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.
Location: Mockingbird Caf’e, 110 S. Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS
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!
Location: Lazy Magnolia Brewery, 7030 Roscoe Turner Rd., Kiln, MS
Hours: 5pm – 8pm
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.
Location: Mockingbird Café, 110 South Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS
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.
Location: 3068 Longfellow Dr., Bay St. Louis, MS
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.
Location: Old Town Bay St. Louis
7/20/2018 – 7/21/2018 – HEMFEST IN SPAIN
This year HEM FEST goes to SPAIN and will feature two signature events: The Patron Party on Friday and Running of the Bulls on Saturday to benefit the Ground Zero Hurricane Museum in Waveland
Location: Waveland Civic Center, Waveland, MS
Hours: Fri 7pm-10pm Sat 5:30pm-7:30pm
Phone: Linda at 228-216-0561 or Lili at 228-243-3235
7/27/2018 – 7/28/2018 – Shrek the Musical Jr.
MAP Kids Hancock County is presenting their summer show, Shrek the Musical, Jr. The production is based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks Animation film and is adapted for young performers. With a host of over-the-top roles for an expandable cast, there’s a part for everyone in this dazzling adventure story.
Location: Hancock Performing Arts Center, 7140 Stennis Airport Drive, Kiln, MS
Admission: Adults 18 and older, $15; children under 18, $10; families of five or more, $50.
Hours: Show starts at 7pm
8/18/2018 – Alice Moseley Fun Festival
Alice Moseley Fun Festival presents Battlin’ under the Oaks
Location: At the Depot Grounds, 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS
Hours: 11am-7 pm
9/08/2018 – 9/9/2018 – Mermaids Arts and Crafts Show
Featuring handmade jewelry, ceramics, and woodwork from artists all over the south.
Location: Historic Train Depot, 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS
9/19/2018 – 9/22/2018 – 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.
Location: Hancock County Multi-Purpose Arena, 4184 Kiln-Delisle Rd., Kiln, MS
Phone: 228-216-0013 or 228-493-8353
9/30/2018 – 10/07/2018 – Cruisin’ the Coast
Don’t miss one of Cruisin’ the Coast’s best events! The Bay St. Louis venue is in downtown Bay St. Louis Oct. 5-7 of this week-long coast-wide event.
Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis, MS
10/2018 – 5th Annual Hancock County Senior Prom
It will be another fun-filled event with food, entertainment, and dancing for the senior citizens of Hancock County.
Location: Bay St. Louis Community Hall, Bay St. Louis, MS
10/31/2018 – Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour
Join the Hancock County Historical Society in the annual Cemetery Tour on Halloween. Refreshments will be served at the Lobrano House. The hair-raising fun begins at dusk.
Location: Cedar Rest Cemetery, Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS
11/24/2018 – 12/31/2018 – Snowflakes in the Bay
Bay St. Louis is transformed with illuminated snowflakes in the beautiful, historic live oak trees throughout the city.
Location: Bay St. Louis, MS
12/01/2018 – Annual Bay St. Louis Christmas Parade
Join us for the 10th Annual Christmas Parade in Bay St. Louis. The parade will begin at the corner of Necaise Ave. and Main St., and end at the Historic Train Depot with the annual Snowflakes and Sugarplums Festival.
Location: Old Town and Depot District, Bay St. Louis, MS
12/01/2018 – Snowflakes and Sugarplums Festival
After the Bay St. Louis Christmas Parade, stay at the depot to enjoy the Snowflakes and Sugarplums Festival. Pictures with Santa, the Dream Castle Bounce Village, H&H Express Train, and live Christmas music are all part of the fun.
Location: Bay St. Louis Historic Train Depot, Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis, MS