WE CAN'T WAIT UNTIl
SPRING ARRIVES!
What a winter! We know everyone is looking ahead to brighter days and hitting the road to get away from it all. Greenwood is your perfect grownup getaway destination. Grab your girlfriends or that special someone and plan your Greenwood escape. There's absolutely no pressure. Whether you want to tour and explore or simply relax, recharge and reconnect with the ones who matter most with spa treatments and delicious dining, we are here for you.

Download our visitor guide HERE and start planning today!
There is still lots to do if you feel more comfortable outdoors to minimize contact. Experience Greenwood through one of our self-guided tours. Info and maps are available by request for: The Help filming locations, Greenwood Civil Rights sites, The Life and Legacy of Robert Johnson, and Downtown Historic Walking Tour. Stop by our office at 225 Howard Street, visit our box outside of the office, or request a copy to be mailed. 
Tour brochures can also be found online here.
Greenwood itineraries can be found here.

In addition explore our area's ten Mississippi Blues Trail markers, Mississippi Freedom Trail markers and Bobbie Gentry's Country Music Trail marker. Also, check out our murals around town, snap a pic and don’t forget to tag us using #travelgreenwood.
EXPERIENCE THE VIKING COOKING SCHOOL
From the novice to the experienced cook, thousands of students including kids, moms and dads, business professionals, and others come alone, or together with friends to attend Viking Cooking School classes each year. If you love to cook, entertain, or just appreciate the pleasure of great food, the Viking Cooking School is the place to indulge your passions. It's all about fun and sharing a great meal with friends, family or new friends.

Know before you go:
• The cooking schools typically books up a couple of months in advance, so start planning now to secure your spot.
• Private events are available. Whether a corporate team building activity, a supper club, group tour, birthdays, or family groups, the Viking Cooking School can accommodate your private event. You can choose your own menu from private events menus or select a currently offered class.
• Modifications have been made to ensure your safety while still enjoying your class to the fullest.
GREENWOOD CARES
Greenwood Cares is a promise to you that we will do our part to ensure all visitors can experience the joy of traveling to Greenwood. We thank you for doing yours.Guests are advised to follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines while both traveling to and visiting our beautiful state. Safe practices include washing hands regularly with soap and water, minimizing close contact with others, and maintaining a minimum of six feet of social distance from others.

Visitors are also encouraged to stay informed of additional public health guidance in local destinations to minimize risk to themselves and others. For safe travel info, visit our Covid information page.
#visitmsresponsibly #maskingforafriendgwood
CELEBRATING BLACK
HISTORY MONTH
In honor of Black History Month we invite you to visit Greenwood to experience the rich contributions of African Americans to our area's history.

Explore our Civil Rights brochure:
Read our blog here:

Another great tool to explore the legacy of Emmett Till is the Emmett Till Memory Project app.
The Emmett Till Memory Project is your complete guide to the legacy of Till’s murder. The app takes users to the most important sites in the Mississippi Delta and beyond. At each site, the app provides expert-vetted narratives, access to relevant archival documents, and a collection of historic and contemporary photographs. The ETMP teaches users what happened at each site in 1955 and how the sites have been commemorated since 1955.
Learn more here.

Explore the life and legacy of blues great Robert Johnson, and many others here:
Read our blog here.
Many other important artists from our area can be explored by visiting the Mississippi Blues Trail site here.

We'd love to help you plan your transformative itinerary.
CULINARY COMMUNITY
We only have one rule in Greenwood, nobody leaves hungry!
The Ballas family has been rolling comfort food and world-famous mile-high pies out of the Crystal Grill’s kitchen for three-quarters of a century. Giardina’s and Lusco’s feature upscale evening dining choices that range from pompano to porterhouse. Expect the unexpected at Fan & Johnny’s, a fresh culinary experience for the Delta with unique specials updated daily from James Beard semifinalist, Taylor Bowen Ricketts. If you are looking for an ethnic treat, try the 100 year old family recipe eggrolls at Mai Little China on Park Avenue or the Pico de Gallo at San Miguel Taqueria. Turnrow Books’ upstairs cafe is the place to go for lunchtime soups, salads and sandwiches, and Webster’s is a cozy spot just across the Keesler Bridge in North Greenwood. Other culinary temptations range from Serio’s open-face meatball sandwich to Veronica’s intricate cakes and treats to Steven’s barbecue and famous chocolate cake. Let's not forget Delta hot tamales that can be found almost everywhere and down home, world class barbeque from Drake's BBQ.
VIKING HALF MARATHON
AND 5K
MARCH 20, 2021
 
Located in the heart of the fabled Mississippi Delta, the Viking Half Marathon and 5K promises Southern charm, fast times, and an unbelievable race experience. From the time you arrive in Greenwood, you can expect great local culture, an array of fabulous food, and warm Southern hospitality.
 
