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Festivals

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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Aug 2, 2014 
Begin Downtown Greenwood - Greenwood
Mississippi's largest ride! The Money Road Cycling Club, in conjunction with Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce, presents the 7th annual Bikes, Blues & Bayous bike tour. Great for bikers of all levels, this event offers three different rides - a 20 mile, 46 mile and 58 mile ride. For more information call 662-453-4152.
Aug 9, 2014 
Downtown Greenwood - Greenwood
Mark your calendars for August 9, 2014 for downtown Greenwood's beer tasting, Ramcat Rhythm & Brews. We will feature craft beers from Capital City Beverages, food from the Delta Bistro and live music from Blue Mother Tupelo!
Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 9, 2014 
Lake Ferguson & Stein Mart Square - Greenville
This is one of the most exciting events of the year, and a first time festival for Greenville that will be held on beautiful Lake Ferguson, and other event locations including The Greenville Yacht Club and Stein Mart Square in historic downtown. This event will include activities that promote the rich culture of the diverse people of the Missis...
Aug 10, 2014 
Downtown Clarksdale - Clarksdale
Free day long festival featuring blues entertainment under tents in front of Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art Store, following the Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Fest.
Aug 8, 2014 - Aug 10, 2014 
Downtown Clarksdale - Clarksdale
This festival, celebrated for its authenticity, focuses on Mississippi's musical heritage, features entertainment by local and nationally known blues and gospel artists. Offers lectures and seminars. TOTALLY FREE
Aug 22, 2014 - Aug 24, 2014 
Tara Wildlife
The Mississippi River Nature Weekend will be at Tara Wildlife. Weekend activities include meals and lodging, receptions, nature seminars, open air bus tours, and Mississippi River Excursions. Visitors are welcome on Saturday. Lunch is $7 ($3.50 for children 12 and under). Call 601-279-4261 for details.
Aug 29, 2014 - Aug 30, 2014 
Ella Darling Elementary School - Greenville
Greenville Celebration of the Arts 2014 feature a 1st Call for Papers and continue to feature its Arts as Business Workshops to ages 5 - 99! This event will be held at Ella Darling Elementary School, 242 South Broadway, Greenville, MS 38701 on Friday evening and Saturday all day and Miller Memorial Community Center at 405 North Broadway, Greenvil...
Aug 30, 2014 - Aug 31, 2014 
Fitz Casino Tunica - Tunica Resorts
The Balloon Bash returns for it's 3rd year and will be held exclusively at Fitz Casino Tunica on August 30th and 31st. More than 12 hot air balloons will fill the sky over Fitz with tethered rides and family friendly events including jugglers, dance contest, eating contest and much more.
Sep 5, 2014 - Sep 6, 2014 
Yazoo County Fairgrounds - Yazoo City
September 5 & 6, 2014 in Yazoo City, Mississippi! GET IN IT TO WIN IT! There's $20,875 in CASH prizes at stake! Test your skills against the pros, or get your feet wet in the world of competition barbecue by entering the Backyard competition. OR if you're a first responder, enter our BBQ competition to compete for over $900 in prizes, includin...
Sep 20, 2014 
Washington County Convention Center - Greenville
The Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival began in 1977, and is now the largest blues festival in the Delta and the oldest in the United States. Always held on the 3rd Saturday in September, the Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival features blues artists from near and far. Visit the website for the most current information and sche...
Sep 20, 2014 - Sep 21, 2014 
Otherfest Grounds. Highway 61 in Renova, outside of Cleveland - Cleveland
Otherfest 9 has huge promise in its second year on highway 61, just north of the Cleveland, Mississippi city limits. Inside Otherfest 9, you'll find the Delta's first original music festival that hosts unsigned and indie label bands from across the nation. 20 of them, in fact, on two stages in an all day, noon 'til midnight event. Headliners for...
Sep 27, 2014 
Downtown Hollandale - Hollandale
Downtown Hollandale. Bikes, barbecue, and the blues. Live performances. Come and visit Hollandale, MS... home of Sam Chatmon. Like them on their facebook page for the most current updates.
Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 27, 2014 
Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar
Celebrating Bridging the Blues, Grady Champion will be on stage from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 South Washington Street. Celebrating the Mississippi Blues Trail, Ameristar Casino and the Vicksburg Blues Society present the Heritage Music Series "Vicksburg's Got Blues". For more information email shirleywaring@vic...
Sep 26, 2014 - Sep 28, 2014 
Downtown Clarksdale
New Blues & Roots music festival near the Rock & Blues Museum and Cat Head. Part of the Bridging the Blues Schedule.
Oct 4, 2014 
Civic Center - Greenwood
The Blues greats of today take the stage at the Leflore County Civic Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and event begins at 7:00 p.m. To reserve a table or charge tickets by phone, contact the Leflore County Civic Center box office at 662-453-4065. To purchase tickets online go to www.mississippibluesfest.com.
Oct 4, 2014 
Various venues in Clarksdale - Clarksdale
Festival held to celebrate the works of Tenneessee Williams/porch plays, student competition, workshops
Oct 4, 2014 
Old Court House Museum
The 31st Annual Old Court House Flea Market featuring over 200 arts/crafts and food booths will be around the Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry Street from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm rain or shine. Last year's attendance was over 3,000. Contact George "Bubba" Bolm at (601) 636-0741 or societyhistorica@bellsouth.net.
Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 4, 2014 
Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar
Celebrating Bridging the Blues, Mr. Sipp, "The Mississippi Blues Child," will be on stage from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 South Washington Street. Celebrating the Mississippi Blues Trail, Ameristar Casino and the Vicksburg Blues Society present the Heritage Music Series "Vicksburg's Got Blues". For more informati...
Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 
Warfield Point Park - Greenville
Join us for all the excitement and entertainment surrounding this blues festival which will now be held in Greenville, MS on the banks of the Mississippi River in Warfield Point Park. Go to their website for the most current updates . The Highway 61 Blues Festival is also now becoming part of the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival as part of Br...
Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 
Strand Theatre
The Mississippi Parafest presented by the Delta Paranormal Project will be at The Historic Strand Theater, 717 Clay Street. For more information visit www.deltaparanormalproject.com.
Oct 3, 2014 - Oct 5, 2014 
Warfield Point Park - Greenville
Join us for all the excitement and entertainment surrounding this blues festival which will now be held in Greenville, MS on the banks of the Mississippi River in Warfield Point Park. Go to their website for the most current updates . The Highway 61 Blues Festival is also now becoming part of the Mighty Mississippi Music Festival as part of Brid...
Oct 11, 2014 
Downtown Vicksburg
Downtown Fall Fest features live music, daytime exhibitions, sidewalk sales, and kid's activities. Friday night will kick off with live music starting at 7:00 pm at the Riverstage Plaza. Come downtown from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and enjoy Fall concerts outdoors with live music! For more information, call the Main Street Office at 601-634-4527 or visit...
Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014 
Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar
Celebrating Bridging the Blues, Eddie Cotton will be on stage from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 South Washington Street. Celebrating the Mississippi Blues Trail, Ameristar Casino and the Vicksburg Blues Society present the Heritage Music Series "Vicksburg's Got Blues". For more information email shirleywaring@vicks...
Oct 9, 2014 - Oct 11, 2014 
Downtown Greenwood - Greenwood
The Episcopal Church of the Nativity's Antique Show will now be a part of Art Alfresco in 2014. Join us in Historic Downtown Greenwood for a weekend of great art and antiques. Time and schedule TBA!
Oct 11, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014 
Downtown/Second St. - Clarksdale
Blues party on Second Street sponsored by the Rock & Blues Museum/street blocked off with the best of the blues music
Oct 10, 2014 - Oct 12, 2014 
Downtown Cleveland - Cleveland
A Memphis in May juried barbecue festival. Food, children’s area, live music, a blues stage, Mississippi items and a Friday night street dance. Over 100 Arts and crafts vendors on Saturday. Two days of fun, food, dance and music in beautiful historic downtown Cleveland.
Oct 16, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014 
Downtown Greenville, MS - Greenville
2014 marks the third year of the Annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival in Greenville, MS. Like them on their Facebook page listed as Delta Hot Tamale Festival or visit their website for the most current updates.
Oct 23, 2014 - Oct 26, 2014 
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.
Dec 5, 2014 
Greenwood