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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Every Thursday – IPA Fun Run

Enjoy your favorite beer after the race.  Buy your first beer, enjoy your second one free.  One free beer per participant.

Address: Mockingbird Caf’e, 110 S. Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS
Admission: Free
Hours: 5:45pm, registration: 6pm, run (times may change seasonally)

Every Friday – Bay Bikers Social Bike Ride

Each Friday, weather permitting, area bicyclists meet in the evening and take a tour around town. It’s an adult social group and everyone is welcome. Most rides end with a stop at a local restaurant or bar.

Location: Daiquiri Shak, 112 Court St., Bay St. Louis, MS
Hours: 7:30 pm-till

Every First Friday – First Fridays at Lazy Magnolia

Enjoy great local beer, food, and music. Lazy Magnolia’s brewery tour and tasting experience is even more fun on the first Friday of each month. Sip your samples while enjoying local live music. Try some beer pairings with locally produced treats available for purchase from our featured food vendor. Get a Collector’s Pint Glass, and you can be one of the first to sample a new brew not yet released for sale. Lazy Magnolia will donate $1 to a local charity for each guest who joins us for the First Friday tour and tasting experience. No RSVP necessary, just show up. Now that’s a great way to spend a Lazy afternoon!

Address: Lazy Magnolia Brewery, 7030 Roscoe Turner Rd., Kiln, MS
Admission: $15
Hours: 5pm – 8pm
Phone: 228-467-2727

Every Second Friday – Board Games for Adults

A fun evening of board games for adults at the Mockingbird Cafe. Bring your own games or use theirs.

Address: Mockingbird Café, 110 South Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS
Hours: 5pm-8:30pm
Phone: 228-467-8383

Every Saturday – Hancock County Farmers’ Market

You’ll find fresh produce, homemade breads, and much more. A spot at the market is free of charge.

Address: 3068 Longfellow Dr., Bay St. Louis, MS
Hours: 8am
Phone: 228-860-6203

Every Second Saturday – 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.

Address: Old Town Bay St. Louis
Admission: Free
Hours: 4pm-8pm
Phone: 228-463-2688

3/30/2019 – 6th Annual Bay St. Louis Half Marathon & 10K

This event benefits local law enforcement officers and the Friends of the Hancock Animal Shelter.

Runners love the wide, well-paved beach boardwalk that goes for miles from BSL and east along the coast, so it’s no surprise that this race is growing in popularity every year (this is the 6th!).

Location:  Main Street and Beach Blvd. Bay St. Louis, MS
Admission: Free
Hours: Starts at 7am
Register or Volunteer: Click here

4/29/2019 – Hancock Performing Arts Center

2019 Lecture Series – The Struggle Copntinues: Equity in Education

Sponsored by a grant with the MS Humanities Council

Poetry Read, HHS Poetry Out Loud Club.

Location: 7140 Stennis Airport Road, Kiln, MS
Admission: Free
Hours: 6:30pm
Website: Hancock Performing Arts Center
Phone: 228-255-6247 (Catherine Tibbs)

5/10-11/2019 – Bay Oaks Quilt Guild 2019

St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church Holy Spirit Center, .  Over 100 quilts on display, vendors, plant sale, door prizes, and demonstrations

Location: 301 South Necaise Avenue, Bay St. Louis, 39520
Admission: Free
Hours: 9am – 5pm
Phone: 228-263-7142

5/24-26/2019 – St. Clare Seafood Festival

Fantastic food, rides, live music, crafts, a raffle, and a classic car show are all part of the fun at this favorite start-of-summer festival. The festival opens Friday May 24th through Sunday May 26th.

Location: St. Clare Catholic Church, 236 South Beach Blvd, Waveland, MS
Admission: Free
Hours: Fri, 5pm-11pm; Sat, 11am-11pm; Sun, Noon-10pm.
Phone: 228-467-9275