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6th ANNUAL GRILLIN' ON THE GREEN!

March 17

Go green & celebrate at this family fun event featuring a BBQ competition, arts & crafts vendors, live
entertainment, children’s activities and more! $5 armband allows children to play on inflatables all
day!  Family Fun, entertainment - Come Grill & Chill on the green! Sponsored by Main Street Biloxi!
All proceeds benefit the historic Bond-Grant House!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Winter Event 2010, 2011 & 2012!

 Date(s): 03/17/2012 - 03/17/2012
 Times: 10am-5pm - An All Day Event!
 Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Highway 90, Biloxi
 Contact: Kay Miller
 Phone: 228-435-6339
 Admission: Spectators Free!
19th ANNUAL HERB & GARDEN FEST

March 24

Huge event displaying the finest plants and herbs for gardening, landscape design, garden art and
more, along with good food, fun lectures, and music!

 Date(s): 03/24/2012 - 03/24/2012
 Times: 9am-5pm
 Location: Depot Parking Lot & Marshall Park, Ocean Springs
 Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber
 Phone: 228-875-4424
 Admission: Spectators Free!

5th ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BIKE FEST

April 13-15

Join in the fun - a motorcycle festival for all bike enthusiasts! All brands of motorcycles welcome,
whether it is a Harley Davidson, Yamaha, Suzuki, Triumph or any other type of bike - all enthusiasts
are welcome regardless if they ride a bike or not!  The event hub will be located on Highway 90,
between the Alabama & Louisiana state lines!  Each city will host a designated area for vendors,
entertainment and more!  Live entertainment throughout the week, charity motorcycle runs and
more!  Over 25,000 motorcycles converge on the coast!  Proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish
Foundation!

 Date(s): 04/13/2012 - 04/15/2012
 Location: Characters Lounge, 2306 Highway 90, Ocean Springs
 Contact: Sam Tootle
 Phone: 228-297-0256
 Admission: Spectators Free - Vendor application on website!

17th ANNUAL VW CAR SHOW

March 24

Over 90 VW’s from six states participate in this fun, family event - Held Rain or Shine!  Watch for
“Herbie” to show up! This “loveable” bug has been known to attend this show! Food, fun and family
entertainment! All proceeds benefit a needy charitable organization!  Hosted by the MS Gulf Coast
VW Club!

 Date(s): 03/24/2012 - 03/24/2012
 Times: 9am-3:30pm
 Location: Edgewater Mall, 2600 Beach Blvd, Biloxi - Parking Lot
 Contact: Ed Thompson or Marv Potts
 Phone: 228-365-0372
 Admission: Spectators Free!
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2nd SATURDAY ART WALK!

Join the fine shops of Old Town Bay St. Louis as they host Second Saturday Art Walk...shops and
art galleries...like Bay Books, Maggie Mays and more...feature open houses with guest artists,
refreshments, music, food & fun!

• January 14
• February 11
• March 10

Date(s): 01/14/2012 - 03/10/2012
Times: 4pm-8pm
Location: Downtown Main Street, Bay St. Louis
Contact: Hancock County Tourism
Phone: 228-463-9222
Admission: Spectators Free!
PCA CHAMPIONSHIP RODEO!

January 19-22

Come out & enjoy all a live professional rodeo has to offer!  


Date(s): 01/19/2012 - 01/22/2012
Times: Thursday, Friday, Saturday @ 7:30pm; Sunday @ 2pm!
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
Admission: Call for tickets!
MISSISSIPPI SURGE HOCKEY LIVE!

Live professional hockey on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Come and experience the excitement of the
Mississippi Surge Hockey team as they take on the tough competition!

• January 13, 24, 29
• February 2, 10, 12, 17, 18, 25, 26
• March 8, 13, 16, 17, 24



Date(s): 01/13/2012 - 03/24/2012
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Phone: 228-287-7825
Admission: Admission Charged – Call for tickets!

14th ANNUAL GULF COAST WINTER CLASSICS HORSESHOW

February 8 - March 18

PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE - ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED TO START FEBRUARY 1!

A six-week United States Equestrian Foundation AA Rated Hunter-Jumper event highlighting some
the sport’s finest equine athletes from across the nation! With approximately 1000 horses exhibiting
and 12,000 spectators, this is the largest hunter/jumper show on the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

Spectators attend free of charge with competitions running Wednesday through Sunday of each
week. The horse show itself has three all-weather rings close to each other for exceptional viewing, a
large beautiful grass field, and a covered arena with bleachers! Visitors are right in the middle of
everything that is going on! Watching these graceful “beauties” compete is an experience!  

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Winter Event 2010!
*Received special recognition from United States Hunter Jumper Assn (USHJA) with a Members
Choice Award!


Date(s): 02/08/2012 - 03/18/2012
Times: Competitions start @ 8am Wednesday-Sunday
Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Rd, Gulfport
Contact: Janet McCarroll - Gulf Coast Winter Series Coordinator
Phone: (228) 832-3691 or (843) 768-5503
Admission: Spectators Free!
5th ANNUAL "AN EVENING IN PINK" WINE & FOOD TASTING

February 25

PLEASE NOTE CHANGES! ADVANCED RESERVATIONS REQUIRED & TIME CHANGE!

Join in on an awesome evening featuring wine & food tastings, live & silent auction, live fashion
show, music & FUN! Proceeds benefit the Pink Heart Funds! A Non-profit organization providing wigs
& prostheses FREE for women & children with cancer.  Don't miss this wonderful evening having
FUN and helping a worthy cause!

Date(s): 02/25/2012 - 02/25/2012
Times: 5:30pm-9:30pm
Location: West Harrison Civic Center, 4670 West Espy Avenue, Long Beach
Contact: JoAn Nicely - Event Coordinator
Phone: (228) 222-4245 or (228) 575-8299
Admission: Admission Charged - Call for tickets! Reservations Required!
PASS ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE!

March 17

Join in on the FUN as the "Krewe of Blarney" hosts their "Halfast Walking" parade with lots of "green"
throws & more!

