january

JANUARY 7  |  MERIDIAN
GREAT SCORPION TRAIL RUN
One of Mississippi’s newest ultra-races, this 50k, 25k and 12.5k trail run takes place on the trails surrounding beautiful Bonita Lakes Park.
greatscorpiontrailrun.com

JANUARY 8-15  |  JACKSON
JXN INDIE MUSIC WEEK
A week-long series of concerts, showcases, panels and parties, spotlighting creatives from all genres including rock, hip-hop, EDM, blues, singer-songwriter and independent film and video.
jxnindiemusic.com

JANUARY 20-22  |  OXFORD
OXFORD FIBER FESTIVAL
This is the oldest, continuous fiber festival in Mississippi and includes a festival reception, knitting competition, learning lunches, lectures and more.
oxfordfiberfestival.com

JANUARY 27-29  |  CLARKSDALE
CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Mississippi connected and music related movies are shown at local venues throughout Clarksdale.
clarksdalefilmfestival.com



february

FEBRUARY 9-11  |  CLEVELAND
MISSISSIPPI DELTA POTTERY FESTIVAL
Potters from around the Southeast will converge in the Delta to sell their wares and pottery. Collectors will love the pottery swap meet.
662.843.2712
visitclevelandms.com

FEBRUARY 10-18  |  JACKSON
DIXIE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO
This annual event features livestock shows, equine events, agricultural showcases and the largest professional rodeo east of the Mississippi.
601.961.4000
mdac.ms.gov

FEBRUARY 18  |  VICKSBURG
CARNAVAL DE MARDI GRAS
Celebrate Mardi Gras in downtown Vicksburg with a parade, carnival and gumbo cook-off.
601.634.4527
downtownvicksburg.org

FEBRUARY 25  |  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 even a 5k.
504.454.6561
msbluesmarathon.events

 



march

MARCH 1-5  |  OXFORD
OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
This annual festival celebrates the art of independent cinema and shows with more than 200 quality films from across the globe.
877.560.3456
ox-film.com

MARCH 4  |  HATTIESBURG
HATTIESBURG CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Sample more than 100 types of craft beer from 30+ national breweries at this annual downtown Hattiesburg event.
hattiesburgcraftbeerfest.com

MARCH 4  |  VICKSBURG
RUN THRU HISTORY
Take a 10k run, 5k walk or 1-mile fun run through the Vicksburg National Military Park with living history presentations and enjoy an after party featuring live music.
601.638.1071
runthruhistory.org

MARCH 16-26  |  COLUMBUS
COLUMBUS HISTORIC HOME TOURS
Enjoy tours of meticulously maintained historic homes and gardens. This event also features culinary, art and music experiences.
800.920.3533
visitcolumbusms.org

MARCH 25  |  JACKSON
38TH ANNUAL HAL’S ST. PATTY’S PARADE & FESTIVAL
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Jackson at this fun loving, “rites of spring” event that includes a 5k, parade and music festival.
601.984.1972
halsstpaddysparade.com

MARCH 25  |  HATTIESBURG
HUBFEST
Enjoy this art and music festival, boasting nationally recognized headliners on four live music stages and more than 250 vendors.
theadp.com

MARCH 25  |  GREENWOOD
VIKING HALF MARATHON
The races will begin and end in the historic Cotton Row district and will take you through the flat, tree-lined streets of Greenwood. Racers and spectators will love the beautiful oaks and homes lining Grand Boulevard, once named ”One of America’s 10 Most Beautiful Streets” by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Garden Clubs of America.
662.453.2023
vikinghalfmarathon.com

MARCH 29-31  |  OXFORD
OXFORD ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR THE BOOK
Book worms will enjoy this three-day event with literary panels and readings from award-winning authors.
662.915.3374
oxfordconferenceforthebook.com

 



april

APRIL TBD  |  CARTHAGE
PICKIN’ 35
Shop more than 50 miles of yard sales from Vaiden to Walnut Grove along MS Hwy. 35.
601.267.9231
leakems.com

APRIL TBD  |  FLOWOOD
MUDBUG BASH
Fill up at the Chamber of Flowood’s annual crawfish boil with live music, unlimited crawfish, corn and potatoes at the Flowood Nature Park.
601.932.8007
flowoodchamber.com

