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22nd Annual MS Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival

April 17-20 & 24-27

A family of four can afford this festival for less than they would pay for just one admission ticket at other festivals in the region! Great talent, exciting midway rides, unique vendors, games, give-a-ways, and contests for one low daily price.

In addition to fabulous music enjoy thrilling carnival rides, arts & crafts vendors, delicious food, and more. The festival is a two-weekend event with the second weekend highlighted by a Coast Crawfish Cook-off where teams compete for trophies and cash.

If you love great music, mudbugs (crawfish), thrilling family fun carnival rides, and delicious food this is a festival you won't want to miss. The festival draws crowds from three states and averages 55,000 guests. ALL EVENTS AND CONCERTS HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

Awarded "2007 Southern Travel Treasure" by AAA's magazine, AAA Southern Traveler
Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring Event 2004, 2008, 2009, 2012 & 2013

  • Date(s): 04/17/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Times: Check website for complete schedule
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Admission Charged – Call for tickets

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Crawfish Boils on Deck @ the Island View

April 3 - 15

Enjoy a platter of freshly boiled crawfish, potatoes & corn at the sound of live entertainers Eddie McDaniel and Hank Berumen.  

Peforming live!
Eddie McDaniel - April 3, 10, 24, May 1, 8
Hank Berumen  - April 17 & May 15

  • Date(s): 04/03/2014 - 05/15/2014
  • Times: 5pm - 8pm
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach, Gulfport
  • Admission: Member card $10; Non-member $14

HYPNAUGHTY, featuring Thom Kaz

April 10 & 24

You'll be mesmerized by Kaz' unique blend of hypnotic entertainment. He (and maybe even YOU!) will take center stage and entertain the audience in this high-energy hypnosis comedy show. Named "One of the Best" by USA Today and voted "Best Comedy Hypnosis Show" in Vegas 6 years straight, Kaz blends comedy hypnosis with dancers, lasers, drums and more during his unique and hysterical comedy show. And since the audience members change, so will each show!

FREE ADMISSION! Simply swipe your Players Club card at any kiosk from noon-8pm to receive a free ticket.

  • Date(s): 04/10/2014 - 04/24/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Margaritaville Event Center, 160 5th St, Biloxi
  • Phone: 855-667-6777
  • Admission: Free

Harvey Jesus & Fire

April 13 & 27

Performing live at Stage Bar. Harvey Jesus and Fire is Louisiana's premier variety band. Located near New Orleans, they have played venues all near the Gulf Coast. Versatility and giving audiences what they want is their key ingredients to success.

  • Date(s): 04/13/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Times: 4pm
  • Location: Silver Slipper Casino, 5000 South Beach Blvd, Bay St. Louis
  • Phone: (866) 754-7737 or (228) 469-2777
  • Admission: Free

BIKE BILOXI DINNER RIDE

April 15

Join Biloxi Main Street, Eco-Geno Bike Shop, Gulf Coast Bicycle Club, Gulf Coast Heritage Trails, Biloxi Bay Chamber & City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation to support Bike Biloxi Dinner Ride Downtown Biloxi.

There is no charge for this event, bring your own bike, or rent one, bike lights, and helmets are recommended. The ride will begin at the Eco-Geno Bike Shop. The Bike shop is located in the Biloxi Transit Center at 820 Dr. MLK Jr. Blvd. Dinner will be at the Fillin Station. Everyone is invited. This event will take place every third Tuesday of each month. Ride is Free, dinner is your cost. Click here for more details.

  • Date(s): 04/15/2014 - 04/15/2014
  • Times: Starts @ 6pm
  • Location: Throughout Downtown Biloxi Area!
  • Contact: Kay Miller - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: Free To Ride

Freshwater Pearl Jewerly Workshop

April 16

Learn the correct way to design and fabricate jewelry using freshwater pearls, semi-precious stones and beads, and crystal. Each student will select and purchase materials directly from Cindy, with 10% being contributed to the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art as a fundraiser. Sterling silver or gold filled findings will complete your masterpieces, and each student will leave with a pair of finished earrings, and necklace and a bracelet if time allows. Please remember to bring a lunch or snack.

