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23rd Annual Ocean Springs Artwalk

August 30

Watch artists in action, shop for local art, eat and drink at local restaurants and mingle among the small, local boutique shops and galleries. Art Walk features a mixture of potters, painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, and more. Bring the family, shop til you drop, while having fun.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 10am–4pm
  • Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-447-4249
  • Admission: Spectators Free

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Brennan Roybal Band

August 10, 17 & 31

Performing Live! The Brennan Roybal Band will make you dance all night long!

  • Date(s): 08/10/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resport Spa, Chill, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

11th Annual ATV Mudfest

August 29-31

3 days of fun and excitement. Live DJs, The LACS live in concert, bounty hole, top truck challenge, food, $1,000 bikini contest and more, only at Muddy Joe's Off Road and RV Park. 

  • Date(s): 08/29/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Noon - 8pm
  • Location: Muddy Joe's Off Road and RV Park, 1260 Rd. 326, Kiln
  • Phone: 228-255-7600

High Country

August 29-30

High Country performs Country, Classic Rock, Blues, and many other types of music. They are well known all along the Gulf Coast for their entertaining shows.

4 Time Winner of the Covey Award for the Coast best local band.

  • Date(s): 08/29/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 8pm - midnight
  • Location: Boomtown Casino, BT Stage, Biloxi
  • Contact: Chris Foret, Ad & Production Manager
  • Phone: 228-436-7597

Premium Outlets Labor Day Weekend Sale

Don't miss the Labor Day Weekend Sale at Gulfport Premium Outlets®. Enjoy additional savings from your favorite designer and name brand stores featuring American Eagle Outfitters, The Body Shop, J.Crew, Skechers, Torrid and many more. Visit the Sales & Events page for a sampling of in-store promotions.

Extended Sale Hours
Fri, Aug 29: 9am-9pm
Sat, Aug 30: 9am-9pm
Sun, Aug 31: 10am-7pm
Mon, Sept 1: 9am-9pm

New Stores Coming Soon: Oakley Vault Aug 28 (est)

New Stores Now Open: The Body Shop, Michael Kors, The Uniform Destination

  • Date(s): 08/29/2014 - 09/01/2014
  • Times: 9am - 9pm
  • Location: Gulfport Premium Outlets, 10000 Factory Shops Blvd, Gulfport
  • Contact: Gulfport Premium Outlets
  • Phone: 228-867-6101

Red Room Arrangement

August 29-30

Red Room aRRangement is a high energy Pop Cover Variety band based out of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. RRA performs popular hit songs from today and yesterday but always with a fresh approach that is only in Red Room aRRangement style. RRA has something for everybody and covers the best of Dance, Classic & Modern Rock, and even Hip Hop. The band consists of five very talented and experienced musicians. It's always a great time at an RRA show and it's unique style will keep you coming back for more.

  • Date(s): 08/29/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort Spa, Chill Ultra Lounge
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

5th Annual Bay St. Louis Masonic Lodge Classic Car & Bike Show

August 30

Calling all car & bike lovers - this is the place for YOU! Over 100 classic vehicles & bikes of all types. 50/50, dash plaques, trophies, raffles, food, music, and fellowship. Proceeds benefit Shriners Hospital For Kids! Come help a worthy cause, enter your "pride & joy" or just come out and view other beauties! Presented by the Bay St. Louis Masonic Lodge. Co-Sponsored by the Misfits Street Krewzers. Preregistration is $20 if received by August 23, $25 day of the show.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 9am-4pm
  • Location: Downtown Main Street, Bay St Louis MS
  • Contact: Randy Shubert
  • Phone: 228-363-2998
  • Admission: Spectators Free. Car entry fee.

