january

JANUARY 19 – 27 | OXFORD
POP UP OXFORD
This festival celebrates Oxford’s rich literary, musical and cultural heritage with various speakers, exhibits and live music.
visitoxfordms.com

JANUARY 25 – 26 | CLARKSDALE
CLARKSDALE FILM & MUSIC FESTIVAL
Festival featuring Mississippi and music-related movies along with live music, bus tours and workshops.
clarksdalefilmfestival.com

JANUARY 25 – 27 | GAUTIER
39TH ANNUAL GULF COAST ORCHIDS
Orchid societies from Mississippi and across the country set up beautiful exhibits of their plants, many available for purchase.
gcorchids.org

JANUARY 26 | JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI BLUES MARATHON
You’ve never had more fun with the blues. For professionals and first-time runners, this event offers a marathon, half-marathon, relay and kids’ one-mile marathon.
601.624.7882 | msbluesmarathon.com



february

FEBRUARY 2 | CARROLLTON
A TASTE OF SOUP & ART EXHIBIT
Sample soups and enjoy artwork by local artists. Cookbook provided with admission.
662.237.6910 | visitcarrolltonms.com

FEBRUARY 8 – 14 | JACKSON
DIXIE NATIONAL LIVESTOCK SHOW & RODEO
The Dixie National is the largest professional rodeo east of the Mississippi River. Featuring horse shows, livestock shows, a Western festival and trade shows.
601.961.4000 | mdac.ms.gov

FEBRUARY 9 | GREENVILLE
MISSISSIPPI RIVER MARATHON
The only marathon in the Mississippi Delta, the race starts in Lake Village, Arkansas, crosses the Mississippi River Bridge and finishes in downtown Greenville.
msrivermarathon.com

FEBRUARY 23 | D’IBERVILLE
12TH ANNUAL D’IBERVILLE BBQ THROWDOWN & FESTIVAL
Enjoy this annual barbecue cook-off while teams compete for cash and prizes. Festivities include live entertainment, arts & crafts, face painting and children’s activities.
228.392.9734



march

MARCH 16 | BAY ST. LOUIS
ANNUAL STELLA YELLING CONTEST
Celebrate the birthday of Tennessee Williams with food, live music and Stella Yelling contest. Held at the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre. Join the fun and yell for Stella.
228.467.9024

MARCH 16 | JACKSON
HAL’S ST. PADDY’S PARADE
A fun-loving, Irish-inspired celebration including parties, runs, concerts, children’s activities and a major parade.
601.984.1972 | halsstpaddysparade.com

MARCH 22 – 24 | TUPELO
DANCING WITH THE KING
This annual event celebrates the legacy and music of Elvis Presley.
dancingwiththeking.com

MARCH 24 – 25 | OCEAN SPRINGS
SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL
More than 100 arts & crafts and food vendors, cooking demonstrations, lectures and more in downtown Ocean Springs.
228.875.4424 | oceanspringschamber.com

MARCH 30 | GREENWOOD
VIKING HALF-MARATHON
Set your personal record on this fast and flat course that goes past filming sites from The Help.
vikinghalfmarathon.racesonline.com

MARCH 30 | NEWTON
16TH ANNUAL LOOSE CABOOSE FESTIVAL
This annual festival held in historic downtown includes a full midway carnival, over 100 vendors, car show, live entertainment and plenty of activities for the kids.
601.683.2201 | newtonchamberms.com



april

APRIL TBD | DESOTO COUNTY
40TH ANNUAL SPRINGFEST
Enjoy extraordinary carnival midway and spectacular rides, carnival games, live entertainment, great concessions and barbecue championship contest.
662.890.7275 | southaven.org

APRIL TBD | SOUTHAVEN
SOUTHAVEN SPRINGFEST
Sanctioned barbecue contest with five days of midway rides, music and food.
visitdesotocounty.com

APRIL 5 – 6 | GREENWOOD
GREENWOOD MUSIC FESTIVAL
Located in the arboretum on the Yazoo River, this festival offers fun for the entire family.
greenwoodms.com

