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There is always something to celebrate on Mississippi's West Coast! From the impromptu beach bash and instant party when the dice roll your way to monthly artwalks and seasonal festivities, check out the calendar to plan your trip, or just create your own celebration when you arrive!

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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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3/12/2017-5/12/2017    Pride of Hancock High Band's Music & Film Concert

Hancock Performing Arts Center
City/State: Kiln , MS
Category: Arts
Location: 7140 Stennis Airport Drive
Hours: 7 p.m.
Phone: (228) 255-6247
Website: www.facebook.com/hancockpac/

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3/31/2017-4/01/2017    Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration South

Join the Gulf Coast celebration of Mississippi's 200 year Anniversary. The weekend of festivities kicks off on Friday with unveiling of Mississippi's Commemorative Stamp and ends with the Governor's Concert with Headliner " The Band Perry".
City/State: Gulfport , MS
Category: General
Location: Centennial Plaza
Website: www.ms200south.org

All Dates:  03/31/2017-04/01/2017


4/01/2017-4/02/2017    Buoy Fest

Get ready for cheeseburgers in paradise, with your toes in the sand while sipping on your favorite boat drinks as Buoy’s Bay Front bar is converted to an island paradise! Make sure to get here early and claim your spot; beach chairs and beach blankets are encouraged!! Come by land or sea and come hungry, as we have a great lineup of regional and local cuisine. Don’t forget your parrot hats, grass skirt and shark fins! Beach volleyball, corn hole tournament, Buoy painting, Buoy Toss, live music all day!
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: 115 S. Beach Blvd.
Admission: $10
Hours: 11am - 6pm
Phone: 228- 344-3224
Website: www.eventbrite.com/e/buoy-fest-tickets-22075077150?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=cp&utm-term=homepage

All Dates:  04/01/2017-04/02/2017 , 04/01/2017-04/02/2017


4/06/2017-4/08/2017    Disney's Aladdin

presented by Hancock Middle School's Performance Arts Club. Tickets sold at the door $5 for Students 18 and under $10 Adults
City/State: Kiln, MS 39556 , MS
Category: Arts
Location: 7084 Stennis Airport Road
Admission: $5 for Students 18 and under $10 Adults
Hours: 6 p.m.
Phone: (228) 255-6247
Website: www.facebook.com/hancockpac/

All Dates:  04/06/2017-04/08/2017


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


5/13/2017    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


5/19/2017-5/20/2017    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


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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