November 2014

Saturday, November 22: Nov. 22: Holiday Farmers’ Market in Columbus: 9 a.m.- 12 p.m., Hitching Lot in downtown Columbus

Saturday, November 22: Nov. 22-23:  New South Weekend in Starkville: Sat: MSU vs Vanderbilt
Sun: Christmas Open House & Cookies with Santa

Sunday, November 23: Nov. 23: Annual Holiday Open House & Christmas Bazaar in Batesville: Batesville Main Street invites you to join them in Downtown Batesville on Sunday, November 23 from 1-5 p.m. for our Annual Holiday Open House & Christmas Bazaar.

Sunday, November 23: Nov. 23: Downtown Holiday Open House in Tupelo: Noon-5 p.m., downtown Tupelo

Thursday, November 27: Nov. 27: Thanksgiving: MS Main Street office closed.

Thursday, November 27: Nov. 27-Dec. 25: Chautauqua Christmas in Crystal Springs: Enjoy the beautiful scenes and displays of Christmas throughout Chautauqua Park in Crystal Springs, MS.

Friday, November 28: Nov. 28-30: Celebrate Christmas in Natchez: Festivities begin Friday, November 28th with the 5th Annual Turkey Gumbo Cookoff & Lighting of the Tree.

Saturday, November 29: Nov. 29: Small Business Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., celebrate Nov. 29 with your Main Street community and help make it one of the biggest days of the year for your local small businesses.

Sunday, November 30: Nov. 30: Holiday Community Sing in Belhaven: 4 p.m., Belhaven Park.

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: Christmas Tree Lighting in Columbus: 6 p.m., East end of the old Tombigbee Bridge in downtown Columbus

Monday, December 01: Dec. 1: Hernando Christmas Parade: "A Mississippi Christmas" in Downtown Hernando.

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.

Monday, December 01: Dec. 1: Christmas Parade in Starkville: 6 p.m., Main Street Starkville

Monday, December 01: Dec.1: New Albany Christmas Parade: "An Enchanted Christmas"

Monday, December 01: Dec. 1: Senatobia Christmas Parade: Downtown Senatobia

Tuesday, December 02: Dec. 2: Lighting of the Christmas Tree in Olde Towne Clinton: 6:00 p.m., City Hall in Clinton

Wednesday, December 03: Dec. 3-4: Holiday Bazaar in Starkville: 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Starkville Sportsplex

Thursday, December 04: Dec. 4: Santa Claus Crawl in Olde Towne Clinton: 6:30 p.m., Olde Towne Clinton

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: Merry & Bright Christmas tree lighting in Amory: 7 p.m., downtown Amory

Thursday, December 04: Dec. 4-6: Red & Greenwood: Holiday Celebration in Downtown Greenwood

Thursday, December 04: Dec. 4: Town Tree Lighting in Tunica: 5:30 p.m., Tunica’s Rivergate Park

Friday, December 05: Dec. 5: Christmas on the Water Children’s Parade in Biloxi: Friday, December 5, 2014 ~ 6 p.m. Frank Gruich Community Center to Town Green

Friday, December 05: Dec. 5: Celebrate Christmas on the Town Green in Biloxi: Friday, December 5, 2014 ~ 6:30-8 p.m. Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Boulevard

Friday, December 05: Dec. 5: Wassail Fest in Columbus: 5-8 p.m., downtown Columbus

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

Friday, December 05: Dec. 5: Shop by Candlelight & Christmas on the Rails in Picayune: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Art Works by GPAC & PRCAL Art Display

Friday, December 05: Dec. 5: Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight: 4:30-8:30 p.m., the Mississippi Governor's Mansion, Old Capitol Museum, Eudora Welty House Museum, Manship House Museum, and William F. Winter Building will be decked out in traditional holiday decorations for the nineteenth annual Old Jackson Christmas by Candlelight.

Friday, December 05: Dec. 5: Hometown Christmas Open House in Crystal Springs: 4-8 p.m., Downtown Crystal Springs, MS.

Saturday, December 06: Dec. 6: Christmas on the Water in Biloxi: Saturday, December 6, 2014 ~ 6 p.m., Biloxi Channel

Saturday, December 06: Dec. 6: 40th Annual Christmas Parade in Clinton: 10:00 a.m., Olde Towne

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

Saturday, December 06: Dec. 6-7: 26th Annual Christmas Tour of Homes in Holly Springs: Come join us on this unique peek into some of Holly Springs’ historic homes open and decked out for the holidays, and with other special events lined up for the weekend of December 6-7, 2014 promises to delight travelers and put the Christmas spirit in even the worst Scrooge.

