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22nd Annual MS Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival

April 17-20 & 24-27

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): 04/17/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • 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

11th Annual Smokin' the Sound

April 24-27

Smokin' The Sound offshore powerboat racing kicks off the 2014 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 2-4.

Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 2010 Spring Event

  • Date(s): 04/24/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Location: Biloxi Channel
  • Contact: Smokin The Sound
  • Phone: 228-594-3442

3rd Annual Rockin' the Riverfront - Birds, Boats & Bands

April 26-27

Huge festival featuring plenty of arts & crafts, food vendors, antique car & boat show, kids corner with bounce house & more, boat building contest, educational booths, fun filled Latin dancing & live entertainment all day & into the evening! Bring your lawn chairs & blankets. No coolers or pet allowed. Check website for complete schedule.

  • Date(s): 04/26/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am-9:30pm, Sunday 9am-6:30pm
  • Location: Riverfront Park - Downtown Moss Point
  • Phone: 228-235-4700
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Smokin' the Lake

May 2-4

Last weekend you enjoyed Smokin' the Sound this weekend Smokin' The Lake races on Gulfport Lake in front of The Dock off of Seaway Road in Gulfport. The Deep South Racing Association features over 60 drag boats racing in 7 categories.

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 view of Gulfport Lake along with restrooms, official merchandise vendors, varying entertainment, 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!" Don't miss these exciting weekend events! There is even a "Smokin The Sound Poker Run!"

Visit the website for additional details.

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 2010 Spring Event

  • Date(s): 05/02/2014 - 05/04/2014
  • Location: Gulfport Lake
  • Contact: Smokin The Sound
  • Phone: 228-594-3442

3rd Annual Stella's Blues & BBQ Festival

May 3

The festival features blues music and BBQ! 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): 05/03/2014 - 05/03/2014
  • 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

13th Annual Jackson County Sheriff’s Rodeo

May 9-10

Join us for a family FUN event - filled with calf roping, steer wrestling, team roping, breakaway roping and barrel racing for girls, bareback bronco riding, saddle bronco riding, bull riding and trick riding, roping and much more! There will also be "The Gold Rush" for children under 9 years of age! Food, drinks, entertainment - join us for a weekend of exceptional FUN! Proceeds benefit the Jackson County sheriff's reserves and mounted patrol division.

  • Date(s): 05/09/2014 - 05/10/2014
  • Times: 7:30pm Nightly
  • Location: Vancleave Multipurpose Arena, 5400 Ballpark Road, Vancleave
  • Contact: Connie Bosarge or Bob Nusko - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: (228) 623-0659 or (228) 623-1955
  • Admission: Admission Charged

4th Annual Gulfport Music Festival

May 9-10

Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more! Entertainment includes: Kidd Rock, Cypress Hill, Ying Yang Twins, Sir Mix A Lot, Sublime With Rome, Violent Femmes, The Pretty Reckless, Longreef, 311, Ludacris, Third Eye Blind, Reverend Horton Heat, Rosco Bandana and more.

  • Date(s): 05/09/2014 - 05/10/2014
  • Times: Check Back For More Details
  • Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Contact: Ricky Mitchell - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-388-2001
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Hiller Park Carnival

May 9-11

Come one, Come All! Family fun for all.  Bring mom and the family to celebrate Mother's Day. Enjoy food, carnival rides, craft booths, Mother-daughter Look-a-Like contest, games, prizes, entertainment and more.  There will be a charge for carnival rides. Revitalization fundraiser for Hiller Park.

  • Date(s): 05/09/2014 - 05/11/2014
  • Times: Fri. 5pm-10pm; Sat. 10am-10pm; Sun. 12noon-5pm
  • Location: Hiller Park Softball Fields, 380 Hiller Drive, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Parks and Recreation Dept.
  • Phone: 228-388-7170
  • Admission: Free

2nd Annual Pass Wine & Food Festival

May 10

FUNdraising event featuring wine & drinks paired with food from local restaurants, beverage vendors and businesses throughout the coast displaying their culinary delights! Sponsored by Pass Christian Chamber of Commerce.

