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8th Annual Bay Bridgefest

September 12-13

Established in 2007 as a celebration for the opening of the Bay Bridge; Bay Bridgefest embraces the atmosphere and spirit of South Mississippi. This year's festival will be located in the new Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor adjacent to Old Town. The weekend event features a mix of national and regional performing acts. This year's headline act North Mississippi Allstars will be performing on Saturday night.

For tickets and music lineup go to www.baybridgefest.org. 

AAA Southern Travel Treasure 2012
Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Spring Event 2013
Awarded 2013 Best of Mississippi 2013 M-List Awards - Best Fair or Festival - Mississippi Magazine

  • Date(s): 09/12/2014 - 09/13/2014
  • Times: Friday 6:30pm -10pm & Saturday 5pm-10pm; Race Saturday @ 8am
  • Location: Bay St. Louis Municipal Harbor
  • Contact: Latonja Ervin
  • Phone: 228-493-7287
  • General Admission Adult: Friday, FREE Music Festival; Saturday $12
  • General Admission Child: $5 (12 and under)

33rd ANNUAL BILOXI SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

September 13-14

A huge festival & celebration featuring a wide variety of seafood dishes, arts & crafts, kids village, children's activities, inflatable slide, bungee obstacle, face painting, games, gumbo championship, continuous live entertainment throughout the weekend, and more! Sponsored by the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce.

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2008, 2010, 2011 & 2012
Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 Events for 2010
Awarded Top Events USA 2011

  • Date(s): 09/13/2014 - 09/14/2014
  • Times: Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Location: Point Cadet Plaza, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-604-0014
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • General Admission Adult: $1 off with Military ID

Discover the Dinosaurs

Sept. 13 - 14 

Discover the Dinosaurs is a unique hands-on exhibit that consists of over 40 moving and replica museum-quality dinosaurs that gives you the opportunity to actually get close and touch the dinosaurs! Beyond the exhibit, there are additional fun activities available for kids of all ages.

  • Date(s): 09/13/2014 - 09/14/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am-6pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Call for tickets

Mississippi's Walk for Diabetes

September 13

Join the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi at Jones Park for Mississippi’s Walk For Diabetes-Gulf Coast! We will be walking or running a 5k to raise funds for, celebrate, and remember everyone in Mississippi who has been affected by Diabetes! Donations raised funds the programs and services of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi, including Camp Kandu, Mississippi's only camp for children with diabetes and their families, "Sweet Subject" school diabetes education, patient assistance for needy Mississippians and more.

This year we are “Teaming up to Tackle Diabetes” so come representing your favorite sports team, or design your own t-shirt. Awards will be given for best team t-shirt and ugliest sneakers. A free picnic lunch immediately following the run/walk.

Teams and individuals are welcome! $20 minimum fundraising goal for the Walk or Run, those raising $50 and above receive a Walk T-shirt featuring a design by Marshall Ramsey.

  • Date(s): 09/13/2014 - 09/13/2014
  • Times: 8am Registration; 9am Walk/Run
  • Location: Jones Park, Gulfport
  • Contact: Irena McCain
  • Phone: 601-957-7878
  • Admission: $20
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

WWE Smackdown TV

September 16

WWE returns to the Coast Coliseum! See Roman Reigns vs Randy Orton. Plus, Bray Wyatt and the Wyatt Family and Money in the Bank Contract Winner Seth Rollins.

smackdown fighters

  • Date(s): 09/16/2014 - 09/16/2014
  • Times: 6:45pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-594-3700
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

29th ANNUAL DIAMONDHEAD ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

September 20-21


Over 150 vendors set up with hand-made crafts & multi-media art works for sale!  Drinks, sandwiches," munchies" available outside, and the Diamondhead Country Club offers a lunch special inside!  A raffle for some exciting prizes is also available!  Free shuttle bus transportation from the Diamondhead Shopping Center parking lot on both days, save your nerves and your feet - take the shuttle!  The air-conditioned bus delivers you to where the action is, and returns at your convenience!  This event is one of the finest arts & crafts fairs in the United States!  Proceeds from booth rentals benefit Diamondhead Continuing Education!

  • Date(s): 09/20/2014 - 09/21/2014
  • Times: Saturday @ 9:30am–5pm; Sunday @ 10am–4pm
  • Location: Diamondhead Country Club, 7600 Country Club Circle, Diamondhead
  • Contact: Pat Sheehy - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 255-6922 or (228) 547-6922
  • Admission: Spectators Free!

Hancock County Fair

September 24-27

Revival of the Hancock County Fair brings back the history of County Fairs and celebrates community heritage. It is a family affair with live entertainment, midway games and rides, arts and craft vendors, rodeo for all ages, livestock and local restaurants sharing their specialties as well as traditional fair food. There will be several events held: Corn-hole Tournament, a Hancock Fair Queen Pageant; Cutest Kid Contest as well as a Car Show.

  • Date(s): 09/24/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: Wed. 3pm-9pm; Thur. 9am-10:30pm; Fri. 9am-11pm; Sat. 8am-11:30pm
  • Location: Hancock County Multi-Purpose Arena, 1484 Kiln Delisle Road, Kiln
  • Contact: Leayn Walton - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-363-7268
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure

September 27  

Grab your tiaras and doubloons and join us for Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure. Mickey and Minnie are taking their seats too at this never-before-seen live show featuring your favorite characters from Disney Junior's hit series, Sofia the First and Jake and the Never Land Pirates.

Filled with new music, amazing effects, thrilling action and endless surprises, your family will sing, shout, and soar into the action when Disney Junior Live On Tour! Pirate & Princess Adventure sails into the Coast Coliseum.

Special bonus! Starting ten minutes before every performance join loveable Doc McStuffins for a special pre-show! You can help Doc take care of one of her beloved toys with her own special brand of love and magic. Free to all ticket holders.

  • Date(s): 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 3:30pm & 7pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Call for tickets!

HOG Festival

September 27

Grab the kids and come out to the first annual HOG Festival, an enormous post-rally event for Gov. Phil Bryant's HOG Ride. Admission is FREE and the experience is priceless. Enjoy the food, the games, and the music all for a great cause. All proceeds support the Home of Grace scholarship program and help individuals in need of addiction recovery.

Live Music, Door Prizes, Delicious Food, Car/Motorcycle Show, Games & Contests, Inflatables, Face Painting, Arts & Crafts, Baked Goods, and much, much more!

CONTESTS & GAMES
Kids AND adults can show their competitive side throughout the day. We'll have everything from potato sack racing to a slowest bike contest. There will be plenty of prizes to give away, so come early to compete for them all.

DOOR PRIZES
Register at the door for FREE. Our generous sponsors have outdone themselves and given us fantastic items to give away. Registration not only enters you into awesome door prizes, but you'll receive a grab bag filled with all sorts of goodies. Come early, because you must be present to win!

