Annual Crepe Myrtle Season

Natchez Celebrates The Blooms–And You’re Invited!

June is the start of Crepe Myrtle Season for Natchez Crepe Myrtles, with July being peak bloom. And no other city in the country can boast the extraordinary display of crepe myrtles blooming like Natchez, Mississippi. This summer, you’re invited to enjoy the scenery and venture out on our FREE self-guided tours for your Natchez Experience during the 2024 Crepe Myrtle Blooming Season.

Enjoy These Free Tours To See The Most Blooms!

• Sip & See Stroll in Entertainment & Go Cup District:

Worthy of 2 to 3 Visits! Slow down and mosey along through Downtown Natchez to Savor this Experience!  Use the google map embedded on the page or click the button to download a pdf.

• Bloom Drive: The Crepe Myrtle Cruise Driving Tour

This tour takes in the magnificent blooms at top gardens and sites beyond the downtown area. Use the google map embedded on the page or click the button to download a pdf.

• The Crepe Myrtles of Historic Natchez City Cemetery:

Established in 1822, this historical cemetery is simply beautiful. Drive or walk the Natchez City Cemetery and see more than 490 crepe myrtles amidst the mature landscape with an overlook of the city. Download the crepe myrtle map pdf by clicking the button.

The Friends of the Natchez City Cemetery also offers an online audio/video tour, for just $10 for those interested.

Annual “Sallie Junkin Ballard Keep Natchez Blooming” Award

Recognizing Outstanding Contribution to the Beautification of Downtown Natchez

Named in memory of native Natchezian, Sallie Junkin Ballard (1926-2017), who orchestrated the effort to make Natchez the “Crepe Myrtle Capital of the World.” Learn when this year’s winners will be announced, see past winners, and learn more about this notable gardner and Southern lady.

2024 Sponsors: Downtown Natchez Alliance • Downtown Natchez Farmer's Market • Smoot's Grocery Blues Lounge

Big Thanks to our Natchez-Adams Master Gardners!

Plan Ahead For Next Year!

Natchez Crepe Myrtle Season June and July 2025