JANUARY 25-29 | CLEVELAND
Eat your way around Cleveland for a good cause. Restaurants will offer special menu items, and donate a portion of proceeds toward a community project.
JANUARY 29-31 | CLARKSDALE
CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Watch Mississippi connected and music related movies at local venues. This festival includes live music, bus tours and workshops.
FEBRUARY TBD | BROOKHAVEN
DOWNTOWN JAZZED UP MARDI GRAS
Enjoy a Mardi Gras celebration with tours throughout the afternoon and a second line parade and live music in the evening.
FEBRUARY 25-27 | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ LITERARY & CINEMA CELEBRATION
A weekend event highlighting films, research and books that explore the many rich cultures and traditions of Mississippi.
FEBRUARY 27 | JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI BLUES MARATHON
Challenge yourself in a musical marathon or half-marathon, or take things a little easier with the “Quarter Note” quarter marathon or a 5k.
MARCH 26-27 | TYLERTOWN
THE SOUTH MISSISSIPPI BOUCHERIE
Sanctioned by the Memphis BBQ Network, the barbeque features patio and pro divisions and festivities include a craft show and car show.
MARCH 27 | GREENWOOD
VIKING HALF MARATHON
Set your personal record on this fast and flat course that takes you past filming sites from The Help.
MARCH 27 | JACKSON
HAL’S ST. PADDY’S PARADE & FESTIVAL
Fun loving, Irish-themed celebration includes a 5k, parade and music festival.
MARCH 27-28 | OCEAN SPRINGS
SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: HERB, GARDEN & ART
Outdoor celebration of spring and art with over 100 artists and gardeners under the live oaks in Ocean Springs.
APRIL TBD | COLUMBUS
TALES FROM THE CRYPT
Graveyard tour that re-creates the lives of noted personalities interred at historic Friendship Cemetery. This is an award- winning project of history students from the Columbus-based Mississippi School for Mathematics and Science.
APRIL TBD | LAUREL
DOWNTOWN LAUREL CRAWFEST
Held in downtown Laurel with kids’ activities, live music and teams competing to be named the winner for the best crawfish.
APRIL TBD | OXFORD
DOUBLE DECKER ARTS FESTIVAL
Celebrating food, music and the arts on the historic Oxford square with 200+ art and food vendors and local and regional bands.
APRIL TBD | TISHOMINGO COUNTY
Go back in time with demonstrations of basket weaving, spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, dulcimer playing, games and food.
APRIL 3-4 | PASS CHRISTIAN
ART IN THE PASS
Festival featuring fine arts, crafts, music and food. Showcasing a variety of media—including painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking and pottery.
APRIL 8-10 | COLUMBUS
CATFISH IN THE ALLEY® FESTIVAL
This is a celebration of the lives of African Americans in Columbus and the important contributions they made throughout the community. The event includes live music and Mississippi farm-raised catfish.
APRIL 10 | NEWTON
2021 LOOSE CABOOSE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy a fun-filled day with craft vendors, food vendors and entertainment featuring Michael Jacobs. Local talents featuring Larry Blackburn Band, Chris Stroud and Kristie Lynn Harris. Other attractions such as LA Dance Show, BankFirst Car Show and a BankPlus 5k, and a kids zone with The Dinosaur Experience and inflatables.
APRIL 17 | CLARKSDALE
JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL
Juke Joint Festival is “half blues festival, half small town fair, and all about the Delta” in historic Clarksdale.
APRIL 17 | CLEVELAND
CROSSTIE ARTS & JAZZ FESTIVAL
Delta tradition celebrated under the oaks of the Bolivar County Courthouse. The annual event features a juried fine arts show with hundreds of exhibitors.
APRIL 17 | STARKVILLE
COTTON DISTRICT ARTS FESTIVAL
Held in the historic Cotton District, this festival blends incredible art, music and food into a showcase event.
APRIL 22-25 | BILOXI
CRAWFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy headliner entertainment, carnival rides, craft beer and crawfish.
800.726.2781 | 228.594.3700
APRIL 23 | RIPLEY
BLUES, BREWS & MUDBUGS
Blues, Brews & Mudbugs is a music festival with blues and crawfish. Located on the square in historic downtown Ripley.
