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 Welcome 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, get a list of upcoming events and festivals happening in town, check for hotel availability and start your day on the Live Oaks Bicycle Route or walk along our beach front.

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

Click the map to explore downtown Ocean Springs!


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 Welcome 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.    



For the latest COVID-19 updates and resources, click on our Ocean Springs Community Strong image. 


Upcoming Events

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

October 30 – Young at Art Student Exhibitor Applications are Due.  www.peterandersonfestival.com for details. 

October 31- Trick or Treat Down the Street has been canceled.  Local businesses will provide candy to kids in costumes while shopping 9-5 p.m. 

November 7 & 8 – 42nd Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon from 9-5 p.m. (both days). Entrance donations are encouraged.  Masks are REQUIRED to attend.Visit our Community Calendar link under the “Festivals & Events” tab for a full listing of  events and activities around town!  

More events to come…




In the News

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Get your commemorative shirt and show your love for the arts!

It is a unique year, but we want to still show our love for the arts.  Visit the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival website and click on the “Festival Info” link, followed by the “Festival Shirt” link to purchase your limited edition shirts.  www.peterandersonfestival.com  

Click the peter anderson festival logo for event details!

This award wining festival presented by Blue Moon is host to some of the most creative works around. Attendees are required to wear face masks and observer social distancing.  Park & Rides will NOT be available this year.  

Become a partner in the community - VOLUNTEER

With more than a dozen annual events and activities throughout the year, we depend on our volunteers to make it all happen.  If you are looking for ways to get involved in our community events and activities, click IMPACT or visit our “Volunteer” tab under “About Us” at the top of the page! We are a non-profit organization that needs YOU!

Blue moon art project silent auction


Go online now and bid to grab yourself a one of a kind blue moon artwork.  All proceeds go directly to the working artists! https://event.gives/bluemoonartproject

Calling for Volunteers for Peter Anderson Fest

We can’t put this event on without the help of our wonderful volunteers.  Sign up for two hour shifts and join in the fun! Click on the volunteer link on the Peter Anderson Festival webpage.


Young at Art

Young artists ages 8-18 are invited to sell their art during the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival. Booths will be set up on the grounds of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art both days, November 7 and 8, from 9am-3pm. Applications available through October 3o. 


Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce business Testimonials

                               Visit our YouTube Page for the complete testimonial series!                                                 Ocean Springs Chamber YouTube 

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