  • Date(s): 05/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
  • Times: 6pm-8:30pm
  • Location: Christman Residence, 849 Scenic Drive, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Jenny Levens - Pass Christian Chamber
  • Phone: 228-604-0014
  • Admission: $30 (advance) $35 (night of event)

International Spring Festival

May 16-18

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.

Browse the book, plant & huge yard sale, along with over 50 vendors selling arts & crafts & more! Sunday activities feature an antique car show, and 5K Race and the drawing for the $2000 raffle. A silent auction with over 500 items all weekend long. And finally ending the festival the eagerly awaited $15,000 drawdown.

Arm bands for carnival rides available Friday 5pm-8pm & Sunday 1pm-5pm, regular admission for rides besides these days. Something all weekend long! Sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima Parish.

  • Date(s): 05/16/2014 - 05/18/2014
  • Times: Friday @ 4pm-10pm; Saturday @ 9am-10pm, Sunday 9am-8pm
  • Location: Our Lady of Fatima, 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi
  • Contact: Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church
  • Phone: 228-388-3887
  • Admission: Spectators Free

19th Annual Gulf Coast Wooden Boat Show

May 17-18

Join us as we applaud historic, antique, classic and contemporary wooden boats at the largest gathering of watercraft on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The Wooden Boat Show features exhibits, demonstrations, music, children's activities, good food, contests, prizes & much more! Enjoy the "Schooner Sail Special" during the two days. Sailing times: 11am, 1pm, 3pm & 5pm daily for a discounted cost of only $10 person during the event.

**Awarded "2003 Southern Travel Treasure" by AAA's magazine, AAA Southern Traveler

  • Date(s): 05/17/2014 - 05/18/2014
  • Times: 10am–6pm
  • Location: Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Robin Krohn-David - Director
  • Phone: 228-435-6320
  • Admission: Admission Charged

Jazz in the Pass

May 17 - 18

Bring your lawn chairs or blankets for this FREE musical event featuring live music echoing over the Mississippi Sound!  Jazz in the Pass is returning to Pass Christian's War Memorial Park in 2014 bigger and better. What has been historically a one-day afternoon event is being expanded to two days of great music. Featured bands scheduled to play include repeat performers Band of Gold, Starz, Thaddeus Richard & the New Orleans All-Stars, and Jose Francois, who will be joined for the first time by Rockin' Dopsie and the Zydeco Twisters.

  • Date(s): 05/17/2014 - 05/18/2014
  • Times: 1pm-6pm
  • Location: War Memorial Park, Highway 90, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Pass Christian Main Street
  • Phone: 228-452-3315
  • Admission: Free

13th Annual St. Ann's Catfish Festival

May 22-25

This festival is funfor the entire family - games, silent auction, live auction, prize bingo (during the day Saturday & Sunday), carnival rides, and of course fabulous food, especially catfish, and more! Live entertainment performs throughout the festival.

  • Date(s): 05/22/2014 - 05/25/2014
  • Times: Thursday & Friday 5pm-11pm; Saturday @ 9am - 11pm, Sunday 9am -6pm
  • Location: St. Ann Church Grounds, 23529 Highway 53, Gulfport
  • Contact: St. Ann's Catholic Church
  • Phone: 228-832-2560
  • Admission: Free

32nd Annual Mississippi Memorial Day Blowout

May 23-26

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 open to all types of bikes.

  • Date(s): 05/23/2014 - 05/26/2014
  • 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

4th Annual St. Clare Seafood Festival

May 23-25

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

  • Date(s): 05/23/2014 - 05/25/2014
  • Times: Friday 6pm-11pm, Saturday 11am-11pm, Sunday Noon-6pm
  • Location: St. Clare Catholic Church, 236 South Beach Blvd, Waveland
  • Contact: St. Clare Fair Committee
  • Phone: 228-467-9275
  • Admission: Spectators Free

85th Annual Blessing of the Fleet & Fais Do-Do

May 29-June 1 

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
Saturday: 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.

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): 05/29/2014 - 06/01/2014
  • 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

2nd Annual Pass Christian BBQ & Blues Festival

May 31-June 1 

A fun filled festival with a Backyard BBQ competition, great art and down home Blues music! In addition there is a special children's area where kids will have fun making their own blues instruments with the Pass Christian Library,l Cool Blues.Local artists offering wonderful unique arts and crafts as well as fabulous lip licking BBQ for sale.