Visit the WEBSITE to sign up and to learn other valuable information about this year's event, or visit the Viking Half Marathon Facebook page for regular updates.
 
For a complete list of places to stay in Greenwood visit: https://visitgreenwood.com/stay/.
GREENWOOD GRAVEL GRIND
APRIL 17, 2021

For regular updates, please visit the WEBSITE or FACEBOOK PAGE often. 
 
About Greenwood Gravel Grind
The Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce Indian Cycle of Ridgeland, MS as the presenting sponsor for the 3rd annual Greenwood Gravel Grind (G3) to be held on Sat., April 17, 2021 in Greenwood, MS. This off-road bike ride pairs the gravel roads of the neighboring Carroll County hills with the flat alluvial plains of the Delta. The locale has been dubbed "the most Southern place on earth" and we invite all to ride with us to understand why.
As presenting sponsor, Indian Cycle is underwriting the 2021 G3/BBB Bike Raffle. This is a joint raffle with our sister ride, Bikes Blues & Bayous, so the prize drawing will be held at BBB in Greenwood on August 7, 2021. 
Entry Fees
  • $55 REGULAR Registration
  • $65 LATE Registration (after 3/19/2021)
  • Online closes Fri, Apr. 16 at 10am.
  • In-Person Registration 1-6pm Fri, Apr. 16 at Greenwood Chamber of Commerce is your last chance!
  • NO Ride Day Entries Allowed!
  • All riders will receive a custom G3 windbreaker Jacket (foldable hood, water repellant, zippered chest pocket), a choice of 2 new routes (50k or 100k), a well-supported ride with six SAG vehicles, rest stops and a post-ride "Hang at the Hangar" party with generous food and beverage to enjoy.

After cycling through the beautiful Delta countryside, consider taking in some of Greenwood’s unique cultural and culinary offerings; visit the Museum of the Mississippi Delta, reserve your spots in a hands-on class at the Viking Cooking School, follow the Mississippi Blues Trail to landmark sites like Robert Johnson’s grave marker and more.
 
For a complete list of places to stay in Greenwood visit: https://visitgreenwood.com/stay/.
PLAN AHEAD
14TH ANNUAL
BIKES, BLUES, AND BAYOUS
AUGUST 7, 2021

The Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce will host the 14th annual BBB cycling event on Saturday, August 7, 2021. The rides begin in historic downtown Greenwood, home of Viking Range Corp. Mississippi's LARGEST RIDE exceeded 1,000 riders in 3 of the last 4 years and was selected as a "Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Event Winner" for 2018 and 2019! Join us to ride the "flat and fast alluvial plains of the Delta" and discover "the BEST Southern Hospitality on Earth".

Registration is now open! Visit the BBB website for more info!

Entry Fees
  • $45 EARLY Registration (before Apr 1, 2021)
  • $55 REGULAR Registration
  • $65 LATE Registration (after June 25, 2021)
  • ONLINE Registration Closes Fri, August 6 at 10am.
  • In-Person Registration: TBA
  • NO Ride Day Entries Allowed!
  • All riders will receive a custom BBB tech T-shirt (choice of men's crew neck or ladies V-neck); custom BBB socks by Primal); a well-supported ride with SAG vehicles, live Blues music, rest stops and a post-ride party with generous food and beverage to enjoy.


The 2021 BBB is proudly presented by INDIAN CYCLE of Ridgeland, Mississippi.


SPRING PACKAGES AT
THE ALLUVIAN HOTEL & SPA

The Alluvian Hotel is a cosmopolitan boutique hotel in the heart of the Mississippi Delta and was the first of its kind in the region. The perfect place to relax, recharge, and reconnect. Book a luxurious treatment in their full-service spa and watch the cares of the world melt away. Take advantage of these spring packages or plan your stay at your own pace.

