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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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May 2, 2015 
Vicksburg Catholic School
The 45th Annual Play-A-Day-In-May-Away features activities and food events on Friday will be from 6:00 pm until 8:30 pm and Saturday will be from 12:00 pm until 5:00 pm at 1900 Grove Street. There will be lots of games and activities for the family as well as concessions. For more information, fees, and full schedule call 601-636-4824 or visit www....
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 1, 2015 - May 2, 2015 
Downtown Greenwood - Greenwood
Memphis Barbecue Network-sanctioned competition. This year's Que on the Yazoo will be the first time teams can compete in the MBN's Challenger division in addition to Patio division. The winner of the Challenger division will receive an invitation to compete in the annual MBN Championship.
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 or Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/groups/Hwy61.blues.museum/permalink/10152756679386243/
May 8, 2015 - May 10, 2015 
Rock & Blues Museum - Clarksdale
An intimate Roots and Blues street festival.
May 29, 2015 - May 30, 2015 
Vicksburg Convention Center
The festival has a wonderful selection of fiber and sheep related vendors and features educational demonstrations and workshops. For more information visit www.msff.net.
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...
Jun 25, 2015 
Between Keesler & Veteran Bridges - Greenwood
Between the Keesler & Veteran Bridges. Come and enjoy a boat parade, ice cream contest, yard games, & a Veteran Program. Huge Fireworks Show!!! We look forward to seeing everyone between the bridges!!
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 1, 2015 
Begin Downtown Greenwood - Greenwood
Mississippi's largest ride! The Money Road Cycling Club, in conjunction with Greenwood-Leflore County Chamber of Commerce, presents the 8th 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 1, 2015 
Downtown Greenwood - Greenwood
Mark your calendars for August 1, 2015 for downtown Greenwood's beer tasting, Ramcat Rhythm & Brews. Live entertainment to be announce.
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
Aug 28, 2015 - Aug 30, 2015 
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 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 3, 2015 
Downtown Vicksburg
Downtown Fall Fest features live music, daytime exhibitions, sidewalk sales, kid's activities and more from 9:00 am - 2:00 pm. For more information call the Main Street Office at 601-634-4527 or visit www.downtownvicksburg.org.
Oct 3, 2015 
Old Court House Museum
The 32nd 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 2, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015 
Various venues in Clarksdale - Clarksdale
Festival held to celebrate the works of Tennessee 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 24, 2015 - Oct 25, 2015 
St. Alban's Founders Day Festival
The 158th Annual St. Alban's Fall Founders Festival will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday and 12:00 pm on Sunday at St. Alban’s Episcopal Church, 7 miles east of Vicksburg, exit 11 at 5930 Warrior’s Trail. Saturday includes a book dedication, family bible and art display and a reception featuring the Champion Hill Missionary Church Choir. Sunday will ...
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.
Nov 14, 2015 
Outlets at Vicksburg
Kick off the holiday season with performances from local talent, carols, hot chocolate, and the lighting of the Outlets at Vicksburg Christmas Tree. Performances by the Blast From the Past Dickens Christmas Carolers (http://www.blastfromthepastshow.info/) , Miss Mississippi emceeing, and Santa lighting the tree! Carriage rides start at 3 p.m. and ...
Dec 4, 2015 - Dec 6, 2015 
Downtown Greenwood - Greenwood
Start your holidays as we light up the courthouse. Then head to Howard St., bring blankets, chairs and the whole family for the showing of Arthur Christmas. Friday, December 4, at 4:00pm watch the Annual Roy D. Martin Band Festival/Christmas parade through our town. Saturday, December 5, there will be carriage rides all day.