  • Date(s): 04/16/2014 - 04/16/2014
  • Times: 10am-1pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • General Admission Child: $40.50 non-members/$45 member

Senior Prom/Luncheon - Under the Big Top

April 16      

Who says that kids get to have all the fun? The City of Biloxi is hosting a fun and elegant evening "Under the Big Top" for Biloxi residents 55 years of age and older that lets everyone dress up, dance and feel special.

  • Date(s): 04/16/2014 - 04/16/2014
  • Times: 12noon - 2pm
  • Location: Donal M. Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Biloxi
  • Contact: Amanda Canaan or Angie McBride
  • Phone: 228-388-7170/228-388-1340
  • Admission: Free - RSVP by April 11

10th Anniversary - Down South Burners “April Bash”

April 17-20  

The Down South Burners Motorcycle Club invites you and anyone that loves to ride - if you have two or four wheels...we love to have you!

Thursday April 17th. Founders Night @ Elaine's 1915 31st Ave. Gulfport 8pm - until

Friday April 18th. Meet & Greet -DSB Clubhouse 2960 20th Ave. Gulfport 7pm - until

Saturday April 19th.  Poker Run Starting at 12pm. Crawfish Boil following @ West Side Park. Anniversary Party - Ramada Inn. 9415 Hwy 49 Gulfport 8pm - Until. Reservation code: April Bash.

Sunday April 20th. Farewell BBQ @ DSB Clubhouse 12pm 

for more information contact: Gunz 228-343-4871, Pluck 228-669-5668, or Hurricane 228-209-4775 

 

  • Date(s): 04/17/2014 - 04/20/2014
  • Contact: Shon Jones - Public Relations Officer, Gulfport MS Chapter
  • Phone: 225-221-0886

Bonkerz - Bubba Bradley

April 17

Bubba Bradley as seen on Last Comic Standing with Paulina Combow. Growing up in a nomadic single-parent family, Bubba used comedy as a way of dealing with all the instability. Fame came early to Bubba when he was voted Class Clown in his senior year; a title he holds in high honor even today. Drawing on material from childhood rife with family dysfunction, a very outspoken, out-of-the-closet brother to jobs running the gamut from powder metal factory worker to Yellowstone security guard to small-town Montana bar bouncer, allows Bubba Bradley the opportunity to weave a highly entertaining, universally funny, down-to-earth story-telling style of comedy that you won't soon forget.

  • Date(s): 04/17/2014 - 04/17/2014
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Margaritaville's Event Center, 160 5th St, Biloxi
  • Phone: 855-667-6777
  • Admission: Free

Dave Jones

April 17

Jazz saxophonist,  Dave Jones brings life to any party or occasion.  Jazz livens things up and makes everyone feel good! Dave Jones plays almost every style of jazz: warm Stan Getz style Bossa Novas; American Songbook standards made famous by Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and others; "Gypsy Jazz" hits, such as After You've Gone and Sheik Of Araby; Count Basie and other big band swing and blues tunes like Route 66 and Cute; jazz standards made famous by Miles Davis and others; and Classic New Orleans Jazz favorites such as When The Saints Go Marching In and St. Louis Blues. Whether as a solo sax performer or with groups he leads, Dave adds romance, sophistication and fun. 

  • Date(s): 04/17/2014 - 04/17/2014
  • Times: 5:30pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Bonefish Grill, Edgewater Mall
  • Contact: Dave Jones or Bonefish Grill
  • Phone: 228-234-1610 or 228-388-0009

HOP INTO THE BEAU RIVAGE FOR EASTER!

Enjoy a variety of FUN, FREE and discounted activities. Beau Rivage is giving away photos with the EASTER BUNNY and dinner at The Buffet for kids!

Photos with the Easter Bunny taken on days below between the Arcade and Roasted Bean, and children age 12 and under eat FREE in the Beau Rivage Buffet daily from 3pm-11pm! In addition, Beau Rivage will offer a variety of family discounts in Scoops Ice Cream Shop and the Roasted Bean. 
Bring the family and spring into the holiday - Beau Rivage style!

