FESTIVALS & FAIRS

There is never a dull moment in the Gulf Coast of Mississippi! Get ready to celebrate our delicious food, our history, or our rich culture. There is a little something for everyone! If you didn’t have a reason to celebrate before you arrived, you’ve found something now.

32ND ANNUAL OUR LADY OF THE GULF

Hundreds of volunteers prepare for thousands of festival goers 4th of July weekend every year in Bay St. Louis for the Annual Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival. Admission is free.

36TH ANNUAL BILOXI SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

Each September indulge your senses with an abundance of glorious food, drink, and artistic patronage that only Mississippi’s Southern charm could sustain for 36 years.

3RD ANNUAL GULFPORT ANCHOR FEST

Families flock to 3rd Annual Gulfport Anchor Fest for a fine celebration of the sea.

40TH ANNUAL ZONTA ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

The Zonta Arts & Crafts Festival is the premier event in Pascagoula. It features arts, crafts, food, and exhibit booths. Zonta International is a global organization that words toward the advancement of women’s status worldwide.

ANNUAL PETER ANDERSON ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

This festival showcases some of the most well-renowned artists in the Southeastern U.S.

CROSBY ARBORETIM 14TH ANNUAL PINEY WOODS HERITAGE FESTIVAL

Celebrate the early days of the Piney Woods! Enjoy exhibits and demonstrations of traditional skills such as blacksmithing, quilting, spinning, basket-making, and more.

CRUISIN' THE COAST

Join us on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, October 2-9, 2016 for the 20th Annual Cruisin’ The Coast featuring all your favorite activities like cruise-ins, headline bands, and oldies entertainment!

GEORGE COUNTY FAIR

Mississippi clans converge on 4-H Mecca for thrilling rides, challenging games, and festival food in an ole’ fashioned American carnival.

GINGHAM TREE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

Local Mississippi fair contributes to the great American pastime of making, selling, and buying your neighbor’s crafts.

HANCOCK COUNTY FAIR

The Hancock County Fair brings back the history of county fairs and celebrates community heritage.

JACKSON COUNTY FAIR

The “Best Week Ever” has different connotations, but on the Mississippi Gulf Coast it commonly refers to the third week in October for the Jackson County Fair in Pascagoula.

JAZZ IN THE PASS

The Annual Jazz in the Pass music festival offers guests an opportunity to enjoy sensational live music while getting better acquainted with delightful downtown Pass Christian. May 28 Sat.12pm-8pm; Sun. 12pm-6pm.

MARDI GRAS

LAISSEZ LES BON TEMPS ROULER!

PICAYUNE BI-ANNUAL STREET FESTIVAL

The Picayune Street Festival is now held twice a year featuring world class entertainment, collectibles, and activities all wrapped in the southern charm of historic downtown Picayune.

PINE HILL FESTIVAL

Welcome the arrival of spring at the Pine Hill Festival in downtown Wiggins. The annual street festival is on the 3rd weekend of March..

STONE COUNTY BBQ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

In October, Blaylock Park in downtown Wiggins is the place to be if you love world-class BBQ, good down-home Blues or both.