WELCOME THE HOG RIDE
Mid-way through the day, hundreds of motorcycles will come flooding into the festival where you'll be greeting them with waving flags and joyful cheers. Led by Governor Phil Bryant, it will be an exciting reception for everyone.

  • Date(s): 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 10am – 2pm
  • Location: First Baptist Church of Gulfport, 12190 Hwy 605
  • Contact: Home of Grace
  • Phone: 228-826-5283
  • Admission: Free

HOG Ride

September 27

Start your engines for this 44-mile motorcycle ride from Moss Point, MS to Gulfport.  Join Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant and hundreds of bikers in the 2014 HOG Ride. Every dollar raised at this motorcycle fundraiser will fund the Home of Grace scholarship program and provide financial assistance to those who can't afford the cost of addiction recovery.

Those who participate with HOG Ride will have an additional opportunity to make a greater impact for the Home of Grace scholarship program. Those who raise a minimum of $25 in individual sponsorships will be eligible for a higher pin level, as well as prizes. Larger prizes are also awarded to the top fundraisers.

Cost includes: Ride with the Governor, HOG Ride T-Shirt, Chick-Fil-A Breakfast, and Collectible Insignia Pin

ROUTE
Surrounded by police escorts, riders will depart from Trent Lott Airport in Moss Point, MS and travel 44 miles along the Gulf Coast, passing through Pascagoula, Ocean Springs, and Biloxi. Finally, the convoy will arrive at First Baptist Church of Gulfport and join the ongoing HOG Festival.

REGISTER TODAY. 

  • Date(s): 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 8:30am (check-in at 7:30am)
  • Location: Trent Lott Airport, Moss Point
  • Contact: FG Ware
  • Phone: 228-217-8085
  • Admission: Other
  • General Admission Adult: $25/bike ($35 day of) $10/passenger

Inaugural Gulfport Anchor Fest

September 27-28

Anchor Fest, Gulfport's cultural & heritage festival, will celebrate everything that makes Gulfport great. The event will include a wooden boat show; arts & crafts; maritime, history & industry displays; children's activities; live music; local food & drink and more. 

  • Date(s): 09/27/2014 - 09/28/2014
  • Times: Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 10am-6pm
  • Location: Jones Park, Barksdale Pavilion & Gulfport Small Craft Harbor,
  • Contact: Jacqueline Bordeaux
  • Phone: 228-868-5700
  • Admission: Free

32th Annual Chefs of the Coast

September 28

Celebrate culinary excellence on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with the Coast's best restaurants serving food amid wine and beer, live music, fabulous entertainment and silent auction! Must be 21 or older. Cocktail attire.

 Proceeds help support the MHRA - Gulf Coast Chapter Education and scholarship fund.

Named, "Travel Treasure" by AAA Southern Traveler Magazine 2012 

 

  • Date(s): 09/28/2014 - 09/28/2014
  • Times: 5pm-9pm
  • Location: Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue, Biloxi
  • Contact: Beverly Martin - Executive Director
  • Phone: 228-324-0032
  • Admission: $65

Cole Bros. Circus

September 29 - 30

Get ready for the new Cole Bros. Circus, for "children of all ages!" Offering wholesome entertainment including clowns, acrobats, elephants, and much more in a friendly atmosphere that makes families feel welcome. Go to our website www.colebroscircus.com for more details and for a Free child's admission ticket.

  • Date(s): 09/29/2014 - 09/30/2014
  • Times: 4pm - 7pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-594-3700
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

Professional Bull Riders: Built Ford Tough Series

October 3-4

Explosions and flames light the Coliseum to start the show. Then the excitement really begins when the Top 35 bull riders in the world compete against the fiercest bucking bulls on the planet, providing two hours of thrills and spills guaranteed to keep you on the edge-of-your-seat and your heart pounding. The nationally-televised Built Ford Tough Series visits some of the most famous arenas across the United States, including Madison Square Garden in New York and Cowboys Stadium. Each event has a winner, and riders accumulate points towards the ultimate goal, the Professional Bull Riders World Championship. The highest-paid bull riders in the world are not only competing for the coveted Championship Buckle, but also the $1 million bonus awarded to the winner!

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: 8pm on Friday, 10/3 and 7pm on Saturday, 10/4
  • Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-594-3700
  • Admission: $13.00
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

19th ANNUAL VOLKSLAUF MUD RUN

October 4

COME JOIN THE LARGEST RUNNING EVENT ON THE COAST! Come out and cheer on over 1,000 of the "muddiest" bunch - maneuvering challenging obstacles and lots of mud! We encourage you to come and participate. The course will be roughly 5+ miles with a mixture of terrain. There will be numerous wet obstacles (ditches, trenches mud pits, etc.) a little trail running and a few stretches on asphalt. A lot of fun is guaranteed! Families with children between the ages of 6-12 can participate this year in the 1.5 mile Family Fun Mud Run. A muddy run for a good cause - Proceeds benefit the annual Seabee Ball! Register a team or as an individual online at active.com. Support our troops!

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: Funs starts @ 8am!
  • Location: NCBC Gulfport Bainbridge Avenue, Gulfport
  • Contact: MWR - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: (228) 871-2669 or (228) 822-5108
  • Admission: Run Entry Fee, Spectators Free!

37th Annual Zonta Arts & Crafts Festival

October 4

The Zonta festival is Pascagoula's premier event featuring arts and crafts, live entertainment, food, exhibit booths, antique car show and lots of children's activities. Artisans will be on hand to explain their crafts. A free shuttle service will be provided from Hwy 90.

  • Date(s): 10/04/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: 9am–5pm
  • Location: Downtown Plaza of Pascagoula, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Andrea Chenoweth - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 229-9908 or (228) 762-7018
  • Admission: Free

18th ANNUAL CRUISIN' THE COAST

October 5-12 

"Calling ALL car enthusiasts...Cruisin' the Coast is the event for YOU!" Thousands of classic cars converge on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for an entire week of rock 'n' roll, drag races, sock hops, swap meets, headline entertainment, and FUN...all along the Gulf Coast! Car enthusiasts parade their antique, classic, hot rods & custom vehicles up & down Highway 90 with entertainment provided at designated stops in Biloxi, D'Iberville, Gulfport, Long Beach, Bay St. Louis, Ocean Springs & Pascagoula. Since its inception in 1996, Cruisin' the Coast has grown from 374 cars to over 4,000 annually!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) "Shining Example Award!"
**Awarded Mississippi's "Governor's Excellence in Tourism Award - Event of the Year 2000!
**Awarded "Southern Travel Treasure" by AAA's magazine, AAA Southern Traveler 2001!
**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society's (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2003 & 2005
**Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 Event 2001, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014

  • Date(s): 10/05/2014 - 10/12/2014
  • Times: Check website for complete schedule of events
  • Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast (Coastwide)
  • Contact: Cruisin' The Coast Office
  • Phone: (888) 808-1188 or (228) 385-3847
  • Admission: Vehicle Registration/Spectators Free

Bachtoberfest

October 5

Pascagoula Beach Park will come alive with music by the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra in celebration of Bavarian culture and the museum of German composer Sebastain Bach. Enjoy music, beer, and food from 20+ cooking teams, Webo the Clown entertaining with his ballon creations, face painting, jump inflatable houses, park train, a internationally renowned oompah band, the Red Radio Flyer, a derby car race and more. Come dressed in your best lederhosen, bring a Bavarian appetite and get ready to dance the polka all afternoon. Follow it up with the Goula Cruise at Riverfront beginning at 2pm. 

