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Rate Ranges:  Free,  $ = less than $10,  $$ = $10 to $25,  $$$ = greater than $25
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Festivals and Events. For exact festival dates, contact the local visitors bureaus here

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Map Call Festival/Event City Founded Rate Range Festival Month
"Carnival on the Coast" Mardi Gras - Mississippi Gulf Coast Style Mississippi Gulf Coast 1908 Free Jan-Feb  
Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Biloxi 1908 Free Mar  
Herb, Garden & Art Festival Ocean Springs Free Mar  
Hibernia St. Patrick's Day Parade Biloxi 1985 Free Mar  
Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Pilgrimage Biloxi 1952 Free Mar  
Art in the Pass Pass Christian 1993 Free Apr  
Jazz in the Grove Bay Springs 1997 Free Apr  
Long Beach Kite Festival Long Beach 2000 $ Apr  
MS Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival Biloxi 1993 $ Apr  
 
Southern Miss Jazz & Blues Festival Long Beach 2008 Free Apr  
Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet Biloxi 1929 Varies May-Jun  
Bay Bridgefest Bay St. Louis 2007 Free Jun  
Great Biloxi Schooner Race Biloxi 1929 Free Jun  
MS Coast Coliseum Summer Fair Biloxi 1985 Free-$ Jun  
Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo Gulfport 1948 $ Jun-Jul  
Our Lady of the Gulf - Crab Festival Bay St. Louis 1983 Free Jul  
Biloxi Seafood Festival Biloxi 1981 $ Sep  
Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Festival Pascagoula 1991 $$$ Sep  
Beauvoir Fall Muster Biloxi 1986 $ Oct  
Cruisin' The Coast Biloxi 1996 Free Oct  
Gautier Mullet & Music Fest Gautier 1991 Free Oct  
 
Hubfest Hattiesburg 1985 Free Oct  
Peter Anderson Memorial Arts, Crafts & Food Festival Ocean Springs 1978 Free Nov  
Picayune Street Fair Picayune 1996 Free Nov  
 
Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Festival Biloxi 1985 $ Nov  
Vettes by the Shore Biloxi 1995 Free Nov  
Christmas on the Water Boat Parade Biloxi 1985 Free Dec  
Victorian Candlelit Christmas Hattiesburg 1977 $$ Dec  
Dixie National Livestock Show & Rodeo Jackson 1966 $$ Jan-Feb  
Ridgeland Tourism Commission Ridgeland 1855 Varies Jan-Dec Plan Now
Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration Natchez 1990 $$$ Feb  
Gold in the Hills Vicksburg 1937 $ Mar  
Natchez PowWow Natchez 1989 $ Mar  
Natchez Spring Pilgrimage Natchez 1932 $$$ Mar-Apr  
 
Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival Ridgeland 2009 Free Apr Plan Now
RiverFest Vicksburg 1987 Varies Apr  
Tapestry: The Pilgrimage to Vicksburg Vicksburg 1975 $$-$$$ Apr  
Natchez Festival of Music Natchez 1990 Free-$$$ May  
The Trail of Honor Jackson 2003 Free May  
Iron Horse Festival McComb 1993 Free Jun  
USA International Ballet Competition Jackson 1979 $$$ Jun  
Miss Mississippi Pageant Vicksburg 1934 $$$ Jun-Jul  
Mississippi Championship Hot Air Balloon Race Canton 1986 Jun-Jul  
 
Natchez Food & Wine Festival Natchez 2002 $$ Jul  
Red, White & Blues Fourth of July Weekend Vicksburg $$$ Jul  
CelticFest Mississippi Jackson 1992 $$ Sep  
Natchez Fall Pilgrimage Natchez 1932 $$$ Sep-Oct  
Canton Flea Market Arts & Crafts Show Canton 1965 Free Oct  
Great Mississippi River Balloon Race Natchez 1986 $$ Oct  
Mississippi State Fair Jackson 1861 $-$$$ Oct  
Over the River Run Vicksburg 1988 $ Oct  
Vicksburg Fall Festival Vicksburg 1994 $ Oct  
Mistletoe Marketplace Jackson 1981 Nov  
Victorian Christmas Festival Canton 1990 Free Nov-Dec  
Christmas at the Old Capitol Jackson Free Dec  
African-American Heritage Tour Columbus $ Feb  
Aberdeen Spring Pilgrimage Aberdeen 1975 $$ Apr  
Columbus Spring Pilgrimage Columbus 1940 $$ Apr  
Jimmie Rodgers Festival Meridian 1952 Varies May  
Market Street Festival Columbus 1996 Free May  
State Games of Mississippi Meridian 1992 Jun  
Choctaw Indian Fair Philadelphia 1949 $-$$ Jul  
Neshoba County Fair Philadelphia 1889 $$ Jul-Aug  
Howlin' Wolf Blues Festival West Point 1995 $$ Sep  
Prairie Arts Festival West Point 1978 Free Sep  
Columbus Decorative Arts & Antique Forum Columbus 1972 $ Nov  
Whistlestop Weekend Meridian 2002 Free Nov  
Merrehopes Trees of Christmas Meridian 1968 $ Nov-Dec  
Mississippi Blues Fest Greenwood $$$ Mar  
Crosstie Arts & Jazz Festival Cleveland 1969 Apr  
Juke Joint Festival Clarksdale 2004 Free-$$ Apr  
Tunica Rivergate Music Festival Tunica 1993 Free Apr  
World Catfish Festival Belzoni 1976 Free Apr  
Delta Jubilee Clarksdale 1984 $ Jun  
B. B. King Homecoming Festival Indianola 1981 $$ Jul  
 
Sunflower River Blues & Gospel Festival Clarksdale 1988 Free Aug  
 
Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival Yazoo City 2011 $ Sep  
Delta Day Festival Tunica 2002 Free Oct  
Highway 61 Blues Festival Leland 1991 $$ Oct  
Mississippi Blues Fest Greenwood $$$ Oct  
Hambone Art & Music Festival Clarksdale 2007 Oct-Nov  
 
Crossroads Festival & Chili Cook-Off Corinth 2008 Free Apr  
Double Decker Arts Festival Oxford 1994 Free Apr  
Holly Springs Pilgrimage Holly Springs 1999 $$$ Apr  
 
Blue Suede Cruise Tupelo 2003 Free May  
 
GumTree Festival Tupelo 1972 $ May  
 
Tupelo Film Festival Tupelo 2004 $ May  
Thunder on Water Safe Boating Festival Grenada 1993 Varies Jun  
Tupelo Elvis Festival Tupelo 1999 $$ Jun  
Slugburger Festival Corinth 1986 $ Jul  
Water Valley Watermelon Carnival Water Valley 1931 Free Aug  
Farmington Heritage Festival Corinth 2007 Free Sep  
Hog Wild Barbecue Cooking Festival Corinth 1988 $ Oct  
 
Okeelala Festival & Car Show Baldwyn 1979 Free Oct  
Historic Corinth Grand Illumination Corinth 2008 Free Nov