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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 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

Mary C. O'Keefe Live on the Lawn Performances

Live on the Lawn Performances

November 1
The Mary C Youth Symphony Orchestra, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Garland Kelley, Pop and Rock, 10:30 am - 12 noon
William Rester, Acoustic Guitar, 12 noon - 1:00 pm
Longshot Theatre Company, Improvisation, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Gulf Coast Musical Theatre, "Titanic: The Musical" preview, 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dave Jones, Saxophonist, 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
Razoo Unplugged, 70's Favorites, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

November 2
Garland Kelley, Pop and Rock, 12 noon - 2:00 pm
The Mary C House Band, Jam Session, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Schedule subject to change

  • Date(s): 11/01/2014 - 11/02/2014
  • Times: Schedule above.
  • Location: Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: Free

24th Mercury SKA National Championship

November 6-9

The Southern Kingfish Association (SKA) gears up to host its 24th Mercury SKA National Championship. The world's largest saltwater tournament trail brings another successful season to a close in Mississippi, expecting upwards of 200 teams from across the Southeast to battle for the coveted title of "National Champion." The tournament and corresponding festivities will take place at the Golden Nugget Casino. Actual championship weigh-ins will be located at the adjacent Point Cadet Marina, 

In celebration of new things to come the Association opened participation in its 24th National Championship to any SKA Team that has fished two or more SKA sanctioned tournaments this year. Additional event highlights are vendor sales, boat manufacture demos, awards ceremonies and even a Pub Crawl. The weigh-ins are open to the public and extremely entertaining.

  • Date(s): 11/06/2014 - 11/09/2014
  • Times: Check website for scheduled events.
  • Location: Point Cadet Marina (behind Golden Nugget), Highway 90, Biloxi
  • Contact: Bobby Carter
  • Phone: 228-239-2575
  • Admission: Free

14th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Parade

November 8

For decades, the men and women of our nation's armed forces have made many sacrifices in an effort to sustain and protect the freedoms and sovereignty of our great nation and state. Come out and show support for all our veterans. Our mission is to honor and celebrate the brave and honorable men and women of the nation's armed forces (from the birth of our nation through the present day) for their service and sacrifices in assuring "we the people" continue to enjoy our many freedoms. We accomplish this mission through an annual veterans parade and events.  

Staging at the IP Casino at the corner of Bayview Avenue and Caillavet Street. Travel south on Caillavet Street to Esters Boulevard. East on Esters Boulevard to Lameuse Street. South on Lameuse Street passing City Hall and the Reviewing Stand and ending at the Red White and Blue on the Green festival at the Biloxi Town Green.

  • Date(s): 11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014
  • Times: Parade 11am; Festival 10am-4pm
  • 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

Biloxi Veterans Day Festival

November 8

Show your patriotism and gratitude to our men and women in uniform at the 2nd Annual Veterans Day Festival, Red, White & Blue on the Green. This Festival is held in conjunction with the Veterans Day Parade. The parade will begin at 11am at the corner of Bayview & Caillavet Streets and ends at the Biloxi Town Green on Lameuse Street. The festival with live entertainment, food and great vendors is free to the public and everyone is invited to attend. Wear your red, white and blue!

  • Date(s): 11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kay Carter
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: Free

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

Tarts & Tramps: Pirates & Wenches Ball

November 15

Pirates and Wenches Commandeer Tarts and Tramps Ball Grab your eyepatch and get ready for a grand event celebrating The Arts, Hancock County. The non-profit organization is putting on a pirate-themed costume ball to follow the festivities of Pirate Day in the Bay: The Tarts and Tramps: Pirates & Wenches Ball.

The event will feature food by the Silver Slipper Casino, Beer from Lazy Magnolia Brewery, a cash bar and a vaudeville style variety show. The entertainment line-up includes Big Sleazy Burlesque, The House Katz, Ivory Bill, and more local favorites. Attendees are requested to come in pirate and wench attire.

Advance tickets are available locally at Bay Books and The French Potager. They can also be purchased online securely and easily at www.BrownPaperTickets.com (simply go to the site and type in “The Arts Hancock County”). All proceeds support various programs of The Arts, like the popular Imagination Station for children and the annual Arts Alive! event, which will take place in March of 2015.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1531732387039331/ Buy Tickets Online: http://m.bpt.me/event/906191

  • Date(s): 11/15/2014 - 11/15/2014
  • Times: 7pm-11pm
  • Location: 100 Men Hall, 303 Union St, Bay St Louis
  • Contact: Martha Whitney Butler
  • Phone: 228-364-3091
  • Admission: $25 ($30 @ door) (must be 21 or over)

Christmas at Beauvoir

December 1-31

Don't miss these exceptional Christmas season events at Beauvoir. Stroll the grounds to view the Christmas lights and see our decorations. Enjoy carolers, crafts for kids, yard games, tours of the house with period decorations and dressers, pictures with Santa, dance performances, a hay ride, coffee and hot chocolate as you stroll the grounds. Sunday - Thursday $5 (family of 4). Events subject to change.