 Date(s): 03/17/2012 - 03/17/2012
 Times: Festivities begin @ 12 Noon!
 Location: Throughout Pass Christian
 Contact: Robin Rafferty
 Phone: 228-547-4873
 Admission: Spectators Free!

MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC CHAMPIONS TOUR

March 19-25

The Professional Golf Association (PGA) Champions Tour features top golfers - several favorites
expected to return are Hale Irwin, Fred Funk, Bernhard Langer, and Tom Kite!  Come out & watch
the "Champs!"

 Date(s): 03/19/2012 - 03/25/2012
 Times: Tournament throughout the day!
 Location: Fallen Oak Golf Club, 24400 Highway 15, Saucier
 Contact: Jay Kasten - Marketing & Operations Director
 Phone: 228-896-6365
 Admission: Call for tickets!
MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST SENIOR GAMES

April 11-14

Calling all "youngsters - Adults age 50 & over" - Come out and enjoy a day of FUN & recreation!
Mississippi Gulf Coast Senior Games is a recreational competition offering basketball, bowling, golf,
horseshoes, 5K Run, cycling, swimming, shuffleboard, track & field, volleyball, tennis, ballroom
dance competition and other events! Even if you don't want to compete - come on out for a day of
FUN! More than 350 athletes from across the Southeast and as far away as the West Coast
participate in the games! You will have a ball!

Call or email for complete details! For more information contact Lucy Bickham @ (228) 896-5683 or
email @ MGCSG@aol.com

 Date(s): 04/11/2012 - 04/14/2012
 Times: Call for details!
 Location: Events held throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast!
 Contact: Lucy Bickham - Event Coordinator
 Phone: 228-896-5683

15th ANNUAL ART IN THE PASS

March 31-April 1

Two-day outdoor fine arts festival that celebrates and promotes fine arts in the community! Over 75
artists from seven states display and sell their work to the public, children activities, food, a silent
auction and live entertainment!  Don't miss out this outstanding event that continues to grow yearly!  
Proceeds from the silent auction benefit the Dot Hector Memorial Art Scholarship and other art
related programs!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring 2011 Event!

 Date(s): 03/31/2012 - 04/01/2012
 Times: Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
 Location: War Memorial Park - Corner of Scenic Drive & Fleitas Avenue, Pass Christian
 Contact: Jerald D. Williams - Event Coordinator
 Phone: 228-234-3812
 Admission: Spectators Free!
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20th ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI COAST COLISEUM CRAWFISH FESTIVAL

April 19-22 & 26-29

Thrilling carnival rides, major headliner entertainment, 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!  ALL EVENTS AND
CONCERTS HELD RAIN OR SHINE!

**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!

 Date(s): 04/19/2012 - 04/29/2012
 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!
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GULF COAST GARDEN & PATIO SHOW

March 2-4
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Spring is just around the corner and what a better time to get ready for it - under one location - at
one of the most anticipated events on the MS Gulf Coast! Educational gardening seminars, experts
in gardening products, services, outdoor living needs, yard art...you name it, we have it, we know
about it, and by the end of the show...so will YOU! Calling all "gardening enthusiasts - come "grow"
with us! Don't miss this all inspiring, beautiful show! Hosted by the MS Nursery & Landscape
Association!
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Date(s): 03/02/2012 - 03/04/2012
Times: Friday 9am-4pm, Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 11am-4pm
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Contact: Haley Barrett - Event Coordinator
Phone: 601-919-8111
Admission: $6, Children 12 & under Free!

48th ANNUAL WAVELAND ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

March 17

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!

Date(s): 03/17/2012 - 03/17/2012
Times: 2pm
Location: Highway 90, Waveland
Admission: Spectators Free!

34th ANNUAL BILOXI ST. PATRICK’S PARADE & 5K RUN

March 17

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!  Irish Derby/5K Run held in conjunction with the parade! Presented by the Hibernia
Marching Society & The Gulf Coast Running Club!

Date(s): 03/17/2012 - 03/17/2012
Times: Derby Run starts @ 9am & Parade starts @ 2pm
Location: Downtown Biloxi
Contact: Danny O'Keefe - Event Coordinator
Phone: 228-396-1205
Admission: Spectators Free!
27th ANNUAL SHENANIGAN’S ST. PATRICKS PARADE - GULFPORT

March 18

The popular tourist event and local favorite, celebrates the Irish heritage of so many of us on the MS
Gulf Coast, as well as the many blessings we enjoy: faith, family and friends! The parade includes
more than 50 units, with marchers, antique cars, floats, bagpipes and more. Spectators come from
as far away as 100 miles, to catch the unique "prizes" thrown from the many colorful units... wooden
nickels, beads, mini green beer steins, cabbages, potatoes and onions! The parade's official mascot
is "Mr. Finnigan", and he is joined each year by a Grand Marshall and a Colleen, selected by the
Quota Club!

 Date(s): 03/18/2012 - 03/18/2012
 Times: 2pm
 Location: Downtown Gulfport - Check website for parade route!
 Contact: Vicki Miller, Publicity - Quota International MS Gulf Coast
 Phone: 228-209-3627
 Admission: Spectators Free!

SEABEE DAY 2012!

April 14

Seabee Day is a celebration of the U.S. Navy Seabee and the presence of the Navy on the Gulf
Coast for more than 70 years! The event features a 5K run, a festive atmosphere, a car, truck and
motorcycle show, musical guests, games, fun, food, carnival rides, lots for kids activities, vendors
and more! Visitors must enter through the Pass Road Gate! Come out to Seabee Day and see what
the "Buzz" is all about!

 Date(s): 04/14/2012 - 04/14/2012
 Times: 9am–4pm
 Location: Naval Construction Battalion Center, 4902 Marvin Shields Blvd, Gulfport
 Contact: Rob Mims - Public Affairs Officer
 Phone: 228-871-2699
 Admission: Spectators Free!
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SEAFOOD BOIL ON THE BEACH!

January 27

Don't miss your chance to enjoy the BEST Seafood Boil on the Beach along with a LIVE filming for
MSN.COM's "APPETITE FOR LIFE" - featuring host Andrew Zimmern!

