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July 2015

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June 9-August 9

YAYE theatrical circus sensation is a must-see. This show will take your breath away. 

  • Date(s): 06/09/2015 - 08/09/2015
  • Times: Mon.-Thur 7pm; Sat & Sun 3pm & 7pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $12.95

Biloxi Shuckers

Come out and cheer on the Biloxi Shuckers, a major league baseball team at their home field in Downtown Biloxi. Tickets can be purchased online at

July 2015 Home Schedule:

July 1-3      MS Braves (July 3- 6:10pm)
July 15-19  Chattanooga
July 20-21  Mobile Baybears
July 28-31  Jackson Generals

  • Date(s): 07/01/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: Action starts @ 7:10pm
  • Location: MGM Park, 105 Caillavet Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Shuckers
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Admission: Tickets start at $11.00

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus

July 1-5

Experience all the things you know and love and be amazed by things you've never seen before! Witness superhuman stunts so close you can FEEL it! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the globe have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is Engineered for Excitement and Custom Built for Family Fun!  Don't miss this opportunity to get closer than ever to The Greatest Show On Earth.

  • Date(s): 07/01/2015 - 07/05/2015
  • Times: Wednesday - Friday 7pm; Sunday 2pm & 6pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Tickets start at $15

67th Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

July 2-5 

Billed as the largest family friendly fishing rodeo in the world, this successful yearly event includes fun for the entire family. The event features fireworks, fishing, fellowship, vendors, and FUN! Contestants fish the Gulf waters for days, competing for cash and prizes in 30 categories of both saltwater and freshwater fish. In previous years, records for tuna, shark and flounder have been broken at the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. The fishing rodeo attracts an average of 50,000 people every year, and even made the cover of Sports Illustrated! For vendor information call Michael Casano @ (228) 255-0035!

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Event 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2015!

  • Date(s): 07/02/2015 - 07/05/2015
  • Times: Gates open Noon Daily
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport - Barksdale Pavilion
  • Contact: Richie Valdez - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-863-2713
  • Admission: $5 Admission Includes all 4 days, Children 5 and under free

31st Annual Our Lady of the Gulf “Crab Festival”

July 3-5  

The Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival is the premier fest of the MS Gulf Coast and takes place in beautiful Bay St. Louis on the fest grounds of OLG Church!  Incomparable food, live music, 100 Arts & Crafts booths, rides, raffles, Crab Races, and much more!   Food items include boiled crab and shrimp, shrimp and catfish po-boys, gumbo, crab stuffed potatoes and biscuits, burgers, dogs, and so much more - you will not leave hungry!   Find us on Facebook at Crab Fest Olg Church. Potential crafters can find the booth application on our website at

  • Date(s): 07/03/2015 - 07/05/2015
  • Times: Daily 10am-10pm
  • Location: Our Lady of the Gulf Church Grounds, Beach 228 South Beach, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Jo Sharp or Kathleen LeBlanc - Our Lady Gulf Church
  • Phone: 228-467-6509
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Sea Creatures Festival

July 3-5

Come out to this fun and exciting event. The 1st Annual Sea Creatures Festival held at Biloxi Point Cadet Plaza is a family oriented and educational event. There will be plenty exhibits from various organizations, live entertainment, food and drink for the whole family. 

  • Date(s): 07/03/2015 - 07/05/2015
  • Times: 10am-10pm
  • Location: Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi
  • Contact: Frank Gann
  • Phone: 228-369-4961

Katrina +10 A Evening With Haley Barbour

July 8

Katrina +10 will host a series of one-on-one presentations. Key policymakers and stakeholders in the Katrina recovery share their insights into the challenges and successes in responding to the unprecedented natural disaster. Some of the areas and services in south Mississippi that were impacted by Katrina's wrath share their progress and challenges.

