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


8/30-31/2019 – Booker Fest

The 100 Men Hall launches its first annual Booker Fest to celebrate the musical genius of James Booker.  The festival features a rollicking good-time itinerary that allows festivalgoers to enjoy the Hall as well as Bay Saint Louis

Location: 303 Union Street, Bay St. Louis, MS
Hours: Friday, documentary starts 8pm – Saturday events 10am-Midnight
Admission: $10 in advance, and $15 at the door
Phone: Rachel at 415-336-9543
Email: 100MenHall@gmail.com


9/14/2019 – 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.

September Hot Spots:  Biz-zee Bee & Antique Maison
Address: Old Town Bay St. Louis
Admission: Free
Hours:  Hot Spot Activities are 10am-7pm – Live Music 4pm-7pm
Phone: 228-209-1325

9/18-21/2019 Hancock County Fair

The Hancock County Fair brings back the history of county fairs and celebrates community heritage. There will be live music, midway games and rides, livestock, and craft competitions. The Hancock County Fair is put on by the Hancock County Community Committee.

Location: Hancock County Multi-Purpose Arena, 4184 Kiln-Delisle Rd., Kiln, MS
Phone: 228-467-5456

10/5/2019 – Waveland Police National Night Out

This EXPO is designed to highlight programs, emergency personnel and businesses that benefit our community.

Kids will have a great time in the bounce house and getting your faces painted.  Wonderful fun and games for the whole family, also enjoy a Fantastic BBQ Cook Off of {Chicken & Ribs}.

Location: St. Clare Catholic Church, Waveland, MS
Hours: 11am-2pm
Admission: Free
Phone: 228-467-4134
Email: tfayard@waveland-ms.gov


10/06/2019-10/13/2019 Cruisin’ The Coast

Do not miss one of Cruisin’ the Coast’s BEST events! The Bay St. Louis venue (Thursday Oct. 10-12) of this weeklong Coast-wide event. Remember, it is always FREE to the public.

City/State: Bay St. Louis MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis
Admission: FREE to the Public.
Phone: 1-888-808-1188

10/18/2019 – Waveland Food Truck Friday

Come to see us at our Waveland food truck Friday and don’t forget your lawn chair and blanket.

Location: Second block of Coleman Ave, Waveland, MS
Admission: Free to the public
Hours: 5pm-8pm

10/19/2019 – St. Clare Fall Festival

Fantastic food, Beverages, live bands, vendors, Cornhole tournament and games for the kids.

Location: St. Clare Catholic Church, Beach Blvd, Waveland, MS
Admission: Free
Hours: 10am-10pm
Phone: 228-467-9275

10/26/2019 – Misfits Street Krewzers

Annual Trunk or Treat for Halloween

Address: 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS
Hours: 3pm – 9pm
Admission: Free
Phone: 228-493-2033

11/8-9/2019 – Sugar Magnolia Music Festival

Great music, Gulf Coast Cuisine, Local Craft Beer Garden, RV Hookups, Camping

Address: 4134 Kiln-Delisle Rd, Kiln, MS
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11/21-23/2019 – Hancock Performing Arts Center

Homegrown Literary and Arts Exchange Festival

A new three day event created to nourish celebrate and connect Gulf Coast authors and artists with those in the writing and artistic communities of the state and the region.  Programs and schedules available later.

Location: 7140 Stennis Airport Road, Kiln, MS
Admission: TBD
Hours: TBD
Phone: 228-255-6247 (Catherine Tibbs)

11/27/2019 – 12/31/2019 – Snowflakes in the Bay

Enjoy the illuminated snowflakes in the historic live oaks in Bay St. Louis and Waveland.  Sponsored by the Hancock County Tourism Bureau.

Address: Bay St. Louis, MS
Admission: Free
Phone: 228-463-9222

12/07/2019 12th Annual Bay St. Louis Christmas Parade

Join us for the 12th Annual Christmas Parade in Bay St. Louis.  It will begin at the corder of Necaise Avenue & Main Street and ends at the Historic Train Depot with the Annual Snowflakes & Sugarplums Festival.

Address: Bay St. Louis, MS
Admission: Free
Phone: 228-463-9222

12/07/2019 Snowflakes & Sugarplums Festival

After the Bay St. Louis parade, remain at the Depot to enjoy the Snowflakes & Sugarplums Festival.  Pictures with Santa, Dream Castle Bounce Village, H & H Express Train and Hollywood Casino Sugarplum Village.  Special appearances by Ruddie the Reindeer and the Post Office will be there mailing letters to Santa.  Live Christmas Music & Face Painting.

Address: Bay St. Louis, MS
Admission: Free
Phone: 228-463-9222