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to possibly be part of the filming, which has an audience of
approximately 40 million viewers - The Mississippi Gulf Coast will show everyone how we do a
seafood boil on the beach! The Seafood boil consists of shrimp, crabs, and crawfish prepared by a
dozen or so chefs from MS Gulf Coast Restaurants and Andrew Zimmern! In addition to the spicy
seafood, enjoy live music, cold beer!  Presented by Chefs of the Coast.

Tickets are $30, which includes seafood tasting and flight card for beer, AND entrance into the
Oyster Festival VIP Patron Party from 6pm-9pm Friday evening!

Click here to purchase tickets on line!

Date(s): 01/27/2012 - 01/27/2012
Times: 3pm-6pm
Location: Pass Christian Harbor, Highway 90, Pass Christian
Contact: Chefs of the Coast
Phone: 228-324-0032
Admission: Call for tickets!
MARTIN LUTHER KING JR PARADE

January 16 2012

PLEASE NOTE CONTACT NUMBER HAS CHANGED!

Parade honoring this important individual!  Route of parade: Grounds of Coliseum - "Battle of the
Bands" performance following the parade inside MS Coast Coliseum!


Date(s): 01/16/2012 - 01/16/2012
Times: Noon
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2530 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Contact: James Crowell - Event Coordinator
Phone: 228-432-0206
Admission: Spectators Free!
TET NGUYÊN ÐÁN (VIETNAMESE NEW YEAR)

January 14-15

Hundreds of Vietnamese Catholics celebrate the Vietnamese New Year or Tet Nguyên Ðán.  Tet, as
it is commonly called, marks the arrival of spring based on the lunar calendar, and a time to
celebrate new beginnings.  2012 is the Year of the Dragon!  

The Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to many Vietnamese people, as well as many wonderful
Vietnamese restaurants all celebrating this special holiday!  Look for the traditional dragon dance
meant to spread good health and wealth, fireworks, and lots of activities surrounding the holiday.  
Check back for more details!


Date(s): 01/14/2012 - 01/15/2012
Location: Vietnamese Martyrs Church, 172 Oak Street, Biloxi
Contact: Father Jimmy Pham
Phone: 228-374-1116
PASS CHRISTIAN OYSTER FESTIVAL EVE - VIP!

January 27

Pass Christian hosts "Oyster Eve" a VIP celebration of all things oyster! Prelude party to the Pass
Oyster Fest features the crowning of "Pearl of the Pass", seafood delicacies prepared by guest
chefs, fun, and music! Watch for more details...bigger and better!


Date(s): 01/27/2012 - 01/27/2012
Times: 6pm-9pm
Location: Pass Christian Harbor, Highway 90, Pass Christian
Contact: Renee Brooks
Phone: 228-342-2366
Admission: Call for tickets!
BILOXI BLUES FESTIVAL - VALENTINE'S BLUES SHOW

February 10

Fantastic music celebration with a great line up that delivers the dynamics of high-energy
entertainment with love, happiness and nostalgia-all in the name of the Blues! Blues-lovers are sure
to laugh, dance, and enjoy a memorable evening!

Date(s): 02/10/2012 - 02/10/2012
Times: 8pm
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Phone: (228) 594-3700 or (800) 726-2781
Admission: Call for tickets!

2nd ANNUAL TOP OF THE HOPS BEER FESTIVAL

January 28

Event highlights the growing popularity of craft beers from around the world in a relaxed and friendly
environment. Patrons receive a commemorative sampling mug and have access to unlimited,
two-ounce samples of over 150 world-class craft beers in the four Beer Gardens. In addition, in the
Brew University Education Area, patrons enjoy beer seminars such as Food Pairings and Brewing
101.

VIP Tickets gain patrons access to the festival one hour early to take advantage of a more exclusive
beer tasting experience, and allows entry into the private VIP Area with complimentary food along
with an EXCLUSIVE beer selection not available to the general admission!


Date(s): 01/28/2012 - 01/28/2012
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
Admission: Call for tickets!
2nd ANNUAL PASS CHRISTIAN OYSTER FESTIVAL!

January 28-29

Festival featuring oyster shucking and oyster eating contests, "Pearl of the Pass", rides, games,
music, fun, arts & crafts, fishing rodeo, lighted boat parade, and lots of FOOD - especially oyster
dishes! Oysters all day...anyway! However, no worries if you don't eat the "yummy
delectable"...choose from all types of cuisine! Don't miss the FUN...this is one event you will not want
to miss! The "Pass" knows how to throw a PARTY!


Date(s): 01/28/2012 - 01/29/2012
Times: 10am-4pm Daily!
Location: Pass Christian Harbor, Highway 90, Pass Christian
Contact: Renee Brooks
Phone: 228-342-2366
Admission: Spectators Free!
6th ANNUAL BBQ THROWDOWN & FESTIVAL

February 25

Annual BBQ chicken, ribs & brisket cook-off with teams competing for over $5000 in cash & prizes!
The event continues to grow yearly with the addition of a YOUTH BBQ cook-off...bring the kids...they
can win cash & prizes as well! Live entertainment all day, arts & crafts, face painting, children's
activities & games, clowns, Pulled Pork Taste Tent, & of course...Barbeque! Join us for this family
fun event! Sponsored by the City of D'Iberville & the Parks & Recreation Board!

For vendor information contact Desiree Marquez (228) 257-9734

**Sanctioned by the International BBQ Cookers Association (IBCA)!
**Awarded (STS) Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Winter Event 2012!

Date(s): 02/25/2012 - 02/25/2012
Times: 9am–4pm
Location: D'Iberville Town Green, 10206 Kajja, D'Iberville
Contact: Mike Mullins - Event Coordinator
Phone: (228) 392-9734 or (228) 669-0334
Admission: Spectators Free! BBQ Competition Entry Fee!

