january

JANUARY 25-29 | CLEVELAND
RESTAURANT WEEK
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.
clevelandmschamber.com

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.
clarksdalefilmfestival.com

 



february

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.
visitbrookhavenms.com

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.
601.446.6345
visitnatchez.org

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.
504.454.6561
msbluesmarathon.events



march

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.
601.303.1119
thesouthmsboucherie.com

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.
662.453.4152
vikinghalfmarathon.com

MARCH 27 | JACKSON
HAL’S ST. PADDY’S PARADE & FESTIVAL
Fun loving, Irish-themed celebration includes a 5k, parade and music festival.
601.984.1972
halsstpaddysparade.com

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.
228.875.4424
oceanspringschamber.com



april

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.
800.920.3533
visitcolumbusms.org

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.
601.433.3255
laurelmainstreet.com

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.
662.232.2477
doubledeckerfestival.com

APRIL TBD | TISHOMINGO COUNTY
RENAISSANCE DAY
Go back in time with demonstrations of basket weaving, spinning and weaving, blacksmithing, dulcimer playing, games and food.
662.423.3500
tishomingohistory.com

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.
228.452.5969
passmainstreet.com

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.
800.920.3533
visitcolumbusms.org

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.
jukejointfestival.com

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.
crosstiefestival.com

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.
cdafestival.com

APRIL 22-25 | BILOXI
CRAWFISH MUSIC FESTIVAL
Enjoy headliner entertainment, carnival rides, craft beer and crawfish.
800.726.2781 | 228.594.3700
mscoastcoliseum.com

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.
662.512.0226
ripleymsmainstreet.com

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.
228.627.8585
1699landing.com

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.
601.776.5701
clarkecountychamber.com

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.
662.316.9557
houstonms.org



may

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.
mkotsh.com

MAY TBD | COLUMBUS
MARKET STREET FESTIVAL
Experience this music and art festival held in historic downtown Columbus.
662.329.1191
visitcolumbusms.org

MAY TBD | LAUREL
MOTHER’S DAY BLUES FESTIVAL
Enjoy live blues entertainment and great food at the South Mississippi Fairgrounds.
601.649.9010

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.
662.234.9300
moveonupms.org

MAY TBD | STARKVILLE
KING COTTON CRAWFISH BOIL
Find out whose crawfish is king during this crawfish boil in the historic Cotton District.
662.323.3322
starkville.org

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.
228.467.9275

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.
601.765.6012
covingtonchamber.com

MAY 1 | GREENWOOD
QUE ON THE YAZOO
Annual event featuring a barbecue competition, tailgating, music, food trucks and more.
662.453.7625
queontheyazoo.com

MAY 1 | GULFPORT
ANNUAL SOUTHERN SUMMER ARTS & CRAFT FESTIVAL
This festival features live music, Southern food, arts & craft vendors, handmade items, a flea market, farmer’s produce and activities for children.
228.236.8855

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.
visitridgeland.com

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.
601.446.1104
natchezfestivalofmusic.com

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.
228.875.4424
oceanspringschamber.com

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.
601.693.2787
meridianartscouncil.org

May 15 | Richland
HWY 49 SUMMER FEST
Come watch as local bands compete for prizes followed by a food truck cookoff.
601.420.3402
richlandms.org

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.
228.435.6339

MAY 22 | VICKSBURG
SYMPHONY AT SUNSET
Free concert featuring the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra at the Vicksburg National Military Park.
601.636.0583
friendsofvicksburg.org

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.
662.915.1282
oldtimepianocontest.com

MAY 28-29 | GRENADA
AFTERGLOW FILM FESTIVAL
A mini SXSW featuring film, music, art, tech, gaming, tournaments, virtual reality, workshops, writing and cosplay.
662.226.2572
grenadaafterglow.com

MAY 30 | 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 | NATCHEZ
SOUL FOOD FUSION
A culinary and cultural experience with traditional soul food cooking, historic folklore, cultural arts and music.
601.446.6345
visitnatchez.org

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

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.
601.482.0205
stategamesofms.org

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.
228.875.4424

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.
662.841.6598
tupeloelvisfestival.com

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
mscoastcoliseum.com

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.
662.226.2571

JUNE 14-19 | YAZOO COUNTY
BENTONIA BLUES FESTIVAL
Since 1972, the Bentonia Blues Festival has been keeping the Bentonia style of blues alive at the oldest juke joint in Mississippi.
800.381.0662
visityazoo.org

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.
601.485.1944
meridianms.org

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.
662.534.1047
visitnewalbany.com



july

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.
228.467.6509

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

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.
228.697.4113
mississippideepseafishingrodeo.com

