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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): 02/17/2015 - 02/17/2015
  • 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

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

4th Annual Stella's Blues & BBQ Festival

April 11

Get ready for some awesome BBQ, lots of great bands & entertainment ,and of course Bay St. Louis Little Theatre will present their annual "Stella Yellin' Contest." You can count on some of the PREMIER Barbecuers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to be at this one!

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): 04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
  • 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

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.


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

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 Beauvior 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

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11th Annual African American Art & Heritage Celebration & Exhibit

January 20 - February 17

Negrotto's Annual African American Art & Heritage Celebration highlights the work of musicians, artists, dancers, writers, poets, and other contributors to African American Culture. It has become more than just an art exhibit. It has become a unifying factor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, inviting all races to participate, not only by including black artists, but also by including any artist who has African-American themed artwork. Side by side are people of all races, ages, and backgrounds. It opens doors for dialogue and friendship.

The opening reception for Negrotto's 11th Annual African American Art & Heritage Celebration, "IN THE SPIRIT OF MOVEMENT" BILOXI BAY CHAMBER AFTER HOURS NETWORKING EVENT and Opening Reception will be held on January 20, 2015.

  • Date(s): 01/20/2015 - 02/17/2015
  • Times: 5:30pm-7:30pm Reception; Exhibit Mon-Sat. 10am-5pm
  • Location: Negrotto's Gallery, 2645 Executive Place, Biloxi
  • Contact: Romy Simpson - Owner
  • Phone: 228-388-8822
  • Admission: Spectators Free

12th Annual Lizana Mardi Gras Celebration

January 31

Bring your Mardi Gras spirit, appetite and dancing shoes for an afternoon of fun, food and free entertainment for kids of all ages. No open bar, BYOB.

  • Date(s): 01/31/2015 - 01/31/2015
  • Times: Doors open at 4:30pm
  • Location: Hurrican Shelter on County Farm Road, Gulfport
  • Contact: Floyd Babin or Aundrea Babin Ladner
  • Phone: 228-234-7992 or (228) 234-7992
  • Admission: Free!

ESPN Friday Night Fights

February 6 


DiBella Entertainment and Goossen Promotions will present an exciting edition of ESPN Friday Night Fights when former junior middleweight champion and "The Contender: Season One" winner Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (27-3-2, 9KO's) competes against Abraham Han 23-1 (14 KO's). The 10-round title bout is set take place in the Beau Rivage Theatre. It will be televised live on ESPN2 beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Tickets are on sale now and priced at $20.95, $34.95, $48.95 and $62.95, plus tax and service charges. They can be purchased at the Beau Rivage Theatre box office, through any Ticketmaster outlet or online at Doors open at 4:45 p.m., with the first bout scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

  • Date(s): 02/06/2015 - 02/06/2015
  • Times: Doors open at 4:45pm; First Bout at 5:30pm
  • Location: Beau Rivage Casino, 875 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Phone: (888) 566-7469 or (228) 386-7111
  • Admission: Ticket prices starting at $20.95

Second Liners Mardi Gras Club Parade

February 7

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.

Route: Starting at the intersection of Division Street and Nichols Drive going west on Division Street to Cailliavet Street. South on Cailliavet crossing the railroad tracks and making a left turn onto Esters Boulevard. Then right onto Reynoir Street south to Martin Luther King Boulevard turning left (north) onto Main Street. Main Street turning right onto Esters Boulevard and ending at Doris C. Busch Park at Alexander Avenue.

  • 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

Asian Show

February 8

The three-hour night of entertainment will feature Tuan Minh (emcee) and performers Anh Minh, Dan Nguyen, Hoang Nhung, Mai Tien Dung, Johnny Thai and more. The show is a joint presentation by Jeannie Arney and IP.

The musical extravaganza is FREE to the public. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Guests must be 21 or older to attend the show. All seating is General Admission. No ticket necessary.