APRIL 23-24 | OCEAN SPRINGS
1699 WEEKEND OF DISCOVERY
Historic reenactment of the discovery of Ocean Springs is followed by an after-party, fun run, boat regatta and children’s parade.
APRIL 24 | QUITMAN
ANNUAL CLARKE FEST
Formerly the Forestry & Wildlife Festival, this event has fun for all with live entertainment, delicious food, arts & crafts, children’s activities, car show and bass tournament.
APRIL 24 | HOUSTON
HOUSTON SPRING FLYWHEEL FESTIVAL
Enjoy bluegrass music, old flywheel engine displays, tractor churned ice cream and arts & crafts. Just off the Natchez Trace Parkway in Houston.
MAY TBD | BAY ST. LOUIS
ANNUAL PIRATE DAY IN THE BAY
Join Captain Longbeard and his pirate crew for festivities starting Fridayevening with the opening of “Krewe Central.” Enjoy music and carnival rides.
MAY TBD | COLUMBUS
MARKET STREET FESTIVAL
Experience this music and art festival held in historic downtown Columbus.
MAY TBD | LAUREL
MOTHER’S DAY BLUES FESTIVAL
Enjoy live blues entertainment and great food at the South Mississippi Fairgrounds.
MAY TBD | OXFORD
OXFORD BOURBON FESTIVAL & AUCTION
Enjoy a weekend full of food, music, bourbon, dancing and fundraising in Oxford with Chef John Currence, owner of City Grocery Restaurant Group.
MAY TBD | STARKVILLE
KING COTTON CRAWFISH BOIL
Find out whose crawfish is king during this crawfish boil in the historic Cotton District.
MAY TBD | WAVELAND
ANNUAL ST. CLARE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Event featuring fantastic seafood, carnival rides, live music, crafts, silent auction, raffle and a classic car show.
MAY 1 | COLLINS
32ND OKATOMA FESTIVAL
Held downtown around the historic courthouse, this festival features live entertainment, 5k runs, artisans, children’s fair, quilt exhibit, parade and car show.
MAY 1 | GREENWOOD
QUE ON THE YAZOO
Annual event featuring a barbecue competition, tailgating, music, food trucks and more.
MAY 1-2 | RIDGELAND
ART, WINE & WHEELS
Weekend-long celebration. Enjoy the Santé South Wine Festival, Natchez Trace Century Ride and the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival.
MAY 1-31 | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
A musical celebration with world-class music and live theater from internationally and nationally recognized performers, featuring everything from events and shows from Broadway musicals, to jazz, blues, and other special concerts.
MAY 13 | OCEAN SPRINGS
TASTE OF OCEAN SPRINGS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
Celebration of the dining culture in Ocean Springs featuring savory delights from a selection of local restaurants.
MAY 15 | MERIDIAN
THREEFOOT ARTS FESTIVAL
The premiere juried arts festival in East Mississippi/West Alabama features top artists, fine crafts, fabulous music and events for kids.
May 15 | Richland
HWY 49 SUMMER FEST
Come watch as local bands compete for prizes followed by a food truck cookoff.
MAY 21-23 | BILOXI
BLESSING OF THE FLEET & FAIS DO-DO
Annual event with a Fais Do-Do festival and a blessing of the fleet asking God for a bountiful and safe shriming/boating season.
MAY 22 | VICKSBURG
SYMPHONY AT SUNSET
Free concert featuring the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra at the Vicksburg National Military Park.
MAY 27-30 | OXFORD
WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP OLD-TIME PIANO PLAYING CONTEST & FESTIVAL
Pianists compete and educate people about old-time piano music with workshops and performances.
MAY 28-29 | GRENADA
AFTERGLOW FILM FESTIVAL
A mini SXSW featuring film, music, art, tech, gaming, tournaments, virtual reality, workshops, writing and cosplay.
MAY 30 | PASS CHRISTIAN
JAZZ IN THE PASS
Enjoy views of the Mississippi Sound while listening to live music.
JUNE TBD | NATCHEZ
SOUL FOOD FUSION
A culinary and cultural experience with traditional soul food cooking, historic folklore, cultural arts and music.
JUNE TBD | LAUREL
LRMA BLUES BASH
Enjoy blues music and barbecue on the front lawn of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.