Thursday, April 17        2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Friday, April 18             2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Saturday, April 19        1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

  • Date(s): 04/17/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: See Schedule Above!
  • Location: Beau Rivage Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi - Scoops
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111

Long Beach Live

LONG BEACH LIVE is a monthly open-air concert series running spring through fall, 2014, and will feature a variety of local and regional musicians. It is presented by Island View Casino Resort in Gulfport, MS.

April 17 -   Rooster Blues are a brother-duo from Tupelo, MS, the birthplace of Elvis, who now reside in Hattiesburg, MS. The two started rocking in 2003 and haven't stopped since! They combine hilltop steppin' blues with the Delta sound that dominated the blues sounds of yesterday. With the incorporation of a modern improv effort and grooves spattered throughout, Rooster Blues have created a sound effort along the lines of a Jimi Hendrix aspiration; they believe the blues should be made personal and reinvented.

May 15   -  David Locklear & Tempura Cool
June 19 -  Brother Mountain
July 17 -    The Eves
Aug. 21 -  Jesse Loya
Sept.18 -   Red Room Arrangement
Oct. 16 -    Afterlife Parade

  • Date(s): 04/17/2014 - 10/16/2014
  • Times: 6:30pm to 9pm
  • Location: Harper McCaughan Town Green, 301 Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach
  • Contact: Fred Walker - Event Chair
  • Phone: 228-863-8535 / 228-380-8535
  • Admission: Free

Spraberry-Schankin Memorial Speckled Trout World Championship

April 17-19

Break the State Record for speckled trout and win a 2014 Ford F150.  Prizes awarded in Speckled Trout, Cobia, Flounder and Red Fish. All Proceeds help support the "Dr. Chris Spraberry Endowment Fund" at University Medical Center and "The Raymond Schankin Golden Eagle Scholarship Fund" at USM.

Mandatory Captain's Meeting Thursday, April 17 at 7pm.

  • Date(s): 04/17/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: Weigh-in Friday & Saturday 4pm-6pm
  • Location: The Dock Bar & Grill, 13247-C Seaway Rd, Gulfport
  • Phone: 228-380-9929, 228-596-1927, 228-596-5850
  • Admission: $75 angler entry fee

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes

April 17

Join us for a morning of fun as our heroic "Real Men Of The Gulf Coast" brave a ONE MILE WALK IN HIGH HEELS in support of ending violence against women and in celebration of Sexual Assault Awareness Month 2014! Men, women, and children are all welcome to participate. Registration and participation is completely FREE! Bring your own heels or use ours. Complimentary heels provided for the day by Gulf Coast Women's Center For Nonviolence. Register at www.gcwcfn.org/wam.

  • Date(s): 04/17/2014 - 04/17/2014
  • Times: 9am (Registration 7:30am)
  • Location: Biloxi Lighthouse Pier (on the beach)
  • Contact: Stephanie Piper - Event Contact
  • Phone: 228-435-0074
  • Admission: Fundraiser - Donations - Pledges

Al "Lil Fats" Jackson

April 18-19

Performing live at Stage Bar. Al "Lil' Fats" Jackson, an incredible musical tribute to the legendary Fats Domino!

  • Date(s): 04/18/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Silver Slipper Casino, 5000 South Beach Blvd, Bay St. Louis
  • Phone: (866) 754-7737 or (228) 469-2777
  • Admission: Free

Cole Swindell

April 18

American country music songwriter and recording artist, who is known for his 2013 breakout hit "Chillin' It" performs live at the 2014 Crawfish Music Festival.

  • Date(s): 04/18/2014 - 04/18/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum and Convention, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (800) 745-3000
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

Gary Allan

April 18

This American country artist performs live! 