Governor Haley Barbour took the lead early on helping Mississippians rebuild and recover from Katrina. He and First Lady Marsha Barbour worked tirelessly and innovatively with local, state and national leadership to tap into many resources of assistance for victims of Hurricane Katrina. Hear his thoughts on the challenges, the successes and the work still in progress.

  • Date(s): 07/08/2015 - 07/08/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: No admission fee; $10 suggested donation

Sunset BLVD

July 9-12

Sunset Boulevard is an Andrew Lloyd Webber classic based on the Academy Award-winning 1950 film of the same title. Broadway South Repertory will take you on an incredible journey back to the beautiful, but decaying mansion of Norma Desmond - a faded star of the silent film era. The story follows a young screenwriter, Joe Gillis, a little down on his luck and looking for his big break. Joe gets engulfed in life with Norma and her plans for a comeback and starts work at once editing her script. Romance and tragedy follow the story of Joe and Norma, along with their friends and acquaintances. With a cast and a set fit to match the enormity of this production, you do not want to miss this portrayal! Come down to the Historic Saenger Theater in Biloxi and let coast favorites like Terese G. Evans, Cliff Thompson, Dean Ballais, Jacqueline Coale, Sean Maurer, and David Delk take you back in time and into the mind of the once loved, but now forgotten Norma Desmond.

  • Date(s): 07/09/2015 - 07/12/2015
  • Times: 8am-2pm (matinee performance on Sunday)
  • Location: The Saenger Theater Biloxi
  • Contact: Broadway South Repertory
  • Phone: 228-297-9975
  • General Admission Adult: $23 (Purchases at the door are cash only.)
  • General Admission Child: $18
  • General Admission Senior: $18 Seniors, Students, Military (id required)

13th Pass Midnight

July 10-18

When powerful millionaire Victor Winslow, producer of a popular T.V. soap opera, invites members of the cast and crew to his mansion for a party, none dares refuse. Winslow informs his guests that he has assembled them to help him develop a new murder mystery game he's invented called "13 Past Midnight." But before the game begins, the host gives the players ample motives to want to kill him - for real! But the game becomes deadly when Victor is discovered stabbed in the neck with a dart, and Pete Griffin, a private investigator hired to act as a consultant, must try to trap the murderer before he or she can strike again.

  • Date(s): 07/10/2015 - 07/18/2015
  • Times: Thur-Sat. 8pm; Wed. 2pm
  • Location: Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Little Theatre
  • Phone: 228-432-8543
  • Admission: $15
  • General Admission Senior: $12 Seniors, Students, Military

Biloxi's Main Street Drive In Movie Night

July 10

Grab the blankets and lawn chairs and bring the whole family. The Lego Movie will be shown at dark. Fun Lego activities featuring giant water slide along with door prizes. The movie will be shown at dark.

  • Date(s): 07/10/2015 - 07/10/2015
  • Times: 6pm
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kay Carter, Biloxi Main Street
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: A can or bag of food for the Humane Society.

Blues At The Beach

July 10

Come out for an evening of music, food, & FUN! Blues at the Beach concert series will kick-off with Fat Man Squeeze. Bring your lawn chairs, sit back, relax, and enjoy the "blues"...Pascagoula style! No need to bring anything but yourself, your chair or blanket. The Beach Park concession stand offers food & drinks available for purchase. Hosted by Emerge Pascagoula!

  • Date(s): 07/10/2015 - 07/10/2015
  • Times: 6pm-8pm
  • Location: Pascagoula Beach Park, Beach Blvd, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Emerge Pascagoula - Landon McCarty
  • Phone: 228-235-1370
  • Admission: Free!


July 10

The Bay St. Louis Little Theatre has scheduled the opening for its final season show "Deathtrap" by Ira Levin. The show holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway."It is a classic thriller...If you like thrillers, do see is vintage." - N.Y. Post. "Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy." - Cue Magazine.

 Auditions: Saturday, May 9 at 11am and Monday, May 11 at 6:30pm.

