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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, 2015

  • 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

Jazz in the Pass is moving to the streets of Downtown Pass Christian with free outdoor performances taking place at the town pavilion on the corner of Davis and Second Streets. The festival weekend kicks off on Friday night with a Jazz Party (tickets required.) Saturday activities start with the Blessing of the Fleet at the East Harbor, followed by a Street Fair and Gumbo Cook-off with Gumbo Tasting on Davis Avenue. Two full days of entertainment are scheduled, including local favorites Dr. Rock, Starz and the Coast Big Band. A special performance by the 41st Army Brass Quintet Band and jazz headliner Jose Francois are also scheduled. For more information on the schedule,

  • Date(s): 05/23/2015 - 05/24/2015
  • Times: Sat.12pm-8pm; Sun. 12pm-6pm
  • Location: Downtown Pass Christian
  • Contact: Pass Christian Main Street
  • Phone: 228-452-3315
  • Admission: Free (Tickets required for Jazz Party)

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
 
Start your engines for this 44-mile motorcycle ride from Moss Point, MS to Gulfport. 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

  • 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

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 Beauvoir 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

38th Annual Hibernia St. Patrick’s Day Parade & 5k Run (Biloxi)

March 12 

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): 03/12/2016 - 03/12/2016
  • 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

52th Annual Waveland St. Patrick's Day Parade

March 12 (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): 03/12/2016 - 03/12/2016
  • Times: 2pm
  • Location: See Parade Route Above
  • Phone: 228-216-0357
  • Admission: Spectators Free

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1699 Historical Society 2015 Weekend of Discovery

April 24-26

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday April 24, 2015
Weekend of Discovery Kickoff!  5:30 to 7:30pm- 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

10am  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- 10am 

Sunday April 26, 2015 Discovery Regatta Day 2. 11am
Children's Pet Parade! All ages, all pets welcome to attend and participate. Registration begins at 10am at Little Children's Park, Washington Avenue. Parade begins at 11am and travels to Marshall Park. Lunch and Awards Presentation with Landing Participants. Ocean Springs Yacht Club 12pm

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

SPECIAL DOWNTOWN BIRTHDAY! Presented by Rex Distributing. Featuring Crooked Letter Brewery; 5:30pm, 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
  • Phone: 228-627-8585

Juneteenth Celebration

June 20-21

The East Biloxi Community Collaborative in partnership with the City of Biloxi and other community organizations will host the East Biloxi Juneteenth Celebration: Celebrating 150 Years of Freedom. This annual celebration features music, games, food, and plenty of activities and fun for all. 

  • Date(s): 06/20/2015 - 06/20/2015
  • Times: Sat. 10am-8pm; Sun. 2pm-6pm
  • Location: John Henry Beck Park
  • Contact: Allytra Perryman
  • Phone: 228-702-0402
  • Admission: Free

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