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August 2015

Friday, August 28: Aug. 28: Bowties & Beignets in Gulfport: Bowties & Beignets, August 28, National Bow Tie Day, Island View in Gulfport


Friday, August 28: Aug. 28: VolunteerFEST in Biloxi: 6-9 p.m., Biloxi Town Green.
http://www.facebook.com/newlifedisasterrelief

Saturday, August 29: Aug. 29: Concert for the Coast in Biloxi: 6:00 p.m., MGM Park in Biloxi "Celebrating 10 Years of Katrina Recovery"


Saturday, August 29: Aug. 29: Firefly Festival in Clinton: Firefly Festival Artist Showcase: 6:00 - 10:00 p.m., Jefferson Street in Olde Towne Clinton


September 2015

Tuesday, September 01: Sept. 1: Downtowner’s Meeting in Meridian: 5 p.m., 2227 Front Street in downtown Meridian.


Thursday, September 03: Sept. 3, 10, 17, 24: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: 6-10 p.m., Holly Springs Square


Thursday, September 03: Sept. 3: First “Hoot” of the Fall in Olive Branch: 7-9 p.m., The “Hoots” will take place on Depot Street, between Pigeon Roost Road and Highway 178, in front of the old Cotton gin.


Thursday, September 03: Sept. 3: Art Walk in Columbus: 5:30-7:30 p.m., downtown Columbus


Saturday, September 05: Sept. 5-6: Get Downtown for Tailgating Weekend in Hattiesburg: Downtown Hattiesburg


Saturday, September 05: Sept. 5: Artwalk 2015 in Ocean Springs: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Downtown Ocean Springs


Thursday, September 10: Sept. 10: Business Branding Online Webinar: 12-1 p.m., online webinar from MDA's Entrepreneur Center
http://www.msenetworks.org

Thursday, September 10: Sept. 10: Water Valley Blue Devils Downtown Pep Rally: Downtown Water Valley


Thursday, September 10: Sept. 10-13: New South Weekend in Starkville: Mac McAnally Concert. Bulldog Bash, and MSU v. LSU
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/bulldog-brunch-browse?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=3d9f15ee82-block_r

Thursday, September 10: Sept. 10: Down on Main Concert Series in Tupelo: The three free summer concerts will be held the second Thursday of July, August and September at Fairpark in Downtown Tupelo. Each concert starts at 6:30pm.


Friday, September 11: Sept. 11-13: Hummingbird Festival in Holly Springs: Holly Springs


Friday, September 11: Sept. 11: “Stella” Shouting Contest in Columbus: Sign up starts at 5:30 p.m., Shout off starts at 6 p.m., On the street in front of Hollyhocks in downtown Columbus.


Friday, September 11: Sept. 11-13: Celtic Fest in Jackson: Jackson, MS
http://www.celticfestms.org

Monday, September 14: Sept. 14-16: Destination Downtown in Little Rock, AR: Tri-State Main Street Conference with Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas.
http://www.mainstreetarkansas.com/Events-and-News/destination-downtown

Friday, September 18: Sept. 18-20: New South Weekend in Starkville: Citywide Tailgate, MSU v. NW State
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/bulldog-brunch-browse?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=3d9f15ee82-block_r

Friday, September 18: Sept. 18: Dinner and a Movie in Clinton: The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1 in Olde Towne Clinton.


Friday, September 18: Sept. 18-19: Bodock Festival in Pontotoc: Downtown Pontotoc
https://www.facebook.com/BodockFestival

Saturday, September 19: Sept. 19: 7th Annual Downtown Studio Art Crawl in Water Valley: The art crawl is all local artists, happens downtown and in the nearby neighborhoods, lasts only 3.5 hours and that’s in the evening, and has a great party atmosphere, and is different every year.


Saturday, September 19: Sept. 19: 6th Annual Cruzin’ in Clinton: Classic and Vintage Car Show: 10:00 a.m., Mississippi College campus
http://www.clintonms.org/cruzin

Saturday, September 19: Sept. 19: 4th Annual Saturday by the Tracks Festival in Como: To be held on September 19, 2015 from 8 to 4 pm. in downtown historic Como, Mississippi. Live music, chili cook-off (cash prizes!), vendors and a 5k race.

http://www.visitcomoms.com

Saturday, September 19: Sept. 19: The Bob Marr Memorial Class Car Show in Olive Branch: 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Old Towne Olive Branch


Thursday, September 24: Sept. 24: Art Alfresco in Greenwood: An evening of art and Plein Air Painting Event in downtown Greenwood.


