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October 2014

Wednesday, October 01: Oct. 1: America’s Best Neighborhood Celebration in Belhaven: Belhaven has been named one of America's Top 10 Neighborhoods in 2014 by The American Planning Association. Come celebrate TODAY at 5 PM in Belhaven Park on Poplar!


Wednesday, October 01: Oct. 1: Blue Moon Kick-Off Event in Ocean Springs: 5:30-7:30, Ocean Springs Community Center, 510 Washington Avenue. Come get a sneak preview of the 2014 Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival. Join us as we unveil items for this year's festival including the Blue Moon Silent Auction.


Thursday, October 02: Oct. 2: Historic Walk in Downtown Columbus: 5-7 p.m., downtown Columbus


Thursday, October 02: Oct. 2-4: Hog Wild BBQ Festival in Downtown Corinth: Gates open nightly at 6, Carnival will be open nightly until 11
mainstreetcorinth.com

Friday, October 03: Oct. 3-4: Oktoberfest in Carthage: Historic Carthage Square


Friday, October 03: Oct. 3-5: New South Weekend in Starkville: Fri: Bulldog Bash
Sat: MSU vs Texas A&M
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/bulldog-brunch-browse?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=de865d710f-block_r

Friday, October 03: Oct. 3-4: Downtown Hattiesburg BBQ Showdown: Cheerwine & Mountain Dew present the 3rd Annual Downtown BBQ Showdown on Friday, October 3 and Saturday, October 4 at Walthall Park.
https://www.facebook.com/DowntownBbqShowdown

Friday, October 03: Oct. 3-5: 9th Annual Historic Mobile Street Renaissance Festival in Hattiesburg: October 3 -5 make plans to attend the Mobile Street Festival!
http://mobilestreetfestival.com/

Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: “Pumpkins in the Park” in Belhaven: The Greater Belhaven Foundation presents Pumpkins in the Park starting at 5:30 pm on Saturday, October 4, 2014.


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: Showoff on the Square in Batesville: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Showoff on the Square is a one day event organized by the Batesville Main Street Program volunteers and office staff that will feature an open car show with 41 classes, entertainment, food vendors, and a children’s area.
http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com

Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: “Gospel on the Slab” Concert in Olive Branch: Across from the Wesson House in Olde Towne Olive Branch.


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4-5: 5th Annual Bricks & Spokes in Vicksburg: Starts in Beautiful Downtown Vicksburg and Rides Across the Old MS River Bridge and Out in to Warren County.


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: Downtown Vicksburg Fall Festival: Live Music, Children's Activities, Exhibitions and Sidewalk Sales - 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: Showoff on the Square in Batesville: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Historic Square in downtown Batesville.


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: 31st Annual Old Courthouse Flea Market in Vicksburg: Downtown Vicksburg


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: Downtown Rummage Sale in Tunica: 8 a.m., Downtown Tunica


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: Choctaw County Flea Market: 8 a.m.-2 p.m., Main Street parking lot in Ackerman.


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood’s 3rd Annual Downtown BBQ Showdown: 10:30 am until 4:00 pm. at the Walthall Park in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood.


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: Okeelala Festival and Car Show in Baldwyn: Latimer Park in Baldwyn.


Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: Loblolly Festival in Laurel: Downtown Laurel.
http://laurelmainstreet.com/loblolly-festival/

Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: 5th Annual Bricks and Spokes Bike Ride in Vicksburg: The Vicksburg Main Street Program is proud to announce their 5th Annual Bricks and Spokes Bike Ride to be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014, in beautiful downtown Vicksburg. Participants will get to experience our beautiful bluffs and rolling landscapes while participating in the event.


Sunday, October 05: Oct. 5-12: Cruisin the Coast: Ocean Springs, MS
http://www.oceanspringschamber.com

Sunday, October 05: Oct. 5: Bachtoberfest and ‘Ghoula Cruise in Pascagoula: Starting at 11 a.m. in Beach Park, Bachtoberfest brings the Gulf Coast's Symphony 2nd Annual polka party to Pascagoula complete with German music, food and beer. Following that event, the inaugural 'Ghoula Cruise car show begins at 2 p.m.


Sunday, October 05: Oct. 5: Sunday Movie in Biloxi: Biloxi Main Street District will host its Sunday Cinema afternoon movie Featuring: Practical Magic with Sandra Bullock & Nicole Kidman to be shown at the Biloxi Saenger Theatre.