  • Date(s): 07/10/2015 - 07/19/2015
  • Times: All nights at 8pm & Sunday matinee at 2pm
  • Location: Bay St. Louis Little Theatre, 398 Blaize Avenue, Bay St. Louis
  • Phone: 228-467-9024 or 504-453-4888
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

Katrina Cafe - Working Through The Storm

July 10
Electricity and water were scarce in downtown Biloxi in the days after Hurricane Katrina, but Biloxi Regional Medical Center found a way to continue to provide essential medical care during that critical time, and today has ambitious plans to provide even more enhanced medical services to the residents of Biloxi and the surrounding area - storm or no storm.

  • Date(s): 07/10/2015 - 07/10/2015
  • Times: 12pm-1pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $10 (includes lunch)


July 10

Actor and Comedian Sinbad arrived on the comedy scene with a "hit'em in the face" style of comedy that has kept audiences laughing in the aisles for over the past two decades. He freely admits that he doesn't know any jokes, except for the ones that his dad told him "back in the day." Sinbad's comedy is about stories, and boy does he tell stories! The basis of his humor comes from everyone he meets, everything he's seen, and everything he's done.

  • Date(s): 07/10/2015 - 07/10/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio A, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Tickets start at $35

StereoHype, Joshua Sun

July 10
Kress Live presents Stereohype with Joshua Sun. 

  • Date(s): 07/10/2015 - 07/10/2015
  • Times: 8pm; Doors open at 7pm
  • Location: Kress Live, 814 Howard Avenue, Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Trevor Reid
  • Phone: 228-297-0419
  • Admission: $10-$15

8th Annual Croaker Classic

July 11-12

Wanted DEAD or ALIVE the biggest croaker! Join in on this FUN fishing tournament featuring prize money, bikini contests, food, live music & more.

  • Date(s): 07/11/2015 - 07/12/2015
  • Times: Call for details
  • Location: Dock Bar & Grill, 13247-C Seaway Road, Gulfport
  • Contact: Marty Wilson - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-265-1121
  • Admission: Entry Fee Charged – Spectators Free

Hard Raq Bellydance Revue

July 11

Join us for an enchanted evening of bellydance! Bellydance is one of the oldest forms of dance and has been growing in popularity all over the world in recent years. In the Middle East, the dance is more commonly called, "Raqs Sharqi." It is believed that the dance first came to America in 1893 at the Chicago World's Fair. During that time, the Hollywood film industry sought to capitalize on the peaked interest in this new exotic dance form, and this contributed to the transformation of the dance from a folk dance that was passed on from generation to generation into a performance art. Local dancers, as well as traveling professionals, will be presenting various styles of traditional and fusion styles in this exciting show.

  • Date(s): 07/11/2015 - 07/11/2015
  • Times: 6pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $10

Judas Priest

July 11

Performing live.

  • Date(s): 07/11/2015 - 07/11/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Tickets start at $59.99

Pastries & Painting

July 11

Enjoy this fun class snacking on pastries while painting a work of art. On July 11 we will be creating place mats for your summer home decor. Place mats will feature a summer beach theme and we will create four of them for your dinner table in this class. Participants must pre-register 48 hours in advance by calling or stopping by the Kroc Center.

  • Date(s): 07/11/2015 - 07/11/2015
  • Times: 2pm-4pm
  • Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Contact: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Phone: 228-207-1218
  • Admission: $30
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

Second Saturday Artwalk

July 11

Each month galleries and shops are electric with activity and local restaurants brim with diners. New art shows, live music acts and shop specials attract locals and visitors from across the region. Each month two different Old Town Bay St. Louis merchants are tagged as "Hot Spots."

While historic Old Town traditionally bustles all day during the event with gallery openings, live music, and extended shopping hours, the family-oriented event has become a regional favorite over the past two decades.

