SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - One of the best parts of South Mississippi is being able to take part in a slew of events inside and outside and happening at all hours of the day. Here are six things you're not going to want to miss.
Anglers bring your rods and reels over to one of the largest fishing rodeos in Hancock County. It's called the 2nd Annual WCA Bay-Waveland Fishing Rodeo. Prizes will be given to the person with the largest catch. And for those who aren't catching fish you can fish for fun with carnival rides and tasty bites.
2nd Annual WCA Bay-Waveland Fishing Rodeo
937 Highway 90, Waveland
Let your palette savor the world at Our Lady of Fatima's Annual International Spring Festival. Dish varieties include German, Filipino, South African, Greek, Mexican and others. Equally tempting are the carnival rides as well as the song and dance performances. Take your chances on games like the $15,000 drawdown.
International Spring Festival
Our Lady of Fatima, Biloxi
Running at night adds a cool twist to the 5k run. As part of Medipalooza join several others in a music filled run starting at 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. in downtown Ocean Springs. In addition to the run, feast your eyes on unique works in the art walk. All proceeds for this event benefit Courtney Hubbard and Melissa Lee who are battling cancer.
Medipalooza 5k night run and art walk
Marshall Park, Ocean Springs
Mixologists from coast restaurants will be shaking and mixing their best margarita in Island View's 2nd Annual margarita mix-off. The greatest part--you get to sample those margaritas. For just $10 you can sample margaritas frozen or on the rocks. The sampling is outside and also includes chips and salsa and chicken and rice. As always you've got to be 21 years or older to enter.
2nd Annual Island View margarita mix-off
Island View Casino, Gulfport
Join the Pink Heart Funds for an elegant Sunday afternoon sipping on tea and munching on cucumber sandwiches and sweets. Channel your inner southern belle and put on your over the top hat and gloves. Tickets are $25. All proceeds benefit Pink Heart Funds which is a ministry providing a variety of products and services to those suffering from cancer or other hair loss disorders. Tickets are limited so you may want to call and get yours soon.
Mad Hatter Tea Party
Blue Rose Mansion, Pass Christian
See antique and contemporary wooden boats made out of mahogany, long leaf yellow pine and cypress at the Gulf Coast Wooden and Classic Boat Show. There are also 20 exhibitors t-shirts, art work, pottery, stained glass boat models, crafts and much more scattered throughout the grounds. There's also seafood, live music and children's activities including a cast net throwing contest.
18th Annual Gulf Coast Wooden Boat Show
Schooner Pier Complex, Biloxi
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