SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - A family friendly culinary day is only half of one of the biggest culinary weekends on the Gulf Coast.
Exercise your taste buds with an array of foods created by Gulf Coast chefs. It's all part of the 30th Annual Chefs of the Coast. This two-day event starts Saturday at Lynn Meadows with cooking laboratories, dancing, and a stockpot cook-off where contestants create recipes from fresh Mississippi grown ingredients. The festivities wrap up on Sunday with the Chefs of the Coast Gala. You'll see live entertainment and try food and wine from some of the coast's best eateries.
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Lynn Meadows, Gulfport
Sunday 5pm - 9pm
Biloxi Civic Center
Latin cultures will converge into a festival offering food from Cuba, Puerto Rico and many other Latin countries. The festival heats up with live bands, arts and crafts plus a kids corner and much more. The salsa competition and the Miss Latina Gulf Coast Pageant are sure to be crowd pleasers. The festival takes place at the Biloxi Town Green.
Biloxi Town Green
Ocean Springs is well known for its distinct, local cuisine so its only fitting that they hold the 6th Annual Feast of Flavors. Take a walk in beautiful downtown Ocean Springs on Saturday and you'll see and smell the great foods. This event features cooking demonstrations, food competitions and workshops. Restaurants and shops will be offering samples. Plus you can purchase baked goods, pastas, honey and more.
Saturday 10am - 2pm
One of the leading causes of death in the U.S. is heart disease. Help reduce the disabilities and deaths caused by cardiovascular disease and stroke by attending the American Heart Association's Heart Walk on Saturday. This walk is for all ages and helps raise awareness and funding for the non-profit. Bring your family, friends or co-workers and take part in the walk at Jones Park in Gulfport.
Saturday 7:30am - 9am
Jones Park, Gulfport
Here's a way to incorporate gospel and blues music with carnival rides and of course--delicious food. St. Rose de Lima Church is holding their 86th Annual Heritage Festival. Their line-up includes Rockin' Dopsie, the Zydeco Twisters and more. Since they've being doing this festival for so long, they know how to party. Festival goers will have a chance to take part in a silent auction and a raffle.
Saturday 11am - 10pm
St. Rose de Lima Church, Bay St. Louis
St. Vincent de Paul holds their annual Boogie on the Beach this Saturday. This fundraiser benefits the Catholic school and features music by Isis, food, beverages, a silent auction and more. Dress is casual. You must be 21 or older to attend.
Saturday 7pm - midnight
910 West Beach Blvd,Pass Christian