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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

11th Annual Smokin' the Sound

April 24-27

Smokin' The Sound offshore powerboat racing kicks off the 2014 Super Boat International (SBI) racing season with the fastest boats in the world in the Mississippi Sound. The colorful, exciting boats will race in 8 classes with some potentially reaching speeds nearing 200 mph over the race course. Spectacular parties, great local entertainment, and the Biggest, Loudest, & Fastest Race Boats converging on the Mississippi Sound.

No binoculars needed! You can see all of the excitement up-close by going to any of the premium or VIP viewing areas. Premium viewing areas have an awesome panoramic view of the 8-mile racecourse on the Mississippi Sound along with restrooms, official merchandise vendors, varying entertainment, and food and beverage offerings. So hold on to your seat and watch all the excitement up-close as the Mississippi Gulf Coast "smokes up the water!" There is even a "Smokin The Sound Poker Run!"

Extend your stay and fun with Smokin' the Lake on Gulfport Lake May 2-4.

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 2010 Spring Event

  • Date(s): 04/24/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Location: Biloxi Channel
  • Contact: Smokin The Sound
  • Phone: 228-594-3442

Beauvoir's School Day

April 25

Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library is presenting it's first annual "School Day". This will be the one day out of the year that is geared towards Students of all ages. The Mansion and Presidential Library will be open for tours and spread through out the 51 acres will be several interactive stations for the students to learn about the life and times during the War Between the States. Admission is $3.50 per student, $7.00 per chaperone and teachers will be free of charge.

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 9am to 5pm
  • Location: Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kali Beavers
  • Phone: 228-388-4400 x217
  • Admission: $7 adults, $3.50 children

3rd Annual Rockin' the Riverfront - Birds, Boats & Bands

April 26-27

Huge festival featuring plenty of arts & crafts, food vendors, antique car & boat show, kids corner with bounce house & more, boat building contest, educational booths, fun filled Latin dancing & live entertainment all day & into the evening! Bring your lawn chairs & blankets. No coolers or pet allowed. Check website for complete schedule.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am-9:30pm, Sunday 9am-6:30pm
  • Location: Riverfront Park - Downtown Moss Point
  • Phone: 228-235-4700
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Go Green on the Green Festival & Largest One Day Yard Sale

April 26

We will have a cookout, entertainment, free earth day activities for children, paint the can contest, environmental exhibits and regional recycled art work, and this year we are including a RESALE element, we will host the Biggest Biloxi Yard Sale on the Biloxi Town Green, and many more activities. Sign up to participate in the resale/yard sale.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 8am-2pm
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kay Miller - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: Free

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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

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

10th Annual Second Liners Easter Extravaganza

April 20

Join us for this family affair filled with fun. Easter egg hunt, praise dance competition, bunny hop, basketball shoot-off, prizes, games, food, and music for children 1-12 years old.  Easter baskets will be distributed to the children. 

  • Date(s): 04/20/2014 - 04/20/2014
  • Times: 2pm-5pm
  • Location: John Henry Beck Park, 671 Division Street, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-324-5194
  • Admission: Free

Asian Show

April 20

IP Casino Resort & Spa is showcasing nationally-acclaimed Asian performers in a colorful and spectacular production. The show features V Phu'O'Ng, Sun Tuyen, Lu'o'ong Tung Quang, Pham Quoc Thai, Doan Phi, Qunynh ‘Anh, and Jeannie Arney.

Guests must be 21 or older to attend the show. All seating is General Admission. No ticket necessary.

  • Date(s): 04/20/2014 - 04/20/2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio B, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Free

Dave Jones

April 20

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): 04/20/2014 - 04/20/2014
  • Times: 12noon - 2pm
  • Location: Lookout Steaks & Seafood, 1301 26th Ave., Gulfport
  • Contact: Dave Jones or Lookout Steaks & Seafood
  • Phone: 228-234-1610 or 228-248-0555

Thomas Rhett

April 20

Performing live at the 2014 Crawfish Music Festival, American country music singer, known by his stage name Thomas Rhett. He is the son of singer-songwriter Rhett Akins.

  • Date(s): 04/20/2014 - 04/20/2014
  • Times: 4:30pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum and Convention, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (800) 745-3000
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

Great American Clean Up Biloxi

April 21

In conjunction with the Great American Clean-up and Earth Day, let's mke Biloxi litter free and get healthy and active at the same time. Please get your organization to participate in this week long event. You can pick up your trash bags and gloves any time the week of the clean up.  We will also have a City Wide Clean up on Saturday, April 26.  Please fill out the commitment form and return by April 21. You may fax it to us. Let's clean up Biloxi!

