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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

Labor Day Pinch Pot

September 1

Just pre-pay at our Admissions Desk, take your receipt to the Ceramics Studio and make your own pinch pot. Work will be ready to pick up in two weeks. Fun for all ages.

  • Date(s): 09/01/2014 - 09/01/2014
  • Times: 10am - 4pm
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $5

Mississippi Free Monday

September 1

The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art is open free of charge all day for Mississippi residents with ID and half price to out-of-state residents.  Lots of treats in store for visitors, including concessions, and face painting by Lorie McClelland!


  • Date(s): 09/01/2014 - 09/01/2014
  • Times: 10am to 5pm
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: FREE

OOMA MS Free Monday

September 1

Celebrate Labor Day with MS Free Monday at Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art. Free to the public all day. Visit five exhibitions and enjoy art activities, book readings and book signings. 10:30 am - book reading by Linda Rafferty, The Adventures of AsparaGUS, a creative children's story by Jan Rueling. 2:30 pm - reading by Gayle Nolan from What Love Can Do: Recollected Stories of Slavery & Freedom in New Orleans, written by Arthur Mitchell and edited by Nolan. Other events include artist demonstrations all day and $5 pinch pots. 

  • Date(s): 09/01/2014 - 09/01/2014
  • 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

Meditation Classes

September 3,10,17, & 24

We are pleased to announce a new class here at the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, in partnership with Anchor Psychology Center. This introductory meditation class is designed to be 4 sessions long. Each class will run from 6pm-7pm each Wednesday evening of September. For these classes, the instructor, Dr. Scott Cardin, will provide an overview of Mindfulness Meditation, including conceptual framework for various types of meditations. He will guide participants through a series of meditations which have been selected to help illustrate meditation concepts as well as provide participants with examples for at home practice. The goal for this class is to introduce all participants to the practice of meditation, and to have fun doing it.

Limited seats are available. Please visit the Front Desk to reserve your place.

  • Date(s): 09/03/2014 - 09/24/2014
  • Times: 6pm - 7pm
  • Location: Walter Anderson Museum of Art, 510 Washington Avenue, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Corey Christy
  • Phone: 228-872-3164
  • Admission: $30 per session

Paul Jackson Watercolor Workshop

September 4-7

Mississippi native and Internationally recognized watercolor artist, Paul Jackson will be presenting a four day workshop focusing on dramatic portraits in watercolor at the Gulfport Yacht Club. Paul's portrait workshops are an educational and entertaining experience. You will learn to paint portraits without fear as Paul demonstrates his layered approach to skin and facial features. He will give you some guidelines and rules of thumb that will make portrait painting not so intimidating. He will instruct you on what makes a good portrait, showing special lighting techniques and how to photograph a figure in the most flattering light. If watercolor is your passion,then this highly energized painting workshop is for you! Paul’s stress-free,positive approach toward the act of painting will inspire you to loosen up and have fun again.

  • Date(s): 09/04/2014 - 09/07/2014
  • Times: 9am - 3pm
  • Location: Gulfport Yacht Club
  • Contact: Marla Jackson
  • Phone: 573-356-1999
  • Admission: $425

18th Annual Moonlight On the Bay Gala

September 5

Benefit dinner, dance, & silent auction! Proceeds benefit Hancock Medical Center Foundation!

  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 09/05/2014
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Location: Hollywood Casino, 711 Hollywood Blvd, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Tom Carlton - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-467-8790
  • Admission: Call for tickets!

Bret Michaels

September 5

Bret Michael Sychak, professionally known as Bret Michaels, is an American singer-songwriter, musician, actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and reality television personality performs live!

  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 09/05/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Tickets start at $29.99

Family Movie Night Under the Stars

September 5

The Family movie night is a free community event. Bring a blanket and plan to picnic.  "The Croods" is the featured movie. Concessions will be available for purchase. Rain out location will be at Pascagoula Recreation Center. As a courtesy to others, please no tall chairs, tents, pets or smoking.

  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 09/05/2014
  • Times: 8:15pm
  • Location: Point Park, Beach Blvd, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Suzanne Steinberger
  • Phone: 228-938-2356
  • Admission: Free

Finally First Friday

September 5

Biloxi Main Street is continuing a great event in Downtown Biloxi, "Finally First Friday". Come out and be entertained with music by DJ Nikki Stylz & Ian Sinclair Phillips. Downtown businesses will be open late & have great specials.

