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March 2015

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Long Beach St. Patrick's Day Festival and Parade

March 7

St. Patrick's Day Parade and Festival with live music, entertainment and vendors. Parade starts at 2 pm and runs down Jeff Davis Avenue. Vendors open from 10-4 at the Town Green. Great family entertainment! King David Reeves and Colleen Jenny Nicaud will rule the day. Fr. Cuddy of St. Thomas Parish will serve as parade marshall. Join us for a great day in Long Beach - the place to be!

  • Date(s): 03/07/2015 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10am-4pm
  • Location: Long Beach Town Green
  • Contact: Lisa Hamel
  • Admission: Free

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

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ShamRock n Roll Party

March 17

Live Entertainment by Something's Up, microbrews, green beer and Irish beverages. 

  • Date(s): 03/17/2015 - 03/17/2015
  • Times: 8pm-11pm
  • Location: Island View Casino Resort, 3300 West Beach Blvd, Gulfport
  • Phone: (877) 774-8439 or (228) 314-2100
  • Admission: $15 (includes 2 complimentary beverages)

St. Paddy's Day Celebration Downtown, Uptown, All Around Town

March 17

Put on your green, come and enjoy "St. Paddy's Day Celebration, Downtown, Uptown, All Around Town" of Ocean Springs! Local businesses will be participating in on this day long celebration by offering something green, specials, live music and more during the day and evening hours. Ocean Springs Chamber will host a "Green" Dessert Crawl from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants as an added festivity to this year's event. Tickets for the "Green" Dessert Crawl are $20 and are now on sale. Limited tickets are available and will go fast.

  • Date(s): 03/17/2015 - 03/17/2015
  • Times: 10am
  • Location: Throughout Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • Phone: 228-875-4424
  • Admission: Spectators Free