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March 2017

Monday, March 06: March 6: Starkville Restaurant Week Charity Nominations: The Top 3 Local Charities will be chosen from YOUR nominated charities — starting NOW through Monday, March 27.


Friday, March 10: May 6: Track of Art in Holly Springs: Holly Springs Depot


Friday, March 10: June 29: Kick off for Bikers Night in Blues Alley & City Fireworks Celebration in Holly Springs: HSMSC/City of Holly Springs


Thursday, March 23: March 23: 2017 Annual County Wide Senior Citizens Day-St. Paul Outreach Center-Byhalia, MS -HSMSC/BA: March 23- April 3


Friday, March 24: March 24: Downtown Spring Open House in Columbus: March 24 & 25 in Downtown Columbus 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Saturday, March 25: March 25: Annual Spring Arts Festival in Ocean Springs: March 25-26, 2017 in Ocean Springs, MS.


Saturday, March 25: March 25: Spring Art Walk in Hattiesburg: Downtown Hattiesburg 4-8 pm


Monday, March 27: March 27: Honoring Coach Bonnie Lee “Country Graham in Baldwyn: Monday, March 27 at 2 p.m. at the historic BLUE AUGUST located at 107 East Main Street, Baldwyn, MS.


Wednesday, March 29: March 29: Mississippi Presenters Network Mississippi Gathering in Jackson: The Mississippi Presenters Network will host the Mississippi Gathering, a celebration and showcase of the arts following Arts Day at the Capitol, at Cathead Distillery from 7-9 p.m. The Distillery is located at 422 S.Farish St. in Jackson.


Thursday, March 30: March 30: Pontotoc County Chamber/Main Street Annual Awards Banquet: At the Community House on Main Street


Thursday, March 30: March 30: Sidewalk Sessions & After Hours Shopping in Clinton: A number of businesses in the area will host, and the community is invited to take a stroll on the brick streets from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. to catch some of the great talent Clinton has to offer. http://www.mainstreetclintonms.com/events/all/sidewalk-sessions


Thursday, March 30: March 30: Panola Partnership, Inc. 21st Annual Meeting & Dinner: Thursday, March 30, 2017
5:30 p.m. Social
6:30 p.m. Dinner

211 Main Hall & Gardens
211 Main Street
Como, Mississippi


Thursday, March 30: March 30: Noon Tunes in Columbus: Trotter Courtyard 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Friday, March 31: March 31: Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration South in Gulfport: Friday, March 31 and Saturday, April 1 in Centennial Plaza in Gulfport. On behalf of the South Mississippi Bicentennial Committee together with the Mississippi Development Authority, we invite you to make plans to join us for the Party of the Century! This is a free ticketed event so please go online to see the entertainment line-up and print your tickets at http://www.ms200south.org.


April 2017

Saturday, April 01: Apr. 1: Bi-Annual Street Festival in Picayune: Saturday April 1- Sunday April 2. http://www.picayunemainstreet.com


Saturday, April 01: Apr. 1: HUBFEST in Downtown Hattiesburg: For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/HUBFESTMS/


Saturday, April 01: Apr. 1: 2nd Annual Downtown Git-Down in Saltillo: Saturday April 1, 2017. Car & Bike Show


Saturday, April 01: April 1 Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival: Tickets go on sale!


Saturday, April 01: Apr. 1: Spring Street Festival in Picayune: April 1 & 2 in downtown Picayune


Sunday, April 02: Apr. 2: Spring Open House in Tupelo: Downtown Tupelo has their doors open for y'all to come shop their new spring items. noon-4 p.m. tupelomainstreet.com


Tuesday, April 04: Apr. 4: Entrepreneur Center at MDA Presents the 2017Spring Webinar Series: Branding/Raising Brand Awareness (Darren Schwindman, Creative Distillery)


Tuesday, April 04: Apr. 4: Jazz on the Green in Port Gibson: 12 noon- 1:30 p.m.


Tuesday, April 04: Apr. 4: Promotions Committee Meeting in Clinton: Clinton Main Street Association


Tuesday, April 04: Apr. 4: SBA: Mississippi Meet the Lenders in the Pine Belt in Hattiesburg: SBA: Mississippi Meet the Lenders in the Pine Belt 9 am at Jackie Dole Sherrill Community Center.


Thursday, April 06: Apr. 6: Noon Tunes in Columbus: Trotter Courtyard 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Friday, April 07: Apr. 7: Dinner and a Movie in Clinton: Movies are shown free of charge and dinner is offered from selected restaurants and food vendors around town. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.


Friday, April 07: Apr. 7: Bud and Burgers in Tupelo: Friday April 7, Bud and Burgers Competition will be held on Broadway Street in Tupelo. Early Team Registration is available until March 24th.


