january

JANUARY 15 | CLEVELAND
THE SIMON & GARFUNKLE STORY
This critically-acclaimed concert-style theatre show about the world’s most successful music duo of all time. Using state of the art video projection, incredible lighting and a full live band, this concert features all their hits.
662.846.4626 | bolognapac.com

JANUARY 18 – 26 | OXFORD
POP UP OXFORD
This festival celebrates Oxford’s rich literary, musical and cultural  heritage with various speakers, exhibits and live music.
662.232.2477 | visitoxfordms.com

JANUARY 24 – 26 | CLARKSDALE
CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy Mississippi connected and music related movies along with live music, bus tours, workshops and more.
clarksdalefilmfestival.com



february

FEBRUARY 4 | CLEVELAND
FINDING NEVERLAND
The winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for Best Musical, this breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart,” and brings the classic tale spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event.
662.846.4626 | bolognapac.com

FEBRUARY 6 – 12 | JACKSON
DIXIE NATIONAL RODEO LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO
Dixie National features livestock shows, equine events, agricultural showcases and the largest professional rodeo east of the Mississippi.
601.961.4000 | mdac.ms.gov

FEBRUARY 8 | LAUREL
DOWNTOWN LAUREL CHILI COOK OFF
Held in Downtown Laurel with kids’ activities, live music and teams competing to be the winner for the best chili.
601.433.3255 | laurelmainstreet.com

FEBRUARY 22 | D’IBERVILLE
D’IBERVILLE BBQ THROWDOWN & FESTIVAL
Grill masters compete for over $5,000 in cash and prizes. Live entertainment, arts & crafts, face painting, children’s activities and games.
228.392.9734

FEBRUARY 28 | HOLLY SPRINGS
AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY FEST
Participate in the many activities and events that have been designed to honor and celebrate the contributions of African Americans.
662.579.5747 | idabwellsmuseum.org

FEBRUARY 29 | 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 7 | VICKSBURG
RUN THRU HISTORY
Enjoy a 10k run, 5k walk or 1 mile fun run through the Vicksburg National Military Park with living history presentations and an after party featuring The Chill.
601.638.1701 | runthruhistory.org

MARCH 18 – 22 | OXFORD
OXFORD FILM FESTIVAL
The Oxford Film Festival celebrates the art of independent cinema. The annual festival exhibits over 200 quality films from across the globe.
877.560.3456 | oxfordfilmfest.com

MARCH 20 – 22 | CORINTH
DOWNTOWN THROWDOWN
This St. Patrick-themed event features a crawfish boil, live music, cornhole tournament and kids’ zone.
662.287.1550

MARCH 20 – 21 | WIGGINS
PINE HILL FESTIVAL
Enjoy festival favorites, great food, music, children’s activities, arts and crafts around historic Pine Hill and Blaylock Park.
601.928.5418 | stonecounty.com

MARCH 27 – 29 | NATCHEZ
GRAND VILLAGE OF THE NATCHEZ INDIANS ANNUAL POWWOW
A Production of “Grand Soleil Events,” the 32nd Annual Powwow will be at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians.
visitnatchez.org

MARCH 28 | NEWTON
17TH ANNUAL LOOSE CABOOSE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
This annual festival held in historic downtown includes a full midway carnival, over 100 vendors, car show, live entertainment and plenty of family fun activities.
601.683.2201| newtonchamberms.com

MARCH 28 | CLEVELAND
BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
This musical tells the inspiring story of King’s rise to stardom Along the way,  she made more than beautiful music,  she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
662.846.4626 | bolognapac.com

MARCH 28 | GULFPORT
CHANDY FEST
This family friendly event features live music, food, vendors, specialty beers and a kid’s zone.
228.701.9985 | chandeleurbrew.com

MARCH 28 | JACKSON
HAL’S ST. PADDY’S PARADE & FESTIVAL
This fun loving, Irish-themed celebration includes a 5k, parade and music festival.
601.984.1972 | halsstpaddysparade.com

MARCH 28 | HATTIESBURG
HUBFEST
With four music stages, food sections, a kid zone, and crafts spread throughout downtown, there is something for every festival-goer at Hubfest.
601.296.7500 | theadp.com