APRIL 5 – 7 | ABERDEEN
ABERDEEN SOUTHERN HERITAGE
Tours of antebellum and Victorian homes, Civil War encampment, historic cemetery tours, storytelling, proper tea, historic church tours and carriage rides.
662.369.9440 | aberdeenpilgrimage.com

APRIL 6 | MERIDIAN
THREEFOOT ARTS FESTIVAL
This premier juried arts festival features top artists, fine crafts, music and events for kids.
601.693.2787 | meridianartscouncil.org

APRIL 6 – 7 | PASS CHRISTIAN
22ND ANNUAL ART IN THE PASS
Juried festival showcasing works in a variety of arts & crafts, live music and food.
228.452.3315 | passmainstreet.com

APRIL 6 – 7 | RIDGELAND
RIDGELAND FINE ARTS FESTIVAL
An outdoor juried arts festival showcasing America’s finest artists and regional music acts.
601.605.5252 | ridgelandartsfest.com

APRIL 13 | CLARKSDALE
JUKE JOINT FESTIVAL
This festival is half blues, half small-town fair and all about the Delta.
jukejointfestival.com

APRIL 13 | CLEVELAND
CROSSTIE ARTS & JAZZ FESTIVAL
Fine juried arts festival celebrating its 50th year of fine art, music and Southern cuisine in downtown.
crosstiefestival.com

APRIL 13 | CLINTON
12TH ANNUAL CATERPILLAR PARADE
Main Street Clinton’s Spring into Green Market features the popular caterpillar parade, over 100 vendors, live music and delicious food along the brick streets.
601.924.5472 | mainstreetclintonms.com

APRIL 13 | HERNANDO
MUDBUG BASH
Enjoy all the crawfish and trimmings you can eat along with live entertainment.
855.672.5637 | palmerhome.org

APRIL 13 | IUKA
RENAISSANCE DAY
Enjoy a variety of games, pioneer demonstrations, antique cars, dulcimer music, country line dancers and gospel singing.
662.423.3500 | tishomingohistory.com

APRIL 13 | STARKVILLE
COTTON DISTRICT ARTS FESTIVAL
Starkville’s premier spring festival held each spring with the best food, music and art vendors.
662.324.3080 | cdafestival.com

APRIL 13 – 14 & APRIL 20 – 21 | RIDGELAND
KIDFEST! RIDGELAND
Enjoy four days of affordable family fun with interactive activities, attractions and shows, live animals and train rides.
601.853.2011 | kidfestridgeland.com

APRIL 19 – 20 | TUNICA
TUNICA RIVERGATE FESTIVAL
The 27th annual festival featuring crawfish, barbecue, live music, children’s activities and arts & crafts.
662.363.2865 | tunicachamber.com

APRIL 26 – 27 | OXFORD
DOUBLE DECKER ARTS FESTIVAL
Over 200 art and food vendors, with local and regional bands for entertainment.
doubledeckerfestival.com

APRIL 27 | CARROLLTON
CRUISING COTESWORTH
Tour the historic home and library of Senator J. Z. George and see classic cars displayed by Mississippi Classic Cruisers Car Club.
662.237.9600 | cotesworthcenter.org

APRIL 27 | KOSCIUSKO
NATCHEZ TRACE FESTIVAL
This festival, 49 years strong, in historic downtown features arts & crafts and food.
kosytrace.com



may

MAY TBD | STARKVILLE
KING COTTON CRAWFISH BOIL
Bragging rights are on the line as local teams cookup their best crawfish along with all the fixings.
662.323.3322 | starkville.org

MAY TBD | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ MUSIC FESTIVAL
The month of May is filled with wonderful concerts and musical events to entertain any music lover’s taste.
888.718.4253 | natchezfestivalofmusic.com

MAY 3 – 4 | 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 3 – 4 | GREENWOOD
QUE ON THE YAZOO
Enjoy a barbecue competition, live music and food trucks.
queontheyazoo.squarespace.com

MAY 3 – 5 | TUPELO
BLUE SUEDE CRUISE
Car enthusiasts from across the country showcase a variety of antique, classic and hot rod automobiles, and enjoy live music in the birthplace of the “King,” Elvis Presley.
662.213.8873 | bluesc.com