  • Date(s): 10/05/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Times: 11am - 2pm
  • Location: Beach Park, Pascagoula
  • Phone: 228-938-2356
  • General Admission Adult: $20 (includes all you can eat cuisine and activities)
  • General Admission Child: $5 (ages 10 and younger)

Inaugural Goula Cruise Street Festival

October 5

Join the City of Pascagoula and the Magnolia Classic Cruisers for a day of food, music, fun and classic cars. Continue the fun following Bachtoberfest with the Goula Cruise, with a car show, the classic car Tour of Pascagoula with music from Amanda Jones, Mirage and Chevy Six, as well as DJ, and more food vendors and a kids' area with games and activities. 

  • Date(s): 10/05/2014 - 10/05/2014
  • Times: 2pm - 6pm
  • Location: Pascagoula Riverfront
  • Contact: City of Pascagoula
  • Phone: 228-762-1020
  • Admission: Free

Widespread Panic

October 12

Widespread Panic is an American rock band from Athens, Georgia. The current lineup includes John Bell guitars, vocals; John "JoJo" Hermann keyboards, vocals; Jimmy Herring guitars; Todd Nance drums, vocals; Domingo S. Ortiz percussion, vocals; Dave Schools bass, vocals.

  • Date(s): 10/12/2014 - 10/12/2014
  • Times: Doors Open @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Call for ticket prices.

3rd Annual Sun & Sand - MS Film & Music Festival

October 16-26

International film & music festival! Film screenings, music concerts, a film catering trade show, technology demonstrations, panel sessions and more! Sun & Sand's line-up offers concerts and screenings set among exciting indoor and outdoor venues! Festival goers will rock the nights away while enjoying a wide selection of music from local bands to top headliners. Don't miss this exceptional festival! Sponsored by Red Planet Entertainment.

  • Date(s): 10/16/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Check Website for Complete Details
  • Location: Throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast
  • Contact: Melanie Crout - Film Festival Coordinator
  • Phone: 504-610-7212
  • Admission: Call for details & tickets

4th Annual Inktoberfest Tattoo Convention

October 17-19

Inktoberfest is back!! Ever thought about getting a tattoo or piercing or just wondered what the art work is all about? Then come join us for the 4th annual Inktoberfest. Hundreds of the world's finest artist on hand to deliver you the tattoo or piercing of your dreams! Many unique vendors, freak shows, music, entertainment, tattoo contests and much more! Don't miss this event, it is sure to make a lifelong impression on you all in a fun family environment!  Brought to you by: Adrenaline productions LLC and Adrenaline tattoo co LLC of Gulfport.

  • Date(s): 10/17/2014 - 10/19/2014
  • Times: Opens Friday @ Noon, Saturday & Sunday @ 11am!
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum and Convention, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Aaron Antonucci - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 383-2150 or (228) 206-0310
  • Admission: Admission Charged

24th Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Fest

October 18-19

Great shopping for unique hand crafted items and delicious Gulf Coast food! Learn about the Gulf Coast in the "hands on" Heritage & Education Area, and kids will have a blast in the FREE Kids area! Enter the famous Mullet Toss Contest - you've definitely gotta see how far you can throw a mullet! There's a Car Show on Saturday. Bring your folding chairs & your dancing shoes - there's 2 entertainment Stages to keep your toes tapping - Fun for All Ages!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2011

  • Date(s): 10/18/2014 - 10/19/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am-6pm; Sunday 9am-5pm
  • Location: Downtown Gautier on Dolphin Drive between Lowe's and the Singing River Mall
  • Contact: Susan Parol - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-215-0828
  • Admission: Spectators Free

28th Annual Fall Muster

October 18-19

Experience the sights, sounds, and even the smells of the 1861-1865 conflict! There will be cavalry, Infantry and cannon demonstrations, and a battle on each day! All branches of service, North and South, civilians, drummer boys and spectators welcomed! Festivities include a Picnic Basket Auction, Ladies Tea & a Saturday Night Dance with Entertainment! 

Recognized AAA Southern Travel Treasure 2011!

  • Date(s): 10/18/2014 - 10/19/2014
  • Times: 9am gates open
  • Location: Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home
  • Phone: 228-388-4400
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Beauvoir Cemetery Tour

October 18

Reenactment, vendors period and modern, kids area, food vendors, battle reenactments, ladies tea, period ball, period music, sights and sounds of the 1800's. 

  • Date(s): 10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014
  • Times: 9am - 5pm
  • Location: Beauvoir Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library
  • Contact: kstevens@beauvoir.org
  • Phone: 2283884400ext214
  • Admission: $12.50
  • General Admission Child: $7.50
  • General Admission Senior: $10.00

93rd Annual Jackson County Fair

October 19-26

Thrill rides, livestock shows, arts/crafts displays, food booths, exhibits, live music, “Old Settlers Day” and much more! Join us for this “Blue Ribbon” affair and “A Fall Tradition!”  A MUST SEE EVENT!

  • Date(s): 10/19/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Sunday opens @ 4pm; Monday-Thursday @ 11am; Friday @ 10am; Saturday @ 11am; Sunday @ 1pm
  • Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Jim Hart, Director
  • Phone: (228) 762-6043 or (228) 217-1667
  • Admission: Spectators Free!

The Addams Family Musical

October 24 - October 26

The Addam's Family is a smash-hit musical comedy that brings the darkly delirious world of Gomez, Morticia, Uncle Fester, Grandma, Wednesday, Pugsley and, of course, Lurch to spooky and spectacular life. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, and Drama Desk-winning composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party).

The Addams Family features an original story, and it's every father's nightmare. Wednesday Addams, the ultimate princess of darkness, has grown up and fallen in love with a sweet, smart young man from a respectable family. A man her parents have never met. And if that weren't upsetting enough, she confides in her father and begs him not to tell her mother. Now, Gomez Addams must do something he's never done before - keep a secret from his beloved wife, Morticia. Everything will change for the whole family on the fateful night they host a dinner for Wednesday's "normal" boyfriend and his parents.

