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There is always a party happening on Mississippi's West Coast! But, if you're in need of a little more formal event, check our calendar of events to see what fairs, festivals and events are taking place during your visit.



1/04/2017-12/31/2017    Second Saturday Artwalk

Held in historic Old Town Bay St. Louis the second Saturday of every month! Art, fun, music, food and shopping will be yours to enjoy in the pedestrian-friendly event sponsored by the Old Town Merchants Association.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Old Town
Admission: FREE!!!
Hours: 4pm-8pm
Phone: 228-463-2688
Website: www.baystlouisoldtown.com

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1/06/2017-11/03/2017    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 some 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!
City/State: Kiln , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Lazy Magnolia Brewery, 7030 Roscoe Turner Rd.
Admission: $15
Hours: 5pm - 8pm
Phone: 228-467-2727
Website: lazymagnolia.com/

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4/29/2017    10th Annual Crawfish Cook-Off

This event has become huge over the past 10 years. Can YOU cook the best crawfish? Enter your team today. Entry Fee is $150 and includes your crawfish. Call 228-493-9922 to enter. It will be located at the C & R Bar on Coleman Ave. in Waveland. This event will benefit Hancock County's Friends of the Animal Shelter and Vancleave's "Wild at Heart" Rescue for animals.
City/State: Waveland , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: 312 Coleman Ave.
Admission: $20, $10 kids (9-12) & under 8 is free
Hours: 10am - 4:00pm
Phone: 228-467-4586
Website: /www.facebook.com/C-Rs-Annual-Crawfish-Cook-off-143042632423451/timeline

All Dates:  04/29/2017 , 04/29/2017


4/29/2017    19th Annual Gnat Nationals- Misfits Street Krewzers

Open Car/ Truck / Bike Show Silent Auction, Wipe-Out Board, Vendors and Top Prizes.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: General
Location: 228 South Beach Blvd-Our Lady of the Gulf
Hours: 8am-3pm
Phone: 228-493-2033
Contact: Bobby , MS

All Dates:  04/29/2017


4/29/2017    Gulf Coast Band Director's Festival

Local school bands perform and are rated by a panel of judges Hancock Performing Arts Center
City/State: Kiln , MS
Category: Arts
Location: 7140 Stennis Airport Drive
Admission: No Admission
Hours: 8 am- 3 pm
Phone: (228) 255-6247
Website: www.facebook.com/hancockpac/

All Dates:  04/29/2017


5/04/2017    Tremoloco returns to the Mockingbird Cafe

One night only Pre-Cinco De Mayo / Record Release Show. American Roots Tex-Mex Folk Country Music.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Music
Location: 110 South Second Street
Hours: 6 pm-9 pm
Phone: 228-467-8383
Website: http://www.mockingbirdcafe.com/

All Dates:  05/04/2017


5/13/2017    Annual Joes & Pros Trout Tournament at The Blind Tiger

Have fun while you fish at The Blind Tiger. There will be Live Music, Crawfish Boil, Door Prizes, Whole Pig Roast, Junior Angler Awards, and Female Angler Awards and more.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: 119 Beach Blvd.
Admission: $100 per angler
Phone: 228-220-0162
Website: www.theblindtiger.biz/fishing

All Dates:  05/13/2017


5/17/2017    Senior Information Fair

Inside & Outside Information Fair for Hancock County Seniors. Information, Giveaways, & FREE Cookout at the Bay St. Louis Community Center. Sponsored by: The SALT Council, Hancock County Sheriff's Office & Senior Center Bay St. Louis.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: General
Location: 301 Blaize Avenue
Hours: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Phone: 228-467-9292

All Dates:  05/17/2017


5/19/2017-5/20/2017    Pirate Day in the Bay Festival

Amusement Rides for Friday and Saturday, as well as a Pirate Cruise and Invasion on Saturday afternoon! To end the event on Saturday, there will be Live Entertainment and an amazing Fireworks Display!
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Beach Blvd.
Hours: 4PM Fri - 11PM Sun
Website: www.piratedayinthebay.com

