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

10/19 & 20/2018 – The Writing Room at 100 Men Hall

Do you have a story to tell? We confront our deepest vulnerability when we write our own stories, and we must be brave to face that challenge! Spend a day writing in a supportive community at historic 100 Men Hall where music and stories have been made for over a century. Rachel Dangermond, a writer and facilitator has hosted workshops in California and New Orleans. In her workshop, you will dive into the rich archive of personal memory to conjure your stories.

Address: 100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, Bay Saint Louis, MS
Admission: $135 for 1 day or $250 for 2 days
Hours: 9am – 5pm

10/26/2018 – Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour

Every year on Halloween day at sunset, the Hancock historic society members in period dress portray citizens buried at Cedar Rest.  This will be the 24th annual presentation of the tour.

Location: Cedar Rest Cemetery, 200 S. Second Street, Bay St. Louis
Admission: Free
Hours: 5:00pm-7:30pm
Phone: 228-467-4090

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.

Address: Bay St. Louis Community Hall, 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.

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

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.

Address: Old Town and Depot District, Bay St. Louis, MS
Admission: Free
Hours: 11am-12:30pm
Phone: 228-463-9222

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.

Address: Bay St. Louis Historic Train Depot, Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis, MS
Hours: 11am-4pm
Phone: 228-463-9222