Gulf Coast Spotlight


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March 2015

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Celebrate Spring, New Restaurants, and an Open House


As mother nature is preparing to burst forth in spring colors, the Mississippi Gulf Coast offers a vast array of events and entertainment to welcome the warmer weather. From horse shows and parades to golf tournaments and festivals - there is a little something for everyone to enjoy.

Boats, Food, Horses, and Parades


Enjoy an Olympic stye equestrian horse show, explore hundreds of boats and RVs, catch beads at a parade, or just enjoy cuisine offered at one of several events featuring food. Headliner entertainment includes: Vivace, Ron White, Lonestar, Michael McDonald, Dwight Yoakam, Taylor Dayne, Rave of Thrones and the Harlem Globetrotters.

New Year's Eve, Rodeo Finals, Beer, and Mardi Gras Season


January is another busy month on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Start off with New Year's Eve celebrations, room and transportation packages to New Orleans to watch the Crimson Tide play the Ohio State Buckeyes in the Sugar Bowl, enjoy the PCA Rodeo Finals, the Tops of the Hops Beer Fest and end with the beginning of Mardi Gras 2015.

Arts & Crafts, Veterans Day, and Minerals


The Peter Anderson Festival, Veterans Day parades, SKA Championship, and the Magnolia State Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show are just a few of the events happening in November. Headliner entertainment include Charley Pride, The Oak Ridge Boys, Irma Thomas, Three Dog Night, Roots & Boots Tour, Mind Machine Tour and Motley Crue.

Classic Cars and Plenty of Music


Cruisin' the Coast's classic cars, Beauvoir's Fall Musterand Cemetery Tours give you a glimpse into the Coast's past. Festivals to enjoy include The Gautier Mullet & Music Fest, Sun & Sand, Zonta Arts & Crafts Festival, The Ever Shedhed Blues Festival & BBQ Competition, and more. Headliner entertainment  includes Ringo Starr & his All Starr Band, Marcia Ball, Natalie Cole, Ultimate Doo Wop Show, Travis Tritt, ESPN Friday Night Fights, Blue Man Group, Widespread Panic, and Keys N Krates.

A festival for every taste


There are food festivals such as BBQ World's Experience, Biloxi Seafood Festival, Feast of Flavors, A Taste of Long Beach, Best Gumbo Ever Cooking Class, Biloxi Farmers Market Festival, Chefs of the Coast and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Festival, the Bay Bridgefest and the Inaugural Gulfport Anchor Fest to fill your calendar during September. Then there's the entertainment which includes Bret Michaels, John Corbett, Peter Frampton, Sister Hazel, Dixie Cups, Scotty McCreery, Curren$y, and Little Texas.

5 Weekends on the Mississippi Gulf Coast


Grand opening of the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum and historic White House Hotel, Wes Anderson at WAMA, Thacker Mountain Radio Show, Full Moon paddleboarding, the Sonny Johnson Memorial Fishing Tournament and the One Coast Triathlon are just a few of the things you can do on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Casino Entertainment includes SaltOriya, Rodney Atkins, Boz Scaggs, Chubby Checker, Ronnie Milsap and Rushlow in the Round.

Greetings from the Mississippi Gulf Coast - A Newcomer, Tunes, Fireworks and More


Kress Live hosts grand opening with Electric Fireworks featuring ETC! ETC! and Brass Bass Phunk, celebrate the 4th in the city of your choice, visit the Pasagoula River Audubon Center and choose your dining location.  Enjoy live entertainment at the casinos featuring SaltOriya, The Molly Ringwalds, Air Supply, Mickey Gilley, or Grits and Glamour.

Fishing, Paddle Sports, and New Beginnings


Water and seafood are featured in many activities along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In June, fishing tournaments like the Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic, entice anglers to enjoy the bounty of our waters. A new sport to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, paddleboarding is growing in popularity and is featured in several activities/events throughout the month. Grand Casino Biloxi is transitioning into Harrah's Gulf Coast and the Golden Nugget has completed a $100 million renovation. Headliners appearing across the coast include SaltOriya, Corey Smith, Darius Rucker, Trace Adkins, D.L. Hughley, Taylor Hicks, MMA Cage Fights and the Coliseum Summer Fair.

BBQ, Blues, Jazz, Wine and Wooden Boats


Music and history are featured across the Mississippi Gulf Coast this month. Events include The 3rd Annual Stella's Blues & BBQ Festival, the Gulfport Music Fest, Annual Taste of Ocean Springs, the Wooden Boat Show, Annual Pass Christian Historical Society Tour of Homes,the Pass Christian BBQ & Blues Festival, and the Blessing of the Fleet & Fais Do Do. Headliner entertainment include Sara Evans, Good Ol' Boy Tour, Trace Adkins, Hank Williams Jr., Little River Band, and TNA Wrestling.

Speed Boats, Yachts, Crawfish and Music


The Mississippi Gulf Coast is welcoming the warm weather with lots of outdoor activities in April.  The Gulf Coast Yacht & Boat Super Show, Pasagoula River Fest, Coliseum Crawfish Festival, C & R's Crawfish Cookoff, and Smokin' the Sound are just a few of the activities you can enjoy outside.  Headliner entertainment includes,STOMP, Glen Miller Orchestra, STYX, George Wallace, Marshall Tucker Band, Thom Kaz, and the Charlie Daniels Band.