Festivals

In Coastal Mississippi, we relish in every opportunity to celebrate. From food to arts and music to our rich coastal heritage, we host festivals throughout the year to celebrate the multi-faceted character of our tri-county region. 

Feeling hungry? The Crawfish Music Festival at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum never disappoints with headline entertainment, exciting mid-way rides, and of course, hot-boiled crawfish. The Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival on the Biloxi Town Green celebrates the rich history of the seafood industry on the coast and features a gumbo cook-off and several activities for families to enjoy.  

Fancy yourself an art lover? Arts are a huge part of Coastal Mississippi culture. From Art in the Pass, to Frida Fest, to the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival, we celebrate art in all its forms and media. Now in its 42nd year, the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival will see over 400 booths lining the streets of downtown Ocean Springs and welcome over 150K+ visitors for one of the largest art festivals in the Southeastern United States.

History buff? The Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival is part of the Mississippi Blues Trail. Since 1991 this festival has featured southern soul, blues, zydeco and gospel acts.

With twelve unique coastal communities, you're sure to find a festival (or two) to suit your interests and budget!