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March 2015

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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

Spring Fest and Garden Extravaganza

March 6-7

For over 15 years the Spring Event was held every year inside the Coliseum Convention Center in Biloxi but after Hurricane Katrina it went away. We are so excited to bring back this event AND we are combining Spring Fest with the 15th Annual Gulf Coast Garden and Patio Show. Offering arts and crafts, Easter gifts, home decor, plants, garden accessories, landscape pros, and more!

  • Date(s): 03/06/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 9am – 5pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ron Meyers - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (800) 476-9336 or (228) 831-3020
  • Admission: $8

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)

37th Annual Hibernia St. Patrick’s Day Parade & 5k Run (Biloxi)

March 14

Parade featuring bands, military units, flag bearers, bagpipers, leprechauns, a horse-drawn carriage with the parade's Grand Marshal and Colleen, and colorful floats tossing Irish trinkets, green beads and doubloons. The parade route begins at Kuhn St. and Howard Ave., which is one block north of the Biloxi Yacht Club, west to Dr. Martin Luther King Blvd., south on Main St., west on Hwy 90, north on Lameuse St., west on Washington Loop, south on Reynior Street, west on Howard Ave., north on Caillavet St. to disband at Esters Blvd. Click for parade route map.

Irish Derby/5K Run held in conjunction with the parade! Presented by the Hibernia Marching Society & The Gulf Coast Running Club.

  • Date(s): 03/14/2015 - 03/14/2015
  • Times: Derby Run starts 9am & Parade starts 2pm
  • Location: Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Mary Anne McCusker, Parade info.; Mark Grace, Run Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-265-3416 or 228-334-3280
  • Admission: Spectators Free

51st Annual Waveland St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 14

St. Patrick's Day parade with folks on floats throwing "goodies," as well as cabbage, potatoes, and carrots for a grand Irish stew to visitors & locals! Family fun for all! Hosted by the Waveland Civic Association!

Parade begins near the city park at the corner of Central and Waveland Avenues. The parade will travel east on Central to Coleman Avenue, turn down Coleman Avenue to the beach, and then travel east to Lafitte St. up to Central and then left to Waveland Ave.

  • Date(s): 03/14/2015 - 03/14/2015
  • Times: 2pm
  • Location: See Parade Route Above
  • Phone: 228-216-0357
  • Admission: Spectators Free

9th Annual Grillin on the Green

March 14
 
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. 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

Pass St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 14

The St. Patrick Day Parade in Pass Christian will be held on Saturday, March 14 starting at 1:30 PM. Toasting by the Mayor and Irish blessing City Hall at 1. The parade starts at City Hall and ends at the corner of Handy and Davis.

  • Date(s): 03/14/2015 - 03/14/2015
  • Times: Festivities begin @ 1pm
  • Location: Throughout Pass Christian
  • Contact: Robin Rafferty
  • Phone: 228-547-4873
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Annual Bay-Waveland Garden Club Spring Pilgrimage

March 21

The Bay-Waveland Garden Club is celebrating its 76th Anniversary of service to the communities of Bay St. Louis and Waveland and will be hosting their annual Spring Pilgrimage Home Tour on March 21. The event begins at noon at the Waveland Civic Center where tourists and visitors can pick up brochures, maps and enjoy light refreshments. Saint Rose de Lima Catholic Church will only be available until 3pm.

The Tour is complimentary and open to the public. Featured homes soon to be announced.

  • Date(s): 03/21/2015 - 03/21/2015
  • Times: Noon - 4pm
  • Location: Throughout Hancock County
  • Contact: Lana Noonan
  • Phone: 228-467-1068 or 228-493-4358
  • Admission: Free

Certified Platinum Tour: Miranda Lambert

March 21

Get ready to get excited for the Certified Platinum Tour: Miranda Lambert with Justin Moore, Danielle Bradbery, and JukeBox Mafia. Miranda Leigh Lambert-Shelton is an American country music artist who gained fame as a finalist on the 2003 season of Nashville Star, where she finished in third place and later signed to Epic Records.

