Mississippi Gulf Coast Events

Must-Do Annual Events - Plan ahead to attend!!

The Coast has annual festivals and gatherings that draw folks from all over the US. They are highly rated with write-ups in the travel magazines drawing even more visitors every year. Why not plan to make a week-end trip and experience one of the top events of the South?

Mardi Gras

Each Coast town has parades and balls for weeks leading up to the biggest on Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras Day! Come experience King Cake, Moon Pies, the costumes and gorgeous floats, beads and stuffed toys, and do your part by saying, “Hey, Mister!  Throw me something!”

Thunder Over the Sound

Thunder Over the Sound  

Keesler AFB and Biloxi Air & Space Show  This year, the Air Force’s unique Thunderbirds will headline the 2-day show. There will be open house on base, many different vintage plane demonstrations, culminating each day with the renowned Thunderbirds. 2018 was the first time it occurred over the waters of the Gulf, and the event sold out the Coast!  This will appeal to all ages.  Make it a weekend to start off the early summer!  Facebook.com\KBAirshow


Photo Credit: Crystal Housman

Scrapin’ the Coast

Scrapin’ the Coast

June 21-23, 2024 - A 3-day event featuring low-rider vehicles, fancy sound-systems, fantastic paint treatments, and lots of folks out for a fun time! Book early for a condo or home accommodations.   228-832-2688  www.ScrapinTheCoast.com

Cruisin’ the Coast

October 6-13, 2024  The largest block party in the States, so book early!  See thousands of antique cars in events all over the Coast!  Bring your comfy chairs and watch the parade as it passes by daily.  One of the most loved events the Coast offers!  888.808.1188 www.cruisinthecoast.com  

Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival

Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve  One of the largest Christmas light displays in the South! Located at Jones Park and the Gulfport Harbor, the many-acre display was featured in a recent Hallmark movie! Santa, dancing Christmas Trees coordinated to Christmas songs, walking trails through giant ornaments and decorated tunnels, a Ferris Wheel, hot chocolate, and lighted displays of castles, cartoon characters, and many displays of things related to our area-boats, alligators, shrimp, lighthouses, etc.-, all join together to make one of the most enjoyable Christmas  activities around. (228) 868-5881  www.gulfportharborlights.com