August 2014

Thursday, August 07: Thursdays through Sept. 25: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Thursday nights, 6-10 p.m.


Thursday, August 28: Aug. 28: MC Welcome Week Event in Clinton: 5:00 p.m., Olde Towne Clinton


Friday, August 29: Aug. 29: 19th Annual Howlin’ Wolf Festival in West Point: Celebrate some of Mississippi's legendary blues artists at the 19th Annual Howlin' Wolf Festival held at Mary Holmes College Campus in West Point on Friday, August 29th at 6:00 p.m. The festival will include George Porter Jr. & Runnin' Pardners, Carolyn Wonderland, Lightnin' Malcolm & Stud, and Mr. Sipp-The Mississippi Blues Child.


Friday, August 29: Aug. 29-31: New South Weekend in Starkville: Fri: Downtown Block Party
Sat: MSU vs Southern Miss
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/downtown-block-party?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=de865d710f-block_re

Saturday, August 30: Aug. 30: Praire Arts Festival in West Point: Don't miss the Prarie Arts Festival on August 30th in West Point. With over 400 exhibitors, this festival has been a tradition since 1978 and is one of the largest arts-and-crafts festivals in the country. It is held each year on the Saturday before Labor Day from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in West Point's beautiful historic downtown. Prairie Arts is a celebration of community, local food, fun for all ages, a 5k run, classic car show, stages with live music and the best artists and craftsmen the south has to offer!


Saturday, August 30: Aug. 30: Artwalk in Ocean Springs: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Downtown
http://www.oceanspringschamber.com

September 2014

Monday, September 01: Sept. 1: Labor Day: MMSA office closed.


Thursday, September 04: Sept. 4: Movie Night in Ackerman: FREE Movie Night at Ackerman on Thursday, Sept. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at the Community Center. "Home Run"
http://www.providentfilms.org/films/homerun

Friday, September 05: Sept. 5-7: Hummingbird Migration in Holly Springs: Visit one of the largest nature festivals in the South, the Hummingbird Migration Celebration at Strawberry Plains Audubon Center in Holly Springs.
http://strawberryplains.audubon.org/hummingbird-migration-celebration-sept-5-7-2014-9am-5pm

Friday, September 05: Sept. 5-7: New South Weekend in Starkville: Fri: unWINE Downtown
Sat: MSU vs UAB
Sun: Bulldog Brunch & Browse
http://visit.starkville.org/festivals-events/unwine-downtown?utm_source=Starkville+Insider&utm_campaign=de865d710f-block_reminde

Monday, September 08: Sept. 8-14: 13th Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour of Victorian Homes: The 13th Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute & Tour of Victorian Homes will take place from September 8-14, 2014 and pays tribute to one of the most important playwrights in American history, Tennessee Williams.
http://web3.muw.edu/tennesseewilliams/

Monday, September 08: Sept. 8-13: Downtown Tupelo Restaurant Week: Tupelo, MS
http://tupelomainstreet.com

Monday, September 08: September 8-14:13th Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes in Columbus: Birthplace and Childhood Home of America’s Greatest Playwright-Recipient of 2 Pulitzer Prizes for-“Cat On A Hot Tin Roof” and Streetcar Named Desire”



Monday, September 08: Sept. 8-14: 13th Annual Tennessee Williams Tribute and Tour of Victorian Homes: Columbus, MS


Tuesday, September 09: Sept. 9: Hernando Main Street Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon: 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Gale Center in Hernando.


Wednesday, September 10: Sept. 10: Small Business Webinar: 12:00-1:00 p.m., "Stand out in the Virtual Crowd". Learn how to optimize your presence through search engines.
http://www.msenetworks.org

Thursday, September 11: Sept. 11: Down on Main Summer Concert in Tupelo: FREE Concert at Fairpark Amphitheatre
http://www.tupelodownonmain.com

Saturday, September 13: Sept. 13-14: Biloxi Seafood Festival: Saturday, September 13, 2014 ~ 10 a.m. - 9 p.m., Sunday, September 14, 2014 ~ 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Biloxi Town Green


Monday, September 15: September 15-17: Destination Downtown in Ocean Springs: Destination Downtown 2014 will be held in Ocean Springs, MS.


Saturday, September 20: Sept. 20 Feast of Flavors in Ocean Springs: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. in L&N Depot Plaza
http://www.oceanspringschamber.com

Saturday, September 20: Sept. 20: Main Street Live: Carthage, MS


Saturday, September 20: Sept. 20: Water Valley Arts Council’s ArtCrawl: 6th Annual ArtCrawl in downtown Water Valley. Art, music, fun.


Thursday, September 25: Sept. 25-27: Tallahatchie RiverFest in New Albany: New Albany's premier festival, Tallahatchie RiverFest, will begin this year on Thursday night with an opening concert and gatherings at local businesses downtown.
http://www.tallahatchieriverfest.com/

Thursday, September 25: Sept. 25: Farmers Market Festival in Biloxi: Thursday, September 25, 2014 ~ 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Under the I-110 overpass off Howard and Hopkins Avenues.



Saturday, September 27: Sept. 27: Downtown Sidewalk Sale in Indianola: Indianola, MS.


October 2014

Thursday, October 02: Oct. 2-4: Hog Wild BBQ Festival in Corinth: The KCBS sanctioned Hog Wild BBQ Festival on October 2-4. It is a fun weekend in Corinth including the Rotary 5K, Green Market and many other events.


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: Details TBA


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

Saturday, October 04: Oct. 4: Showoff on the Square in Batesville: Fourth Annual Car Show in Downtown Batesville


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: Vicksburg, MS


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.


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



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


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 Hernando: 10:30 a.m., Hernando.


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

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


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: Mississippi Chili Festival in Tupelo: First time Mississippi Main Street Chili Festival in Tupelo.


Saturday, October 11: October 11: Fall for Clinton Market: Olde Towne Clinton


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!


Sunday, October 12: Oct. 12: Sunday Cinema 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 Historic Biloxi Saenger Theatre. This event will take place on Sunday, October 12th, the movie begins at 3:00pm. Admission is $15 per person.


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

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


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: Scare on the Square in Batesville: Halloween Celebration in Downtown Batesville


Saturday, October 25: Oct 25: Halloween Treats on the Streets And Costume Contest: Vicksburg, MS
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: Films on Fillmore in Corinth: Downtown Corinth


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

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


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: Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean Springs: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Downtown
http://www.oceanspringschamber.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

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


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: Olde Towne Clinton


Thursday, November 20: Nov. 20: Celebrate Corinth: Downtown Corinth


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: Local Holiday Shopping and Activities on the Batesville Square


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: Vicksburg, MS


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


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

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: Corinth-Alcorn County Christmas Parade: Downtown Corinth


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: Carthage, MS


January 2015

Tuesday, January 27: Jan. 27-29: 4th Annual Back Stage Pass: Location TBD


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

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