JULY 2-4 | YAZOO COUNTY
YAZ SUMMER BLAST
Yazoo City’s Independence Day celebration includes live music and multiple nights of fireworks shows.
800.381.0662
visityazoo.org

JULY 4 |  VICKSBURG
INDEPENDENCE DAY FIREWORKS EXTRAVAGANZA
Enjoy a concert and fireworks show at the Vicksburg Riverfront.
601.630.2929

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.
662.915.7283
outreach.olemiss.edu



august

AUGUST TBD | CLARKSDALE
SUNFLOWER BLUES FESTIVAL
Since 1988 the Sunflower Blues has celebrated blues music in its original authentic style.
sunflowerfest.org

AUGUST 6-7 | WATER VALLEY
WATERMELON CARNIVAL
This family event offers arts & crafts, street dance, fireworks, entertainment, antique car show, 3k walk/run and melon contest.
662.473.1122
watervalleychamber.com

AUGUST 7 | GREENWOOD
BIKES, BLUES & BAYOUS
Join Mississippi’s largest bike ride. Ride the flat, fast alluvial plain of the Mississippi Delta.
662.453.4152
bikesbluesbayous.com

AUGUST 21 | JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI BOOK FESTIVAL
Known as “Mississippi’s Literary Lawn Party,” this event features visiting authors, panel discussions and book signings.
769.717.2648
msbookfestival.com

AUGUST 27-29 | VICKSBURG
MISSISSIPPI RIVER NATURE WEEKEND
Enjoy bird-watching, nature tours and canoe excursions.
visitvicksburg.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 | 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!
natchezbicycleclassic.com

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 | COLUMBUS
EUDORA WELTY WRITERS SYMPOSIUM
Experience a three-day celebration of Southern literature at The W.
662.329.7386

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.
662.316.9557
houstonms.org

OCTOBER TBD | STARKVILLE
PUMPKINPALOOZA
Trick-or-treat on Main Street where kids of all ages can enjoy face painting, a pumpkin patch and petting zoo.
662.323.3322
starkville.org

OCTOBER TBD | YAZOO COUNTY
YAZOO COUNTY FAIR
Enjoy rides, games, food, local art and canning exhibits. Admission price includes free parking and unlimited rides.
800.381.0662
visityazoo.org

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.
mightyrootsmusicfestival.com

OCTOBER 2 | LAUREL
LOBLOLLY FESTIVAL
Enjoy downtown Laurel’s largest annual event, celebrating sawmill heritage with arts & crafts, great food, entertainment and kids’ activities.
601.433.3255
laurelmainstreet.com

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.
601.634.4527
downtownvicksburg.org

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.
228.385.3847
cruisinthecoast.com

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.
662.363.3800
tunicatravel.com

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.
601.631.2997
southernculture.org

OCTOBER 10 | CLARKSDALE
SUPER BLUES SUNDAY
Experience a day of fun following the King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR.
cathead.biz

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.
deltawilliamsfestival.com

OCTOBER 15-17 | BILOXI
BEAUVOIR’S FALL MUSTER
Experience the sights and sounds of the 1800s with vendors, food and reenacted battles.
228.388.4400
visitbeauvoir.org

OCTOBER 15-17 | 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 23 | GAUTIER
GAUTIER MULLET & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Festival featuring handcrafted items, food, live entertainment and the famous mullet toss.
228.831.3020
gautiermulletfestival.com

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.
662.512.0226
ripleymsmainstreet.com



november

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.
601.833.1411
visitbrookhavenms.com

NOVEMBER 3-6 | JACKSON
MISTLETOE MARKETPLACE
A 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 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.
601.693.9905

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.
800.920.3533
visitcolumbusms.org

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.
228.875.4424
peterandersonfestival.com

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.
601.720.0297
bikereg.com/ridgelandcxfest



december

DECEMBER 1-2 | STARKVILLE
HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Shop our holiday bazaar for unique handmade and specialty craft vendors at this two-day shopping event at The Mill.
662.323.3322
starkville.org

DECEMBER 3-5 | 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



Multi-Month

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.
601.939.4131
tradedaysllc.com

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.
601.961.4000
mdac.ms.gov

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
gulfcoastclassiccompany.com

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.
601.445.6101
natchezpilgrimage.com

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.
662.213.8873
bluesc.com

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.
662.316.9557
houstonms.org

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.
662.538.0041
williamfaulknerliterary.com

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.
601.445.6101
natchezpilgrimage.com

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.
601.859.1309
cantontourism.com

NOVEMBER 25-DECEMBER 31 | TYLERTOWN
CHRISTMAS IN THE PARK
Enjoy a beautiful lighted display covering 40 acres, open nightly.
601.876.2680
co.walthall.ms.us

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.
228.868.5881
gulfportharborlights.com