  • Date(s): 03/21/2015 - 03/21/2015
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-594-3700
  • Admission: Call for tickets

Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Champions Tour

March 26-29

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): 03/26/2015 - 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)

27th Annual Barbecue Under the Oaks

March 28

Join us as we move our butts...and ribs and legs after 26 years to Centennial Plaza for Barbecue Under the Oaks, March 28, 2015″!!!   FUNdraising relaxed, family-friendly themed event, held in the shade of dozens of centuries-old oaks. The event features the friendly competitive spirit of about 30 cooking teams ("Ribmeisters") as they try to "out-do" each other to create the most succulent, smoky, fall-off-the bone barbecue delicacies to thrill the crowds, along with a wide array of traditional down home "fixins" and even gourmet accoutrements.

Guests sample the barbecue specialties until full...at this "all-you-can-eat" occasion! In addition to enjoying the barbecue meal, guests enjoy music and checking out the items up for bid in the silent auction tent. Children enjoy as well...as they head towards the play area to have their faces painted, take a ride on a "train", and have fun with the blow-up bouncy house and slide!  Don't miss this Fabulous, FUN, FOOD event!

BBQ Under the Oaks will also include a Drawdown with a GORGEOUS $5,000 piece of jewelry from Pav and Broome, a Large Green Egg from Blossman Gas and much much more. Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Proceeds benefit The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra and Gulf Coast Symphony Youth Orchestra.


Barbecue Under the Oaks received the "Awards of Excellence" by the League of American Symphonies Volunteer Council, as one of the best fundraising events in the nation!

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 11:30am-2pm
  • Location: Centennial Plaza, Gulfport
  • Contact: Gulf Coast Symphony
  • Phone: 228-896-4276
  • Admission: $40/advance; $45/door
  • General Admission Child: $10

3rd Annual Harbor Fest

March 28

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

Harbor Fest features 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. 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 http://www.ronmeyersproductions.com/.

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/28/2015
  • Times: 9am-8pm
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Lisa Evans, Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-831-3020
  • Admission: $5

Keesler Air Show & Open House

March 28-29
 
You do not want to miss The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, who perform precision aerial maneuvers demonstrating the capabilities of Air Force high performance aircraft to people throughout the world. Along with the Thunderbirds, the U.S. Army States Army Parachute Team, "The Golden Knights," will also perform at the Air Show/Open House. The team travels around the United States, performing parachute demonstrations at air shows, major league football and baseball games, and special events, connecting the Army with the American people. Please visit our facebook page for more information.

  • Date(s): 03/28/2015 - 03/29/2015
  • Times: 9am-5pm
  • Location: Keesler AFB
  • Contact: Jerry Taranto or Susan Griggs
  • Phone: 228-377-7329; 228-377-1179

GulfCoast Yacht & Boat Super Show

April 2-5

The largest boat show on the Gulf and one of the top boat shows in the country. The show features over power, sail, and paddle vessels from 8' to over 80'. These watercraft are displayed both in water and on land at the largest marina on the upper Gulf, Gulfport Harbor in Gulfport, Mississippi. This event attracts attendees from over 18 states and 3 countries.

  • Date(s): 04/02/2015 - 04/05/2015
  • Times: Thursday 1pm-7pm, Friday & Saturday 10am-7pm, Sunday 10am-5pm
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Rob Lynch
  • Phone: 951-780-0538
  • Admission: $12
  • General Admission Child: 12 and under free

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

4th Annual Stella's Blues & BBQ Festival

April 11

Get ready for some awesome BBQ, lots of great bands & entertainment ,and of course Bay St. Louis Little Theatre will present their annual "Stella Yellin' Contest." You can count on some of the PREMIER Barbecuers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to be at this one!

Enjoy listening to the sounds of blues in 3 different venues along with vendors offering the BEST Mississippi BBQ the coast has to offer all serving up the finger licking, mouthwatering food. Stella may have the "blues", but we're going to cheer her up.  Held in conjunction with the Stella Yelling Contest. Proceeds benefit the BSL Little Theatre. Sponsored by Silver Slipper Casino and the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre. Production of Pelican Events-Mississippi.

