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Martin Luther King Jr Parade & Battle of the Band

January 19

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

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

Harlem Globetrotters

February 19

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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.


  • 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

Calendar of Events

2nd Annual Black Friday Concert

November 28

Performing live! "Future," the man born Navyvadius Cash is ready to dominate the charts as the 25 year-old Atlanta native's classic mixtapes have put the streets and clubs in his clutches with his first single "Tony Montana." Torrence Hatch, better known by his stage name "Lil Boosie", is an American rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. rapper and singer, Kevin Gates and more.

  • Date(s): 11/28/2014 - 11/28/2014
  • Times: 7pm
  • Location: Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-594-3700
  • Admission: Tickets start at $30.00

New Year's Eve Gala - 100 Men Hall

December 31

Ring in the New Year with renowned New Orleans musician Little Freddie King and his band.  His brand of high energy, gutbucket blues will have you dancing all night long. So dance your way into 2015 at the historic 100 Men Hall while enjoying great music, food and champagne!

  • Date(s): 12/31/2014 - 12/31/2014
  • Times: Doors Open @ 8pm, Showtime starts @ 9pm
  • Location: 100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: Kerrie White Loya - Executive Director
  • Phone: 228-342-5770
  • Admission: Call for tickets.

Second Liners Mardi Gras Ball

January 17

Come to the Official Unveiling of the 2015 Second Liners Mardi Gras Club Royalty - King & Queen! There will be plenty of "second-lining" with live entertainment! Bring your own bottle and food. Strictly Formal Affair. Hosted by the Second Liners Mardi Gras Club.

  • Date(s): 01/17/2015 - 01/17/2015
  • Times: Doors open 7pm, Ceremony 8pm
  • Location: Gruich Community Center, 591 Howard Avenue, Biloxi
  • Contact: Debora Magee or Pinkey Lewis
  • Phone: (228) 424-8085 or (228) 365-9070
  • Admission: Call for tickets
  • General Admission Adult: $25

Second Liners Mardi Gras Club Parade

February 7 (tentative)

This parade includes floats and bands galore. Starting at Nichols Drive and Division Street, this family friendly event culminates with free food and entertainment for all in Busch Park on Esters Blvd. The throws and goodies will be plentiful and the fun immeasurable. See you on the route!

  • Date(s): 02/07/2015 - 02/07/2015
  • Times: 1pm
  • Location: Parade starts @ Nichols Elementary, 590 Division Street, Biloxi
  • Contact: Anthony Mitchell or Jackie Elly
  • Phone: (228) 324-5194 or (228) 623-3511
  • Admission: Free

25th Annual Mississippi Coast History Days

February 15-18 (tentative)

Calling all Mississippi Gulf Coast history buffs. A presentation on French Colonial soldiers and their contacts with Gulf Coast Indians, portrayals of the life of 18th century French women, and ethnic displays provided by The Jewish Organization, the Fleur de Lis Society, the Greeks, & the Slavonian Club. Enjoy demonstrations by the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art, and Beauvoir. The Biloxi Library History Division will be on site explaining the making of Family Tree charts and exploring your family history! This annual event is held in coordination with the anniversary of the landing of d'Iberville on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and the French Flotilla anchored off Ship Island and came ashore to explore the mainland.

Participating clubs include Hancock County Historical Society, the D'Iberville Historical Society, the Pass Christian Historical Society, the Long Beach Historical Society, and the Handsboro Historical Society. Sponsored by the Mississippi Coast Historical/Genealogical Society & City of Biloxi.

  • Date(s): 02/15/2015 - 02/18/2015
  • Times: 9am-2pm
  • Location: Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Julie Suarez or Biloxi Visitor Center
  • Phone: (228) 435-6280 or (228) 374-3105
  • Admission: Free

2nd Annual African American Literacy Fair

February 15 (tentative)

Musical entertainment, a children Read-a-Thon, African artifacts, original paintings of various African American artists, activities for all attendees, gifts for all Sensational Seniors, refreshments available and more.

  • Date(s): 02/15/2015 - 02/15/2015
  • Times: 10am - 6pm
  • Location: Isaiah Fredericks Community Center, 3312 MLK Blvd, Gulfport
  • Contact: Gloria Threats or Rutha Haskin-Evans
  • Phone: 228-265-5745/601-544-0043

11th Annual Celebration Of Art & Heritage Exhibit

February 17 (tentative)

African American Culture exhibit in all mediums by local coastal artists.

  • Date(s): 02/17/2015 - 02/17/2015
  • Times: 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Location: Negrotto's Gallery, 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi
  • Contact: Romy Simpson - Owner
  • Phone: 228-388-8822
  • Admission: Spectators Free

"Grillin & Green" on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

"Grillin & GREEN" on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a weekend filled with events - parades and festivals

St. Patrick's Day Parades offer visitors "throws or prizes" from elaborately decorated floats! The parades include more than 50 units with marchers, antique cars, floats, bagpipes and more! Spectators come from far away to catch the unique "prizes" thrown from the many colorful units - green beads, doubloons, wooden nickels, mini green beer steins, cabbages, potatoes, and even onions (almost everything needed to make an "Irish Stew) are just a few of the delightful "goodies" thrown.

"Grillin' on the Green" is a daylong festival featuring a grilling competition, food, 100's of arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment, & children's activities. This event continues to grow in popularity with over 7,000 in attendance. Events held throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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

  • Date(s): 03/14/2015 - 03/17/2015
  • Location: Mississippi Gulf Coast

37th Annual Biloxi St. Patrick’s Parade & 5k Run

March 14 (tentative)

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.

