Weekend Whereabouts: July 12-14

The fun doesn't end on the Fourth of July, it continues through the entire month of July.

6th Annual Croaker Classic

Looking for a wholesome outdoor event? Look no further than the 6th Annual Croaker Classic. It's being held at the Dock Bar and Grill in Gulfport. And if you've never competed in a fishing tournament or don't think your skilled enough, think again, this is an event that just about anyone has a chance at winning. All you have to do is simply catch the largest croaker. The beauty of croakers is that they're found everywhere. Last years' winning angler brought in a croaker that weighed a whopping one pound. Entry is just $25 dollars and several prizes will be awarded including $5,000 and a hot tub for first prize. For first prize in the children's category is a two man kayak.

6th Annual Croaker Classic

Friday, 6pm Captain's meeting

Saturday, scales open 3-7pm

Sunday, scales open 3-5pm

Dock Bar and Grill, Gulfport

9th Annual Martini Shakedown

These days finding a good martini isn't always easy. That's probably why the 9th Annual Martini Shakedown was dubbed "The Can't Miss Event" on the coast. They'll have a wide variety of martinis like chocolate martinis and fruity apple martinis. Beau Rivage chefs are creating an array of savory food dishes. While you're sipping on tasty martinis, "The Meanies" perform live. Plus there's a silent auction with vacation getaway packages and unique one of a kind items. All proceeds benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

9th Annual Martini Shakedown

Saturday, 7pm

Beau Rivage, Biloxi

Details 228-575-8691

Hard Raq Hafla Belly dancing Revue

Come enjoy the gorgeous movement, sounds and costumes of belly dance in a performance of this beautiful art form. Experience the different forms of this exotic dance while being entertained by belly dance troupes from across the Gulf Coast. These troupes will mesmerize you with their scarf dances and thrill you will their sword dances. Don't miss this chance to view these dances from Egypt, Turkey, and other Middle Eastern countries.

Hard Raq Hafla Belly dancing Revue

Saturday, 6pm

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center, Ocean Springs


3rd Annual Diamondhead SPCA Poker Run

Help the animals at the Diamondhead SPCA by taking part in their annual poker run. It's Saturday beginning at the Harbor House Restaurant. You'll grab your card there then get it punched at every other stop. The event wraps up at the Harbor House. There's also a silent auction, a fly by and 50/50 draw. In case of rain the event will be moved to Sunday, July 14.

Saturday, 10am-4pm

Harbor House Restaurant, Diamondhead

$20 a hand

2nd Saturday Swap Meet

Check a variety of used items at the Gulfport Dragway. On Saturday they'll hold a swap meet complete with a farmer's market, car corral and flea market.

Saturday, 11am-4pm

Gulfport Dragway, Race Track Road, Gulfport



Barnum The Musical

Bring the children to MGCCC's Jefferson Davis Campus for a circus musical called Barnum. The characters in this show include clowns, trapezes artists and jugglers.

Saturday, 3pm-7pm

Sunday, 3pm

MGCCC JD Campus, Gulfport

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