Come meet the family. We'll leave the lights off for you.

  • Date(s): 10/24/2014 - 10/26/2014
  • Times: Friday 8pm, Saturday 2pm-8pm, Sunday 2pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Sheila Thornburg
  • Phone: 228-218-1421
  • Admission: $20 (Adult reserved seating)

Blue Man Group

October 31 - November 2

Experience the phenomenon. Finally a show that can be fully enjoyed by both parents and kids. The show is packed with insane music, art, color, and humor. The Blue Men don't speak, they use non-verbal means, like music and actions, to communicate. Blue Man Group combines music, technology and comedy to create a form of entertainment that defies categorization and appeals to people of all ages. Blue Man Group's shows have been described by critics as "innovative," "energetic" and "wildly entertaining." But the only way to truly understand Blue Man Group's global popularity is to see the show for yourself. 

  • Date(s): 10/31/2014 - 11/02/2014
  • Times: Friday 7pm; Saturday 3pm & 7pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $39.95

14th Annual Wavefest

November 1 (tentative)

Put on your flip-flops, grab that shaker of salt, board your galleon and join in the on a fun-filled day. Live music, plenty of activities, pirate costume contest along with arts & crafts and more. Come on down "The Pirates of the Mississippi Sound" await your arrival.

Bands: The Brass-A-Holics Go Go, Funk Band, Jinny Buffett and The Poor Ole Reefer Band, Lost Shakers of Salt.

Other activities: Pirate Costume Contest, Wavfest 5K Run/Walk for a Cure/Relay for Life, arts and crafts

  • Date(s): 11/01/2014 - 11/01/2014
  • Times: 11am-9pm
  • Location: Garfield Ladner Municipal Pier, Beach Blvd & End of Coleman Avenue, Waveland
  • Contact: Waveland Community Coalition
  • Phone: 228-467-0855
  • Admission: Spectators Free

36th ANNUAL PETER ANDERSON ARTS, CRAFTS & FOOD FESTIVAL

November 1-2

At this festival - Named in honor of the late artist, Peter Anderson, you will find the works of over 300 regional artists! From oil painting & watercolors, raku pottery, to metal works – all types of exceptional arts & crafts by some of the South's most finest artisans await you during this two day festival! Also enjoy live music, coastal and ethnic foods and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art!  

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2008 & 2009!
**Awarded "Southern Traveler Treasure" by AAA Southern Traveler's Magazine - 2009!
**Awarded "Best Special Event" Mississippi Main Street 2013!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS)  "2013 Festival of the Year" 

  • Date(s): 11/01/2014 - 11/02/2014
  • Times: Saturday and Sunday 9am–5pm
  • Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-875-4424
  • Admission: Free - $2 Donation Suggested

14th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade

November 8

Mark your calendar and save the date.  Honoring all past and present veterans. This year will also see the return of the "Red White and Blue on the Green" festival on the Town Green. What a great way to salute to our Veterans and with a free fun filled family focused festival! 

  • Date(s): 11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014
  • Times: Parade 11am; Festival 10am-2pm
  • Location: Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Valerie Mabry - Publicity
  • Phone: 228-669-4997
  • Admission: Free

31st Annual Ron Meyers Christmas City Gift Show

November 8-9

Is one of the largest gift shows in the Southern Region. Over 300 booths feature Handmade crafts, unique and one of a kind items, different foods, and gifts for everyone.  A large Santa Playland featuring photos with Santa, free kids crafts, facepainting, live music, and plenty of fun. This year a 5k Santa Run is being added along with a 1 mile fun run. Visitors plan a day of shopping and spending the night here on the Coast.  For more information about Christmas City, visit www.christmascitygiftshow.com

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2010

  • Date(s): 11/08/2014 - 11/09/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am – 6:30pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ron Meyers - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (800) 476-9336 or (228) 831-3020
  • Admission: $8 Adults, 16 and under FREE - Free Parking

2014 Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

November 15-16

Continuing the tradition under the majesty oaks of Beauvoir. Traditional foods and merchandise along with Celtic musicians and Irish dancers, border collies, Pipe bands, full contact jousting, Scottish athletic demonstrations, artisans, living history at the Medieval Village, and the popular Ceilidh Saturday night. One ticket price entitles you to enjoy the Games and tour historic Beauvior including the Presidential Library, the Memorial Cemetery and the home of Jefferson Davis.

  • Date(s): 11/15/2014 - 11/16/2014
  • Times: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm
  • Location: Beauvoir, Hwy 90, Biloxi
  • Admission: $20

29th Annual Christmas in the Pass

December 5-6

Start the holiday off  Pass Christian style! The two-day event includes a tree lighting, visit from Mr. and Mrs. Santa Clause and their elves - continuing with music on the streets, craft and food vendors as well as activities for children and pets on both days. It concludes with "Pass Under the Lights," a 5K fun run on Saturday.

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall 2009 & 2011 & 2012 Event
Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 North American Events 2011
 

  • Date(s): 12/05/2014 - 12/06/2014
  • Times: 12pm-10pm
  • Location: Downtown Pass Christian & Harbor, Highway 90
  • Contact: Jenny Levens - Executive Director
  • Phone: 228-604-0014 or 228-452-3315
  • Admission: Spectators Free

LEGO Creativity Tour

December 5-7

The tour offers children of all ages and builders of all skill levels the opportunity to build, create and enjoy a unique LEGO experience through building and open-ended play areas, construction zones, family-oriented activities and more. The LEGO Creativity Tour leverages some of the best of the LEGO KidsFest experience in a more flexible and intimate format.

The LEGO Creativity Tour is comprised of a variety of fun activities. There is something for every member of the family. 

• Friday, December 5, 2014
Session 1: 1:30-4:30PM
Session 2: 5:30-8:30PM
• Saturday, December 6, 2014 or Sunday, December 7, 2014
Session 1: 8:30-11:30AM
Session 2: 12:30-3:30PM
Session 3: 4:30-7:30PM

  • Date(s): 12/05/2014 - 12/07/2014
  • Location: Mississippi Coast Convention Center, Biloxi
  • Contact: Amanda Campbell
  • Phone: 860-953-4500, ext 145; 228-594-3700
  • General Admission Adult: $19
  • General Admission Child: FREE ( age 2 & under)

Biloxi Gun & Knife Show

December 20-21

Buy-Sell-Trade-Browse!  Hundreds of displays & vendors featuring New and Old Guns, Ammo, Gun Parts, Reloading Supplies, Books, Knives, Coins, Camouflage and related items at discount prices!

