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Weekend whereabouts: August 6-8

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Forget your worries by spending a day relaxing, listening to R&B and Blues music at the 22nd Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues. It's happening at the Jackson County fairgrounds covered pavilion. This year some of the acts include Pink Magnolias from New Orleans, O B Buchana, Geno Wesley, Klass Bank, Jeff Floyd, and Wendall B. Plus you'll be able to eat at the festival with a variety of food options like BBQ, fried fish, chicken on a stick, blooming onions, and more.  

MS Gulf Coast Blues and Heritage Festival

Saturday, 11am

Jackson County Fairgrounds, Pascagoula

Details: 228-497-5493 or 228-497-5615

If you're a foodie like me you'll love the annual "Taste of Long Beach". It's Saturday at the Harper McCaughan Town Green in Long Beach. The event is made up of more than 30 vendors consisting of local restaurants and breweries. Bank House Coffee, Juan Tequilas, Southern Wine, Bacchus, Lazy Magnolia and Crocked Letter Brewing are just a few of those vendors. In addition to the food, there's live music by the James Johnson Quartet. There will be plenty of seating.

Taste of Long beach

Saturday, 6pm-8:30pm

Harper McCaughan Town Green, Long Beach

Tickets are $30 and $35 at the door

Details: 228-604-0014 or 228-596-3360

When you work hard sometimes you gotta play hard--in the mud. Hundreds would agree. Each year crowds from all over trek to the Seabee base in Gulfport to run or walk in a muddy obstacle course. This year the 18th Annual Volkslauf mud run is 5.1 miles long. After two weeks of construction the course features slippery hills, trenches, holes you have to crawl through. This year they've added more challenges like more trenches, an eight foot wall and a slippery hill you have to pull yourself up using a rope.  The race is open to anyone 13 years and older.  FYI organizers recommend you wrap Duck tape around your shoes so they don't fall off.  Also, the Seabees will be collecting can foods for the needy.

18th Annual Volkslauf Mud Run

Saturday

Race starts at 7am

Sign up on Active.com and  search Seabee mud run or call 228-871-2353 or 228-871-3418

Registration is also open the day of the event.

6th Annual Red Cross Gala Moonlight and Magnolias

Watch dancers perform for judges on the dance floor. All proceeds benefit the American Red Cross.

Click here for details.

Friday, 6pm-11pm

Beau Rivage, Biloxi

228-762-2455

Call for tickets

Finally Fridays

Businesses in downtown Biloxi offer specials for shoppers and teachers. There will be an artist show, book signing at Louis James Salon and live entertainment.

Friday, 5pm-8pm

Downtown Biloxi

228-435-6339

Free 

2013 Sparkles of Fall Y'all Benefit

This event features a fashion show, door prizes, silent auction and food. All proceeds benefit the Shriners Hospital for Children.

Saturday, 11:30am

Joppa Shrine Center, Biloxi

228-324-3834

Call for tickets

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