Roadtripping or exploring your own backyard? Welcome back!
Come explore the Mississippi (and Arkansas!) Delta in ways you otherwise may not experience on your own. We invite local residents, musicians, leaders and goofballs to share their town with you. They'll give you the behind-the-scenes scoop on our blues, bars, and badass nonprofits...or share something you hadn't known, from history to photography. Each is unique -- and always a deeply knowledgeable, passionate, and "authentic" Delta experience.
All experiences are currently based in Clarksdale, Mississippi unless otherwise noted. (Here's lookin' at YOU, Helena and Moon Lake! Proud to invite guests to meet our neighbors, too.)
Covid status: We've designed most experiences to be outdoors whenever possible. Shared Experiences requests that all participants respect our guides and community by following best practices for public health and safety, including distancing and masking up indoors if you haven't been double-vaxxed for 2wks. Some of us only recently finished our vaccinations, or have medically vulnerable friends+family. If this protocol doesn't feel right for you, we're happy to recommend other tours, and welcome you back when it's safe for us to be together "normally" again.
Questions? Just ask!
...Launching: Juneteenth for the Clarksdale Black History Experience, June 25th for Deak's Blues Experience, June 30th for the Delta Diaper Bank Volunteer Experience, July 15th for the Glendora Experience. Welcome back, Travel.
2021 DELTA EXPERIENCES
Looking for more?
We're in the process of adding experiences. If you'd like the hookup for personal training, cooking, birdwatching, wine+paint classes or more downtown – let us know. Yes, this small town's got all that and more. We'd also love to connect you to the Mississippi Delta Chinese Heritage Museum in Cleveland, barhopping in Oxford, and the most rockin' musician on Beale Street. (Oh wait, nevermind on the Memphis musician: he just moved to Clarksdale. #jokingnotjoking) Email experiencemississippi (at) gmail and we'll connect you.
You can also www.VisitClarksdale.com for a full list of places to go, eat and stay. There are great museums exploring the history of the blues and Tennessee Williams' time in Clarksdale, and one-of-a-kind spots to enjoy live blues music every single night of the year. Stop first at www.CatHead.biz for Roger's recommendations and music calendar, book Billy's driving tour at www.DeltaBohemian.com and book the Quapaw Canoe Company's bucket list-worthy Mississippi River trips (from Helena, Clarksdale or Vicksburg) at http://www.island63.com/