South MIssissippi weekend whereabouts June 17th - 19th

Paddle the weekend away at the Ocean Springs Kayak Festival. This year's theme is "Barefootin' on the Beach" so throw your shoes off and enjoy music, dancing and a bonfire Friday and save your energy for kayaking courses, adventures and more on Saturday. Those events begin at 8a.m.

The Mississippi Blues Trail is leaving a marking in Bay St. Louis Friday afternoon. Come out for the official unveiling of the beautiful historical marker and enjoy music, food and more. It's at The 100 Men Hall on Union Street at 5p.m.

Bring your father out Friday night for an organ concert. Award winning and internationally known organist Dr. Crista Miller is putting on a free concert for the family at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Gulfport, the music will sound at 7p.m.

Help out the less fortunate in South Mississippi by donating can goods. Coast Young Professionals will have collections at all local Walmarts Saturday from 10a.m. until 1p.m.

Parents enjoy a night out on the town for the children. The Junior Auxiliary is hosting the Spring for the Kids' Gala Saturday night at the Beau Rivage. Boogie down to a live band, enjoy delicious cuisine and there will also be several big items up for auction. All money raised benefits local charities helping children.

Bring your dance partner to Amour Danzar Saturday for a romantic night of dancing. Enjoy cocktails and dinner under the sparkling chandeliers. Then take the dance floor and show off your moves. It's Saturday at 7p.m. and make sure to bring a covered dish.

Watch beautiful Hobies glide though the water to victory in the North American Championship. The competition gets off to a wind blowing start Sunday and lasts throughout the week. Sail on over to the Ocean Springs Yacht Club to watch.

Also don't forget Sunday is Father's Day. Have a great weekend.

Kayak Festival

  • Friday 5p.m. - 9p.m.
  • Saturday 8a.m.
  • Fort Maurepas
  • (228) 872-2030

Mississippi Blues Trail Unveiling

  • Friday 5p.m.
  • 100 Men Hall Marker
  • 303 Union Street, Bay St. Louis

Father's Day Organ Concert

  • Friday 7p.m.
  • Westminster Presbyterian Church
  • Lawson Avenue, Gulfport
  • (228) 864-3143

I Can You Can Food Drive

  • Saturday 10a.m. - 1p.m.
  • Any South Mississippi Walmart

Spring for the Kids Gala

  • Saturday 7p.m.
  • Beau Rivage
  • For Tickets Call (228) 238-1429

Hawaiian Dance Party

  • Saturday 7p.m.
  • Amour Danzar
  • Country Farm Road, Gulfport
  • (228) 324-3730

Hobie Cat Championship

  • Sunday - June 26th
  • Ocean Springs Yacht Club
  • For More Info Call (228) 365-4169

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