LASSIC ARMS PRODUCTIONS - BILOXI GUN & KNIFE SHOW

February 18-19

Buy-Sell-Trade-Browse!  Hundreds of displays & vendors featuring New and Old Guns, Ammo, Gun
Parts, Reloading Supplies, Books, Knives, Knife Sharpening, Coins, Camouflage and related items
at discount prices!

Date(s): 02/18/2012 - 02/19/2012
Times: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Contact: Sondra Hewett - Event Coordinator
Phone: 985-624-8577
Admission: Admission Charged

BILOXI BOAT & RV SHOW

February 10-12

Huge show featuring over 100 exhibitors featuring all types of boats & recreational vehicles to enjoy!
Walk through fabulous RVs or step aboard the boats on show! In addition to fishing boats, RVs,
yachts, related accessories, equipment, activities for children and more!  Hosted by Gulf Coast
Shows!

Date(s): 02/10/2012 - 02/12/2012
Times: Friday 12 Noon-9pm; Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-6pm
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Phone: 251-478-7469
Admission: Admission Charged
MONSTER JAM MONSTER TRUCK RACING!

March 2-3

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trk1 freestyle action motocross! Each monster truck is over 11 feet tall and 12 feet wide and can
jump over 14 cars side by side and 25 feet high in the air! The original, the biggest, the best -
Monster Jam - it's the ultimate in destruction! Don't miss this spectacular family show!

Date(s): 03/02/2012 - 03/03/2012
Times: Friday @ 7:30pm, Two Shows Saturday 2pm & 7:30pm!
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
Admission: Call for tickets!
32nd ANNUAL "GULF COAST ROD RUN"

March 16-18

Huge car & truck show featuring hundreds of Pre-80's cars, trucks, & motorcycles!  Vendors, food,
and FUN!  Family fun for all - Held Rain or Shine!  Hosted by the Singing River Street Rod
Association!

Date(s): 03/16/2012 - 03/18/2012
Times: Friday Noon-8pm; Saturday 8am-5pm; Sunday 8am-12 Noon
Location: Isle Casino Hotel, 151 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Contact: Morris Sonnier - Event Coordinator
Phone: 228-209-7101
Admission: Spectators Free - Entrants Fee Charged

35th ANNUAL COASTCON

March 16-18

Sci-fi fans converge for a weekend of fun! Highlights include charity auction, costume contest,
Saturday night dance, vendors and more! Watch for interesting & eclectic special guests – you’ll
never know who you’ll see!

Date(s): 03/16/2012 - 03/18/2012
Times: Friday Noon – 1am, Saturday 9am – 1am, Sunday 9am – 5pm
Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
Phone: 228-207-0266
Admission: Admission Charged
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3rd ANNUAL 1699 LANDING OF D'IBERVILLE ARTS & CRAFTS FESTIVAL

April 28

Over 150 arts & craft vendors, food, music, 5K run, children & pet parade & more!
• 8:30am -- Race to Discovery -- 5K run/walk and ½-mile kid's fun-run @ Fort Maurepas Park, Front
Beach
• 9am - Children's Pet Parade @ Little Children's Park, Washington Avenue
• 9am-5pm - 1699 Arts and Crafts Festival - Downtown Ocean Springs
• 12 Noon - Discovery Regatta - Ocean Springs Yacht Club, Front Beach

 Date(s): 04/28/2012 - 04/28/2012
 Times: Festival 9am-5pm; Race starts @ 8:30am
 Location: Throughout Ocean Springs
 Contact: Diane Boyd - Event Coordinator
 Phone: 228-875-7008
 Admission: Spectators Free!
13th ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST KITE FESTIVAL

May 5

Children’s games, kite making, entertainment, sand castle making and food! Family fun for
everyone! Come out and bring your kite!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring Event 2008 & 2012!

 Date(s): 05/05/2012 - 05/05/2012
 Times: 10am-4pm
 Location: Long Beach Harbor, Highway 90, Long Beach
 Phone: 228-604-0014
 Admission: $1 Entry Fee
1699 LANDING OF D’IBERVILLE REENACTMENT

April 28

Join the excitement as Ocean Springs celebrates the arrival of its founders with a live reenactment
of the establishment of the first French colony on the Coast dating back to 1699! Brothers Pierre Le
Moyne d'Iberville and Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville arrive on Front Beach along with natives
and other characters in full regalia as part of the 1699 Historical Society's Landing of d'Iberville.
Don't miss this awesome part of history - come to life!

 Date(s): 04/28/2012 - 04/28/2012
 Times: Festivities start @ 2pm! Landing @ 4pm!
 Location: Fort Maurepas Park, Beach Blvd, Ocean Springs
 Contact: Diane Boyd - Event Coordinator
 Phone: 228-875-7008
 Admission: Spectators Free!

9th ANNUAL SMOKIN' THE SOUND & SMOKIN THE LAKE!

Smokin' The Sound (April 26-29) & Smokin the Lake (May 4-6)

Spectacular parties, great local entertainment, and the Biggest, Loudest, & Fastest Race Boats
converging on the Mississippi Sound & Gulfport Lake! Held Two Weekends!

Smokin' the Lake features over 60 boats racing in seven categories while Smokin' the Sound
features over 30 race boats clocking speeds of over 150 mph in 13 categories! Smokin' the Sound
is the first race of the year for the Offshore Super Series Powerboat Racing Association. In addition,
enjoy an awesome air show of helicopters hovering as close as 25 feet from the boats & the action!

No binoculars needed! You can see all of the excitement up-close by going to any of the premium
or VIP viewing areas. Premium viewing areas have an awesome panoramic view of the Mississippi
Sound 8-mile racecourse and Gulfport Lake along with restrooms, official merchandise vendors,
varying entertainment, food, and beverage offerings. So hold on to your seat and watch all the
excitement up-close as the Mississippi Gulf Coast "smokes up the water!" Don't miss these exciting
weekend events! There is even a "Smokin The Sound Poker Run!"

Visit our website for additional details:
http://www.smokinthesound.com
• Smokin' the Sound April 26-29
• Smokin' the Lake May 4-6

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 2010 Spring Event!