  • Date(s): 12/20/2014 - 12/21/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Sondra Hewett - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 985-624-8577
  • Admission: $8
  • General Admission Child: $2 ages 6-11

35th Annual Gulf Coast Orchid Show & Plant Sale

January 30 - February 1 

Beautiful exhibits constructed by the commercial dealers, Orchid Societies from Mississippi, and across the country! Many plants available for purchase! Hosted by the Gulf Coast Orchid Society.

Gulf Coast Orchid Society awarded Silver Certificate by the American Orchid Society 2011, Awarded 22 Ribbons @ Southwest Regional Orchid Growers Association Show 2011 along with an award for the Best Society Exhibit 50 feet and up! In addition, three society members won Best Small Group and Best Flower out of 500 plants at the 2011 show.

  • Date(s): 01/30/2015 - 02/01/2015
  • Times: Friday Noon-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday 11am-3:30pm
  • Location: Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane, Gautier
  • Admission: Spectators Free

17th Annual Gulf Coast Winter Classics Horse Show

February 4 - March 15  

A six-week United States Equestrian Foundation AA Rated Hunter-Jumper event highlighting some the sport's finest equine athletes from across the nation! With approximately 1000 horses exhibiting and 12,000 spectators, this is the largest hunter/jumper show on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Spectators attend free of charge Sunday of each week!

The horse show itself has three all-weather rings close to each other for exceptional viewing, a large beautiful grass field, and a covered arena with bleachers! Visitors are right in the middle of everything that is going on! Watching these graceful "beauties" compete is an experience!

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Winter Event 2010
Received special recognition from United States Hunter Jumper Assn (USHJA) with a Members Choice Award

  • Date(s): 02/04/2015 - 03/15/2015
  • Times: 2 pm Every Sunday
  • Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Rd, Gulfport
  • Contact: Janet McCarroll - Gulf Coast Winter Series Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 832-3691 or (843) 768-5503
  • Admission: Spectators Free

2nd Annual Mardi Gras Mayhem in the Park

February 7 (tentative)

Break out your purple, green and gold and Laissez les bons temps rouler! Mardi Gras Mayhem in the Park is an event you're not going to want to miss a minute of.

JUST ROLL WITH IT: Bicycle Parade Registration/lineup 2:30pm; Parade starts at 3:30pm and will parade around the sidewalks in Jones Park (a 1 mile route). Anyone interested in participating in this can go to the City of Gulfport's website and fill out a registration form and return to us via fax or email.

• JAMBALAYA COOK-OFF: Local restaurants will be showing off their Cajun style in hopes of earning the title of "Best Jambalaya on the Gulf Coast!" The best part is that it's a "People's choice award" so, the local community gets to try free samples of spicy goodness from their favorite restaurants and vote on which one has the best Jambalaya around!

FREE MOVIE: One of our favorite 'family friendly' Mardi Gras movies, "Princess and the Frog" will start at 6pm with complimentary popcorn, cotton candy and refreshments AND A LOT MORE OF MARDI GRAS MAYHEM events and activities!

  • Date(s): 02/07/2015 - 02/07/2015
  • Times: 2:30pm
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Katie King or Brittany Dyess
  • Phone: 228-868-5881
  • Admission: Free

44th Annual Carnival Association of Long Beach Mardi Gras Parade

February 7 (tentative)

Family friendly local Mardi Gras parade featuring lots of floats, throws and FUN! Great family fun and a night parade.

  • Date(s): 02/07/2015 - 02/07/2015
  • Times: 6pm
  • Location: Downtown Long Beach
  • Contact: Darren Mayer or Amanda Broome-Cumberland
  • Phone: (228) 363-0065 or (228) 806-5048
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Jackson County Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade

February 14 (Tentative)

Family Fun for everyone! Parade begins at Pascagoula & Ingall Avenue to Market Street, continues north to Jackson Avenue then south returning to start. Lots of throws and family oriented parade.

  • Date(s): 02/14/2015 - 02/14/2015
  • Times: 1pm
  • Location: Downtown Pascagoula
  • Contact: Alma Huyett - Jackson County Carnival Association
  • Phone: 228-990-1456
  • Admission: Spectators Free

27th Annual North Bay Association Mardi Gras Parade

February 15

North Bay Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade features approximately 70-units and stretches from LeMoyne Boulevard in St. Martin all the way to Central Avenue in D'Iberville with parade goers waiting for all the "goodies" to catch thrown from all the floats.

  • Date(s): 02/15/2015 - 02/15/2015
  • Times: 1:30pm
  • Location: D'Iberville Area

85th Annual Pass Christian Mardi Gras Parade

February 15

Parade starts at the corner of Davis Avenue and Second Street, proceeds to Scenic Drive turns west to Henderson Avenue, North to St. Louis, east to Church Street, south to Second Street, east on Second to Davis Avenue. Some consider this parade to be the "Best" of Mardi Gras! Hosted by the St. Paul Carnival Association.

  • Date(s): 02/15/2015 - 02/15/2015
  • Times: Parade begins at Noon
  • Location: Highway 90, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Robin Rafferty - St. Paul Carnival Assn President
  • Phone: 228-547-4873
  • Admission: Spectators Free

7th Annual Ocean Springs Carnival Association Mardi Gras Night Parade

February 13 (tentative)

Parade begins Front Beach to Porter Avenue to Washington to Government ending at Holcomb. Hosted by the Ocean Springs Carnival Association.

  • Date(s): 02/16/2015 - 02/16/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Ocean Springs - Parade Route Above
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Mardi Gras Assn or Ocean Springs Chamber
  • Phone: (228) 218-5667 or (228) 875-4424
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade

February 17

Gulf Coast Carnival Association traces its roots back to 1908 as Biloxi's first Mardi Gras parade, which included 17 floats, 150 flambeau carriers, the new 12-piece Herald Newspaper Band, a grand marshal, the mayor and the councilmen. Today the Carnival Association continues the tradition begun over 104 years ago, with King D’Iberville and Queen Ixolib reigning over the largest Mardi Gras parade on the MS Gulf Coast with over 100 units.

  • Date(s): 02/17/2015 - 02/17/2015
  • Times: 1pm
  • Location: Downtown Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-432-8806
  • Admission: Free

9th Annual D'Iberville BBQ Throwdown & Festival

February 21-22 (tentative)

Annual BBQ chicken, ribs & brisket cook-off with teams competing for over $5000 in cash & prizes! The event continues to grow yearly with the addition of a YOUTH BBQ cook-off...bring the kids...they can win cash & prizes as well! Live entertainment all day, arts & crafts, face painting, children's activities & games, clowns, Pulled Pork Taste Tent, & of course...Barbeque! For applications or vendor information contact Desiree Marquez , (228) 257-9734, Barbie Cutrer, (228) 669-1550 or Patty Ewing, (228) 392-9734. Sponsored by the City of D'Iberville.