Gallery 782 will feature artist Phillip & Gail Pine, & Mary Bet Evans with a speical show. Le Café Beignet will offer Free Beignets, and have a Ribbon Cutting for Salt Cloth. There will be an Art Walk with Belly Dancing Fun. In addition everyone will also have an opportunity to win a $100.00 gift card for a great downtown Biloxi business. Pick up your entry card at each participating business. Don't forget to have your Doubloon on hand for even extra discounts. Pick up your Downtown Doubloon from the Biloxi Visitor Center.

  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 09/05/2014
  • Times: 5pm-8pm
  • Location: Throughout Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Kay Miller - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: Spectators Free

23rd Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Festival

September 6

Enjoy one of the top blues festivals on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Top named Blues entertainers will headline this event. Visitors will have an excellent opportunity to hear their favorite songs, eat delicious food and refreshments, see culture exhibits and share in this fun outing with the entire family. 

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: Gates open at 11am; Show starts at 12:30pm
  • Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Addie Brent, Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Commission, Inc.
  • Phone: 228-497-5493
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

2nd Annual 9/11 Memorial Walk

September 6

The Ocean Springs Fire Department will hold its Second annual 9/11 Memorial Walk. The walk will start at the Biloxi Lighthouse and end on the Ocean Springs side of the Biloxi-Ocean Springs Bridge. All first responders and military are invited to walk and encouraged to wear their gear or uniform. The public is welcome to participate and dress in patriotic colors.

After the walk, the Fire Department will hold a benefit fish fry at 11:00 a.m. at the Ocean Springs Central Fire Station. All proceeds will be donated to The Stephen Siller Foundation. The Stephen Siller Foundation is a great foundation that assist fallen firefighter families throughout the U.S.

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: 9am
  • Location: Ocean Springs Central Fire Station across from Wal-Mart
  • Contact: Lietutenant Lopez
  • Admission: Free

Arts and Crafts Under the Oaks

September 6 

Please join us for lots of arts and crafts under the majestic oaks at Beauvoir. 

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Location: Beauvoir, Hwy 90, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kitsaa Stevens
  • Phone: 228-388-4400
  • Admission: $12.50
  • General Admission Child: $7.50 (6-18) Under age 6 - Free
  • General Admission Senior: $10 seniors, military and AAA

BBQ World's Experience 2014

September 6

Come out for a FUN weekend of all things BBQ - classes, cook-offs, and plenty of BBQ! Cook-off categories include BBQ, Rib-Eye & Whole Hog with awards, & coast celebrity judges! Classes include cast iron cooking, chuck wagon cooking, & knife skills! In addition, meat & spices/rubs/sauces packaging seminars & much more! So come out & experience true BBQ! Sponsored by BBQ World!

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: 9am to 5pm
  • Location: West Harrison County Civic Center, 4670 Espy Avenue, Long Beach
  • Contact: Terry Welch - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-363-2716
  • Admission: Admission charged

Brent Johnson and The Call Up

September 6

Brent Johnson and The Call Up release their debut album ‘ Set The World On Fire' in ‘2014' through the renowned Justin-Time Records out of Montreal.

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • 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!

Building 429

September 6

Quite often the gifts that God gives believers take on an added potency when simmered in the sauce of experience. Such is the case with Building 429, the talented pop/rock outfit that topped the charts in 2004 with "Glory Defined" and proceeded to build one of the Christian music community's most impactful ministries.

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: Doors open at 8pm; Show 9pm
  • Location: Kress Live, 814 Howard Avenue, Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Fred Salinas
  • Phone: 228-249-3060
  • Admission: $20 - $70

Dirt Life Beach Volleyball Classic

September 6

The Dirt Life Beach Volleyball classic will be a fun day for the whole family. There will be both competitive and recreational beach volleyball games, activities for the kids as well as different vendors set up, music, food and a bonfire at night.

Proceeds from this event will go to the Armed Forces Foundation. Sign ups for volleyball are $10 per player. For more information or registration visit the events page on

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: 7am
  • Location: Long Beach Harbor Pavilion
  • Contact: Dirt Life
  • Phone: 228-284-2907
  • Admission: $5
  • General Admission Child: Free (12 and under)
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

Grandparents Day Clay Class

September 6

Did you know that Grandparents have their very own day? National Grandparents Day is indeed celebrated on September 7! In this class, we would like to give grandparents and grandchildren an opportunity to work together in clay. We will provide clay and glazes, and each pair of ageless artists will make a beautiful plate and decorate. Please sign up in advance. 

