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Gulf Coast Events March 2017

2/20/2017 |

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March 4-5
Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam, as seen on Speed Channel, features the world's premier monster trucks competing in head to head racing and amazing freestyle with sky wheelies, cyclone style donuts and big air.
Times:   Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Location:  Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi.  
Phone:  (800) 726-2781 or (228) 594-3700
Admission: $20 ($5 parking fee)

D'IBERVILLE BBQ THROWDOWN & FESTIVAL
MAR 4
Annual BBQ chicken, ribs and brisket cook-off with teams competing for over $5,000 in cash and prizes. Live entertainment all day, arts and crafts, face painting, children's activities and games, clowns. Sanctioned by the International BBQ Cookers Association (IBCA). Awarded (STS) Southeast Tourism Society Top 20 Winter Event 2012 and 2013.
Times:   9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location:  D'Iberville Civic Center,10395 Automall Parkway D'Iberville.
Phone:  (228) 392-9734 or (228) 257-9734.
Admission: Free

THE 4TH ANNUAL ST. PATRICK`S DAY FESTIVAL & PARADE
March 4
Times:   10:00am
Location:   Harper McCaughan Town Green, Long Beach
Phone:  228-697-3868
Admission: Free

 COASTCON
March 3-5
Sci-fi fans converge for a weekend of fun! Highlights include charity auction, costume contest, Saturday night dance, vendors and more. Watch for interesting and eclectic special guests.
Times:  Friday, noon – 1 a.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. – 1 a.m.; Sunday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location:  Mississippi Coast Coliseum, 2350 Beach Blvd., Biloxi.
Phone:  (228) 207-0266

GRILLIN ON THE GREEN
March 11
 Go green and celebrate at this family fun event featuring a BBQ competition, arts & crafts vendors, live entertainment all day, children's play area and more fun activities. Be entertained by Rhythm & Rain starting at 10 a.m., noon is The DD Thunders Band, after the parade is Barbara & Company. Don't forget that the Hibernia Society's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will pass right by the festival area at 2 p.m. Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Winter Event 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013. Biloxi.
Times:  10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Location:  Biloxi Town Green, 710 Beach Blvd.,
Phone:  (228) 435-6339.
Admission:Free

BILOXI ST. PATRICK’S PARADE & 5K RUN
March 11
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. The parade starts at 2 p.m. and lines-up in front of the Biloxi Yacht Club on U.S. 90. The parade travels west on U.S. 90, then north onto Lameuse Street, then west on Martin Luther King Blvd and ends at the Saenger Theater.
Irish Derby/5K Run held in conjunction with the parade! Presented by the Hibernia Marching Society & The Gulf Coast Running Club.
Times:  Derby Run starts 9 a.m. and parade starts Downtown Biloxi 2 p.m.
 Location:  Downtown Biloxi
Phone:  (228) 265-3416 or (228) 334-3280.
Admission:Free




SECOND SATURDAY KITE FLYING
March 11
Kite Flying Exhibition Free kite flying lessons for single line, dual line and quad line sport kites. Bring one of yours or fly one of ours!
Times:  10a.m. - 4 p.m.
Location:  Long Beach Harbor Area, Beach Blvd @ Jeff Davis
Phone:  228-206-0322
Admission: Free



SECOND SATURDAY ART WALK
March11
Held in historic Old Town Bay St. Louis the second Saturday of every month! Art, fun, music, food and shopping will be yours to enjoy in the pedestrian-friendly event sponsored by the Old Town Merchants Association.
Times:   4pm-8pm
Location:   Old Town Bay St. Louis , MS
Phone:   228-463-2688
Admission:Free

WAVELAND ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
March 11
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 and locals.
Times:   2 p.m.
Location:   Downtown Waveland
Phone:   (228) 216-0357.
Admission:Free



St Paddy’s Day Celebration
March 17?Participating businesses downtown, uptown at town and all around town will be celebrating St. Patrick's Day by offering specials and things green! Times:   10am-5pm
Location:   Downtown Ocean Springs  
Phone:   228-875-4424.
Admission:Free


