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Events

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.

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.

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

Antique 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.antiquedays.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, Trolley & Carriage Rides 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

Back to School Health Fair

Back to School Health Fair
Back to School Health Fair
Thursday, July 27, 2017
1 PM to 4 PM
1547 Jerry Clower Blvd
Yazoo City, Mississippi

Mississippi Bicentennial “Learn at Lunch”

Mississippi Bicentennial "Learn at Lunch"
Mississippi Bicentennial Learn at Lunch
Fridays in July: 7, 14, 21, & 28 from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Mississippi Chemical Conference Center
at Ricks Memorial Library
310 North Main Street, Yazoo City, Mississippi

Yazoo Legends in Radio

Yazoo Legends in Radio
Yazoo Legends in Radio
Celebrating the History of Black DJs in Yazoo County, Mississippi
Saturday, September 9, 2017
5:00 PM
at Mt. Vernon MB Church
137 W. Canal Street
Yazoo City, Mississippi

Campanella Park Summer League Softball

Campanella Park Summer League Softball
Campanella Park Fastpitch Softball Summer League
June through August 2017
FREE for ALL GIRLS ages 7 -12 in Yazoo and surrounding areas!
Sign Up Saturday, June 17, 2017
9 AM to Noon
at Roy Campanella Park
800 Dr. MLK Jr. Drive
Yazoo City, Mississippi

Holly Bluff Friends & Family Day

Holly Bluff Friends & Family Day
Holly Bluff Friends and Family Day September 3, 2017 Holly Bluff, MS

Yazoo County Fair

Yazoo County Fair
Yazoo County Fair
October 13 - 21, 2017
Yazoo City, Mississippi

Picnic in the Pasture

Picnic in the Pasture
Picnic in the Pasture
Saturday, October 7, 2017
12 Noon-Dusk
Wells Ranch
933 Wells Road
Bentonia, MS 39040

Antique Days

Antique Days
Antique Days
Saturday, October 21, 2017
8 AM - Until FREE!
at the Triangle Cultural Center
332 North Main Street
Yazoo City, Mississippi

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