APRIL TBD  |  RIDGELAND
TOWNSHIP JAZZ FESTIVAL
This event has gained a reputation as one of the best family-friendly music events in the state–and the only music festival in the Jackson metro area dedicated to jazz–with a full spectrum of artists from national recording artists to local up-and-coming professionals and students.
601.856.6001
townshipjazzfestival.com

APRIL TBD  |  SOUTHAVEN
42ND ANNUAL SPRINGFEST
Enjoy great entertainment, carnival midway—including kiddie and major rides, games, great concessions and the State of Mississippi Barbecue Championship.
662.890.7275
southaven.org

APRIL TBD  |  TUNICA
TUNICA RIVERGATE FESTIVAL
The Tunica Rivergate Festival offers a weekend lineup filled with live music, contests, kids‘ activities and lots of crawfish.
662.363.3800
tunicatravel.com

APRIL TBD  |  WIGGINS
WINGS OVER WIGGINS
Watch as contemporary, experimental and vintage aircraft fly in this exciting event that also features skydivers, food, arts & crafts and more.
601.928.5418
stonecounty.com

APRIL 1  |  HATTIESBURG
HATTIESBURG HALF MARATHON
Voted the best half marathon in the state, the Hattiesburg Half Marathon highlights local attractions, while benefiting 13 area nonprofits.
601.583.6180
hburghalfmarathon.com

APRIL 1  |  MERIDIAN
SIPP & SAVOR
Over two dozen award-winning Southern chefs showcase their distinctive dishes featuring Mississippi-sourced ingredients paired with fine drinks.
601.581.1550
msarts.org

APRIL 1-2  |  MERIDIAN
MAKER FAIRE®
The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum will join Maker Faires from around the world for the
“Greatest Show and Tell on Earth.” This family-friendly event showcases crafters, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, inventors, photographers, tech enthusiasts and more.
601.693.9905
meridian.makerfaire.com

APRIL 1-2  |  PASS CHRISTIAN
ART IN THE PASS
Art in the Pass is a vetted fine arts festival that attracts about 100 artists from 10 states and approximately 10,000 visitors from across the South.
228.452.5969
passmainstreet.com

APRIL 8  |  CLINTON
16TH ANNUAL CATERPILLAR PARADE
Main Street Clinton’s “Spring into Green Market” features the Caterpillar Parade, 100 vendors, music and food along the brick streets.
601.924.5472
mainstreetclinton.com

APRIL 8  |  PRENTISS
RUN FOR THE ROSES
This annual 5k attracts runners and walkers from across the country.
601.792.5196
runfortheroses.racesonline.com

APRIL 13-15  |  COLUMBUS
CATFISH IN THE ALLEY
This is a celebration of the lives of African Americans in Columbus and the important contributions they have made throughout the community. The festival features live music, food and artisans.
800.920.3533
visitcolumbusms.org

APRIL 13-15  |  CLARKSDALE
JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL
Juke Joint Festival is “half blues festival, half small town fair and all about the Delta” in historic Clarksdale.
jukejointfestival.com

APRIL 14-15  |  VICKSBURG
VICKSBURG ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
This annual arts and music festival in downtown Vicksburg features live music and art demonstrations, vendors, food and more.
601.630.2929
vicksburgconventioncenter.com

APRIL 15  |  CARROLLTON
CRUISIN’ COTESWORTH
Cruisin’ Cotesworth, held on the grounds of historic Cotesworth, features antique, classic and collector cars, tours, demonstrations and other events.
662.299.0496
cotesworthcenter.com

APRIL 15  |  LAUREL
DOWNTOWN LAUREL CRAWFEST
This festival is held in downtown Laurel with kids’ activities, live music and teams competing to be the winner for the best crawfish.
601.433.3255
laurelmainstreet.com

APRIL 21  |  STARKVILLE
KING COTTON CRAWFISH BOIL
This is not your average crawfish boil. King Cotton has teams competing for the best crawfish with attendees being the judges. Live music and libations add to the fun.
662.323.3322
starkville.org

APRIL 21-22  |  MERIDIAN
THREEFOOT FESTIVAL
Threefoot Festival brings together contemporary artisans and craftsmen, live entertainment, a children’s mini-festival, an art car parade and food vendors for a full weekend of family-friendly fun.
601.693.2787
threefootfestival.com

APRIL 22  |  CLEVELAND
CROSSTIE ARTS & JAZZ FESTIVAL
Juried arts show, jazz music, and unique and thoughtful activities for the kids (plus some great food) highlight this cool, little festival.
662.843.2712
crosstiefestival.com

