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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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2/25/2017    Krewe of Diamondhead

The Diamondhead Parade has rolled since 1976 when it began with golf carts! Now, it's one of the biggest and family-friendly parades on the MS Gulf Coast.
City/State: Diamondhead , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Diamondhead Country Club
Admission: FREE!!!
Hours: Noon until
Website: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUv3DCIGWpA

All Dates:  02/25/2017

2/26/2017    4th Sunday @ 4

Free monthly event celebrating visual and performing arts at the Christ Episcopal Church. This month Featuring: Gulfport High School Chamber Orchestra with Daniel Martinez and Sasha Ferreira, and the artwork Penny Crawford.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Arts
Location: Christ Episcopal Church, 912 South Beach Blvd
Admission: Open and Free to the public

All Dates:  02/26/2017

2/27/2017    Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse

Join us for the 3rd annual parade of the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse, the only parade on the Mississippi Gulf Coast on Lundi Gras! Come catch some beads & have fun!
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Downtown
Admission: FREE!
Hours: 5pm
Phone: 662-617-7422
Website: http://mystickreweoftheseahorse.com/

All Dates:  02/27/2017

2/28/2017    Krewe of Diamonds

Join us for a fun parade through downtown Bay St. Louis. Lots of throws and plenty of fun. It is the only predominately African-American Krewe with Mardi Gras Indians to parade on Mardi Gras Day on the Mississippi Coast.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis
Admission: FREE!!!
Hours: 1pm

All Dates:  02/28/2017

3/11/2017    "Soup"er Mudfest (Second Saturday Artwalk)

Second Saturday with a twist. Buy a bowl made by our local potters and sample gourmet soups throughout businesses in Old Town, FREE! You can buy your bowl for $20 on the corner of Main & Second Streets. The bowls sell out very quickly, so get there early!
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Old Town Bay St. Louis
Hours: 4pm-8pm
Website: www.baystlouisoldtown.com/

All Dates:  03/11/2017 , 03/11/2017 , 03/11/2017 , 03/11/2017

3/18/2017    Arts Alive!

Dozens of artists will show work, demonstrate technique and share their creative process with customers at shops and galleries throughout Old Town. There will be a juried art exhibit, a singer-songwriter competition, a culinary contest and a literary event featuring an exciting "On the Spot" writers' contest - all offering cash prizes. The Bay St. Louis Little Theatre brings art alive through a short play with a story about a famous painting. ArtsAlive! brings out the creative muse in crowds all day long!
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Old Town Bay St. Louis
Hours: 10:00 am until
Phone: 228-493-2852
Website: www.artsalivegulfcoast.com/

All Dates:  03/18/2017 , 03/18/2017

3/25/2017    Stella, Blues, & BBQ

Stella's Blues & BBQ Festival" is presented by the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre to celebrate the birthday of Tennessee Williams. There will be delicious BBQ , Live Music, and a Stella Yelling Contest ! After the contest, the Little Theatre will open its doors at for an evening at the Juke Joint Jam.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: 398 Blaize Ave.
Hours: 3pm - 11pm
Phone: 228-467-9024.
Website: www.bsllt.org/stella-yelling-contest-2016/

All Dates:  03/25/2017

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

5/20/2017    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:  05/20/2017

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

6/22/2017-6/24/2017    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:  06/22/2017-06/24/2017

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

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