Taste the Sensation!

Postponed for 2021 – The 13th annual 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 restaurants and nightlife venues of Ocean Springs. Beverage tastings from some of the top wine brokers will be on site to share and light music will be provided by the jazzy Caution Swing Bridge.

Featuring Ocean Springs Food Crawl 2021 – New Social Distance Event

Wednesday, May 19  · 6:00-9:00 p.m. ·  Participating restaurants  

Tickets are required to attend the events and must be purchased in advance.

Dress in black, white or red.  No shorts. No jeans. No ties.

Once Again This Year:

7th Annual:


Ocean Springs Restaurant Week – May 17 through May 22, 2021

Restaurant Week Ocean Springs is a seven day event the week following -Taste of Ocean Springs Food & Wine Festival, May 17-22, celebrating the dining culture of Ocean Springs.

During restaurant week, participating restaurants offer either lunch or dinner prix fixed menu items for convenient dining options for individuals and families to experience more of what Ocean Springs restaurants have to offer. CLICK ON “VENDORS” MORE DETAILS!

7th Annual:

Ocean Springs Free Food Fridays

“Free Food Fridays” will be designated each Friday in May when gift certificates will be given away for free food on the Chamber’s Facebook page to those who “like” and “share” the contest details as they are posted each week. www.facebook.com/oceanspringschamberofcommerce  

May 7, 14, 21. 28

Ocean Springs Gazette said it best:                                                                                                             

The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce doesn’t have a mean streak but it is their intention to “addict you” to the good things that restauranteurs are putting on their menus and I must admit, it is a brilliant strategy.  Five hundred tickets were offered for sale and sold out two weeks prior to the event.  The word is spreading that this is the premier culinary event on the Coast and you better get in line early if you want to attend.

…Ocean Springs, in a nationwide climate of foodies gone wild, has chosen the sublime, cultured approach of a small town focusing of a growing abundance of eateries that cover the spectrum from sophisticated to down home. Many are doing their best to use local ingredients, developing dishes that are inspired by Southern tradition with Creole seasonings. Others are bringing to the Ocean Springs far flung favorites from big cities like Chicago, Tapas from Spain, the cheese making secrets of Europe and the pho restaurants of Vietnam. The Taste of Ocean Springs will undoubtedly grow and it is an easy guess that more and more out-of-towners will attend as its well deserved reputation grows. Memphis has its BBQ, the Delta has the Blues and NOLA has the French Quarter and Emeril Lagasse, but Ocean Springs has a food and restaurant community that is wonderfully diverse, conveniently located in a walk-about small town atmosphere and, if it stays the course, is headed down the gingerbread road to be known as one of the South’s culinary destinations. by: Julian Brunt

Location – OS Food Crawl

At participating restaurants and bars.  Tickets must be presented at the gate to enter the event. Wristbands are required. 

Rain location: Rain or Shine

Awards – postponed for 2021

The “Best Dessert”, “Best Entrée” and “Best Drink” awards are highly coveted awards for the vendors of this event.  Show your love by voting for your favorite in the three categories as you leave the event.  Voting ballots available at vendor tables.


Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau proudly presents this annual event along with our sponsor, Fort Bayou Wine & Spirits. Have any questions for us, call us at 228-875-4424 or email us at mail@oceanspringschamber.com.  Media inquiries, contact Cynthia Sutton at cynthia@oceanspringschamber.com.

1000 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS  39564 – www.oceanspringschamber.comwww.facebook.com/oceanspringschamberofcommerce