APRIL 28-29  |  GREENWOOD
QUE ON THE YAZOO
Nestled along the banks of the Yazoo River, this annual barbecue cooking competition features live music and activities for barbecue enthusiasts of all ages throughout the weekend.
662.453.9197
mainstreetgreenwood.com

APRIL 28-29  |  OXFORD
DOUBLE DECKER ARTS FESTIVAL
This annual festival features over 200 art and food vendors and live musical performances by touring artists.
800.758.9177
doubledeckerfestival.com

APRIL 28-29  |  WIGGINS
PINE HILL FESTIVAL
One of South Mississippi’s longest-running festivals, this event features food, music, arts & crafts vendors, as well as 5k and 10k runs and a “Mutt Strut.”
601.928.5418
stonecounty.com



may

MAY TBD  |  HERNANDO
49TH ANNUAL A’FAIR ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Shop more than 200 vendors offering a variety of arts & crafts, including handcrafted pottery, painting, photography, woodcraft, jewelry and enjoy live music, craft performances and more.
hernandooptimist.org

MAY TBD  |  NATCHEZ
MUDBUG MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy live music from big name performers outside along the Mississippi River in Natchez.
601.492.3000
visitnatchez.org

MAY TBD  |  RIDGELAND
SNAPPY SYNC SOIREE
The Bill Waller Craft Center hosts its annual opportunity to experience the magic of these impressive synchronous fireflies.
601.856.7546
mscrafts.org

MAY  |  NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ FESTIVAL OF MUSIC
This month-long celebration features world-class music and live theater performances ranging from Broadway musicals to jazz, blues and other special concerts.
601.807.4442
natchezfestivalofmusic.com

MAY 5-6  |  COLUMBUS
MARKET STREET FESTIVAL
Enjoy this annual festival in historic downtown Columbus featuring more than 250 arts & crafts and food vendors, as well as dozens of special events, musical acts and other activities. This event has been named a “Top 20 Event” by the Southeast Tourism Society for 20 years.
662.328.6305
columbusmainstreet.com

MAY 5-7  |  RIDGELAND
ART, WINE & WHEELS
Art, Wine and Wheels brings together three of Ridgeland’s signature events to create one epic weekend of cultural and outdoor experiences. Enjoy the Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival, Santé
South Wine Festival and the Natchez Trace Century Ride, Mississippi’s premier cycling event.
601.605.5252
artwineandwheels.com

MAY 5-7  |  TUPELO
BLUE SUEDE CRUISE
A weekend full of classic, antique and hot rod automobiles on display with live music and great food.
662.213.8873
bluesc.com

MAY 6  |  COLLINS
34TH ANNUAL OKATOMA FESTIVAL
This annual celebration features a 5k run/walk, parade, musical entertainment, artisans and food vendors, children’s area, quilt exhibit and car show.
601.765.6012
covingtonchamber.com

MAY 6  |  RICHLAND
MARKET ON TOWN SQUARE
This market showcases vendors with arts & crafts, boutique clothing, accessories, great gift items and food products.
601.420.3402
richlandms.org

MAY 6-14  |  MERIDIAN
JIMMIE RODGERS MUSIC FESTIVAL
Honoring the “Father of Country Music,” highlights of this nine-day celebration are daily live music, a music history seminar, outdoor festival, crawfish boil and a NOLA-style gospel brunch.
601.938.7427
jimmierodgers.com

MAY 11  |  CANTON
CANTON FLEA MARKET ARTS & CRAFTS SHOW
This famous event is one of the South’s original and finest arts & crafts shows, showcasing over 1,000 vendors with items such as pottery, jewelry and more.
601.859.1307
cantontourism.com

MAY 11  |  OCEAN SPRINGS
TASTE OF OCEAN SPRINGS FOOD CRAWL
An elegant evening for guests to sip and savor an array of food and beverages served up by a selection of top restaurants and nightlife venues of Ocean Springs.
228.875.4424
oceanspringschamber.com

MAY 12-14  |  TUPELO
GUMTREE ART & WINE FESTIVAL
Tupelo’s annual celebration of visual and performing arts will include a wine festival with food pairing and other special events.
662.213.8992
gumtreeartandwinefestival.com

