July 2014

Thursday, July 10: July 10-Sept. 25: Bikers Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Thursday nights, 6-10 p.m.

Thursday, July 10: July 10-July 31: Downtown Movie Night Thursdays in Laurel: Agape Church, in partnership with Central Sunbelt Federal Credit Union and Laurel Main Street, proudly announce the 2014 Downtown Movie Night line-up.

Wednesday, July 23: July 23: MDAH Summer Preservation Education Series in Leland: Leland

Thursday, July 24: July 24: Sounds of Summer in Columbus: 7-9 p.m., Columbus Riverwalk

Thursday, July 24: July 24: Byhalia Area Chamber of Commerce Quarterly Luncheon: 11:15 a.m. - Displays & Networking, 11:45 a.m. - Lunch Buffet, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Program

Friday, July 25: July 25-26: Tax Free Weekend in Mississippi: Tax free shopping -- be sure to shop Mississippi's historic downtowns and support local businesses!

Friday, July 25: July 25-26: July Sidewalk Sale in Ocean Springs: Ocean Springs, MS from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, July 25: July 25-Aug. 1: Neshoba County Fair in Philadelphia: July 25-Aug 1, Hwy 21S in Philadelphia

Tuesday, July 29: July 29: Main Street Membership Drive in Biloxi: 5:30-7:30 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Boulvard

August 2014

Friday, August 01: Aug. 1: Arts, Beats and Eats in New Albany: Friday, August, 1, 2014 - 5:00 - 8:00 PM, In Bloom Reception Hall (139 West Bankhead Street)

Saturday, August 02: Aug. 2: Bikes, Blues & Bayous in Greenwood: Greenwood, MS.

Friday, August 08: Aug. 8-9: MS Delta Dragon Boat Festival in Greenville: Downtown Greenville

Saturday, August 09: Aug. 9: Ramcat Rhythm & Brews in Greenwood: Beer tasting in historic Ramcat Alley on Saturday, August 9, 2014, from 6-10 p.m.

Thursday, August 14: Aug. 14: MMSA Board Meeting in Jackson: 10:30 a.m., Jackson.

Thursday, August 14: Aug. 14: Down on Main Summer Concert in Tupelo: FREE Concert at Fairpark Amphitheatre

Friday, August 15: Aug. 15-16: Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival: A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Mississippi Blues Commission Blues Musicians Benevolent Fund.

Friday, August 15: Aug. 15-16: 2nd Annual Old School Arts Festival in Carthage: Carthage Old Elementary School

Tuesday, August 19: Aug. 19-20: MEDC Chamber of Commerce Workshop “Day to Day Chamber Management” in Meridian: “Day to Day Chamber Management” in Meridian

Thursday, August 21: Aug. 21: Arts Assets as an Economic Catalyst: Peer Learning Session in Oxford: 11 a.m.-4 p.m., The Yoknapatawpha Arts Council

Saturday, August 23: Aug. 23: Sounds of Summer Music & Arts Festival in Byhalia: 3 p.m.-10 p.m. Held at the Byhalia Walking Park - 120 College Street

Tuesday, August 26: Aug. 26-27: aLABama Downtown Laboratory in Montgomery, Alabama: Main Street Alabama's downtown development training in Montgomery, AL.

Wednesday, August 27: Aug. 27: Live to Live Event in Pascagoula: 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Jackson County Civic Center

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

Saturday, August 30: Aug. 30: Artwalk in Ocean Springs: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Downtown

September 2014

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

Monday, September 08: Sept. 8-13: Downtown Tupelo Restaurant Week: Tupelo, MS

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

Thursday, September 11: Sept. 11: Down on Main Summer Concert in Tupelo: FREE Concert at Fairpark Amphitheatre

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

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

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 Downtown Corinth: Gates open nightly at 6, Carnival will be open nightly until 11

Friday, October 03: Oct. 3-4: Oktoberfest in Carthage: Details TBA

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: 31st Annual Old Courthouse Flea Market: Vicksburg, MS

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

Sunday, October 05: Oct. 5-12: Cruisin the Coast: Ocean Springs, MS

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

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

Thursday, October 09: October 9-11: Arts and Antiques Alfresco in Greenwood: Shop and Experience the Talent of Artists from Across the State

Friday, October 10: Oct. 10: Chili Fest in Tupelo: 15th Annual Chili Fest Friday

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: Thacker Mountain in Como: Thacker Mountain will be recording its radio show live from downtown Como.

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

Saturday, October 18: Oct 18: Delta Hot Tamale Festival in Greenville: Hot Tamale Capital of the World

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: 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

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: CARE Garden on Fillmore Street

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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

Sunday, November 23: Nov. 23: Holiday Open House in Batesville: Local Holiday Shopping and Activities on the Batesville Square

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.

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

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!

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

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

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

February 2015

Thursday, February 26: Feb. 26-March 1: Oxford Film Festival: The Oxford Film Festival is February 26-March 1, 2015

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