Summer is still lingering in Coastal Mississippi, and as we slowly but surely usher in cooler weather, we welcome the dawn of festival season. From unique festivals to one-of-a-kind events, it's never been a better idea to plan a trip to the Coast and enjoy all Coastal Mississippi has to offer.

  • Gautier Mullet & Music Festival, October 19: Great shopping for unique hand-crafted items and delicious gulf seafood awaits! Enter the famous Mullet Toss contest – you definitely will want to see how far you can throw a mullet! Bring your folding chairs and your dancing shoes. 

  • Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival, November 2-3: The 41st Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in the City of Ocean Springs will take place on Saturday, November 2 and Sunday, November 3, 2019. Presented by Blue Moon, this annual festival celebrates the arts in honor of local master potter, Peter Anderson. With over 400 booths lining the streets of downtown Ocean Springs, artists offer unique pieces from across the United States and beyond, such as oil paintings, pottery, hand-made jewelry, American folk toys, metalwork, and much more. Spend the weekend perusing the artisanal offerings, enjoying live entertainment under the 300-year-old live oak trees, and exploring the beautiful City of Ocean Springs and all it has to offer, including boutiques, restaurants, galleries and antiques.

  • Celtic Music Festival & Scottish Highland Games, November 9-10: Events include: Jousting, Clans, Vendors, Children's Activities, Irish Dancing, Highland Cows, Bagpipe Bands, Sheep Herding, Artisans, Authentic Food, and more. Live music and entertainment will be provided by regional Celtic artists for both days on the Harrison County Fairgrounds. 

  • Mississippi Railfest, November 9-10: Bring the kids for all things trains to experience 20,000 square feet of outdoor trains from Mississippi, Louisiana, Florida and Alabama! 

  • Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival, November 29 through December 30: This spectacular light show features over 1,200,000 lights across Jones Park and is being presented as a walking tour OR aboard a free heated trolley. Participants will be able to visit with Santa in Santa’s Village every night, take pictures at any of the Elfie Selfie stations located throughout the park and enjoy hot chocolate, marshmallows, and concession items available for purchase. Bring your Christmas wish list to drop in the Letters to Santa mailbox.

We hope to see you for these fantastic coastal events! Stay up-to-date with everything happening across Coastal Mississippi by visiting our events page.