MARCH 28 | LEAKESVILLE
SCOTS-IRISH HERITAGE DAY
Enjoy Main Street Leakesville Organization’s annual event in Green Park features music, vendors, games and food.
601-689-0749 | mainstleakesville.com

MARCH 28 | GREENWOOD
VIKING HALF-MARATHON
Set your personal record on this fast and flat half-marathon course that takes you past filming sites from The Help.
vikinghalfmarathon.racesonline.com



april

APRIL TBD | TUNICA
TUNICA RIVERGATE FESTIVAL
Perfect for crawfish lovers and music fans, this event is held in scenic downtown Tunica and offers good food, carnival activities and live entertainment.
662.357.8010 | tunicamainstreet.com

APRIL 3 – 5 | ABERDEEN
ABERDEEN SOUTHERN HERITAGE PILGRIMAGE
Enjoy tours of antebellum and Victorian homes, Civil War encampment, cemetery tours, proper tea, church tours and carriage rides.
662.269.9440 | aberdeenpilgrimage.org

APRIL 4 | HATTIESBURG
HATTIESBURG HALF MARATHON 10K & 5K
This annual springtime tradition showcases Hattiesburg with a flat and fast race course.
601.583.6180 | rnshattiesburg.com

APRIL 4 – 5 | PASS CHRISTIAN
ART IN THE PASS
This annual, fine arts & crafts festival features 100 artists from 15 states showcasing fine arts, crafts, music, food and more.
228.452.5969

APRIL 4 – 5 | RIDGELAND
RIDGELAND FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy this outdoor juried arts festival showcasing America’s finest artists and regional music acts; part of Ridgeland’s Art, Wine and Wheels Weekend.
800.468.6078 | ridgelandartsfest.com

APRIL 4 – 5 | RIDGELAND
SANTÉ SOUTH WINE FESTIVAL
An international showcase of the world’s premier wines and some of Mississippi’s most succulent culinary delights. Part of Ridgeland’s Art, Wine and Wheels Weekend.
601.987.0020 | santesouth.org

APRIL 17 -19 | HOLLY SPRINGS
82ND ANNUAL TOUR OF HISTORIC HOMES
Visit and explore the amazing historic treasures of our town, including the unique beauty of the antebellum home Montrose, built in 1858.
901.230.3576 | hollyspringsmsgardenclub.com

APRIL 17 – 18, 24 – 26
RIDGELAND KIDFEST! RIDGELAND
Enjoy two weekends of affordable family fun with interactive activities, attractions and shows, live animals and train rides.
601.853.2011 | kidfestridgeland.com

APRIL 18 | STARKVILLE
COTTON DISTRICT ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy Starkville’s premier spring festival held each spring with the best food, music and art vendors.
cdafestival.com

APRIL 18 | CLARKSDALE
JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL
Enjoy the annual “half blues festival, half small town fair and all about the Delta” in historic Clarksdale.
jukejointfestival.com

APRIL 18 | PRENTISS
RUN FOR THE ROSES
A Mississippi Track Club Grand Prix event, this annual race begins in downtown Prentiss at what is known as the Gateway to the Longleaf Trace.
601.792.5741 | runfortheroses5k.com

APRIL 18 | WIGGINS
SPRING ART WALK
Artists, wood turners, pottery throwers and local musicians will showcase their work on Historic Pine Hill in Downtown Wiggins.
601.928.5418 | stonecounty.com

APRIL 23 – 26 | BILOXI
CRAWFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy headliner entertainment, carnival rides, craft beer and crawfish.
800.726.2781 | mscoastcoliseum.com

APRIL 24 – 25 | OXFORD
DOUBLE DECKER ARTS FESTIVAL
This annual festival features over 200 art and food vendors, and live musical performances by local and regional bands.
662.232.2477 | doubledeckerfestival.com 

APRIL 25 | GREENWOOD
GREENWOOD GRAVEL GRIND
Ride the Delta backroads and enjoy some Carroll County hills in this cycling event.
ordinaryepics.com



may

MAY 1-2 | COLUMBUS
MARKET STREET FESTIVAL
Held in historic downtown Columbus, this popular festival features extensive arts & crafts, food vendors and  live music.
662.328.6305 | marketstreetfestival.com