MAY 13  |  FLOWOOD
FLOWOOD FAMILY FESTIVAL
The City of Flowood’s Flowood Family Festival features live music, local eats, kids’ activities and goodies, fireworks and more. Free.
601.939.4243
cityofflowood.com

MAY 13  |  JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI MAKERS FEST
A day-long celebration of the state’s rich and diverse music and art. This festival features Mississippi artisans, live music, make-and-take activities, food trucks and more.
601.576.6850
msmakersfest.mdah.ms.gov

MAY 13  |  HATTIESBURG
FARM TO FORK RIDE OR RUN
Enjoy a unique culinary experience that also features races for runners and cyclists along the Longleaf Trace, benefitting Extra Table.
extratable.org

MAY 19-20  |  BAY ST. LOUIS
ANNUAL PIRATE DAY IN THE BAY
Join Captain Longbeard and his pirate crew for the annual Pirate Day in the Bay at “Krewe Central,” where you will find live music and carnival rides.
228.216.6416
mkotsh.com

MAY 20-21  |  BILOXI
BLESSING OF THE FLEET & FAIS DO-DO
This annual event features a Fais Do-Do festival at Point Cadet on Saturday and a Blessing of the Fleet asking God for a bountiful and safe shrimping/boating season on Sunday.
228.435.6339
gulfcoast.org

MAY 26-28  |  WAVELAND
ST. CLARE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Enjoy fantastic food of all kinds–of course including seafood–as well as carnival rides, live music, crafts, silent auction, raffle and a classic car show.
228.467.9275

MAY 28  |  PASS CHRISTIAN
JAZZ IN THE PASS
Enjoy views of the Mississippi Sound while listening to live music.
228.452.3315
passmainstreet.com



june

JUNE TBD | OLIVE BRANCH
5th Annual Mississippi Ale House Aleiversary
Come celebrate with live music, brew competitions, giveaways and games.
662.420.7538
mississippialehouse.com

JUNE TBD | JACKSON
CATHEAD JAM
Two-day music festival at Cathead Distillery featuring regional and national music acts and food.
601.667.3038
catheadjam.com

JUNE TBD | HATTIESBURG
FESTIVAL SOUTH
Enjoy Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival, offering both free and ticketed events that showcase the area’s rich, creative economy.
festivalsouth.org

JUNE TBD | LAUREL
LMRA BLUES BASH
Savor an evening of live blues music and barbecue on the front lawn of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.
lmra.org

JUNE TBD | OCEAN SPRINGS
RED, WHITE & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL
Enjoy a patriotic celebration of locally-farmed blueberries, free recipes, free blueberry topped ice cream and live entertainment.
228.875.4424
oceanspringschamber.com

JUNE TBD | BILOXI
SOUTH MISSISSIPPI SUMMER FAIR
A family-friendly, jam-packed event offering rides, live music, shows, contests and entertainment.
800.726.2781
mscoastcoliseum.com

JUNE 3 | 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.
800.482.0205
stategamesofms.org

JUNE 4 | TYLERTOWN
WALTHALL COUNTY DAIRY FESTIVAL
Celebrating its 45th year, this festival features a craft show, car show, hot air balloon rides and fun for the whole family. Free admission.
601.876.2680
dairyfest.net

JUNE 8-12 | GRENADA
THUNDER ON WATER SAFE BOATING FESTIVAL
In its 30th year, this festival will feature a carnival, fireworks, car show, arts & crafts, barbecue contest and food vendors.
662.226.2571
thunderonwater.net

JUNE 8-12 | TUPELO
TUPELO ELVIS FESTIVAL
Tupelo’s annual celebration of its favorite native son includes live music, Elvis Tribute Artist competition, 5k race and living history demonstrations.
662.841.6598
tupeloelvisfestival.com

JUNE 17-19 | NATCHEZ
SOUL FOOD FUSION FESTIVAL
A culinary and cultural experience with traditional soul food cooking, historic folklore, cultural arts and music.
601.446.6345
visitnatchez.org

JUNE 18 | BENTONIA
BENTONIA BLUES FESTIVAL
This annual blues festival is held at the historic Blue Front Cafe and features food and merchandise vendors, RV and tent camping and live music.
visityazoo.org



july

JULY TBD | BROOKHAVEN
BROOKSTOCK
Enjoy the sounds of rock ‘n’ roll during this three-night event featuring musicians from all over the South.
601.833.1411
visitbrookhavenms.com

