pm. This all-day music festival is full of family fun, groovy tunes, creative crafts, and delicious food and drinks. There will also be a Halloween Carnival, so load up the family, bring your chairs and plan to stay all day. Music line up: Rowdy Johnson, Sullivan’s Hollow, Dalton Wayne and the Warmidillos, The Anteeks, Easily Distracted.

Other Events this Fall in Natchez

Biker's Weekend on the Bluff (Oct 1-2)

Biker's Weekend on the Natchez Bluff is open to all motorcycle clubs and solo riders. On Friday Meet-n-Greet at the Natchez Manor from 8pm-till. Saturday live entertainment on the bluff and motorcycle parade through downtown at 3:30 p.m. (line up at 3:00 p.m.)

Showcase of Bikers, Antique & Sports Cars & Trucks, & RV's. Admission is free.

Blufftoberfest (Oct 2)

Octoberfest at the Natchez Brewing Company, who's ready? German food, delicious beer, and live music. Check out their Facebook for more details!
Check out the event calendar for all of the fun events happening this Fall in Natchez.


Bigfoot Birthday Bash (NOV 4-6)

Celebrating the 300th anniversary of the first documented account of a Bigfoot encounter in North America. For the latest and greatest updates, check out our Facebook page

Allumer Natchez (NOV 19-21)

A stunning light show not to miss in historic downtown Natchez. For more information, visit


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