  • Date(s): 07/11/2015 - 07/11/2015
  • Times: 4pm -8pm
  • Location: Old Town Bay St. Louis
  • Phone: 228-463-2688
  • Admission: Free

Summer Jam Hoopfest

July 11-12

Come out and enjoy one of the biggest 3 on 3 basketball tournament in the south. The event will include: three point shootout, half court shootout for Car Giveaway, dunk contest, backboard design competition and more. Prizes will be awarded! This event is recreational and competitive with standard division, elite division and wheelchair athletes.  Come and cheer on your team or sign your team up for the competition.

  • Date(s): 07/11/2015 - 07/12/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Marquez Singleton
  • Phone: 228-213-7360
  • Admission: $5 (Spectators)

On-Going Events

Katrina + 10

This daily exhibition is an examination of the catastrophic destruction, immediate relief, sustained recovery, shared experience and progress on the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina striking South Mississippi. Moving multimedia exhibitions tell the story of the Katrina experience from those on the front lines: The Sun Herald, WLOX, and Mississippi Power Company. Two static environments, in the iconic pods will represent the inspirational volunteer effort from individuals and groups from around the world (coordinated by Hands on Mississippi), and the rebuilding of roads and bridges by the Mississippi Department of Transportation. 

  • Date(s): 03/20/2015 - 09/12/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm daily
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: Museum admission

Farmers Markets Throughout The Gulf Coast

Gulf Coast farmers markets regularly offer fresh seasonal produce; old-world handmade artisan breads; meats and sausage; artisan cheeses, butter, and cream-top milk; jams, jellies, and pickles made from local foods; cookies and other baked goods; gumbo, tamales, and other prepared foods; plus plants and handmade milk soaps and lotions. Some feature cooking demonstrations, live music, and more!  NOTE:  Locations & Times may change.

 BAY ST. LOUIS MARKET (Depot Produce & Country Market)
Location: Historic Train Depot Grounds, Bay St. Louis
Open: Year Round - Thursdays 2pm-6pm; Saturdays 9am -2pm

Location: Under the I-110 Bridge overpass on Howard Avenue, Biloxi
Open: (April - September) - Tuesdays & Thursdays
Times: 6am-4pm

Location: 10383 Automall Parkway (in front of Civic Center)
Open: Year Round - Monday-Saturdays
Times: 7am-4pm

Location: Jones Park Pavilion, Highway 90
Open: Wednesdays 9am-1pm
Saturdays 2pm-5pm

Location: 3068 Longfellow Drive, Bay St. Louis
Open: Year Round - Wednesdays
Times: 9am-1pm

Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula
Open: (April-September) Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: 7am-1pm

Location: 125 Jeff Davis Avenue - Downtown Long Beach
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 9am-12pm

Location: L&N Depot, 1000 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 9am-1pm

Location: Victory Parking Lot, 3214 Pascagoula Street, Pascagoula
Open: (April - October) - Wednesdays & Saturdays
Times: 7am-1pm

Location: War Memorial Park, Highway 90, Pass Christian
Open: Year Round - Saturdays
Times: 8am-Noon

Location: Interstate 10 at 8095 Menge Ave, Pass Christian
Open: Fridays
Times: 3pm-7pm

  • Date(s): 04/01/2015 - 12/31/2015

Suited 2 the Extreme Exhibit

June 3-July 11

Sometimes, a fraction of an inch is all that separates you and certain death! Join us and find out why extreme environments require extreme gear. Astronauts, firemen, race car drivers, and even football players need protective gear to work and play safely. Between June 1st and July 11, with this exhibit and live "Wear it Wednesday" presentations, INFINITY explores the gear, the humans that wear it and the extreme conditions from which they're protected.

