Events

  The MAC Series: Webster vs. Clarkson for the WBL World Cruiserweight Championship

The unforgettable event will take place in Biloxi, Mississippi at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center on Saturday, July 11, 2020. This adrenaline-packed fight will be like none other, with undefeated champions from across the globe.

Pelicans’ Gentry cleared to join team in NBA restart

  Mississippi Aquarium nearly complete and ready for marine life

  Mississippi State’s ‘Road Dawgs Tour’ going virtual in 2020

  The Big Easy’s Fleurty Girl has arrived in South Mississippi

  Retired state flag comes down outside of Harrison County courthouse

  Scrapin the Coast ready for cool cars and COVID-19 compliance

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  MGCCC’s new 10-year plan could include changing name of the Jefferson Davis campus

  33rd Annual Media for Red Cross Blood Drive set to take place this week across the Coast

  Unity March in Ocean Springs takes stand against racial injustice, state flag

Lighthouse Academy for Dyslexia to offer free testing in South Mississippi

Protest for Peace returns to South Mississippi for second weekend

  Billfish Classic wraps up weekend action after navigating numerous obstacles

  Rock-N-Roll Car, Jeep, Truck & Bike Show draws hundreds

The coronavirus couldn't stop hundreds of people from enjoying this year's Rock N Roll Car, Jeep, Truck and Bike Show.

  91st annual Blessing of the Fleet happening this Sunday

After being pushed back a week due to bad weather, the 91st Blessing of the Shrimp Fleet takes place Sunday.

  Gulf Coast Billfish Classic a week late, but not short on prize money

After being delayed a week by Tropical Storm Cristobal, the 24th Annual Gulf Coast Billfish Classic is underway at Point Cadet Marina in Biloxi.

  Memorial Hospital hosts concert to honor medical and front line workers

Music’s healing properties took center stage as front line workers and medical staff were honored for their work in the fight against COVID-19.

  Live entertainment returns to Government Street

  Coast theatre veteran takes over Wings Performing Arts Program

  Biloxi National Cemetery honors the fallen amid coronavirus

Students create ‘Welcome Home’ signs for return of Mississippi National Guard soldiers

  Harrison County seniors celebrated during ‘Older Americans Month’

  Parade shows support for coast veterans

‘Mr. Air Traffic Control’ turns 100 years young

Francis Herbert was given this nickname in 1984 by a proclamation of esteem as he is known throughout the Air Force as the authoritative source of facts and information in air traffic control.

  Venture Church celebrates one year in South Missisippi

In addition to the Easter holiday, Venture Church celebrated their first anniversary on the Gulf Coast.

  Drive-in movies keeping families entertained at a safe distance

Little River Marina has transformed itself into a drive-in movie theater for families looking to get out of the house but still maintain a safe distance.

  Pastor felt it was time to get his service back to the church

After two weekends of forced online service for all, Pentecostals of the Gulf Coast pastor Chadwick Craft felt it was time to get his service back to the church.

  Barbashela BBQ & Music Festival doesn’t miss a beat amid COVID-19 concerns

At least one festival didn’t miss a beat or a chord on Saturday in the middle of the coronavirus anxiety. For Beauvoir management, allowing the Barbashela BBQ & Music Festival to go on was an easy call to make.

  Coast Coliseum cancels all Spring Break events

All of the events set to take place at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum for Spring Break weekend have been canceled.

  Gulfport-Biloxi International Airport set to host event to ease stress of flying for austisic children

To help parents and children will all of the extra stress that comes with flying, the Gulfport Biloxi International Airport is hosting an event to help give autistic children a chance to practice going through the steps of flying.

  CoastConbrings science fiction fans and cosplay to Biloxi

Hundreds of fans dressed as characters from their favorite movies, comics, TV shows, and more were in Biloxi this weekend for the 43rd annual CoastCon.

  Preparations underway ahead of next month’s Spring Break events

Staff at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Black Beach promoters have been planning ahead to make this year’s spring break a success on the Gulf Coast.

  Ocean Springs honors people making a difference in the city

Many people receive praise Wednesday night during the Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet to honor those making a difference in the city.

KISS members to attend ribbon cutting at new Rock & Brews in Biloxi

Do you ever want to rock and roll all night with a good brew in hand? If so, the perfect event for you may be in sight.