JUNE 4 | MERIDIAN
STATE GAMES OF MISSISSIPPI
Competition featuring over 5,000 athletes playing 37+ sports. Events held on multiple dates, in multiple locations. Opening ceremony, held on city hall lawn, features a parade of athletes, live music and fireworks display.
JUNE 5 | OCEAN SPRINGS
RED, WHITE, & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
Enjoy a patriotic celebration of blueberries locally-farmed, free recipes, free blueberry topped ice cream and live entertainment.
JUNE 9-13 | TUPELO
TUPELO ELVIS FESTIVAL
Tupelo’s annual celebration of its favorite native son and the impact that his music had on the world.
JUNE 9-22 | BILOXI
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI SUMMER FAIR
A family-friendly, jammed-packed event offering rides, live music, shows, contests and entertainment.
800.726.2781 | 228.594.3700
JUNE 11-13 | GRENADA
THUNDER ON WATER SAFE BOATING FESTIVAL
Celebrate the 28th annual festival with a carnival, fireworks, car and bike show, arts & crafts, barbecue contest and food vendors.
JUNE 12 | McCOMB
IRON HORSE MUSIC & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Since 1972, the Bentonia Blues Festival has been keeping the Bentonia style of blues alive at the oldest juke joint in Mississippi.
JUNE 14-19 | YAZOO COUNTY
BENTONIA BLUES FESTIVAL
Sponsored by Southwest Mississippi Regional Medical Center and Visit Mississippi, this festival will feature live music, including performances by The Bluz Boy’s Band and Category 6 Band, as well as food, arts & crafts, a kids zone, fireworks and more, all in downtown McComb.
JUNE 19 | MERIDIAN
JUNETEENTH HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Celebrating African American culture, Juneteenth features African dancing, choirs, jazz, hip hop and blues music, a car show and presentation of special awards.
JUNE 26 | NEW ALBANY
HILL COUNTRY FREEDOM FEST
Enjoy music, food, maker’s market as well as a fireworks show on the banks of the Tallahatchie River. Concerts begin early evening ending with New Albany’s own Sam Mosley and the Muscle Shoals Horns and special guests.
JULY TBD | BAY ST. LOUIS
ANNUAL OUR LADY OF THE GULF “CRAB” FEST
Annual festival featuring local food, live music, arts & crafts booths, rides, raffles and crab races. Food includes boiled crab and shrimp, po-boys, gumbo, crab stuffed potatoes and biscuits, burgers, and hotdogs. Free admission.
JULY TBD | BROOKHAVEN
Enjoy the sounds of rock and roll during this three-night event in Brookhaven featuring musicians from all over the South.
JULY 1-4 | GULFPORT
MISSISSIPPI DEEP SEA FISHING RODEO
The event offers carnival rides, daily fish weigh-ins, arts & craft vendors and a fireworks display.
JULY 2-4 | YAZOO COUNTY
YAZ SUMMER BLAST
Yazoo City’s Independence Day celebration includes live music and multiple nights of fireworks shows.
JULY 4 | VICKSBURG
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
Enjoy a concert and fireworks show at the Vicksburg Riverfront.
JULY 18-22 | OXFORD
UM FAULKNER & YOKNAPATAWPHA CONFERENCE – “FAULKNER, WELTY, WRIGHT: A MISSISSIPPI CONFLUENCE”
This conference establishes an intimate link between William Faulkner and the town of Oxford with various events.
AUGUST TBD | CLARKSDALE
SUNFLOWER BLUES FESTIVAL
Since 1988 the Sunflower Blues has celebrated blues music in its original authentic style.
AUGUST 6-7 | WATER VALLEY
This family event offers arts & crafts, street dance, fireworks, entertainment, antique car show, 3k walk/run and melon contest.
AUGUST 7 | GREENWOOD
BIKES, BLUES & BAYOUS
Join Mississippi’s largest bike ride. Ride the flat, fast alluvial plain of the Mississippi Delta.
AUGUST 21 | JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI BOOK FESTIVAL
Known as “Mississippi’s Literary Lawn Party,” this event features visiting authors, panel discussions and book signings.
