Below you'll find the Shoofly Magazine's curated Bay-Waveland events - with all the juicy details. We update this page each week, so mark your own calendars and share with friends! For a complete list of Bay-Waveland events, see our Community Calendar!
- by Ana Balka
- by Ana Balka
Upcoming Events is sponsored by these local businesses:
Due the recent COVID-19 crisis, we recommend checking with event organizers before making plans.
Load the kids up on the family broom and head to Old Town, where participating businesses will be prepared for all the ghouls with treats and fun! Special surprises await, like Steve "the HORROR!" Barney helping with do-your-own screen-printing trick-or-treat bags, $10! At 5, hit DeMontluzin for trick-or-treating and get on over to the depot for Misfits Trunk or Treat fun!
Tricks! Treats! A haunted house!!! And hey, merchants and residents are invited to set up on Coleman Ave. and hand out candy!
If you are interested in setting up a booth or being a part of the event, contact Raquel LaFontaine: Raquellafontaine@gmail.com or 228-493-7246
or call Waveland City Hall: 228-467-4134.
Also, be considerate: Attendees expected to wear face masks. The people handing out treats will set out individual candy pieces or put small toys on a table for a contact-free trick or treat. The city of Waveland will control the flow of people to allow social distancing practices.
Over 10 purveyors of tacos from the Gulf Coast will have their best offerings on hand in an effort to claim the title of BEST TACO on the Coast and, eventually, the nation, according to a site called letseattacos.com, where one purchases tickets. So there will be tacos, lots of them, and winning categories for judges' choice, best margarita, best salsa, and more. Plus Mexican beer and live music. AND it's a family-friendly thing so there will be piñatas, face painting, balloons, and karaoke! We really don't see how you can go wrong with this unless you're on a diet, in which case that is a real bummer and you should go anyway. Event page here.
You know when you see those old show flyers with two or more impossibly cool music greats playing on one bill as if it's no big deal and you're completely blown away that that ever happened? Well this is like that. Cedric Burnside and Alvin Youngblood Hart are internationally famous luminaries of the country blues world, and we're kind of freaking out, and all we can say is that you really should go to this show.
The Hall will be enforcing distancing and masking protocols for a safe experience. See more detail here at the 100 Men Hall site.
From the event page:
“This is not your typical art and craft show; its venue is the forest edge. A prime ob-jective of the show is to make it easy for people to enjoy our balanced interplay of artifice and nature while shopping. Food and chairs will be provided for guests to eat, sit, and stay awhile so that this show might truly become ‘a walk in the woods.’”
That statement alone should let you know that this will be no trip to the mall to grab up tchotchkes made in Asia. Fine local artists and craftspeople will offer an array of one-of-a-kind pieces and wares in the naturally magical setting of Laterre Studios in Kiln, so that in this weirdest of all years you can gift the special people in your life some stuff that isn't just more stuff.
Potential vendors see the event page for work criteria, deadlines, and other specifics.
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