ARTS ALIVE
March 18
Dozens of artist will be showing work, demonstrating technique and talking about their creative process at shops and galleries throughout Old Town.
Times:   10am-8pm    
Location:   Old Town Bay Saint Louis
Phone:   228-493-2852
Admission: Free

BATTLE ON THE BAYOU
March 18
Calling all paddlers for the largest paddling event in the state. Battle on the Bayou is for both the experienced and novice; kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards. Admission includes a SWAG bag of goodies, lunch/drink, the opportunity to win funky trophies/prizes, trash talk at the starting line. Sponsored in part by South Coast Paddling Company, Gulf Hills Hotel, The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint and Everything Kayak.  
Times:    8 a.m. – 1 p.m.    
Location:  Gulf Hills Hotel & Conference Center, 13701 Paso Road, Ocean Springs.
Phone:    (228) 865-1000.
Admission: Admission

SPRING ARTS FESTIVAL: HERB, GARDEN & ART
March 25-26
The festival held in March is a celebration of spring and the arts with more than 100 artists, crafters and plant booths. The event is an outdoor festival set amongst the historic live oaks in downtown Ocean Springs.
Times:   Saturday 9-5, Sunday 9-4
Location:   Downtown Ocean Springs
Phone:   (228) 875-4424
Admission: Free

EASTER PARADE - PASCAGOULA
March 29
Pascagoula Main Street is host to the 11th Annual Downtown Easter Parade. Come enjoy the children wearing their Easter bonnets as the Easter bunny escorts them through downtown to get their goodies from the local merchants.  
Times:   9:30am
Location:   Downtown Pascagoula
Phone:   228-219-1114
Admission: Free

MISSISSIPPI GULF RESORT CLASSIC CHAMPIONS TOUR
March 27 – April 2
 The 2017 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic field is ready to display some of the best golf in the world! With seven World Golf Hall of Famers and 17 major championship winners, the MGRC field will feature some of the greatest golfers in the world.
Times:   Tournament throughout the day
Location:   Fallen Oak Golf Club, 24400 Highway 15, Saucier
Phone:   228-896-6365
Admission: $15 (ages 15 and under free w/adult ticket)

8TH ANNUAL WINEMAKERS TOUR
March 31
Location: IP Casino Resort & Spa
Phone: (228) 436-3000
Time: 6:30pm-9pm
Price: $80

4TH ANNUAL GULF COAST AUTO SHOW
April 1-3Music-Vendors-Awards. Drive Thru judging Friday and Saturday 100 point system - by on site judging team.
Times:   Daily    
Location:    Clarion Inn and Best Western Plus, Gulfport
Phone:    (228) 596-0664
Admission: Free
?19TH ANNUAL ART IN THE PASS
April 1 - April 2?The 19th annual Art in the Pass will host more than 100 artists from 15 states in the two-day juried arts festival held at scenic War Memorial Park overlooking the Gulf in Pass Christian, Mississippi. Art in the Pass showcases artists who work in a variety of mediums including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, pottery, fiber arts, glass arts, woodworking and jewelry. ?Awarded Southeast Tourism Society (STS) Top 20 Spring 2011 Event?Awarded One Of The Top Events USA 2013
Times:    10am-5pm    
Location: War Memorial Park - Corner of Scenic Drive & Fleitas Avenue, Pass Christian
Phone:    (228) 452-5969 or (650) 743-0870
Admission: Free

MISSISSIPPI SENIOR OLYMPICS
March 31 - May 6
Recurring daily
LOCATION: Events held throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast
PHONE: 228-896-5683
TIME: Call or visit website for details
PRICE: participant fee charged, viewing free

27TH ANNUAL "CELEBRATE THE GULF” MARINE EDUCATION FESTIVAL
April 1
LOCATION: War Memorial Park
PHONE: (228) 475-7047 or (228) 860-5634
TIME: 10am–3pm
PRICE: Spectators Free