There’s no place like the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Spring is here and the area is filled with fun things to do and beautiful things to see. Here are a few festivals and events happening along the coast:
April 20 – 22
Mississippi Coast Coliseum, Biloxi
“A family of four can afford this festival for less than they would pay for just one admission ticket at other festivals in the region! Great talent, exciting midway rides, unique vendors, games, give-a-ways, and contests for one low daily price. Enjoy thrilling carnival rides, arts & crafts vendors, delicious food, and more. All events and concerts held rain or shine.”
Climb CDC Event Center, Gulfport
5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“This International Food Festival features live entertainment along with a variety of foods from local restaurants representing 6 different international ports.There will be signature cocktails, adult beverages, a silent auction and fun surprises. Tickets are $20”
The Warehouse, Gulfport
6 p.m. to 11 11 p.m.
“Join The Mississippi Coast Model Railroad Museum for it’s one-of-a-kind, annual signature Wild West Fundraiser. This fun-filled night will include dancing, music, and food to support continued development and sustainability of the Railroad Museum so it can remain open FREE to the public. A dunking booth, mechanical bull, pie throwing and jail will feature local celebrities and politicians for your fun and entertainment such as Mayor Shea Dobson, CEO of the Port Jonathan Daniels, along with 18 more local celebrities. Tickets are $50 per person and benefit the Railroad Museum. Tickets can be purchased online at www.MCMRCM.org, at the Railroad Museum, on their Facebook page, or call (228) 234-4649.”
April 27 – 29
Fort Maurepas Park, Ocean Springs
Saturday 8:15 am until, Sunday Regatta begins at 11 am
“1699 Weekend of Discovery celebrates the history and discovery of Ocean Springs founded in 1699. Hosted by the 1699 Historical Society of Ocean Springs the weekend kicks off with a full dress presentation and reception, followed by a celebration with a 5 K run/walk, special mass, boat regatta, children’s pet parade and the full dress reenactment at Fort Maurepas Park on Front Beach.”
April 27 – 29
Our Lady of Fatima, Biloxi
Friday 4:30 pm-9 pm; Saturday 10 am-10 pm, Sunday 11:30 am-8 pm
“Live entertainment by local artists and thrilling carnival rides are the stars of the three-day family festival sponsored by Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Biloxi. Celebrating its unique combination of diverse cultures, the church’s parishioners share their heritage each year in music, arts, entertainment. In addition to traditional festival favorite foods, fresh seafood from the Gulf is the star in Fatima’s “World Famous Gumbo” fried fish, po-boys and crabcakes on Saturday.”
Harrison County Fairgrounds
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
“Enjoy music, great southern food, lots of vendors, art, crafts and other handmade items. There will be give aways throughout the show, bouncy houses for the kids while you shop and much more. Flea market and arts and craft show has artists from all over the southeast, local farmer’s produce, tons of hand made merchandise as well as fun for the children and an open concession.”
L & N Depot, Ocean Springs
6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
“Enjoy an evening to sip and savor some of the best food and drink. There will be cooking demonstrations, live music, and more. Tickets are $50”
May 18 – 19
Downtown Bay St. Louis
Friday 4-11pm, Saturday 11am to 11pm
“Join The Krewe of Mystic Seahorse & Capt. Longbeard for Pirate Day In The Bay, with Captain Longbeard and his pirate crew including the Lafitte Brothers (Jean & Pierre). Festivities start Friday evening with the opening of “Krewe Central” (music and carnival rides).”
May 19 – 20
Schooner Pier Complex, Biloxi
“The Billy Creel Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden & Classic Boat Show showcases wooden boats in the water and on trailers. There will be art & craft booths, cast net contest and live music. Come enjoy sails aboard the Biloxi Schooners every hour on the hour, $15 per person, as well as delicious shrimp and fish plates, live music by Hank Beruman, cast net contests, model boat building, oyster shell painting, artists vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, crafts, & more!”
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
“Join The Southern Steampunk Expo for it’s one-of-a-kind, annual signature event at The Warehouse. This location has been home to “Terror on the Coast” and is filled with amazing movie sets and props from the big screen. This fun-filled Expo will offer Tea Dueling, Costume Contest, Belly Dancing exhibitions, games from Gulf Coast Gaming Events, area Airships, area steampunks sharing tips on the steampunk genre, multiple vendors, live birds & so much more. There will be vendor workshops and panels to offer instruction on making items such as leather clothing accessories.”
May 25 – 27
St. Clare Catholic Church, Waveland
Friday 5p m-11 pm, Saturday 11 am-11 pm, Sunday Noon-10 pm
“The St. Clare Seafood Festival features fantastic food of all kinds and of course seafood, carnival rides, live music, crafts, silent auction, raffle, 5K run and much more. Proceeds benefit St. Clare Catholic Church.”
Downtown Pass Christian
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
“Come to Pass Christian to enjoy some wonderful live music and a relaxing view of the Gulf of Mexico! You won’t want to miss this free event by Pass Christian Main Street.”