Cruisin’ the Coast has events in every city along the Gulf Coast with many events happening at the same time. Since you can't attend all of the festivities, here are a few Cruisin’ events that you definitely don’t want to miss.
The opening weekend kicks off with live entertainment at the Scarlet Pearl and Hard Rock Casinos on Saturday. Sunday offers View the Cruise in downtown Gulfport, a Cruise In at Hardy Court Shopping Center and Cruisin' Through the Decades in Gautier.
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. 2019 registration opens on Thursday.
P.S.—The entertainment here ends at 5pm. After that, this area clears out, so be sure to experience this earlier in the day.
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.
The party continues through the night all week during Cruisin’ the Coast. Once the streets start to clear, cruisers head to the Mississippi Gulf Coast casinos to continue the night with live entertainment. Throughout the week, you can catch performers such as Anjelah Johnson at the Hard Rock and the Beach Boys at the Beau Rivage. Check out the full list of entertainment here.
Head to Moss Point
The Cruisin’ festivities in Moss Point will host “Cruisin The River City” on Tuesday at 10a.m. This riverfront event will feature live music, kayak rentals at the Moss Point Welcome Center, a 10a.m. boat tour of the Pascagoula River (admission charged, register in advance), reduced rate self-guided tours of the Pascagoula River Audubon Center and more.
Cruise 'Goula Style
Thursday through Saturday Pascagoula presents 'Goula Cruise at Beach Park. Enjoy live music, food, and a special movie night at the beach followed by a fireworks spectacular on Saturday. The Zonta Annual Arts & Crafts Festival downtown shares the weekend with Cruisin' so shuttle rides are offered between these two great events!
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 8am for 2019 registration. Stamping Card must be turned in by 9am and the winners of the Cash Drawings are announced. Stick around for the Make-A-Wish Raffle Car Giveaway and the unveiling of the 2019 Raffle car.
Click here for the full schedule of Cruisin’ the Coast events along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.