Saturday, December 06: Dec. 6: Holly Springs Annual Christmas Parade: 5 p.m., Holly Springs Square

Saturday, December 06: Dec. 6: 10th Annual “Christmas in the City” Festival in Biloxi: Biloxi Main Street presents the 10th Annual “Christmas in the City” Festival Saturday December 6th, 2014, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Downtown Biloxi Art District on Rue Magnolia & Water Streets. There will be great entertainment featuring choirs, bands and dancers, pictures with Santa, vendors and special Biloxi treats Pusharattes.

Saturday, December 06: Dec. 6: Sharing Christmas Joy in Crystal Springs: 10:00 a.m. downtown Crystal Springs

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

Monday, December 08: Dec. 8: 66th Annual Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade: The Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association (DTMSA) is thrilled to announce the 66th Annual Reed’s Tupelo Christmas Parade will be held Monday, December 8th in Downtown Tupelo. The 2014 theme for the Christmas Parade will be “Season of Hope”. The parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 09: Dec. 9-12: Country Christmas at Small Town: December 9-12 from 4pm-7pm @ the MS Ag Museum

Tuesday, December 09: Dec. 9: Christmas Parade in Batesville: 6 p.m., Batesville Square

Thursday, December 11: Dec. 11: MS Main Street Board Meeting in Jackson: 10:30 a.m., Fairview Inn in Belhaven.

Thursday, December 11: Dec. 11: Sippin’ Cider in Carthage: Downtown Carthage

Friday, December 12: Dec. 12: Late Nite Shopping in Picayune: 5 p.m.-8 p.m., downtown Picayune

Saturday, December 13: Dec. 13: Columbus Christmas Parade: 7 p.m., downtown Columbus

Saturday, December 13: Dec. 13: Historic Christmas at The Oaks House Museum in Belhaven: Step back in time for the annual "Historic Christmas" open house at The Oaks House Museum on Saturday, December 13, 2014.

Saturday, December 13: Dec. 13: Holiday Art Walk in Hattiesburg: Holiday Art Walk will be held Saturday, December 13 from 4 pm until 8 pm in Downtown Hattiesburg.

Saturday, December 13: Dec. 13: Christmas in Como: 12-5 p.m., "Give to Receive" in historic downtown Como.

Thursday, December 25: Dec. 25: Christmas: MMSA Office closed.

Wednesday, December 31: Dec. 31: New Year’s Eve Ball Drop Celebration in Holly Springs: Ring in the NEW 2015 Year with family and friends on the Holly Springs Square!

January 2015

Wednesday, January 21: Jan. 21-22: 4th Annual Back Stage Pass in Hattiesburg: Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg, Miss.

Saturday, January 31: Jan. 31: Ocean Springs Night Parade Mardi Gras Parade: 7 p.m., downtown Ocean Springs

February 2015

Wednesday, February 04: Feb. 4-6: MEDC Winter Conference in Jackson: Make plans to join us for the 2015 Winter Conference, "Corporate Landscapes: The C-Level View" at the Hilton Jackson.

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

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

March 2015

Tuesday, March 17: March 17: St. Paddy’s Day Celebration Downtown, Uptown, All Around Town in Ocean Springs: 10 a.m. – until at participating restaurants, shops and galleries in Ocean Springs

Saturday, March 21: March 21: Spring Palooza in Picayune: Downtown Picayune

Saturday, March 28: March 28-29: Picayune Spring Street Festival: Downtown Picayune

Saturday, March 28: March 28-29: Annual Herb, Garden & Art Festival in Ocean Springs: 9– 5 p.m. (Sat), 9-4 p.m. (Sun), downtown Ocean Springs

Monday, March 30: March 30-April 1: National Main Streets Conference in Atlanta: The 2015 National Main Streets Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, March 30 - April 2. This year's theme is TEAM Main Street: Teamwork and Entrepreneurship across Main Street. The conference will be focused on bringing partners together to foster new ideas for building economic, financial, and business development successes on Main Street.

April 2015

Friday, April 24: April 24-25: 1699 Weekend of Discovery in Ocean Springs: Downtown Ocean Springs

May 2015

Thursday, May 14: May 14: Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival: 6-8 p.m., Downtown Ocean Springs

Tuesday, May 19: May 19-20: Main Street Training in Cleveland: Main Street Training in Design.

June 2015

Saturday, June 06: June 6: Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival in Ocean Springs: 10 a.m.-2 p.m., downtown Ocean Springs

Thursday, June 18: June 18: 26th Mississippi Main Street Annual Awards Luncheon: Old Capitol Inn in Jackson

Tuesday, June 30: June 30: Main Street 101 in Jackson: 101 Training for New Managers and Board Members.

July 2015

Friday, July 24: July 24-25: Annual July Sidewalk Sale in Ocean Springs: 10– 5 p.m., Downtown, uptown, all around town in Ocean Springs

September 2015

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

Monday, September 14: Sept. 14-16: Destination Downtown in Little Rock, AR: Regional Main Street Conference hosted by Main Street Arkansas.

November 2015

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

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

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