AUGUST 27-29 | VICKSBURG
MISSISSIPPI RIVER NATURE WEEKEND
Enjoy bird-watching, nature tours and canoe excursions.
SEPTEMBER TBD | COLUMBUS
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE
This annual tribute to America’s most prolific playwright and Columbus’ native son features plays, forums and exhibits.
800.920.3536 | visitcolumbusms.org
SEPTEMBER TBD | HOLLANDALE
SAM CHATMON BLUES FESTIVAL
This festival features bikers, vendors, barbecue and blues performances in the hometown of blues legend Sam Chatmon.
800.467.3582 | hollandaleblues.com
SEPTEMBER TBD | RIDGELAND
DRAGON BOAT REGATTA
Dragon boat teams race head-to-head on the Barnett Reservoir with a free festival on the shores of Old Trace Park.
601.605.2554 | visitridgeland.com
SEPTEMBER TBD | RIDGELAND
SWEETEST CHEFS OF THE SOUTH
Join the South’s A-list pastry chefs to sample their most indulgent confections along with savory food bars, cocktails and more.
601.852.3463 | sweetestchefs.com
SEPTEMBER 4 – 5 | IUKA
IUKA HERITAGE FESTIVAL & ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
This annual event is fun for the entire family during Labor Day weekend, and features food, games, entertainment and arts & crafts.
662.423.8638 | iukafestival.com
SEPTEMBER 5 | WEST POINT
PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy over 300 vendors of juried fine arts & crafts, 5k run and family-friendly festivities in the heart of downtown West Point.
662.494.5121 | prairieartsfestival.org
SEPTEMBER 11-13 | HOLLY SPRINGS
HUMMINGBIRD MIGRATION & NATURE CELEBRATION
In its 21st year, this is the one of the Southeast’s largest nature festivals. Highlights include renowned guest speakers, guided nature walks, live animal shows, kids’ zone, wagon rides, arts & crafts vendors, plant sale and up-close views of Ruby-throated Hummingbirds being banded and released!
SEPTEMBER 12 | BELMONT
BELMONT BEAR CREEK FESTIVAL & ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
This annual festival offers fun for the entire family with arts & crafts, food, games and entertainment.
SEPTEMBER 12 – 13 | BILOXI
BILOXI SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Celebrate the seafood heritage of Coastal Mississippi with live entertainment, arts & crafts, kids’ activities and great seafood.
SEPTEMBER 17 – 27 | SOUTHAVEN
163RD ANNUAL MID-SOUTH FAIR
Enjoy thrilling midway rides, live outdoor entertainment, exciting carnival games, contests, petting zoo and delicious fair food.
662.470.2131 | landerscenter.com
SEPTEMBER 18 – 20 | TUNICA
DELTA RIVER CRUISIN’ CAR SHOW
See classic, custom and street rods at this annual car show in the Sam’s Town Tunica parking lot.
SEPTEMBER 19 | GREENVILLE
43RD ANNUAL DELTA BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
This Mississippi Delta festival is the oldest running blues festival in the country born out of the civil rights movement.
888.812.5837 | deltabluesms.org
SEPTEMBER 19 | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ BICYCLE CLASSIC
The Natchez Young Professionals and Natchez Adams-County Chamber of Commerce will host the YP Natchez Bicycle Classic on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Nothing can beat the beautiful scenery of the Natchez Trace Parkway and with Natchez’s famous food and music scene, its sure to be a fantastic weekend! Come for the ride, stay for the party!
SEPTEMBER 19 – 20 | DIAMONDHEAD
ANNUAL DIAMONDHEAD ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
Enjoy more than 150 arts, crafts, gift and food vendors. Free admission.
SEPTEMBER 24 – 26 | NEW ALBANY
This festival begins Friday with music on the Trailhead downtown. Saturday features a street market with arts, food, crafts, kids’ activities, music, a pet parade, a Case Knife show and more. The evening will conclude with national acts at Park Along the River.
662.534.3438 | visitnewalbany.com
SEPTEMBER 25 – 26 | HERNANDO
18TH ANNUAL WATER TOWER FESTIVAL
This outdoor event features arts & crafts vendors, car show, live music, corn hole tournament and a barbecue contest. Free.