  • Date(s): 04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
  • Times: 12 noon-9pm
  • Location: Historic Depot, 1928 Depot Way, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Charlie Cornelius or Cyndi Meyer - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: (678) 485-9620 or (228) 467-0855
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Free Flowin' on the Riverfront Festival

April 11

Free Flowin’on the Riverfront is a celebration of our beautiful Pascagoula River, the longest free-flowing river in the U.S. The festival will be held Saturday, April 11, 2015 at the riverfront/parking garage area in Pascagoula. It will feature local art, music and food from our community. The Festival Board is comprised of local residents who take great pride in everything our local communities have to offer. The purpose of the event is to recognize the beauty and unique advantages of the longest Free-Flowin’ River – the Pascagoula River – and to showcase our local merchants, artists and musicians. 

  • Date(s): 04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
  • Times: 10am - 8pm
  • Location: Riverfront Area
  • Contact: Jennifer Evans
  • Phone: 228-769-0451
  • Admission: Free

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!

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

17th Annual ColOhr Fest

April 24-26

A Celebration of the ExtraOHRdinary. A celebration of the arts, held on the beautiful beachfront grounds of the world famous Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi, Mississippi. Enjoy the cool Gulf breezes under the shade of our sprawling 100 year old oak trees. Browse and shop through a huge variety of "Ohriginal" art from local and regional artists. Pick up some treasures from dozens of arts and crafts booths as well as home-grown veggies, plants and much more in our Ohr Marketplace. Dine on delectable dishes for which the Coast is famous! Relax and enjoy non-stop free entertainment. Try your hand at creating your own work of art - workshops and demos for adults and kids! Laugh and marvel at the often hilarious "Potter Games"...or sign up for one of our ColOhrful Contests!

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  • Date(s): 04/24/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Times: Fri. 5pm-9pm; Sat. 9am-8pm; Sun. 10am-6pm
  • Location: Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: $5
  • General Admission Child: Free (ages 12 and under)

2015 Bear Creek Music Festival

May 2

Discover the power of music at the 2015 Bear Creek Music Festival hosted at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center. This festival showcases the young talent across the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Musicians, artists, performers and vendors will crowd the grounds at Lynn Meadows Discovery Center to celebrate their talents together. Teachers of various forms of music will be offering lessons throughout the event. Come enjoy southern food, music, art and comfort with friends and family of all ages. If you can't make the afternoon events, come join Lynn Meadows Discovery Center in celebrating their birthday, then to close this year’s event, don’t miss an amazing performance from Mississippi’s own Oh, Jeremiah!

  • Date(s): 05/02/2015 - 05/02/2015
  • Times: 2pm - 8:30pm
  • Location: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center
  • Phone: 228-897-6039
  • Admission: $10
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible
    • Children

Spraberry-Schankin Memorial Speckled Trout World Championship

May 14-16

Speckled Trout World Championship with over $15,000 worth of guaranteed on the line. Fun family event with 4 categories and a free kids division in each category.

  • Date(s): 05/14/2015 - 05/16/2015
  • Location: Farmers Market Pavillion, Gulfport Small Craft Harbor
  • Phone: 228-380-9929
  • Admission: $75
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

Our Lady of Fatima International Spring Festival

May 15-17 (tentative)

Live entertainment by local MS Gulf Coast artists, thrilling carnival rides and an international menu of tasty foods are just a sample of the three-day family festival sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi. Celebrating its unique combination of diverse cultures, the church's parishioners share their heritage each year in music, arts, entertainment and a variety of traditional dishes from their respective ethnic backgrounds.

Following this year's theme "Music Moves Us", the Festival is showcasing an impressive lineup of entertainment, performing an eclectic mix of musical genres including: jazz, country, Irish, Filipino, classical, pop, rock, blues and contemporary worship. The stage will also feature dance groups and a Junior Talent Show. The International Food Court offers a menu of taste sensations from around the world: Italian, Jamaican, Pilipino, South African, Greek, Vietnamese as well as American cuisine. In addition, seafood from the Gulf will be showcased in the Festival's "World Famous Gumbo", po-boys and crabcakes. Among the mouthwatering desserts offered will be the Biloxi-Croatian traditional pastry treat known as Pusharatas. Indoor and outdoor dining and takeout will also be available.

This event features carnival rides, delicious international food booths, snacks, drinks, the desert parlor, ice cream and the cake wheel. Children's games & activities including the Hamster Water Ball game, pony rides and the turtle races! Live entertainment all weekend long featuring singers, dancers, choirs & musicians.

