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Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey Circus

July 1-5 (tentative)

Experience all the things you know and love and be amazed by things you've never seen before! Witness superhuman stunts so close you can FEEL it! Astonishing performers, awe-inspiring athletes and amazing animals from around the globe have been assembled in one place providing a riveting display of unimaginable proportions that is Engineered for Excitement and Custom Built for Family Fun!  Don't miss this opportunity to get closer than ever to The Greatest Show On Earth.

  • Date(s): 07/01/2016 - 07/05/2016
  • Times: Wednesday - Friday 7pm; Sunday 2pm & 6pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Tickets start at $15

67th Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

July 2-5 (Tentative)

 Billed as the largest family friendly fishing rodeo in the world, this successful yearly event includes fun for the entire family. The event features fireworks, fishing, fellowship, vendors, and FUN! Contestants fish the Gulf waters for days, competing for cash and prizes in 30 categories of both saltwater and freshwater fish. In previous years, records for tuna, shark and flounder have been broken at the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. The fishing rodeo attracts an average of 50,000 people every year, and even made the cover of Sports Illustrated! For vendor information call Michael Casano @ (228) 255-0035!

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Event 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2015!


  • Date(s): 07/02/2016 - 07/05/2016
  • Times: Gates open Noon Daily
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport - Barksdale Pavilion
  • Contact: Richie Valdez - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-863-2713
  • Admission: $5 Admission Includes all 4 days, Children 5 and under free

2nd Annual Spark at the Park @ Muddy Joe's

July 4-6 (Tentative)

2 days of fun and excited. Enjoy fireworks, waterslides, bounce houses, chicken drop, crawfish cook off. Live performances by Sarah Ross and Confederate Railroad, Moonshine Revival and Neal McCoy.

  • Date(s): 07/03/2016 - 07/04/2016
  • Location: Muddy Joe's Off Road and RV Park, 1260 Rd. 326, Kiln
  • Phone: 228-255-7600
  • Admission: $50 for Thur. Fri. Sat. Sun; $40 for Sat. and Sun.; $35 for Concert Saturday Only (valid after 5pm); $20 for Sun
  • General Admission Child: $10 KID pass (4 day pass) ages 3-10; Free (ages 2 and under)

31st Annual Our Lady of the Gulf “Crab Festival”

July 3-5  (Tentative)

The Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival is the premier fest of the MS Gulf Coast and takes place in beautiful Bay St. Louis on the fest grounds of OLG Church!  Incomparable food, live music, 100 Arts & Crafts booths, rides, raffles, Crab Races, and much more!   Food items include boiled crab and shrimp, shrimp and catfish po-boys, gumbo, crab stuffed potatoes and biscuits, burgers, dogs, and so much more - you will not leave hungry!   Find us on Facebook at Crab Fest Olg Church. Potential crafters can find the booth application on our website at www.olgchurch.net.

  • Date(s): 07/03/2016 - 07/05/2016
  • Times: Daily 10am-10pm
  • Location: Our Lady of the Gulf Church Grounds, Beach 228 South Beach, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Jo Sharp or Kathleen LeBlanc - Our Lady Gulf Church
  • Phone: 228-467-6509
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Ocean Springs 4th of July Fireworks Show

July 3 (Tentative) 

 Do not miss celebrating America's Independence Day the Ocean Springs way. Bring your blankets and chairs, play volleyball, kids can enjoy the splash pad and everyone can end the evening with a BANG as fireworks lightup the night sky.

  • Date(s): 07/03/2016 - 07/03/2016
  • Times: 8:45pm
  • Location: Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach - Ocean Springs
  • Contact: City of Ocean Springs
  • Phone: 228-875-6722 or 228-382-2817

Sea Creatures Festival

July 3-5 (Tentative)

 Come out to this fun and exciting event. The 1st Annual Sea Creatures Festival held at Biloxi Point Cadet Plaza is a family oriented and educational event. There will be plenty exhibits from various organizations, live entertainment, food and drink for the whole family. 

  • Date(s): 07/03/2016 - 07/05/2016
  • Times: 10am-10pm
  • Location: Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi
  • Contact: Frank Gann
  • Phone: 228-369-4961

City of Gulfport 4th of July Fireworks

July 4

Celebrate Independence Day with huge fireworks display. Fireworks will be shot at 8:45pm from Moses Jetty located in the Gulfport Municipal Marina. Best viewing locations: Gulfport Municipal Marina; Jones Park; and Beach area south of Hwy 90 west of Hewes Avenue. Hosted by the City of Gulfport  - Leisure Services Department.

  • Date(s): 07/04/2016 - 07/04/2016
  • Times: Fireworks begins @ 8:45pm
  • Location: Gulfport Harbor, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Brittany Dyess
  • Phone: (228) 868-5700 or (228) 868-5881

Pascagoula 4th of July Celebration

July 4

Join the City of Pascagoula at Beach Park for a free fireworks show celebrating the birth of our nation. Be sure to tune in to Magic 93.7 during the fireworks show to really get into the patriotic spirit! 

  • Date(s): 07/04/2016 - 07/04/2016
  • Times: Festivities begin @ 6:30pm - Fireworks @ 9pm
  • Location: Beach Park, Pascagoula
  • Phone: 228-938-2356