Dec. 5, 12, 19 Family Night
It's a Charlie Brown Christmas performed by Gulfport Little Theater

Entertainment Saturdays
Dec. 6 Mary Elizabeth Sawyer
Dec. 20 Kelly School of Dance

Entertainment Sundays
Dec. 14, 21

*Awarded Top Events USA Newsblog 2012

  • Date(s): 12/01/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: 6pm - 8pm
  • Location: Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home
  • Phone: 228-388-4400
  • General Admission Adult: $12.50
  • General Admission Child: $7.50 (6-18) Under age 6 - Free
  • General Admission Senior: $10 seniors, military and AAA

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)

29th Annual Christmas on the Water Boat Parade

December 6 

Join in on a community-wide celebration that offers something for all ages and all interests! Boats parade in full holiday décor with a fireworks show after the parade! Best parade viewing locations: between the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor and Casino Row, or between the Biloxi Lighthouse and Beau Rivage Resort & Casino.

  • Date(s): 12/06/2014 - 12/06/2014
  • Times: 6pm
  • Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast - Biloxi
  • Contact: Rusty David - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 617-3112 or (228) 432-2563
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Christmas on the Avenue

December 13

Bring the children and the whole family to shop, eat, or just sit and relax as approximately 100 arts and craft vendors gather on the Harper McCaughan Town Green, in Long Beach, MS to kick off the Christmas season.  Enjoy live music performances, train rides, bounce house for children, food booths and much more.  Eat a pancake and sausage breakfast with Santa 8am-11am at First United Methodist Church, and feed the "reindeer". Don't leave without taking a memorable photo with Santa.   Hosted by the Long Beach Concert Choir Association.

  • Date(s): 12/13/2014 - 12/13/2014
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Location: Harper McCaughan Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach
  • Contact: Long Beach Concert Choir Assocation
  • Phone: 601-460-1754
  • Admission: Free (Breakfast w/Santa $5 adults, $3 children)

Electric Masquerade Music Experience

January 3

The 2015 Electric Masquerade Music Experience is a celebration of beginning of the Mardi Gras season. EMME will feature live music, art, and carnival along with the culture and tradition that are deeply rooted in the Mardi Gras season. Showcasing over 50 artists and entertainers from around the world, EMME will display an all genre music experience with acts performing on 4 different stages, including Pop, Rock, Hip Hop, Rap, EDM and Indie Music. Electric Masquerade will also feature a costume competition, keeping the Mardi Gras spirit with the masquerade tradition. The winner of the costume competition will be presented on the Main Stage before the headlining act. 

The 2015 Electric Masquerade Music Experience ​is a benefit for Make A Wish Mississippi. If you participate in this event, you are supporting contributions to Make A Wish Mississippi.

  • Date(s): 01/03/2015 - 01/03/2015
  • Times: 11am-11pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: $35 ($85 VIP)

Martin Luther King Jr Parade & Battle of the Band

January 19

This annual parade that celebrates civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, Jr. marches through downtown Gulfport. Enjoy the beat and choregrapher of the best marching bands in the South as they perform at the "Battle of the Bands" following the parade at the Gulfport/Milner Stadium!

  • Date(s): 01/19/2015 - 01/19/2015
  • Times: Parade starts at Noon
  • Location: Gulfport/Milner Stadium 1403 38th Avenue, Gulfport
  • Contact: Persharon Dixon / James Crowell
  • Phone: 228-234-5582/228-432-0206
  • Admission: $1 per person

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
USHJA Members Choice Award for 2014

  • 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

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: Sandy Salvage
  • Phone: 228-234-1424
  • Admission: Spectators Free

7th Annual Ocean Springs Carnival Association Mardi Gras Night Parade

February 13

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

  • Date(s): 02/13/2015 - 02/13/2015
  • 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

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

Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade

February 17

This MUST DO EVENT is a 107 year old tradition, family oriented Mardi Gras Parade in downtown Biloxi. Pre-parade activities are held at the Biloxi City Hall. Mardi Gras beads, stuffed animals, cups, doubloons, and plenty of other trinkets are thrown from over 100 beautifully decorated floats along the Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras parade route.

