Up, Up, and…Up



The Natchez Gem, Jewelry & Bead Show (Oct. 15–17) coincides with the Great Mississippi River ­Balloon Race. Showgoers who look skyward will see as many as 100 hot-air balloons floating over Natchez and crossing the Mississippi River. A weekend festival at Rosalie Bicentennial Gardens in downtown ­Natchez kicks off with Balloon Glow and continues with musical performances, fireworks, and a sports-bar tent. For information, visit natchezballoonrace.com.