Spring Arts Festival – Road Closure Information

Spring Arts Festival Road Closure Information

The Spring Arts Festival will take place next weekend in downtown Ocean Springs on Saturday, March 27, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 28, 2021, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Certain streets will be closed to thru traffic from 4:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 27, through 7:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28. Police are scheduled to lift barricades at 4:30 p.m. Sunday to allow vendors to exit the festival area. The roads within the footprint of the festival will remain closed to thru traffic until approximately 7:00 p.m. on Sunday evening. As always, it is at police discretion whether to add, remove, or relocate barricades.

The following roads will be closed:

-Washington Avenue (from the railroad tracks to Porter Avenue)

-Government Street (from Washington Avenue to Bellande Avenue)

Robinson Street (from Cash Alley to Church Street)


SPECIAL DIRECTIONS: The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has closed the Fort Bayou Bridge (on Washington Avenue at exit 50) for maintenance and repairs. This closure began on March 14, 2021 and is expected to last up to 45 days. Please use detour routes of I-110 to Highway 90 to downtown Ocean Springs, or Highway 57 to Highway 90 to downtown Ocean Springs. Graphic with detour routes below:

Fort Bayou Bridge Closure Picture


Vehicles parked within the festival footprint will be towed starting at 3:00am March 27, 2021. Parking on private property will not be allowed. “No Parking” violations will be strictly enforced.

For further information about the festival, please contact the Ocean Spring Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau at 228.875.4424.

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