  • Date(s): 04/18/2014 - 04/18/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, Hard Rock Live, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Tickets start at $49.99

George Wallace

April 18

Wallace dreamed of being a comedian from the age of six. After graduating college and briefly working in advertising, he performed comedic acts onstage and worked as writer for "The Red Foxx Show." His reputation as a comedian grew when he appeared and won on the competitive television show "The Big Laff Off." His prize included engagements at comedy clubs across the U.S. where he began to make his mark on the comedy circuit. Wallace is most recognized for his "Yo Mama" and "I Be Thinkin" jokes, which encourages audience participation and he extends that personal touch to include greeting guests as they exit each one of his shows.

Deriving comedic routines from everyday life have helped Wallace secure a long list of television credits including, HBO's "One Night Stand," "Seinfeld," "The Fresh Prince of Belair," "The Parkers," and "Hollywood Squares." On the big screen, Wallace has appeared in numerous films including, "Little Nicky," "A Rage in Harlem," "Punchline Hot to Trot," "Things Are Tough All Over," "Batman Forever," and "Meet Wally Sparks."

  • Date(s): 04/18/2014 - 04/18/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio A, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Tickets start at $25, plus taxes and convenience fees - guests must be 21 or older

Goo Goo Dolls

April 18

The Goo Goo Dolls are an American rock band formed in 1986 in Buffalo, New York, by guitarist and vocalist John Rzeznik, bassist and vocalist Robby Takac and drummer George Tutuska. Mike Malinin was the band's drummer from 1994 until December 2013. Although renowned for their commercially successful 1998 single "Iris", they have had several other notable and popular singles including "Name" from 1995's A Boy Named Goo, "Broadway", "Black Balloon" and "Slide" from 1998's Dizzy Up The Girl, an album which produced five successful singles, and "Here Is Gone", "Sympathy" and "Big Machine" from 2002's Gutterflower. The Goo Goo Dolls have had 14 top ten singles on various charts, and have sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.

  • Date(s): 04/18/2014 - 04/18/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $39.95

The Color Dash 5K

April 18-19

Get out with the whole family while supporting a great cause. The Color Dash, "The World's Brightest 5K" is coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast to raise much needed funds for the Humane Society of South Mississippi's lifesaving programs. On Saturday, April 19 HSSM is aiming to bring 2,000 Color Dashers to the Villages at Tradition to run, walk, crawl or boogie their way through the fun-filled five kilometer course while being splashed in five vibrant colors.

The Color Dash 5K is an un-timed color run experience unlike any other. Appropriate for any age or fitness level, the Color Dash is more of an experience than a race and is open to participants ages 2-102. Gulfport's Color Dash will benefit the 10,000 homeless pets that call the Humane Society of South Mississippi (HSSM) home each year.

Registration can be completed online at www.TheColorDash5K.com and fees vary based on registration type-registrants can sign up as individuals or form a team or family group to receive a lower rate. Registration includes entry to the Packet Pick Up Party, pre-race Zumba warm-up, Color Dash race entry, Color Dash t-shirt, race number, Color Dash press-on tattoo, and your very own packet of Color Dash color.

The fun starts Friday, during the Packet Pick-up Party at the Dock Bar & Grill, 13247 Seaway Road, where late comers can register and pre-registrants can pick up their race packets. The Packet Pick Up Party will feature music, fun and games for the family, backyard BBQ-style food specials and Color Dash inspired cocktail specials. Registrants can drop in to pick up their packets or stay and play.

On race day, April 19, same-day packet pick up and registration will begin at 8:30am at the Villages at Tradition. A Zumba dance warm up will kick things off at 9am and the Color Dash will begin at 10:30am. After the race there will still be plenty to do, with food, fun, and color throws where every runner will simultaneously release their color packet into the air in a burst of unbelievable color.