  • Festival begins @ 10am! Enjoy an array of family friendly carnival rides, local art, BBQ, and other coast food as well as live Blues musicians all weekend.
  • Backyard BBQ Competition judging begins @ 11am with BBQ teams from all over competing for the title of Grand Champion.
    Blues Band Line Up: 2:30 House Katz; 5pm Phil "Smooth" Williams & the Smooth Williams Band

  • Festival opens @ 10am with another great day of delicious BBQ, rides and great unique art.
    Blues Band Line Up: 12:30pm - 2:30pm Blondfire; 3pm Pat Murphy and the Jumpin' Jukes

Pass Christian Harbor Festivals is currently seeking unique artisans, BBQ teams and blues musicians for the Pass Christian BBQ & Blues. Please go to for applications and information or call Renee Brooks at 228-342-2366.

  • Date(s): 05/31/2014 - 06/01/2014
  • Times: Saturday 10am-8pm, Sunday 10am-6pm. BBQ Competition Saturday
  • Location: Pass Christian Harbor, Highway 90, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Renee Brooks or Willie Davis - Event Coordinators
  • Phone: (228) 342-2366 or (228) 216-1307
  • Admission: Spectators Free

18th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic

June 2-8

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): 06/02/2014 - 06/08/2014
  • 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

28th Annual Coast Coliseum Summer Fair

June 5-15

The Coliseum Summer Fair has tons to offer! A family-friendly, jam packed affordable event, filled with midway rides, free live music, shows, contests, and headline entertainment - this event truly offers something for all age groups.

Gate admission is FREE Sunday - Thursday and only $5 on Fridays & Saturdays for ages 13 and older, children under 12 free gate admission daily. In addition to family affordable - $20 Pay-One-Price ride admission offered.

Pay-one-price ride times: Monday-Friday 5pm-10pm; Saturday & Sunday 1pm-6pm; Sunday, June 19 1pm-9pm. Gates open @ 5pm Monday-Friday & 1pm Saturday and Sunday.

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

  • Date(s): 06/05/2014 - 06/15/2014
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Admission Charged - See Above


June 7

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): 06/07/2014 - 06/07/2014
  • Times: 10am-2pm
  • Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-875-4424
  • Admission: Spectators Free

7th Annual International Food & Wine Tasting

June 12

Enjoy wines from around the world - paired with food! Enjoy a silent auction, live entertainment, and fun! Proceeds benefit Congregation Beth Israel.

  • Date(s): 06/12/2014 - 06/12/2014
  • Times: 6:30pm-9pm
  • Location: Island View Casino
  • Contact: Congregation Beth Israel
  • Phone: 228-539-1655
  • Admission: Admission Charged - Call for tickets

2nd Annual McLeod Park BBQ Cookoff & Antique Car Show

June 14

Come spend the day and enjoy BBQ, a HUGE car show, live music, silent auction, and cornhole tournament.  $25. for a two man team. Family friendly event!  Sponsored by Friends of McCleod Park.

  • Date(s): 06/14/2014 - 06/14/2014
  • Times: 11am-6pm
  • Location: McLeod Park, 8100 Texas Flat Road, Kiln
  • Contact: Bobbie Necaise - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-669-1597
  • Admission: Admission Charged
  • General Admission Adult: $15.00
  • General Admission Child: $5.00 Children 12 and under, 6 and under free.

City of Biloxi Juneteenth Celebration

June 14 

Event includes a neighborhood picnic @ 5:30pm, gospel sing off for a $500 prize @ 6:30pm, children and adult activities from 4pm-6pm!

Juneteenth is a national celebration established in 1865 in Galveston, Texas to commemorate freedom of African Americans and emphasize education, fun and unity!Hosted by The City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department!

  • Date(s): 06/14/2014 - 06/14/2014
  • Times: 4pm-8pm
  • Location: Salvation Army Kroc Center, 575 Division Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Parks & Recreation
  • Phone: 228-388-7170
  • Admission: Free

12th Annual Scrapin the Coast

June 20-22

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): 06/20/2014 - 06/22/2014
  • 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


June 20-22

Event featuring over 40 dealers and 70 tables offering coins, currency, stamps, and other collectibles for buy, trade or sale! Door prizes awarded throughout the event.  If you are a collector or dealer this is the show for you! Find that one of a kind, rare, must have is all here for buying, selling or just viewing.

