Now that Mardi Gras is behind us and St. Patrick's Day a mere blur, we can now take a breath and look forward to Spring. More specifically, we can look forward to (hopefully) sunnier weather, flowers in bloom, returning to the beach, and FESTIVALS!!!
Your first opportunity to relax outdoors and take in some of the most talented artists in the region is this weekend at the Spring Arts Festival: Herb, Garden & Art in Downtown Ocean Springs. Now in its 26th year the Annual Spring Arts Festival showcases artists and growers featuring pieces in various media including paintings, pottery, jewelry, plants, and herbs. Festival activities include artist demonstrations, live entertainment, engaging seminars and more. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, March 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Take the whole family as the festival is FREE!
Below is a list of just a few more of the many upcoming events on the Mississippi Gulf Coast - enjoy!
March 23-24 - Features live demonstrations, hands-on activities, artist showcases/marketplace in downtown Bay St Louis.
April 6-7 - features fine arts, crafts, live music, food vendors and more in Pass Christian overlooking the sparkling waters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
April 13 - music festival celebrating the beauty of the Pascagoula River. Featuring live music, food/art vendors, Pascagoula Run Kayak Race, Paddlepalooza and a fireworks show.
May 9, 6-9:00 pm - The Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival is an elegant evening for guests to sip and savor an array of food & beverages served up by a selection of our more than 100 restaurants and nightlife venues of Ocean Springs.Tickets are required to attend the event and must be purchased in advance. Tickets for the event can be purchased at the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce, 1000 Washington Avenue, beginning on April 1st
Hope to see you all there!
Courtesy of Jennifer Jones