  • Date(s): 04/18/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: Fri. 5pm-7pm; Sat. 8:30am
  • Location: Villages at Tradition, 12500 Village Ave. E, Biloxi 39252
  • Contact: Krystyna Schmitt
  • Phone: 228-822-3803 / 228-822-3806

6th Annual Civitan Special Needs Egg Hunt - D'Iberville

April 19

All youth with developmental disabilities from Down syndrome to Autism to even those young ones using wheelchairs are welcome to participate. Parents/legal guardians or an adult 18 and older are required for youth under 18 years of age. Join the North Bay Civitan Club of D'Iberville-St. Martin for this Easter egg hunt at the town green featuring games, prizes, face painting, and a free lunch for participants with developmental disabilities. Take a photo with the Civi-Bunny, too! Email northbaycivitan@gmail.com for more information or visit www.facebook.com/northbaycivitan

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 10:00 am-12:30 pm; Egg hunts at 11:30
  • Location: D'Iberville Town Green & Building, Central Avenue
  • Contact: Keith Wilson, President
  • Phone: 228-219-2238
  • Admission: Free

6th ANNUAL SOUTHERN MISS JAZZ AND BLUES FESTIVAL

April 19

Join us for a day of fun filled with live entertainment featuring Jazz, Blues, Funky Blues-Rock Style music, arts & crafts, food vendors, & prize-winning games for children!  Sponsored by the Southern Miss Gulf Coast Student Government Association!

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 10am-6pm
  • Location: University Southern Mississippi - Gulf Park Campus, 730 East Beach Blvd, Long Beach
  • Contact: Charmaine Williams or Jack Covarrubias
  • Phone: 228-214-3260
  • Admission: Free – Donations Accepted!

Amanda Shaw

April 19

Performing live at the 2014 Crawfish Music Festival. When Amanda Shaw takes the stage, the petite fiddler commands the attention of the audience with a poignant and rhythmic sound that only a Louisiana prodigy could deliver. At the transitional age of 19, Amanda Shaw is a powerful performer, composer, and arranger who has been touring nationally and internationally since she was eight years old. She has recorded three critically-acclaimed albums, won a Big Easy Award for Best Female Entertainer and has even had two feature roles in Disney movies. The New Orleans native is a pioneer of the new breed of young, roots-based musicians who have embraced both the traditional sounds of Louisiana and the pop sounds of the mainstream.

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum and Convention, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (800) 745-3000
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

BAY-WAVELAND EASTER "EGGSTRAVAGANA!"

April 19 (tentative)

Come out for a FUN afternoon with an Easter Egg Hunt and more surprises!  Sponsored by the Bay-Waveland Main Street Association!

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 11am-2pm
  • Location: Bourgeois Playground, Central & Waveland Avenue, Waveland
  • Contact: Bay Waveland Main Street Association
  • Admission: Free!

City of Biloxi Special Needs Egg Hunt

April 19

All youth with developmental disabilities from Down syndrome to Autism to even those young ones using wheelchairs are welcome to participate. Parents/legal guardians or an adult 18 and older are required for youth under 18 years of age. Easter egg hunt at the town green featuring games, prizes, face painting, and a free lunch for participants with developmental disabilities. Take a photo with the Easter Bunny.

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 10am-1pm; Egg hunts at 11am
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green
  • Contact: City of Biloxi
  • Admission: Free

Earth Day at Grand Bay

April 19

The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources/Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve (NERR) is offering a free plant walk in celebration of Earth Day. Fred Nation, a local botanist, freelance writer and photographer from Daphne, Ala., will lead the free NERR adventure: a presentation and plant walk through a pine savanna at the Grand Bay NERR. During the two-hour event, Nation, an engaging lecturer, field guide and author of "Where the Wild Illicium Grows," will give participants insight into the historic plants of Alabama, Mississippi and the central Gulf Coast. He will also point out a variety of blooming wildflowers during the stroll through this coastal habitat.

This activity will require a moderate amount of casual walking through a variety of habitats. Plants that you have a chance of seeing in bloom include pitcher plants (four types), sundews, butterworts, orchids and bladderworts. Be sure to wear old shoes or boots because the ground may be muddy in places. Bring plenty of water, bug spray, sunscreen and wear old shoes or boots and a hat. You may also want to bring binoculars because you never know what birds you might see during this time of year.