Sponsored by The Coin Shop Biloxi.  Co-Sponsor South MS Numismatic Association.

  • Date(s): 06/20/2014 - 06/22/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am–5pm; Sunday 9am–3pm
  • Location: Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Avenue, Biloxi
  • Contact: Norman Carnovale - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-435-8880
  • Admission: Spectators Free


June  20-21

The event consisting of a filled day stopping at several locations by boat throughout the Gulf Coast -  The object is to make the best "Poker Hand! You will receive a card at the captains party that has the stops on it and at each stop the card is stamped. At the end of the day you are dealt the amount of cards by the amount of stamps on your main card. Please feel free to email us with any further questions.

The event includes a private party, poker run, and all boat types are welcome to enter. Stops include along Back Bay in Gulfport, Biloxi, and Ocean Springs, plus stops along the rivers and a one-card bonus stop at Horn Island (weather permitting). Cash prizes awarded. All participants that register early receive a free t-shirt for the event! Proceeds benefit the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Hosted by The River Bay Poker Run LLC.

June 20 @ 6:30 - Captains Registration party at the Dock on Seaway Road 
Email for entry form or more information:

  • Date(s): 06/20/2014 - 06/21/2014
  • Location: The Dock Bar & Grill
    13247-C Seaway Road
    Gulfport, MS 39503
  • Contact: Gary Morykwas
  • Phone: 228-365-7712
  • Admission: Fundraiser - Registration Required

Living Proof Live with Beth Moore

June 27-28

Mark your calendars. Living Proof Live with dynamic speaker Beth Moore and worship leader Travis Cottrell are coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum. Wanda Elizabeth "Beth" Moore is an evangelist, best-selling author, and Bible teacher. She is the founder of Living Proof Ministries, a Bible-based organization for women based in Houston, Texas. The ministry focuses on aiding women who desire to model their lives on evangelical Christian principles. Travis Cottrell is an contemporary Christian music artist, songwriter, and worship leader. Please visit Beth Moore's Living Proof Live facebook page for more information.

  • Date(s): 06/27/2014 - 06/28/2014
  • Times: Friday, June 27 - doors open 5:30 pm / Saturday, June 28 - doors open @ 7:30 am.
  • Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum 2350 Beach Boulevard
  • Contact: Fonda Kaye Skelton
  • Admission: $59-$69
  • Accessibility:
    • Fully Accessible

66th Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo

July 3 - 6

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): 07/03/2014 - 07/06/2014
  • 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

Ringling Bros. & Barnum & Bailey ® Super Circus Heroes

July 3-6  

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® Presents Super Circus Heroes, showcasing wonders from the marvelous to the magnificent, every day is extraordinary in this action-packed super circus, filled with superhuman athleticism, power and pageantry that will have Children Of All Ages discovering their own superhuman strength. Amazing elephants, horses, camels and more alongside astonishing acrobats, awe-inspiring aerialists and some over-the-top clowns that will have audiences in stitches... of laughter of course! Come join us in celebrating the bravery, courage and honor that lives inside all of us at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents Super Circus Heroes: far from ordinary, beyond extraordinary!

  • Date(s): 07/03/2014 - 07/06/2014
  • Times: Thursday 7pm, Friday 5:30pm, Saturday 2pm & 6pm, Sunday @ 2pm!
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Call for tickets!

29th Annual Our Lady of the Gulf “Crab Festival”

July 4-6

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

  • Date(s): 07/04/2014 - 07/06/2014
  • 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


July 4

Huge annual Fireworks Display over the Mississippi Sound!  Fireworks shot from Deer Island! Hosted by the City of Biloxi!

  • Date(s): 07/04/2014 - 07/04/2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, Highway 90, Biloxi
  • Contact: Biloxi Visitor Center
  • Phone: 228-374-3105

Gulfport 4th of July Fireworks

July 4

Celebrate Independence Day with huge fireworks display! Hosted by the City of Gulfport  - Leisure Services Department.