MARCH
March 1-31: Work, Play, Stay at The Alluvian
The Alluvian is where business meets pleasure. Take advantage of this package and receive one day of meeting space complimentary when you book 10 or more rooms Sunday- Thursday for January, February, or March meetings. Allow our Sales Manager to help you plan your company’s business meeting, retreat, or conference using any one of our luxury spaces. Whether you need a more intimate setting using our boardroom overlooking downtown Greenwood, or a theatre- style setup complete with audio/visual needs, we have just what you need, including refreshments and meals. While you’re at it, let us help you plan your itinerary to include visits to our spa and cooking school or dinner at Giardina’s. Contact Forrest Hodge at fhodge@thealluvian.com or 662.451.1180.

March 1-31: Let Us Teach You
This package includes one- night accommodations including full Southern breakfast, an Amy Head spring make-up lesson from The Alluvian Spa, 20% off two seats in a regular cooking class at the Viking Cooking School, and delicious Southern toffee upon arrival. (This package available online.)
Weekday rate starting at $215 plus tax.
Weekend rate starting at $230 plus tax.

March 1-31: All Things Spring
Spring is in the air! Grab a friend and enjoy a Girls Night at The Alluvian! This package includes nightly accommodations, a full Southern breakfast, two spring specialty cocktails from Giardina’s and two Cactus Cooler Pedicure at The Alluvian Spa that will leave your limbs in radiant shape.
Weekday rate starting at $355 plus tax.
Weekend rate starting at $399 plus tax.

APRIL
April 1-30: Relaxation Package
Awaken your senses and indulge in some relaxation at The Alluvian. This package includes one-night luxurious accommodations, a spa gift on arrival and one fifty minute Rainbow Maker CBD Massage at The Alluvian Spa. You’ll enjoy a blissful massage from head-to-toe as the botanical oil fights free radicals and helps skin maintain its moisture through lycopene-rich watermelon extracts and antioxidant oils. Packed chock-full of Hi-Bio fast-absorbing, full-spectrum hemp oil with cannabinoids, this massage is unlike anything else you’ve experienced.
Weekday rate starting at $365 plus tax.
Weekend rate starting at $405 plus tax.

April 1-30: Royal Replenishment Package
Feel like royalty at The Alluvian! Enjoy one-night accommodations, Southern breakfast, a signature Sweat Tea spa gift upon arrival, and a trip to our spa for a 50 minute Luxe Fitness Facial. Each facial is meticulously customized to your skin’s needs- be it quenching your skin’s thirst, clearing unflattering breakouts, or repairing sun damage and fine lines. See and feel an immediate difference in texture, clarity, and smoothness.
Weekday rate starting at $345 plus tax.
Weekend rate starting at $395 plus tax.

April 4: Easter Brunch
Join us for the best brunch in the Delta on Easter Sunday at Giardina's. Open 10:30am - 2:30pm; reservations recommended. Reserve a table now by calling 662.455.4227 or online by visiting, www.opentable.com/

April 8-9: Makeup Consultation with Amy Head
Schedule a one hour consultation with Amy and let her give you a new spring look! Limited appointments available. $50 per person. Call 662.451.6700 to book your session at The Alluvian Spa.

April 17: Greenwood Gravel Grind
Join us for the 3rd Annual Greenwood Gravel Grind. An off-road cycling tour of the “Most Southern Place on Earth”. Visit https://greenwoodgravelgrind.raceroster.com for more information or call the Chamber of Commerce at 662.453.4152. Special rates for participants. Call to book and mention the Greenwood Gravel Grind Room Block

MAY
May 1-31: Pamper Her Package
Give Mom the pampering she deserves at The Alluvian with a trip to our spa for a Flower Power CBD Sole Revival Manicure and Pedicure. Tired feet relish in an invigorating rosemary and mint scented soak – inflused with full spectrum hemp seed oil and plant extracts for all the relaxing feels. This package also includes luxurious one- night accommodations, champagne with chocolate covered strawberries, delicious Southern toffee at turndown, and our Southern breakfast for two the next morning.
Weekday rate starting at $366 plus tax.
Weekend rate starting at $399 plus tax.

May 1-31 Margaritaville May
Celebrate summer at The Alluvian! Bring a friend and relax your worries away with a one night stay, our award winning Southern breakfast, 2 top shelf margaritas from Giardina’s bar, a 20% discount coupon to use at the Viking Cooking School retail store and our favorite Margarita mix and snack to take home. (This package available online.)
Weekday rate starting at $245 plus tax.
Weekend rate starting at $280 plus tax.

May 9: Mother’s Day Brunch
Treat mom to a mimosa and our finest menu items at our very popular Giardina's Mother's Day Brunch. Open 10:30am - 2:30pm; reservations recommended. Reserve a table now by calling 662.455.4227 or online by visiting, www.opentable.com