Special Events

The City of Ocean Springs Parks and Recreation Department strives at providing quality events throughout the year. Families are the focus of our special events, and all events are free to participate in. Please join us for any or all of our events. We hope to see you there!

Dates and times are subject to change.

Easter Egg Hunt

This event is scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2020.

One of the most exciting annual events for Ocean Springs is the Easter Egg Hunt. With over six-thousand eggs, exciting prizes, great music, and fun activities, it’s the ultimate family event, and it's held annually at The Little Children’s Park on Washington Ave from 9 am-12 pm. Carnival games line the park, and families can get their picture taken with the Easter Bunny. Egg Hunts are categorized in the following age groups: 1-2 year-olds, 3-5 year-olds, 6-8 year-olds, and 9-10 year-olds. Hunts run every 30 minutes beginning at 9:00 am. Please call Parks & Recreation at 228-875-8665 for more information.

Fourth of July Fireworks Show

This is event is scheduled for July 3, 2020 at 8:45pm.

The City of Ocean Springs offers a beautiful fireworks display. It’s a great opportunity for the family to celebrate the Fourth of July. Fireworks are displayed for everyone to see off of Front Beach. Join us, and bring your blanket or chair to enjoy the show beachside or at Fort Maurepas Park. Specific dates and time will be announced. Check back with us for more information.

Halloween Festival

This event is scheduled for Saturday, October 24, 2020.

It's a Spooktacular Extravaganza! We have games, prizes, contests, and all the stuff that makes the fall season fun. This annual event is held at Fort Maurepas on Front Beach. This event is for ages 0-12 and includes carnival games, costume contests, and pumpkin decorating. Bring the family, and come join us for this FREE event. For more information please contact Parks & Recreation at 228.875.8665.


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
Delivery Address: 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564