JULY TBD | CANTON
MISSISSIPPI CHAMPIONSHIP HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
This annual festival features hot air balloons, a fireworks extravaganza, colorful balloons of all shapes and sizes and entertainment.
cantontourism.com

JULY 1-4 | GULFPORT
MISSISSIPPI DEEP SEA FISHING RODEO
The Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo features carnival rides, daily fish weigh-ins, arts & craft vendors and a fireworks display.
228.697.4113
mississippideepseafishingrodeo.com

JULY 2 | COLUMBIA
FREEDOM FEST
Columbia gearheads cruise into downtown in cars, trucks and on bikes for this annual event that also includes shopping, food, music and fireworks.
601.736.6385
mcdp.info

JULY 4 | 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 items include boiled crab and shrimp, po-boys, gumbo, crab stuffed potatoes and biscuits, burgers and hotdogs.
228.467.6509

JULY 4 | CORINTH
JACINTO 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL
The Jancinto 4th of July Festival is a free celebration held at the mid-1800s Jacinto courthouse, which is the background for arts & crafts, food, kids activities and political speeches.
corinth.net

JULY 9-10 | CORINTH
SLUGBURGER FESTIVAL
Corinth’s most unique festival is a two-day event that offers big name entertainment, a carnival, and of course, delicious and legendary slugburgers.
662.287.1550
corinth.net



august

AUGUST TBD | SOUTHAVEN
19TH ANNUAL TRI STATE BLUES FESTIVAL
This great event showcases live performances by numerous blues musicians.
662.470.2131
landerscenter.com

AUGUST 5-6 | WATER VALLEY
WATERMELON CARNIVAL
Water Valley’s annual celebration featuring fireworks, a car show, street dance, music and kids activities.
watervalleychamber.com

AUGUST 6 | GREENWOOD
BIKES BLUES & BAYOUS
Join Mississippi’s largest bike ride. Ride the flat, fast alluvial plain of the Mississippi Delta.
662.453.9197
visitgreenwood.com

AUGUST 12-14 | CLARKSDALE
SUNFLOWER BLUES FESTIVAL
One of the oldest festivals celebrating authentic blues music since 1988. This event is free to the public.
sunflowerfest.org

AUGUST 20 | JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI BOOK FESTIVAL
“Mississippi’s Literary Lawn Party” features visiting authors, panel discussions, book signings, booksellers, food trucks and family-friendly fun.
769.717.2648
msbookfestival.com

AUGUST 26-27 | CLINTON
RED BRICK ROADS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy live music, art & crafts, food, home brews and talent competitions on the brick streets in Olde Towne Clinton.
601.924.5912
redbrickroads.com



september

SEPTEMBER TBD | BELMONT
BEAR CREEK FESTIVAL
Annual festival featuring a 5k, kids activities, food vendors, live music and car show.
662.423.0051

SEPTEMBER TBD | BILOXI
BILOXI SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
This celebration of seafood heritage features live entertainment, arts & crafts, kids’ activities and the best seafood in Coastal Mississippi.
228.435.6339

SEPTEMBER TBD | IUKA
IUKA HERITAGE DAY
Celebrate the end of summer and Iuka’s heritage at this 34th annual event with live music, food and children’s activities.
662.423.0051

SEPTEMBER TBD | SOUTHAVEN
MID-SOUTH FAIR
Exciting carnival midway rides and games for adults and children, outdoor entertainment, petting zoo, contests and delicious fair food.
662.280.9120
landerscenter.com

SEPTEMBER TBD | HOLLANDALE
SAM CHATHAM BLUES FESTIVAL
Visit the home town of renowned blues artist Sam Chatham and enjoy live music and barbecue in historic downtown Hollandale.
800.467.3580
hollandaleblues.com

SEPTEMBER TBD | JACKSON
SANDERSON FARMS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
An annual stop on the PGA Tour, this golf tournament features professional players and raises money for Century Club Charities.
601.898.4653
sandersonfarmschampionship.com

SEPTEMBER 4 | WEST POINT
PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL
Celebrate Labor Day weekend with this annual award winning arts & crafts festival in downtown West Point. This event features fine arts, crafts, Southern food, live music and children’s activities.
662.494.5121
prairieartsfestival.org

SEPTEMBER 9-10 | COLUMBUS
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE
This annual tribute to America’s most prolific playwright and Columbus’ native son features plays, forums and exhibits.
tennesseewilliamstribute.org