MAY 2 | COLLINS
31ST OKATOMA FESTIVAL
Held in downtown Collins around the historic courthouse, this festival features two stages of entertainment, 5k run, artisans, children’s fair, quilt exhibit, parade and car show.
601.765.6012 | covingtonchamber.com

MAY 2 | CORINTH
CORINTH COCA-COLA CLASSIC 10K
Runners and walkers from around the world converge for the second largest foot race in the state. More than 1,500 participants are involved in this annual event.
coke10k.com

MAY 2 | LELAND
LELAND CRAWFISH FESTIVAL
Enjoy the oldest-running crawfish festival in Mississippi, featuring live blues, barbecue, craft beer and crawfish.
662.686.2687

MAY 2 | RIDGELAND
NATCHEZ TRACE CENTURY RIDE
This is a great bicycle ride to find your stride along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. After, enjoy Rockin’ After the Ride!
601.853.2011 | ridgelandsportsandevents.com

MAY 2 | GREENWOOD
QUE ON THE YAZOO
This annual event features a barbecue competition, live music, food  trucks and more.
queontheyazoo.squarespace.com

MAY 2 | GULFPORT
SOUTHERN SUMMER ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL
This festival features live music, Southern food, arts & craft vendors, handmade items, flea market, farmer’s produce and activities for the children.
228.236.8855

MAY 8 | RIDGELAND
PEPSI POPS
Enjoy Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s concert of star-spangled favorites followed by a sky full of fireworks along the banks of Barnett Reservoir.
601.960.1565 | msorchestra.com

 MAY 8 – 9 | TUPELO
GUMTREE ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy Tupelo’s juried arts festival celebrating the visual and performing arts.
662.844.2787 | gumtreefestival.com

MAY 9 | NATCHEZ
BISHOP GUNN CRAWFISH BOIL
A celebration of music and food with live music, delicious food and beverages, and endless crawfish in a family-friendly atmosphere.
visitnatchez.org

MAY 14 – 17 | MERIDIAN
US 11 ANTIQUE ALLEY
It’s a bargain hunter’s paradise.  This giant 502-mile yard sale begins in Meridian and follows Hwy. 11 all the way to Bristol, VA.
601.917.3727 | msantiquealley.com

MAY 15 – 16 | BAY ST. LOUIS
ANNUAL PIRATE DAY IN THE BAY
Join Captain Longbeard and his pirate crew for festivities starting Friday evening with the opening of “Krewe Central,” which features music and carnival rides.
mkotsh.com

MAY 16 | SOUTHAVEN
46TH ANNUAL A’FAIR ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
This festival includes over 200 vendors with crafts, jewelry, live music, children’s activities and a variety of food. Free.
662.280.8875 | hernandooptimist.org

MAY 22 – 24 | WAVELAND
ANNUAL ST. CLARE SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Enjoy fantastic food of all kinds, and of course seafood, carnival rides, live music, crafts, silent auction, raffle and a classic car show.
228.467.9275

MAY 23 | VICKSBURG
SYMPHONY AT SUNSET
This free concert features the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra at the Vicksburg National Military Park.
601.630.0583 | friendsofvicksburg.org

MAY 27 – 30 | HORN LAKE
7TH ANNUAL MAGNOLIA FESTIVAL
Enjoy a huge carnival and midway, arts & crafts, games, delicious food and more. Free parking and admission.
662.342.3468 | hornlakeevents.com



june

JUNE TBD | JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI FOOD & WINE
This event features private chef dinners, the sixth annual Mississippi Craft Beer Festival and a Saturday  Grand Tasting finale.
601.981.9606 | msfoodandwine.com

JUNE TBD | JACKSON
CATHEAD JAM
This two-day music festival at Cathead Distillery features regional and national music acts, music and food.
601.667.3038 | catheadjam.com

JUNE 3 – 7 | TUPELO
TUPELO ELVIS FESTIVAL
This musical celebration honors Elvis Presley, “The King of Rock ’n’ Roll,” and the impact of his music on the world.
662.841.6598 | tupeloelvisfestival.com