Friday, April 07: Apr. 7: “Grudge Race” TV show filming in Holly Springs: April 7-8 at Holly Springs Motorsports Park


Saturday, April 08: Apr. 8: Spring Into Green Market in Clinton: Saturday, April 8
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 08: Apr. 8: Spring Sidewalk in Picayune: http://www.picayunemainstreet.com


Saturday, April 08: Apr. 8: 10th Annual Caterpillar Parade in Clinton: ​The annual Caterpillar Parade takes place on the second Saturday in April as part of the Spring Into Green Market.


Tuesday, April 11: Apr. 11: Entrepreneur Center at MDA Presents the 2017Spring Webinar Series: Customer Acquisition (Brit Fitzgerald, entrepreneur consultant)


Thursday, April 13: Apr. 13: Noon Tunes in Columbus: Trotter Courtyard 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 13: Apr. 13: MMSA Board Meeting in Jackson: 10:30 a.m.


Monday, April 17: Apr. 17: Starkville Restaurant Week: The Starkville Convention & Visitors Bureau is pleased to announce the 5th annual STARKVILLE RESTAURANT WEEK on April 17-23, 2017.


Tuesday, April 18: Apr. 18: Entrepreneur Center at MDA Presents the 2017 Spring Webinar Series: Financing (George Broadstreet and panel)


Tuesday, April 18: Apr. 18: Jazz on the Green in Port Gibson: 12 noon- 1:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 20: Apr. 20: Just the Girls in Clinton: Printmaking Demonstration by Hard Pressed Studio; Lunch at 303 Jefferson


Thursday, April 20: Apr. 20: Olde Towne After Dark in Clinton: Join us at 303 Jefferson from 8:30 to 10:00 p.m. to show off your knowledge of everything from pop culture and geography to sports and science. Start recruiting your team now or just show up and be on ours! An entry fee of $10.00 per team is required to compete.


Thursday, April 20: Apr. 20: Art for the Park in Belhaven: Art for the Park 2017 will take place April 20, from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at The Fairview Inn. This year's featured artist is Ellen Langford. Tickets will be $40 in advance and $45 at the door. For early bird tickets please visit http://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-for-the-park-tickets-31107920628


Thursday, April 20: Apr. 20: Noon Tunes in Columbus: Trotter Courtyard 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 20: Apr. 20: Wine Downtown in Tupelo: Downtown Tupelo's annual wine tasting at participating business 5-8 p.m. After party 8-10 p.m.


Thursday, April 20: Apr. 20: Art for the Park in Belhaven, Ms.: The next Art for the Park in Belhaven is set for April 20, 2017.


Friday, April 21: Apr. 21: Dinner and a Movie in Clinton: Movies are shown free of charge and dinner is offered from selected restaurants and food vendors around town. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates.


Friday, April 21: Apr. 21: Pilgrimage Home Tour-Holly Springs Garden Club: April 21-23


Saturday, April 22: April 22: 3rd Annual County Line Music Festival in historic downtown Baldwyn: 3rd Annual County Line Music Festival in historic downtown Baldwyn.



Saturday, April 22: Apr. 22: Downtown Crawfish Jam in Hattiesburg: Visit https://www.facebook.com/DCJfest/ for more information.


Monday, April 24: Apr. 24: Confederate Memorial Holiday MMSA Office Closed: Public Holiday


Tuesday, April 25: Apr. 25: Entrepreneur Center at MDA Presents the 2017 Spring Webinar Series: Business Modeling (Joe Donovan, The Entrepreneur Center director)


Wednesday, April 26: Apr. 26: Staff Appreciation Luncheon in Holly Springs: Staff Appreciation Luncheon-HSMSC/BACC


Friday, April 28: April 28: 1699 Historical Society’s Weekend of Discovery in Ocean Springs: April 28 & 29


May 2017

Monday, May 01: May 1-3: National Main Street NOW Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.: In Pittsburgh, Pa.
http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/training/conference/2017---pittsburgh/main-street-now-2017.html

Tuesday, May 02: May 2: Entrepreneur Center at MDA Presents the 2017 Spring Webinar Series: Minority Certification (Derek Finley, MDA)


Thursday, May 04: May 4-5: Preservation Boot Camp in Jackson: Annual Preservation Conference of the MS Department of Archives & History at the William F. Winter Archives and History Building in Jackson, MS.


Friday, May 05: May 5: Market Street Festival in Columbus: May 5 & 6 in Columbus. We are accepting vendor applications for this year's festival now!! Please contact Main Street Columbus or visit http://www.marketstreetfestival.com for more information!!