SEPTEMBER 9-11 | HOLLY SPRINGS
HUMMINGBIRD MIGRATION & NATURE CELEBRATION
One of the Southeast’s biggest nature festivals, featuring renowned guest speakers, guided nature walks, live animal shows, kids activity zone, arts & crafts vendors, and up-close views of ruby-throated hummingbirds.
strawberry.audubon.org

SEPTEMBER 14 | GREENVILLE
45TH ANNUAL DELTA BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Listen to some of the best live blues music at the oldest running blues festival in the country.
662.335.3523
deltabluesms.org

SEPTEMBER 17 | GREENWOOD
300 OAKS ROAD RACES
One of the oldest races in the state, and inspired by the original 300 oak trees that were planted along Grand Boulevard decades ago, this event offers fun for the whole family.
662.453.9197
visitgreenwood.com

SEPTEMBER 17-19 | DIAMONDHEAD
ANNUAL DIAMONDHEAD ARTS & CRAFTS
Annual arts & crafts show featuring more than 150 arts, crafts, gift and food vendors.
diamondhead.ms.gov

SEPTEMBER 23-24 | NEW ALBANY
TALLAHATCHIE RIVERFEST
This festival begins on Friday with music on the Trailhead downtown. Saturday will have a street market including arts, food, crafts, kids activities, music throughout downtown and a pet parade. The evening concludes with national acts on the River Stage at Park Along the River.
662.534.1047
visitnewalbany.com

SEPTEMBER 24 | HERNANDO
19TH ANNUAL WATER TOWER FESTIVAL
Enjoy arts & crafts vendors, a car show, food vendors, community stage, live music, barbecue contest and a kids zone.
662.429.9055
hernandoms.org

SEPTEMBER 24 | BURNSVILLE
BURNSVILLE WATERWAY FESTIVAL
30th Annual Burnsville Waterway Festival will feature craft and food vendors, a 5k and entertainment for the whole family.
662.279.6738

 



october

OCTOBER TBD | PASCAGOULA
45TH ANNUAL ZONTA ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL
Enjoy Pascagoula’s premier arts & crafts show, featuring live entertainment, vendors and children’s activities.
zontapascagoula.com

OCTOBER TBD | LELAND
HIGHWAY 61 BLUES FESTIVAL
Enjoy this blues festival in historic downtown Leland.
662.686.7383

OCTOBER TBD | JACKSON
PARK AFTER DARK
The Mississippi Children’s Museum partners with the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks to host Park after Dark. Create creepy-crawly arts and crafts or trick-or-treat through the museums.
mschildrensmuseum.org

OCTOBER TBD | RIDGELAND
RENAISSANCE EURO FEST
View exquisite European cars at the 14th annual event held at Renaissance at Colony Park.
euro-fest.net

OCTOBER | NATCHEZ
Y’ALL MEANS ALL NATCHEZ
This LGBTQ+-friendly festival celebrates the diversity of Natchez’s community while raising funds for nonprofits, with the help of celebrity hosts.
601.446.6345
yallmeansallnatchez.org

OCTOBER 1 | VICKSBURG
BRICKS & SPOKES
Choose from 10, 30, 50 or 60-mile routes through downtown historic Vicksburg including the Vicksburg National Military Park and the Old Mississippi River Bridge.
601.634.4527
downtownvicksburg.org

OCTOBER 1 | COLUMBIA
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Founded in 1964, this annual event is held in City Park and features arts & crafts, live music, a petting zoo and local art.
601.731.3999

OCTOBER 1 | LAUREL
LOBLOLLY FESTIVAL
Celebrate Laurel’s heritage as a sawmill town with entertainment, arts & crafts, food and kids activities.
laurelmainstreet.com

OCTOBER 1 | POPLARVILLE
PUMPKIN PATCH
Pick out your pumpkin and paint it at our tables. Judging for the best pumpkins with prizes awarded at the end of the event.
601.795.0578
poplarvillechamber.org

OCTOBER 4-9 | GULF COAST
CRUISIN’ THE COAST
Three-day event with over 8,000 classic cars cruising along Hwy. 80 from Waveland to Pascagoula. Other festivities include a sock hop street party, contests, and 1950s and 1960s era entertainment at most venues and casinos.
228.385.3847
cruisinthecoast.com