  • Date(s): 07/04/2014 - 07/04/2014
  • Times: Fireworks begins @ 8:45pm
  • Location: Gulfport Harbor, Highway 90, Gulfport
  • Phone: (228) 868-5700 or (228) 868-5881

Ocean Springs 4th of July Summer Concert & Fireworks

July 4

Ocean Springs celebrates with festivities for the entire family! Bring your blankets, chairs, BBQ grills, play volleyball, kids enjoy the splash pad, then comes the evening of live entertainment featuring performances by local musicians throughout the state! In addition, fireworks end the evening with a BANG! Do not miss celebrating America's Independence Day - the Ocean Springs way.

  • Date(s): 07/04/2014 - 07/04/2014
  • Times: Festivities start @ 7pm - Fireworks @ 9pm
  • Location: Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach - Ocean Springs
  • Contact: City of Ocean Springs
  • Phone: 228-875-6722

Pascagoula 4th of July Celebration

July 4

Come celebrate our nation's history with this family event in the park, featuring a musical concert & a gigantic fireworks display! Hosted by the City of Pascagoula.

  • Date(s): 07/04/2014 - 07/04/2014
  • Times: Festivities begin @ 6:30pm - Fireworks @ 9pm
  • Location: Beach Park, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Ann Burgo - Special Events
  • Phone: 228-938-2356


July 4

Watch all the festivities aboard the “BEST” seat in town - sailing on a schooner! Bring food & refreshments - we supply the ice and ice chest! Reservations Required - Held with credit card, cash or check ONLY!

  • Date(s): 07/04/2014 - 07/04/2014
  • Times: 7pm-9pm
  • Location: Schooner Pier Complex, 367 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Maritime Seafood Museum
  • Phone: 228-435-6320
  • Admission: Call for tickets - Reservations Required - Limited Seating!

7th Annual Croaker Classic

July 12-13

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): 07/12/2014 - 07/13/2014
  • 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

Biloxi Gun & Knife Show

August 23-24

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

  • Date(s): 08/23/2014 - 08/24/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Sondra Hewett - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 985-624-8577
  • Admission: $8
  • General Admission Child: $2 ages 6-11

23rd Annual Ocean Springs Artwalk

August 30

Watch artists in action, shop for local art, eat and drink at local restaurants and mingle among the small, local boutique shops and galleries. Art Walk features a mixture of potters, painters, sculptors, mixed media artists, and more. Bring the family, shop til you drop, while having fun.

  • Date(s): 08/30/2014 - 08/30/2014
  • Times: 10am–4pm
  • Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-447-4249
  • Admission: Spectators Free


September 13-14

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

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

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


September 20-21

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

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

Professional Bull Riders - Battle at the Beau

October 3-4

The Beau Rivage Casino Invitational, presented by the PROFESSIONAL BULL RIDERS BUILT FORD TOUGH SERIES (PBR), will showcase the world's top 35 bull riders in a fierce, 8-second battle with the best 2,000 pound bovine athletes in the business. They'll compete for their piece of a $140,000 event purse and the valuable points needed to become the PBR World Champion.

As one of the last events before the season finale PBR World Finals, the competition is sure to be fearless and intense with each man fighting with a determination unmatched and unseen in any other sport.

  • Date(s): 10/03/2014 - 10/04/2014
  • Times: Doors Open @ 7pm, Show @ 8pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Call for ticket prices.


October 5-12 

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

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

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

37th Annual Zonta Arts & Crafts Festival

October 7

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): 10/07/2014 - 10/07/2014
  • Times: 9am–5pm
  • Location: Downtown Plaza of Pascagoula, Pascagoula
  • Contact: Andrea Chenoweth - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: (228) 229-9908 or (228) 762-7018
  • Admission: Free

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

October 16-26

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

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

4th Annual Inktoberfest Tattoo Convention

October 17-19

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

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

24th Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Fest

October 18-19

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

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

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

28th Annual Fall Muster

October 18-19

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

Recognized AAA Southern Travel Treasure 2011!

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

93rd Annual Jackson County Fair

October 19-26

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

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

14th Annual Wavefest

November 1 (tentative)

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

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

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

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


November 1-2

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

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

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

  • Date(s): 11/01/2014 - 11/02/2014
  • Times: Saturday 9am–5pm; Sunday 9am–4pm
  • Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-875-4424
  • Admission: Free - $2 Donation Suggested

14th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade

November 8

Mark your calendar and save the date.  Honoring all past and present veterans.

