South Mississippi weekend whereabouts - October 1-3

By Michelle Lady - e-mail

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - If you enjoy the show "Dancing with the Stars" than you'll love "Ballroom With A Twist." Several cast members, two American Idol finalists and 14 professional dancers will grace the stage with stunning costumes and breathtaking performances. The show is Friday and Saturday at 8p.m. at the IP casino.

Boats will by flying down the Gulfport Lake this weekend to compete in the Smokin' the Lake drag boat championship. Come out and watch the boats cruising at over 100 miles per hour. The excitement is Friday through Sunday at the Dock Bar and Grill beginning at 9am.

This property is no longer condemned so come out and spend the day at the new Bay St. Louis Little Theatre. The state of the art facility is in the building where the movie was filmed and two of the actors Jon Provost and Mary Badham will help ring in the big celebration. There will be a gala Friday beginning at 6:30p.m. and you're invited to come back Saturday for tours beginning at 2p.m. and a viewing of the movie at dusk.

Lace up your shoes and join in the fight against heart disease. WLOX will have a team walking so join them for a little fun and exercise Saturday at 8:30am starting from the Gulfport VA Site.

Or if you're looking for a challenge join in on the Southern Magnolia 100 Bike Ride. The ride spans through four counties and includes 5 rest stops. If you don't want to attempt the 100 miles, try 25, 50 or 62.5 miles. Riders will depart from the Latimer Community Center in Vancleave at 8am.

Taste cuisine from around the globe in downtown Ocean Springs at this year's Feast of Flavors. A group of chefs from all over the world will cook products from the Ocean Springs Fresh Market. Bring your appetite or just enjoy the smells Saturday from 10a.m. until 2p.m.

Classic cars will be into rolling into town for this year's Cruisin' the Coast. The weeklong rock n roll, drag races, sock hops, swamp meets, great entertainment and more kicks off Sunday all throughout the South Mississippi. For a full list of events and times click here.

Wind down the weekend in downtown Gulfport. Enjoy live music, food and drink specials, a bloody mary contest and lots more at this year's Fall Around Downtown. The fun is Sunday from 11am. until 7pm.

Ballroom with a Twist

  • Friday & Saturday 8pm
  • IP Casino
  • For Tickets Call (888) 946-2847

Smokin' the Lake

  • Friday 9am - 5pm
  • 7p.m. - 10pm Meet the Racers
  • Saturday 9am - 3pm
  • Sunday 9am - 5pm
  • Dock Bar & Grill
  • 13247 Seaway Road, Gulfport
  • For More Info Call (228) 594-3442

This Property Is No Longer Condemned

  • Gala
  • Friday 6:30pm
  • Saturday 2pm Tours
  • Movie begins at dusk
  • Bay St. Louis Little Theatre
  • 398 Blaize Avenue

Heart Walk

  • Saturday 7:30am registration
  • 8:30am walk begins
  • Gulfport VA Site
  • Highway 90
  • For More Info Call (228) 604-5307

Southern Magnolia 100

  • Saturday Registration at 7am
  • Ride begins at 8am
  • Latimer Community Center
  • 11908 Daisy Vestry Road, Vancleave
  • For More Info Call (228) 875-6099 or (228) 818-2811

Feast of Flavors

  • Saturday 10am - 2pm
  • Downtown Ocean Springs
  • (228) 875-4424

Crusin' the Coast

  • Sunday 12pm - 3pm
  • Hardy Court Plaza
  • 3pm - until Downtown Gulfport

Fall Around Downtown

  • Sunday 11am - 7pm
  • Throughout Downtown Gulfport
  • For More Info Call (228) 547-6478

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