662.429.9055 | hernandoms.org
SEPTEMBER 26 | QUITMAN
29TH ANNUAL FORESTRY & WILDLIFE FESTIVAL
Fun-filled day with activities for all ages including live entertainment, delicious food, arts & crafts, children’s games, car and trunk show, bass tournament and more.
601.776.5701 | clarkecountychamber.com
SEPTEMBER 26 | VICKSBURG
BRICKS & SPOKES
Ride a 10-, 30-, 50- or 60-mile route through downtown and historic Vicksburg including the National Military Park and Old Mississippi River Bridge.
601.634.4527 | downtownvicksburg.org
SEPTEMBER 26 | BURNSVILLE
BURNSVILLE WATERWAY FESTIVAL & ANTIQUE CAR SHOW
Held annually, this festival features arts & crafts, a 5k run, food, entertainment and more.
662.427.9526 | burnsvillems.com
SEPTEMBER 26 | MERIDIAN
ROSE HILL COSTUMED CEMETERY TOUR
Rose Hill Company of Players, dressed in period costume, tell the documented stories of those buried there. From gypsies to city founders, the stories tell a rich history.
SEPTEMBER 26 | FOREST
WING DANG DOODLE FESTIVAL
Come enjoy arts & crafts, a wing cooking contest, an antique tractor show and a day of great music at Gaddis Park. Free admission.
601.469.4332 | wingdangdoodlefestival.com
SEPTEMBER 28 | GRENADA
This family festival on the square downtown features arts & crafts, music, a car show, kids’ rides, great food and much more.
662.226.2571 | grenadamississippi.com
OCTOBER TBD | COLUMBUS
EUDORA WELTY WRITERS SYMPOSIUM
Experience a three-day celebration of Southern literature at The W.
OCTOBER TBD | HOUSTON
WITCHDANCE ULTRA TRAIL RUN
Join runners from across the country at this 5k – 50k trail runs through the pristine Tombigbee National Forest.
OCTOBER TBD | STARKVILLE
Trick-or-treat on Main Street where kids of all ages can enjoy face painting, a pumpkin patch and petting zoo.
OCTOBER TBD | YAZOO COUNTY
YAZOO COUNTY FAIR
Enjoy rides, games, food, local art and canning exhibits. Admission price includes free parking and unlimited rides.
OCTOBER 1 – 2 | CLARKSDALE
MIGHTY ROOTS MUSIC FESTIVAL
The Mighty Roots Music Festival will feature musical performances by Deer Tick, Keller Williams, National Park Radio and many more.
OCTOBER 2 | LAUREL
Enjoy downtown Laurel’s largest annual event, celebrating sawmill heritage with arts & crafts, great food, entertainment and kids’ activities.
OCTOBER 2 | VICKSBURG
BRICKS & SPOKES
Ride a 10, 30, 50 or 60 mile route through downtown and historic Vicksburg including the National Park and Old Mississippi River Bridge.
OCTOBER 3-10 | GULF COAST
CRUISIN’ THE COAST
Three-day event with over 8,000 classic cars cruising through town, a sock hop street party and contests.
OCTOBER 6 | TUNICA RESORTS
GATEWAY TO THE BLUES CONCERT
Experience a free blues concert on the Gateway porch/stage. Bring your lawn chair for an evening of live blues music.
OCTOBER 9 | VICKSBURG
OVER THE RIVER RUN
Race the 5 mile run, or walk or 1 mile fun run over the Old Mississippi River Highway 80 Bridge.
OCTOBER 10 | CLARKSDALE
SUPER BLUES SUNDAY
Experience a day of fun following the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR.
OCTOBER 14-16 | CLARKSDALE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL
Enjoy two days of fun and enriching events devoted to America’s greatest playwright who grew up in Clarksdale.
OCTOBER 15-17 | BILOXI
BEAUVOIR’S FALL MUSTER
Experience the sights and sounds of the 1800s with vendors, food and reenacted battles.
OCTOBER 15-17 | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ BALLOON FESTIVAL
Hot air balloons fill the skies over the Mississippi River as live music fills the air.
OCTOBER 23 | GAUTIER
GAUTIER MULLET & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Festival featuring handcrafted items, food, live entertainment and the famous mullet toss.
