Weekend Whereabouts July 26-28

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - There's always something to do around the Gulf Coast. This weekend many events are happening outdoors.

Bring your kayak, canoe or stand-up board to the Ocean Springs Yacht Club for the 2nd Annual Kayak Benefit Pink Paddle Race. You'll paddle for three miles and finish at the Biloxi Yacht Club. Awards will be given. All proceeds benefit Pink Heart Funds. The strict deadline to register for the race is Friday, July 26. Also, no shuttle service will be offered, so plan accordingly. Click link for details: https://sites.google.com/site/bycpinkpaddle/.

2nd Annual Kayak Benefit Pink Paddle Race

Saturday, 10am

Ocean Springs Yacht Club


Help wounded veterans who have lost their limbs by participating in Gulf Coast Vetsport Warrior Athletic Gala's 5k walk and run. The morning walk is Saturday starting and ending at Gautier's new fountain. Registration opens at 7 a.m. The race begins at 8 a.m. If you're interested in volunteering be sure to call the 228-327-1817. Details:

Warrior Athletic Gala 5k Walk/Run

Saturday, 7am

Race begins, 8am


Ocean Springs July Sidewalk Sale

Mississippi's annual tax holiday begins Friday and wraps up Saturday at midnight and several retail stores want to give you a big bang for your buck. In Ocean Springs, businesses downtown, uptown and all around town are participating in this year's July sidewalk sale. These stores are offering special sales and light refreshments to keep you going while you shop. Restaurants are also offering deals. Click the link to view sale details:

Ocean Springs July Sidewalk Sale

Friday-Saturday, 10am-2pm

Downtown Ocean Springs


The public is invited to take part in the protected by angels party on Saturday, July 27. Guest speakers will discuss home foreclosures and ways to keep the youth out of trouble. Residents in Jackson and Harrison counties are invited to attend. The guest speakers include Bar Kays member Ben Cauley who is the sole survivor of the plane crash that killed Otis Redding, Operation Help Civil Rights Group of Memphis and several others. There will also be live performances and free food including barbecue, chicken wings and more. Organizers said the purpose of this event is to bring community members together. The event begins Saturday at 3 p.m. and is being held at 13013 Highway 613 in Moss Point.

Protected by Angels Party

Saturday, 3pm

13013 Hwy 613, Moss Point

Details: Wendol Lee 901-691-5705

Star Wars Fans will love the Galactic Meet and Greet at Gulf Islands Waterpark on Saturday July 27. Meet Darth Vader, humanoids and droids hosted by the Rancor Raiders 501st Legion. Bring your own camera to take photos with your favorite characters. Gates open at 10:00am and the meet and greet  starts at 1:00pm. It's all included with admission ticket or season pass, so there is no extra charge.

Galactic Meet and Greet

Saturday, 1pm-6pm

Gulf Islands Waterpark, Gulfport


The Biblical saga of Joseph and his coat of many colors comes to vibrant life in this delightful musical parable at the Gulfport Little Theatre. Joseph, his father's favorite son, is a boy blessed with prophetic dreams.

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Friday-Saturday, 8pm

Sunday, 2pm

Gulfport Little Theatre


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