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:
9/18 - Saturday
The Arts, HC is demolishing interior walls and could use some hands. Stay as long as you're able. Luch and bevs provided by The Arts. If it doesn't get done Saturday, demo will continue Sunday the 19th at 9am.
9/18 - Saturday
The Hancock County Farmers Market is going strong with vendors offering produce, plants, preserves, baked goods, crafts, jewelry and much more! 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.
9/18 - Saturday
Every first and third Saturday of the month, Diamondhead Sunset Market has the best in produce, meats, seafood, prepared foods and wellness goods from direct growers, cottage food vendors, and agricultural-based handicraft artisans. See their social media for more info!
9/18–19 - Saturday, Sunday
Over 100 vendors at this 37-year-old event! Still some booths available; get 'em here. This year's show features a kids' zone with inflatables and crafts. Mark your calendars!
The 8th annual Hancock County Fair will have all the midway games, rides, agricultural competition, rodeo, vendors, fair food and music you can imagine! We'll post the schedule as it is and fill in the blanks as they update their site.
Bands scheduled so far include:
Junior & Sumtin Sneaky
Wednesday Sept 22nd, 2021
3:00pm-7:00pm Exhibit Area Opens to Public
3:00-4:00pm Vendors Setup
5:00pm Open to Public
5:00pm- Livestock Exhibit Registration
6:00pm- 10:00pm Carnival Rides Pay One Price Armband $16.00 of Individual Tickets
6:00pm- Until- Christian Night Praise and Worship Music
Thursday Sept 23rd, 2021
5:00pm-8:00pm Arts and Craft Exhibit Area Open to Public
5:00pm-8:00pm Livestock Exhibit Area Open to Public
5:00pm-10:00pm Food Vendor/ Arts and Crafts Open
6:30-11:30pm Carnival Rides Pay One Price Armband $25.00 or Individual Tickets
7:00pm-Until- 4D Barrel Run $3000.00 Added
Friday Sept 24th, 2021
9:00am-8:00pm Exhibit Area Opens to Public
5:00pm-11:00pm Food Vendor/Arts and Crafts Open
5:00pm-11:00pm Livestock Exhibit Area Open to public
6:00pm-7:00pm Carnival Rides Individual Tickets7:00pm-12:00am Carnival Rides Pay One Price Armband $25.00 or Individual Tickets
7:30pm-10:00pm High School Rodeo in Arena
Saturday Sept 25th, 2021
9:00am-2:00pm JR. High Rodeo in Arena
9:00am-8:00pm Exhibit Area Open to Public
Noon-Midnight Food Vendor/Arts and Crafts Open
2:00pm-3:00pm Stick Horse Rodeo in Arena
2:00pm- 3:00pm Chicken Auction
3:00pm-7:00pm Carnival Rides Pay One Price Armband $25.00 or Individual Tickets
7:00pm-11:00pm Carnival Rides Pay One Price Armband $25.00 or Individual Tickets
7:30-10:00pm High School Rodeo in Arena
Exhibition Horse Races and Exotic Animal Races:
Call Kevin Ladner 228-493-1582 of Paul Harris 228-216-0013 for more information.
9/25 - Saturday
Puppy pancakes with peanut butter, whipped cream and/or fruit toppings, whaaaaaat? The good boys and girls will all be freaking out!! This will be a blast whether you have a dog or not. Tickets not required, but getting one HERE will help the store know how much to make.
9/25 - Saturday
The City of Diamondhead shines a light on the marina's kayak launches and the Rotten Bayou Blueway with this new annual tradition that takes a 4 mile paddle through Paradise Bayou. First 100 participants receive a free goody bag and a t-shirt! The Dave Mayley Band performs at the Lazy Gator 11-2, and you can of course purchase food and drinks at the Gator too!
9/25 - Saturday
This yard sale and lunch benefits P.E.O., “a philanthropic organization where women celebrate the advancement of women; educate women through scholarships, grants, awards, loans . . . and motivate women to achieve their highest aspirations.” You can't go wrong with that!
Cancelled: 10/2 - Saturday
This was to be the third annual nighttime art installation extravaganza, Under the Harvest Moon, on the beautiful property of James and Peggy Inabinet in the Kiln. If you didn't make it to the other two wildly successful shows, you owe it to yourself to see what can happen when a couple dozen artists do an install in the woods of Mississippi and accompany the mystery with “music, healing arts and other forms of creative expression,” but “in consideration for the health and safety of participants and guests,” the Inabinets request you consider joining them for Under the Flower Moon on April 30, 2022 instead as this event has been cancelled. See our feature on 2019's Under the Flower Moon here.