JUNE 5 | LAUREL
LRMA BLUES BASH
Enjoy blues entertainment and barbecue on the front lawn of the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art.
601.649.6374 | lrma.org

 JUNE 5 | MERIDIAN
STATE GAMES OF MISSISSIPPI
This olympic-style competition features over 5,000 athletes and 37+ sports.  Events are held on multiple dates, in multiple locations. The Opening ceremony, held on city hall lawn on June 5, features  a parade of athletes, live music and fireworks display.
800.482.0205 | stategamesofms.org

JUNE 6 – 7 | BILOXI
BLESSING OF THE FLEET & FAIS DO-DO
The Saturday Fais Do-Do festival is held at Point Cadet. The Blessing of the Fleet is Sunday, asking God for a bountiful and safe shrimping/boating season.
228.435.6339

JUNE 6 – 20 | HATTIESBURG
FESTIVALSOUTH
FestivalSouth is Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival, offering both free and ticketed events that showcase the area’s rich creative economy.
601.296.7485 | festivalsouth.org

JUNE 6 | RIDGELAND
HEATWAVE CLASSIC TRIATHLON
This triathlon includes half-mile swim in Barnett Reservoir, 27.5-mile bike ride on the Natchez Trace, and 10k run along Ridgeland’s Multi-Use Trail.
601.853.2011 | ridgelandsportsandevents.com

JUNE 6 | TYLERTOWN
WALTHALL COUNTY DAIRY FESTIVAL
The 43rd annual festival full of  family fun features entertainment, games, petting zoo, craft vendors,  antique car and tractor shows. Free admission.
601.876.2680 | dairyfest.net

JUNE 10 – 14 | GRENADA
THUNDER ON WATER SAFE BOATING FESTIVAL
Celebrate the 27th annual festival with a carnival, fireworks, music, car and big rig show, arts & crafts, barbeceue contest, food vendors and more.
662.226.2571 | thunderonwater.net

JUNE 13 | HATTIESBURG
HATTIESBURG CRAFT BEER FESTIVAL
Sample more than 100 available craft beers from local and national breweries while enjoying live music, games and more. VIP experience available.
601.296.7475 | hattiesburgcraftbeerfest.com

JUNE 15 – 20 | BENTONIA
BENTONIA BLUES FESTIVAL
Celebrate the unique Bentonia style blues known worldwide and the Blue Front Café juke joint. Includes related events all week. Free.
800.381.0662 | visityazoo.org

JUNE 24 – 27 | VICKSBURG
MISS MISSISSIPPI PAGEANT
Watch the Emmy-award winning statewide competition as contestants compete for a qualifying spot in the Miss America Pageant.
601.638.6746 | missmississippipageant.com

JUNE 27 – 28 | HOLLY SPRINGS
NORTH MISSISSIPPI HILL COUNTRY PICNIC
The 2020 North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic will be hosted by the famous Betty Davis Barbecue.  This festive event includes live music, arts vendors and more.
662.252.2515 | nmshillcountrypicnic.com



july

JULY TBD | BROOKHAVEN
BROOKSTOCK
Enjoy the sounds of rock ’n’ roll through this three-night event in Brookhaven featuring musicians from all over the South.
601.833.141 | visitbrookhavenms.com

JULY TBD | YAZOO CITY
YAZ SUMMER BLAST
Celebrate Independence Day in Yazoo City at the Yaz Summer Blast. Free admission.
800.381.0662 | visityazoo.org

JULY 2 – 5 | GULFPORT
MISSISSIPPI DEEP SEA FISHING RODEO
This fishing rodeo features carnival rides, fish weigh-ins, arts & craft vendors and a fireworks display.
228.697.4113 | mississippideepseafishingrodeo.com

JULY 2 – 5 | CANTON
MISSISSIPPI CHAMPIONSHIP HOT AIR BALLOON FESTIVAL
Featuring over 25 balloons, fireworks extravaganza, colorful balloons of all shapes and sizes, live music and concessions, this festival offers endless fun.
601.859.1308 | cantontourism.com

