Even as the summer months wind down and the cooler temperatures creep in, Coastal Mississippi continues to fill your itinerary with unforgettable celebrations fit for the whole family. From America’s Largest Block Party to some of the biggest names in entertainment, an October spent on The Secret Coast is sure to provide plenty of tricks AND treats this year. 

Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in our Destination Promise of health and safety. 

Cruisin’ the Coast, October 4 - 11

Voted #1 in USA Today: Best Car Show Competition in 2018 and 2020, Cruisin’ the Coast celebrates antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. America’s Largest Block Party brings in car enthusiasts from around the country and the world to The Secret Coast once a year to showcase their rides and to cruise our 30-mile stretch of beach-side highway with designated stops throughout our twelve coastal communities. 

Check out our Ultimate Guide to Cruisin’ the Coast for more information on this year’s festivities, including what steps event organizers are taking to prioritize your health and safety. 

Annual Gautier Mullet & Music Festival, October 24

A family favorite for Coastal Mississippi residents and visitors alike, the Gautier Mullet & Music Festival is back and better than ever for its 30th anniversary. Come for the arts and crafts, but stay for the live music and the MULLET TOSS! Yes, you heard us right! Try your hand and see how far you can fling those fish. If you prefer to enjoy your seafood the old fashioned way, the Gautier Men’s Club has you covered, preparing delicious fish dishes along with other southern favorites. Don’t forget to bring your folding chairs and dancing shoes. There are plenty of activities for the kiddos as well, such as a petting zoo and pet parade!

Sippin' The Coast, October 25

A brand-new lifestyle event arrives in Coastal Mississippi this month! Hosted by the Mississippi Coast Restaurant and Beverage association, come enjoy a Sunday on the Mississippi Coast Coliseum front grounds featuring food, beer and live music. Sippin' the Coast will feature an all-inclusive sampling of over 60 craft beers, seltzers and malt beverages from some of your favorite local and regional breweries, as well as signature dish samples from coastal favorites such as Mary Mahoney's, Half Shell Oyster House, Murky Waters and more! You must be 21 years old to enter.

Sippin' the Coast will be limiting capacity to help put on a safe, socially distanced event. Purchase your tickets at the Coliseum Box Office or online.

Headline Entertainment

With venues like the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and our world-class casino properties, headlining entertainment is never in short supply in Coastal Mississippi - and this month is no exception. Enjoy an intimate, socially distanced evening with the voices of multiplatinum rock bands Godsmack and Staind as Aaron Lewis and Sully Erna bring their American Drive-In Tour to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on October 17, then watch it get “Hot in Herre” in Beau Rivage as Nelly takes the stage on October 30!

These concert dates are subject to change, we encourage you to check in with the venues as the dates approach.