MAY 4 | YAZOO CITY
JERRY CLOWER FESTIVAL
Festival featuring arts & crafts, children’s games and rides, food, silent auction, antique and classic car show, live music. Free.
800.381.0662 | visityazoo.org

MAY 4 | RIDGELAND
NATCHEZ TRACE CENTURY RIDE
A great bicycle ride to find your stride along the scenic Natchez Trace Parkway. Afterward, enjoy Rockin’ After the Ride!
601.853.2011 | ridgelandsportsandevents.com

MAY 4 | COLLINS
30TH OKATOMA FESTIVAL
Held downtown, this festival features live entertainment, a 5k run, artisans, children’s activities, quilt exhibit, parade and car show.
601.765.6012

MAY 10 | RIDGELAND
PEPSI POPS
Enjoy Mississippi Symphony Orchestra’s concert of star-spangled favorites followed by a sky full of fireworks on the banks of the Ross Barnett Reservoir.
601.960.1565 | msorchestra.com

MAY 11 | CLEVELAND
POUR MISSISSIPPI CRAFT BEER & MUSIC FESTIVAL
The fifth annual craft beer and music festival featuring over 30 breweries from around the South in downtown.
keepclevelandboring.com

MAY 11 – 12 | TUPELO
GUMTREE FESTIVAL
Tupelo’s juried arts festival since 1972 with artists on display, a songwriters competition, 10k race and fun for the whole family.
662.844.2787 | gumtreefestival.com

MAY 17 – 18 | BATESVILLE
SPRINGFEST
This two-day music festival features a carnival, food and arts & crafts vendors.
888.872.6652 | batesvillemainstreet.com

MAY 18 | HERNANDO
45TH ANNUAL A’FAIR ARTS & CRAFTS
Includes over 200 vendors with crafts, jewelry, live music, children’s activities and a variety of food. Free.
662.280.8875 | hernandooptimist.org

MAY 20 | MERIDIAN
RUN FOR THE WALL
This cross-country motorcycle journey to the Vietnam Memorial in WashingtonD.C. stops overnight in Meridian before Memorial Day.
601.490.1266 | rftw.org

MAY 24 – 26 | WAVELAND
9TH ANNUAL ST. CLARE SEAFOOD
Enjoy carnival rides, food vendors, live music, crafts, raffle and 5k run. Free.
228.467.9275

MAY 25 | LOUISVILLE
RED HILLS FESTIVAL & CAR SHOW
Festival featuring arts & crafts, food, carnival, 5k, cars and children’s activities.
662.773.3921 | winstoncounty.com

MAY 26 | BATESVILLE
ST. JUDE BASS CLASSIC
The St. Jude Bass Classic is an annual fishing tournament held on Sardis Lake benefiting St. Jude Children’s Hospital.
stjudebassclassic.com



june

JUNE TBD | CANTON
MISSISSIPPI CHAMPIONSHIP HOT AIR BALLOON FEST
Features over 25 balloons, fireworks, entertainment and concessions.
cantontourism.com

JUNE 1 | GREENWOOD
GREENWOOD AIRSHOW
This airshow features aerobatic acts, concessions and live music.
greenwoodms.com

JUNE 1 | 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 1 | TYLERTOWN
WALTHALL COUNTY DAIRY FESTIVAL
One of the largest festivals in the area celebrates its 42nd year with fun for the entire family. Free.
601.876.2680 | walthallchamber.com

JUNE 1 – 2 | BILOXI
90TH ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE FLEET
Celebrate the history of seafood on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with a blessing of the fleet and daylong festival.
228.435.6339

JUNE 2 | BYHALIA
SOUNDS OF SUMMER MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL
Local and extensive arts & crafts, kids’ zone, food vendors and live music.
662.838.8127 | byhalia-ms.com

JUNE 3 – 9 | BILOXI
23RD ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BILLFISH CLASSIC
Vessels ply the billfish-rich waters of the coast to compete for cash and prizes. The event features nightly dock parties, captains’ banquet, golf outing and live entertainment.
228.239.2575 | mgcbc.com

JUNE 5 – 9 | TUPELO
TUPELO ELVIS FESTIVAL
A musical celebration designed to honor Elvis Presley, Tupelo’s native son, and the impact of his music on the world.
662.841.6598 | tupeloelvisfestival.com