7th Annual WOW - Walking On Water Bridge Walk

August 30

This event is centered around the anniversary of Hurricane Katrina as a way to commemorate the resilience of the Mississippi Gulf Coast community. It is designed for participants to donate to local food pantries, exercise while enjoying the gulf breezes and reflect with the beautiful views surrounding them. Come walk and help a worthy cause at the same time.  Bring food donations for local food pantries, enjoy the beautiful view and gulf breezes, all while exercising and helping others.  Hosted by Coast Young Professionals (CYP). 

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 7am-10am
  • Location: Ocean Springs Bridge
  • Contact: Kelsey Blum - CYP Director
  • Phone: 228-604-0014
  • Admission: FUNdraiser - Donations for local food pantries

David Spade

August 30 

Nominated for a 1999 Emmy Award for his role as Dennis Finch, the wisecracking, power-hungry assistant on NBC's "Just Shoot Me," David Spade was previously best known for his five-year stint as a cast member and writer on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Nominated for a Golden Globe in 1999 and 2000 and an American Comedy Award in 1999 for his work on "Just Shoot Me".

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort Spa, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Tickets start at $45

Gulfport Little Theatre Auditions - Oliver the Musical

August 30-31

Gulfport Little Theatre announces auditions for its next musical production, Oliver! the Musical. This well known musical adaptation of the Dickens novel follows Oliver Twist, a young workhouse orphan, who is befriended by an older boy, Jack Dawkins, better known as the ‘Artful Dodger', and gets caught up with an unruly gang of pickpockets led and educated in the art by the old criminal Fagin. Memorable musical numbers include; "Food Glorious Food", "Consider Yourself", "Where is Love", "Pick a Pocket or Two", "Oom-Pah-Pah" and "I'd Do Anything". The show will be directed by Cal Walters, with music direction by Bonnie Hoeg. 

A large cast is needed for this production, scheduled to run in mid-November at GLT with school shows at the Saenger in Biloxi. This is an open audition for ages 6 to 22 with numerous roles for both males and females. All auditioning should come with a prepared song on CD (no vocals) or sheet music (an accompanist will be provided). A cappella auditions are strongly discouraged. All auditioning should be prepared to read from the script. Wear comfortable shoes and clothing as there will be a movement audition. Technical Positions are also available.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Saturday 10am-2pm; Sunday 1pm-4pm
  • Location: Gulfport Little Theatre, 2600 13th Avenue, Gulfport
  • Contact: Gulfport Little Theatre
  • Phone: 228-864-7983

Katrina Regatta

August 30

Whether you race, cruise, practice or just come to party, come out to experience this beautiful and breathtaking sailing event! Participating boats will set sail at 10am.  Smaller boat are welcome. Don't be left out.  Organized by Ocean Springs Sailing Squadron and The Ocean Springs Yacht Club!  *OSSS - a non-profit 501c (3) charity promoting competition and education in sailing. 

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 10am
  • Location: Ocean Springs Yacht Club, 100 Beach Blvd, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: OSYC Manager
  • Phone: 228-875-1915
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Magnolia Chamber Orchestra Concert

August 30

The Magnolia Chamber Orchestra together with artistic director, Tomás Fajardo, will be presenting their fall concert at Christ Church. "All Vivaldi" Sonatas, concertos and Sinfonias by Vivaldi.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 7:30 pm
  • Location: Christ Episcopal Church, Bay St. Louis
  • Admission: Free (Donations accepted)

Mannie Fresh

August 30

Mannie Fresh is known to fans and throughout the music industry as an amazing producer, artist, and entertainer, but he started out as one of the best DJs in New Orleans and he is now returning to his musical roots. The multiplatinum, Grammy-nominated producer responsible for creating hits (for UGK, Trina, Gucci Man, The Notorious B.I.G. and, of course, Cash Money) is now back to spinning full time, moving the crowd and DJing in clubs across the country. In between his DJing duties he is still making it happen in studios with Kanye, Bun B. Drake and the iconic Dr. Dre.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: Kress Live, 814 Howard Avenue, Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Fred Salinas
  • Phone: 228-249-3060
  • Admission: $20 - $50

Papa Mali

August 30 

Performing live. Papa Mali is a New Orleans based, American singer-songwriter, guitarist and producer.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Shed Barbeque & Blue's Joint, 7501 Highway 57, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: The Shed BBQ
  • Phone: 228-875-9590
  • Admission: No Cover. Get Fed!