Wednesday, October 08: October 8-10: 15-18: Pumpkin Adventure at Small Town: 9am-12pm @ the MS Ag Museum in Jackson



Wednesday, October 08: Oct. 8-9: ARC Fall Conference in Muscle Shoals, AL: Muscle Shoals, AL


Wednesday, October 08: Oct. 8: Cruisin’ the Coast Downtown Block Party in Biloxi: Wednesday, October 8, 2014 ~ 8 a.m., Downtown Biloxi


Wednesday, October 08: Oct. 8: Small Business Webinar: 12:00-1:00 p.m., Wish your Customers would Shopt 'til they Drop?". Enhancing marketplace venues.
http://www.msenetworks.org

Thursday, October 09: Oct. 9: MMSA Board Meeting in Jackson: 10:30 a.m., Jackson.


Thursday, October 09: Oct. 9: 2014 Annual Membership Meeting in New Albany: 11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., In Bloom Reception Hall


Thursday, October 09: October 9-11: Nativity Antique Show and Sale in Greenwood: October 9-11, 2014 at the Episcopal Church of the Nativity.
http://www.greenwoodms.com/index.aspx?NID=185

Thursday, October 09: Oct. 9: Panola Partnership Fall Forum: Batesville
http://www.panolacounty.com

Friday, October 10: Oct. 10-11: Water Tower Festival in Hernando: Courthouse Square in Hernando.


Friday, October 10: Oct. 10: Chili Fest in Tupelo: 15th Annual Chili Fest: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 on Broadway St. in downtown Tupelo. Lunch: 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ($5) and Dinner: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. ($10)
wwww.tupelomainstreet.com

Friday, October 10: Oct. 10-12: New South Weekend in Starkville: Fri: Pumpkinpalooza
Sat: MSU vs Auburn
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/pumpkinpalooza?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=de865d710f-block_reminder

Friday, October 10: Oct.10-11: 32nd Annual Octoberfest in Cleveland: Downtown Cleveland.
http://www.octoberfestms.com

Friday, October 10: Oct. 10: Mississippi Chili Festival in Tupelo: First time Mississippi Main Street Chili Festival in Tupelo.


Saturday, October 11: Oct. 11: Fall Art Walk in Hattiesburg: Make your plans for Fall Art Walk on Saturday, October 11 from 4 pm until 8 pm in Downtown Hattiesburg.


Saturday, October 11: Oct. 11: 3rd Annual Saturday by the Tracks and Thacker Mountain in Como: 3rd Annual Saturday by the Tracks followed by Thacker Mountain radio show live from downtown Como!


Saturday, October 11: Oct. 11: Fall for Clinton Market: Join Main Street on the brick streets in Olde Towne for one of our last two markets of the year! Features handcrafted items, live music, and dining options.


Thursday, October 16: Oct. 16-18: Delta Hot Tamale Festival in Greenville: HOT TAMALE CAPITAL OF THE WORLD®
http://www.hottamalefest.com

Thursday, October 16: Oct. 16: Art Event in Clinton: 7:00 p.m., Meme's Brick Street Bakery in Olde Towne Clinton


Thursday, October 16: Oct. 16: Smarty Pants Trivia in Clinton: 8:00 p.m., 303 Jefferson in Olde Towne Clinton


Friday, October 17: Oct. 17: Paint the ‘Burg Purple, Gold Music Festival and Back to the Yard Block Party in Vicksburg: The Paint the ‘Burg Purple and Gold Music Festival and Back to the Yard Block Party is the first of its kind to be held in the City of Vicksburg during this time of the year. The Music Festival will take place in Downtown Historic Vicksburg, in view of the Mighty Mississippi River. One city block will be transformed into a beautiful fall evening event under the bright stars along the river. So bring your lawn chairs!!


Saturday, October 18: Oct. 18: Hernando Halloween on the Square: Trunk-or-treat 4:00pm - 6:00pm and Costume Contest 5:00pm


Saturday, October 18: Oct 18: Delta Hot Tamale Festival in Greenville: Hot Tamale Capital of the World
http://www.hottamalefest.com

Monday, October 20: Oct. 20-22: Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Conference in Greenwood: The Help Tour & Tasting, Reception, and Exciting Speakers


Friday, October 24: Oct. 24-25: Hwy 80 Songwriters Fest in Meridian: Three Venues in Meridian.


Saturday, October 25: Oct. 25: Drive-in Movie Series in Biloxi: Biloxi Main Street continues its highly successful “Drive-in Movie” Series on the Biloxi Town Green, Saturday October 25th, 2014 with a Halloween Movie favorite "Frankenweenie".