  THIS WEEKEND: Prom closet open to Coast teens looking for the perfect dress

The Junior Auxiliary of Biloxi and Ocean Springs is hosting its annual prom closet once again this year to make sure every girl gets the chance to sparkle in a beautiful dress at an affordable price.

  Friends and family gather to celebrate life of Biloxi shooting victim

Friends and family came out in droves to the Biloxi Lighthouse to honor 16-year-old Madison Harris.

  Krewe of Gemini Parade helps close out Coast Mardi Gras festivities

The Krewe of Gemini’s parade was the last event for the coast and it didn’t disappoint. It showcased some of the best parts of Gulfport.

Walmart to host consumer protection event in D’Iberville

In the early days before National Consumer Protection Week, an event in South Mississippi will be hosted to help residents avoid scams, fraud, and identity thefts.

Happy Mardi Gras! Parades ready to roll in Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, Gulfport

Fat Tuesday is finally here and the streets are already beginning to fill with people ahead of the Coast’s first parade of the day.

  Good times had by all during North Bay Mardi Gras Parade

The Mardi Gras motto is “Let the good times roll,” and that was exactly what happened in D’Iberville St. Martin North Bay parade Sunday.

Hundreds attend amateur boxing tournament open to all ages

More than 400 amateur boxers and families traveled from all over to the Gulf Coast to compete in a three-day-long boxing tournament.

Junior Auxiliary set to host annual Prom Closet on Feb. 29

Looking for a unique dress for prom and need some dazzling shoes to match? Well, if you are hoping to buy these items at an affordable price, check out the annual Prom Closet Saturday, February 29.

  Seventeen pets find forever homes in Jackson County Animal Shelter drive

It was an extra special Sunday at the Jackson County Animal Shelter because adoption was free for the first 20 pets through the Adoption Ever After drive.

Arbor Day in Miss. brings out tree, plant lovers

The Harrison County Soil and Water Conservation District on Ashley Drive in Gulfport had long lines and had hundreds of plants available to take home.

  South Miss. events to recognize state Arbor Day

Cities and counties will hold tree plantings, sales and giveaways this weekend to recognize the holiday.

  Gulf Coast Winter Classics back for 22nd year

The Gulf Coast Winter Classics horse competition starts this week at the Harrison County Fairgrounds.

  Youth Baseball and Softball Camp kicks off at D’Iberville Elementary

A camp for softball and baseball players who want to beef up their skills is taking place on Sunday, February 9th at D’Iberville Elementary School from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Coast Coliseum hosts 2020 Biloxi Boat Show

If you’re an avid boater and want to browse the newest models of boats and boating accessories, check out the Biloxi Boat Show.

  Rotary Club warms up with chili and mac n’ cheese cook-off

Members of the Bay St. Louis Rotary Club warmed up Thursday with bowls of chili and mac n’ cheese at their annual cook-off fundraiser.

  Dragons dance in the streets as the Vietnamese community celebrates Tet

Hundreds gathered at the Vietnamese Martyrs Church to celebrate Vietnamese culture and tradition during Tet, also known as the Lunar New Year.

  Famous Clydesdale horses parade across the Coast

The world-famous Budweiser Clydesdales are trotting around the Gulf Coast this weekend.

  Meat on the menu at second annual SCA Shed Showdown

Nearly 200 cooking teams, perfect grilling weather, and tons of meat all make a recipe for calories and competition at the Second Annual Steak Cookoff Association’s Shed Showdown.

  MLK Day Wild Game Fest serves up burgers made from raccoon, beaver, deer

Wild game prepared for free brought families and friends from across the coast to the Martin Luther King Jr. Park in Ocean Springs.

  Art of Activism event highlights MLK’s vision through art

Community organizers in Waveland came together on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to discuss how his dreams can help create a more socially active community.

  New community center in Waveland to be dedicated in honor of MLK

People in Hancock County are celebrating a new community center that has been months in the making.

  Vigils held across the state in support of pro-life movement

Dozens gathered at vigils across the state Saturday to show their support for a pro-life Mississippi, with abortion as one of the most divisive issues in the country.

