Entertainment & Activities

2024 Festival Schedule

The 46th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival will be held on November 2 & 3, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in downtown Ocean Springs, Mississippi.
The official guide will be listed inside the October issue of South Mississippi Living and on our website under the Festival Info tab!


This year’s musical entertainment will be spread throughout the festival venue.  Look for the official “music” signs spaced throughout.


The artists of the Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival are proud to showcase their works to hundreds of thousands of spectators. Many of the artists will be creating quite a show at their booths during the festival by demonstrating their works.  Artists can be seen painting, sculpting and even firing up some pottery.


Hands on marine education area lead by the Gulf Coast Research Laboratory of the University of Southern Mississippi. Experience a variety of displays, artifacts, and hands on activities with marine education.

Raising cane’s plinko

Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers will be on hand with activities and more. Try your hand at Plinko and win prizes. Exhibit area will be hosted on the lawn of the Mary C.


Children’s art market for those age eight to 18. Young art entrepreneurs exhibit their one of a kind items for purchase on Saturday from 9 am to 3 pm on the grounds of the Walter Anderson Museum of Art. Shop with our young artists.


Mississippi artists paint their interpretation of Blue Moon for a chance to win $2,000 and to be the symbol for Blue Moon’s marketing surrounding the following year’s festival. During the festival, one lucky winner will be chosen as the “People’s Choice Award” receiving a monetary award, and you have a chance to pick the “People’s Choice Award” winner.


Top Ten Finalists of the Blue Moon Art Project Contest will be on display in front of the Ocean Springs Visitor’s Center. Attendees are invited to view and VOTE for their favorite piece coining one lucky artist with the “People’s Choice Award”.  Both awards of project will be announced at 2 p.m. on Sunday via the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce’s social media.


Music Applications will open May 1, 2024.