JULY 3 – 5 | BAY ST. LOUIS
ANNUAL OUR LADY OF THE GULF “CRAB FESTIVAL”
Enjoy local food, live music, 100 arts & crafts booths, rides, raffles, crab races and much more. Food items include boiled crab and shrimp, po-boys, gumbo, crab stuffed potatoes and biscuits, burgers, dogs and more. Free admission.
228.467.6509

JULY 3 | RIPLEY
STAR SPANGLED CELEBRATION
Enjoy live music, food, a softball tournament and a spectacular fireworks show in the heart of Ripley.
662.512.0226 | ripleymsmainstreet.com

JULY 4 | CLINTON
31ST ANNUAL JULY 4TH EXTRAVAGANZA
Celebrate our country’s independence at a fun, family friendly event. Enjoy music, food, children’s play area and spectacular fireworks.
601.924.6082 | clintonparksandrec.com

JULY 4 | CORINTH
JACINTO 4TH OF JULY FESTIVAL
This free festival is held at the mid-1800s Jacinto courthouse, which is the background for arts & crafts, food, kids activities and one of the top political speakings in the state.
corinth.net

JULY 10 – 12 | CORINTH
SLUGBURGER FESTIVAL
Corinth’s most unique festival is a two-day event that offers big name entertainment, a carnival, and, of course, slugburgers.
662.287.1550 | corinth.net

JULY 24 – 31 | PHILADELPHIA
NESHOBA COUNTY FAIR
Known as “Mississippi’s Giant House Party,” the weeklong Neshoba County Fair features political speeches, musical entertainment, horse racing and more.
601.656.8480 | neshobacountyfair.org



august

AUGUST 1 | GREENWOOD
BIKES, BLUES & BAYOUS
Join Mississippi’s largest bike ride. Ride the flat, fast alluvial plain of the Delta.
bikesbluesbayous.racesonline.com

AUGUST 7 – 9 | CLARKSDALE
SUNFLOWER BLUES FESTIVAL
This long-running festival celebrating the original art form of blues music.
sunflowerfest.org

AUGUST 8 | JACKSON
BRIGHT LIGHTS BELHAVEN NIGHTS
Family-friendly street festival in Jackson’s Belhaven neighborhood features mix of local and national musicians, artists and street vendors.
601.352.8850 | brightlightsbelhavennights.com

AUGUST 15 | SOUTHAVEN
18TH ANNUAL TRI-STATE BLUES FESTIVAL
This exciting and entertaining indoor event brings together numerous great blues artists.
662.470.2131 | landerscenter.com

AUGUST 15 | 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 21 – 22 | CLINTON
RED BRICK ROADS MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy live music, arts & crafts, food, home brew competition, talent competition and more on the brick streets in Olde Towne Clinton.
601.924.5912 | redbrickroads.com

AUGUST 28 | WEST POINT
BLACK PRAIRIE BLUES FESTIVAL
Honor local blues icon Howlin’ Wolf by preserving and celebrating Mississippi’s blues heritage at this annual concert with regional musicians.
662.295.8361 | blackprairiebluesfestival.com



september

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!
strawberry.audubon.org

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.
662.454.3381

SEPTEMBER 12 – 13 | BILOXI
BILOXI SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
Celebrate the seafood heritage of Coastal Mississippi with live entertainment, arts & crafts, kids’ activities and great seafood.
228.435.6339

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.
memphisstreetrods.com

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 – 20 | DIAMONDHEAD
ANNUAL DIAMONDHEAD ARTS & CRAFT SHOW
Enjoy more than 150 arts, crafts, gift and food vendors. Free admission.
gulfcoast.org

SEPTEMBER 24 – 26 | NEW ALBANY
TALLAHATCHIE RIVERFEST
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.
601.479.2483| visitmeridian.com

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
DOWNTOWN JUBILEE
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

OCTOBER TBD | CLARKSDALE
DEEP BLUES FESTIVAL
Enjoy alternative blues music with free daytime stages and evening venues at the New Roxy and Shack Up Inn.
deepbluesfest.com

OCTOBER TBD | CLARKSDALE
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS FESTIVAL
This festival offers two-days of fun and enriching events devoted to America’s greatest playwright who grew up in Clarksdale.
deltawilliamsfestival.com

