Cruisin’ The Coast was voted #1 in USA TODAY: Best Car Show Competition in 2018 and 2020! America’s Largest Block Party celebrates antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. Car enthusiasts from 40 states plus Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico arrive in Coastal Mississippi once a year to showcase their rides and to cruise our beautiful 30-mile stretch of beach-side highway with designated stops sprinkled throughout our 62 miles of coastline.
Health + Safety
Although this year's festivities may look a little different than in years past, event officials are looking forward to hosting another Cruisin' the Coast for all to remember. The staff is prioritizing your health and safety by providing twice as many hand-washed stations as last year, as well as thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing portable facilities twice a day. Event volunteers will be issued masks, hand sanitizer and gloves, and there will be changes to the package pick up and on-site registration procedures which can be found on the official Cruisin' the Coast website. We also encourage attendees to stay tuned to the Cruisin' the Coast Facebook page for the most up-to-date information. Event organizers are also asking participants and visitors to take appropriate personal protections and recognize and practice safety recommendations as well.
The opening weekend kicks off with exciting events throughout The Secret Coast. Sunday offers View the Cruise in downtown Gulfport, a Cruise-In at Hardy Court Shopping Center and Cruisin' Through the Decades in Gautier (stick around after for a drive-in viewing of "Grease" this year!). TV host and car enthusiast Cristy Lee will be appearing throughout the day, as well as into the week!
Don’t skip Monday!
Many people go to Cruisin’ on the weekend, but do not miss Monday’s festivities. Many seasoned Cruisers say Monday is their favorite day of the eight-day event. One of the main reasons of Monday being a favorite is because of the parade in Long Beach. Registered cruisers parade, and hundreds gather around to watch. After the parade, the party continues at Long Beach Harbor with the Tip Tops.
Enjoy every coastal community
Each city throughout Coastal Mississippi will host its own unique celebration for cruisers! From a parade in Long Beach to a river party in Moss Point, a block party in Biloxi to a Blessing of the Classics in Diamondhead, a View the Cruise in Gulfport to a day exploring Bay St. Louis, there is a party around every turn.
Make time to check out Cruise Central
Cruise Central opens Monday for cruisers to register, but if you are a spectator, be sure to head to Centennial Plaza to experience the commotion. At Cruise Central, you’ll not only find registration, but also featured cars, entertainment and so much more.
P.S.—The entertainment here ends at 5 p.m. After that, this area clears out, so be sure to experience this earlier in the day.
Stop by the Mississippi Coast Coliseum
The Vicari Auto Auction and the Swap Meet both occur at the Coliseum in Biloxi. At the Vicari Auction, you can scope out and bid on your dream classic car. The Swap Meet is the place to go to grab some gear of your own for your car or to browse the offerings from all of the Cruisin’ vendors.
Sunday Closing events
Cruise Central opens at 8 a.m. for 2021 registration. Stamping Card must be turned in by 9 a.m. and the winners of the Cash Drawings are announced. Stick around for the Make-A-Wish Raffle Car Giveaway and the unveiling of the 2021 Raffle car.