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August 2015

Thursday, August 06: Aug. 6, 13, 20, 27: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: 6-10 p.m., The Square in Holly Springs


Thursday, August 06: Aug. 6: Harley Davidson Night at Bikers and Blues in Holly Springs: Special "Harley" night with music by Kenny Brown. Historic Square in Holly Springs.


Friday, August 07: Aug. 7: Arts, Eats & Beats in New Albany: You are invited to enjoy an evening of art, music, and food Friday, August 7, 2015 at In Bloom Reception Hall (139 West Bankhead St.) from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Historic Downtown New Albany.
http://www.newalbanymainstreet.com

Wednesday, August 12: Aug. 12-14: Main Street Charrette in Kosciusko: Main Street Charrette for the City of Kosciusko.


Thursday, August 13: Aug. 13: Countywide Pep Rally for North, South, & City Schools in Pontotoc: 6:30 p.m., Court Square in Pontotoc


Thursday, August 13: Aug. 13: Rally Alley Rumble in Louisville: 7:00 PM: Rally Alley Rumble in Louisville before Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, featuring bands Angel Mary and Tennessee Werewolf and Pinnishook in Ivy Park, Louisville MS.



Thursday, August 13: Aug. 13: 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.


Thursday, August 13: Aug. 13: MMSA Board Meeting in Jackson: 10:30 a.m., Jackson.


Saturday, August 15: Aug. 15: Bright Lights, Belhaven Nights: 5:30-9:30 p.m., Carlisle and Kenwood Streets in historic Greater Belhaven


Saturday, August 15: Aug. 15: Sounds of Summer Festival in Byhalia: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Byhalia Walking Park. $5 Admission - Under 5 Free. Live Music - Kid's Zone - Bouncers - Wellness & Arts - Cornhole Tournament - Concessions - Sponsor VIP Tent - Motorcycles & Antique Cars


Thursday, August 20: Aug. 20-21: Urban Forestry and Green Infrastructure Conference in Gulfport: Gulfport Marriott, Hwy 90, Gulfport, MS


Friday, August 21: Aug. 21-22: Carthage Old School Arts Festival: AUGUST 21st and 22nd, 2015, 500 North Van Buren - Carthage, Mississippi
http://www.facebook.com/OldSchoolArtsFestival

Saturday, August 22: Aug. 22: Rebel/Bulldog Tailgate Challenge in Pontotoc: 2-9 p.m., Pontotoc Courtsquare


Thursday, August 27: Aug. 27: Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association Monthly Meeting: 8 a.m., Hattiesburg Cultural Center, 2nd floor. Anyone with an interest in Downtown is invited
http://downtownhattiesburg.com/member-dues/

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


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

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: 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: Water Valley Blue Devils Downtown Pep Rally: Downtown Water Valley


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


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. 18-19: 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: Cruzin’ Clinton Car Show in Clinton: 9 a.m., Mississippi College


Saturday, September 19: Sept. 19: Annual Main Street Festival in Como: Downtown Como


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


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/

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: 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!


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/

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


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

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/

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


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


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


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: 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 Four Point Refresh Workshop in Meridian: 1-4 p.m., MSU Riley Center in Meridian (Room 3C)


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.


September 2016

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


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