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 9am-11am (8:30 registration)
  • Location: Grand Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 6005 Bayou Heron Road, Moss Point
  • Contact: Grand Bay National Reserve
  • Phone: 228-475-7047
  • Admission: Free

Earth Day Community Picnic

April 19 

Come join us for the 2014 Delta Sanitation Earth Day Community Picnic. There will be free food and drinks for those who attend, while supplies last. There will be a giant inflatable Recycling Truck for your jumping pleasure. Recycling themed games can be played to reinforce the importance of preserving our environment. The Fire Department and Police Department will also be on hand with a few friends and surprises of their own.

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 11am-1pm
  • Location: Little Children's Park -(corner of Washington Avenue & Calhoun Street), Ocean Springs
  • Contact: City of Ocean Springs
  • Phone: 228-875-4236
  • Admission: Free

JOHNNY COUNTERFIT - Tribute to Johnny Cash

April 19

JOHNNY COUNTERFIT - SINGING COMEDY IMPRESSIONIST, presents a memorable show featuring voice and singing impressions of some of the most famous singers and actors of all time, packaged in a "clean comedy and music style" with a live band. His impressions are exact and are not an exaggeration for comedic purposes. For comedy, he adds jokes and humor from today and yesterday. Songs Johnny has written and recorded are also part of the show.

To receive one FREE ticket, swipe your Margaritaville Players Club card at any kiosk from noon to 7 p.m. on the day of the show. The show starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m.  Must be 21 or older to attend the concert.

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Margaritaville, 160 5th Street, Biloxi
  • Phone: 1-855-667-6777
  • Admission: Free

Reverie in Egypt

April 19

Unity Festival Inc. and ACC Production presents "Reverie in Egypt" dinner theater.  

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Location: Good Deeds Community Center, 15101 Madison Street, Gulfport
  • Contact: Cassandra Harper-Walton or Tammy Harper Briggs
  • Phone: (228) 863-0307 or (228) 861-0161
  • Admission: $25

The Salvation Army Easter Egg Hunt

April 19

The Salvation Army Easter Egg Hunt is fun for the whole family! Children up to 11 years old will search for easter eggs on the field of Yankie Stadium in an effort to fill their baskets with the most eggs filled with goodies. Prizes will be awarded after the hunt for different age groups. Children under 5 may hunt with an adult family member. Children ages 6 - 11 will hunt by themselves. Easter baskets will be provided for the Easter Egg Hunt, or feel free to bring your own.

  • Date(s): 04/19/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • Times: 10am
  • Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Contact: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Phone: 228-207-1218
  • Admission: Free

On-Going Events

EXHIBITS @ WAMA!

Thru-April 30

New Solar Myths: Painting and Drawings by Brent Funderburk
This exhibit will feature a collection of large pieces, some watercolor and some mixed media (watercolor, papier collé and acrylic). In addition there will be several small charcoal sketches.

Brent Funderburk is Professor of Art at Mississippi State University, College of Architecture, Art & Design. He is a renowned watercolorist and expert on Walter Anderson's Art. Funderburk has been awarded the John Grisham Faculty Excellence Award and the Burlington Northern Excellence in Teaching Award at MSU. He has conducted workshops in art, writing, and creativity across the US. The artist was born in Charlotte, studied at East Carolina University (BFA- MFA), and has taught for 33 years in Nebraska and Mississippi. He has given many talks at museums and universities, has shown his art in over 31 shows, and was the Official Artist of the 2010 USA International Ballet Competition.


For more information on Brent and his work, please visit his website: www.brentfunderburk.com

A Reception for the exhibit will be held at the Museum on Thursday March 13th, 6pm-8pm. Brent Funderburk will be in attendance to speak about his work, "Finding the Symbol that Explains Everything: Walter Anderson and Me."

March 14-30 WAMA Scholarship Student Art Exhibit featuring artwork from local high school seniors.

April 10 6pm - 8pm Walter Anderson: A World Vision of Art, Nature, and Man. Light refreshments to be served.