  • Date(s): 06/03/2015 - 07/11/2015
  • Times: Mon-Sat. 9am - 4pm
  • Location: INFINITY Science Center
  • Contact: Infinity Science Center
  • Phone: 228-533-9025
  • General Admission Adult: $10: Adults (Age 18-54)
  • General Admission Child: $6: Children (4-17), Ages 3 and under FREE
  • General Admission Senior: $8: Senior Adult (55+), Military
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible
    • Children

Mississippi Rollergirls Live

See the Mississippi Rollergirls - Mississippi's first -- women's flat track derby league, in this action packed, safe, & family-friendly sport - live! Come out, cheer on the "girls" in this full contact sport for women, and see why roller derby is the fastest growing sport in America! Don't miss the FUN!  Tickets can be purchased online at
2015 Bout Home Schedule:

June 6 - Big Easy Crescent Wenches
July 25 - Cajun Rollergirls
September 12 - Tallahassee RollerGirls
October 10 - Red Stick Roller Derby

  • Date(s): 06/06/2015 - 10/10/2015
  • Times: Doors open @ 6:30pm; Action starts @ 7pm
  • Location: Duo Dance Event Center, 3100 Ladnier Rd, Gautier
  • Admission: $12
  • General Admission Child: 10 & under FREE

Rhythms of Jazz Exhibit

The new exhibit by renowned artist, author and educator, Ted Rose, is called Rhythms of Jazz for a reason - it is a translation of movement onto canvas. However, it goes beyond painting to music and moves into the realm of relocation in space. Coming from a gymnastics background, Rose sees the movement of paint as a gymnast thinks through a movement from one location to a relocation of the body. Interpreting the movement in space is similar to what happens with the multiple rhythms and linear transformation of a melody in jazz. One rhythm begins, disappears underneath, reappears slightly altered, becoming more intense and complex - not your usual 4/4 time. And the same happens to the melody.

Acrylic on glass is layered so that movement happens inside out, and the final transfer to canvas leaves the earliest placement on top - showing the movement in retrospect. It uses space memory like a musician uses tonal memory or a gymnast traces his movement through space. Space becomes the active component and rhythm is key.

His opening talk will explore this philosophy and method through demonstration and dialogue with a jazz musician. 

  • Date(s): 06/18/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: Reception: June 30, 5:30 - 7:30 pm; Opening Talk and Dialogue: 6:15 pm.
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Albert Duckett Gallery, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: Free

Live Entertainment @ Golden Nugget's Rush Lounge

Enjoy live entertainment every Friday and Saturday.

July 1      9p-1a Brandon Green
July 2      9p-1a 3-H-G
July 3-4   9p-1a 3-H-G
              10p-2a DJ Troy
July 8      9p-1a Jesse Duncan
July 9      9p-1a Red Room Arrangement
July 10-11  9p-1a Red Room Arrangement
                 10p-2a DJ Hurricane
July 15      9p-1a Tropic Flyer
July 16      9p-1a Rumor Has It
July 17-18 9p-1a Glenn Parker Band
                 10p-2a DJ Troy
July 22       9p-1a Mike Halat
July 23       9p-1a Troy Marks
July 24-25  9p-1a Roulette Ramblers
                  10p-2a DJ Troy
July 29        9p-1a Brandon Green
July 30        9p-1a Troy Marks
July 31        9p-1a Tricky Dickies
                   10p-2a DJ Hurricane

  • Date(s): 07/03/2015 - 07/31/2015
  • Times: 9pm-1am
  • Location: Golden Nugget Biloxi, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 800-777-7568
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Live Entertainment @ Golden Nugget's H2O Pool + Bar

Enjoy live entertainment every Saturday and Sunday.

July 4 DJ Hurricane (2P-8P @HYDRATE) and Rockin' Dopsie & the Zydeco Twisters
July 5 DJ Hurricane
July 11-12 DJ Hurricane
July 18-19 DJ SpiSee
July 25-26 DJ Hurricane

  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/26/2015
  • Times: 1pm-5pm
  • Location: Golden Nugget Biloxi, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 800-777-7568
  • Admission: Spectators Free