There is always something to celebrate on Mississippi’s West Coast! Whether it’s an impromptu beach bash, an instant party when the dice roll your way, the monthly artwalk, or a variety of seasonal festivities, the calendar is always full. Plan your trip accordingly, or just create your own celebration when you arrive!

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2/7/2018 – 3/18/2018 – Coast Winter Classic

This annual horse show and jumping competition is one of the Gulf Coast’s top attractions.

Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Rd., Gulfport, MS

Admission: Free
Hours: 10am – 5pm
Phone: 228-832-3691 (Call for specific dates & times)
Website: http://gulfcoastclassiccompany.com/Default.aspx

3/24/2018 – Easter Celebration – City of Waveland

The city of Waveland invites you to join us for an Easter Celebration with an Easter Egg Hunt for children ages 1 through 10 only please. (Parents must be present)

Location: Day Use Area of Buccaneer State Park

Admission: Free
Hours: 11:00AM – 1:00PM with Easter Egg Hunt Begining at 12:30PM
Ages of Children: 1 through 10 only please. (Parents must be present)

2/22/2018 – The Civil Rights Struggle And The Music It Created

Hancock County Performing Arts Center 

Location: 7104 Stennis Airport Dr. Kiln , MS 39556

Admission: Free
Hours: 6:30PM
Keynote Speaker: Jerry Mitchell, an investigative reporter with the Clarion Ledger

3/31/20181st Annual EASTER EGG-TRAVAGANZA

The Hancock County Community Committee invites you to join us for our Easter Celebration with fun for all.

Location: McLeod Park

Admission: Free
Hours: 11:00AM – Until
Events Include: Easter Egg Hunt, Easter Bonnet Contest, Golf Cart Decoration Contest and Parade. Our special guest The Easter Bunny (Park rules apply to all golf carts)
Refreshment: Hot Dogs and Soft Drinks available for sale

Every Friday – Bay Bikers Social Bike Ride

Each Friday, weather permitting, area bicyclists meet in the evening and take a tour around town. It’s an adult social group and everyone is welcome. Most rides end with a stop at a local restaurant or bar.

Location: Daiquiri Shak, 112 Court St., Bay St. Louis, MS

Hours: 7:30 pm-till

Every First Friday – First Fridays at Lazy Magnolia

Enjoy great local beer, food, and music. Lazy Magnolia’s brewery tour and tasting experience is even more fun on the first Friday of each month. Sip your samples while enjoying local live music. Try some beer pairings with locally produced treats available for purchase from our featured food vendor. Get a Collector’s Pint Glass, and you can be one of the first to sample a new brew not yet released for sale. Lazy Magnolia will donate $1 to a local charity for each guest who joins us for the First Friday tour and tasting experience. No RSVP necessary, just show up. Now that’s a great way to spend a Lazy afternoon!

Location: Lazy Magnolia Brewery, 7030 Roscoe Turner Rd., Kiln, MS

Admission: $15
Hours: 5pm – 8pm
Phone: 228-467-2727
Website: www.lazymagnolia.com

Every Second Friday – Board Games for Adults

A fun evening of board games for adults at the Mockingbird Cafe. Bring your own games or use theirs.

Location: Mockingbird Café, 110 South Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS

Hours: 5pm-8:30pm
Phone: 228-467-8383

Every Fourth Friday – Mr. Atticus’s Night Market

The fourth Friday of each month brings special happenings at the Mockingbird Café with Mr. Atticus’s Night Market, featuring craft and art vendors, live music, food, and a gallery showing next door at Smith & Lens.

Location: Mockingbird Café, 110 South Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS
Admission: Free
Phone: 228-467-8383
Website: www.mockingbirdcafe.com

Every Saturday – Hancock County Farmers’ Market

You’ll find fresh produce, homemade breads, and much more. A spot at the market is free of charge.

Location: 3068 Longfellow Dr., Bay St. Louis, MS

Hours: 8AM
Phone: 228-860-6203

Every Second Saturday – Second Saturday Artwalk

Held in historic Old Town Bay St. Louis the second Saturday of every month, art, fun, music, food, and shopping are yours to enjoy in this pedestrian-friendly event sponsored by the Old Town Merchants Association.

Location: Old Town Bay St. Louis

Admission: Free
Hours: 4pm-8pm
Phone: 228-463-2688
Website: www.baystlouisoldtown.com

2/13/2018 – Krewe of Real People Next Generation

Mardi Gras Parade

All floats, cars, trucks, dance teams, walking groups, bike clubs, ATVs, and bands are welcome to participate.

Location: Begins on Bookter St. and ends on Necaise Ave.

Admission: $25 for all participants
Hours: 11am (registration and lineup); 1pm (parade)
Phone: 228-671-1039 (Lonnie); 228-261-8483 (Leo); or 228-342-7639 (Deven)

3/17/2018 – St. Patrick’s Day Parade

3/24/2018 – Arts Alive!