OCTOBER 7-8 | ABERDEEN
BUKKA WHITE BLUES FESTIVAL
Enjoy non-stop blues music on the banks of the Tenn-Tom Waterway, barbecue and kids activities.
662.369.9440
bukkawhitebluesfestival.com

OCTOBER 7-8 | BROOKHAVEN
OLE BROOK FESTIVAL
This 47th annual festival will feature more than 200 craftsmen, food vendors, car show and live entertainment.
601.833.1411
visitbrookhavenms.com

OCTOBER 7-8 | COLLINS
PEANUT FESTIVAL AT MITCHELL FARMS
Mitchell Farms offers fun for the whole family with farm tours, pumpkin patch, maze, entertainment, arts & crafts and food vendors.
601.765.8609
mitchellfarms-ms.com

OCTOBER 8 | VICKSBURG
OVER THE RIVER RUN
This five-mile run/walk and one-mile fun run goes over the Old Mississippi River Highway 80 Bridge, and is followed by an after party with live music.
601.631.2997
southernculture.org

OCTOBER 13-15 | CLARKSDALE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL
Enjoy this fun and enriching event exploring America’s greatest playwright in the town that influenced him during his childhood in Clarksdale.
deltawilliamsfestival.com

OCTOBER 14-15 | GREENVILLE
11TH ANNUAL DELTA HOT TAMALE FESTIVAL
Greenville has been proclaimed “The Hot Tamale Capital of the World,” and this three-day event celebrates with tamale makers, local and regional artists and musicians.
662.378.3121
mainstreetgreenville.com

OCTOBER 14-16 | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ BALLOON FESTIVAL
Hot air balloons fill the skies over the Mississippi River as live music fills the air.
601.442.2500
natchezballoonfestival.com

OCTOBER 21 | MAGEE
MAGEE CRAZY DAY FALL FESTIVAL
This festival features arts & crafts, food, touch a truck, music, carnival, antique car show, 5k run and more activities.
601.849.2517
mageechamberofcommerce.com

OCTOBER 22 | GAUTIER
GAUTIER MULLET & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Festival featuring handcrafted items, food, live entertainment and the famous mullet toss.
gautiermulletfestival.com

OCTOBER 27-30 | CLARKSDALE
HAMBONE FESTIVAL
Enjoy a great musical line up for Halloween Weekend in Clarksdale before and after Cruzn the Crossroads Car Show.
stanstreet.com/hambone-festival

OCTOBER 28-29 | CLARKSDALE
CRUZN THE CROSSROADS CAR & TRUCK SHOW
A family fun day in Clarksdale with great music and fantastic cars.
visitclarksdale.com

 



november

NOVEMBER TBD | PASCAGOULA
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
The Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues and Heritage Festival offers fun for the whole family with live blues music, food vendors and arts & crafts.
msgulfcoastblues.com

NOVEMBER 3-5 | JACKSON
MISTLETOE MARKETPLACE
Kick off the holiday season with this annual three-day holiday shopping extravaganza featuring more than 100 merchants from across the nation. Presented by the Junior League of Jackson.
601.948.2357
mistletoemarketplace.com

NOVEMBER 4-5 | MERIDIAN
SOULE’ LIVE STEAM FESTIVAL
Step back in time to the age of steam with live steam engines, rail engines and belt driven machinery.
601.693.9905
soulelivesteam.com

NOVEMBER 5-6 | OCEAN SPRINGS
PETER ANDERSON ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
The largest arts festival in Mississippi and the Gulf Coast, featuring artists, crafters and food vendors from all over the United States.
228.875.4424
peterandersonfestival.com

NOVEMBER 12 | CLINTON
15TH ANNUAL OLDE TOWNE HOLIDAY
The brick streets of Olde Towne will be filled with Christmas spirit along with 120 vendors, and choir and dance performances.
601.924.5472
mainstreetclintonms.com

NOVEMBER 12 | SEMINARY
SEMINARY FOUNDER’S DAY
Enjoy a Veteran’s Day celebration honoring United States military service men and women.
601.722.9426

NOVEMBER TBD | COLUMBUS
ARTS N’ ANTIQUES SHOW & SALE
Shop the finest in decorative arts and antiques at this annual event, featuring dealers and artists from Mississippi, Florida, Tennessee and Kentucky.
visitcolumbusms.org

 



december

DECEMBER | OXFORD
HOLLY JOLLY
Celebrate the holiday season in Oxford with ice skating, carriage rides, a holiday art market, visits with Santa and more.
visitoxfordms.com

