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This year the Hancock County Tourism Bureau is assisting The Blind Tiger, the host of the 2nd Annual Joes & Pros Trout Tournament on Saturday May 14, 2016, with the registration of vendor booths.

To register for a booth please CLICK HERE.
Early registration ends April 22, 2016.


There is always something to celebrate on Mississippi's West Coast! From the impromptu beach bash and instant party when the dice roll your way to monthly artwalks and seasonal festivities, check out the calendar to plan your trip, or just create your own celebration when you arrive!

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5/06/2016    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 some 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!
City/State: Kiln , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Lazy Magnolia Brewery, 7030 Roscoe Turner Rd.
Admission: $15
Hours: 5pm - 8pm
Phone: 228-467-2727
Website: lazymagnolia.com/

All Dates:  05/06/2016 , 06/03/2016 , 07/01/2016 , 08/05/2016 , 09/02/2016 , 10/07/2016 , 11/04/2016 , 12/02/2016

5/14/2016    2nd Annual Joes & Pros Trout Tournament at The Blind Tiger

Have fun while you fish at The Blind Tiger. $100 per angler entry fee with a 90% pay-out over $10,000. There will be Live Music, Crawfish Boil, Door Prizes, Whole Pig Roast, Junior Angler Awards, and Female Angler Awards and more.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: 119 Beach Blvd.
Admission: $100 per angler
Phone: 228-220-0162
Website: www.theblindtiger.biz/fishing

All Dates:  05/14/2016

5/14/2016    Second Saturday Artwalk

Held in historic Old Town Bay St. Louis the second Saturday of every month! Art, fun, music, food and shopping will be yours to enjoy in the pedestrian-friendly event sponsored by the Old Town Merchants Association.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Old Town
Admission: FREE!!!
Hours: 4pm-8pm
Phone: 228-463-2688
Website: www.baystlouisoldtown.com

All Dates:  05/14/2016 , 06/11/2016 , 07/09/2016 , 08/13/2016 , 09/10/2016 , 10/08/2016 , 11/12/2016 , 12/10/2016

5/15/2016    Waylon Thibodeaux at 100 Men Hall

Back by popular demand, Sunday, May 15! This family-friendly event features the awesome fiddling of Waylon Thibodeaux! Free Cajun dance lessons at noon!
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: 303 Union Street
Admission: $10
Hours: 1pm - 5pm
Phone: 228-342-5770
Website: http://us7.campaign-archive2.com/?u=cd3273b13961715af81afc8ed&id=d7089a5941

All Dates:  05/15/2016

5/27/2016    Mister Atticus's Night Market

The last Friday of each month, the Mockingbird Cafe and Smith & Lens Gallery have teamed to generate that same fine Second Saturday art/music synergy on the 100 block of South Second Street. Mr. Atticus's Night Market includes flower growers, artists, belly dancers, farmers, feathered headdresses, tapas and locally made crafts. Live Music changes every month! Just next door, Smith & Lens Gallery opens a new art show each Final Friday with a fun courtyard reception from 6 -8 pm.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: 110 South Second Street
Hours: 6PM - 9PM
Phone: 228-467-8383
Website: www.mockingbirdcafe.com

All Dates:  05/27/2016 , 06/24/2016 , 07/29/2016 , 08/26/2016 , 09/30/2016 , 10/28/2016 , 11/27/2016

5/27/2016-5/29/2016    St. Clare Seafood Festival

Featuring fantastic food of all kinds and of course seafood, rides, live music, crafts, silent auction, raffle and much more! Don't miss this exceptional festival on the beach!
City/State: Waveland , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: St. Clare Catholic Church, 236 S. Beach Blvd
Admission: FREE!!!
Phone: 228-467-9275
Website: https://www.facebook.com/StClareSeafoodFestival

All Dates:  05/27/2016-05/29/2016

6/24/2016-6/25/2016    Pirate Day in the Bay Festival

LIVE MUSIC, Vendors, Food, & Pirates are just a few of the fun things planned for the second year of this new festival. It will be held on Beach Blvd between DeMontluzin Avenue and Court Street.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Beach Blvd.
Hours: 4PM Fri - 11PM Sun
Phone: 662- 617-9422
Website: www.piratedayinthebay.com

All Dates:  06/24/2016-06/25/2016

7/01/2016-7/03/2016    Crab Festival

Celebrate the Crab! One of the biggest and best festivals on the MS Coast. Exhibits, vendors, carnival rides, live entertainment and Crabs, Crabs, Crabs. Boiled crabs, crab stuffed potatoes, and much more! Bring your appetite and the kids.
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Our Lady of the Gulf Catholic Church
Admission: FREE
Hours: 10am-10pm
Phone: 228-467-6509
Website: www.olgchurch.net/index.cfm?load=page&page=212

All Dates:  07/01/2016-07/03/2016

7/02/2016    4th of July FIREWORKS in Waveland!

Lots of fun at the Garland Ladner Memorial Pier on the beach in Waveland with fireworks! Last year's July 4 event was such a success, Waveland will host another Independence Day community celebration. “Destination Waveland” will be held on Saturday, July 2, 5-9 p.m. The party will feature local favorite Category 6 and a large firework display to cap off this patriotic festivity.
City/State: Waveland , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: 125 North Beach Blvd.
Admission: FREE!
Hours: 5pm - 9pm

All Dates:  07/02/2016

7/09/2016    Second Annual Frida Fest

Celebrate the birthday of acclaimed Mexican artist Frida Kahlo at Second Saturday Artwalk in Bay St. Louis! There will be a Frida-look-alike Contest, a Mariachi photo booth, face painting, tapas, pinatas and much more!!!
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Old Town
Admission: Free!
Hours: 4pm - 8pm
Website: www.baystlouisoldtown.com

All Dates:  07/09/2016

7/22/2016-7/23/2016    Bay Harbor Fest @ Bay St. Louis Harbor

Join us for Bay Harbor Fest Boaters Rendevous & BEACH PARTY! Be ready to bring your boats, beach chairs, umbrellas, kayaks, kites and all things “beachy,” and get ready to have fun in the sun…Gulf Coast style! The music line-up will be zydeco, R&B, world beat, Cajun, blues, jazz and good old rock n roll. There will also be an Art Market, Food Court and downtown merchant shops!
City/State: Bay St. Louis , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Harbor Grounds
Admission: Free!
Phone: 228-363-3547
Website: www.bayharborfest.com

All Dates:  07/22/2016-07/23/2016

9/21/2016-9/24/2016    Hancock County Fair

REVIVAL OF THE HANCOCK COUNTY FAIR brings back the history of County Fairs and celebrates community heritage. There will be Live Music, Midway Games & Rides, a Pageant, Livestock and Craft Competitions, There will also be a Country Market with Arts & Crafts and Local Cuisine & Traditional Fair Food.
City/State: Kiln , MS
Category: Festivals
Location: Hancock County Multi-Purpose Arena, 4184 Kiln-Delisle Road
Phone: 228-363-7268
Website: http://www.hancockcountyfair.us/
Contact: LeAyn , MS

All Dates:  09/21/2016-09/24/2016

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