• Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival Vendor Applications open May 1st.     
  • Ocean Springs named as the Best Coastal Small Town by USA Today.     
  • Grab your 99 Days of Summer Packet at the Ocean Springs Visitors Center!     
  • Red, White, and Blueberry Festival is June 1, 2024.       

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Peter Anderson Festival Applications now available!

The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, celebrates the legacy of master potter Peter Anderson while showcasing the town’s vibrant arts community. From late August to the first weekend in November, the festival season buzzes with events, pre-parties, and contests like the Blue Moon art project. Presented by Blue Moon via F.E.B. Distributing, the festival boosts economic development and highlights local artists, shops, and restaurants, fostering a welcoming atmosphere for residents and visitors alike.

Taste of Ocean Springs

Pelican Pound Program is back for the Summer!

The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism
Bureau has brought back the popular pelican pound program to help encourage residents and visitors to buy local.

The pelican pound, a wooden nickel valued at $5 per coin, can be used at shops, restaurants, and galleries around town at participating businesses only. Pelican pounds can only be picked up at the Ocean Springs Visitors Center/Chamber-Main Street office between 9 – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday.

Ocean Springs Chamber -Main Street Facade Grant Returns!

The Ocean Springs Chamber – Main Street in partnership with Mississippi Power is excited to announce the Facade Grant Program has returned. The program aims to support growth and revitalization of existing commercial properties in downtown Ocean Springs from Ocean Springs Road to Front Beach and the downtown district area. The grant program will help business owners restore, improve, or create architectural features for facades of commercial buildings in the approved area.

Applications close Friday, July 26, 2024 at 4:00 p.m.

For more question, please email mail@oceanspringschamber.com.


July 24 – Wire-Wrap Pendant Workshop – BYOBrush – 10:00 a.m.

July 24 – Ribbon Cutting – Hwy to India – 1408 Bienville Blvd – 3:00 p.m.

July 25 – Shark Adventures for Kids – Ocean Springs Municipal Library – 11:00 a.m.

July 26 – Friday at the Fort – Fever Dream – Fort Maurepas – 6:00 p.m.

July 27 – Pizza Making for Kids – Marco’s Pizza, 3921 Bienville Blvd Suite A – 9:00 a.m.

July 27 – Drawing in Graphite with Debra Baldinger – Ethotera Art Studio – 10:00 a.m. 

July 29 – Ribbon Cutting – Indian Delight – 6615 Washington Ave Suite C – 10:45 a.m.

August 2 – Faith Christian Academy Bazaar – Faith Christian Academy, 1710 Government St – 10:00 a.m.

Saturdays – Ocean Springs Fresh Market, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at L&N Depot in downtown

Saturdays – Ocean Springs Drum Circle, 5:00 p.m. – Ocean Springs Front Beach

Give us a call at 228-875-4424 for more details on all community events in Ocean Springs.


Community Calendar Link

For annual event details visit our festivals and events page.

Recent Blogs

Ocean Springs Business After Hours is Set for July 18

Ocean Springs Business After Hours is Set for July 18

(Ocean Springs, MS) – The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau is pleased to partner with Ocean Springs Municipal Library and present Business After Hours on Thursday, July 18 from 5-7 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Library located at 525 Dewey...

Colorful community

Ocean Springs, a cottage community rich in cultural, is located on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. This historic town is filled with several miles of shopping, dining and entertainment surrounded by arts, beautiful landscaping, bayous and a walkable downtown district that you do not want to miss. With the Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau offices located in the heart of downtown, this community focuses on enhancing the local culture and preserving the quality of life.

We invite you to stop by the Ocean Springs Visitors Center located in the historic L&N Depot Plaza to find out all Ocean Springs has to offer. Meet our friendly staff and fill up on brochures, maps and more.

Take a glimpse of local art in the center, grab a list of upcoming events and check for hotel availability.

Ocean Springs has plenty of adventures downtown, uptown, all around town.  From shops and restaurants in a walkable downtown entertainment district to chain stores, one of a kind businesses on Highway 90 or as we locals call it, Bienville Boulevard

In addition to the all around town tour guide, we invite you to stop by the Ocean Springs Visitors Center located in the historic L&N Depot Plaza and grab a WALKING MAP of Ocean Spring’s downtown Entertainment District.  The map shows you where to park your vehicle or bicycle, where you can find art, historic landmarks and more.    

Find out where to SHOP. STAY. EAT. EXPLORE. Begin your adventure here!


Mission:  To promote tourism, provide progressive leadership for economic and community vitality for the greater Ocean Springs, Jackson County area, and gulf coast and enhance local culture and preserve the quality of life through planned growth, diversification, and beautification.