South Mississippi weekend whereabouts April 8th - 10th

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Experience Africa without boarding a plane.Taste traditional food, bid on items from the country and the best part is all the money raised goes to an organization which helps children rise from the poverty in third world areas. The event is Friday beginning at 6:30p.m. at The Old Place on Oak Street in Gautier.

Watch some of the world's most talented dancers come together on one stage. "Lord of the Dance" has been hailed the greatest dance show in the world and you can judge for yourself because the cast is in town for three days. The lights will be on the Beau Rivage Theatre, make sure to call for tickets.

Have a blast from the past with down home food, country and bluegrass music, arts and more. Saturday is the 15th annual Hurley Old Fashion Day. It's at Lum Cumbest Family Park from 9a.m. until 5p.m.

Live Oaks are a big part of Pascagoula's appeal and you can spread the beauty because there will be free trees at the Live Oak Arts Festival. There will also be lots of art, food and live entertainment. It's in downtown Pascagoula Saturday between 9a.m. and 4p.m.

The last free flowing river in the United States is right here in South Mississippi and there is a festival to celebrate it. The Pascagoula River Nature Festival begins Saturday and flows through the week. Enjoy a marsh or kayak tour, petting zoo, bird presentation and a whole lot more. Most of the events are free. For a full line-up of events click here.

Do you cook up some mean craw daddies? If so put your culinary skills to the test for a good cause. It's the C&R Crawfish Cook off and all the money raised goes to Hope Haven children's home. The festivities begin Saturday at 11a.m.

Wind down the weekend with a nice dinner complete with wine. Strings with Wings, which provides musical opportunities for the youth of our community, is hosting a wine pairing dinner at Salute. The pouring will begin at 6:30p.m.

For more events check out our new community calendar.

Out Of Africa

  • Friday 6:30p.m. - 9:30p.m.
  • La Maison Guatier
  • 2800 Oak Street, Gautier
  • (228) 219-4078

Lord of the Dance

  • Friday 7p.m.
  • Saturday 3p.m. & 7p.m.
  • Sunday 3p.m.
  • Beau Rivage Theatre
  • For Tickets Call 1-888-566-7469

Old Fashion Day

  • Saturday 9am - 5pm
  • Lum Cumbest Family Park, Hurley
  • (228) 217-3418

Live Oak Arts Festival

  • Saturday 9a.m. - 4p.m.
  • Main Street
  • Downtown Pascagoula
  • (228) 938-6604

Pascagoula River Nature Festival

  • Saturday - Saturday, April 16th
  • Pascagoula Audubon Center
  • 7011 Frank Griffin Road, Moss Point
  • (228) 475-0825

Crawfish Cook off

  • Saturday 11a.m.
  • C&R Bar & Grill
  • 314 Coleman Avenue, Waveland
  • (228) 493-2485

Wine Pairing Dinner

  • To Benefit Strings with Wings
  • Sunday 6:30p.m.
  • Salute Italian Restaurant
  • Hwy 90, Gulfport
  • $65 per plate
  • For Tickets Call (228) 207-4675

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