JUNE 6 – 9 | GREENVILLE
STEVE AZAR DELTA SOUL CELEBRITY GOLF TOURNAMENT
Three-day golf event where celebrities come for an extraordinary experience of the Delta.
800.467.3582 | steveazar.com

JUNE 8 | POPLARVILLE
BLUEBERRY JUBILEE
Enjoy delicious food, shop vendors and best of all, buy what Poplarville is famous for… fresh, sweet and juicy blueberries.
601.795.0578 | poplarville.org

JUNE 8 – 22 | HATTIESBURG
FESTIVALSOUTH
Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre arts festival, offering free and ticketed events.
festivalsouth.org

JUNE 10 – 15 | BENTONIA
BENTONIA BLUES FESTIVAL
This celebration of the Bentonia blues starts at the oldest juke joint in Mississippi and ends at the Holmes family farm. Free.
800.381.0662 | visityazoo.org

JUNE 12 – 16 | GRENADA
THUNDER ON WATER
Enjoy fireworks, arts & crafts, carnival music, kids fishing rodeo, fishing tournament and car, truck and big rig show.
662.226.2571 | thunderonwater.net

JUNE 14 | MERIDIAN
STATE GAMES OF MISSISSIPPI
Olympic-style competition featuring over 5,000 athletes in 37+ sports. Opening ceremony features a parade of athletes, live music and fireworks display.
601.482.0205 | stategamesofms.org

JUNE 14 – 16 | JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL
This inaugural festival will highlight the area’s eclectic and award-winning culinary community. The fifth Annual Mississippi Craft Beer Festival will be held the Friday of the festival.
601.981.9606 | msfoodandwine.com

JUNE 29 – 30 | NEW ALBANY
HILL COUNTRY FREEDOM FEST
Enjoy music, food, maker’s market and fireworks show on the banks of the Tallahatchie River.
662.534.1047 | visitnewalbany.com



july

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

JULY 5 | RIDGELAND
CELEBRATE AMERICA BALLOON GLOW
Opening event for the Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Race and Festival. Food, live music, kids’ carnival and fireworks.
601.853.2011 | ridgelandsportsandevents.com



september

SEPTEMBER TBD | DIAMONDHEAD
DIAMONDHEAD ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR
Annual festival with over 150 arts & crafts, gift and food vendors. Free.
diamondheadms.org

SEPTEMBER TBD | GRENADA
GRENADA AFTERGLOW FILM FESTIVAL
Local and international independent films, music, art, tech and video game tournaments.
662.614.5424

SEPTEMBER TBD | GRENADA
GRENADA’S DOWNTOWN JUBILEE
Enjoy arts & crafts, entertainment, children’s area and local tours on Grenada’s Historic Downtown Square.
662.226.2751

SEPTEMBER TBD | COLUMBUS
TENNESSEE WILLIAMS TRIBUTE
Tribute to America’s most prolific playwright and Columbus’ native son. Features plays, forums and exhibits.
662.368.8591 | tennesseewilliamstribute.com

SEPTEMBER TBD | HERNANDO
WATER TOWER FESTIVAL
Outdoor event featuring arts & crafts vendors, car show, live music, corn hole tournament and barbecue contest. Free.
662.429.9055 | hernandoms.org

SEPTEMBER 7 | PASCAGOULA
27TH ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Part of the Mississippi Blues Trail, this festival features live music, food and exhibits.
228.990.5756   | msgulfcoastbluesfest.com

SEPTEMBER 7 | BELMONT
BELMONT BEAR CREEK FESTIVAL
Annual festival with arts & craft vendors, food, entertainment and antique car show.
662.454.3381

SEPTEMBER 14 – 15 | BILOXI
ANNUAL BILOXI SEAFOOD FESTIVAL
The 38th celebration of seafood heritage with music, children’s activities and arts & crafts.
228.604.0014 | biloxi.org

SEPTEMBER 20 – 30 | SOUTHAVEN
162ND ANNUAL MIDSOUTH FESTIVAL
Enjoy midway rides, live outdoor entertainment, carnival games, contests, petting zoo and delicious fair food.
662.470.2131 | landerscenter.com

