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.
OUR LADY OF THE GULF CRAB FESTIVAL
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.
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 decades.
GULFPORT ANCHOR FEST
Families flock to Annual Gulfport Anchor Fest for a fine celebration of the sea.
ZONTA ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
The Zonta Arts & Crafts Festival is the premier event in Downtown 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.
PETER ANDERSON ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL
This festival showcases some of the most well-renowned artists in the Southeastern U.S.
CROSBY ARBORETIM 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, for the 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.
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.