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

11/8/2019 – Waveland Food Truck Friday

Music sponsored by Silver Slipper Casino, don’t forget your lawn chairs !

Location: Second block of Coleman Avenue, Waveland, MS
Hours: 5pm-8am
Admission: Free to the public
Phone: 228-467-4134


11/9/2019 – 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.

November Hot Spots:  Bodega BSL & Social Chair
Address: Old Town Bay St. Louis
Admission: Free
Hours:  Hot Spot Activities are 10am-7pm – Live Music 4pm-7pm
Phone: 228-209-1325

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
Click here:  Details TBD
Click here:  Schedule TBD

11/16/2019 – Diamondhead Festival & BBQ Competition

We welcome all to come and enjoy our festival

Come enjoy good times, good music and great BBQ at the inaugural Diamondhead Festival & BBQ Competition.  Walk, bike or hop in the golf cart and come on down.

Location: off airport drive just west of the marina, Diamondhead, MS
Admission: Free
Hours: 10am-4pm
Phone: 228-222-4626

11/22-23/2019 – 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: $10 – $65
Hours: 22nd at 12pm – 23rd at 1:30pm
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

12/1/2019 – Gulf Coast Symphony

At the Hancock Performing Arts Center

Family friendly event

Danny Lyons

Danny Lyons is a solo handbell artist, handbell director, composer, and clinician who plays concerts and conducts clinics, festivals, and handbell classes regularly throughout the southeast and across the nation.  He has played solo handbell concerts all across the United States; in Paris; Liverpool, Novi Sad, Serbia; and in the Bahamas, and has recorded 2 CD’s and a concert DVD of solo handbell music, and is a published composer. Danny has been the director/clinician at over 20 handbell festivals around the country, including the Vermont State Handbell Festival, the Florida State Handbell Festival, and Lake Junaluska, NC in 2016 and 2019.

As well as ringing solo handbell performances, Danny rings in the handbell quartet “Bellissimo!”, and is the director of Christ Church Ringers in Pensacola, Florida.

Location: 7140 Stennis Airport Road, Kiln, MS
Admission: See their Website
Hours: 3pm
Phone: 228-896-4276

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

12/14/2019 – Christmas Live Nativity Pageant

Hosted and Performed by MAP Kids.  Live reenactment with narrative and songs to celebrate the Christmas season.

Address: Train Depot Gazebo, Bay St. Louis, MS
Admission: Free
Hours:  7pm
Phone: 251-978-3750

12/14/2019 – 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.

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

12/18/2019 – Christmas Live Nativity Pageant

Hosted and Performed by MAP Kids.  Live reenactment with narrative and songs to celebrate the Christmas season.

Address: St. Thomas Episcopal Church 5303 Diamondhead Circle,  Diamondhead, MS
Admission: Free
Hours:  5:30pm
Phone: 251-978-3750

January 2020