 Date(s): 04/26/2012 - 05/06/2012
 Location: Biloxi Channel - Gulfport Lake
 Contact: Smokin The Sound
 Phone: 228-594-3442
36th ANNUAL PASS CHRISTIAN BLESSING OF THE FLEET

April 22 (tentative)

Historically significant event before shrimp season features vessels colorfully decorated as they
take their turn to receive a blessing in anticipation of a bountiful year. Event features a kids fishing
rodeo, music, antique car show, fabulous seafood and so much more! Come watch as many boats -
pleasure crafts to commercial shrimp boats - decorate and parade in front of the Pass Christian
Harbor!

 Date(s): 04/22/2012 - 04/22/2012
 Times: 8am-3pm
 Location: Pass Christian Harbor, Highway 90, Pass Christian
 Contact: Pass Christian Harbor Master Office
 Phone: 228-452-5128
 Admission: Spectators Free!


2nd ANNUAL GULFPORT MUSIC FESTIVAL

May 18-20

Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!  Check
back for more details!

 Date(s): 05/18/2012 - 05/20/2012
 Times: Check Back For More Details!
 Location: Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
 Contact: Ricky Mitchell - Event Coordinator
 Phone: 228-388-2001
 Admission: Call for tickets or Purchase on line @ ticketmaster.com!

6th ANNUAL MAYFEST

May 5

Food, Music & Art Festival - Bands perform, kids activities, art demonstrations, arts & craft vendors,
and food from around the world!  Family friendly event - Come enjoy great food, awesome arts, and
magical music - all day long!

 Date(s): 05/05/2012 - 05/05/2012
 Times: 10am-9pm
 Location: Government Street - Downtown Ocean Springs
 Contact: Arturo Barajas - Event Coordinator
 Phone: 228-369-4582
 Admission: Spectators Free!
4th ANNUAL TASTE OF OCEAN SPRINGS FOOD & WINE FESTIVAL

May 10

Large tents encompass white tables filled with “tastes” from more than 20 area restaurants and
bars! The menu includes white chocolate bread pudding, seafood gumbo, quesadillas, and many
more restaurant favorites! Come gather underneath the live oaks; enjoy light music and exceptional
“tastes!”

 Date(s): 05/10/2012 - 05/10/2012
 Times: 6:30pm-8:30pm
 Location: Marshall Park, Downtown Ocean Springs
 Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
 Phone: 228-875-4424
 Admission: Call for tickets! Tickets Must Be Purchased In Advance!
35th ANNUAL ST. PAUL’S SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

May 31-June 3

St. Paul's Seafood Festival is a tradition that has become an annual affair for many. Good food and
music draw crowds to the festival year after year. This event is fun for the whole family! The event
features arts and crafts, games, children's rides, games, silent auction, rides and of course....
FABULOUS FOOD....ESPECIALLY SEAFOOD, local talent performs throughout the festival and
much more! Food booths available on Friday & Saturday only!

**Award Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Spring Event 2010!

 Date(s): 05/31/2012 - 06/03/2012
 Times: Thursday 5pm-10pm; Friday 5pm-Midnight; Saturday Noon-Midnight; Sunday Noon-6pm
 Location: St. Paul Church & School, 140 East Beach, Pass Christian
 Contact: Holy Family Parrish
 Phone: 228-452-4686
 Admission: Spectators Free!

SOUNDS BY THE SEA - AN OUTDOOR CONCERT!

May 26-27

Enjoy an open-air Memorial Day concert featuring patriotic selections, quality music, and fireworks!
Bring your picnic baskets, blankets, lounge chairs, and enjoy the music & show - all overlooking the
Gulf of Mexico! Don't miss this Memorial Day outdoor tradition!  Presented by the Gulf Coast
Symphony!

Two locations - Two Shows @ 6:30pm-9pm Nightly!
• May 26: Harrison County Show - Jones Park, Highway 90, Gulfport
• May 27: Jackson County Show - Beach Park, Pascagoula

 Date(s): 05/26/2012 - 05/27/2012
 Times: Festivities start @ 6pm Nightly!
 Contact: Dr. Timothy James Bergman - Director
 Phone: 228-896-4276
 Admission: Free!
INTERNATIONAL SPRING FESTIVAL

May 18-20

Ethnic foods and entertainment, seafood, turtle races, plant booth, arts and crafts, used book sale,
children's games, carnival rides, silent auction, giant yard sale, Gumbo Tasting (all you can eat only
$5), a $2000 raffle & $10,000 draw down...and a huge car show!  WOW...what more can you ask
for...come for the FUN!  Sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima Parish!

 Date(s): 05/18/2012 - 05/20/2012
 Times: Friday @ 4pm-10pm; Saturday & Sunday 10am-10pm
 Location: Our Lady of Fatima, 2090 Pass Road, Biloxi
 Contact: Gladys Simmons
 Phone: 228-388-3887
 Admission: Spectators Free!
30th ANNUAL GULFPORT MEMORIAL DAY BLOWOUT

May 25-28

Huge annual event offering a wide array of events such as five racing classes with over a $17,000
prize purse, nine bike show classes, a swap meet and flea market, eight other unique events to
enjoy, and live music! Formally the All Harley Memorial Day Blowout!  Same group...same FUN...just
had to invite everyone...now open to all types of bikes!

 Date(s): 05/25/2012 - 05/28/2012
 Times: Gates open @ 12 Noon
 Location: Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Race Track Road, Gulfport
 Contact: Smokey Stepputat - Publicity
 Phone: 228-392-8281
 Admission: Admission Charged - Call for tickets!


AKC DOG SHOW

May 31-June 2

Over 100+ breeds of Singing River Kennel Club & Mobile Kennel Club (AKC) registered dogs
compete in many categories!

 Date(s): 05/31/2012 - 06/02/2012
 Times: Gates open @ 9am – Competition times vary!
 Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
 Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3707
 Admission: Admission Charged
12th ANNUAL MARGARITAFEST

June 1 (tentative)

Kick off the summer with MargaritaFest, a luau-themed party where the Gulf Coast comes together
for an evening of music, food, fun... and margaritas! Event features a table-decorating contest, the
“Big Kahuna” prize drawing, live music, plenty of margaritas and food! Held rain or shine, the event
grows more popular each year with over 2,000 in attendance! Hosted by the Gulfport Chamber of
Commerce! Proceeds go toward small business and education grants in Gulfport!