Saturday, September 26: Sept. 26-27: 2nd Annual Anchor Fest in Gulfport: Jones Park in Gulfport


Saturday, September 26: Sept. 26: 9th Annual Feast of Flavors in Ocean Springs: 10-2 p.m., L&N Depot Plaza, 1000 Washington Ave.


Saturday, September 26: Sept. 26: Cotton Gin Festival and Car Show in Noxapater: Cotton Gin Festival and Car Show in Noxapater, MS


Sunday, September 27: Sept. 27-29: Mississippi Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Vicksburg: Vicksburg, MS
http://mstourism.com/events/event2015-governors-conference/2015-governors-conference-registration/

October 2015

Thursday, October 01: Oct. 1-3: Hog Wild Festival in Corinth: Downtown Corinth


Friday, October 02: Oct. 2-4: Mobile Street Renaissance Festival: Mobile Street in downtown Hattiesburg
http://mobilestreetfestival.com/

Friday, October 02: Oct. 2-3: Water Tower Festival in Hernando: Downtown Hernando
https://www.facebook.com/HernandoMSChamber?fref=ts

Friday, October 02: Oct. 2: Dinner and a Movie in Clinton: Harry Potter & the Sorcerer's Stone in Olde Towne Clinton


Saturday, October 03: Oct. 3: Loblolly Festival in Laurel: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., downtown Laurel.


Saturday, October 03: Oct. 3: Downtown Rummage Sale in Tunica: Sales start at 8:00 am. Registration fee $10.00. Downtown Tunica’s Rivergate Park.


Saturday, October 03: Oct. 3: Bricks & Spokes in Vicksburg: 8:00 a.m., Choose from 10, 30, 50 and 62-mile routes going across the Old MS River Bridge.
http://www.bricksandspokes.racesonline.com/

Saturday, October 03: Oct. 3: Pumpkins in the Park in Belhaven: At Belhaven Park on Poplar.
http://www.greaterbelhaven.com/

Saturday, October 03: Oct. 3: 2015 Showoff on the Square in Batesville: 6th Annual Showoff on the Square Open Car Show in downtown Batesville.


Sunday, October 04: Oct. 4: View the Cruise in Gulfport: View hundreds of cars in downtown Gulfport!


Tuesday, October 06: Oct. 6: Hernando Main Street Chamber Quarterly Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Gale Center in Hernando
https://www.facebook.com/HernandoMSChamber?fref=ts

Thursday, October 08: Oct. 8: Exploiting Google Tools Webinar: 12-1 p.m., online webinar from MDA's Entrepreneur Center
https://events-na4.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/828402417/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_registration.html

Thursday, October 08: Oct. 8: Historic Walk in Downtown Columbus: 5:30-7:30 p.m., downtown Columbus


Friday, October 09: Oct. 9-10: Downtown BBQ Showdown in Hattiesburg: Walthall Park, 600 Walnut Street in downtown Hattiesburg
http://bbqshowdown.blogspot.com/

Friday, October 09: Oct. 9-11: New South Weekend/Pumpkin Palooza in Starkville: Pumpkin Palooza with Maroon Madness, MSU v. Troy
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/bulldog-brunch-browse?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=3d9f15ee82-block_r

Saturday, October 10: Oct. 10: Fall for Clinton Market: 9 a.m., Jefferson Street in Olde Towne Clinton.


Wednesday, October 14: Oct. 14-16, 21-24 & 28-31: Pumpkin Adventure at the MS Ag Musuem: MS Ag Musuem in Jackson
http://www.mdac.state.ms.us/agmuseum/events.asp?utm_source=July+2015&utm_campaign=museum+newsletter&utm_medium=email

Thursday, October 15: Oct. 15-17: 24th Annual Booneville Fall Festival in Booneville: Historic downtown Booneville


Friday, October 16: Oct. 16: 16th Annual Chili Fest in Tupelo: The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) will host the 16th annual Chili Fest on Friday, October 16th. The one-day festival will be held on South Broadway Street between Main and Troy and will consist of lunch, music and a chili cook-off.




