South Mississippi weekend whereabouts April 22nd - 24th

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - Friday is Earth Day so be green conscious but also celebrate. The Hard Rock Casino is holding the first ever ECO Rocks. At 2p.m. there will be a water blessing and then later Friday evening there will be a concert and silent auction.

Talented performers and musicians from all over the globe will be flying across the Coast Coliseum. The show Alegria will take your breath away with the stunning acrobatics and intense daring tricks. There are two performances everyday through the weekend.

Shrimp season is upon us and in true South Mississippi tradition it's time for the vessels to be blessed for a bountiful year. Blessing of the Fleet in Pass Christian is Saturday from 8a.m. until 3p.m. There will also be a fishing rodeo for the children, egg hunt, car show and of course lots of delicious seafood.

The Southern Miss Gulf Park campus will be transformed into a music stage. Come out for the Jazz and Blues festival Saturday from 10a.m. until 6p.m.

The Easter bunny hopped through South Mississippi and left behind several eggs with lots of great things inside. Bring your children out for a hunt. There's one in Bay St. Louis Saturday beginning at 10a.m. and a hunt for special needs children at 11a.m. at the Biloxi Town Green. Also there's one on Easter Sunday from 1p.m. until 5p.m. at John Henry Beck Park.

Explore the bayou on a flat bottomed boat. Discover the plants and animals that thrive in our southern salt marshes. All aboard Gulf Islands National Seashore for free tours Saturday at 2p.m.

Once upon a time you may have indulged into a fairy tale before bed, but not everyone has had that opportunity. So you're invited out for an enchanted evening to help the Jackson County Literacy Council fulfill their dream of allowing all adults to read. The evening begins at 6p.m. over the moat at the Ocean Springs Rose Farm Manor.

Eco Rocks 2011

  • Friday 2p.m. - 10p.m.
  • Hard Rock Casino
  • (504) 616-3266


  • Friday & Saturday
  • 3:30p.m. & 7:30p.m.
  • Sunday
  • 1p.m. & 5p.m.
  • MS Coast Coliseum
  • (228) 594-3700

Blessing of the Fleet

  • Saturday
  • 8a.m. - 3p.m.
  • Pass Christian Harbor
  • (228) 342-2366

USM Jazz & Blues Festival

  • Saturday 10a.m. - 6p.m.
  • USM Gulf Park Campus
  • (228) 214-3260
  • Free


  • Saturday 10a.m. - 12p.m.
  • Bay St. Louis Train Depot
  • 1928 Depot Way
  • (228) 467-6998

Special Needs Egg Hunt

  • Saturday 11a.m.
  • Biloxi Town Green
  • Free
  • (228) 388-7170 ext 10

Easter Extravaganza

  • Sunday
  • 1p.m. - 5p.m.
  • John Henry Beck Park
  • 671 Division Street, Biloxi
  • Free
  • (228) 324-5194

Marsh Boat Tours

  • Saturday
  • 2p.m.
  • Gulf Islands National Seashore
  • 3500 Park Road, Ocean Springs
  • Free
  • RSVP (228) 875-9057

An Enchanted Evening

  • Saturday 6p.m.
  • Rose Farm Manor
  • Ocean Springs
  • (228) 762-2814

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