All Dates:  05/19/2017-05/20/2017


5/26/2017-5/28/2017    St. Clare Seafood Festival

Featuring fantastic food of all kinds and of course seafood, rides, live music, crafts, silent auction, raffle and much more! Don't miss this exceptional festival on the beach!
City/State: Waveland , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: St. Clare Catholic Church, 236 S. Beach Blvd
Admission: FREE!!!
Phone: 228-467-9275
Website: https://www.facebook.com/StClareSeafoodFestival

All Dates:  05/26/2017-05/28/2017


5/27/2017    Fais-Do-Do Fest & Fishing

The Fais-Do-Do Fest & Fishing that started in Reggio, LA is back again! Saturday, May 27th (Memorial Weekend) Bay St. Louis Harbor/Marina Parking Deck just below the Blind Tiger Food, Drinks, Music and Fishing!
City/State: bay St. Louis , MS
Category: General
Location: Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor
Hours: 2 pm- 8 pm
Website: https://www.facebook.com/faisdodoinvitational/?hc_ref=SEARCH

All Dates:  05/27/2017


6/03/2017    Bicentennial Tribute and Alice Moseley Folk Festival

The day starts at 10 am with a ribbon-cutting that will launch a new Hancock County bicentennial exhibit in the Depot. The second attraction of the day is the Alice Moseley Festival. The festival will feature exhibitors and performances geared to bring history to life. Traditional crafts like black-smithing and pottery will be demonstrated.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Bay St. Louis Historic Train Depot
Admission: Free to the public
Hours: 10 am - 4 pm
Phone: 228-463-9222
Website: www.mswestcoast.org
Contact: Latonja   1928 Depot way , Bay Saint Louis , MS  39521-3002
Phone: 228-463-9222

All Dates:  06/03/2017


6/30/2017-7/02/2017    Crab Festival

Celebrate the Crab! One of the biggest and best festivals on the MS Coast. Exhibits, vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment and Crabs, Crabs, Crabs. Boiled crabs, crab stuffed potatoes, and much more! Bring your appetite and the kids.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church
Admission: FREE
Hours: 10am-10pm
Phone: 228-467-6509
Website: www.olgchurch.net/index.cfm?load=page&page=212

All Dates:  06/30/2017-07/02/2017


7/08/2017    Frida Fest

Celebrate the birthday of acclaimed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at Second Saturday Artwalk in Bay St. Louis! There will be a Frida-look-alike Contest, a Mariachi photo booth, face painting, tapas, pinatas and much more!!!
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Old Town
Admission: Free!
Hours: 4pm - 8pm
Website: www.baystlouisoldtown.com

All Dates:  07/08/2017


9/09/2017-9/10/2017    Mermaids Arts & Crafts Show

Featuring handmade jewelry, ceramics, and woodwork from artists all over the South.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Historic Train Depot
Phone: 228-466-4498
Website: thekreweofnereids.wix.com/mermaidmarketplace

All Dates:  09/09/2017-09/10/2017


9/13/2017    "News with a Twist" Live in Bay St. Louis

WGNO "News with a Twist" Live Broadcast. 5 pm and 6 pm news.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: General
Location: Historic Train Depot
Admission: open to the public
Hours: 4-7 p.m.
Phone: 228-463-9222
Website: www.mswestcoast.org

All Dates:  09/13/2017


9/20/2017-9/23/2017    Hancock County Fair

REVIVAL OF THE HANCOCK COUNTY FAIR brings back the history of County Fairs and celebrates community heritage. There will be Live Music, Midway Games & Rides, Livestock and Craft Competitions, There will also be a Country Market with Arts & Crafts and Local Cuisine & Traditional Fair Food.
City/State: Kiln , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Hancock County Multi-Purpose Arena, 4184 Kiln-Delisle Road
Phone: 228-467-5456
Website: http://www.hancockcountyfair.us/

All Dates:  09/20/2017-09/23/2017


10/02/2017-10/08/2017    Cruisin' The Coast

Don't miss one of Cruisin' The Coast's BEST events! The Bay St. Louis venue (Thursday Oct. 5-7) of this week-long Coast-wide event. And 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: 800-466-9048
Website: http://www.cruisinthecoast.com/

All Dates:  10/02/2017-10/08/2017


10/18/2017    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.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: General
Location: Bay St. Louis Community Hall
Website: https://www.facebook.com/seniorprom.hancockcounty?fref=ts

All Dates:  10/18/2017


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