  • Date(s): 02/17/2015 - 02/17/2015
  • Times: 1pm
  • Location: Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Nancy Rogers, Executive Director
  • Phone: 228-432-8806
  • Admission: Free

Harlem Globetrotters

February 19

The iconic Harlem Globetrotters are coming to town with their unrivaled family show, featuring some of the greatest athletes on the planet. With incredible ball handling wizardry, amazing rim-rattling dunks and trick shots, side-splitting comedy and unequaled on-court fan interaction, this must-see event is guaranteed to entertain the whole family - creating memories that will last a lifetime.

The Globetrotters will face a great challenge this year, as the infamous Washington Generals are more determined than ever to beat the Globetrotters. The Generals, the last team to beat the Globetrotters, are now coached by a former member of that 1971 team. They are on a mission and will do whatever it takes to win, with a new strategy that's sure to give the Globetrotters a run for their money.

  • Date(s): 02/19/2015 - 02/19/2015
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: $80 | $50 | $30 | $22 | $17

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

Monster Jam Monster Truck Racing

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

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

Seabee Day 2015

March 21

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): 03/21/2015 - 03/21/2015
  • 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!

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

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

18th Annual Art in the Pass

April 11-12

The 18th annual Art in the Pass will host more than 100 artists from 15 states in the two-day juried arts festival held at scenic War Memorial Park overlooking the Gulf in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Art in the Pass showcases artists who work in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, glass arts, woodworking and jewelry.

Thanks to a generous grant from the Department of Marine Resources, the Marine Cuisine Pavilion located on the northeast side of the park will host 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 annual Celebrate the Gulf Marine Education Festival will held concurrently with Art in the Pass and is a free, fun, family-friendly event to be held on Saturday, April 12, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., adjacent to the park's playground. Celebrate the Gulf will offer lively hands-on activities addressing marine and estuarine environmental issues, and recreational and commercial uses associated with the Gulf of Mexico.


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

  • Date(s): 04/11/2015 - 04/12/2015
  • 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

24th Annual "Celebrate the Gulf” Marine Educational Festival

April 11

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): 04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
  • 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

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

63rd Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Spring Pilgrimage

April 22-26

The weeklong event features beautiful homes, gardens, and historic locations. The event features elegant homes, gardens, and historic landmarks along the Mississippi Gulf Coast from Pascagoula to Diamondhead. Experience the treasures in each of our communities! Hosted by Gulf Coast Council of Garden Clubs. Click here for tour schedule.

Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 Events 2004
Awarded
Top Events USA 2011, 2012 & 2013

  • Date(s): 04/22/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Location: Throughout MS Gulf Coast
  • Contact: Linda Domino - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-861-5826
  • Admission: Free – Donations Appreciated

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.

5th Annual Gulfport Music Festival

May 8-9 (tentative)

Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more! Entertainment to be announced.

  • Date(s): 05/08/2015 - 05/09/2015
  • Times: Check Back For More Details
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Ricky Mitchell - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-388-2001
  • Admission: Admission Charged

33rd Annual Mississippi Memorial Day Blowout

May 22-25 (tentative)

Huge annual event offering a wide array of events such as three racing classes, street war racing, eight bike show classes, unique events to enjoy, and live music! Formally the All Harley Gulfport Memorial Day Blowout!  Same group...same FUN...just had to invite everyone...now open to all types of bikes.

  • Date(s): 05/22/2015 - 05/25/2015
  • Times: Gates open @ 8am
  • Location: Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Race Track Road, Gulfport
  • Contact: Smokey Stepputat - Publicity
  • Phone: 228-392-8281
  • Admission: Admission Charged - 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

13th Annual Scrapin the Coast

June 19-21 

Scrapin The Coast offers it all…Bikini contest, stereo competition, hydraulic contest, hot food, vendors, live music, car & truck show, burnout contest and more! Hundreds of hot rods converge on the coast for a FUN time.  Come enjoy FUN in the SUN. To register online CLICK HERE to download and print the form and mail it in.

  • Date(s): 06/19/2015 - 06/21/2015
  • Times: See Website for complete schedule
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Myles or Greg - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: (228) 832-2688 or (228) 832-4683
  • Admission: Admission Charged - Call for tickets

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

8th Annual Croaker Classic

July 11-12 (tentative)

Wanted DEAD or ALIVE the biggest croaker! Join in on this FUN fishing tournament featuring prize money, bikini contests, food, live music & more.

