Aug 9-12 … Sunflower River Blues and Gospel Festival in downtown Clarksdale at the Clarksdale Civic Auditorium. Featuring local blues musicians like O.B. Buchana, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram, James “Super Chikan” Johnson and many more. Event is free to the public. For more information, visit sunflowerfest.org.
Sep 24-30 … The first Clarksdale international street-art event, Paint the Town at Delta Ave., Downtown Clarksdale. Mural Dedication Party is the 29th at 2 p.m. Stay tuned for a full list of artists visiting from Bogota, Colombia. For more information, visit visitclarksdale.com.
Sep 15 ...The 41st Annual Delta Blues & Heritage Festival. The festival ,which began in 1977, is now the largest blues festival in the Delta and the oldest in the United States and features blues artists from near and far. Tickets are $30 for general admission. Children under 12 get in free. Gates open at 10 a.m. For more information, visit deltabluesms.org.
Aug 9-11 … The Mississippi Zydeco Jamboree at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. The event brings trail riding, campouts, rodeo, and a racking horse show. The schedule also extends to live zydeco, blues, hip hop and R&B performances. Horses, campers, RVs, tents and golf carts are all welcome at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds. For more information, call (769) 798-9412 or (601) 918-2333.
Sep 29 … 35th Annual WellsFest at Jamie Fowler Boyll Park. Featuring music, a children’s fair, silent auction, food & drink vendors, arts and crafts, a pet parade, and more with all proceeds going to a non-profit charity organization. Event starts at 9:30 a.m. For more information, visit wellschurch.org.
Sep 29 … 8th Annual Leland Frog Fest & Chili Cook Off in downtown Leland. A celebration of the arts in honor of Jim Henson, who spent his boyhood in Leland – where he was inspired to create the Muppets. The event features hands-on art activities, live music, a chili cook-off and a 5k and fun run. Event is free to the public. 5k begins at 8:30 a.m. For more information, visit lelandchamber.com.
Aug 4, Sep 1 … Earth’s Bounty at Singing Brakemen Park. Featuring fresh fruits, vegetables, honey, jams, jellies, breads, soaps, shrubs, flowers, local artists and more! Come out and bring your family and friends! For more information, visit visitmeridian.com or call (601) 485-1944.
Aug 18 … KC and The Sunshine Band at the MSU Riley Center. Discoing right out of the 1970s, powered by a full horn section, a flashy stage show, and an irresistible beat, it's KC and The Sunshine Band. Event starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $58. For more information, call (601) 696-2200 or visit MSURileyCenter.com.
Morgan City, La.
Aug 31-Sep 3 … Louisiana Shrimp & Petroleum Festival in downtown Morgan City. A home town festival celebrating the seafood and petroleum industries which are the backbone of the areas economic development. Featuring shrimp boats, arts & crafts show, POP Ride Bracelet, Carnival rides, Festival Music Stage, 5K Fun Run/Walk, Festival Car Show, Field Games, Races and Children Contest, Blessing of the Fleet and Water parade, Street parade, Fireworks on the River, Fellowship of Love Gospel Stage and many more. Event starts at 9 a.m. and is free to the public. For more information, visit shrimpandpetroleum.org or call (958) 385-0703.
Aug 17 … Billy Bob Thornton & the Boxmasters at Waterview Casino. Tickets are $15 and you must be 21 years or older to attend. Event starts at 8 p.m. For more information, visit visitvicksburg.com or call (601) 636-5700.
Sep 22 … Vicksburg National Military Park - National Public Lands Day. In honor of National Public Lands Day, visitors can enjoy free admission at the Vicksburg National Military Park. To Confederate President Jefferson Davis, Vicksburg was the "nailhead that holds the South's two halves together." President Abraham Lincoln remarked "Vicksburg is the key" to victory, and could be the north's lifeline into the south. As the federals closed in on the Fortress City, they were met by a ring of forts with over 170 cannon. The resulting battle would determine the war's outcome. Come experience the history of the Civil War. For more information, visit nps.gov or call (601) 636-0583.
Yazoo City, Miss.
Sep 2 … 9th Annual Holly Bluff Friends & Family Day at Miller’s Place in Holly Bluff, MS. This family-friendly event, held annually on the Sunday before Labor Day, includes free food, door prizes, dance battles, live music, karaoke, many games and activities for children, arts & crafts, horse rides, and more. For more information, visit visityazoo.org or call (214) 680-7753.