July 2016

Thursday, July 28: Biker’s Night in Blues Alley in Holly Springs: Live music and food and food every Thursday night! Southern Thunder Harley Davidson out of Southaven will be in attendance each month with show bikes and give away items.

Thursday, July 28: July 28-30: Summer Sidewalk Sale in Hernando: Hernando, MS

Friday, July 29: July 29-30: Annual Tax Free Sidewalk Sale in Canton: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Historic Canton Square

August 2016

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

Sunday, August 07: Aug. 7-13: National Farmers Market Week: USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack officially declared August 7 through August 13, 2016, as the 17th annual National Farmers Market Week, highlighting the key role that farmers markets play in bringing communities together around agriculture. Many of our Main Street communities have weekly Farmers Markets. Thank you for your support of our local farmers!!

Tuesday, August 09: Aug. 9: Main Street 101 in Greenwood: 1-4 p.m., Delta Room at The Alluvian Hotel

Thursday, August 11: Aug. 11: MMSA Board Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Jackson

Saturday, August 13: Aug. 13: Fall Fashion Frenzy in Picayune: 6:00 p.m., SouthernChar Steakhouse (210 West Canal) in Picayune.

Saturday, August 13: FASHION SHOW/ MEMBERSHIP DRIVE: Picayune, MS

Thursday, August 18: Aug. 18: Down on Main Free Concert in Tupelo: August 18 - Rock and Blues
Headliner: Grady Champion with J.J. Thames
Opener: John & Jacob

Saturday, August 27: Aug. 27: Buds & Burgers on the Columbus Riverwalk: 4-8 p.m., Columbus Riverwalk

September 2016

Thursday, September 01: Art Walk Downtown: 5:30 P.M. - 7:30 P.M. Columbus,MS

Saturday, September 03: SIDEWALK SALE-  Rock &ArtWalk: Picayune, MS

Saturday, September 03: Art Walk : 10-4 p.m. in downtown Ocean Springs

Monday, September 12: Sept. 12-14: Destination Downtown in Ruston, LA: Annual tri-state Main Street conference with Main Street Arkansas and Louisiana Main Street. This is considered a Main Street Four Point Training.

Thursday, September 15: Sept. 15: Down on Main Free Concert in Tupelo: September 15 - Singer/Songwriters
Headliner: Drew Holcomb and the Neighbors
Opener: Heritage

Friday, September 16: Sept. 16-17: South of the River Roux Festival in Walnut Grove: The Town of Walnut Grove’s South of the River Roux returns for a third year, bigger, brighter, and better September 16 and 17. Kick off the festivities Friday night on the Roux Field, just off highway 35, with the amazing sounds of Sol Def.

Sunday, September 18: Sept. 18-20: MS Governor’s Conference on Tourism in Natchez: In Natchez.

Thursday, September 29: Sept. 29: Art Walk Downtown in Columbus: 5:30-7:30 p.m., downtown Columbus

Thursday, September 29: Sept. 29-Oct. 1: Hog Wild Festival in Corinth: Downtown Corinth

October 2016

Saturday, October 01: Oct. 1: 37th Annual Okeelala Festival & Car Show in Baldwyn: 37th Annual Okeelala Festival & Car Show Saturday, October 1, 2016, at Latimer Park in Baldwyn, MS. Arts, music, car show, 5K and more festival fun.

Saturday, October 01: Oct. 1: Showoff on the Square in Batesville: 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Batesville Square

Saturday, October 01: Oct. 1: Bricks & Spokes in Vicksburg: 8 a.m., Choose from 10, 30, 50 and 62 mile routes going across the Old MS River Bridge.

Sunday, October 02: Crusin the Coast: October 2-9

Thursday, October 13: Oct. 13: MMSA Board Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Jackson


Wednesday, October 26: Oct. 26: MEC’s 15th Annual Hobnob Mississippi: At the Mississippi Coliseum in Jackson.

Wednesday, October 26: Oct. 26: Main Street 101 in Bay Saint Louis: 1-4 p.m., at the Hollywood Casino in Bay Saint Louis. For new Main Street directors and board members.

Thursday, October 27: Oct. 27-28: Main Street Organization Training in Bay St. Louis: Quarterly Main Street training at the Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis, MS.

Thursday, October 27: Oct. 27: Films on Fillmore in Corinth: Downtown Corinth

Monday, October 31: Trick or Treat Down the Street: 6-8 p.m. in downtown Ocean Springs

November 2016

Friday, November 04: Nov. 4-5: Grand Illumination & Holiday Open House in Corinth: Downtown Corinth

Friday, November 04: Downtown Christmas Open House: November 4, 5, & 6, Columbus MS

Saturday, November 05: FALL STREET FESTIVAL: November 5-6 Picayune, MS

Saturday, November 05: Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival: November 5-6 from 9-5 p.m. in downtown Ocean Springs

Monday, November 07: Nov. 7: Holly Springs Holiday Open House: Promotes businesses in the downtown district for the Christmas season.


Thursday, November 17: Nov. 17: Celebrate Corinth: Downtown Corinth

Friday, November 18: Nov. 18-Dec. 23: Polar Express Train Ride departing Batesville: Train departs from downtown Batesville.

Saturday, November 19: Holiday Farmers’ Market: Columbus, MS. 9:00 a.m.-Noon

Sunday, November 20: Nov. 20: Holiday Open House in Batesville: 1-5 p.m., downtown Batesville

Saturday, November 26: Nov. 26: Small Business Saturday: A day to support and celebrate small businesses across the country. Shop local!

Monday, November 28: Columbus City Christmas Tree Lighting: 5:30 P.M. - 7 P.M.

December 2016

Thursday, December 01: Annual Tree Lighting with Santa: from 6-8 pm in Marshall Park (Ocean Springs)

Friday, December 02: Holiday Open House in Ocean Springs: December 2-3 downtown, uptown Ocean Springs from 10-5 p.m

Friday, December 02: Columbus Wassail Fest: 5-8 P.M.

Saturday, December 03: Dec. 3: Cookies with Santa in Holly Springs: Cookies with Santa in the morning and Christmas Parade in the evening.

Saturday, December 03: Dec. 3: Corinth-Alcorn Christmas Parade: Downtown Corinth

Monday, December 05: Dec. 5: Columbus Christmas Parade: 7 P.M., downtown Columbus

Thursday, December 08: Dec. 8: MMSA Board Meeting: 10:30 a.m., Jackson


Saturday, December 31: Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Ball Drop in Holly Springs: Holly Springs

January 2017

Thursday, January 26: January 26-27: Back Stage Pass in Vicksburg: Kick off Mississippi's celebration of our Bicentennial anniversary in historic downtown Vicksburg with friends from Mississippi Main Street, Visit Mississippi, Mississippi Arts Commission and more! Hear from dynamic presenters on fresh topics pertaining to festivals and events. Learn how to plan Quality Events with a Purpose! For new and seasoned event planners.

May 2017

Monday, May 01: May 1-3: National Main Street NOW Conference in Pittsburgh, Pa.: In Pittsburgh, Pa.

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