  • Date(s): 07/11/2015 - 07/12/2015
  • Times: Call for details
  • Location: Dock Bar & Grill, 13247-C Seaway Road, Gulfport
  • Contact: Marty Wilson - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-265-1121
  • Admission: Entry Fee Charged – 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.

20th ANNUAL CARL LEGETT MEMORIAL FISHING TOURNAMENT

August 7-9 (tentative)   

Huge fishing tournament with anglers competing for cash prizes! In addition, bring the kids for the Annual Kids Fishing Rodeo, Saturday from 8am-10am. The event is free to kids ages 5-13. Experienced anglers will be on site to assist the kids. Food, drinks, goodie bags and bait is provided for all kids who participate! Don't miss the Annual Miss Gulf Coast Bikini Contest at 7:30pm. Festivities conclude on Sunday with the Annual Shrimp Boil from 1-5pm. Bring the family for this fun filled weekend! Hosted by the Home Builders Association of the Mississippi Coast.

  • Date(s): 08/07/2015 - 08/09/2015
  • Location: Point Cadet Marina, Behind Golden Nugget Casino, Highway 90, Biloxi
  • Contact: Kelly Palermo - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-896-7646
  • Admission: Entry Fee for participants - Spectators Free

CPR FEST 19

August 30 (tentative)

CPR Fest 19 Presents The Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival. Entertainers include Godsmack, Skillet, Seether, Buckcherry, Escape, the Fate, Redlight King, Within Reason, sons of Revelry, These Raven Skies and Tattered.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2015 - 08/30/2015
  • Times: 11:30am-11:30pm - All day event
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Ricky Mitchell - Market Manager
  • Phone: 228-236-1092
  • Admission: Tickets on sale through Ticketmaster.com or any Ticketmaster location

24th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Festival

September 5 (tentative)

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

  • Date(s): 09/05/2015 - 09/05/2015
  • Times: Gates open at 11am; Show starts at 12:30pm
  • Location: Jackson County Fairgrounds, 2902 Shortcut Road, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Addie Brent, Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Commission, Inc.
  • Phone: 228-497-5493
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

30th ANNUAL DIAMONDHEAD ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

September 19-20 (tentative)


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): 09/19/2015 - 09/20/2015
  • 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 23-26 (tentative)

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): 09/23/2015 - 09/26/2015
  • 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: Free (Wed-Thur); $5 (Fri-Sat)
  • General Admission Child: Free (10 and under) with paying adult

2nd Annual Gulfport Anchor Fest

September 26-27 (tentative)

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): 09/26/2015 - 09/27/2015
  • 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

HOG Festival

September 26 (tentative)

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): 09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015
  • 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 26 (tentative)

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): 09/26/2015 - 09/26/2015
  • 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

33rd Annual Chefs of the Coast

September 27 (tentative)

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): 09/27/2015 - 09/27/2015
  • Times: 5pm-9pm
  • Location: Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue, Biloxi
  • Contact: Beverly Martin - Executive Director
  • Phone: 228-324-0032
  • Admission: $65

Professional Bull Riders

October 2-3 (tentative)

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): 10/02/2015 - 10/03/2015
  • Times: 8pm on Friday, 10/2 and 7pm on Saturday, 10/3
  • Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-594-3700
  • Admission: $13.00
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

38th Annual Zonta Arts & Crafts Festival

October 3 (tentative)

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): 10/03/2015 - 10/03/2015
  • Times: 9am–5pm
  • Location: Downtown Plaza of Pascagoula, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Andrea Chenoweth - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 229-9908 or (228) 762-7018
  • Admission: Free

19th Annual Cruisin' the Coast

October 4-11  

Thousands of classic cars converge on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for an entire week of rock 'n' roll, drag races, sock hops, swap meets, and headline entertainment 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 7,000 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): 10/04/2015 - 10/11/2015
  • 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

Vicari Classic & Muscle Auction

October 8-10

VICARI AUCTION will be expecting 500 cars in the Classic & Muscle Car Auction during Cruisin The Coast - America's Largest Block Party. Cruisin' The Coast is a festival to celebrate antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. Car enthusiasts from over 39 states and Canada drive to the Mississippi Gulf Coast once a year to showcase their rides and to cruise the beautiful 30-mile stretch of beachside highway with designated stops in Ocean Springs, D'Iberville, Edgewater Mall, Pass Christian, Bay St. Louis. Each venue is set up as a mini festival with a stage for live bands, reserved parking for registered cruisers, spectator parking, vendors for food and event merchandise. The week long event includes The VICARI CLASSIC & MUSCLE CAR AUCTION, cruise-ins, a VA Hospital Cruise, swap meet, and a parade. Spectators are welcome and will find that the cruisers love to talk "old cars"