Carnival rides are open throughout the Festival, and pay-one-price ($20) armbands are available on Friday from 5pm to 9pm and Sunday from 1pm to 5pm. By popular demand, Human Hamster Balls and Turtle Races will also return. In addition to the impressive selection of rides for all ages, there will be a special area for children with bounce houses, crafts and facepainting. Other festival features will include: a silent auction, arts and crafts vendors, a book sale, rummage sale, plant booth, and a classic car show on Sunday. An added attraction this year is a "Christmas in May" Shoppe, where hundreds of gently loved Christmas decorations will be offered at bargain prices.

The highlight of the Festival is its finale - a $15,000.00 Drawdown Dinner. With the purchase of a $100 ticket, four people will be admitted to the dinner held in the Parish Hall on Sunday night. The 400 tickets sold will be drawn for an opportunity to win prizes, $1,000 cash or the Grand Prize of $10,000.00. Tickets may be purchased (while they last) by visiting the Festival Information Booth (located in front of the Parish Hall).

  • Date(s): 05/15/2015 - 05/17/2015
  • Times: Friday @ 4pm-10pm; Saturday @ 10am-10pm, Sunday 11:30am-8pm
  • Location: Our Lady of Fatima, 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi
  • Contact: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
  • Phone: 228-388-3887
  • Admission: Spectators Free

5th Annual St. Clare Seafood Festival

May 22-24

Festival features fantastic food of all kinds and of course seafood, rides, live music, crafts, silent auction, raffle, 5K run and much more! Don't miss this exceptional festival as it returns to the beach. Proceeds benefit St. Clare Catholic Church. 

  • Date(s): 05/22/2015 - 05/24/2015
  • Times: Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday Noon-6pm
  • Location: St. Clare Catholic Church, 236 South Beach Blvd, Waveland
  • Contact: Earline Thomas or Kathy Scott (Vendor Contact)
  • Phone: 228-363-2769 / 228-467-9275
  • Admission: Spectators Free

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

86th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Fais Do-Do

June 4-7

Thursday: Memorial Mass for Deceased Fisherman, 6:00pm, St. Michael Catholic Church. 228-432-0097
Friday: Past Royalty Reception, DMR Great American Seafood cook off, 5:00pm @ Slavonian Lodge, 159 Maple Street, Biloxi
Saturday:
Fais Do-Do Festival and Shrimp Queen Pageant - 10am-10pm - Biloxi Town Green
The Blessing of the Fleet Mass- 4pm @ St. Michael Catholic Church
Coronation of the Shrimp King & Queen during the Fais-Do-Do, 5:30pm - Biloxi Town Green
Sunday: Blessing of the Fleet - 2pm

Friday, the celebration begins with the DMR Great American Seafood Cook Off & Past Royalty Reception! Come view Mississippi's finest chefs as they compete for the Mississippi Seafood title! The winning chef goes on to represent Mississippi in the Great American Seafood Cook Off in New Orleans! Sponsored by the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources. Held in conjunction with Biloxi's Blessing of the Fleet Past Royalty Reception.

Saturday, The Fais Do-Do - a much-loved Biloxi tradition - begins & features continuous live entertainment, hundreds of craft vendors, local artisans, and the best seafood in the entire world! The climax of the festive party is the coronation of the King and Queen. The Biloxi Cultural and Heritage Exchange will take place from 10:30 AM till 12:30

Sunday, closes the weekend with the ceremonial wreath dropping. Boats form in the west end of the Biloxi Channel near the Beau Rivage Casino and then parade east in the Biloxi Channel! Shrimp boats and recreational boats receive blessings for a safe and bountiful season. Join in the Fun as music blares from boat radios, boats parade by and wave to spectators with the attitude - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!

Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 Events 1988 & 1993 *Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring Event 2010 & 2012

  • Date(s): 06/04/2015 - 06/07/2015
  • Location: Biloxi Town Green & Biloxi Channel
  • Contact: Kay Miller - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-435-6339
  • Admission: Fais-Do-Do $5.00 at the gate. Children under 12 & under free

10th Annual Red, White & Blueberry Festival

June 6 (tentative)

Blueberry season is in high gear and the town of Ocean Springs sets out to stain the streets of Downtown Ocean Springs—and the teeth of festival goer’s alike—blue, during the town’s Red, White and Blueberry Festival!  Event offers an assortment of antiques, crafts, fresh produce, plenty of blueberry products, open houses for downtown businesses and much more!

  • Date(s): 06/06/2015 - 06/06/2015
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-875-4424
  • Admission: Spectators Free

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  

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 - 07/05/2015
  • Times: Daily 10am-10pm
  • Location: Our Lady of the Gulf Church Grounds, Beach 228 South Beach, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Jo Sharp or Kathleen LeBlanc - Our Lady Gulf Church
  • Phone: 228-467-6509
  • Admission: Spectators Free

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

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 8-9 (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.

Annual Diamondhead Arts & Crafts Fair

September 19-20 

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. The air-conditioned bus delivers you to where the action is, and returns at your convenience. 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)

Fear Fete Horror Con & Film Festival

October 16-18

Fear Fete is the Gulf Coast's ultimate brand of all things horror. This event features a horror film festival, horror convention, panels, classes, parties, zombie pub crawl, and more. Fear Fete also produces several events throughout the year which including special screenings, parties, and more horror themed goodness! If you are looking for the ultimate horror experience, then you have found it!

  • Date(s): 10/16/2015 - 10/18/2015
  • Times: TBA
  • Location: MS Coast Convention Center (B-Hall)
  • Contact: Derek Morris
  • Admission: $25
  • General Admission Child: Free (age 10 and under) with paid adult
  • General Admission Senior: $20

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

15th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade

November 7

Mark your calendar and save the date.  Honoring all past and present veterans. What a great way to salute to our Veterans and with a free fun filled family focused festival! 

  • Date(s): 11/07/2015 - 11/07/2015
  • Times: Parade 11am; Festival 10am-2pm
  • Location: Downtown Biloxi
  • Contact: Valerie Mabry - Publicity
  • Phone: 228-669-4997
  • Admission: Free

37th Annual Peter Anderson Arts, Crafts & Food Festival

November 7-8

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): 11/07/2015 - 11/08/2015
  • 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

32th Annual Ron Meyers Christmas City Gift Show

November 13-15

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 & 2012.

  • Date(s): 11/13/2015 - 11/15/2015
  • Times: Friday 10am-4pm; Saturday 9am–5:30pm; 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 (1-day), $12 (2-day)

2015 Scottish Highland Games & Celtic Music Festival

November 14-15 (tentative)

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): 11/14/2015 - 11/14/2015
  • Times: Sat. 9am-5pm, Sun. 9am-3pm
  • Location: Beauvoir, Hwy 90, Biloxi
  • Admission: $20

Calendar of Events

2nd Annual Spirit of Spring Festival

April 11

Join us for the Spirit of Spring Festival. Free Swim Testing for your child. Learn what level he or she is swimming and receive recommendations from our swim instructors. Summer Camp Open House; take a tour of the Kroc Center and learn all about our amazing Summer Day Camp program. Sidewalk Chalk Art Contest, 5K run/walk, craft fair and kite flying. Click here for festival schedule. 

  • Date(s): 04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
  • Times: 9am
  • Location: The Salvation Army Kroc Center
  • Phone: 228-207-1218
  • Admission: Free
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

34th Annual Biloxi Seafood Festival

September 12-13 

Biloxi Seafood Festival is a celebration of the Seafood Heritage of the City of Biloxi and Mississippi Gulf Coast. This two day festival features live entertainment, activities for kids, arts and craft vendors and of course Seafood, Seafood and more Seafood! Sunday will feature the Gumbo Championship. For an additional fee you can enter this area of the festival and sample gumbo from professional and amateur competitors and choose your favorite for the Peoples' Choice Award. Save the Date now! You won't want to miss it!

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): 09/12/2015 - 09/13/2015
  • 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

12th Ever ShedHed Blues Festival and BBQ Competition

October 10 (tentative)

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): 10/10/2015 - 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

22th Annual Vettes By the Shore

November 7

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): 11/07/2015 - 11/07/2015
  • 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