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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.


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Sep 3, 2015 
Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar
The Zoso concert will begin at 8:30 pm at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 South Washington Street. Doors open at 8:00 pm. Cost of tickets is $5 and can be purchased at the Bottleneck Blues Bar. For more information call 601-638-1000 or go online to www.ameristar.com. For band information go online to www.zosoontour.com.
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 20, 2015 
Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation
Oktoberfest will be from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm at the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation, 1302 Adams Street. There will be live German music, family fun and games, as well as traditional food and beer. Admission is $20 and will include 20 tickets for food and beverages. Free admission for children 12 and under accompanied by an adult. Advanc...
Sep 25, 2015 - Sep 26, 2015 
Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar
Eddie Cotton will be on stage from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 South Washington Street. This is part of the Bridging the Blues Event from September 25- October 11. Celebrating the Mississippi Blues Trail, Ameristar Casino and the Vicksburg Blues Society present the Heritage Music Series "Vicksburg's Got the Blues...
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
Vicksburg Main Street presents Downtown Fall Fest on Saturday October 3rd. Start the day off at the 5th Annual Bricks and Spokes bike ride through Vicksburg! The ride starts at 8:00 am in downtown and continues over the Old Mississippi River Bridge and throughout Warren County. Participants can choose a 10-mile, 30-mile, 50-mile or 62-mile route. B...
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 
Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar
Mr. Sipp will be on stage from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 South Washington Street. This is part of the Bridging the Blues Event from September 25- October 11. Celebrating the Mississippi Blues Trail, Ameristar Casino and the Vicksburg Blues Society present the Heritage Music Series "Vicksburg's Got the Blues". Fo...
Oct 2, 2015 - Oct 3, 2015 
Various venues in Clarksdale - Clarksdale
Included during the two-day festival will be live drama, lectures, panel discussions intermixed with readings, blues and gospel music, Southern cuisine, porch plays, tours through Clarksdale’s historic district where the playwright spent his childhood.
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 9, 2015 - Oct 10, 2015 
Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar
Grady Champion will be on stage from 9:00 pm to 1:00 am at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar, 4116 South Washington Street. This is part of the Bridging the Blues Event from September 25- October 11. Celebrating the Mississippi Blues Trail, Ameristar Casino and the Vicksburg Blues Society present the Heritage Music Series "Vicksburg's Got the Blue...
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.
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.