2018 Gulf Coast Weekend Festival & Events Preview


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:


May 18 – 19

Annual Pirate Day In The Bay

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

Billy Creel Memorial Gulf Coast Wooden & Classic Boat Show

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!”

May 20

Southern Steampunk Expo

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

Annual St. Clare Seafood Festival

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.”

May 27

Annual Jazz In The Pass

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.”

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