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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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Jun 3, 2016 - Jun 4, 2016 
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 3, 2016 - Jun 4, 2016 
Shack Up Inn & New Roxy - Clarksdale
The 2016 GF3 Artist Line Up includes: Scott H. Biram, Cedric Burnside Project, Left Lane Cruiser, R.L. Boyce, Lightnin' Malcolm, Chili Cold Blood and Zakk & Big Papa Binns . . .
Jun 10, 2016 - Jun 11, 2016 
Warfield Point Park - Greenville
Warfield Riverfest promises to be a fun-filled, family festival on the banks of the Mississippi River at Warfield Point Park, Highway 82 West, Greenville. Along with the traditional festival foods, the day will be crammed full of fun and exciting activities for individuals of all ages. Sign up online for the “Grillin’ on the River” BBQ competition....
Jul 29, 2016 - Jul 30, 2016 
Lake Ferguson & Stein Mart Square - Greenville
This is one of the most exciting events of the year that will be held on beautiful Lake Ferguson, and other event locations including This event will include activities that promote the rich culture of the diverse people of the Mississippi Delta and the Chinese culture. Go to their website for the most current updates and schedule of events, or...
Aug 12, 2016 - Aug 14, 2016 
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. TOTALLY FREE
Aug 26, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 
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.
Sep 17, 2016 
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 23, 2016 - Sep 24, 2016 
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.
Oct 1, 2016 
Downtown Vicksburg
Fall Fest features live music, the kickoff of the fall Vicksburg Famers Market, antique tractor displays, and animal presentations by Percy King, sidewalk sales, kid's activities and a bike race through downtown across the Mississippi River. Come downtown to the Vicksburg Farmers Market lot from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm and enjoy the festivities. For mor...
Oct 1, 2016 
Old Court House Museum
The 33rd 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.
Sep 30, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 
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...
Sep 30, 2016 - Oct 2, 2016 
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 or Facebook page for the most current updates .The Highway 61 Blues Festival is also now becoming part of the Mighty Mississippi Music Festiva...
Oct 9, 2016 
Downtown Clarksdale - Clarksdale
Free day long festival featuring blues entertainment under tents in front of Cat Head Delta Blues and Folk Art Store.
Oct 13, 2016 - Oct 15, 2016 
Downtown Greenville, MS - Greenville
2015 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 13, 2016 - Oct 16, 2016 
Clarksdale
THREE-DAY FEST IN CLARKSDALE, MS TO FEATURE SPECIAL REUNIONS FROM SOLEDAD BROTHERS & SOUTH FILTHY, ALONG WITH MANY OTHER GREAT DEEP BLUES ACTS!
Oct 27, 2016 - Oct 30, 2016 
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.
Jan 26, 2017 - Jan 28, 2017 
Clarksdale
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 20, 2016 - Apr 23, 2017 
Downtown - Clarksdale
. 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 children's activities, history bus tours, arts & crafts vendors, Southern food offerings, real juke joints, a student art/writing contest and much more. Accordin...