  Contents from Bishop Roger Morin 's estate available for purchase

An estate sale is now underway for a beloved bishop in Biloxi who passed away last fall. The family of Bishop Roger Morin is making arrangements to share some of his cherished possessions.

  PCA Finals Rodeo back on the Coast this weekend

The PCA Rodeo finals means some good old fashioned, bronco bustin, calf-ropin fun with $250,000 in prize money up for grabs.

  Indie film fest highlights diverse movie topics

For the next three days, 85 films are being screened at the Southern States Indie Fan Film Fest at the Palace Casino in Biloxi.

  A po-boy shop famous on the coast is making changes

With the drink coolers shut down and fresh cut meats no longer on display, it would seem like the end of an era for Fayard’s Po-Boys on Pass Road in Biloxi.

  Mardi Gras kicks off on the Coast with Twelfth Night celebrations

Twelfth Night is a carnival tradition looked forward to by many on the Coast, signaling the start of Mardi Gras.

  Golden Nugget Casino plans to take guests ‘Under the Sea’ as 2020 kicks off

Before the champagne bottles pop, months of preparation have gone into throwing the party of the decade at the South Mississippi casino resort.

  Bay St. Louis features Oyster Drop in New Year’s Eve celebration

This New Year’s Eve, the City of Bay St. Louis is getting ready to host an Oyster Drop to ring in 2020.

  Harbor Lights Winter Festival gives families dazzling Christmas Day display

For the first time since the Harbor Lights Winter Festival began five years ago, visitors were able to view the lights on Christmas Day.

Give the gift of life this season at WLOX’s Holiday Blood Drive

Christmas may be over but it’s still the season for giving! Ring in 2020 by giving blood at WLOX’s Annual Holiday Blood Drive.

  Biloxi Elks bring smiles to special needs children with Christmas party

The Biloxi Elks Lodge 606 hosted its 58th annual Christmas party for exceptional children.

  Gaston Point residents celebrate community, each other with Christmas dinner

Gulfport residents gathered Tuesday evening to break bread with their neighbors, friends, and others in the community.

  Community Christmas party raises money, awareness for Pink Pawz

The pet-friendly event featured more than 80 vendors set up outside and inside the Gautier Convention Center.

  Battle of the Bay anniversary honored in Hancock County

Whether it was about the weapons of the time or the Battle of the Bay, plenty of knowledge was spread in Bay St. Louis Saturday.

  MS Gulf Coast Marathon celebrates another successful run

With a record turnout, organizers are excited about the future of the South Mississippi race.

Families learn more about wildlife at 2019 Crane Fest

It was a fun-filled day for families out at the Mississippi Sandhill Crane National Wildlife Refuge.

Long Beach police host Coffee with a Cop

Long Beach police officers spent the morning chatting with the community over a cup of joe.

  Sensory Santa helps families enjoy holiday tradition without overstimulation

Visiting Santa Claus can be stressful for families when someone has a sensory processing issue. That's why one Coast mom organized Sensory Santa events.

  Christmas Miracle Project spreads Christmas cheer to children in need

The Gulfport Junior Auxiliary transformed the Lynn Meadows Discovery Center into a ‘Frozen’ wonderland for coast children and their families.

  Prep work nears completion for MS Gulf Coast Marathon

With more than 3,500 men, women and children expected at this year’s Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon, organizers of the race are in town as well preparing for the weekend’s festivities.

  Christmas on the Bayou set to light up the water in Gulfport this weekend

It’s a Christmas tradition with a nautical flair. The annual Christmas on the Bayou returns this weekend for its 20th year.

2020 Crawfish Music Festival lineup released

The lineup for the 2020 Crawfish Music Festival has been released and tickets go on sale this week.

15th annual Christmas in the City draws thousands to downtown Biloxi

Downtown Biloxi got into the holiday spirit Saturday for the 15th annual Christmas in the City.

Christmas in the Pass celebrates 34 years of holiday cheer

The 34th annual Christmas in the Pass brought hundreds downtown for a night of holiday-themed fun.

  Diamondhead celebrates community and Christmas

The spirit was a bright as the lights in the town green in Diamondhead. The sixth annual event has become as much a celebration of community as it is Christmas.

Ocean Springs is decked out for the holidays

The city and Chamber of Commerce held its annual tree lighting ceremony, complete with snacks and carolers and, of course, Santa.