OCTOBER TBD | COLUMBUS
EUDORA WELTY WRITERS’ SYMPOSIUM
A diverse group of Southern writers and scholars are invited to present their work.
800.920.3538 | visitcolumbusms.org

OCTOBER 2 – 3 | CARROLLTON
CARROLLTON PILGRIMAGE & PIONEER DAY FESTIVAL
Tour historic homes & churches circa 1828-1936. Shop arts and enjoy music on the square. Download free walking tour app.
662.237.6910 | visitcarrolltonms.com

OCTOBER 2 – 3 | BROOKHAVEN
OLE BROOK FESTIVAL
The annual festival will celebrate its 46th year with more than 200 craftsman, food vendors, a car show, live entertainment and a kids’ zone.
601.833.1411 | visitbrookhavenms.com

OCTOBER 2 – 3 | IUKA/TISHOMINGO
TRASH & TREASURES ALONG THE TENN-TOM (TTTT)
The 13th annual 50+ mile yard sale starts on Hwy. 25 North, at the MS/TN state line, including Hwy. 72 to Burnsville.
662.4243.0051 | tishomingofunhere.org

OCTOBER 3 | LELAND
21ST ANNUAL HIGHWAY 61 BLUES FESTIVAL
Enjoy blues music in historic downtown Leland.
662.686.7383 | 662.347.4223

OCTOBER 3 | COLUMBIA
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
This annual event has embraced the cultural heritage of Mississippi for more than 50 years and features arts, crafts, food and more.
601.731.3999 | mcdp.info

OCTOBER 3, 4, 8 & 10 | WINONA
HILL FIRE
Watch Mississippi’s Folk Life Play written by a Mississippi playwright using real Southern stories. A new play opens every October.
662.310.0199 | hillfire.org

OCTOBER 3 – 4 | LELAND
LELAND FROG FEST
Celebrate Jim Henson, who spent his boyhood in Leland where he was inspired to create the Muppets.
662.686.7383

OCTOBER 3 | LAUREL
LOBLOLLY FESTIVAL
Celebrating sawmill heritage with arts & crafts, great food, entertainment, activities for kids and more.
601.433.3255 | laurelmainstreet.com

OCTOBER 3 – 4 | AVALON
MISSISSIPPI JOHN HURT FESTIVAL
Visit the museum and church where the Hurt family worshipped. Enjoy blues music performed by recognized and local musicians.
662.299.1574

OCTOBER 4 – 11 | COASTWIDE
CRUISIN’ THE COAST
Classic cars will be on display and parading Hwy. 90 from Waveland to Pascagoula. 50s & 60s era entertainment will be at most venues and casinos.
888.808.1188 | cruisinthecoast.com

OCTOBER 9 – 10 | ABERDEEN
BUKKA WHITE BLUES FESTIVAL
Enjoy blues on the banks of the Tenn-Tom Waterway, a barbecue contest, kids’ activities, kayak rentals and great food.
662.369.9440 | bukkawhitebluesfestival.com

OCTOBER 10 |  VAIDEN
VAIDEN HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Shop arts & crafts in historic Vaiden, and enjoy music in front of Town Hall.
662.464.8884

OCTOBER 11 – 13 | GRENADA
AFTERGLOW FILM FESTIVAL
A mini SXSW featuring film, music, art, tech, gaming, tournaments, virtual reality, workshops, writing, cosplay and more.
662.226.2572 | grenadaafterglow.com

OCTOBER 15 – 17 | GREENVILLE
9TH ANNUAL DELTA HOT TAMALE FESTIVAL
Greenville has been proclaimed as the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World.” This festival features famous chefs, hot tamale vendors and live music.
800.467.3582 | mainstreetgreenville.com

OCTOBER 16 – 18 | NATCHEZ
BALLOON RACE WEEKEND
Hot air balloons fill the skies over the Mississippi River as live music fills the air.
601.442.2500 | natchezballoonrace.com

OCTOBER 16 – 18 | BILOXI
BEAUVOIR’S FALL MUSTER
Come experience the sights and sounds of the 1800s with vendors and food. Reenactors camp in the back with battles twice a day on Saturday and Sunday.
228.388.4400 | visitbeauvoir.org

