With COVID-19 frequently causing last-minute scheduling changes, we recommend checking with event organizers before making plans. Need details changed? contact Calendar Editor Ana Balka.
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:
4/12, 4/19, 4/26 - Monday nights
The Shoofly Magazine is proud to be a co-sponsor of Meals for a Cause, benefitting Boys & Girls Clubs of the Gulf Coast.
For $10/plate, you can enjoy a night without cooking and support something good! Three Monday nights in April feature three different meals:
4/17 - Saturday
The Hancock County Farmers Market is going strong. New vendors are often added – If you are interested in becoming one of them, call 228-860-6203 for more info. Check out the market for all the nutritious and locally grown produce, meats, breads, honey, and other specialties you've come to expect! Keep in touch here.
4/17 - Saturday
This wonderful market brings out the best in produce, meats, seafood, prepared foods and wellness goods from direct growers, cottage food vendors, and agricultural-based handicraft artisans every first and third Saturday. See their social media for info on vendors who offer everything from artisan doggie treats to hamburger by the pound for humans, to breads, skincare products, candles, jewelry, jerky, honey, chocolates, tamales, pecans, plants... All this AND they often have live music! Check it out!
4/22 - Thursday
It's Child Abuse Awareness & Prevention Month. Attend and celebrate the people who dedicate themselves year-round to helping everyone by helping kids. Bring a lawn chair! CASA will recognize 2020 and 2021 award recipients in child welfare. Second Circuit Court District Attorney W. Crosby Parker is keynote speaker.
4/23 - Friday
Dr. Inabinet is artist in residence in the Tin Shed for March and April. Please join him for this discussion, an exploration of pathways to thriving as humans on a healthy planet, through honoring our connection with all that surrounds us with ecological living. The discussion will include a presentation of art and writing connected to Dr. Inabinet's decades-long work on the subject, and will include audience interactivity. For more on Dr. Inabinet, see our piece on him and his wife, Peggy Inabinet, and their home, La Terre Integral Center, in Kiln, from 2017.
This event was made possible through a grant from the Mississippi Humanities Coucil, through support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
4/24 - Saturday
Live music is starting up at the Hall again, and the awesome Chapel Hart leads the way! Trio Danica and Devynn Hart and their cousin Trea Swindle have been singing together since their young days in Poplarville, and have been wowing audiences worldwide for awhile now. Check out their website, starting with a video they filmed in the Pass for their smashing follow-up to a certain song about a certain Jolene! This outdoor, socially distanced and masked show features food for purchase by the Smoking Oyster. (Wait, Billy Gibbons plays a preacher and the guitar in their video for a song called “Jesus and Alcohol”? These women are not kidding around.)
Currently showing through 4/24 - Saturday
Studio Waveland owner Mitchell Gaudet's spectacular collection of works made from 2008 to 2020 is up through April 24, on view Saturdays in the afternoon and with another Friday night in tandem with Waveland Food Truck Friday on April 9. Gaudet works in metal and glass (Studio Waveland houses his glass casting studio as well) and combines decorative elements with social commentary, with works like "Morta Mantle," built with 13,000 AR-15 casings; repurposed religious statues from Hurricane Katrina; and a series called "Glass House." Gaudet is often on hand to discuss the work, and sometimes there are studio tours as well.
4/26 - Monday
Major John Poulos, Director of Public Affairs and Internal Relations for the MS Bureau of Investigation and MS Highway Patrol, will present a program to promote awareness of human trafficking, outlining ways to protect yourself and others. Contact the City of Diamondhead at (228) 222-4626 for more information.
5/1 - Saturday
The Arts, Hancock County is putting out the call for artists to “share the story of our community's diversity and cultural uniqueness through public art.” Local business partners will provide exterior walls for these projects. Submit your proposal to the email above; selected artists will get notification on 4/26. Prep begins in May, and work will take place during the first annual WALL to WALL Festival May 29–30!
Now through 5/1 - Saturday
Do you or does someone you know need some help getting taxes done? Let the AARP help. The Tax-Aide program is designed to assist seniors, low-income, and limited income clients (no business, unemployment, or long-forms, please).
5/1 - Saturday
Join local businesses as they support Relay for Life of Hancock County with a day in town. Pick up your bingo card, visit some great businesses, make a donation and be entered into multiple drawings, all for the fight against cancer!
Raffle winners will be announced at dusk before the ceremony.
The Luminary Ceremony will be at the Depot starting at 7pm.
Purchase luminaries from 12-2pm at BSL library main branch the day of ceremony.
For more info contact Bernie at email@example.com
Visit Bernie's donation page here, and/or hit up people you know who participate and ask how you can help, participate, or donate, as the effort faces the same challenges as everything else in these Covidy times, and your donations are more urgently needed than ever.
Additional luminary ceremonies, all at 7pm:
5/8: Purchase luminaries at Waveland Library; ceremony on Coleman Ave.
5/15: Luminaries at E. Hancock Library (Diamondhead); ceremony at Diamondhead City Hall Town Green
5/22: Luminaries at Kiln Library; ceremony: Kiln walking track next to library
5/29: Luminaries at Pearlington Library; ceremony: Pearlington walking track next to library
5/1 - Saturday
Teams compete for the best crawfish boil, as well as prizes in People's Choice and Most Interesting & Edible Lagniappe Item. Benefits the Hancock Resource Center, which works to stabilize families by addressing obstacles and barriers to housing and other services for families in need.
5/8 - Saturday
For over 20 years, the monthly Artwalk has become one of the most popular events in the region. Old Town stays lively all day, with many merchants and restaurants offering specials. Check out our story on Second Saturday Artwalk's history.
May's hot spots: Biz-Zee Bee and Popcorn Plus!
5/8 - Saturday
This inaugural CASA Red Bean Cook-off challenges teams to bring it with their best red bean dishes. You got what it takes? Or you just want to sample them all? Either way is fine, and we're stoked for this one! The Dave Mayley Band will be crankin' up the tunes! Buy tix in advance or day of.
5/14 - 15 Friday & Saturday
The action starts Friday night with a pub crawl / scavenger hunt, and rolls Saturday with li'l buccaneers' walking parade, pirate costume contest, kid zone, vendors, pirate invasion golf cart parade, Grand Finale Fireworks Display at 9pm after the Saturday night entertainment line spotlighting Dr. Rock and the Interns, and live music 'til 11pm. Get more info HERE!
New Dates: 7/3 - mid-August 2021
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