SEPTEMBER 20 – 21 | HOLLANDALE
SAM CHATMON BLUES FESTIVAL
Festival with bikers, barbecue and blues music in hometown of blues legend, Sam Chatmon.
662.827.2241

SEPTEMBER 21 | GREENVILLE
42ND ANNUAL DELTA BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL
The oldest running blues festival in the country celebrates the contributions the Mississippi Delta blues culture has made on the American story.
662.335.3523 | deltabluesms.org

SEPTEMBER 21 | BURNSVILLE
BURNSVILLE WATERWAY FESTIVAL
Annual festival featuring arts & crafts, 5k run, food and antique car show.
662.427.9526 | burnsvillems.com

SEPTEMBER 21 – 22 | NATCHEZ
MUSIC AT THE MOUNDS
This music festival held at the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians features great food and arts & craft vendors.
601.446.6502

SEPTEMBER 28 | LELAND
LELAND FROG FESTIVAL
A celebration of Jim Henson, who spent his boyhood in Leland where he was inspired to create the Muppets.
662.686.7383 | lelandchamber.com

SEPTEMBER 28 | MERIDIAN
ROSE HILL COSTUMED CEMETERY TOUR
Rose Hill Company of Players, dressed in period costume, tell the documented stories of those buried here. From gypsies to city founders, the stories tell a rich history.
601.479.2483 | visitmeridian.com

SEPTEMBER 28 | RICHLAND
HIGHWAY 49 FESTIVAL
A fun-filled family event with a kids’ zone, arts & crafts, petting zoo, corn hole tournament, 5k and concerts.
601.420.3400 | highway49fest.com

SEPTEMBER 28 | RIDGELAND
DRAGON BOAT REGATTA
Dragon boat teams race head-to-head while a free festival is held on shore. Awards given for best team spirit, best costume, best drummer, best tent decorations and best team name.
601.605.2554 | paddlesontherez.org

SEPTEMBER 28 | VICKSBURG
BRICKS & SPOKES
Chose between 10-, 30-, 50- and 60-mile routes through downtown and historic Vicksburg including Vicksburg National Military Park and Old Mississippi River Bridge.
601.634.4527 | downtownvicksburg.org

SEPTEMBER 28 – 29 | NEW ALBANY
TALLAHATCHIE RIVER FEST
Festival featuring live music on the Trailhead, a street market with arts & crafts, food, kids’ activities, music and a pet parade.
662.534.1047 | visitnewalbany.com



october

OCTOBER TBD | JACKSON
SANDERSON FARMS CHAMPIONSHIP
An annual stop on the PGA TOUR. Enjoy hospitality, a pristine course and great food. Held at the Country Club of Jackson.
601.898.4653 | sandersonfarmschampionship.com

OCTOBER TBD | YAZOO CITY
YAZOO COUNTY FAIR
The second-oldest county fair in Mississippi, featuring amusement rides and food.
800.381.0662 | visityazoo.org

OCTOBER 2 – 13 | JACKSON
MISSISSIPPI STATE FAIR
One of the South’s largest fairs featuring amusement rides, concessions, national recording artists, agricultural and livestock competitions and exhibits.
601.961.4000 | mdac.gov

OCTOBER 4 – 5 | CARROLLTON
CARROLLTON PILGRIMAGE & PIONEER DAY FESTIVAL
Tour historic homes and churches, shop local arts & crafts vendors, enjoy live music and family-friendly activities.
662.392.4810 | visitcarrolltonms.com

OCTOBER 4 – 5 | BROOKHAVEN
OLE BROOK FESTIVAL
Features more than 200 craftsman, food vendors, a car show, live entertainment and kids’ zone.
601.833.1411 | visitbrookhavenms.com

OCTOBER 4 – 5 | CARTHAGE
OKTOBERFEST
The 47th annual arts & crafts show is central Mississippi’s oldest indoor arts & crafts show.
601.267.9231 | leakems.com

OCTOBER 5 | RIDGELAND
EUROFEST AUTO & MOTORCYCLE SHOW
This free outdoor event features the great automobiles and motorcycles of Europe.
601.946.1950 | euro-fest.net

OCTOBER 5 | COLUMBIA
HERITAGE FESTIVAL
Over 50 years old, this event embraces the cultural heritage of Mississippi with arts & crafts, food, music and entertainment. Free.
601.731.3999

