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VICKSBURG, MISS.) February 17, 2015: The City of Vicksburg will host a parade and ceremony for Vicksburg native and Super Bowl hero Malcolm Butler on Saturday, February 21 beginning at 2:30 p.m.
Malcolm Butler, a cornerback for the New England Patriots, made the winning play at this year's Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1 when he intercepted the ball in the last 20 seconds of the game to seal the victory over the Seattle Seahawks. Butler is a 2009 graduate of Vicksburg High School. He earned a scholarship to Hinds Community College and later played at the University of West Alabama. On May 19, 2014, he signed with the New England Patriots after going undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft and made his first start on December 14, where he made two tackles.
The RiverFest Music and Arts Festival is April 17th and 18th! The 28th Annual RiverFest features live music as well as free Saturday daytime activities.
The concerts are from 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight and admission is $10. Saturday's daytime activities start at 8:00 am at the RiverFest Arts & Crafts Show around City Hall.
Other activities include live music, street performers, children's activities, food booths, and fabulous sidewalk sales with participating downtown merchants.
Downtown Vicksburg's 14th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will be held Saturday, February 7, 2015, at 4:00 p.m. in Downtown Vicksburg. All area Clubs, Churches, Organizations, Schools and Businesses are invited to take place in this community parade. The deadline to submit an application is no later than 4:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 28, 2015. The fee is $25 for non-profit and civic groups and $50 for businesses. After Wednesday, January 28th the fee is $50 for non-profit and civic groups and $100 for businesses.
The Kansas City Holiday Express Train will be in Downtown Vicksburg on Friday, December 5, 2014, from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. The train will be open for tours and visits with Santa. This event is free and open to the public.
Led by KCS' Southern Belle business train, the Holiday Express train includes a smiling tank car "Rudy"; a flatcar carrying Santa's sleigh, reindeer and a miniature village; a ginger bread boxcar; the elves' workshop; the reindeer stable; and a little red caboose.