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: Two sessions 10:30am -11:30pm & 1pm - 2pm
  • 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: $8

Race for the Cure Gulf Coast

September 6

A Fundraising 5K (optional timing component) promoting breast health awareness, celebrating survivors, encouraging breast cancer patients and honoring those we have lost. Register to join us for a special survivor breakfast. Visit the “Pink It Up” tent for a fun way to enhance your pink side before the walk begins. How well can you “Pink It Up”? The best “Pinked Up” person will be recognized at the event, receive a prize and maintain bragging rights.

Proceeds benefit the Mississippi Steel Magnolias Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, in which up to 75 percent of the net income stays in Mississippi to fund breast health education and breast cancer screening and treatment projects. A minimum of 25 percent of net income from events supports the Komen for the Cure Award and Research Grant Programs, which fund groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.


  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: Registration 7:30am; Race begins at 9:00am
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Shannon McLaughlin
  • Phone: 601-594-4429
  • Admission: $25 or $30 for timed component
  • General Admission Child: $15.00

Sterling Silver Workshop

September 6

Gallery 782 will host a jewelry making workshop. Participants will meet and work with artist Sue West who will host the workshop and assist everyone in making a sterling silver and gold filed ring. All materials and tools are included. Call and make your reservations today. Gallery 782 is in Biloxi directly behind Mary Mahoney's.

  • Date(s): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • Times: 10am - 1pm
  • Location: Gallery 782 Co-Art, 782 Water Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Gallery 782
  • Phone: 228-436-2298/228-860-0448
  • Admission: $35

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

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

Live Entertainment Chill - IP Casino

Performing Live!

September 1         Ty Taylor and Friends 9pm-1am
September 2         Scott Hinson Duo 8pm-12 am
September 3         ISIS Duo 8pm-12 am
September 4-6      Mojiles 9pm-1am
                              DJ 10pm-until
September 7          Katie P Trio 9pm-1am
September 8          Ty Taylor and Friends 9pm-1am
September 9          Shades of Green 8pm-12am
September 10       ISIS Duo 8pm-12am
September 12-13  Allison Collins 9pm-1am
                              DJ 10pm-until
September 14       Orphan Annie Duo 9pm-1am
September 15       Ty Taylor and Friends 9pm-1am
September 16       Scott Hinson 8pm-12am
September 17       Triggerproof Trio 8pm-12am
September 18       Sweetroot 9pm-1am
                              DJ 10pm-until
September 19-20   7 Sharp Nine 9pm-1am
                              DJ 10pm-until
September 21        Orphan Annie Duo 9pm-1am
September 22        Gram Rea & Friends 9pm-1am
September 23        Brandon Green Duo 8pm-12am
September 24        Triggerproof Trio 8pm-12am
September 25-27   Gas Station Disco 9pm-1am
                               DJ 10pm-until
September 28         ISIS Duo 9pm-1am
September 29        Gram Rea & Friends 9pm-1am
September 30        Brandon Green Duo 8pm-12am

  • Date(s): 09/01/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • Times: Performances hours above
  • Location: IP Casino Resport Spa, Chill, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free

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!

September 5-6: Goldy Locks
September 12-13: Me Too
September 19-20: 5 Finger Discount
September 26- 27: Mojiles

  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • 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

Hard Rock Live

September 5 & 26

Performing Live!

September 5- Bret Michaels - 39.99
September 20- Montgomery Gentry - 19.99
September 26- Styx - $49.99

  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 09/26/2014
  • Times: 8PM
  • Location: Hard Rock Casino, 777 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (877) 877-6256 or (228) 374-7625
  • Admission: Call for tickets prices.

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.

Sept. 5     Eddie McDaniel  
Sept. 6     Mirror Image
Sept. 12   Ian Taylor
Sept. 13   Scott Hinson Trio
Sept. 19   Double E Trio
Sept. 20   Sera Buras
Sept. 26   Lisa Lee Albritton
Sept. 27   Brennan Roybal


  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • 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.

Sept. 5     Todd O'Neill
Sept. 6     Perkins Road
Sept. 12   Sterofauna
Sept. 13   Michael McDonald (admission charged)
Sept. 19   West Story Road
Sept. 20   Platinum Cafe
Sept. 26   Dawn Beyer
Sept. 27   David St. Romain


  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • 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 thirty-two - IP Casino

Performing live!

Marianne and Steve  Sept.5-6,12-13, 26-27
Brennan Roybal  Sept.19-20

  • Date(s): 09/05/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 6pm-10pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort Spa, thirty-two, 850 Bayview Ave, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 946-2847 or (228) 436-3000
  • Admission: Free