Annual Events

Yazoo County plays host to a number of wonderful events, many of which are held annually.  Plan your visit around one of these fantastic occasions and experience some of the best that Yazoo County has to offer.

This is a tentative schedule of annual events.  Event dates, offerings, and admission fees are subject to change.
If you’re planning to attend any event, please call prior to date of the event to confirm.  To view details on upcoming events, scroll to the bottom of this page.

Jerry Clower Festival – 1st Saturday in May
Held annually on the first Saturday in May on Main Street in Yazoo City, this event offers something for all ages, including arts and crafts, clowns, children’s games and rides, food and lots more. Stages offer diverse entertainment of local, regional and national musical acts, drama, magic and dance.  For information call Brenda or Colon at 662-746-7676.

Gospel Explosion – May
Held annually on a Sunday in May, this event features live regional, local and national gospel entertainment at the New Zion Multi-Purpose Center in Yazoo City. For more information, call 662.571-2269.

Back Home Again Festival – May (Memorial Day Weekend)
The Back Home Again Festival is a community-coordinated event which takes place annually at historic Campanella Park in Yazoo City. The event includes live music, talent shows, cooking competitions, athletic competitions, food and merchandise vendors, and more.

Bentonia Blues Festival – 3rd Saturday in June
Held annually on the 3rd Saturday in June, this festival celebrates the unique and haunting Bentonia style of country blues, which originated in Bentonia, Mississippi.  Hear from various blues artists including Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, creator of the Bentonia Blues Festival in 1972 and the last artist known to perform the Bentonia blues.  For information visit Bentonia Blues Festival on Facebook or call Jimmy “Duck” Holmes at 662-528-1900.

Yazoo Day – Weekend near July 4th
The Yazoo Hometowners Club, Inc., with chapters in Chicago, Ill., and at home in Yazoo City, presents the annual Yazoo Day celebration with various events including awards for outstanding Yazooans past and present, music, and more.

Yaz Summer Blast – Weekend near July 4th
Yaz Summer Blast is an annual event produced by the City of Yazoo City as an annual celebration of Independence Day including live music, food vendors, and fantastic fireworks displays.

Holly Bluff Friends & Family Day – September
This family-friendly event, held annually on the Sunday before Labor Day, includes food, door prizes, dance battles, live music, karaoke, many games and activities for children, arts & crafts, horse rides, and more in the Holly Bluff community. For more information, call Michael Wyatt at 214.680.7753 or stay updated here at visityazoo.org

Ag Days – October
Event held at the Triangle Cultural Center on Main Street in Yazoo City. Features live entertainment, arts & crafts, activities for children, a kibbee cook-off, antique engine demonstrations, cane syrup cooking and much more. www.agdaysyazoo.com

Yazoo County Fair – October
Known as the second oldest county fair in the state, this event offers amusement rides, exhibits of local canning, arts and crafts exhibits, talent stage, youth exhibits and more.  One gate fee includes all rides.  Free parking.  Visit the Yazoo County Fair on Facebook for dates.

Yazoo County Holiday Celebration – November through January
Beginning with the spectacular lighting of Main Street, events have included Holiday Open House, Shop Yazoo events, and more. Event Dates TBA.

Yazoo City Christmas Parade – December
Floats, bands, and other entries liven the streets of Yazoo City in a celebration of the winter holidays.   Held annually on the first Tuesday in December.

Chamber Banquet
Dinner, entertainment and annual report on activities of the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce. Visit www.yazoochamber.com for information and ticket sales.

View Upcoming Events in the gallery below, and check out some of our Past Events by clicking here!

Upcoming Events

Pinocchio in Yazoo

Pinocchio in Yazoo
Pinocchio
Saturday, May 4, 2019
Yazoo Community Complex
Canal Street, Yazoo City
10 am
FREE Admission!

Tea for Three in Yazoo

Tea for Three in Yazoo
Tea for Three: Lady Bird, Pat and Betty
Friday, May 3, 2019
Triangle Cultural Center
332 N Main Street, Yazoo City
6 pm reception | 7 pm performance
General Admission $20 each, Students $10 each, call 662-746-7776

Mother’s Day Antique Car & Motorcycle Show

Mother's Day Antique Car & Motorcycle Show
Mother’s Day Antique & Classic Car & Motorcycle Show
Saturday, May 11, 2019, 2 pm to 5 pm
Wardell Leach Recreational Complex
Yazoo City, Mississippi
Admission is $5 per person at the gate
(children 12 and under admitted free)

Hills Meet the Delta Quilt Show

Hills Meet the Delta Quilt Show
Hills Meet the Delta Quilt Show
Saturday, June 8, 2019
Triangle Cultural Center
Yazoo City, Mississippi
Admission $4

Community Yard Sale

Community Yard Sale
Community Yard Sale
Sponsored by the Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce
Saturday, May 18, 2019
7 am to Noon
at the Yazoo County Fairgrounds

Mix & Mingle

Mix & Mingle
Mix & Mingle
Yazoo County Chamber of Commerce
Networking Event
3rd Thursday each month
5:30-7:30 PM
Various Locations

Yaz Summer Blast

Yaz Summer Blast
Yaz Summer Blast
presented by Yazoo City
July 4 - July 6, 2019
Live Music, Food Vendors, Fireworks & More!

Back Home Again

Back Home Again
Back Home Again Festival 2019
Memorial Day Weekend
May 24-26, 2019
Yazoo City, various locations

Panther Swamp NWR Kid’s Fishing Rodeo

Panther Swamp NWR Kid's Fishing Rodeo
Panther Swamp Kids Fishing Rodeo
Saturday, May 18, 2019
Theodore Roosevelt National Wildlife Refuge Complex
12595 MS Hwy 149
Yazoo City, MS 39194

Yazoo County Area Job Fair

Yazoo County Area Job Fair
Yazoo County Area Job Fair
Tuesday, May 14, 2019
9:00 a.m. - 2 p.m.
National Guard Armory
2201 Gordon Avenue
Yazoo City, Mississippi

Jerry Clower Festival

Jerry Clower Festival
Jerry Clower Festival
Saturday, May 4, 2019
10 AM - 5 pm
in historic Downtown Yazoo City