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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

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

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

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

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

Martin Luther King Jr Parade

January 19 (tentative)

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: Spectators Free

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

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1699 Historical Society 2014 Weekend of Discovery

April 25-27


Friday April 25, 2014

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 26, 2014 

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 27, 2014 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): 04/25/2014 - 04/27/2014
  • Times: See Times Above
  • Location: Fort Maurepas Park, Beach Blvd & Downtown Ocean Springs


May 10 

Sister-to-Sister, Heart-to-Heart Talks about the Realities of Life, Workshops, Entertainment, Fun, and a Day of Inspiration! Girls & Women Ages 10+!  Sponsored by WJZD 94.5 Radio!

  • Date(s): 05/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
  • Times: 8am-3pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Danielle Jewett
  • Phone: 228-896-5307
  • Admission: Free! Bring Money For Snacks!

Band of Gold

May 10

Gulf Coast favorites Band of Gold return to the historic 100 Men Hall, a site on the Mississippi Blues Trail. The band's eclectic mix of Soul, Blues and Jazz will certainly pack the dance floor of The Hall. Both band members Willie Willis (trumpet and vocals) and Charles Fairley (tenor sax) are alumni of The 100 Men Hall. Willie played with Coast group Sounds of Soul and Charles played with Big Joe Turner, Guitar Slim and Otis Redding. Other band members include: Bob Welch, Jack Patterson, Cat Bradley and Leah Rollins.

  • Date(s): 05/10/2014 - 05/10/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: 100 Men Hall, 303 Union Street, Bay St Louis
  • Phone: 228-342-5770
  • Admission: $15

Asian Show

May 11

IP Casino Resort Spa is showcasing nationally-acclaimed Asian performers in a colorful, spectacular and free production. The show features musicians Thuy Van, Khanh Lam, Ho Le Thu, Trung Dung, Ha Thanh Xuam, Ban Nhac the Beat, and Jeannie Arney.

Guests must be 21 or older to attend the show. All seating is General Admission. No ticket necessary.

  • Date(s): 05/11/2014 - 05/11/2014
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio B, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Free


June 7

Famous American blues guitarist and singer-songwriter - still going strong performs live!

  • Date(s): 06/07/2014 - 06/07/2014
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Tickets start at $44.95


June 14

Annual celebration featuring fun, food, parade games, pony rides, clowns, vendors and music for all ages

Juneteenth is the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the United States, and commemorates African American freedom and emphasizes education and achievement!

  • Date(s): 06/14/2014 - 06/14/2014
  • Times: Festivities start @ 10am
  • Location: TBD
  • Contact: Rutah Evans - Event Coordinator
  • Phone: 601-544-0043
  • Admission: Free

5th Annual Gulf Coast Black Rodeo

July TBD

If you enjoy calf roping, barrel racing, bull riding, and bull dogging (steer wrestling), then you don't want to miss "The Baddest Show on Dirt!"

  • Date(s): 07/26/2014 - 07/26/2014
  • Times: 7:30pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: MS Coast Coliseum
  • Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
  • Admission: Tickets not yet available.

23rd Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues Festival

September 6

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): 09/06/2014 - 09/06/2014
  • 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.

Second Liners Mardi Gras Ball

January 17 (tentative)

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) 243-1633
  • Admission: Admission Charged - Call for tickets

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, activites 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

30th Annual Shenanigan’s St. Patrick's Parade - Gulfport

March 14 (tentative) 

The popular tourist event and local favorite, celebrates the Irish heritage of so many of us on the MS Gulf Coast, as well as the many blessings enjoyed by all: faith, family and friends! The parade includes more than 50 units, with marchers, antique cars, floats, bagpipes and more. Spectators come from as far away as 100 miles, to catch the unique "prizes" thrown from the many colorful units, wooden nickels, beads, mini green beer steins, cabbages, potatoes and onions. The parade's official mascot is "Mr. Finnigan", and he is joined each year by a Grand Marshall and a Colleen, selected by the Quota Club.

  • Date(s): 03/14/2015 - 03/14/2015
  • Times: 2pm
  • Location: Downtown Gulfport - Check website for parade route
  • Contact: Vicki Miller, Publicity - Quota International MS Gulf Coast
  • Phone: 228-209-3627
  • 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