  • Date(s): 04/21/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: Anytime
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kay Miller - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-435-6339/228-435-6248 (fax)
  • Admission: All Supplies Provided - Come Help & Have FUN!

2nd ANNUAL PIER WALK

April 22

Fundraising walk - Anyone and everyone come out for a great cause, get healthy, meet folks, walk & have FUN...all while helping a great cause - Feed My Sheep! Form a team or participate as an individual walker - just walk.  Proceeds benefit Feed My Sheep. 

Join us for the "Antique Car Show" to start at 4:30 beachside

  • Date(s): 04/22/2014 - 04/22/2014
  • Times: Walk begins @ 6pm!
  • Location: Ken Combs Pier, Highway 90, Gulfport - Highway 90 and Courthouse Road
  • Admission: Fundraiser-Non Perishable or Canned Goods.

UNCORKED, A CELLAR EVENT!

April 22
FUNdraising event featuring the sampling of over 20 different wines, dine on a fabulous array of hors d’oeuvres, listen to excellent entertainment, participate in a silent auction, and register to win a fabulous prize!  Proceeds benefit high school scholarships & Biloxi Commerce Junior Leadership program! Hosted by Biloxi Chamber of Commerce!

  • Date(s): 04/22/2014 - 04/22/2014
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Contact: Rachael Seymour - Director, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-604-0014
  • Admission: Call for tickets!

Canvas and Cabernet

April 24

Come join us for a night of fun with painting and wine. Our instructor will give you step by step directions so you can create your own masterpiece. Everyone 16 and older are welcome (must be 21 to bring/drink wine). We provide everything you will need to create you painting just bring your friends and your wine. Picture of the Night will be an anchor. Tickets can be purchased online or in person at 1636 Popps Ferry Rd. Suite M12. Biloxi, MS, 39532. Call Brandi before you stop by.

  • Date(s): 04/24/2014 - 04/24/2014
  • Times: 6pm-8pm
  • Location: Wool Market Community Center, 16320 Old Woolmarket Rd
  • Contact: Brandi Spiers
  • Phone: 228-236-7301
  • Admission: $35
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

1699 Historical Society 2014 Weekend of Discovery

April 25-27

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday April 25, 2014

Weekend of Discovery Kickoff!  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.- Hancock Bank, Washington Avenue. Traditional Full Dress Presentation of d'Iberville and the Landing Party, Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, with Merchant Costume Contest Awards. Location: Hancock Bank, Washington Avenue.

Saturday April 26, 2014 

Race to Discovery: 5K run/walk and 1-mile free kids' fun run! (in partnership with Junior Auxiliary "Fit for Life" Program) Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach. 5K run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m., 1 mile free kids run/walk begins at 9:15am

10:00am  Special Mass at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Landing Participants in Full Dress Attire. St. Alphonsus, 502 Jackson Avenue.

Discovery Regatta! Day 1. Ocean Springs Yacht Club/Front Beach/Fort Maurepas- 10:00 a.m. 

Sunday April 27, 2014 Discovery Regatta Day 2. 11:00 a.m.

Children's Pet Parade! All ages, all pets welcome to attend and participate. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. at Little Children's Park, Washington Avenue. Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and travels to Marshall Park. Lunch and Awards Presentation with Landing Participants. Ocean Springs Yacht Club 12:00 p.m.

The Landing of d'Iberville--Full Dress Reenactment! Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach. Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m.- Landing reenactment to begin at 4:00 p.m.

SPECIAL DOWNTOWN BIRTHDAY! Presented by Rex Distributing. Featuring Crooked Letter Brewery; 5:30 p.m., following the Landing Reenactment.

 

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Times: See Times Above
  • Location: Fort Maurepas Park, Beach Blvd & Downtown Ocean Springs

Bill Engvall

April 25

Most famous for his bit "Here's Your Sign," Engvall released his debut album of the same title in 1996. This single was ranked number one on the Billboards Country Sales Chart for 10 weeks, was the number-one-selling comedy album of the year and went gold, selling more than 500,000 albums. By 1999, he had released his second album titled "Dorkfish" and in 2000, his third, "Now That's Awesome." He has found tremendous success as a member of the "redneck quartet" of the Blue Comedy Collar Tour, where he is joined by Jeff Foxworthy, Larry the Cable Guy and Ron White. The group toured together from 2000 until 2003 when their first movie of what would soon become a trilogy was released. "Blue Collar Comedy Tour," the first in the series, was released in 2003, followed by "Blue Collar Comedy Tour Rides Again" just one year later. Engvall has appeared on the WB's "Blue Collar TV" and was host of the CMT series "Country Fried Home Videos." He also stars in the film "Delta Farce" with Larry the Cable Guy.