Friday, October 16: Oct. 16-18: New South Weekend in Starkville: Homecoming, JA ChiliFest and MSU v. LA Tech
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/bulldog-brunch-browse?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=3d9f15ee82-block_r

Friday, October 16: Oct.16: Dinner and a Movie in Clinton: "Casper" in Olde Towne Clinton


Sunday, October 18: Oct. 18 & 20: Biloxi Cemetery Tour: The 9th annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour is scheduled for Sunday October 18th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and then the tour repeats on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015.


Monday, October 19: Oct. 19-21: Alabama-Mississippi Rural Tourism Meeting in Rogersville, AL: Joe-Wheeler State Park in Rogersville, AL
http://www.alapark.com/joe-wheeler-state-park

Thursday, October 22: Oct. 22: 10 Most Endangered Places in Mississippi at the Lowry House in Jackson: On Thursday, Oct. 22, the Mississippi Heritage Trust will announce the 10th listing of the 10 Most Endangered Historic Places in Mississippi at the Lowry House in Jackson.
http://www.ms10most.com

Thursday, October 22: Oct. 22: Panola Partnership Fall Forum in Batesville: Batesville Civic Center
http://www.panolacounty.com

Friday, October 23: Oct. 23-25: New South Weekend/unWINE Downtown in Starville: unWINE DOWNTOWN and MSU v. Kentucky
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/bulldog-brunch-browse?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=3d9f15ee82-block_r

Saturday, October 24: Oct. 24: Mississippi Day of Giving: Join the Mississippi Center for Nonprofits, Volunteer Mississippi and the Mississippi Arts Commission on Saturday October 24th for a “Day of Giving”.
https://www.msdayofgiving.org/

Saturday, October 24: Oct. 24: Fall Fest in Olive Branch: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Old Towne Olive Branch.
http://www.olivebrancholdtowne.org

Monday, October 26: Oct. 26: Historic District Foodie Tour in Gulfport: Stroll to local local restaurants in downtown Gulfport.


Wednesday, October 28: Oct. 28-31: Fall Festival on the Square in Holly Springs: Holly Spring's Square


Thursday, October 29: Oct. 29: MEC Hobnob in Jackson: At the Mississippi Coliseum.
http://www.msmec.com/events/mec-hobnob-mississippi

Friday, October 30: Oct. 30: Dinner and a Movie in Clinton: "Monster House" in Olde Towne Clinton


Saturday, October 31: Oct. 31: Boo Parade and Costume Contest in Booneville: The old Booneville Hardware building in historic downtown Booneville.


Saturday, October 31: Oct. 31: Scare on the Square in Batesville: The Batesville Main Street Program will be hosting Scare on the Square this year on Saturday, October 31, 2015. The event hours will be from 10:00 a.m. until noon.



November 2015

Thursday, November 05: Nov. 5: Veterans Appreciation Luncheon in Booneville: 12 p.m., the old Booneville Hardware building in historic downtown Booneville


Friday, November 06: Nov. 6-7: Downtown Christmas Open House in Columbus: Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Downtown Columbus


Saturday, November 07: Nov. 7: Veteran’s Day Parade & Red, White & Blue Festival in Gulfport: Jones Park in Gulfport


Saturday, November 07: Nov. 7: Veterans Day Parade and Home Grown Art Festival in Louisville: Veterans Day Parade and Home Grown Art Festival on Main Street in Louisville.


Saturday, November 07: Nov. 7-8: 37th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean Springs: 9-5 p.m., downtown Ocean Springs
http://www.peterandersonfestival.com

Tuesday, November 10: Nov. 10: Open House on the Square in Holly Springs: Holly Springs


Tuesday, November 10: Nov. 10: Holiday Open House in Holly Springs: Holiday Open House in Holly Springs. Cookies and photos with Santa! Historic Square in Holly Springs.


Thursday, November 12: Nov. 12: Dinner at the Hardware in Booneville: 7 p.m., the old Booneville Hardware building in historic downtown Booneville


Thursday, November 12: Nov. 12: Online Management & Event Planning Tools Webinar: 12:00-1:00 p.m., online webinar
https://events-na4.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/828402417/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_registration.html

Saturday, November 14: Nov. 14: Business/Merchant Christmas Open House in Booneville: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., historic downtown Booneville


Saturday, November 14: Nov. 14: 8th Annual Holiday Market in Clinton: 9 a.m., Jefferson Street in Olde Towne Clinton.