Saturday, October 25: Oct. 25: Blues & Heritage Festival in Picayune: 3 p.m.-9 p.m., Come visit downtown Picayune! Fairy Tale Adventure by GPAC, PRC Arts League Art Market, Picayune Writer’s Group and Blvd Cruisers of Picayune


Saturday, October 25: Oct 25: Halloween Treats on the Streets And Costume Contest in Vicksburg: Downtown Vicksburg
http://www.downtownvicksburg.org

Saturday, October 25: Oct. 25: Scare on the Square in Batesville: Scare on the Square includes a costumed walk, costume contest, and Trick or Trunk.


Saturday, October 25: Oct. 25: Fall Fest on the Roost in Olive Branch: Chili cook-off, trick or treating, children's activities, costume parade & contest, and arts & crafts vendors in Old Towne Olive Branch.


Saturday, October 25: Oct. 25: EaglePalooza in Hattiesburg: After the big game versus LA Tech, join the Southern Miss family Downtown for EaglePalooza at 7 pm featuring ICONA POP - the first Swedish female duo to top the U.S. Billboard Charts.
https://www.facebook.com/Eaglepalooza

Saturday, October 25: Oct. 25: Jack-O-Lantern Jam in Ackerman: Main Street in Ackerman


Saturday, October 25: Oct. 25: Films on Fillmore in Corinth: CARE Garden on Fillmore Street
mainstreetcorinth.com

Sunday, October 26: Oct. 26: 8th Annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour: The 8th annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour will take place on Sunday, October 26th, 2014 at 2:00 PM and a repeat tour on Tuesday, October 28th 2014 at 4:00 PM.


Sunday, October 26: Oct. 26: Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes in Columbus: 1 p.m., Columbus Riverwalk


Thursday, October 30: Oct. 30: Farmers Market Festival in Biloxi: City of Biloxi to host Fall Downtown Farmers Market Festival on October 30th, 2014 from 9:00am to 1:00pm.


Friday, October 31: Oct 31: The 4th Annual Sweets and Treats on Main Street in Carthage: Downtown Carthage


Friday, October 31: Oct. 31-Nov. 2: New South Weekend in Starkville: Fri: Happy Halloween!
Sat: MSU vs Arkansas
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse


http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/bulldog-brunch-browse?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=de865d710f-block_r

November 2014

Saturday, November 01: Nov. 1-2: Picayune Fall Street Festival: 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.,Chili Cook-off Exchange Club, Blvd Cruisers & Fat Boyz Cycles


Saturday, November 01: Nov. 1-2: 35th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean Springs: Downtown Ocean Springs
http://www.peterandersfestival.com

Wednesday, November 05: Nov. 5-8; 12-14: Harvest Festival at Small Town: November 5-8; 12-14 @ the MS Ag Museum


Friday, November 07: Nov. 7-9: New South Weekend in Starkville: Fri: Citywide Tailgate & Homecoming Parade
Sat: MSU Homecoming vs Tennessee-Martin
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/bulldog-brunch-browse?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=de865d710f-block_r

Saturday, November 08: Nov. 8: Veteran’s Day Festival in Biloxi: A Veterans Day Festival, Red, White & Blue on the Green, will be held on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 from 10am to 4pm on the Biloxi Town Green.



Saturday, November 08: Nov. 8: Holiday Open House in Olive Branch: Old Towne Olive Branch


Saturday, November 08: Nov. 8: 7th Annual Holiday Market in Clinton: Local artists, farmers, crafters, and bakers on the brick streets of Olde Towne Clinton!
http://www.mainstreetclintonms.com

Sunday, November 09: Nov. 9: Holiday Open House in New Albany: Downtown New Albany


Tuesday, November 11: Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day Parade in Vicksburg: Downtown Vicksburg


Tuesday, November 11: Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day: MMSA office closed.


Wednesday, November 12: Nov. 12: Small Business Webinar: 12:00-1:00 p.m., "Get your Head in the Cloud(s)". Explore the benefits of cloud services.
http://www.msenetworks.org

Friday, November 14: Nov. 14: 7th Annual Holiday Market in Clinton: Olde Towne Clinton


Saturday, November 15: Nov. 15: Christmas Open House in Picayune: Downtown Picayune


Saturday, November 15: Nov. 15: Senatobia Holiday Open House and Bazaar: Downtown Senatobia


Thursday, November 20: Nov. 20: Smarty Pants Trivia in Clinton: 8:00 p.m., 303 Jefferson in Olde Towne Clinton


Thursday, November 20: Nov. 20: Celebrate Corinth: SOUTHBank, 515 North Fillmore Street at 6:00 pm.
mainstreetcorinth.com

Saturday, November 22: Nov. 22-23:  New South Weekend in Starkville: Sat: MSU vs Vanderbilt
Sun: Christmas Open House & Cookies with Santa
http://visit.starkville.org/archives/3238?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=de865d710f-block_reminder&utm_medium=email&

Sunday, November 23: Nov. 23: Holiday Open House in Batesville: The Holiday Open House is held the Sunday before Thanksgiving each year from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.


