Gulfport, Mississippi is a vibrant and diverse city that celebrates its multifaceted character throughout the year with a variety of festivals. From food to arts and music to our rich coastal heritage, we organize events that bring together locals and visitors alike to enjoy the unique culture of our three counties. The annual Jazz in the Pass music festival is a highlight of the year, offering guests the chance to experience sensational live music while becoming better acquainted with the charming center of Pass Christian. Clans from Mississippi gather in Mecca on 4-H for an old-fashioned American carnival, complete with thrilling rides, challenging games and festive food.
The Picayune Street Festival is now held twice a year and offers top-notch entertainment, collectibles and activities, all wrapped up in the southern charm of historic downtown Picayune. Every year, hundreds of volunteers prepare for the thousands of festival-goers on the 4th of July weekend at Bay St. The festivities include live music, delicious food, and plenty of activities for all ages. Festivals in Gulfport, Mississippi are an integral part of our culture and heritage. They provide an opportunity for locals and visitors alike to come together and celebrate our unique identity.
From music to food to arts and more, these events bring people together to share in the joys of our multifaceted character.