  • Date(s): 01/16/2014 - 04/30/2014
  • Times: Monday-Saturday 9:30am–4:30pm; Sunday 12:30pm–4:30pm
  • Location: Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Walter Anderson Museum of Art
  • Phone: 228-872-3164
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Carl Joe Williams: Shades of Perception

New Orleans artist Carl Joe Williams is driven by the search for universality. The rhythmic patterns in his paintings are inspired by the geometric forms found in nature. Williams describes his works as “symphonies of colors” that present a powerful visual experience. His interpretations are enhanced by his vision of art and music as extensions of one another. An accomplished musician as well as a visual artist, Williams incorporates his musical compositions into videos and installations. Found objects play an important role in Williams’s works by becoming elements a narrative continuum that addresses societal and historical concerns.

  • Date(s): 03/03/2014 - 05/31/2014
  • Times: 10 am - 5 pm, Tues -Sat
  • Location: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art
  • Contact: Barbara Johnson Ross
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • General Admission Adult: $10.00
  • General Admission Child: $5.00
  • General Admission Senior: $8.00
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

OOMA Free Fridays

Free Fridays for MS Residents and Active & Retired Military with ID. Enjoy what makes the Museum unique: the artists, architecture, history and landscape. See the new exhibitions: Joseph Fortune Meyer: Master Potter • Mentor; Carl Joe Williams: Shades of Perception; and Rod Moorhead: Entropy.

  • Date(s): 03/07/2014 - 05/30/2014
  • Times: 10am -5pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: Free

OOMA Magnolias Chamber Orchestra Cafe Series

A series of classical concerts presented by the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art and sponsored by Finest Grind Coffee in Ocean Springs. The Orchestra will be performing in the welcome center in different forms, ranging from about fifteen members to solo performances. The idea is to blend the intimate atmosphere of a coffee shop with small scale orchestral performance. Finest Grind will be supplying different blends and roasts of coffee on each performance, free of charge.

  • Date(s): 03/08/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 12:30pm - 1:30pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • General Admission Child: Free

Alex North and Peter Jurich Exhibits

March 13 thru April

The Biloxi Visitors Center will host a public reception March 13 for two new exhibits. In the lobby is an exhibit of works by well-known coast photographer and frequent Facebook contributor Alex North. A native of the Gulf Coast, he is an avid outdoorsman, gardener and photographer.  Also a collection of paintings and coast historical building replicas by Biloxi native and folk artist Peter "Petesy" Jurich is on display in the Tommy Munro Gallery. Jurich who grew up in east Biloxi, in an area referred to as "The Point." Through his artistic creations, he tells the story of neighborhood and relives fond memories of life on the Point. The North exhibit is on display through March while the Jurich exhibit will remain through April. The reception is free and refreshments will be served.

  • Date(s): 03/13/2014 - 04/30/2014
  • Times: 5:30pm - 7:30pm Reception (Exhibits 8am-5pm daily)
  • Location: Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Bill Raymond or Biloxi Visitor Center
  • Phone: 228-374-3105
  • Admission: Free

Pass Christian Art Association Exhibits

March 15 - May 17

March 15  2pm-4pm
Janie Koch program, "Funky fish" sculptures. Refreshments served. 

April 6    5pm-7pm
PCAA members are showing their works in the large tent.

April 19    2pm-4pm
Barbara Brown, oil painting demonstration. Refreshments served.

May 3 5pm-7pm
Enjoy PC Art Association exhibit and reception at Thou Art, 116 Davis Avenue.

  • Date(s): 03/15/2014 - 05/17/2014
  • Times: Schedule above
  • Location: Pass Christian Library
  • Contact: Jenny Lou Mintz - Pass Christian Art Association
  • Phone: 228-452-7741
  • Admission: Free

Changing America

March 24 - May 1

The Emancipaton Proclamation 1863 and the March on Washington 1963 Exhibit

Charting the course of civil rights in America, Changing America takes a look at two seminal events in this historic journey: the 1863 Emancipation Proclamation and the 1963 March on Washington. One hundred years separate the Emancipation Proclamation and the March on Washington, yet these two events are profoundly linked. Both events were the results of people demanding justice. Both grew out of decades of bold actions, resistance, organization, and vision. In both Americans can take inspiration from those who marched toward freedom. The University of Southern Mississippi's Gulf Park campus is one of the selected sites to host the six-week exhibit from March 24-May1, 2014. Located in the Gulf Coast Library, the exhibit will feature throughout its run thought-provoking events and discussions. Visit the Changing America page for more information.