  • Date(s): 11/08/2014 - 11/08/2014
  • 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

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 Gun & Knife Show

December 20-21

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

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

5th Annual Pass Christian Oyster Festival

January 24-25 (tentative)

Come unhinged at this festival featuring cool family fun rides and activities, fabulous food and one of a kind local art. There will be a classic car parade and cruise on Saturday starting at 10am in front of City Hall. Parking is free on the streets of Pass Christian and an easy walk down to the festival which is located in Pass Christian Harbor. The "Pass" knows how to throw a PARTY.

Top 44 Events in the Central Gulf Coast
Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Event
"Southern Special Treasure" by AAA's magazine


  • Date(s): 01/24/2015 - 01/25/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm Daily
  • Location: Pass Christian Harbor, Highway 90, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Renee Brooks
  • Phone: 228-222-2921
  • Admission: Spectators Free

2nd Annual Mardi Gras Mayhem in the Park

February 7 (tentative)

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

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

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

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

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

44th Annual Carnival Association of Long Beach Mardi Gras Parade

February 7 (tentative)

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

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

35th Annual Gulf Coast Orchid Show & Plant Sale

February 13-15 (tentative)

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): 02/13/2015 - 02/15/2015
  • Times: Friday Noon-7pm, Saturday 11am-7pm, Sunday Noon-4pm
  • Location: Gautier Convention Center, 2012 Library Lane, Gautier
  • Contact: Becky Jolly-Wood - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-474-2500
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Jackson County Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade

February 14 (Tentative)

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

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

27th Annual North Bay Association Mardi Gras Parade

February 15

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

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

85th Annual Pass Christian Mardi Gras Parade

February 15

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

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

7th Annual Ocean Springs Carnival Association Mardi Gras Night Parade

February 13 (tentative)

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

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

Gulf Coast Carnival Association Mardi Gras Parade

February 17

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

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

9th Annual D'Iberville BBQ Throwdown & Festival

February 21-22 (tentative)

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

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

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

Advanced Auto Parts Monster Jam

February 27-28

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

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

8th Annual Krewe of Diamonds Mardi Gras Parade

February 17

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

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


March 8 (tentative)

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 7.

The Tour is complimentary and open to the public. Featured this year will be historic buildings which were in existence in 1938 when the Garden Club was officially organized,and one historic home, and one new home.

The following venues are on tour this year:
The historic Train Depot featuring Folk Artist Alice Moseley Museum and Antiques
Our Lady of the Gulf Church and Shrine of Our Lady of the Woods
The home of Robert and Judith Pursell, built in 1874 featuring mosaic works and home designs by Mrs. Pursell
The Ground Zero Katrina Museum housed in the historic Waveland Elementary School
(now the Waveland Civic Center) and the antique Carousel of the Olympic Sea donated to the children of Waveland by Bill Dentzel, whose father was a renowned Carousel maker of the 1800's.
The Waveland Beachfront home of Julie Rossen. This magnificient 6,000 sq.ft. home on 1.7 acres features an outside kitchen, pool, guest house on a picturesque view of the Miss. Sound.

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: Home Tours 12 noon - 4pm
  • Location: Throughout Hancock County
  • Contact: Lana Noonan
  • Phone: 228-467-1068 or 228-493-4358
  • Admission: Free

Biloxi Gun & Knife Show

March 7-8 (tentative)

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

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

The Vienna Boys Choir

March 9

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

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

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

9th Annual Grillin on the Green

March 14 (tentative) 

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

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

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


July 4-5 (tenative)

Don't miss the opportunity to enjoy the mighty Pascagoula River! Get a glimpse of the many bird species that are now arriving in South Mississippi. The Mississippi Coast Audubon Society and McCoy's Swamp and River tours are teaming up to give you an opportunity to bird one of the premier sites on the Gulf Coast through this educational adventure! Don't miss the boat!


  • Date(s): 07/04/2015 - 07/04/2015
  • Times: Fun starts Friday @ 6pm, Saturday @ 10am! Arrive 15 minutes early!
  • Location: Pascagoula Audubon Center, 7011 Frank Griffin Road, Moss Point
  • Contact: Benny McCoy
  • Phone: 228-219-4583
  • Admission: Reservations required – Call for tickets! Limited Seating!