Tickets available @ www.mscoastchamber.com, or at the Gulfport Chamber of Commerce, 11975-E
Seaway Road, Gulfport!

 Date(s): 06/01/2012 - 06/01/2012
 Times: Doors open @ 6:30pm, Live music 7pm-11pm!
 Location: TBD - Check Back For Location!
 Contact: Brad Batson - Gulfport Chamber Director
 Phone: 228-604-0014
 Admission: Admission Charged - Call for tickets!


7th ANNUAL RED, WHITE & BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL

June 2

Blueberry season is in high gear and the town of Ocean Springs sets out to stain the streets of
Downtown Ocean Springs—and the teeth of festivalgoer’s alike—blue, during the town’s Red, White
and Blueberry Festival!  Event offers an assortment of antiques, crafts, fresh produce, plenty of
blueberry products, open houses for downtown businesses and much more!

 Date(s): 06/02/2012 - 06/02/2012
 Times: 10am-2pm
 Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
 Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
 Phone: 228-875-4424
 Admission: Spectators Free!
26th ANNUAL COAST COLISEUM SUMMER FAIR

June 7-17

The Coliseum Summer Fair has tons to offer! A family-friendly, jam packed affordable event, filled
with midway rides, FREE live music, shows, contests, and headline entertainment - this event truly
offers something for all age groups! Gate admission is FREE Sunday - Thursday and only $5 on
Fridays & Saturdays for ages 13 and older, children under 12 free gate admission daily! In addition
to family affordable - $20 Pay-One-Price ride admission offered! Pay-one-price ride times:
Monday-Friday 5pm-10pm; Saturday & Sunday 1pm-6pm; Sunday, June 19 1pm-9pm! It is the most
affordable event of the summer! Gates open @ 5pm Monday-Friday & 1pm Saturday and Sunday!

Click here for complete schedule of events!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring Event 2004, 2008, 2009, 2011!

 Date(s): 06/07/2012 - 06/17/2012
 Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
 Phone: (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700


64th ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI DEEP SEA FISHING RODEO

June 27-July 4

Billed as the largest family friendly fishing rodeo in the world, this successful yearly event includes
fun for the entire family. The event features fireworks, fishing, fellowship, vendors, and FUN!
Contestants fish the Gulf waters for days, competing for cash and prizes in 30 categories of both
saltwater and freshwater fish. In previous years, records for tuna, shark and flounder have been
broken at the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo. The fishing rodeo attracts an average of 50,000
people every year, and even made the cover of Sports Illustrated! Vendor information contact Ricky
Johnson @ 323-8389.

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Event 2008, 2010, and 2011!

 Date(s): 06/29/2012 - 07/04/2012
 Times: Gates open @ Noon Daily!
 Location: Long Beach Harbor, Highway 90, Long Beach
 Contact: Richie Valdez - Event Coordinator
 Phone: 228-863-2713
 Admission: Admission Charged
10th ANNUAL SCRAPIN THE COAST

June 22-24

Scrapin The Coast offers it all…Bikini contest, stereo competition, hydraulic contest, hot food,
vendors, live music, car & truck show, burnout contest and more! Hundreds of hot rods converge on
the coast for a FUN time!  Come enjoy FUN in the SUN!

 Date(s): 06/22/2012 - 06/24/2012
 Times: See Website for complete schedule!
 Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
 Contact: Myles or Greg - Event Coordinators
 Phone: (228) 832-2688 or (228) 832-4683
 Admission: Admission Charged - Call for tickets!


83rd ANNUAL BLESSING OF THE FLEET & FAIS DO-DO

June 2-3

 Fais Do-Do & Coronation of the Shrimp King & Queen – Saturday, June 2
 Blessing of the Fleet – Sunday, June 3

The Fais Do-Do – a much-loved Biloxi tradition - features continuous live entertainment, hundreds
of craft vendors, local artisans, and the best seafood in the entire world! The climax of the festive
party is the coronation of the King and Queen!

The celebration continues Sunday with the ceremonial wreath dropping @ 2pm. Boats form in the
west end of the Biloxi Channel near the Beau Rivage Casino and then parade east in the Biloxi
Channel! Shrimp boats and recreational boats receive blessings for a safe and bountiful season!
Join in the FUN as music blares from boat radios, boats parade by and wave to spectators with the
attitude - Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!  Hosted by the City of Biloxi, Harrison County, and St. Michael
Catholic Church!

*Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 Events 1988 & 1993!
*Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring Event 2010 & 2012!

 Date(s): 06/02/2012 - 06/03/2012
 Times: Saturday-Fais Do-Do 10am-9pm; Saturday-Mass @ 4pm; Sunday-Blessing @ 2pm
 Location: Biloxi Town Green & Biloxi Channel
 Contact: Kay Miller
 Phone: 228-435-6339


WATCH FIREWORKS FROM ABOARD THE BILOXI SHRIMPING TRIP!

July 4

Watch all the festivities aboard the “BEST” seat in town - sailing on the Biloxi Shrimping Trip! Bring
food & refreshments! Reservations required - reservations will be held with a credit card, cash or
check!

 Date(s): 07/04/2012 - 07/04/2012
 Times: 8pm-10pm
 Location: Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, Highway 90, Biloxi
 Contact: Brandy Moore - Event Coordinator
 Phone: 228-392-8645
 Admission: Reservations Required - Call for tickets! Seating Limited


31st ANNUAL BILOXI SEAFOOD FESTIVAL

September 8-9

A huge festival & celebration featuring a wide variety of seafood dishes, arts & crafts, kids village,
children's activities, inflatable slide, bungee obstacle, face painting, games, gumbo championship,
continuous live entertainment throughout the weekend, and more! The fair attracts an average of
25,000 people yearly during its two-day run! Sponsored by the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2008, 2010 & 2011!
**Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 Events for 2010!
**Awarded Top Events USA 2011!

