Kicking off with the South's premiere arts and crafts festival and winding down with Mississippi's largest Christmas lights show, November in Coastal Mississippi offers a little something for everyone! We have headlining entertainment, holiday festivities and everything in-between - all ready to be enjoyed with your health and safety in mind. 

Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual events on any potential schedule changes and/or availability, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in our Destination Promise of health and safety. 

Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival, November 7 - 8

Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival, named in honor of the late master potter, Peter Anderson, celebrates the arts with hundreds of booths featuring artists and crafters from throughout the United States and beyond! From oil paintings to pottery, hand-made jewelry, digital portraits, American folk toys, metal works and so much more, spectators can enjoy a festive weekend of live music, coastal fare and more than 100 shops, restaurants and galleries set amongst the 300-year-old oak trees of downtown Ocean Springs.

As Jackson County is currently under a mask mandate through November 11, please wear a mask and practice social distancing when attending Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival. In addition, we've outlined how city and event officials are working with the governor's office to ensure the event adheres to safety guidelines in our Guide to the Peter Anderson Festival. 

Atlas Fights 57, November 7

Strap in for an exciting night of high-octane mixed martial arts as Atlas Fights returns to the front lawn of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum! With a main card full of thrilling match-ups and titles up for grabs, Atlas Fights 57 is sure to put on a show you won't soon forget. You are required to buy tickets in groups of four, but the exhilarating entertainment will have you on the edge of your seats at your socially-distanced table!

Annual Mermaids Arts & Crafts Show, November 14 - 15

The Krewe of Nereids once again brings a fun-filled weekend of shopping and entertainment to Old Town Bay St. Louis! Located on the shady grounds of the city's historic train depot, the Annual Mermaids Arts & Crafts Show gets bigger and better every year, and provides a great opportunity to get a head start on picking out those Christmas gifts and shop local! This outdoor event provides plenty of space to social distance. 

Culinary Events

Mouthwatering cuisine is a cornerstone of our culture in Coastal Mississippi, and November is sure to be a thrill for foodies of all kinds! On November 8, the Gulf Coast Taco Festival takes over Big Play Entertainment Center in Biloxi, where over 10 local taco restaurants will compete for the Secret Coast's first coveted "People's Choice Taco" award. 

Gulf Coast Taco Fest is assuring a healthy and safe event by providing masks to visitors, implementing social distancing when possible and installing extra hand sanitizing stations. 

Headline Entertainment

On November 6, Randy Houser highlights a night of Mississippi talent, joined by Derek Norsworthy and Cole Jones, for an exceptional evening of country music honoring our local law enforcement and first responders. Taking place on the front lawn of the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, tickets are available for tables seating eight starting at $25 per ticket. Meanwhile, twice Grammy-nominated blues master Cedric Burnside and master guitarist and vocalist Alvin Youngblood Hart will be serenading the space outside of 100 Men Hall in Bay St. Louis on November 13. 

In light of COVID-19 safety precautions, both concerts will be held outside with concert-goers seated at socially-distanced tables. 100 Men Hall officials are also requiring masks when not seated at your table, and dinner can be preordered where servers will bring your meal to you. 

Holiday Festivities

In Coastal Mississippi, we love to celebrate! And you can guarantee that our holiday events are cause alone to visit our 62 miles of scenic coastline. The seasonal festivities really pick up in November, with the Christmas City Gift Show at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum from November 13 - 15, Biloxi's Annual Christmas in the City on November 21, and the 35 Days of Christmas & Trains at Gulfport's Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum beginning November 27. 

Event officials are taking extra safety precautions at this year's Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival. See how they are prioritizing your health and safety by visiting our blog or the COVID-19 section of the festival's website.