Saturday, November 14: Nov. 14-15: New South Weekend/Christmas Open House in Starkville: MSU v. AL, Christmas Open House and Cookies with Santa
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/bulldog-brunch-browse?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=3d9f15ee82-block_r

Saturday, November 21: Nov. 21: Holiday Farmers Market in Columbus: 9 a.m.-Noon, downtown Columbus


Sunday, November 22: Nov. 22: Holiday Open House in Batesville: Downtown Batesville.
http://www.batesvillemainstreet.com/events/

Friday, November 27: Nov. 27-29: New South Weekend in Starkville: Black Friday Bonanza, MSU v. Ole Miss (Egg Bowl)
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/new-south-weekends?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=3d9f15ee82-block_remi

Saturday, November 28: Nov. 28: Small Business Saturday: Celebrated on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, the day helps business owners with their most pressing need — getting more customers.
https://www.americanexpress.com/us/small-business/shop-small/rally/signup?extlink=sbs2015_redirect_ambassador_nmsc

Monday, November 30: Nov. 30: City Christmas Tree Lighting in Columbus: 5:30-7 p.m., downtown Columbus


December 2015

Thursday, December 03: Dec. 3: Annual Tree Lighting with Santa in Ocean Springs: 6-8 p.m., Marshall Park in downtown Ocean Springs



Friday, December 04: Dec. 4-5: Holiday Open House, Uptown, downtown, all around town in Ocean Springs: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Participating shops, restaurants, galleries in Ocean Springs



Friday, December 04: Dec. 4: Wassail Fest in Columbus: 5-8 p.m., downtown Columbus


Saturday, December 05: Dec. 5: Christmas Parade in Holly Springs: Holly Springs


Monday, December 07: Dec. 7: Booneville Christmas Parade in Booneville: 6 p.m., the Triangle area in historic downtown Booneville


Monday, December 07: Dec. 7: 3rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting in Booneville: The Triangle area in historic downtown Booneville


Thursday, December 10: Dec. 10: Facebook Ads Webinar: 12:00-1:00 p.m., online webinar
https://events-na4.adobeconnect.com/content/connect/c1/828402417/en/events/event/shared/default_template/event_registration.html

Thursday, December 10: Dec. 10: MMSA Board Meeting and Holiday Luncheon: 10:30 a.m., Fairview Inn in Belhaven.


Saturday, December 12: Dec. 12: Carl Jackson “Home for Christmas” Bluegrass Concert in Louisville: Carl Jackson, "Home for Christmas" Bluegrass Concert in Louisville.



Saturday, December 12: Dec. 12: Columbus Christmas Parade: 7 p.m., downtown Columbus


Sunday, December 13: Dec. 13: Main Street Gala in Holly Springs: Holly Springs


January 2016

Tuesday, January 19: Jan. 19: Main Street 101 in Meridian: 1-4 p.m., MSU Riley Center in Meridian (Room 3C). Required for new Main Street Managers and encouraged for local Board Members.
http://www.jotformpro.com/form/52034553835959

Wednesday, January 20: Jan. 20-21: 5th Annual Back Stage Pass Conference in Meridian: Regional Festival and Event Coordinators Conference at The MSU Riley Center in downtown Meridian.


Wednesday, January 27: Jan. 27: Mississippi Tourism Day at the Capitol and Legislative Reception: Tourism partners meet at the State Capitol in Jackson.


February 2016

Tuesday, February 09: Feb. 9: MS Main Street Legislative Breakfast: 7:30 a.m.-9:00 a.m., State Capitol in Jackson, First Floor Rotunda


May 2016

Sunday, May 22: May 22-25: National Main Streets Conference in Milwaukee, WI: The 2016 National Main Streets Conference will be held in Milwaukee, WI.
https://www.facebook.com/NationalMainStreetsConference

June 2016

Thursday, June 16: June 16: 27th Annual Awards Luncheon in Jackson: Celebrate with our Mississippi Main Street Communities at the Annual Awards Luncheon, 11:30 a.m. at the Old Capitol Inn in Jackson.


August 2016

Saturday, August 06: Aug. 6: Ramcat Rhythm & Brews in Greenwood: The 3rd Annual craft and homebrew beer event in downtown Greenwood.


September 2016

Sunday, September 18: Sept. 18-20: MS Governor’s Conference on Tourism: Location TBA.


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