South Mississippi weekend whereabouts May 13th - 15th

Boogie down to the sound of Bluegrass music. Friday through Saturday several bands will strum the banjo and fiddle. There will also be lots of food and great arts and crafts. It's at the Vancelave Multipurpose Area beginning at noon.

Some of the biggest names in the music industry will grace the stage in downtown Gulfport. We're talking about Montgomery Gentry, Sean Kingston, David Nail and Flo Rida. This is the first ever Gulfport Music Festival and there's something for everyone's liking. The gates open Friday at 4p.m.

Have a howling good time at the IP and support the dogs and cats of South Mississippi. Enjoy live entertainment and great auction items like trips, jewelry and more. It's Friday at 6:30p.m.

Girls ages 10 an up are invited to an enlightening event filled with heart to heart talks about the realities of life. The event helps bring awareness to issues such as teen pregnancy. Moms bring your daughters to the Coast Coliseum Saturday at 8a.m.

Competitors will be racing across the Mississippi Sound at speeds of 150 miles per hour and you have the chance to see it. Smokin' the Sound gets off to a roaring start Saturday with practice and the fierce competition is Sunday. Watch from the beach anywhere from Point Cadet to the Hard Rock.

It will be a blast from the past on the grounds of the Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System. Put on your pink skirts and leather jackets for some oldies music and lots of antique cars. The event is Saturday from 9a.m. until 3p.m.

Get a glimpse into Italian culture with a little bocce ball. Competitors will be rolling the ball at the Biloxi Town Green Saturday beginning at 9a.m. Bring your lawn chair, all proceeds go to Make a Wish Foundation.

Bluegrass Festival

  • Friday & Saturday
  • 12p.m. - 10p.m.
  • Vancleave Multipurpose Arena
  • 5400 Ballpark Road
  • (228) 826-1179

Gulfport Music Festival

  • Friday 4p.m. -11p.m.
  • Saturday 3p.m. - 11p.m.
  • Downtown Gulfport
  • (228) 388-2001

Diamonds for Dogs Carats for Cats

  • Friday 6:30p.m. - 10p.m.
  • IP Casino
  • Call for Tickets (228) 822-3803

Saving Our Sisters Summit

  • Saturday 8a.m. -  3pm
  • MS Coast Coliseum
  • (228) 896-5307

Smokin' The Sound

  • Saturday - Sunday 10a.m.
  • Biloxi Channel & Gulfport Lake
  • (228) 594-3442

Hot Rod Saturday

  • Saturday 9a.m. - 3p.m.
  • Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System
  • Veterans Blvd, Biloxi
  • (228) 392-6134

Bocce Ball Charity Tournament

  • Saturday 9a.m.
  • Biloxi Town Green
  • Highway 90, Biloxi
  • (228) 265-0711

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