3/31/2018 – Stella Yelling

5/18-19/2018 – Krewe of Seahorse Pirate Day in the Bay

5/26/2018 – Fais-Do-Do Fishing Rodeo

5/25-27/2018 – St. Clare Seafood Festival

Fantastic food, rides, live music, crafts, a silent auction, a raffle, a 5k run, and fireworks are all part of the fun at this favorite start-of-summer festival.

Location: St. Clare Catholic Church, Beach Blvd, Waveland, MS

Admission: Free
Hours: Fr, 5pm-11pm; Sa, 11am-11pm; Su, Noon-10pm. Fireworks start Sunday at 10 pm.
Phone: 228-467-9275

6/13/2018 – “News with a Twist” Live in Bay St. Louis

WGNO “News with a Twist” live broadcast for the 5pm and 6pm news.

Location: Historic Train Depot, 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS

Admission: Free
Hours: 4pm -7 p.m.
Phone: 228-463-9222
Website: www.mswestcoast.org

6/29/2018 – 7/01/2018 – Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival

Celebrate the crab! One of the biggest and best festivals on the Mississippi coast, the fair boasts three full days of exhibits, vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment, and crabs, crabs, crabs. Boiled crabs, crab stuffed potatoes, and much more are on the menu. Bring your appetite and the kids.

Location: Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church, Beach Blvd., Bay St. Louis, MS

Admission: Free
Hours: 10am-10pm
Phone: 228-467-6509
Website: www.olgchurch.net

6/30/2018 – Waveland Independence Day Celebration

8/04/2018 – Hancock County Relay for Life

Join the annual Hancock County Relay for Life. There will be food, music, games, jumps, and a woman-less beauty pageant. There will also be sky lanterns, luminaries, tiki torches, track signs, and purple ribbons for sale. All proceeds go to the American Cancer Society.

Location: Bay St. Louis Community Hall, 301 Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis, MS

Hours: 10am-10pm
Phone: 228-671-9861
Website: www.facebook.com/hancockrelay

9/08/2018 – 9/9/2018 – Mermaids Arts and Crafts Show

Featuring handmade jewelry, ceramics, and woodwork from artists all over the south.

Location: Historic Train Depot, 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis, MS

Phone: 228-466-4498
Website: www.thekreweofnereids.wix.com/mermaidmarketplace

9/19/2018 – 9/22/2018 – Hancock County Fair

The Hancock County Fair brings back the history of county fairs and celebrates community heritage. There will be live music, midway games and rides, livestock, and craft competitions.

Location: Hancock County Multi-Purpose Arena, 4184 Kiln-Delisle Rd., Kiln, MS

Phone: 228-216-0013 or 228-493-8353
Website: www.hancockcountyfair.us

9/2018 – St. Rose de Lima Heritage Festival

This annual church festival features great food, entertainment, fun for the kids, a silent auction, and more.

Location: St. Rose de Lima Catholic Church, 302 S. Necaise Ave., Bay St. Louis, MS

Admission: Free
Hours: 11am-11pm

9/30/2018 – 10/07/2018 – Cruisin’ the Coast

Don’t miss one of Cruisin’ the Coast’s best events! The Bay St. Louis venue is in downtown Bay St. Louis Oct. 5-7 of this week-long coast-wide event.

Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis, MS

Admission: Free
Phone: 800-466-9048
Website: www.cruisinthecoast.com

10/2018 – 5th Annual Hancock County Senior Prom

It will be another fun-filled event with food, entertainment, and dancing for the senior citizens of Hancock County.

Location: Bay St. Louis Community Hall, Bay St. Louis, MS

Website: www.facebook.com/seniorprom.hancockcounty

10/31/2018 – Cedar Rest Cemetery Tour

Join the Hancock County Historical Society in the annual Cemetery Tour on Halloween. Refreshments will be served at the Lobrano House. The hair-raising fun begins at dusk.

Location: Cedar Rest Cemetery, Second St., Bay St. Louis, MS

Phone: 228-467-4090
Website: www.hancockcountyhistoricalsociety.com

11/24/2018 – 12/31/2018 – Snowflakes in the Bay

Bay St. Louis is transformed with illuminated snowflakes in the beautiful, historic live oak trees throughout the city.

Location: Bay St. Louis, MS

Admission: Free
Phone: 228-463-9222

12/01/2018 – Annual Bay St. Louis Christmas Parade

Join us for the 10th Annual Christmas Parade in Bay St. Louis. The parade will begin at the corner of Necaise Ave. and Main St., and end at the Historic Train Depot with the annual Snowflakes and Sugarplums Festival.

Location: Old Town and Depot District, Bay St. Louis, MS

Admission: Free
Hours: 11am-12:30pm
Phone: 228-463-9222

12/01/2018 – Snowflakes and Sugarplums Festival

After the Bay St. Louis Christmas Parade, stay at the depot to enjoy the Snowflakes and Sugarplums Festival. Pictures with Santa, the Dream Castle Bounce Village, H&H Express Train, and live Christmas music are all part of the fun.

Location: Bay St. Louis Historic Train Depot, Blaize Ave., Bay St. Louis, MS

Hours: 11am-4pm
Phone: 228-463-9222
Website: www.mswestcoast.org