Best of the Fests


Find the best festivals in Mississippi right here in the Delta

 In the mood to celebrate something?

Head to the Mississippi Delta, where festival season is in full swing from April ‘til October. Join the party as the Delta celebrates everything from racing catfish to authentic juke joints, international and Mississippi cuisine, fine arts to the mighty Mississippi River. Of course, the born-in-the-Delta blues that made this little ol’ area famous worldwide is honored regularly with a Delta Blues festival more than a few times a year.


From April through June there’s a festival almost every weekend, whether you’re in the mood for a family-friendly arts and crafts show or a rip-roarin’ Delta blues festival. And hey, it’s the Delta – if there’s not a celebration in progress when you arrive, you’re more than welcome to start your own.


So what are you waiting for? Plan a Mississippi River road trip and head for the Delta, where the party’s already waiting for you.

Find the best festivals in Mississippi
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Jan 29, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015 
Clarksdale's third annual Clarksdale Film Festival features Mississippi, Southern and blues music films with special guests and live music. "Mississippi gets its close-up." — Garden & Gun magazine.
Apr 12, 2015 
252 Delta Avenue - Clarksdale
Free day-long blues festival featuring veteran, "real deal" blues entertainment under the tents in front of Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art Store in downtown Clarksdale. Food available.
Apr 9, 2015 - Apr 12, 2015 
Downtown - Clarksdale
This year's main event is Saturday, April 12th – all day and late into the night – with related events kicking off Thursday and continuing through Sunday night. The official line-up of events can be found on-line at www.jukejointfestival.com. The Saturday festival itself features 100 blues acts, a dozen stages, racing pigs, a 5K/8K run, multiple ch...
May 2, 2015 
Yazoo City - Historic Downtown - Yazoo City
Gates open at 9am - FREE ADMISSION! This family-friendly event will offer Arts & Crafts, Food, an Antique and Classic Car Show, family and children's activities, live entertainment, a 5K Run and Fun Run, the Miss Jerry Clower Festival Pageant, and so much MORE! HUGE Kids' area!! Main Stage Entertainment: TBA For more information plea...
May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015 
Rock & Blues Museum - Clarksdale
An intimate Roots and Blues street festival.
Jun 5, 2015 - Jun 6, 2015 
Expo Center - Clarksdale
Great fun for the entire family! BBQ competition, Carnival with rides//will have family night (ride everything for the price of a wristband), bands on stage, food vendors, Arts and Crafts, 5-K....and alot more! Please visit www.clarksdale-ms.com for more information.
Jun 20, 2015 
Blue Front Cafe - Bentonia
The Bentonia Blues Festival is back in Bentonia at the Blue Front Cafe! The 43rd Anniversary of the Bentonia Blues Festival is Saturday, June 20 in Bentonia, Mississippi. This authentic country blues festival is once again bringing folks from all over the world to Bentonia, so don’t you miss it! LIVE Blues ALL day, June 20 starting at 9am, insi...
Sep 11, 2015 - Sep 12, 2015 
Yazoo County Fairgrounds - Yazoo City
Don't miss the 5th ANNUAL Fire & Feast MBN Sanctioned BBQ Competition in Yazoo City on September 11 & 12 - including 3 BBQ competitions, 5 ancillary categories, and cash prizes over $20,000!! Presenting Sponsors for Fire & Feast BBQ Competition & Festival: Yazoo County Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Yazoo County Fair Association Proce...
Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 27, 2015 
Downtown Clarksdale - Clarksdale
New Blues & Roots music festival near the Rock & Blues Museum and Cat Head. Part of the Bridging the Blues Schedule.
Oct 2, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015 
Various venues in Clarksdale - Clarksdale
Festival held to celebrate the works of Tenneessee Williams/porch plays, student competition, workshops
Oct 24, 2015 
Triangle Cultural Center & Grounds - Yazoo City
Antique Days will be held on Oct. 24th, 2015 at the Triangle Cultural Center, 332 North Main Street, Yazoo City, Ms. and will have cane syrup making, the old hit and miss engines and other equipment first used since they phased out the mule. Some of the old engines will be grinding corn meal and others pumping water. There will be an exhibition o...
Oct 30, 2015 - Oct 31, 2015 
Downtown Clarksdale - Clarksdale
Festival held every year in conjunction with birthday of musician and artist Stan Street. Lots of live music, great fellowship, fun for all.