Grand Opening: Wednesday, March 26 • 11:45 AM -12:30 PM
Dr. Douglas Bristol, Historian and Associate Professor of History, will discuss his
upcoming book, Integrating the U.S. Military: African Americans, Women, and Gays.

Thursday, March 27 • 5:30 PM
Students, university employees and the general public are invited to a
Poetry reading with the theme surrounding Dr. Martin Luther King's famous
quote: "We may have all come on different ships, but we are all here now.

Saturday, April 5 • 10 AM - 4 PM
An African- American Genealogy workshop will be presented
by Joyce Dixon and Anne Anderson of the Ocean Springs Genealogical Society.

Wednesday, April 9 • 11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Dr. Deanne Nuwer, Historian and Associate Professor of History, will give a lecture on the
role and history of African Americans and Vietnamese workers in Biloxi's seafood industry.

  • Date(s): 03/24/2014 - 05/01/2014
  • Location: USM – Gulf Park Campus, 730 East Beach, Long Beach Library,
  • Contact: Shugana Williams
  • Phone: 228-214-3423
  • Admission: Free

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.

Friday, April 4 Scott Hinson Trio
Saturday, April 5 Double E Trio
Friday, April 11 Brennan Roybal
Saturday, April 12 Ian Taylor
Friday, April 18 Brandon Green
Saturday, April 19 Cheri & Tony
Friday, April 25 The Lisa Lee Albritton Band
Saturday, April 26 2 Left of Center

  • Date(s): 04/04/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • 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.

Friday, April 4 Perkins Road
Friday, April 11 West Story Road
Friday, April 18 Starz
Saturday, April 19 Double E on the Rocks

  • Date(s): 04/04/2014 - 04/19/2014
  • 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 @ Margaritaville Restaurant Stage

Watch, listen and dance to live weekend entertainment.

April 4 - Hank Berumen, 9pm - midnight
April 5 - 3HG, 9pm - midnight
April 6 - Double D, 7pm - 10pm
April 11 - Mike Halat, 9pm - midnight
April 12 - Scott Hinsin, 9pm - midnight
April 13 - Marty & Sean, 7pm - 10pm
April 18 - Brooks Hubbert, Sr., 9pm - midnight
April 19 - Eddie McDaniel, 9pm - midnight
April 20 - Double D, 7pm - 10pm
April 25 - Rhythm & Rain, 9pm - midnight
April 26 - Serabee, 9pm - midnight
April 27 - Double D, 7pm - 10pm

  • Date(s): 04/04/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Times: See Times Above
  • Location: Margaritaville Casino, 160 5th Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Margaritaville Casino Biloxi
  • Phone: (855) 667-6777 or (228) 267-7777
  • Admission: Free

Summer Playground Program

The Summer Playground program is an eight to nine week program which begins one week after Biloxi Public Schools let out for the summer. The program ends one week before children begin the new school year.

Registration camp sites and dates:
April 12 9am-noon at Woolmarket Elementary School Gym, 12513 John Lee Road, Biloxi. Click here for registration information for the Woolmarket area.
April 26 9am-noon at Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road, Click here for registration information for the Biloxi area.

Summer Playground Program
June 2 - August 8


Sites are Jeff Davis, Lopez, Mercy Cross, North Woolmarket, Woolmarket, and Popps Ferry schools, upon approval. Children have the opportunity to attend field trips along the Gulf Coast, participate in arts & crafts and organized games. This program is open to all children ages 5 - 14. All five year olds must have completed kindergarten. Teen camp is for ages 12 - 14 and Sun Camp is for children with physical and mental disabilities. 

  • Date(s): 04/14/2014 - 08/08/2014
  • Times: Mon-Fri. 7am-3pm with extended care, Latch Key, from 3pm-6pm
  • Location: Locations listed above
  • Contact: City of Biloxi Parks and Recreation
  • Phone: 228-288-7170
  • Admission: $10 Registration fee; Call or visit online for summer camp fees