On-Going Events

June Ward: Passages and Possibilities

Gulfport, Mississippi artist June Ward is inspired by beauty and color. After studying drawing and art history at the University of St. Thomas in Houston, Texas, she continued with other learning venues and private instruction, exploring forms of creative expression. In 2009, Ward was juried into membership of Oil Painters of America and is a member of Women Painters of the Southeast. She serves as a Regional Director for The National Museum for Women in the Arts in Washington, DC. Passages and Possibilities follows Ward's passages through life as she searched for her artistic voice, open to all possibilities. Her art follows the cycle of the seasons in still life, landscape and figurative works. Flowers in her still life paintings show the natural progression of time with blooms at their peak, fading flowers and seeds signifying the repeating cycle. Her landscapes, which often include figurative elements, speak of the passage of time in different geographical locations. The overriding theme throughout all these categories is the emphasis of light, in an intimate setting accented with Ward's hand painted furniture.

  • Date(s): 06/16/2014 - 12/06/2014
  • Location: IP Casino Resort Spa Exhibitions Gallery
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547

Micheal Mabry: Revelations & Revelry

Micheal Mabry is originally from Clarksdale in the Mississippi Delta region, an agricultural center that is one of the richest cotton-growing areas in the United States. Clarksdale has been significant in the history of the blues, which has become a theme in many of Mabry's works. Growing up in the country provided Mabry with innumerable subjects to paint. Many of his works depict people of his community engaged in playing music, dancing, playing games, and basically enjoying life together in front of the backdrop of a blues joint or café. His use of bright colors, often using primary colors as the focal point in his juke joint scenes, conveys fun and community spirit. Mabry's wildlife imagery, on the other hand, conveys a sense of realism, showing the versatility of the artist. The focal point of the exhibition is Eye of the Last Days, a large book (33" x 23") that took Mabry over eight years to complete. The cover, which contains an eye that opens and closes, is made of several types of tree bark collected by the artist. Different pages of the 75-page book will be revealed each day.

  • Date(s): 06/16/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Location: Beau Rivage Resort & Casino Gallery
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547

No Two Alike: Ceramics Invitational

No Two Alike features innovative and challenging ceramic art that represents the creative and ever-changing pottery traditions of the Gulf South region. The artists are characterized by a variety of styles and inspirations, fresh perspectives, as well as unique firing and glazing techniques. Their individuality and intuitiveness include the design of classic, altered or organic ceramic forms. No Two Alike includes works by five artists representing Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana: Jeremy Jernegan, New Orleans, Louisiana; Bertice McPherson, Mobile, Alabama; Brian Nettles, Pass Christian, Mississippi; Kevin O'Keefe, Gulfport, Mississippi; and Charles Smith, Mobile, Alabama.


  • Date(s): 06/16/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Location: Mississippi Sound Welcome Center
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547

OOMA Magnolias Chamber Orchestra Promenade Summer Series

A series of summer concerts presented by the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art. The Orchestra will be performing in different forms, ranging from about fifteen members to solo performances. Tickets include reception and gallery tours. Visit new exhibitions at 2:00 pm. Music begins at 2:30 pm each Sunday.

June 22
July 27
August 31

  • Date(s): 06/22/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: 2pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Carol Messer
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $30 each or 3 concerts for $75

Detox @ Hardrock


The ultimate pool party that will rock your world with LIVE entertainment, fun games and signature drinks!

July 27: Phunky Monkey
August 3: August Rush
August 10: Crashing Broadway
August 17: Spank the Monkey
August 24: Perkins Road
August 31: Big Richard

Hotel guests, Hall of Fame players and invited guests will receive free admission.