It's the 25th anniversary of the event that proclaims itself “America's largest block party,” for which car enthusiasts converge upon the coast from all points near and far and commence to cruuuise. The party rolls from here to Moss Point, but we've got the schedule of Hancock County events right here so you can plan and pace yourself !
Bay St. Louis staging area: Old Town area
Diamondhead staging area: off Exit 16
3–6pm, Diamondhead: The Blessing of the Classics.
The city of Diamondhead seeks volunteers to assist at the staging area, blessing circle and along the drive route (Diamondhead Drives North, West and East) in the event any cars experience mechanical trouble.
If you would like to volunteer with this year's blessing event, please contact Mark Duffy @ 228-324-6116 or email to email@example.com. Remember to include in your email name, phone number, shirt size and if you will have a golf cart at your disposal.
11–noon: Eddie Mac
1–2: Garry Wesley
3–4:30: Journey Tribute
2–4pm: Courtney Hansen makes appearance in BSL
11–12: Martini Shakerz
1–2:30: Dr. Zarr's Amazing Funk Monster
9–11am: Dennis Gage appearance in BSL
1–2: Tommy Morse
3–4:30: Troy Laz
2pm: MS Aviation Heritage Museum salutes Cruisin' 25th Anniversary with a fly-by. Aircraft will fly just offshore along Hwy. 90 beginning in Ocean Springs and continuing to BSL.
7pm at Hollywood Casino: "The Legends of Motown" FREE event including fireworks and anniversary cake! Celebrate Cruisin's 25th with the 14-member cast of singers and musicians performing live look-alike and sound-alike tributes to the best groups of the Motown era!
10/8 - Friday
Each month participating trucks park it on Coleman and do their best to overwhelm you with choice and deliciousness. Traffic in front of Studio Waveland + Gallery, which will be open for viewing of current exhibition #3DMISSISSIPPI, will be closed to accommodate foot traffic and trucks.
Keep up with Waveland Food Truck Friday on social media.
10/9 - Saturday
For over 20 years, the monthly art walk has become one of the most popular events in the region. Old Town stays lively all day, with many merchants and restaurants offering specials.
Hot Spots for September are 200 North Beach and Mockingbird Cafe!
10/23 - Saturday
Stoke the fires under your cauldrons in preparation for the 7th annual Witches Walk in Old Town! So far we've got the broom contest at Century Hall, and other businesses TBA will host trickery along the lines of "Scariest Witch," "best shoes" and so on. We'll let you know as the trouble starts to bubble! Check out our story from 2018 for inspiration!
10/23 - Saturday
Register now! Early registration is $5 only until the end of August.
More Halloween revelry! This parade featuring Halloween golf cars, classic cars, witches and ghouls in the streets of Old Town kicked off in 2020, and is sure to make an even bigger splash this year. Start planning your ghostly ride now!!
Lineup begins at 2:30 pm at the Depot.
$25 registration in August.
$30 in September.
$35 on September 18th.
$40 October 19th - 23rd.
Register online or in person at Quality Custom Carts, LLC, 1170 US-90.
10/30 - Saturday
The perfect way to get really into Halloween, this annual tradition of the Hancock County Historical Society pulls you into the the lives of some of the people who rest at the cemetery, and whose stories are the fabric of Hancock County history, with Society members in costume channeling their spirits to tell their stories.
Enjoy hot dogs, chili dogs, homemade cookies and punch at the Hancock County Historical Society's Lobrano House before or after your tour. They'll have plenty of candy for the kids!
12/3 – 12/5 - Friday through Sunday
Rescheduled from 9/3–9/5
James Carroll Booker III was a New Orleans rhythm and blues keyboardist who was raised in Bay Saint Louis. Dr. John called Booker “the best black, gay, one-eyed junkie piano genius New Orleans has ever produced.” Check out this terrific piece on him from 2019 in the Shoofly!
The fest features a ton of cool acts and events including the Joe Krown Trio, the St. Rose Gospel Choir, Sunni Patterson, Josh Paxton, Tom Worrell, and an amazing drag show. Get a lot more info HERE.
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