Saturday, November 29: Nov. 29: Small Business Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., celebrate Nov. 29 with your Main Street community and help make it one of the biggest days of the year for your local small businesses.
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/

Sunday, November 30: Nov. 30: Downtown Vicksburg’s Old-fashioned Christmas Open: 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Experience the First Sights, Scents and Sounds of the Holiday Season.
http://www.downtownvicksburg.org

December 2014

Monday, December 01: Dec. 1-5: Santa on the Roost in Olive Branch: Families can have picture taken of their children and/or pets and take a train ride! Thursday night of the week is Christmas in Old Towne with carolers, horse drawn carriage rides, hot chocolate, and more.


Thursday, December 04: Dec. 4: Annual Tree Lighting with Santa in Ocean Springs: 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Marshall Park
http://www.oceanspringschamber.com

Thursday, December 04: Dec. 4-6: Red & Greenwood: Holiday Celebration in Downtown Greenwood


Thursday, December 04: Dec. 4: Town Tree Lighting in Tunica: 5:30 p.m., Tunica’s Rivergate Park



Friday, December 05: Dec. 5-6: Holiday Open House in Ocean Springs: Downtown, Uptown, All Around Town!
http://www.oceanspringschamber.com

Friday, December 05: Dec. 5: Shop by Candlelight & Christmas on the Rails in Picayune: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Art Works by GPAC & PRCAL Art Display


Saturday, December 06: Dec. 6: Downtown Vicksburg’s Christmas Parade of Lights: 5:00 p.m.
http://www.downtownvicksburg.org

Saturday, December 06: Dec. 6: 10th Annual “Christmas in the City” Festival in Biloxi: Biloxi Main Street presents the 10th Annual “Christmas in the City” Festival Saturday December 6th, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Downtown Biloxi Art District on Rue Magnolia & Water Streets. There will be great entertainment featuring choirs, bands and dancers, pictures with Santa, vendors and special Biloxi treats Pusharattes.


Saturday, December 06: Dec. 6: Alcorn County Christmas Parade in Corinth: Fillmore Street at 5:00 pm.
mainstreetcorinth.com

Tuesday, December 09: Dec. 9-12: Country Christmas at Small Town: December 9-12 from 4pm-7pm @ the MS Ag Museum


Thursday, December 11: Dec. 11: Sippin’ Cider in Carthage: Downtown Carthage


Friday, December 12: Dec. 12: Late Nite Shopping in Picayune: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Picayune


Saturday, December 13: Dec. 13: Holiday Art Walk in Hattiesburg: Holiday Art Walk will be held Saturday, December 13 from 4 pm until 8 pm in Downtown Hattiesburg.



January 2015

Wednesday, January 21: Jan. 21-22: 4th Annual Back Stage Pass in Hattiesburg: Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.


February 2015

Tuesday, February 17: Feb. 15: The MSU Carl Small Town Center presents Design Cents in Jackson: Stuart C. Irby Design Studios, MSU School of Architecture in Jackson
http://www.communitymatters.org/blog/good-design-sparks-rural-community-development

Thursday, February 26: Feb. 26-March 1: Oxford Film Festival: The Oxford Film Festival is February 26-March 1, 2015
http://www.oxfordfilmfest.com

March 2015

Saturday, March 21: March 21: Spring Palooza in Picayune: Downtown Picayune


Saturday, March 28: March 28-29: Picayune Spring Street Festival: Downtown Picayune


Monday, March 30: March 30-April 1: National Main Streets Conference in Atlanta: The 2015 National Main Streets Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 30 - April 2. This year's theme is TEAM Main Street: Teamwork and Entrepreneurship across Main Street. The conference will be focused on bringing partners together to foster new ideas for building economic, financial, and business development successes on Main Street.
http://www.preservationnation.org/main-street/training/conference/2015-atlanta/2015-national-main-streets.html#.VCWQ3ucdVL4

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