 Date(s): 09/08/2012 - 09/09/2012
 Times: Saturday 10am-9pm; Sunday 10am-5pm
 Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
 Contact: Rachael Seymour - Executive Director
 Phone: 228-604-0014
 Admission: Admission Charged
8th ANNUAL HOOTERS "HOT ROD WEEKEND!"

September 15

Street drag racing, swap meet, craft vendors, music, open car & truck show, chili cook-off, games,
food, and FUN! This is a family event!  Hosted by The Misfits Street Krewzers & Gulf Coast
Motorsports!

 Date(s): 09/15/2012 - 09/15/2012
 Times: Gates open @ 9am!
 Location: Gulfport Dragway, 17085 Race Track Road, Gulfport
 Contact: Jimbo Perkins or Gulfport Dragway
 Phone: (228) 596-0664 or (228) 863-4408
 Admission: Admission Charged


16th ANNUAL CRUISIN' THE COAST

October 7-14

"Calling ALL car enthusiasts...Cruisin' the Coast is the event for YOU!" Thousands of classic cars
converge on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for an entire week of rock 'n' roll, drag races, sock hops,
swap meets, headline entertainment, and FUN...all along the Gulf Coast! Car enthusiasts parade
their antique, classic, hot rods & custom vehicles up & down Highway 90 with entertainment
provided at designated stops in Biloxi, D'Iberville, Gulfport, Long Beach, Bay St. Louis, Ocean
Springs & Pascagoula. Since its inception in 1996, Cruisin' the Coast has grown from 374 cars to
over 4,000 annually!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) "Shining Example Award!"
**Awarded Mississippi's "Governor's Excellence in Tourism Award - Event of the Year 2000!
**Awarded "Southern Travel Treasure" by AAA's magazine, AAA Southern Traveler 2001!
**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society's (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2003 & 2005!
**Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 Event 2001, 2011 & 2012!


2nd ANNUAL GULF COAST BIRD FAIR & SHOW!

September 8-9

Looking to add a "new best friend" to your family...bring the family & come pick out your buddy! The
show is full of the most amazing & beautiful birds on the planet! To even just walk around and look
at these beautiful creatures is amazing...who knows...one will probably even say "hi!" Cockatiels,
Conures, Cockatoos, Macaws, African Grays, and other exotic birds' available, along with vendors
offering a variety of items for your "feathery" friends including food, toys, cages, play stands & more!

In addition, a regional competition - see if you pick the winners - if the judge agrees! Two national
cockatiel societies shows compete - all hoping to bring home the top prize! You just have to see this
competition! Raffle prizes throughout the show as well! Take flight and head towards the show!
Presented by Our Little Bird House & Bird Buffet N Things! Sponsored by Azalea Trail Caged Bird
Society! Proceeds benefit local bird rescues & LSU Avian Research!

 Date(s): 09/08/2012 - 09/09/2012
 Times: Saturday 9am-5pm, Sunday 10am-4pm
 Location: Gruich Community Center, 591 Howard Avenue, Biloxi
 Contact: Trish or Tony - Event Coordinators
 Phone: (251) 377-2039 or (251) 865-5656
 Admission: $5 per person - Children 12 and under Free!
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4th ANNUAL GULF COAST LATIN FESTIVAL

October 13 (tentative)

Bring the family and take a trip around the world! Enjoy the Latin cultural, food, arts & crafts, music,
dance, kids' corner, live bands, salsa dance competition, and more! This is a family oriented event
with something for all ages, face painting, dunking booth, carnival style games, bounce houses, an
ARMY helicopter and more for the kids. Food stations from Cuba, Puerto Rico, El Salvador, Mexico,
Venezuela, Honduras, Colombia, the Dominican Republic and more! Live DJ; various dance
demonstrations, a Flamenco Demonstration, live entertainment featuring "Sensacion", arts and
crafts vendors and the 2nd Annual Miss Latina Gulf Coast Pageant! Don't miss this GREAT
event...travel the world without leaving the MS Gulf Coast!

  Date(s): 10/13/2012 - 10/13/2012
  Times: 11am-8pm
  Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  Contact: Elite Entertainment LLC
  Phone: (228) 243-6010 or (228) 365-7377
  Admission: Entry Fee - Children under 12 Free!


2nd ANNUAL PASS CHRISTIAN DOWNTOWN ALIVE FALL FEST!

October 27(tentative)

Enjoyment for everyone...locals, & visitors! Come celebrate the official opening of downtown Pass
Christian! The downtown fall festival includes trick or treat, a costume contest, as well as hayrides!
• Pass Farmers Market:  8am-12Noon - War Memorial Park, Highway 90
• Hallow-Woof Parade & Pet Costume Contest:  Starts @ 10am - War Memorial Park, Highway 90 -
Bring your pets in their spook-tacular Halloween costume and parade around the park!
Pet registration @ 9:30am!
• Children's Arts Tent:   11am-3pm - Davis Avenue & Scenic Drive
Let your children be the artist! Children can get a fun and educational lesson on art with hands-on
experience as well as interact with the Institute of Marine Mammal Studies and learn about marine
mammals and their habitat.
• Soap Making Demonstrations:  2pm - Pass Christian Soap Company, 125 Davis Avenue
See first hand, the soap making process. Paula Lindsay with The Pass Christian Soap Co. will be
giving a soap making demonstration at her factory, explaining the steps to making cold process
soaps and the history behind it!
• Children's Costume Contest:  3pm - Pass Christian Soap Company, 125 Davis Avenue
Come show off your Halloween costume for fun and prizes in this cool and creepy costume contest.
(Children ages 0 - 13)
• Hay Rides:  11am-4pm
Nostalgic ride through downtown Pass Christian
• Live Music: 4pm-7pm
Pass Christian's favorite Motown Sound Band Starz!
• Downtown After Dark: Fun starts @ 7pm - Chili Willie's Pizzeria, 124 Davis Avenue - Outdoor Stage
Adult Costume Contest, Oak Street Boys & Fried Pickles play live!

