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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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Apr 24, 2014 
Annabelle
This presentation will begin at 1:00 pm at 501 Speed Street. Victorian Italianate located on the bluffs overlooking the majestic Mississippi River furnished with beautiful family heirlooms, many original to the house. Built in 1868 by Madison Klein, the property was part of Cedar Grove which was owned by his parents, John and Elizabeth Klein. Tapes...
Apr 24, 2014 
Cedar Grove Mansion
This presentation will begin at 3:00 pm at 2200 Oak Street. Built by John Alexander Klein, Cedar Grove was presented to his bride, Elizabeth, who was General Sherman’s niece. The impressive Roman Revival mansion was completed 18 years later to become the largest and most beautiful estate in Vicksburg. During the Civil War, Union cannonballs struck ...
Apr 24, 2014 
Corners Mansion Inn
This presentation will begin at 2:00 pm at 601 Klein Street. Built for a favored daughter, Susan, by the Kleins who lived next door at Cedar Grove, the home features pierced columns with symbols of love and marriage which are known as Vicksburg pierced columns. The interior is detailed with stunning crown moldings and ceiling medallions. Tapestry 2...
Apr 26, 2014 
Old Court House Museum
The Flea Market will be located around the Old Court House Museum, 1008 Cherry Street, from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. Over 150 booths of arts, crafts, antiques, plants, local food and more. For more information call 601- 636-0741 or visit www.oldcourthouse.org.
Apr 26, 2014 
Downtown Vicksburg
The Arts and Crafts Festival is from 8:00 am - 4:00 pm in downtown Vicksburg around City Hall on South, Walnut, and Crawford streets. A fun time for the whole family and admission is free during the day on Saturday with live music, street performers, children's activities, food booths, and fabulous side-walk sales with participating downtown mercha...
Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014 
Downtown Vicksburg
The 27th annual RiverFest featuring live music as well as free Saturday daytime activities is from 6:00 pm to 12:00 midnight. Gates for nightly events open at 6:00 pm and admission is $10. Saturday's daytime activities start at 8:00 am at the RiverFest Arts & Crafts Show around City Hall. Other activities include live music, street performers, chi...
Apr 25, 2014 - Apr 26, 2014 
Downtown Tunica - Tunica
Celebrate spring at the Tunica RiverGate Festival in downtown Tunica. At this family-oriented event, you can listen to blues, country, bluegrass and southern rock performers while you eat a basket of crawfish or shop at one of the many vendor booths. For more information, call the Tunica Chamber at (662) 363-2865 or visit TunicaChamber.com.
May 3, 2014 
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 3, 2014 
Courthouse Lawn - Greenville
YMCA Cotton Classic run kicks off the Mainstreet Arts and Crafts Festival. Registration begins at 7a.m.
May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014 
Vicksburg Catholic School
The 44th Annual Play-A-Day-In-May-Away features activities and food events beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. 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.vicksburgcatholic.org.
May 2, 2014 - May 3, 2014 
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 10, 2014 
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 9, 2014 - May 11, 2014 
Downtown Clarksdale - Clarksdale
An intimate Roots and Blues street festival.
May 17, 2014 - May 18, 2014 
Snowden Grove Amphitheater - Southaven
ShowFest 2014 May 17-18, 2014 Sat 8:00am-5:00pm; Sun 10:00am-4:00pm Snowden Grove, 6208 Getwell Rd, Southaven See hundreds of custom trucks and cars from all over the U.S.!! Sport-Trucks, Classic Trucks, Compact Cars, SUVs, Hot Rods, 4-Wheel Drives, Motorcycles, and Low-riders will ALL be on display!! ShowFest offers tons of vendors selling ...
May 24, 2014 
Messina Boat Landing
Lake Fest will be from 10:00 pm until 5:00 pm at Eagle Lake, MS. There will be live music, karaoke contests, food, kid’s games, raffles and flea market vendors. All proceeds from the event will go to the general fund of SHEL for the needs of the Eagle Lake community. For more information on this event visit www.eaglelakematters.com.
May 23, 2014 - May 25, 2014 
Big River Park - Tunica Resorts
Delta Country Jam is returning to Tunica for a 2nd year and it’s bigger than last! Come celebrate Memorial Day Weekend 2014 with big-name country acts Keith Urban, Dierks Bentley, Florida Georgia Line and many more! This year’s event will be spread over three days starting Friday, May 23 and ending Sunday, May 25 located at a new location, Big R...
Jun 14, 2014 
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 13, 2014 - Jun 14, 2014 
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 11, 2014 - Jun 15, 2014 
Grenada Lake - Grenada
You will enjoy music, arts and craft vendors, wrestling, a carnival, car show and much more! Call Wanda Roche at 662-448-0985 for dates and time.
Jun 20, 2014 - Jun 21, 2014 
Yazoo County - Bentonia
The 2014 Bentonia Blues Festival will be the 42nd anniversary of the original 1972 festival, and is being held in the original location on the Holmes Farm just off Mississippi Hwy 49 North, only a mile or two from the world-famous Blue Front Cafe located in the heart of Bentonia.>br> This festival celebrates the unique and haunting Bentonia styl...
Jun 26, 2014 
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 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 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 E.E. Bass Art Center and Stein Mart Square in historic downtown. This event will include activities that promote the rich culture of the diverse people of the Mississippi ...
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...
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 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 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 
Downtown Vicksburg
Downtown Fall Fest features live music, daytime exhibitions, sidewalk sales, kid's activities and a bike race through downtown across the Mississippi River. Friday night will kick off with live music starting at 7:00 pm at the Riverstage Plaza. The Fall Fest bike ride, Bricks and Spokes, will begin Saturday morning at 8:00 am. When else can you ri...
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 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 
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, 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 16, 2014 - Oct 18, 2014 
Downtown Greenville, MS - Greenville
2013 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