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio A, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Tickets start at $45, plus taxes and convenience fees - guests must be 21 or older

Biloxi Drive-In Movie Night

April 25

Come and enjoy a family night out with a movie and lots of FAMILY FUN!  Biloxi Main Street continues it's highly successful "Drive-in Movie" Series on the Town Green featuring a family fun movie "Despicable ME 2". The fun activities start at 6:00 pm, with door prizes, games & contests, inflatable slide, and lots more. The movie will be shown at dark. The movie is co-sponsored by the City of Biloxi, & Beau Rivage Casino Resort. Admission is a can food for the Salvation Army Community Kitchen, so grab the blankets and lawn chairs and bring the whole family. In addition to the movie presentation there will also be refreshments sold.

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: Funs starts @ 6pm!
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green
  • Contact: Kay Miller - Main Street Director
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: Free With Canned Donation!

BJ THOMAS AND GARY PUCKETT

April 25

BJ Thomas' hits include "I'm so Lonesome I could Cry", "Hooked on a Feeling", "I Just Can't Help Believing", "Rock and Roll Lullaby," and many more. Gary Puckett's hits including "Young Girl', "Woman, Woman", Lady Willpower" and many more.

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/25/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Golden Nugget Biloxi, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Admission: Tickets start at $25.00 - Must be 21 to attend

Blue Eyed Soul Revue

April 25 - 26

Performing live at Stage Bar. Blue Eyed Soul Revue will be performing "sweet soul music". The band has performed at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival and appeared on shows with such music legends as Fats Domino, Chubby Checker, Blood Sweat & Tears, Louise Mandrell and New Orleans' Soul Queen, Irma Thomas.

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Silver Slipper Casino, 5000 South Beach Blvd, Bay St. Louis
  • Phone: (866) 754-7737 or (228) 469-2777
  • Admission: Free

Stomp

Postponed - new date TBD

Combine creative ingenuity with everyday items and you get the international phenomenon that is STOMP. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. Featuring a unique combination of percussion, movement and visual comedy, STOMP uses everything but conventional percussion instruments - dustbins, tea chests, radiator hoses, boots, hub caps - to fill the stage with pulse-pounding rhythms. Created by Luke Cresswell and Steve McNicholas, the Emmy Award-winning production continues to be an overwhelming success marked by rave reviews, numerous awards and sold-out engagements.

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Times: Fri. 7pm; Sat. 3pm & 7pm; Sun. 3pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $19.95

1699 REGATTA

April 26

This is an event that isn't to be missed!  Come out and enjoy this day of competitive sailing and serious good fun in the sun watching the 1699 Regatta! This event coincides with the The Landing of D'Iberville re-enactment on Front Beach in Ocean Springs.   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): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 10am
  • Location: Ocean Springs Yacht Club, 100 Beach Blvd, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: OSYC Manager
  • Phone: 228-875-1915
  • Admission: Spectators Free

28th Annual Gorenflo's Cobia Tournament

April 26
Fishing tournament with sports anglers converging on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for cash prizes. The tournament provides anglers an excellent payout, in addition to a great fishing experience and loads of FUN in the Sun. "Come down for Cobia"...grab a pole and let's go fishing! Note:  Captain Meeting April 25.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Location: Gorenflo's Tackle and Point Cadet Fuel in Point Cadet Marina, Highway 90, Biloxi - Behind Golden Nugget Casino
  • Contact: Danny & Laurie Pitalo - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: (228) 432-7387 or (228) 432-0454
  • Admission: Fishing Entry Fee. Registration Required.

4th Annual Tradition's Triathlon

April 26

Fundraising triathlon with a 1/3 mile swim, 17 mile bike, & 3.1 mile run! A great venue, great after party, great prizes. Perfect for beginners, intermediate, or expert triathletes. Proceeds benefit the Run-N-Tri Company Student Athlete Triathlon Scholarship. Hosted by Run-N-Tri Company.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: Race starts @ 8am
  • Location: Tradition, 12500 Village Avenue, Biloxi
  • Contact: Lisa McCombs - Marketing Director
  • Phone: 228-604-2227
  • Admission: Registration Required - March 31 Deadline for Registering! Register on Line

7th Annual C&R'S Crawfish Cookoff

April 26

Come and bring your BEST crawfish recipe.