Friday, May 05: May 5: A Mississippi Shopping Trip in Jackson: May 5-6, 2017 at the Jackson Convention Complex


Friday, May 05: May 5: Que on the Yazoo in Greenwood: May 5 & 6


Saturday, May 06: May 6: Staff Appreciation Luncheon-HSMSC/BACC: Will be held each Saturday until September 30th-HSMSC


Tuesday, May 09: May 9: Entrepreneur Center at MDA Presents the 2017 Spring Webinar Series: Social Media (Tim Mask, Maris West & Baker)


Thursday, May 11: May 11:  Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival: 6:30-8:30 p.m. in downtown


Saturday, May 13: May 13: Relay for Life Cancer Celebration Tea in Picayune: http://www.picayunemainstreet.com


Saturday, May 13: May 13: Restaurant Week in Ocean Springs: May 13-19


Saturday, May 13: May 13: Farmers’ Depot Opening in Tupelo: 2017 Market Hours:
Tuesday afternoon 3pm-6pm
Thursday morning 6am-12pm
Saturday morning 6am-12pm


Saturday, May 13: May 13: 46th Annual Gumtree Festival in Tupelo: May 13-14


Monday, May 15: May 15: Grand Opening of Summer Hitching Lot Farmer’s Market in Columbus: Mondays 4-6 p.m., Thursdays 7-10 a.m., Saturdays 7-10 a.m.


Thursday, May 18: May 18: General Membership Meeting in Picayune: http://www.picayunemainstreet.com


Friday, May 19: May 19-20: Springfest in Batesville: Annual Music Festival in downtown Batesville.


Friday, May 19: May 19: Native Plant Sale in Holly Springs: Strawberry Plains Audubon Center


Monday, May 29: May 29: Memorial Day and Jefferson Davis’ Birthday MMSA Office Closed: Public Holiday


June 2017

Thursday, June 01: June 1: 2017 Elvis Festival in Tupelo: It will be held Thursday June 1- Sunday June 4.


Thursday, June 01: June 1: Festival South in Hattiesburg: June 1-18, 2017. Event calendar: http://www.festivalsouth.org/events/calendar-view


Thursday, June 01: June 1: Sounds of Summer in Columbus: 7-9 p.m. on the Columbus Riverwalk


Thursday, June 01: June 1: Elvis Festival in Tupelo: June 1-4, 2017 Visit website for more information tupeloelvisfestival.com


Saturday, June 03: June 3: Red, White, & Blueberry Festival in Ocean Springs: 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. in downtown


Thursday, June 08: June 8-9: ListenUp! Conference in Cleveland: Mississippi Heritage Trust Annual Conference in Cleveland, MS.


Thursday, June 08: Jun. 8: MMSA Board Meeting in Jackson: 10:30 a.m.


Thursday, June 15: June 15: Sounds of Summer in Columbus: 7-9 p.m. on the Columbus Riverwalk


Thursday, June 15: June 15: Annual Awards Luncheon in Jackson: Celebrating award-winning projects, events and individuals in our Mississippi Main Street Communities. 11:30 a.m., Old Capitol Inn in Jackson.


Friday, June 16: June 16: - Juneteenth Celebration in Holly Springs: Holly Springs Tourism


Thursday, June 22: June 22: North MS Country Blues Picnic in Holly Springs: North MS Country Blues Picnic


Thursday, June 29: June 29: Sounds of Summer in Columbus: 7-9 p.m. on the Columbus Riverwalk


July 2017

Sunday, July 02: July 2: Restaurant Week in Holly Springs: July 2-16, 2017 in Holly Springs


Tuesday, July 04: July 4: Independence Day MMSA Office Closed: Public Holiday


Thursday, July 06: July 6: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Every Thursday in Holly Springs


Thursday, July 13: July 13: Sounds of Summer in Columbus: 7-9 p.m. on the Columbus Riverwalk


Thursday, July 13: July 13: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Every Thursday in Holly Springs


Saturday, July 15: July 15: Ida B Wells Barnette Birthday Celebration: Holly Springs


Tuesday, July 18: July 18: Christmas in July in Picayune: July 18, 19, & 20 http://www.picayunemainstreet.com


Thursday, July 20: July 20: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Every Thursday of July in Holly Springs


Friday, July 21: July 21:Annual July Sidewalk Sale in Ocean Spring: 10-5 p.m. downtown, uptown, all around town July 21 & 22


Thursday, July 27: July 27: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Every Thursday of July in Holly Springs


August 2017

Thursday, August 03: Aug. 3: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Every Thursday in August


Tuesday, August 08: Aug. 8: Fall Fashion Frenzy/Membership Drive in Picayune: http://www.picayunemainstreet.com


Tuesday, August 08: Aug. 8: MMSA Board Meeting in Jackson: 10:30 a.m.


Thursday, August 10: Aug. 10: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Every Thursday in August


Thursday, August 17: Aug. 17: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Every Thursday in August


Thursday, August 24: Aug. 24: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Every Thursday in August


Thursday, August 31: Aug. 31: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Every Thursday of August


September 2017

Saturday, September 02: Sept. 2: Artwalk in Ocean Springs: 10-4 p.m. in downtown


Saturday, September 02: Sept. 2: 2nd Annual Cam-Fest in Holly Springs: Sept. 2 & 3. Tourism and Main Street


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