2022 Fall Festivals on the MS Gulf Coast

Camille Reddick
November 4, 2022

Fall on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is spectacular! While the tail end of fall marks the start of hibernation in many countries, mild temperatures help keep the fall festivities going deep into November on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. For those who visit during fall, thinned-out crowds make it easy to enjoy stunning coastal scenery under autumn's spell without the fanfare of the summer crowds. Lower humidity without a hint of a true "nip in the air" creates a perfect "extended summer" season for sightseeing. While every Mississippi town and city has its own flavor of festivals and events, many world-famous fall festivals on the MS Gulf Coast attract visitors from around the country. Here's a look at the best 2022 fall festivals on the MS Gulf Coast to keep the good vibes going into the post-summer season this year!

Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival

stand at a flea market

Running from Nov. 5 through 6, the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean Springs is famed for being the largest arts festival for both Mississippi and the Gulf Coast. The event welcomes artists, crafters, and vendors from around the country. Live musical performances from a roster of celebrated performers help to keep the mood right at this festival. Guests can also enjoy an art market, live artist demonstrations, and interactive art contests.

MS Highlands and Islands Celtic Festival 2022

At the Harrison County Fairgrounds in Gulfport from Nov. 12 through Nov. 13, the MS Highlands and Islands Celtic Festival 2022 bring the sights, sounds, and magic of Scottish, Irish, Welsh, and Celtic culture to the coast! Expect live music, jousting, dancing, vendors, artisans, and more!

Gumbo Fest 2022

bowl of gumbo

The Gulfport Main Street Association proudly offers the first Gumbo Fest in 2022! Mitchell Distributing and Chandeleur Island Brewing Company will present this groundbreaking event at the 48-acre Centennial Plaza. Festival attendees can enjoy live music, art vendors, and local cuisine. The highlight of Gumbo Fest 2022 will be a Gumbo cook-off event offering a cash prize for the winning chef.

Living the Blues Festival

Taking place on Nov. 19 at 8 p.m. at Biloxi's Ground Zero Blues Club, Living the Blues Festival 2022 boasts an impressive lineup of performers that includes Mr. Sipp, Dexter Allen, Michael Vincent Band, Kashus Culpepper Band, Zion Stovall Band, Big A & The Allstars, Rashad the Blues Kid, and Keith Johnson & Big Muddy Band. This adults-only festival will feature vendors offering food, drinks, art, clothing, and more.

Fall Is a Dream on Mississippi's Gulf Coast

MS Highlands and Islands Celtic Festival 2022

These great fall festivals on the MS Gulf Coast represent just a slice of the wonderment found here during the "golden season" between summer and the winter holidays. Many great singers, comedians, and performers will be heading to the area all autumn. Stay 3 nights, and get the 4th night free when you book a fall getaway at the Inn at Long Beach. Located close to Pass Christian, Gulfport, and Biloxi, this enchanted inn places you close to all of the best fall events and attractions near the coast.

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