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October 2015

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4th Annual Sun & Sand - MS Film & Music Festival

October 9-17

International film & music festival! Film screenings, music concerts, a film catering trade show, technology demonstrations, panel sessions and more! Sun & Sand's line-up offers concerts and screenings set among exciting indoor and outdoor venues! Festival goers will rock the nights away while enjoying a wide selection of music from local bands to top headliners. Don't miss this exceptional festival! Sponsored by Red Planet Entertainment.

  • Date(s): 10/09/2015 - 10/17/2015
  • Times: Check Website for Complete Details
  • Location: Throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast!
  • Contact: Melanie Crout - Film Festival Coordinator
  • Phone: 504-610-7212
  • Admission: Call for details & tickets

"The Badfellas" Murdery Mystery Dinner

October 15 

You are invited to the birthday party for Little Tony, son of infamous mob boss Big Tony, for the event of the year. Enjoy a terrific three course dinner while watching the funniest thing you see this year! Part of proceeds will go to our Breast Cancer Fundraiser.

  • Date(s): 10/15/2015 - 10/15/2015
  • Times: Social & Cash Bar 6:00pm ~ Dinner 7:00 pm
  • Location: Great Southern Club 15th Floor, 2510 14th Street, Gulfport
  • Contact: Mary Armstrong
  • Phone: 228-865-0200
  • Admission: $60.00

Biloxi Blues

October 15-18

 There is lots of laughter in this coming of age tale about a Jewish boy, Eugene Morris Jerome from the Bronx, who is drafted during WWII and shipped to boot camp in Biloxi, Mississippi. It is the middle play of Neil Simon's semi-autobiographical trilogy, between Brighton Beach Memoirs and Broadway Bound, and Eugene is set on vanquishing his virginity, falling in love and not getting killed in the war. 

Reservations are recommended.
For audiences 14 and over.

  • Date(s): 10/15/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Times: 8pm on Thursday, Friday,Saturday. Sunday 2pm
  • Location: Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Avenue, Gulfport
  • Phone: 228-864-7983
  • General Admission Adult: $15., seniors/military/veteran (w/ID) $12, students (w/ID)

Jeff Ruby

October 15 

Nashville singer/songwriter, Jeff Ruby, returns to the Julep Room to play a free solo acoustic show. Ruby has played hundreds of shows throughout the U.S. and Canada.

  • Date(s): 10/15/2015 - 10/15/2015
  • Times: 9:00 PM
  • Location: The Julep Room, 1217 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs
  • Phone: 615-727-4320
  • Admission: Free

Songs and Stories Radio Show

October 15

The Mary C and The Mississippi Songwriters Alliance present Songs and Stories Radio Show. This radio show is recorded with a live studio audience and will be aired on Clear Channel K99 Radio. Join us the third Thursday every month for original songs and stories like you have never heard before.  

  • Date(s): 10/15/2015 - 10/15/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs,
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: Call for details

The Detectives and The Great Southern Club present"Down the drain"

October 15 

The Detectives and The Great Southern Club present "Down the Drain". A fantastic three course meal and the funniest show you see this year!

  • Date(s): 10/15/2015 - 10/15/2015
  • Times: 7:00
  • Location: Great Southern Club, 2510 14th Street, Gulport
  • Contact: Eric Riggs
  • Phone: 601-291-7444
  • General Admission Adult: $60.00
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

30th Annual Fall Muster

October 16-18

Experience the sights, sounds, and even the smells of the 1861-1865 conflict! There will be cavalry, infantry and cannon demonstrations, and a battle on each day. All branches of service, North and South, civilians, drummer boys and spectators are welcome. Festivities include a Picnic Basket Auction, Ladies Tea & a Saturday Night Dance with entertainment.

Recognized AAA Southern Travel Treasure 2011.

  • Date(s): 10/16/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Times: 9am gates open
  • Location: Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home
  • Phone: 228-388-4400
  • Admission: Admission Charged

American Girl Fashion Show at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

October 16-18

The American Girl Fashion Show®

The American Girl Fashion Show® is a fun, engaging program that combines education, fashion, and goodwill, creating a memorable experience for families. Lynn Meadows Discovery Center is proud to host six fashion show events on the weekend of October 16-18, 2015 at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. The event includes an interactive presentation of historical and contemporary fashions, a sit-down meal, a marketplace to purchase exclusive fashion show souvenirs, a raffle featuring an array of items, and more. Funds raised through the American Girl Fashion Show® will support exhibits and programming for both the museum and our WINGS Performing Arts program.


Friday, October 16

Breakfast for Dinner Opening Night PJ Party 6:00 p.m. $45
Saturday, October 17

Tea Party 10:00 a.m. & 2:00 p.m. $35
Breakfast for Dinner PJ Party 6:00 p.m. $45

Sunday, October 18

Tea Party 12:00 p.m. & 4:00 p.m. $35

*LMDC members will receive 10% discount.he American Girl Fashion Show is a fun-filled event for girls and their families, friends, and favorite dolls! Celebrate the experience of being a girl, whether yesterday or today, through a colorful presentation of historical and contemporary fashions. Enjoy elegant refreshments, enter to win door prizes, and learn how clothing has changed over the years to reflect history, culture, and girls' individual styles. To benefit Lynn Meadows Discovery Center.