Sanctioned by the International BBQ Cookers Association (IBCA)
Awarded (STS) Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Winter Event 2012 & 2013

  • Date(s): 02/21/2015 - 02/22/2015
  • Times: 9:30am–5pm
  • Location: D'Iberville Town Green, 10004 Central Avenue, D'Iberville
  • Contact: City of D'Iberville Parks & Recreation
  • Phone: (228) 392-9734 or (228) 257-9734
  • Admission: Spectators Free - BBQ Competition Entry Fee

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam

February 27-28

The world's most popular and spectacular monster truck series returns bigger and better than ever! Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, as seen on Speed Channel, features the world's premier monster trucks competing in head to head racing and amazing freestyle with sky wheelies, cyclone style donuts and big air!

  • Date(s): 02/27/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: Friday 7:30pm, Two Shows Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Call for tickets or purchase through Ticketmaster

8th Annual Krewe of Diamonds Mardi Gras Parade

February 17

The Krewe of Diamonds parades through downtown Bay St. Louis. It's the Gulf Coast only predominantly African-American Krewe and this parade is one of the Bay’s BEST- attended by locals & visitors alike! This parade originally was the Krewe of Real People! Parade route is down Main Street, turns on to 2nd Street on to Union Street continuing to Blaize Avenue in front of the Historic Depot.

  • Date(s): 03/04/2015 - 03/04/2015
  • Times: 1pm
  • Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Tequila Hall or Corinn Burton - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: (228) 342-0883 or (228) 671-1471
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Biloxi Gun & Knife Show

March 7-8 (tentative)

Buy-Sell-Trade-Browse!  Hundreds of displays & vendors featuring New and Old Guns, Ammo, Gun Parts, Reloading Supplies, Books, Knives, Coins, Camouflage and related items at discount prices!

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/09/2015
  • Times: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Sondra Hewett - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 985-624-8577
  • General Admission Adult: $8; $1 Military (with id)
  • General Admission Child: $2 (ages 6-11)

The Vienna Boys Choir

March 9

The Mary C joyfully announces that the Vienna Boys Choir will perform a concert for the Mississippi Coast. Rooted in the 13th century, the Vienna Boys' Choir-one of the oldest and most famous boys' choir in the world-maintains the tradition of performing music for Sunday Mass at Vienna's Imperial Chapel, as they have done since 1498. These talented boys, all between the ages of 10 and 14, travel the world performing for audiences than number in the thousands.

The Mary C is pleased to present this Austrian treasure to those who rush to reserve seats now and join us for an intimate evening with the angelic voices of this historic ensemble next spring. It is our honor to offer this once in a lifetime opportunity to the Coast's arts-loving community.

  • Date(s): 03/09/2015 - 03/09/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: $59
  • General Admission Child: $35 (10 and under)

9th Annual Grillin on the Green

March 14 (tentative) 

Go green and celebrate at this family fun event featuring a BBQ competition, arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment all day, children's play area and more fun activities.  This year's event promises to be bigger than ever! There will be a variety of barbecue for event patrons to choose from. With everything from ribs and brisket to grilled oysters, there will be something for every pallet. Be entertained by Rhythm & Rain starting at 10am, noon is The DD Thunders Band, after the parade is Barbara & Company. Don't forget that the Hibernia Society's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will pass right by the festival area at 2:00 PM.

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Winter Event 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013.

  • Date(s): 03/14/2015 - 03/14/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm - An All Day Event
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Main Street District
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Champions Tour

March 23-29

The 2015 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic field is ready to display some of the best golf in the world! With seven World Golf Hall of Famers and 17 major championship winners, the MGRC field will feature some of the greatest golfers in the world. The tournament played at the world-class facility of Fallen Oaks each spring . Come out and watch. You don't won't to miss a minute of this excitement.

  • Date(s): 03/23/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: Tournament throughout the day
  • Location: Fallen Oak Golf Club, 24400 Highway 15, Saucier
  • Contact: Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic
  • Phone: 228-896-6365
  • Admission: $15 (ages 15 and under free w/adult ticket)

3rd Annual Harbor Fest

March 28

A Celebration for Children and Family! Live Christian Concerts, Plenty of Food, Pets, and much more!

Billed as the Largest Family Event to ever come to Jones Park. Harbor Fest will feature live music, over 100 Arts & Crafts booths and some Big Boy Toys! Tons of BBQ Vendors as well as other foods to choose from. A Kid's Village will be full of activities for children of all ages along with a petting zoo, jump houses, a ride-on train and more. The Humane Society of South Mississippi will sponsor a Pet Village featuring 10+ local and regional rescues with hundreds of pets available for adoption along with a Low-Cost Microchip and Rabies Vaccination Clinic. Harbor Fest is the only Pet Friendly event on the Coast. So parents can bring the whole family-INCLUDING the pets. The first 1,000 kids to arrive will each receive an Easter egg with a prize in every egg and the grand prize of an Xbox and cash awards.

Harbor Fest is brought to you by WLOX TV, Coast Radio Group, BBQ World, The Humane Society of South Mississippi and Ron Meyers Productions. For more information log onto www.ronmeyersproductions.com.

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Lisa Evans, Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-831-3020
  • Admission: $5

24th Annual "Celebrate the Gulf” Marine Educational Festival

April 4 (tentative)

Visit more than 20 Celebrate the Gulf exhibits related to the wise use, preservation or conservation of our valuable aquatic and coastal resources. Children and adults alike will get to experience everything from crawling through the ever-popular "Turtle Hurdle" to visiting a special touch tank full of marine creatures, sponsored by the Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. Participants will also participate in many hands-on activities involving native plants, birds and marine life. A special Raptor Road Show presented by the Environmental Studies Center from Mobile, Ala., will also be offered periodically throughout the festival.

As a special treat for our young fishers, the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources in association with the Coastal Conservation Association (CCA) of Mississippi and the Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival, will be hosting a FREE junior fishing rodeo on the western side of the Pass Christian Harbor from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for children 12 and under. Every child who fishes will win a prize. Prizes will be awarded at Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival in Pass Christian's War Memorial Park after the fishing rodeo.

Awarded One Of The Top Events USA 2013

  • Date(s): 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: 10am–3pm
  • Location: Pass Christian War Memorial Park, Beach Blvd, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Jennifer Buchanan - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 475-7047 or (228) 860-5634
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Gulf Coast Yacht & Boat Super Show

April 9-12

The Largest Outdoor Boat Show on the Gulf Coast! Over 50 Boat and Brokerage dealers from South Florida, North Florida, South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas with the best new and brokered Center Consoles, Runabouts, Sportfish, Skiffs, Motor Yachts, Cruisers, Pontoons, Ski Boats, Backwater, Trawlers, Jet Boats, PWC's, available on the Gulf Coast and beyond. Attendees will see boats never seen outside of the Southeast Florida Boat Shows! Everything from the best in marine accessories to 50′ Cruisers, Sport Fish Boats, and Motor Yachts! In addition, famous nautical artists, apparel, sunglasses, inflatables, boat lifts, and just about anything else you could need for a day on the water will be available. Paul from Gator Boys will be available for autographs Saturday & Sunday.  Hosted by Odyssey Events.