OCTOBER 19 | GAUTIER
GAUTIER MULLET & MUSIC FESTIVAL
This festival features handcrafted items, food, live entertainment and the famous mullet toss.
gautiermulletfestival.com

OCTOBER 24 | MOSS POINT
HISTORIC GRIFFIN CEMETERY TOUR
Take a one-hour guided tour of Griffin Cemetery and experience the history of Moss Point through the portrayal of early Moss Point residents.
228.218.5239

OCTOBER 24 | MAGEE
MAGEE CRAZY DAY FALL FESTIVAL
This festival features arts & crafts, food, kids’ zone, car show, fashion show, entertainment, 5k run and a carnival.
601.849.2517 | mageechamberofcommerce.com

OCTOBER 29 | RIPLEY
THE SPIRIT OF RIPLEY FESTIVAL & CHILI COOKOFF
This fall tradition features our best chili cookers around. Enjoy the Spirit booths, food vendors, costume contest, games for the kids and more.
662.512.0226 | ripleymsmainstreet.com



november

NOVEMBER 1 – 3 | PINEY WOODS
FOUNDER’S DAY WEEKEND
The Piney Woods School will celebrate its 110th anniversary with activities for the entire family.
601.845.2214 | pineywoods.org

NOVEMBER 4 – 7 | JACKSON
MISTLETOE MARKETPLACE
Three-day holiday shopping extravaganza with over 150 merchants and special events to fuel the excitement of the holidays.
mistletoemarketplace.com

NOVEMBER 6 – 7 | MERIDIAN
SOULÉ LIVE STEAM FESTIVAL
Step back in time to the age of steam. See live steam engines, rail engines, belt driven machinery and much more.
601.693.9906 | soulelivesteam.com

NOVEMBER 7 – 8 | OCEAN SPRINGS
PETER ANDERSON ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Presented by Blue Moon, this festival features over 400 arts, crafts and food vendors.
228.875.4424

NOVEMBER 13 – 14 | COLUMBUS
GHOST & LEGENDS
This ghostly evening features tours of historic Columbus with multiple bus departure times.
800.920.3537 | visitcolumbusms.org

NOVEMBER 14 | CLINTON
13TH ANNUAL OLDE TOWNE HOLIDAY MARKET
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



december

DECEMBER TBD | HATTIESBURG
OLDE TYME CHRISTMAS
Festivities include 18,000 luminaries lining the sidewalks, carriage rides, tours of historic homes, carolers, holiday market, Mr. and Mrs. Claus and live manger scene.
downtownhattiesburg.com

DECEMBER TBD | LAUREL
CHRISTMAS AT LANDRUM’S HOMESTEAD & VILLAGE
The whole village is lit for the holidays and takes guests back in time with a candlelight tour.
601.649.2546 | landrums.com

DECEMBER 3 | BROOKHAVEN
BROOKHAVEN CHRISTMAS PARADE
This parade boasts bands from all over the area, 40 plus beautiful floats and Santa.
601.833.1411 | visitbrookhavenms.com

DECEMBER 4 – 6 | JACKSON
CHIMNEYVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL
Shop an extraordinary selection of traditional and contemporary juried works created by artists from around the country.
601.856.7546 | craftsmensguildofms.org

DECEMBER 5 | COLUMBIA
EXPERIENCE A COLUMBIA CHRISTMAS
Kick-off Columbia’s Christmas season with food, downtown shopping, Christmas parade, light show music and fireworks.
601.736.6385 | mcdp.info

DECEMBER 5 | GREENWOOD
ROY MARTIN BAND FESTIVAL
Join in the revelry of the area’s largest Christmas parade.
greenwoodms.com

DECEMBER 7 | NEWTON
11TH ANNUAL WHISTLESTOP MARKETPLACE
This beautiful holiday market held in the Historic Newton Depot features unique arts & crafts from all over the state.
601.683.2201 | newtonchamberms.com

DECEMBER 12 – 13 | COASTWIDE
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST MARATHON
There’s a race for everyone including a full marathon (a Boston Marathon qualifier), half marathon, 5k and kids’ marathon.
mississippigulfcoastmarathon.com