Recommended for children 6 & up. 

  • Date(s): 10/16/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Times: Friday 6pm; Saturday 10am, 2pm & 6pm; Sunday 10am & 4pm
  • Location: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center, 246 Dolan Avenue, Gulfport
  • Contact: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
  • Phone: 228-897-6039
  • Admission: Call or visit website for pricing

Angels in America Part Two: Perestroika!

October 16-24 

Religion, politics, sex and death combine in this Pulitzer prize-winning play about an HIV Patient who begins to hear voices and see visions - but are they hallucinations or are they real? Set during the 1980's in the second Reagan administration, Angels in America is a swirling kaleidoscope of ghosts, dreams, political plots, disasters, and unexpected miracles. Angels in America is a play that asks who the Angels in America really are. Recommended for mature audiences only.

  • Date(s): 10/16/2015 - 10/24/2015
  • Times: 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th @ 8:00pm, October 18th @ 2:00pm
  • Location: Biloxi Little Theatre, 220 Lee Street
  • Phone: 228-432-8543
  • Admission: $15.00 - Military, & Students - $12.00.
  • General Admission Senior: $15.00

Jeff Ruby

October 16 

Nashville rock singer/songwriter returns to the Celtic Irish Pub. His influences are from late 60's and early 90's rock music. Ruby has toured throughout the U.S.A. and Canada performing hundreds of shows. He'll be performing as a solo acoustic act.

  • Date(s): 10/16/2015 - 10/16/2015
  • Times: 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: Celtic Irish Pub, 4901 Chicot Street, Pascagoula
  • Phone: 228-938-6800
  • Admission: Free

Montgomery Gentry

October 16 

From "Hillbilly Shoes" to "Headlights," Montgomery Gentry has become one of the most identifiable duos in the history of country music-as much for their outlaw-meets-gentleman sensibilities, their yin and yang personalities and their intensely energetic live performances as that balance of voices that gives their brand of country an edge or their version of Southern rock a softer place to fall. This chemistry has been reacting for over 15 years. After nearly a decade and a half, Montgomery Gentry continues to draw door-busting crowds into their concerts and release albums that stay true to the Kentucky country music movement they helped define.

  • Date(s): 10/16/2015 - 10/16/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio A, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-436-3000
  • Admission: Tickets start at $40.00


October 16

Performing live! Styx is an American rock band from Chicago that became famous for its albums from the mid-1970s and early 1980s.


  • Date(s): 10/16/2015 - 10/16/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $45

Toast to the Coast

October 16 

Staged at the van Meerveld estate on Scenic Drive in Pass Christian, Toast to the Coast 2015 will be an elegant Night in the Emerald City featuring more than 30 of the Coast's finest restaurants, live and silent auctions, adult and children's art shows, and dancing the night away to The Bucktown Allstars. $100 per ticket includes an open bar. Raffle tickets will be available online for $100 as well. The winner gets their choice of any live auction item before the auction begins. For the first time ever, Toast to the Coast will be holding an online and mobile auction. The silent auction will open on October 9.

  • Date(s): 10/16/2015 - 10/16/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Home of Mr. and Mrs. Jan van Meerveld, 635 E. Scenic Drive, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Coast Episcopal School
  • Phone: 228-452-9442
  • Admission: $100

25th Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Fest

October 17-18 

Great shopping for unique hand crafted items and delicious Gulf Coast food! Learn about the Gulf Coast in the "hands on" Heritage & Education Area, and kids will have a blast in the FREE Kids area! Enter the famous Mullet Toss Contest - you've definitely gotta see how far you can throw a mullet! There's a Car Show on Saturday. Bring your folding chairs & your dancing shoes - there's 2 entertainment Stages to keep your toes tapping - Fun for All Ages!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2011

  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Times: Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 9am-5pm
  • Location: Downtown Gautier on Dolphin Drive between Lowe's and the Singing River Mall
  • Contact: Susan Parol - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-215-0828
  • Admission: Spectators Free

3rd Annual Historic Griffin Cemetery Tour

October 17

FREE public event but donations are appreciated. Hour-long guided tours with period dressed family members giving their family histories. Tours will start at 9a.m. until noon and from 1p.m. until 3p.m. in groups of 10-15 people with tours starting every 15 minutes. Like us on Facebook: Griffin Cemetery Tour.


  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015
  • Times: 9am-3pm
  • Location: Griffin Cemetery
  • Contact: Dee
  • Phone: 228-218-5239
  • Admission: Free

Fear Fete Horror Con & Film Festival

October 17-18

Fear Fete is the Gulf Coast's ultimate brand of all things horror. This event features a horror film festival, horror convention, panels, classes, parties, zombie pub crawl, and more. Fear Fete also produces several events throughout the year which including special screenings, parties, and more horror themed goodness! If you are looking for the ultimate horror experience, then you have found it!

