There is always something to celebrate in Mississippi’s cities by the bay! Whether it’s an impromptu beach bash, an instant party when the dice roll your way, the monthly Art Walk, or a variety of seasonal festivities, the calendar is always full. Plan your trip accordingly, or just create your own celebration when you arrive!

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Current Festivals & Events

2/19/2020 – Hancock Performing Arts Center

New Stage Theatre Arts-in-Education Touring Program Presents Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Location: 7140 Stennis Airport Road, Kiln, MS
Hours: 7pm
Admission: $5 Students & Teachers with school ID, Adults – $10
Phone: 228-255-6247 for tickets

2/21-22/2020 – William Carey Beach Volleyball Tournament

This is a one of a kind event for South Mississippi and Hancock County. Beach Volleyball was just named as an emerging sport in the NAIA and is currently in its fourth year of championship status in the NCAA which is held in Gulf Shores, AL. Beach Volleyball is one of the fastest growing sports in the United States.

Location: Beach Volley Ball Court, Beach Blvd., Waveland, MS
Admission: Free
Hours: Begins at 11am
Phone: 224-456-6301

3/14/2020 – Second Saturday Artwalk

Held in historic Old Town Bay St. Louis the second Saturday of every month, art, fun, music, food, and shopping are yours to enjoy in this pedestrian-friendly event sponsored by the Old Town Merchants Association.

January Hot Spots: Bodega Spirit and Liquor & PJ’s Coffee
Location: Old Town Bay St. Louis
Admission: Free
Hours: Hot Spot Activities are 10am-7pm – Live Music 4pm-7pm
Phone: 228-209-1325

3/21-22/2020 – Arts Alive Festival

Over 50 artists from across the United States will be exhibiting and demonstrating a wide variety of arts in every medium and genre imaginable, filling the streets of Old Town BSL.

Make sure to bring your lawn chair to The BSL Shoofly Community Stage and sing along with the regions hottest musicians including Kelsey Moran, Hadley Hill, the Electric Sheep, Thomas Jackson and others. Street performers will include Bay Rat Marching Battery, Bellydance, Firedance and others.

Location: Old Town Bay St. Louis, MS
Hours: Sat 10am – 8pm  /  Sun Noon – 4pm
Admission: Free
Phone: 228-342-7668


5/28-31/2020 – Jeepin the Coast

JTC unites all jeepers for its yearly Jeepin The Coast event on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, which offers a 26 mile long beach with soft sand and beautiful views. Click below to register or check out some of the upcoming JTC events.

Location: Coastal Mississippi Cities
Hours: Check Website for details
Admission: Free
Phone: 228-697-7347

7/11/2020 – BBQ and Blues with a Twist Festival

Food, Music, Fellowship and Fun for all. Presented by St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church.

Location: 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS
Admission: Free
Hours: Sat, 10am-10pm
Phone: 228-518-1949

9/13-14/2019 – Mermaids Arts and Craft show

Presented by Krewe of Nereids

Location: 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS
Hours: 9am-6pm
Phone: 228-342-9232