Multi-Month

YEAR-ROUND | PEARL
TRADE DAYS AT JONES CENTER FLEA MARKET
Open every Saturday (except Christmas) from dawn to dusk, this primarily open air flea market spans 7 acres.
601.939.4131 | tradedaysllc.com

JANUARY 5 – FEBRUARY 25 | COASTWIDE
GULF COAST MARDI GRAS SEASON
Get in the Mardi Gras spirit with decorated floats, marching bands, beads and trinkets.
gulfcoast.org

FEBRUARY 12 – MARCH 31 | GULFPORT
GULF COAST WINTER CLASSICS HORSE SHOW
This AA Rated Hunter-Jumper event features approximately 1,000 horses. Free Sunday Grand Prix.
228.832.3691 | 843.768.5503

MARCH 14 – APRIL 14 | NATCHEZ
SPRING PILGRIMAGE
Natchez welcomes visitors into its beautiful historic homes for heritage tours and cultural events.
800.647.6742 | natchezpilgrimage.com

MARCH 20 – APRIL 5 | VICKSBURG
SPRING PILGRIMAGE
Tour the historic homes of Vicksburg and learn about the role they played during and after the seige.
601.668.0911 | vicksburgpilgrimage.com

MARCH 26 – APRIL 4 | COLUMBUS
COLUMBUS SPRING PILGRIMAGE
This splendid event features concerts, events for the family, antebellum mansions and garden tours. Group tours available.
800.920.3533 | visitcolumbusms.org

APRIL 28 – MAY 2 | SOUTHAVEN
40TH ANNUAL SPRINGFEST
Enjoy an extraordinary carnival midway, spectacular rides, carnival games, live entertainment, great concessions and a barbeque championship contest.
662.890.7275 | southaven.org

MAY 7 & OCTOBER 5 | CANTON
CANTON FLEA MARKET
This famous flea market attracts vendors from across the country who showcase their unique items such as pottery, jewelry and arts & crafts.
601.859.1307 | cantontourism.com

JULY – SEPTEMBER | NEW ALBANY
WILLIAM FAULKNER LITERARY FESTIVAL
Held in Faulkner’s birthplace, New Albany, the lecture series begin in July and ends with an awards banquet for winners of the Faulkner Literary  Competition and the opening of the Faulkner and Folk Art Exhibit at the Union County Museum.
662.534.0041 | williamfaulknerliterarycompetition.com

SEPTEMBER 25 – OCTOBER 12 | NATCHEZ
FALL PILGRIMAGE
Natchez welcomes visitors into its beautiful historic homes for heritage tours and cultural events.
800.647.6742 | natchezpilgrimage.com

SEPTEMBER 28 – OCTOBER 4 | JACKSON
SANDERSON FARMS PGA CHAMPIONSHIP
An annual stop on the PGA Tour, this golf tournament featuring professional players raises money for Batson Children’s Hospital.
601.898.4653 | sandersonfarmschampionship.com

NOVEMBER – JANUARY | YAZOO CITY
YAZOO COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Beginning with the spectacular lighting of Yazoo City’s Main Street, events include Holiday Open House and Christmas Parade.
800.381.0662 | visityazoo.org

NOVEMBER 19 – DECEMBER 26 |COLLINS
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
The Bettie D. Robertson Park off Hwy. 49 is lit with thousands of lights and displays to make up this magical drive through.
601.765.6013 | covingtonchamber.com

NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 30 | GULFPORT
GULFPORT HARBOR LIGHTS WINTER FESTIVAL
Take a walking tour to view the light show or ride aboard a free heated trolley. Visit with Santa in Santa’s Village, take pictures at Elfie Selfie stations, enjoy holiday themed rides, hot chocolate, and more.
228.868.5881 | gulfportharborlights.com

NOVEMBER 27 & DECEMBER 23 | CANTON
CANTON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Canton the “City of Lights” comes alive each holiday season with attractions and events for all ages. From the interactive Christmas Village to old fashion carousel rides, you’ll find something to tickle your holiday fancy.
601.859.1309 | cantontourism.com

NOVEMBER 27 – DECEMBER 31 | NATCHEZ
CHRISTMAS IN NATCHEZ
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day, Natchez is filled with many special events to make your holiday visit to Natchez a memorable one.
visitnatchez.org