Frequently Asked Questions
Q. Is Admission Free?
A. Yes! Admission is Free for the events and music on Friday May 13th and the Festival on Saturday May 14th.
Q. What are the general hours of the festival?
A. Access to art vendors, food vendors, and the Kid's Experience begins at 10am and ends at 5pm.
Q. Can I bring my own food or beverages?
A. No. We have gone to a great effort to provide fabulous food vendors and alcoholic beverages for your enjoyment. In addition to those, we also ask that you visit the downtown bars and restaurants to enjoy what Meridian has to offer.
Q. Where is the festival?
A. Downtown Meridian along 22nd Avenue and its side streets.
Q. Where can I stay in Meridian?
A. There are many hotel options in Meridian.
Q. What happens if it rains?
A. This event will be held rain or shine. Performances may be postponed or cancelled if weather conditions are deemed unsafe. Performance times are subject to change.
Q. Is the festival pet friendly?
A. Pets are not allowed.
Q. Are drones allowed?
A. Drones are not allowed in the festival area.
Q. Is there anything fun to do while I'm in Meridian?
A. There are a lot of exciting things to do in Meridian! The MAX will be offering a reduce admission rate and the MSU Riley Center will be giving free tours during the festival. The Mississippi Industrial Heritage Museum will offer reduced rates for self-guided tours on May 13 & 14th. Check out the Visit Meridian Website for more fun things to do.
Q. Is the music portion of the festival a separate ticketed event?
A. The outdoor performances are free.
Q. When and where does the music take place?
A. Multiple stages will offer a variety of music. Dumont Plaza located on 22nd Ave will be the site of the Main Stage.
Q. Is seating provided?
A. Participants are encouraged to bring folding chairs or lawn chairs to the event. Please be advised that there may be people who prefer standing and we ask that all participants be considerate of one another.
MERIDIAN COUNCIL FOR THE ARTS