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:
8/4 - Wednesday
“Logtown to Infinity” with Allison Anderson, FAIA, LEED-AP, and Brehm Bell, J.D. will highlight the changes in our community from the days of Logtown to the contributions at Stennis.
It's all part of the Crossroads Lecture Series in conjunction with “Crossroads: Change in Rural America,” now at Waveland’s Lili Stahler-Murphy Ground Zero Hurricane Museum. Attend the whole series:
All lectures run 6-8pm and include light refreshments.
8/7 - Saturday
SWA Championship Wrestling and Bay High Football Boosters present Brawl In The Bay! It's a night of good ol' professional wrestling for the entire family, with proceeds going to the Bay High football boosters. Six big matches with plenty of Championship Gold on the line.
And if you think this isn't the real deal, tell it to Rhett "The Threat" Thibodeaux, who's got a couple things to say HERE regarding his SWA Junior Heavyweight Championship match against the champion Lukas Frost at the Tiger Dome!
8/7 - 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.
8/7 - Saturday
Organizers of the awesome Diamondhead Sunset Market
have partnered with the City of Diamondhead to bring us a fresh new twist called Aloha Diamondhead, a music and artist showcase and shop local event. August has JC & Baytown Groove “lei”-in’ down the groove (owwwww)!
ATTENTION: Local artists and musicians interested in participating in the future can contact Wjean Holn on Facebook. Go to the event page to find out more.
As always, the 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. See their social media for more info!
8/7 - Saturday
Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse is throwing their yearly pirate bash, this time with the theme “Riders on the Storm.” The Dave Mayley Band provides the tunes, and you'll enjoy food and dancing whether you're outfitted as a pirate or not. But come on. You should definitely don your finest piratewear. Derrrr!
The S.P.C.A. of Diamondhead requests assistance from residents in trapping feral cats for testing, neutering, and vaccinating. The organization sent out a neighborhood alert for residents of Makiki, Lola, Oplan, and Makiki Place stating that feral cats testing positive for leukemia and feline AIDS have recently been trapped and removed from the area. For information, call Toni Grey at 228-861-2287.
The S.P.C.A. of Diamondhead is a group of volunteers helping the residents of Diamondhead and their pets. They offer free vouchers for spay and neutering cats and dogs, and they have an active Trap-Neuter-Return (TNR) program. Read more on their website.
“Crossroads: Change in Rural America” is the newest exhibit developed by Museum on Main Street, a Smithsonian Institution program that works with rural communities to design and host high-quality exhibits and create dynamic public programs across the United States.
Our own Lili Stahler-Murphy Ground Zero Hurricane Museum is one of six sites in Mississippi to host the nationally traveling exhibit, which will include lectures by local speakers on such topics as the former community of Logtown, the current arts community and creative economy, the seafood industry, and Stennis Space Center.
The exhibit itself uses imagery and interactive computer stations to tell the story of rural America. Click here to read more about the exhibit in our feature story by Lisa Monti.
8/13 - 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.
The August lineup includes Beach Dawgs, Chillin' the Coast, Denny Wayne's Festive Foods, Doce, Rolling Bayou, Semplice Pizza, Twisted Magnolia, and Paule's Snowballs. Keep up with Waveland Food Truck Friday on social media.
8/14 - 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. Check out our story on Second Saturday Artwalk's history, and check out our July feature!
Hot Spots for August are Daiquiri Shak and Magnolia antiques!
8/14 - Saturday
Enjoy a fine evening of music, food, and chilling out at this family- and dog-friendly benefit for the Friends of the Animal Shelter of Hancock County! Local artists and food vendors will be on hand, and Studio Waveland will be open for viewing with its current exhibit, #3DMISSISSIPPI. Music too—Lawn chairs encouraged! Sponsored by Weichert Realtors Loescher Properties, organized by Mandy Somerhalder.
Interested artists and vendors: text 601-590-2791
8/14 - Saturday
The kids of DSFA are performing “The Lost Ending,” a one-act comedy by Brad Gromelski, and the Club of Diamondhead will rock the dinner, in this first performance of its kind for DSFA. There's also a silent auction! Get in on this unique and entertaining evening of culture, fun, and delicious food!
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.
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.
10/2 - Saturday
It's 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.” 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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!
10/23 - Saturday
Stoke the firest 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
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!!
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