Don't miss this exciting FULL DAY of FUN featuring continuous shopping, music, food and more
throughout downtown Pass Christian! Come stroll, shop, & dine at "Downtown Alive!"

  Date(s): 10/27/2012 - 10/27/2012
  Times: 8am-9pm
  Location: Downtown Pass Christian, Highway 90, Pass Christian
  Contact: Renee Brooks - Event Coordinator
  Phone: 228-342-2366
  Admission: Spectators Free!


2nd ANNUAL LONG BEACH FARMER MARKET RADISH FESTIVAL

November 3 (tentative)

Festival which pays tribute to the City of Long Beach's status as the One-Time Radish Capital of
the World! The event celebrates the rural heritage while recognizing the farmers of today & our
future! Lots of fresh produce, dairy, meats, seafood, preserves, live music, food, cooking
demonstrations & tastings, craft vendors, demonstrations of rural crafts & trades, historical exhibits
and more!  Sponsored by Real Food Gulf Coast, Long Beach Farmers Market & Ocean Springs
Fresh Market!

  Date(s): 11/03/2012 - 11/03/2012
  Times: 9am–4pm
  Location: Long Beach Town Green, Jeff Davis Avenue, Long Beach
  Contact: Dita McCarthy - Event Coordinator
  Phone: 228-234-8732
  Admission: Spectators Free!


27th ANNUAL SCOTTISH GAMES & CELTIC FESTIVAL

November 10-11

Huge event featuring live music, Celtic dance workshop, children's games, parade, Scottish
vendors, food, men's & women's amateur Scottish heavy athletics competitions, a medieval village
and more! In addition, don't miss our Saturday Night Ceilidh (pronounced Kay-lee)!"

PLEASE CHECK WEBSITE FOR VENDOR APPLICATION AND COMPLETE DETAILS!

*Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2008!

  Date(s): 11/10/2012 - 11/11/2012
  Times: 9am-5pm
  Location: Harrison County Fairgrounds, 15321 County Farm Road, Gulfport
  Contact: info@highlandsandislands.org
  Admission: $10 person (under 12 free with paid adult)
34th ANNUAL PETER ANDERSON ARTS, CRAFTS & FOOD FESTIVAL

November 3-4

At this festival - Named in honor of the late artist, Peter Anderson, you will find the works of over
300 regional artists! From oil painting & watercolors, raku pottery, to metal works – all types of
exceptional arts & crafts by some of the South's most finest artisans await you during this two day
festival! Also enjoy live music, coastal and ethnic foods and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art!  

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2008 & 2009!
**Awarded "Southern Traveler Treasure" by AAA Southern Traveler's Magazine - 2009!

  Date(s): 11/03/2012 - 11/04/2012
  Times: Saturday 9am–5pm; Sunday 9am–4pm
  Location: Downtown Ocean Springs
  Contact: Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce
  Phone: 228-875-4424
  Admission: Free - $2 Donation Suggested


29th ANNUAL RON MEYERS CHRISTMAS CITY GIFT SHOW!

November 10-11

Largest show of its kind in the Southeast, and continuing to grow bigger & better since its
beginning in 1981!  Over 250 vendors featuring arts & crafts from all over the country waiting for
you to pick up that one-of-a-kind holiday gift. Thousands of visitors plan their vacation time around
this annual event!  This year's highlight features the Festival of Trees & entertainment provided by
Lynn Meadows Wings group and local choirs!  Considered the BEST gift show in the South!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall Event 2010!

  Date(s): 11/10/2012 - 11/11/2012
  Times: Saturday 9am – 5pm; Sunday 10am – 5pm
  Location: MS Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd, Biloxi
  Contact: Ron Meyers or Vicki Miller
  Phone: (228) 539-4044 or (228) 209-3627
  Admission: Admission Charged - Children Under 16 Free!


27th ANNUAL CHRISTMAS IN THE PASS

December 7

Start the holiday off right with fun - Pass Christian style! Enjoy the lighting of the Christmas tree, a
holiday parade, vendors, & shops featuring ONLY businesses and artisans from Pass Christian,
along with a special visit from Santa! In addition, a lighted boat parade and a spectacular fireworks
display sponsored by United States Marine!

**Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Fall 2009 & 2011 Event!
**Awarded American Bus Association (ABA) Top 100 North American Events 2011!



  Date(s): 12/07/2012 - 12/07/2012
  Times: 5pm-9pm
  Location: Downtown Pass Christian & Harbor, Highway 90
  Contact: Emily Pickering - Executive Director
  Phone: 228-604-0014
  Admission: Spectators Free!


16th ANNUAL HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE!

November 16-17 (tentative)

Start your holiday shopping off at this annual upscale Christmas shopping boutique featuring
approximately 40 vendors offering a broad selection of holiday gifts! Choose from decorative gifts,
art and pottery, books, clothing, handmade and fine jewelry, fine soaps, homemade baked and
frozen foods, jellies and preserves, Christmas aprons, t-shirts and more! Lunch also available!
This is your one stop holiday shopping - get everything you need - for everyone on your list - in
one place! Don't miss this fabulous and FUN shopping experience! Hosted by the Pass Christian
Yacht Club Ladies Auxiliary!

  Date(s): 11/16/2012 - 11/17/2012
  Times: Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 10am-5pm
  Location: West Harrison Civic Center, 4670 West Espy Avenue, Long Beach
  Contact: Pattie Ryan - Event Coordinator
  Phone: 228-452-9752
  Admission: $5 Admission Includes Both Days!


BILOXI LIGHTING OF TOWN GREEN!

November 30 (tentative)

Join in as Biloxi “lights” up the town…town green…that is! Visits & pictures with Santa, decorating
of a large Christmas tree (everyone is asked to bring an ornament so they can participate in the
decorating) and hot chocolate and cookies served!  A holiday celebration for the whole family!  
Hosted by the City of Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department!

  Date(s): 11/30/2012 - 11/30/2012
  Times: 6pm
  Location: Biloxi Town Green, 710 Highway 90, Biloxi
  Phone: 228-435-6185
  Admission: Free!
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