  • Date(s): 02/08/2015 - 02/08/2015
  • Times: 9pm
  • Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa, Studio B, 850 Bayview Avenue, Biloxi
  • Phone: 228-385-2600
  • Admission: Free

25th Annual Mississippi Coast History Days

February 12-14

Calling all Mississippi Gulf Coast history buffs. The Mississippi Coast Historical & Genealogical Society will sponsor the 25th annual Mississippi Coast History Week. This year, the History Week festivities will once again be held at the Biloxi Visitor's Center. The event is also co-sponsored by the City of Biloxi and the Biloxi Public Library. The exhibits will be open from 9:00 until 3:00. There will be a reception on Saturday, February 14 at 12:00. This event celebrates the anniversary of the landing of D'Iberville on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The French Flotilla anchored off Ship Island and came ashore to explore the mainland.

On Thursday there will be two events in conjunction with the History Week festivities. At 3:30 The Biloxi Library History and Genealogy Department will have a presentation called "The Healing Arts: The Medical History of Biloxi". There will also be a book signing at 5:30 with author Dale Greenwell for his new book, Images of America: D'Iberville/St. Martin.

This year we will be joined by Biloxi Main Street, Preserve Biloxi, the Gulf Coast Jewish Community, the Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, the Fleur de Lis Ladies Society, the Slavic/Croatian Society, the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, the Biloxi Fire Museum, Gulf Park College, the Hibernia Society, the Department of Marine Resources and the Biloxi School District. We will also be joined by the Historical Society of Gulfport, the Long Beach Historical Society, and the Hancock County Historical Society. The Local History and Genealogy Department of the Biloxi Public Library offer advice on genealogy research.

  • Date(s): 02/12/2015 - 02/14/2015
  • Times: 9am-3:30pm
  • Location: Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Julie Suarez or Jane Shambra
  • Phone: (228) 435-6280 or (228) 435-4613
  • Admission: 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

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 starts at 2 p.m. and lines-up in front of the Biloxi Yacht Club on Hwy 90. The parade travels west on Hwy 90, then north onto Lameuse Street, then west on Martin Luther King Blvd and ends at the Saenger Theater.

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

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)

Gulf Coast Spring Fest

April 11

Performing live. We Do It ENT + Menace + Go Premier Events presents Gulf Coast Spring Fest featuring musical performances by August Alsina, Jeezy, Kevin Gates and Yo Gotti. Click here for more details.

  • Date(s): 04/11/2015 - 04/11/2015
  • Times: 8pm
  • Location: MS Coast Coliseum and Convention, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: MS Coast Coliseum
  • Phone: 800-726-2781 or 228-594-3700
  • Admission: Ticket prices starting at $39 ($5 parking fee)

1699 Historical Society 2015 Weekend of Discovery

April 24-26 (tentative)


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

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 African Diva Project: Paintings by Margaret Rose Vendryes

Margaret Rose Vendryes in an artist, lecturer, historian, author and curator with a bachelor's degree in Fine Art and master's and doctorate degrees in Art History. She began The African Diva Project in 2005 and has expanded the project into an outstanding exhibition that questions the role of race and gender identification in contemporary African and African American communities. Each canvas features a full-figure portrait of a popular black female soloist. Each wears an African mask, chosen for its character and/or aesthetic compatibility to her image, either an actual mask or a mask painted on paper, and applied to the canvas in the place of her face. Songs ... messages that once rose out of vinyl channels, like black magic, are inscribed in the space that surrounds them. The exhibition will be accompanied by the music of each artist.

Jan. 17 is FREE admission to view the exhibit @ 2pm.

  • Date(s): 12/09/2014 - 03/07/2015
  • Times: 10am-5pm
  • Location: Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art, 386 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  • Contact: Ohr Okeefe Museum of Art (OOMA)
  • Phone: 228-374-5547
  • Admission: FREE Admission (January 17 only)
  • General Admission Adult: $10 (18+)
  • General Admission Child: $5 (with id) Children (under 5) Free
  • General Admission Senior: $8 (60+ & Military & AAA)