2018 Fall Festival & Events Preview


There’s no place like the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Fall is here and the area is filled with fun things to do and beautiful things to see. Here are a few festivals and events happening along the coast:

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October 21 – 28

Annual Jackson County Fair

Jackson County Fair Grounds – Pascagoula

Sunday 4pm, Monday-Thursday 11am, Friday 10am, Saturday 11am; Sunday 1pm

“Enjoy a week long event with youth activities, arts & crafts, live music, vendor booths, livestock shows, food and rides.”

October 25

Biloxi’s Community Market Festival

Under I-110, Corner of Howard and Hopkins Blvd.

9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“Come and enjoy the many market vendors, entertainment by Colin Lockey and Chase Dalgo, hourly giveaways, and a scavenger hunt for the kids! The September Community Market theme is “Fall Harvest Fun” featuring James DelPrince from the Mississippi State Extension Service; featuring fall wreath demonstrations and giveaways!  Plan to have lunch with us!  There will be grilled hamburgers and hotdogs.”

October 27

Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Festival

Downtown Gautier – Hwy 90 & Dolphin Dr.

10 a.m to 9 p.m.

“Great shopping for unique hand crafted items and delicious Gulf Coast food! Enter the famous Mullet Toss contest – you definitely will want to see how far you can throw a mullet! Bring your folding chairs and your dancing shoes. Enjoy arts and crafts and a variety of local cuisine, kids zone, car and boat show, fishing rodeo, and live music.”

October 28

Halloween Fun Festival

Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

“Come dressed in your favorite Halloween costume and have a family fun day. Enjoy trick-or-treating, play games, get your face painted and so much more! Concessions will be sold.”

November 3 & 4

Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival

Downtown Ocean Springs

Saturday-Sunday 9am–5pm

“Presented by Blue Moon. This festival is named in honor of the late master potter, Peter Anderson, this fine arts and crafts festival celebrates the arts with more than 400 booths of artists and crafters from all over 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 joined live music, coastal and ethnic foods surrounded by the Walter Anderson Museum of Art and more than 100 shops, restaurants and galleries set outside amongst 300 year old Oak Trees.”

November 10

Annual Moss Point Plein Air Festival

Pascagoula River Audubon Center

10 a.m to 5 p.m.

“Come paint with us at the Annual Paint Outside Moss Point Plein Air Festival! Learn, grow, meet new people, get out in nature with guest artists.”

November 10 & 11

Celtic Music Festival & Scottish Highland Games

Harrison County Fairgrounds

Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 9am-4pm

“Featuring: Seven Nations, Highland Reign, Kracker Dan, Red McWilliams, and more musicians! Jousting, Clans, Vendors, Children’s Activities, Irish Dancing, Highland Cows, Bagpipe Bands, Sheep Herding, Artisans, Authentic Food, and more! Heavy Athletics on Sunday Only!”

November 23 – December 31

Annual Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival

Jones Park

Daily – 5:30-9:30pm & the show ends at 10:30pm (weather permitting)

“This spectacular light show is being presented as a walking tour OR aboard a free heated trolley. Participants will be able to visit with Santa in Santa’s Village every night, take pictures at any of the Elfie Selfie stations located throughout the park and enjoy hot chocolate, marshmallows, and concession items available for purchase. Tickets for rides such as Santa’s Big Wheel, the Merry Go Round Carousel, Santa Express Tour Train, Skyracer, Santa’s Kid’s Master Express Train are also available for purchase inside the park. Guests may also wish to Park & Pay at the CTA Parking Garage – Fee includes covered parking, show entry, and free heated shuttle service to and from the show in Jones Park.”