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Gulf Coast Upcoming Festivals


The Mississippi Gulf Coast hosts festivals that celebrate food, music and heritage.

Held in the picturesque art-filled city of Ocean Springs, the Mississippi Songwriters’ Festival (September 20-23) is a “feast for the ears”.  Professional songwriters generously share their work by playing at a variety of local venues or teaching their craft in various workshops. There is never a cover charge to enjoy the shows.

Enjoy oysters during the Annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off and Festival (September 28-29) held at Jones Park in Gulfport and sponsored by Island View Casino Resort.

42nd Annual Holy Family Catholic Church Seafood Festival (September 28-30) features Gulf Coast food such as Gumbo, Boiled Shrimp, fried seafood, Po-Boys, Vrazel's Eggplant Larosa, and many other mouth-watering treats! 

The Diamondhead Arts & Crafts Fair (September 29-30) features over 150 art, crafts, and unique gifts vendors and food stands under the trees at the Diamondhead Country Club.

Join thousands of classic car lovers for Cruisin' the Coast (September 30-October 7), a week long car festival happening across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Take in drag races, flame throwing contests, sock hops, swap meets and 50's & 60's style headliner entertainment.

The George E. Ohr Art & Beer Festival (October 6) offers a diverse array of arts and crafts vendors; craft beer tents; a homebrewers’ competition; a camper rally with vintage campers, skoolies, and camper vans; a community car art restoration project; live music; a whacky ceramics-based performance by the Mad Potter of Bay St. Louis Steve Barney; a ceramics throw-down between the coast's finest potters; and food vendors!

Beauvoir's Annual Fall Muster (October 20-21)invites you to experience the sights and sounds of the 1800's here in Biloxi! Vendors, food, on the 52 acres of the Beauvoir property. Reenactors will have camp set up in the back, battles twice a day on Saturday and Sunday.