Collectibles: Thurs. 12:00 a.m., Fri. & Sat. 10:00 a.m.
Cars: Thurs. 1:00 p.m., Fri. & Sat. 11:00 a.m.
Feature Cars: Fri. & Sat. 3:00 p.m.
Car check-in: Wed. 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

  • Date(s): 10/08/2015 - 10/10/2015
  • Times: Doors open @ 8:30am, Auction starts Friday & Saturday @ 10am
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Will Loomis - Auction Manager
  • Phone: 504-875-3563
  • Admission: $15.00 (Children 10 and under are free)

25th Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Fest

October 17-18 (tentative)

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): 10/17/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • 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

29th Annual Fall Muster

October 17-18 (tentative)

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): 10/17/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Times: 9am gates open
  • Location: Beauvoir, 2244 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Beauvoir, The Jefferson Davis Home
  • Phone: 228-388-4400
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Calendar of Events

21st Annual Vettes By the Shore

November 1

Hundreds of corvettes converge on the Mississippi Gulf Coast - Corvette Clubs from Louisiana, Alabama, Florida, Mississippi and beyond, join together to help make this spectacular car show a great success every year! Other events include door prizes, a silent auction, 50/50 drawing, music by Rain and more. Come early and show your car or just come look at the fine Corvette.  Register today! Proceeds benefit local charities or individuals in need! Hosted by the Mississippi Gulf Coast Corvette Club.

  • Date(s): 11/01/2014 - 11/01/2014
  • Times: 8am–4pm
  • Location: Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd, Biloxi - Parking Lot
  • Contact: Brian Gambony - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-282-2501
  • Admission: Spectators Free! Car Entry Fee

Country Cajun Jamboree

November 7-8

Live Entertainment: Ryan Foret and Foret Tradition, Aaron Foret, Gary Young, Owen Brothers w/Jerry Owen, 3. C. Band w/ Danny Ray, Brandon Tingstrom, Trent Ladner and the Back Porch Band. $1,000 purse cornhole tournament (Sat.) Car Show (Sat.) (100% entries paid to 3 places) vendors, AL vs. LSU on the big screen, kids entertainment, camper spots available. Feel free to contact us with any questions!

  • Date(s): 11/07/2014 - 11/08/2014
  • Times: Gates open @ 5pm Friday and 10am Saturday
  • Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Rd, Gulfport
  • Contact: Jeff Salters
  • Phone: 228-493-2001
  • Admission: $10
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible
    • Children

Disney On Ice: Treasure Trove

December 11-14

Discover endless riches when Disney On Ice presents Treasure Trove Presented by Stonyfield YoKids Organic Yogurt comes to your hometown! Disney On Ice sets the gold standard with a skating spectacular filled with classic Disney moments. Get tangled up in Disney's 50th animated feature with Rapunzel and Flynn and enter the worlds of your favorite Disney princesses: Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Jasmine, Aurora, Tiana, Mulan and, of course, the one who started it all, Snow White. Ahoy, Mateys! Set sail with Peter Pan, the always sassy Tinker Bell and the cantankerous Captain Hook & his pirate pals on an adventure beyond Never Land! Trek the wilds of Africa with Simba, Nala, Pumbaa and Timon as they discover the true meaning of the ‘Circle of Life.' Tick-Tock! Tick-Tock! Don't be late to a very important date with Alice & the Mad Hatter as they march with the Queen of Hearts' Army Of Cards. You won't want to miss this show full of Disney treasures to remember.

  • Date(s): 12/11/2014 - 12/14/2014
  • Times: Thu-Fri 7pm, Sat 2pm & 6pm, Sun 2pm
  • Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 800-745-3000
  • Admission: Call for tickets prices.

Mardi Paws

February 7

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 Town Pavilion and proceeds down Davis Avenue.

  • Date(s): 02/07/2015 - 02/07/2015
  • Times: 3pm
  • Location: Pass Christian
  • Contact: Jennifer
  • Phone: 228-452-3315
  • 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

12th Ever ShedHed Blues Festival and BBQ Competition

October 10 (tentative)

The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint's 12th 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): 10/10/2015 - 10/10/2015
  • 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