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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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Jan 29, 2015 - Jan 31, 2015 
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.
Feb 7, 2015 
Messina Boat Landing
Eagle Lake's 10th Annual Mardi Gras Parade will begin at 2:00 pm. The parade route begins at the Messina Boat Landing and ends at Dalens on Shell Beach Road. The Mardi Gras Masquerade Party will follow the parade at Dalens with a DJ from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with no cover charge. Bring the family and enjoy prizes, appetizers, king cake, music and ...
Feb 7, 2015 
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
This event is from 5:00 -9:00 pm at the Southern Heritage Cultural Center, 1302 Adams St. The 4th Annual Carnaval de Mardi Gras & Gumbo Cook-Off is presented by the Vicksburg Foundation for Historic Preservation (VFHP). The VFHP is accepting teams for the gumbo cook-off now. In addition to bragging rights and trophies, the first place winner will...
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 2, 2015 
Courthouse Lawn - Greenville
YMCA Cotton Classic run kicks off the Mainstreet Arts and Crafts Festival. Registration begins at 7a.m.
May 9, 2015 
Downtown Leland - Leland
CITY: Leland, LOCATION: Downtown Leland --Crawfish, entertainment, food vendors, crafts, and much more on the historical streets of Leland. Crawfish posters and T-shirts available to purchase. Visit their website for more information.
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 13, 2015 
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. The day begins with a costumed Fun Run and Walk for children an...
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...
Aug 1, 2015 
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 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 Mississippi Delta and the Chinese culture. Go ...
Aug 7, 2015 - Aug 9, 2015 
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
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 19, 2015 
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 25, 2015 - Sep 26, 2015 
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 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 2, 2015 - Oct 4, 2015 
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 2, 2015 - Oct 4, 2015 
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 15, 2015 - Oct 17, 2015 
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 15, 2015 - Oct 18, 2015 
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 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.