OCTOBER 5 | LAUREL & ELLISVILLE
LOBLOLLY FESTIVAL
Celebrate sawmill heritage with arts & crafts, great food, entertainment, 5k run and activities for the kids.
601.433.3255 | laurelmainstreet.com

OCTOBER 5 – 6 | 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 5 – 6 | COLLINS
PEANUT FESTIVAL
Enjoy a fun-filled day at Mitchell Farms with craft vendors, delicious food, exhibits, children’s activities and live entertainment.
601.765.8609 | mitchellfarms-ms.com

OCTOBER 6 – 13 | GULF COAST
23RD ANNUAL CRUISIN’ THE COAST
Classic cars on display and parading Highway 90 from Waveland to Pascagoula.
888.808.1188 | cruisinthecoast.com

OCTOBER 9 | TUNICA
GATEWAY TO THE BLUES “TWEET UP”
Bring your lawnchairs and enjoy live music on the Gateway to the Blues Museum stage. This free concert is part of Bridging the Blues.
888.488.6422 | tunicatravel.com

OCTOBER 10 – 12 | GREENVILLE
7TH ANNUAL MIGHTY MISSISSIPPI MUSIC FESTIVAL
Voted #1 new festival by American Blues Scene magazine. This annual festival has merged with the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival.
800.467.3582 | mightymississippimusicfestival.com

OCTOBER 11 – 12 | CLEVELAND
OCTOBERFEST
Two days of live music, arts & crafts, and a Memphis Barbecue Network sanctioned barbecue competition.
662.843.2712 | octoberfestms.com

OCTOBER 11 – 19 | LAUREL
100TH ANNUAL SOUTH MISSISSIPPI FAIR
Enjoy entertainment, fair food, carnival rides, and agricultural and livestock competitions.
601.649.9010 | somissfair.com

OCTOBER 12 | PASCAGOULA
ZONTA ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Enjoy arts & crafts, live entertainment, food, exhibits, antique cars and kids’ activities.
228.229.9908

OCTOBER 12 | VICKSBURG
OVER THE RIVER RUN
Over the River Run features a 5-mile run/walk and 1-mile fun run over the Old Mississippi River Highway 80 Bridge.
601.631.2997 | southernculture.org

OCTOBER 13 – 20 | PASCAGOULA
98TH ANNUAL JACKSON COUNTY FAIR
This fall tradition features carnival rides, livestock shows, arts & crafts displays, food booths, exhibits and live music. Free.
228.762.6043 | co.jackson.ms.us

OCTOBER 17 – 19 | BOONEVILLE
BOONEVILLE FALL FESTIVAL
Enjoy carnival rides, live entertainment, vendors and activities for children.

OCTOBER 17 – 19 | GREENVILLE
8TH ANNUAL HOT TAMALE FESTIVAL
Proclaimed as the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World,” this unique festival features hot tamale vendors, eating contests and live music.
662.378.3121 | mainstreetgreenville.com

OCTOBER 18 – 20 | NATCHEZ
GREAT MISSISSIPPI BALLOON RACE
Hot air balloons fill the skies over the river, as live music fills the air.
800.445.2510 | natchezballoonrace.com

OCTOBER 19 | DESOTO COUNTY
24TH ANNUAL WALLS FALLS FESTIVAL
Features 100 craft and vendor booths, children’s activities, silent auction, live entertainment, food and exhibits. Free admission.
662.781.1333 | minormemorial.org

OCTOBER 19 – 20 | BILOXI
32ND ANNUAL FALL MUSTER
Living history reenactment of an 1800s camp of instruction with battle skirmishes.
228.388.4400

OCTOBER 19 – 20 | NEW ALBANY
HERITAGE PIONEER DAYS
Living history lets the young and old enjoy hands-on-activities from days gone by with music, games, storytelling and sassafras tea.
662.534.0041 | ucheritagemuseum.com

OCTOBER 26 | MAGEE
CRAZY DAY FALL FESTIVAL
Festival featuring arts & crafts, 5k, food, car show, live music and children’s events.
601.849.2517