$2000 in prizes. 1st $1,000 2nd $500 3rd $250 4th $150 5th $100.
Live music, raffle*50/50 and live auction. No ice chest allowed. Please feel free to bring your own chairs. Hosted by Tri-R Bar & Grill benefiting the Hancock County Animal Shelter & Starfish Café

Teams Needed- Sign Up Early $150 Entry Fee, Contact Tri-R Bar @ 228 467 4586 Rob or Robby

 

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Location: Coleman Ave. in front of C&R's (Tri-R's Bar), Waveland
  • Contact: C&R's Bar & Grill - Nadine Brown - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-467-4586
  • Admission: Admission Charged - Fundraiser.
  • General Admission Adult: $15.00
  • General Admission Child: Kids $7.00 for ages 9-12. Kids 8 & under free

8th ANNUAL VFW DISTRICT 1 GOLF TOURNAMENT!

April 26 (tentative)

FUNdraising golf tournament featuring...of course GOLF, DINNER, Award Ceremony, door prizes, field prizes & FUN! Shotgun start...so grab a group of buddies, or come alone and meet a new group of friends to play "a round" with! Just come out, support a great cause (OUR VETERANS), and have FUN! Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd & 3rd places & a CAR for a Hole in One!  Proceeds benefit VFW District 1!

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: Shotgun Start @ 8am!
  • Location: Bay Breeze Golf Course, Keesler AFB, Biloxi
  • Contact: Rick Arbogast or Pete - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: (228) 326-6745 or (228) 324-5149
  • Admission: FUNdraiser - $60 Per Person - Registration Required

9th Annual Vancleave Pebble Bluff Creek Car Show

April 26

Antique cars & vehicles, Motorcycle Show, Power Boat exhibition, food, entertainment, 50's music, awards, split the pot, Vendor Booths, 5K fun Run, family fun, face painting and bounce houses for the kids. Fireman's Appreciation Day and more. Sponsored by the Vancleave Merchants Association.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Vancleave High School, 12424 Highway 57, Vancleave, Community Gazebo
  • Contact: Alisha Tanner - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: (228) 591-1127 or (228) 223-7499
  • Admission: Spectators Free

BROKEN ROAD - Rascal Flatts Tribute

April 26

Rascal Flatts...there is no hotter act in music today! Mixing elements of Pop, Rock & Country, they have sold millions of albums in just a few short years. BROKEN ROAD, Rascal Flatts Tribute, brings the fun and excitement of a Rascal Flatts show to your doorstep. These seasoned performers have the look and sound of Rascal Flatts and perform all their biggest hits with a few surprises thrown in.

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): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Margaritaville, 160 5th Street, Biloxi
  • Phone: 1-855-667-6777
  • Admission: Free

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Shrimp Fest

April 26

Golden Nugget Biloxi is proud to present the Mississippi Gulf Coast's first-ever Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Shrimp Fest. Embrace your inner Forrest Gump and relax poolside while listening to live music by Nathan and the Zydeco Cha-Chas. Meet the Chef and enjoy some of Bubba Gump Shrimp Co.'s signature drinks and favorite shrimp specials, like: Cajun Shrimp, Popcorn Shrimp, Mama Blue's Shrimp Gumbo, Shrimp & Crawfish, Fried Dill Pickles & Okra, Jambalaya, and Shrimp Po'Boys. This event is open to the public. Food, beverage and retail items will be available for purchase.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: Noon - 4pm
  • Location: Golden Nugget Biloxi, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Admission: No ticket needed to enter event. Food and drinks tickets are available for purchase.

Confederate Memorial Day

April 26

Confederate Memorial Day is a day to remember all of those who fought for the South during the War Between the States. The Memorial Day Program will start at 1:00 p.m. beginning with the Presentation of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. There will be a handful of speakers including Biloxi City Council Woman, Dixie Newman.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 9am - 5 pm
  • Location: Beauvoir, the Jefferson Davis Home and Presidential Library, 2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kali Highbaugh
  • Phone: 228-388-4400 x217
  • Admission: $9 adult, $5 child, $7.50 Senior citizen
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible
    • Children

D'IBERVILLE BLOCK PARTY!

April 26 (tentative)

FUNdraising family event featuring car show, art show, arts & crafts, food, 50/50 drawings & prizes & more!  Proceeds benefit D'Iberville High Outside Classroom Building Project! Hosted by D'Iberville High School! Come out for a fun day while helping the kids & the school!