  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Times: 10am-6pm
  • Location: MS Coast Convention Center (B-Hall), 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Derek Morris,
  • Admission: $25
  • General Admission Child: Free (age 10 and under) with paid adult
  • General Admission Senior: $20

Marcia Ball

October 17 

Marcia Ball is an American blues singer and pianist, born in Orange, Texas who was raised in Vinton, Louisiana. She was described in USA Today as "a sensation, saucy singer and superb pianist... where Texas stomp-rock and Louisiana blues-swamp meet."

  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: 100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, Bay St. Louis
  • Phone: 228-342-5770
  • Admission: $30.

Pascagoula River Audubon Center Family Day

October 17 

Join us as we celebrate the Grand Opening of our new and improved facility. Children and families are invited to experience the beauty and nature of the Pascagoula River. Bring your family and friends too!

  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Pascagoula River Audubon Center, 5407 Arthur St. Moss Point
  • Phone: 228-475-0825

Pastries & Painting

October 17 

This is the perfect class for military families and those who relocate frequently as we will painting a Growth Chart on canvas! All supplies and pastries are provided and class is for ages 16 and up.

  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015
  • Times: 10:00am-12:00pm
  • Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Phone: 228-207-1218
  • Admission: $30.

Pumpkin Patch at Farmer Brown Southern Farm

Not just another Pumpkin Patch this Southern Farm has a real pumpkin patch grown in Mississippi dirt in a pasture with Tractor Hay rides, feeding Farm Animals and Face painting. Annual Pumpkin (Oct 3- Oct 31 ). ADMISSION $10.00 per person over 2 years old, Includes all activities and your pumpkin. This working farm is a popular destination attraction with lots of entertainment, seasonal events, and farm animals. Either get a ready-picked pumpkin or pick your own from the pumpkin patch. Seasonally there may be a variety of other canned goods, hand-picked fruits and vegetables for sale too, pastured sustainable meats and certified NPIP farm eggs. By appointment only please for Farm Tours, GROUP events other than the "Weekend PUMPKIN PATCH hours 9am to 5pm Saturday and Sundays." First come first serve, call before you drive out. No Public Restrooms.

  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/25/2015
  • Times: 9am to 5pm
  • Location: Farmer Browns Southern Farm, 19162 Borzik Road, Saucier
  • Contact: Farmer Aaron Brown
  • Phone: 228-364-2534
  • Admission: $10.
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible
    • Children

Tops in Blue 2015 World Tour

 October 17

This year, TOPS IN BLUE continues its long-standing tradition of “family entertaining family” by showing us what has made TOPS IN BLUE a “must-see” event every year for the last 60 years. You’ll hear the exciting sounds of Taylor Swift, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Megan Trainor and other artists. This year’s show also showcases great country music of artists like Carrie Underwood, Andy Grammer, Randy Howser and the Eli Young Band. Of course, no TOPS IN BLUE show would be complete without the great patriotic music that honors our nation and its heroes. Combine all that with the dazzling lights, beautiful costumes and precision choreography for which TOPS IN BLUE is known worldwide, and you can look forward to a show that’s sure to please everyone.

  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015
  • Times: 7 pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Diana White
  • Phone: 228-376-8158
  • Admission: Free
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

Yalla-ween Bellydance Showcase

October 17

International Bellydance Superstar, Moria Chappell, joins Hard Raq in this student and instructor showcase in which creative fusion of bellydance and various other dance forms will be presented.

Beginning her dance career in Atlanta, GA in 2001, with Awalim Dance Company, Moria moved to San Francisco in 2005 to study with The Suhalia Dance School, and was invited to join The Suhalia Dance Company and Bal Anat, from which she learned the extreme muscle control and isolation fundamental to her current style.

That same year she was invited to join The Bellydance Superstars and thus her world travels began. In 2007, Moria taught 30 workshops in over 8 different countries and, via The Bellydance Superstars, performed in more than 15 countries worldwide.

By 2008, Moria began traveling to Thailand and India to deepen her understanding of yoga, Thai, and Odissi dance. Now, in 2014, Moria has taught and performed in virtually every major city in the world. She teaches in Washington, DC on a regular basis and continues her Odissi dance and spiritual studies by traveling to India annually and by studying with Dr. Ratna Roy.

  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $20

On-Going Events

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.

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: United Methodist Church Parking lot, 208 Pine Street - 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

Southern Promiseland Corn Maze

September 26-October 31  (OPEN FRIDAYS & SATURDAYS ONLY) 

Corn maze, pumpkin patch, hayrides, hay bale maze, sunflowers, animal viewing, picnic area/play area, swings, concession stand and photo opportunities! "Simply A-Mazing!"

Directions:  I-10 exit 20 north 4.5 miles (Kiln-Delisle Rd), right on Fenton Dedeaux Road, 4 miles.

  • Date(s): 09/26/2015 - 10/30/2015
  • Times: Friday 6pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-9pm
  • Location: Southern Promiseland Farm, 1212 Raygan Lane, Kiln
  • Contact: Maurice & Stacey Necaise
  • Phone: 228-255-4866
  • Admission: Admission Charged - Call for tickets