OCTOBER 27 | KOSCIUSKO
FALL FESTIVAL
This festival showcases local artisans on the courthouse lawn in the historic district, lots of music and food.
natcheztracetravel.com



november

NOVEMBER TBD | COLUMBUS
ARTS ‘N ANTIQUES
Three days of arts, culture and heritage with fine antique dealers and informative programs.
800.920.3533 | visitcolumbusms.org

NOVEMBER TBD | JACKSON
CHIMNEYVILLE ARTS FESTIVAL
Works by more than 150 juried craftsmen from throughout the Southeast will be on exhibit, demonstrated and for sale.
601.856.7546 | craftsmensguildofms.org

NOVEMBER 1 – 2 | MERIDIAN
SOULE’ LIVE STEAM FESTIVAL
Step back in time to the age of steam. See live steam engines and rail engines.
601.693.9905 | soulelivesteam.com

NOVEMBER 2 | COLUMBIA
7TH ANNUAL GATOR FEST
Featuring canoe and kayak races, dog show, baby alligators, arts & crafts, kids’ zone and food.
601.736.6385

NOVEMBER 2 – 3 | OCEAN SPRINGS
PETER ANDERSON ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
Presented by Blue Moon and features over 400 arts & crafts and food vendors downtown.
228.875.4424 | peterandersonfestival.com

NOVEMBER 3 | MONTICELLO
MONTICELLO MARKETPLACE
Vendors market in downtown Monticello. Includes shopping, live music, food, jump houses and a car show.
601.587.3007 | lawrencecountyms.com

NOVEMBER 6 – 9 | JACKSON
MISTLETOE MARKETPLACE
Three-day holiday shopping extravaganza, over 150 merchants, special events to fuel the excitement of the approaching holidays.
601.948.2357 | mistletoemarketplace.com

NOVEMBER 8 – 9 | COLUMBUS
GHOSTS & LEGENDS
Ghostly evening tour of historic Columbus with multiple bus departure times.
662.328.2787 | columbus-arts.org



december

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 TBD | STARKVILLE
HOLIDAY BAZAAR
Shop our two-day holiday bazaar for unique handmade and specialty crafts. Held at The Mill.
662.323.3322 | starkville.org

DECEMBER 7 | NEWTON
10TH ANNUAL WHISTLESTOP MARKETPLACE
Beautiful holiday market held in the Historic Newton Depot. Unique arts & crafts from all over the state. Free admission.
601.683.2201 | newtonchamberms.com

 



Multi-Month

FEBRUARY 13 – MARCH 31 | GULFPORT
21ST ANNUAL GULF COAST WINTER CLASSIC HORSE SHOW
This six-week United States Equestrian Foundation AA Rated hunter-jumper event is held at the Harrison County Fairgrounds.
228.832.2745 | gulfcoastclassiccompany.com

MARCH 16 – APRIL 16 & SEPTEMBER 20 – OCTOBER 7 | NATCHEZ
NATCHEZ SPRING & FALL PILGRIMAGES
Dating back to 1932, Natchez welcomes visitors into its beautiful historic homes for tours by hosts in 19th-century costume.
800.647.6742 | natchezpilgrimage.com

MARCH 28 – APRIL 6 | COLUMBUS
COLUMBUS SPRING PILGRIMAGE
This annual event features concerts, events for the family, antebellum mansions and garden tours. Group tours available.
800.920.3533 | visitcolumbusms.org

APRIL 5 – 7 & OCTOBER 5, 6, 10, 12 | WINONA
HILL FIRE
Enjoy Folk Life, a play written by a Mississippi playwright depicting real stories of Southerners.
662.310.0199 | hillfire.org

JULY – SEPTEMBER | NEW ALBANY
WILLIAM FAULKNER LITERARY FEST
Enjoy Faulkner Fest in his birthplace, New Albany. Includes a lecture series, awards banquet, and the opening of the Faulkner and Folk Art Exhibit.
662.538.0041 | williamfaulknerliterarycompetition.com

NOVEMBER – DECEMBER TBD | CANTON
CANTON CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL
Canton, the “City of Lights,” comes alive each holiday season with a Victorian festival, interactive Christmas Village, and old-fashioned carousel rides.
cantontourism.com