Cruisin’ The Coast was voted #1 in USA TODAY: Best Car Show Competition in 2018 and #2 in 2019! 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.
The opening weekend kicks off with live entertainment at Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, Hollywood Casino Gulf Coast, Boomtown Casino, IP Casino Resort Spa, Silver Slipper and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Biloxi 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. Joe and Amanda Martin from Martin Brothers Customs/Iron Resurrection will be appearing throughout 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.
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 Burn 'em Up in the Pass to a Sock Hop in Ocean Springs, and 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.
The party continues through the night all week during Cruisin’ the Coast. Once the streets start to clear, cruisers head to Coastal Mississippi casinos and entertainment districts to continue the night with live entertainment. Check out the full list of entertainment here.
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 2020 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 2020 Raffle car.
Click here for the full schedule of Cruisin’ the Coast events along Coastal Mississippi!