  • Date(s): 04/09/2015 - 04/12/2015
  • Times: Thursday VIP Day 1pm-7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Jason Mayer - Odyssey Management Services
  • Phone: 941-735-4383
  • Admission: Admission Charged

SEABEE DAY 2015

April 11

Seabee Day is a celebration of the U.S. Navy Seabee and the presence of the Navy on the Gulf Coast for more than 70 years! The event features a 5K run, a festive atmosphere, a car, truck and motorcycle show, musical guests, games, fun, food, carnival rides, lots for kids activities, vendors and more! Visitors must enter through the Pass Road Gate! Come out to Seabee Day and see what the "Buzz" is all about! 

  • Date(s): 04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
  • Times: 9am–4pm
  • Location: Naval Construction Battalion Center, 4902 Marvin Shields Blvd, Gulfport
  • Contact: Rob Mims - Public Affairs Officer
  • Phone: 228-871-2699
  • Admission: Spectators Free!

39th Annual Pass Christian Blessing of the Fleet

April 12 (tentative)
 
Historically significant event before shrimp season features vessels colorfully decorated as they take their turn to receive a blessing in anticipation of a bountiful year! Enjoy the decorated boats and an antique car show as well.

  • Date(s): 04/12/2015 - 04/12/2015
  • Times: Festivities start @ 10am
  • Location: Pass Christian Harbor, Highway 90, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Pass Christian Harbor Master Office
  • Phone: 228-452-5128
  • Admission: Spectators Free

23rd Annual MS Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival

April 16-19, 23-26

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): 04/16/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • 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

18th Annual Art in the Pass

April 18-19

The Annual Art in the Pass will host more than 100 artists from 15 states who work in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, glass arts, woodworking and jewelry.  The event will offer free seafood cooking demonstrations, a marine educational program for children and live music.  

Marine Cuisine Pavilion Cooking includes two days of cooking demonstrations using Mississippi Gulf Fresh Seafood to promote the culinary arts. This event includes free cooking demonstrations by local and regional chefs, sample tastings, recipes and information on cooking seafood on both Saturday and Sunday. The featured guest chef on Sunday will be Rob Stinson, host of the Fit to Eat cooking show on MPB television. He is the owner of three award-winning restaurants in Mississippi.

Live Music and entertainment will be provided over the two-day event in and around the park's gazebo. Saturday and Sunday performers will include local favorites.

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring 2011 Event
Awarded One Of The Top Events USA 2013

  • Date(s): 04/18/2015 - 04/19/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: War Memorial Park - Corner of Scenic Drive & Fleitas Avenue, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Anita Giani - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 452-5969 or (650) 743-0870
  • Admission: Spectators Free

12th Annual Smokin' the Sound

April 23-26 (tentative)

Smokin' The Sound offshore powerboat racing kicks off the 2015 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 1-3.

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 2010 Spring Event

  • Date(s): 04/23/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Location: Biloxi Channel
  • Contact: Smokin The Sound
  • Phone: 228-594-3442

Celtic Woman Anniversary Tour X

May 7

Since its inception in 2004, Celtic Woman has emerged as both a spectacular commercial success and a genuine cultural phenomenon. The group's uplifting mix of timeless tradition and contemporary craft has transcended national and cultural borders to touch the hearts of a loyal international fan base. The multitalented ensemble has sold more than eight million copies of its releases, all of which have debuted at #1 on Billboard's World Music chart. As a live act, they continue to sell out concert halls around the world, having performed for nearly three million fans.

  • Date(s): 05/07/2015 - 05/07/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-594-3700
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

11th Annual Jazz in the Pass

May 23-24

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for this FREE musical event featuring live music echoing over the Mississippi Sound!  Food and crafts also fill the park. 

  • Date(s): 05/23/2015 - 05/24/2015
  • Times: Sat.12pm-8pm; Sun. 12pm-6pm
  • Location: War Memorial Park, Highway 90, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Pass Christian Main Street
  • Phone: 228-452-3315
  • Admission: Free

19th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic

June 1-7

Big Boats, Big Fish, Big BUCKS! Hundreds of anglers converge on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for this premier sport fishing event. Vessels ply the billfish-rich waters off the coast to compete for over $1,000,000 in cash & prizes. The weeklong event features nightly dock parties, captains banquet, golf outing and live entertainment for the spectators at the weigh scales Friday and Saturday evenings.

  • Date(s): 06/01/2015 - 06/07/2015
  • Times: See web site for complete details
  • Location: Point Cadet Marina (behind Golden Nugget), Highway 90, Biloxi
  • Contact: Bobby Carter - Tournament Director
  • Phone: 228-239-2575
  • Admission: Free

29th Annual Coast Coliseum Summer Fair

June 4-14

The Mississippi Coast Coliseum Summer Fair is a family-friendly, jam-packed affordable annual event that offers rides, live music, shows, contests, and headline entertainment. Named a multi-year Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society, the Summer Fair runs June 4-14 on the grounds of the Coast Coliseum.

Gate admission is FREE every day for children under 12 and for adults Sunday - Thursday. Tickets are only $5 on Fridays & Saturdays for ages 13 and older, with Pay-One-Price ride admission every day. Gates open at 5 pm Monday-Friday and 1 pm Saturday and Sunday..

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring Event 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011

  • Date(s): 06/04/2015 - 06/14/2015
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Admission Charged - See Above

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, and 2011!


  • Date(s): 07/02/2015 - 07/05/2015
  • 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

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): 07/03/2015 - 07/03/2015
  • Times: Daily 11am-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

3rd Annual Bay Harborfest

July 24-26 (tentative)

Whether you prefer the sun and sand or food and shopping, visitors and locals alike will delight in the exceptional variety of live music, tasty festival food fare, and local artisans' creations over three days as we celebrate at the Bay St. Louis harbor! Come enjoy the sights and sounds of this extraordinary music festival and the southern hospitality of Mississippi's ‘West Coast'!

  • Date(s): 07/24/2015 - 07/26/2015
  • Times: See Website Complete Schedule
  • Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Michael Rosato, Bay Rat Productions, LLC
  • Phone: 571-228-2506
  • Admission: Festival Admission free.

Calendar of Events

A Taste of Long Beach

September 23

Enjoy the local flavors of Long Beach. "A Taste of Long Beach" is an annual event held to showcase the local businesses and to expose more people to see what Long Beach has to offer. A silent auction featuring products and services from Long Beach businesses will also be held.