Calendar of Events

36th Annual Pass Christian Historical Society Tour of Homes

May 4

Visitors to this year's Pass Christian Historical Society's Tour of Homes will view five homes which reflect the city's past from the mid-19th century through 1935. 

The homes showcase the variety of architectural house types and styles of the period from a raised cottage with a Greek revival facade, an American center-hall cottage with a graceful columned wrap-around porch, and the impressive three-story home of Mrs. Jeanne McDaniel. The featured homes include:

• The home of Mrs. Lynn Gildersleeve, 1001 East Beach Blvd. is a "cottage" type home with three dormers jutting from the center roof, an American center-hall plan cottage with a wrap-around porch lined with French doors and windows.
• The Bailey home, 829 East Scenic Drive is a raised cottage with a Greek revival facade and the American center-hall floor plan. It dates to 1850 with the "crab claw" stairs added in 1938. The home is exquisitely furnished with the original estate furnishings.
• The home of Mr. and Mrs. Keith Petagna¸ 710 East Second Street, demonstrates how a historical structure can be incorporated within a modern home. This home exemplifies the best of historical adaptation.
• The home of Mr. and Mrs. Michael McElroy, 533 East Scenic Drive is a colonial revival mansion designed by New Orleans architect Richard Koch. The McElroys renovated the home and beautiful gardens in 2010.
• The home of Mrs. Jeanne McDaniel 519 East Scenic Drive was almost destroyed by Hurricane Katrina and has been meticulously reconstructed to its former glory. Refreshments will be served here from 2 to 5 pm.

Docents will be available with architectural and historical information at each house. Visitors will be given a brochure, tour program and a walking/driving tour and map of the area. Refreshments will be provided by the Society's members at the McDaniel home.

Sponsored by the Pass Christian Historical Society.

  • Date(s): 05/04/2014 - 05/04/2014
  • Times: 2pm–5pm
  • Location: Throughout Pass Christian
  • Contact: Pass Christian Historical Society
  • Phone: 228-452-0161
  • Admission: $25 in advance ($30 at the door)
  • General Admission Child: $15 (12 and under)

Hope Haven's Battle for the Paddle

May 10

Hope Haven's signature fundraising event includes a crawfish cook-off, a sanctioned 5k run, corn hole tournament, live auction, live bands, kids zone, and a family friendly environment.

  • Date(s): 05/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
  • Times: 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
  • Location: Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Fest grounds, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Lorraine Werner
  • Phone: 228-466-6395
  • Admission: Free

2nd Annual Bay Harborfest

(Tentative) June 28-29

A huge weekend music, art & food festival! Live music, vendors & fun! Check website for complete schedule.

  • Date(s): 06/28/2014 - 06/29/2014
  • Times: See Website Complete Schedule
  • Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Michael Rosato, Bay Rat Productions, LLC
  • Phone: 571-228-2506
  • Admission: Festival Admission $25 per day. Discounted early-bird tickets $12 on the festival's website. Entry to the art-vendor section $5 suggested donation.

Pass Christian Oyster Eve

January 23 (tentative)

Come unhinged at "Oyster Eve" a VIP celebration of all things oyster! Prelude party to the 4th Annual Pass Christian Oyster Festival which will be held January 25 & 26. This will be a special Oyster Eve because PCHF is partnering with Pass Christian's very own Crystal Seas Seafood to offer the Crystal Seas' Oyster Throwdown where local chefs will compete to be the Top Oyster. This event which provides funds for scholarship and helps keep the festival free. It has become an annual must do event featuring great oyster dishes and fun. 

Participating Chefs: TBA. Sponsored by Crystal Seas Seafood, Rex Distributing and Coca Cola.

  • Date(s): 01/23/2015 - 01/23/2015
  • Times: 6pm-9pm
  • Location: Pass Christian Harbor, Highway 90, Pass Christian
  • Contact: Renee Brooks
  • Phone: 228-342-2366
  • General Admission Adult: $30/advance; $35/door
  • General Admission Child: $15 (ages 18-11) Free (10 and under)

Mardi Paws

February 14 (tentative)

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

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