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October 2015

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October 26-27

Open air festival featuring live music, food, vendors, 5K run and more! Enjoy "Bay Café" which offers hungry visitors an outstanding selection of Coastal cuisine from many Hancock County area restaurants. Food offerings range from traditional favorites like boiled seafood, BBQ, hamburgers to more creative dishes such as crawfish and meat pies.

A total of 20 bands will play on three stages throughout the weekend. This year's lineup features The Revivalists, Dumpstaphunk, Amanda Shaw, Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience, Honey Island Swamp Band, Walter Wolfman Washington, Johnny Sansone, Cedric Burnside Project, Young Pinstripe Brass Band, Gravy, Rochelle Harper Band and Sista Jazz.

Admission to the music festival on Saturday and Sunday is $6 a day, cash only at the gate. Kids 12 and under are free. There will be free admission for military, EMS, police and firefighters on Sunday, October 27. 

Admission to the art booth exhibits and Silver Slipper Food Village along Main St. in downtown Bay St. Louis is free. Festival goers can browse in shops, stroll through the downtown, enjoy coastal foods and local art, and take it easy under the live oaks. This year Bay BridgeFest will also include a haunted house with proceeds benefiting the Bay-Waveland Lions Club. 

AAA Southern Travel Treasure 2012
Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring Event 2013

Awarded 2013 Best of Mississippi 2013 M-List Awards - Best Fair or Festival - Mississippi Magazine

  • Date(s): 10/26/2013 - 10/27/2013
  • Times: Festival Saturday 10am-10pm & Sunday Noon-6pm; Race Saturday @ 8am
  • Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis - Main Street, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Lee Seal - Event Coordinator/Marketing
  • Phone: 228-493-7285