Chamber of Commerce members and potential members are encouraged to experience the delicious cuisine of Long Beach restaurants and businesses. Local restaurants, beverage vendors and businesses will display their culinary delights. Entertainment will be provided by the Huey P's Band.

  • Date(s): 09/23/2014 - 09/23/2014
  • Times: 6pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Harper McCaughan Town Green, 301 Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach
  • Contact: Jenny Levens
  • Phone: 228-604-0014
  • Admission: $30-$35

Casting for Conservation Kids Fishing Rodeo

September 27

Bring the kids out for this recreational and fishing experience. Learn about fishing conservation, fishing gear, knot tying, casting, fish identification, water safety and proper fish release.  Fishin poles and tackle to catch fish will be provided to the kids 4-13 years old and must be accompanied by an adult.  Co-sponsored by CCA MS and City of Pascagoula Parks and Recreation.

  • Date(s): 09/27/2014 - 09/27/2014
  • Times: 8am - Noon
  • Location: Beach Park Pier, 600 City Park Street, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Suzanne Steinberger
  • Phone: 228-938-2356
  • Admission: Free

Shell Landing - Web.com 1st Stage Tour School

October 7-10

Shell Landing will be hosting a web.com 1st stage tour school qualifier. Come out and watch. You don't won't to miss a minute of this excitement as 76 players compete for spots to move onto 2nd stage. Practice rounds will be held on October 5 & 6 prior to the event. 

 

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  • Date(s): 10/07/2014 - 10/10/2014
  • Times: 7:30am
  • Location: Shell Landing Golf Club, 3499 Shell Landing Blvd, Gautier
  • Contact: Kenny Hughes
  • Phone: 228-497-5683
  • Admission: Spectators Free

11th Ever ShedHed Blues Festival and BBQ Competition

October 11

The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint's 11th Ever Blues Festival featuring 6 bands. KCBS BBQ Competition, Swap Meet, Limo Rat rod building in parking lot. 20 acres of parking. FREE !!!  The headliners include: High Country, Voo Davis, Super Chikan, Homemade Jamz and the Kenny Brown Band.

  • Date(s): 10/11/2014 - 10/11/2014
  • Times: Opens 8am Music begins at Noon
  • Location: The Shed BBQ, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Linda Orrison
  • Phone: 228-875-9590
  • Admission: Free
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

26th Annual Mississippi Coastal Cleanup

October 19

Largest and most successful volunteer event of its kind! Join the celebration! Each year, thousands of volunteers from around the globe participate, clearing tons of trash from coastlines, rivers, and lakes. Come out and join in for this FUN & worthwhile event! Sign up to clean up at 1 of more than 60 sites. Be a part of an environmental movement. Become a part of history by signing the Coastal Cleanup commemorative quilt. Follow the traveling quilt at www.facebook.com/mscoastalcleanup.

The cleanup focuses on the Coast's mainland and barrier island beaches and waterways as well as lakes, rivers, marshes, bayous, estuaries, and other watershed locations in the marine waters extending as far north as Interstate 10.

Call or check out website for full details!

  • Date(s): 10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014
  • Times: 8am–11am
  • Location: Throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast!
  • Contact: Carol Loew
  • Phone: 228-230-4111
  • Admission: Volunteers Welcomed! Register On Line!

Annual St. Rose De Lima Heritage Festival

October 18

Amazing Food including BBQ, Seafood Gumbo, & Sweets. There will be Raffles, Arts & Crafts & a Silent Auction. There will be plenty of things for children such as Walking on Water (Water Ball Activities) and of course, awesome LIVE entertainment all day.

  • Date(s): 10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014
  • Times: 11am-11pm
  • Location: St. Rose de Lima Church, 301 South Necaise Avenue, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: St. Rose De Lima Church
  • Phone: 228-467-7347
  • Admission: Free

WAMA Jama 2014

October 18

Join us for our annual WAMA Jama Fundraiser. This year's event will be held at the newly opened Kress Live located in downtown Biloxi. The night will start with a second line parade through the Vieux Marche led by The Funk and members of the OSHS Grey Blue Pride. The evening will include Mexican cuisine, face painting, and live entertainment by Indiana-based band The Funk. Attendees are encouraged to wear their finest Dia' de los Muertos themed attire.

  • Date(s): 10/18/2014 - 10/18/2014
  • Times: 7pm-until
  • Location: Kress Live, 814 Howard Avenue, Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Corey Christy
  • Phone: 228-872-3164
  • Admission: Tickets start at $50

Mardi Paws

February 14 (tentative)

Laissez les bon temps rouler - Woof! The dogs are out and you do not won't to miss them as they parade down Pass Christian main streets in their mardi gras attire! Witness the crowning of the Best Dressed Mardi Paws King and Queen. Parade starts at Hancock Bank and proceeds up Davis Avenue.

  • Date(s): 02/14/2015 - 02/14/2015
  • Times: 3pm
  • Location: Pass Christian
  • Contact: Jennifer
  • Phone: 228-760-0323
  • Admission: Free

27th Arbor Day 5K-1Mile- ¼ Mile Run/Walk/Roll for Disability Awareness

February 28

A fun run, walk promoting awareness for Disability Connection-an Internet Resource Center & Directory for People with Disabilities. The event includes music, snacks, accessible sports demonstrations, and vendors promoting health and wellness. Participants receive a t-shirt and a tree, and those with challenges to running receive a medal. Individuals with disabilities will receive information on community resources, opportunities for socialization, and disability sports opportunities including tennis, basketball, soccer, and basketball. The race includes a ¼ mile challenge so that everyone, including wheelchairs, can participate in the healthful benefits of a run with awards following. Sponsored by the City of Biloxi, the Gulf Coast Running Club & Disability Connection.

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  • Date(s): 02/28/2015 - 02/28/2015
  • Times: 8am Registration; 9am 5K Race Starts
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Janie O'Keefe or Leonard Vergunst (Gulf Coast Running Club)
  • Phone: (228) 594-7000 or (228) 870-7775
  • Admission: $20
  • General Admission Child: $15 (12 yrs and under)

4th Annual Respect Our Military

April 4 (tentative)

The Respect Our Military FUNdraising event features a poker ride, job fair,  BBQ Wing Ding cook off, 50/50 raffle, live music, food, vendors, silent auction & more!  Come out for this worthy cause...even if you don't ride...come for the cause...enjoy the food, music...and mostly be there for our Veterans! Proceeds benefits "Crusaders For Veterans" Charity.

  • Date(s): 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: 10am
  • Location: Your Mama'z House, 12056 Cedar Lake Road, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kevin "Reb" Cuttill - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 217-201-1330
  • Admission: $15.00