OCTOBER 28 | RIPLEY
THE SPIRIT OF RIPLEY CHILI COOKOFF
The Spirit of Ripley Chili Cookoff is a huge family fun event in Downtown Ripley. There’s a boo parade, chili cookoff and spirit booth contest.
NOVEMBER TBD | BROOKHAVEN
TASTE OF THE TRUST
Showcasing the best of our area’s cuisine, the event offers a silent auction, live music, wine and craft beer tasting to help support the arts.
NOVEMBER 3-6 | JACKSON
A three-day holiday shopping extravaganza featuring more than 100 merchants from across the nation. Presented by the Junior League of Jackson.
NOVEMBER 5-6 | MERIDIAN
SOULE’ LIVE STEAM FESTIVAL
Step back in time to the age of steam. See live steam engines, rail engines and belt driven machinery.
NOVEMBER 5-7 | COLUMBUS
ART N’ ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE
Enjoy entertainment, advice, and discussion yielding a true sense of the relationship of past, present and future.
NOVEMBER 6-7 | OCEAN SPRINGS
PETER ANDERSON ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
The largest fine arts festival in the state, bringing more than 400 artists, crafters and food vendors.
NOVEMBER 20-21 | RIDGELAND
RIDGELAND CYCLOCROSS FESTIVAL BENEFITING THE MISSISSIPPI
Cyclocross Project Experience this two-day event for the second and final stop in the 2021 Mississippi Cyclocross Cup Series.
DECEMBER 1-2 | STARKVILLE
Shop our holiday bazaar for unique handmade and specialty craft vendors at this two-day shopping event at The Mill.
DECEMBER 3-5 | JACKSON
CHIMNEYVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL
Shop an extraordinary selection of traditional and contemporary juried works created by artists from around the country.
YEAR-ROUND | PEARL
TRADE DAYS AT JONES CENTER FLEA MARKET
Open every Saturday (except Christmas) from dawn to dusk, this mostly open air flea market stretches across 7 acres.
JANUARY 30-FEBRUARY 6 | JACKSON
DIXIE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO
The Dixie National Rodeo features livestock shows, equine events, agricultural showcases and the largest professional rodeo east of the Mississippi River.
FEBRUARY 18-MARCH 28 | GULFPORT
GULF COAST WINTER CLASSIC HORSE SHOW
Six-week United States Equestrian Foundation AA Rated Hunter-Jumper-event will have approximately 1,000 horses exhibiting. Free Sunday Grand Prix.
228.832.3691 | 843.768.5503
MARCH 13-APRIL 13 | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ SPRING PILGRIMAGE
Natchez welcomes visitors to enjoy tours of the city’s many historic homes and unique evening events.
APRIL 30-MAY 2 | TUPELO
BLUE SUEDE CRUISE
Car enthusiasts from across the country travel to Tupelo to showcase their antique, classic and hot rod cars during events throughout the weekend.
JUNE-AUGUST | HOUSTON
HOUSTON FARMERS MARKET ON THE SQUARE
On Saturday mornings during June, July and August, this open air market has offerings that include fresh produce, baked goods and handmade tools. Located off of the Natchez Trace Parkway in Houston.
JULY-SEPTEMBER | NEW ALBANY
WILLIAM FAULKNER LITERARY FEST
Enjoy Faulkner Fest from July through September. William Faulkner was born in New Albany September 25, 1897. Lecture series begins in July with the opening of the Faulkner and Folk Art Exhibit at the Union County Museum. Fest concludes with an awards banquet for winners of the Faulkner Literary Competition.
SEPTEMBER 25-OCTOBER 12 | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ FALL PILGRIMAGE
Natchez welcomes visitors to enjoy tours of the city’s many historic homes and unique evening events.
NOVEMBER-DECEMBER | CANTON
CANTON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
The “City of Lights” comes alive each holiday season with attractions and events for all ages. From the interactive Christmas Village to old fashioned carousel rides, there’s something for the whole family.
NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 31 | TYLERTOWN
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Enjoy a beautiful lighted display covering 40 acres, open nightly.
NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 30 | GULFPORT
GULFPORT HARBOR LIGHTS WINTER FESTIVAL
Visit with Santa in Santa’s Village, take pictures at Elfie selfie stations and enjoy hot chocolate, marshmallows and concessions.