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 9am-3pm
  • Location: D'Iberville High School, 15625 Lamey Bridge Road, Biloxi
  • Contact: Donna O'Rouke - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-392-2678
  • Admission: Spectators Free!

Great American Clean Up Day - Pascagoula

April 26

Calling all volunteers interested in making the City of Pascagoula clean and green. Cleanup, fix-up, paint-up or green-up to help keep your community beautiful. 

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 8am-11am
  • Location: Scranton Nature Center, 3928 Nathan Hale Ave., Pascagoula
  • Contact: Scranton Nature Center
  • Phone: 228-938-6612
  • Admission: Free

Guilty Pleasure

April 26

Enjoy the sounds of smooth jazz and soul as this band performs live.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel & Spa, 280 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Grand Biloxi Casino Hotel & Spa
  • Phone: (800) 946-2946 or (228) 436-2946
  • Admission: Free

GULF COAST STAMP CLUB – GULFPEX

April 26-27

Buy, Sell & Trade all your special stamps! Dealers in Postage Stamps, Postal History, Postcards and Ephemera.  In addition, Post Office Substation with new Postal Service releases and a special cancellation exclusively for use at the show!

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Times: 10am-4pm Daily!
  • Location: St. Martin Community Center, 15004 Lemoyne Blvd, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Michael Kayes - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-864-3601
  • Admission: Free Admission!

Justin Moore

April 26

Performing live at the 2014 Crawfish Music Festival.  American country music singer and songwriter signed to Big Machine Records imprint Valory Music Group. He has released three albums for Valory: Justin Moore in 2009, Outlaws Like Me in 2011, and Off the Beaten Path in 2013. He has charted eight times on the Hot Country Songs charts, including the number one hits "Small Town USA", "If Heaven Wasn't So Far Away", and "Til My Last Day", and the top 10 hits "Backwoods" and "Point at You".

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum and Convention, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (800) 745-3000
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

MARCH FOR BABIES - HARRISON COUNTY

April 26

Fundraising walk.  March for Babies is the new name for WalkAmerica. While the name has changed, our mission has not. The March of Dimes champions the needs of moms and babies in your community and across the nation. The money raised through March for Babies will support lifesaving research, community services, education and advocacy that help babies get a healthy start. Join us in March for Babies and make a difference in the lives of millions of babies. Proceeds benefit the March of Dimes.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: Registration @ 8:30am, Walk @ 9:00am
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Jennifer A. Parker - Division Director
  • Phone: 228-896-0886
  • Admission: FUNdraiser - Donations!

Super Saturdays at Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center

April 26

A family friendly themed event featuring activities throughout interactive rooms as well as outside activities! Where imagination meets innovation. Fun for children of all ages.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/26/2014
  • Times: 10am-1pm
  • Location: Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center, 1415 Skip Avenue, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Aaron Jones Family Interactive Center
  • Phone: 228-938-6418
  • 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 @ 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

Rush Lounge - Live Entertainment

Enjoy live entertainment nightly.

April 17       No Idea • 9p.m.-1a.m.
April 18       No Idea • 9p.m.-1a.m. ;  DJ Reign • 10p.m.-2a.m.
April 19       Chuck Taylors • 9p.m.-1a.m.;  DJ Reign • 10p.m.-2a.m.
April 23       3-H-G • 9p.m.-1a.m.
April 24       No Idea • 9p.m.-1a.m.
April 25       No Idea • 9p.m.-1a.m.;  DJ T-Roy • 10p.m.-2a.m.
April 26       Orphan Annie • 9p.m.-1a.m. ; DJ T-Roy • 10p.m.-2a.m.
April 30       Brandon Green • 9p.m.-1a.m.

  • Date(s): 04/17/2014 - 04/30/2014
  • Location: Golden Nugget Biloxi - Rush Lounge, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 800-777-7568
  • Admission: No admission charged

BOILIN' ON THE BAY FRIDAYS @ MARGARITAVILLE

FRIDAYS!

We're spicing up each week with boiled crawfish plates that include corn and potatoes. In addition, enjoy great drink specials, dance to the tunes of LIVE music or just sit back and relax outdoors! No take-outs. Must present Player's Club card and valid ID. $8 plate ($10 without Players Club card). See Player's Club for complete details.

  • Date(s): 04/25/2014 - 05/30/2014
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Margaritaville Casino, 160 5th Street, Biloxi - LandShark Landing
  • Contact: Margaritaville Casino Biloxi
  • Phone: (855) 667-6777 or (228)267-7777
  • Admission: $8 With Players Club Card, $10 Without Players Club Card