DECEMBER 1-31 | LELAND
CHRISTMAS ON DEER CREEK
For over 50 years, Santa arrives for Christmas on Deer Creek in Leland on his sleigh just in time for the lighting of the tree and many floats.
662.686.2687
lelandchamber.com

DECEMBER 2-3 | JACKSON
CHIMNEYVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL
Discover an extraordinary selection of traditional and contemporary juried works created by artists from around the country.
601.856.7546
craftsmensguildofms.org

DECEMBER 10-11 | COASTWIDE
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST MARATHON
This marathon course features a fast, flat path along the coast from Pass Christian to Biloxi. The course is a Boston Qualifier route and offers unobstructed beach views and takes you past some of the coast’s most historic and beautiful homes.
mississippigulfcoastmarathon.com

DECEMBER 31 | JACKSON
NOON YEAR’S EVE
Ignite your creativity and inspire your dreams for the year ahead with this festive celebration for all ages at the Mississippi Children’s Museum.
mschildrensmuseum.org

 



Multi-Month

YEAR-ROUND | CORINTH
PICKIN’ ON THE SQUARE
Old and young bluegrass performers take the stage on the courthouse square downtown each Thursday night.
corinth.net

FEBRUARY 17-MARCH 27  |  GULFPORT
Gulf Coast Winter Classics Horse Show
This six-week United States Equestrian Foundation AA Rated Hunter-Jumper event features approximately 1,000 horses exhibiting.
228.832.3691
gulfcoastclassiccompany.com

MARCH 12-APRIL 12 | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ SPRING PILGRIMAGE
Natchez welcomes visitors to enjoy tours of the city’s many historic homes and unique evening events.
601.660.0683
natchezpilgrimage.com

MARCH 23-APRIL 16 | COLUMBUS
SPRING PILGRIMAGE
Enjoy historic home and garden tours with onsite culinary, art and music experiences.
visitcolumbusms.org

MARCH 30-APRIL 1 | OXFORD
OXFORD ANNUAL CONFERENCE FOR THE BOOK
Book worms will enjoy this three-day event with literary panels and readings from award winning authors.
oxfordconferenceforthebook.com

APRIL 29-MAY 1 | TUPELO
BLUE SUEDE CRUISE
Enjoy this annual weekend full of classic, antique and hot rod automobiles on display, as well as live music and great food.
662.213.8873
bluesc.com

MAY 12 & OCTOBER 13 | CANTON
CANTON FLEA MARKET
This famous flea market attracts vendors from across the country who showcase unique items such as pottery, jewelry and arts & crafts.
cantonmsfleamarket.com

JULY-SEPTEMBER | NEW ALBANY
WILLIAM FAULKNER LITERARY FESTIVAL
Celebrate Faulkner in his birth town, New Albany, during Faulkner Fest July through September. Lecture series begins in July and ends with an awards banquet and program for the winners of the Faulkner Literary Competition and the opening of the Faulkner and Folk Art Exhibit at the Union County Museum.
662.534.0041
williamfaulknerliterary.com

SEPTEMBER 26-OCTOBER 24 | NATCHEZ
GRAND FALL PILGRIMAGE
Natchez welcomes visitors to enjoy tours of the city’s many historic homes and unique evening events.
601.660.0683
natchezpilgrimage.com

SEPTEMBER 30-OCTOBER 1
TISHOMINGO COUNTY TRASH & TREASURE ALONG THE TENN-TOM
This 50+ mile massive yard sale starts on Hwy. 25 north of Iuka and continues along and adjacent to the Tenn-Tom Waterway.
662.423.0051
tishomingofunhere.org

NOVEMBER-DECEMBER | CANTON
FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS
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.
cantontourism.com

NOVEMBER 24-DECEMBER 31 | TYLERTOWN
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Come see the beautiful lighted holiday display that covers 40 acres.
601.876.2680
www.co.walthall.ms.us

NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 25 | NATCHEZ
CHRISTMAS IN NATCHEZ
This month-long celebration starts with the lighting of a 34-ft. tree downtown, followed by special events and light displays throughout the month.
601.446.6345
christmasinnatchez.org

NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 30 | SOUTHAVEN
21ST ANNUAL SOUTHERN LIGHTS
Drive the 116-acre park with 500,000 twinkling lights while listening to synchronized FM radio Christmas music, including songs by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
662.280.2489
southaven.org