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: Bob Delaney - Parade Coordinator. Mark Grace - Run Coordinator
  • Phone: 228-806-6520 or 228-334-3280
  • Admission: Spectators Free

51st Annual Waveland St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 14 (tentative)

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
  • Admission: Spectators Free

Shenanigan’s Irish Festival - Gulfport

March 14 - 15

Join in on the festivities. The Shenanigan's Irish Festival a two-day festival is expected to draw thousands as vendors showcase their arts and crafts. The festival offers a unique cultural opportunity to get together and enjoy art, delicious food, have fun or just relax as a plethora of entertainment with an "Irish flair" is showcased at various venues throughout downtown. This festival is sponsored by Quota International of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • Date(s): 03/14/2015 - 03/15/2015
  • Times: 2pm
  • Location: Downtown Gulfport
  • Contact: Jacqueline Bordeaux
  • Phone: 228-209-3627
  • Admission: Spectators Free

National Tartan Day

April 4 (tentative)

Join us as we celebrate the history of National Tartan Day, a celebration of Scottish heritage, in song and dance.  Enjoy entertainment and refreshments at the Long Beach Town Green. 

  • Date(s): 04/04/2015 - 04/04/2015
  • Times: 9am
  • Location: Long Beach Town Green
  • Contact:
  • Admission: Free

4th Annual Gospel Palooza

April 11 

A joy-filled day of community gathering and live awe-inspiring Gospel music performances by Christian and Gospel Musicians, choirs and groups. Participate in the 5K Hope Run/Walk, antique car show, marketplace of arts, antiques and crafts, live auction and don't forget to please your taste buds as you feast on local cuisine.  Registration is at 6:30 for the 5K run/walk at the train deport. Proceeds benefit Starfish Café - a job and life skills training cafe.

  • Date(s): 04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
  • Times: 7am
  • Location: Downtown Bay St. Louis - 200 Block
  • Contact: Diana Fillhart - Director PNUEMA – Winds of Hope
  • Phone: 228-363-5286
  • Admission: Free (5K Run/walk $20)

1699 Historical Society 2015 Weekend of Discovery

April 24-26 (tentative)


Friday April 24, 2015

Weekend of Discovery Kickoff!  5:30 to 7:30 p.m.- Hancock Bank, Washington Avenue. Traditional Full Dress Presentation of d'Iberville and the Landing Party, Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours, with Merchant Costume Contest Awards. Location: Hancock Bank, Washington Avenue.

Saturday April 25, 2015 

Race to Discovery: 5K run/walk and 1-mile free kids' fun run! (in partnership with Junior Auxiliary "Fit for Life" Program) Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach. 5K run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m., 1 mile free kids run/walk begins at 9:15am

10:00am  Special Mass at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church. Landing Participants in Full Dress Attire. St. Alphonsus, 502 Jackson Avenue.

Discovery Regatta! Day 1. Ocean Springs Yacht Club/Front Beach/Fort Maurepas- 10:00 a.m. 

Sunday April 26, 2015 Discovery Regatta Day 2. 11:00 a.m.

Children's Pet Parade! All ages, all pets welcome to attend and participate. Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. at Little Children's Park, Washington Avenue. Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and travels to Marshall Park. Lunch and Awards Presentation with Landing Participants. Ocean Springs Yacht Club 12:00 p.m.

The Landing of d'Iberville--Full Dress Reenactment! Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach. Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m.- Landing reenactment to begin at 4:00 p.m.

SPECIAL DOWNTOWN BIRTHDAY! Presented by Rex Distributing. Featuring Crooked Letter Brewery; 5:30 p.m., following the Landing Reenactment.


  • Date(s): 04/24/2015 - 04/26/2015
  • Times: See Times Above
  • Location: Fort Maurepas Park, Beach Blvd & Downtown Ocean Springs

Annual St. Rose De Lima Heritage Festival

October 17 (tentative)

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

  • Date(s): 10/17/2015 - 10/17/2015
  • Times: 11am-11pm
  • Location: St. Rose de Lima Church, 301 South Necaise Avenue, Bay St. Louis
  • Contact: St. Rose De Lima Church
  • Phone: 228-467-7347
  • Admission: Free

On-Going Events

The Mary C's Civil Rights Art Exhibit

Through the month of November The Mary C will commemorate a milestone in American history with an exhibition of photographs and illustrations that document the Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi, and images of paintings, prints, and sculpture that tell the story of internationally acclaimed artists' reaction to these events.

Illustrations of Freedom Summer by Tracy Sugarman set the stage for this narrative exhibition while photographs by Mississippi's own Jim Lucas provide this show's poignant timeline. Images in this display include the 1964 search for three missing civil rights workers in Neshoba County, the 1966 James Meredith March Against Fear, the 1967 Wharlest Jackson funeral in Natchez, and the 1967 Senate Hearings to Evaluate the War on Poverty and Senator Robert Kennedy's subsequent trip to the Mississippi Delta. Images of paintings, prints, and sculpture from the Tougaloo College Art Collection complete the story by representing the civic engagement that defined much of the Abstract Expressionist movement and the social responsibility that prompted members of this international art movement to establish a fine art collection at the historically black college located in Jackson, Mississippi.

  • Date(s): 11/14/2014 - 11/25/2014
  • Times: 10am-6pm Thur-Fri.; 12noon-4pm Saturdays
  • Location: Mary C. Cultural Center, 1600 Government Street, Ocean Springs
  • Contact: Mary C. Cultural Center
  • Phone: 228-818-2878
  • Admission: Free