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Set amongst the live oaks of downtown, more than 100 artists, crafters and plant vendors will celebrate spring offering paintings, pottery, jewelry, plants and much more. Live music, artist demonstrations and educational sessions will be provided by regional artists and gardeners.


January 27 – Date Nights – Puzzle Painting Party – Ethotera, LLC, 432 Porter Ave – 6:00 p.m.

January 28 – Mardi Gras Cake Decorating – Sweet Enchantments, 1056 Thorn Ave – 10:00 a.m.

January 28 – A Night in Her Shoes – The Salvation Army Kroc Center – 4:00 p.m.

February 1 – Ribbon Cutting – Marble Slab Creamery/Great American Cookie, 1543 Bienville Blvd – 10:00 a.m.

February 2 – Food, Booze, and Hiccups 4 Part Cooking Class – Sweet Enchantments, 1056 Thorn Ave – 5:30 p.m.

February 3 – Spring Arts Festival Early Application Deadline 2023

February 4 – LAHS Act Prep 2023 – William Carey University Tradition Campus, 19640 Highway 67, Biloxi, MS – 9:00 a.m.

February 4 – Nature Discovery Tours – Fontainebleau Trail – 9:00 a.m.

February 4 – OS Elks Mardi Gras Parade – Downtown Ocean Springs – 1:00 p.m.

February 4 – Krewe Unique Mardi Gras Parade – Downtown Ocean Springs – 1:30 p.m.

February 4 – Ty Herndon – Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government St – 7:00 p.m.

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

Saturdays – Ocean Springs Drum Circle, 6:30 p.m. – Ocean Springs Front Beach

Wednesdays– Ocean Springs Fresh Market, 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. – 401 Porter Ave

Community Calendar Link

For annual event details visit our festivals and events page.

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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.