  • Date(s): 07/27/2014 - 08/31/2014
  • Times: Fun starts @ 2pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi - Pool Side
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: $40 cover charge. Must Be 21 or Older

Live Entertainment - Sunset Bar

Come enjoy this sleek & sexy new venue with an indoor bar and lounge area with easy access to our poplar outdoor deck. Sunset Bar has an open feel, complemented by its magnificent view of the Gulf.

Performing live.

Aug. 1 Lisa Lee Albritton
Aug. 2 Double E Trio
Aug. 8 Sara Buras
Aug. 9 Rochelle Harper
Aug. 15 Mirror Image
Aug. 16 Gary "Redd" Necaise
Aug. 22 Todd O'Neill
Aug. 23 Hank Berumen
Aug. 29 Scott Hinson Trio
Aug. 30 Double E Trio

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 9pm-1am
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach, Gulfport
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: Spectators Free - Must Be 21 or Older

Live Entertainment - View Showroom

Come and enjoy these dynmaic artists live in the Island View Showroom.  

Performing live.

Aug. 1 Starz
Aug. 8 Tomplay
Aug. 9 Platinum Café
Aug. 22 West Side Story
Aug. 29 David St. Romain
Aug. 30 Starz

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 9pm-1am
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach, Gulfport
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: Spectators Free - Must Be 21 or Older

The Record Company - Live Entertainment

Performing Live!

August 1-2  Brandon Green
August 15-16: Corey Landry
August 29-30: KB Unplugged

  • Date(s): 08/01/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 5pm 'till
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, The Record Company, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Free Must be 21 or older

Hard Rock Center Bar Live Entertainment

Located in the center of Hard Rock Biloxi, Center Bar is a place to see and be seen. You never know who you will run into.

Performing live!

August 5-7  Brandon Green
August 8-9: Contraflow
August 15-16: Spank the Monkey
August 22-23: Sharp Nine
August 29-30: Big Richard

  • Date(s): 08/05/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: Sunday-Thursday 8pm–12am, Friday & Saturday 9pm–1am
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Oil Painting with Frank Janca

August 5 - September 18

Learn the basic fundamentals or explore advanced techniques of oil painting with renowned artist Frank Janca. All experience levels are welcome. The class will focus on painting subjects from still life, floral composition, and possibly portraits. ( A model fee would apply) Please bring your own ideas to class as well. A materials list will be supplied when you register. Come to learn... and leave with an inspiration to paint. (Tuesday or Thursday sessions available)

  • Date(s): 08/05/2014 - 09/16/2014
  • Times: Tuesdays 9:30am - 12pm; Thursdays 6:30pm - 9pm
  • Location: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum, Creel House Studio, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr O'Keefe Museum
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $211.50 members, $235 for non-members (ages 16 & up)

Friday Night Dance

August 15, 22, 29; September 5, 12

There's a party every Friday, a Dance Party!  Everyone welcome, both new and experienced dancers to the dance floor!  Live dance music to dance the night away!  Come out and get your "groove" on!  Hosted by Amour Danzer!

  • Date(s): 08/15/2014 - 09/12/2014
  • Times: 8pm-10pm
  • Location: Amour Danzar, 9355 County Farm Road, Gulfport
  • Contact: Barbara Watts - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-324-3730
  • Admission: $10 Admission and casual dress

Open Ceramics Studio at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

We offer open studio time for those with experience in ceramics on a monthly basis. The monthly fee gives the potter 25 lbs. of clay, access to wheels, slab roller, extruder, glazes, and firings. Each person gets their own shelf for work and a locker for personal tools. Additional clay, glaze and firing costs will be charged for heavy production. Students MUST purchase clay from the studio. Please visit our website for more information.

  • Date(s): 08/19/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: 10pm - 5pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Stacey Johnson
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $125 for non-members/$112.50 for museum members