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Arts and Entertainment 

Biloxi Little Theatre
Biloxi MS 39533
An all volunteer community theatre.  Presents four major productions annually, plus two youth productions and two special fund raisers.


Center Stage

240 Eisenhower Dr
Biloxi MS 39531
Live theatre entertaining Mississippi's Gulf Coast for over 27 years.  Year round schedule featuring an array of popular musicals, dramas, comedies, and children's productions.

Saenger Theatre for the Performing Arts
Biloxi MS 39533
Home to the Gulf Coast Opera Theatre, Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, KNS Theatre, JAMO as well as local dance companies and community arts organizations.

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Events

February
Mardi Gras season
With festivities, parades and carnival balls. Itís the biggest party of the year and has been celebrated on the Gulf Coast longer than in New Orleans. Some carnival crews sell tickets to the public to attend their balls, and some allow guests to view their festivities for free.


April

spring pilgrimage time, when some of the areaís most beautiful homes open their doors for tours.


March

salutes the Irish in all of us with parades and festivities celebrating St. Patrickís Day.


May

Great Biloxi Schooner Races and Blessing of the Fleet
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 The Blessing of the Fleet is held every year to open the shrimping season. This celebration includes a street festival, the coronation of the Shrimp King & Queen, and a parade of gaily decorated boats receiving a blessing for a safe and bountiful shrimping season.


June

enjoy ten days of family fun at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Summer Fair & Music Festival.


July

The Fourth of July holiday brings fishermen from near and far to the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo.  This is the biggest event of its kind in the world! The rodeo transforms Gulfportís harbor area into a family fun festival, with carnival rides, food concessions, arts and crafts booths and much more.

The Fourth also is the time for the Annual Crab Festival in Bay St. Louis, where you can have crab dishes prepared any way you can imagine.

For sailing enthusiasts, July is the month for one of the areaís most popular sailing regattas, The Race for the Case.


August

The annual Mississippi Coast Pro Rodeo. and the all  female Regatta take place in August from the Pass Christian Yacht Club.


September

The Mississippi Blues Festival takes place in at the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Regionally and nationally known blues, soul, and gospel entertainers perform inside and out during this event.


Annual Sand Sculpture Contest.

During September, there is also a sand sculpture with cash prizes sponsored by  The Sun Herald.

October
The Gulf Coast pays tribute to Scottish heritage with the annual Scottish Games and Celtic Festival.

Beauvoir conducts its annual Fall Muster, which recreates Civil War times.

Cruisin' the Coast
comes roaring back to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Itís back to the 50's and 60's with classic car cruises, big name entertainment, "Show-n-Shine" auto cruise-ins, etc.


December

Gulf Coast dresses up for the holidays in with colorful events such as Biloxiís Christmas on the Water Boat Parade and a display of ethnic Christmas trees at the Tullis Manor.

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Casinos


Palace Casino Resort

158 Howard Avenue

Biloxi, Mississippi

The Palace Casino Resort Marina offers floating slips that can accommodate 25' boats to 100' yachts. Situated in a sheltered natural harbor adjacent to the lavish resort hotel with 236 rooms and a 43,500 sq. ft. casino, four restaurants, full service spa and salon, pool and a first class marina.
 

Beau Rivage Casino Resort

875 Beach Blvd.
Biloxi, MS 39530

1,740 rooms and 95 suites. 1500 seat theater, Las Vegas style gaming 24 hours a day.

 

Boomtown Casino Biloxi

676 Bayview Ave
Biloxi, MS 39530

A dockside casino located on Biloxiís Back Bay one mile north of the beach, Boomtown is the Gulf Coastís only western-themed casino. More than 1,100 slot machines and 27 table games. Free, live entertainment in the Boots Cabaret and a hopping dance floor the Gulf Coastís only motion theater ride, a party room, the wrangler club for kids ages three to 16, and the video arcade.

 

Isle of Capri Casino

321 Division St
Biloxi, MS 39530

A 24-hour gaming facility. There are 367 guest rooms in the Crowne Plaza Resort, outdoor pool, exercise room, game room, three restaurants, lounges, entertainment, golf package, and conference rooms.

Grand Casino Gulfport & Biloxi

265 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530

The largest gaming resort on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, featuring golf, live shows and 24-hour casino. Luxurious accommodations in 500 rooms, live entertainment in Biloxi Grand Theatre, nine restaurants, Kids Quest, Grand Arcade, Backstage Nightclub, 42,000 feet of meeting space, three gift shops, swimming.

Casino Magic Biloxi
195 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS 39530

A 24-hour gaming facility with 378 guest rooms, an indoor pool, exercise room, game room, restaurants, lounges, entertainment, golf packages, and conference rooms.
 

Imperial Palace Hotel and Casino

850 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530-1701

Live entertainment, six gift shops, nine restaurants and bars, 50,000 square foot meeting space, 600 seat Imperial Showroom theatre, six screen movie complex, shopping arcade, Comedy Club and children.

 

Boomtown Casino

676 Bayview Avenue
Biloxi, MS 39530-2307

Western-themed casino offering gift shops, live entertainment, children's activities, two restaurants, family fun center with dynamic motion theater, video arcade, Boots Cabaret, bakery and coffee shop.

President Casino Resort

2110 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39531-5001
Visit this 24-hour gaming facility with 500 guest rooms, indoor and outdoor pool, exercise room, game room, three restaurants, lounges, entertainment, golf packages, and conference rooms.

Treasure Bay Casino Resort

1980 Beach Boulevard
Biloxi, MS 39531-5214

Offers gaming aboard a replicated pirate ship. There are 256 luxurious rooms, beautiful pools complete with waterfalls and game room. Restaurants, lounges, entertainment, golf packages, and conference rooms.

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Attractions
 

Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum

Situated on the eastern tip of the Biloxi peninsula, the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum is housed in a Spanish influence structure built in 1934 as part of a U.S. Coast Guard station. The Museum traces the 300year history of Biloxi from the time of its first Native American residents through its growth as a popular antebellum resort and bustling seafood processing center. Special exhibits describe the various crafts which are found in a maritime community such as boatbuilding, net making, marine blacksmithing and sail making. The Museum operates two replica oyster schooners, which are docked at the adjacent Point Cadet Marina.

 

Tullis-Toledano Manor

In 1856, Tullis-Toledano Manor was built for Christoval and Matilde Toledano. Located on Biloxi's East Beach, the Manor is one of the Coast's most unique examples of antebellum architecture. The Manor contains period furnishings which are used to interpret the house in an antebellum setting.

 

Mardi Gras Museum

Located in downtown Biloxi on the Rue Magnolia

Admission charged.

The Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum is housed in the restored antebellum Magnolia Hotel, which was constructed in 1847. Colorful exhibits tell the story of Mardi Gras in Biloxi since the arrival of the French in 1699. The Museum also traces the history of the Magnolia Hotel, a unique reminder of Biloxi's pre-Civil War tourist trade.
 

The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

136 G. E. Ohr St

Biloxi MS 39530

Displays the work of  the "Mad Potter of Biloxi," noted throughout the art world for his unique pottery which boasts paper-thin walls and brilliant glazes. Hosts national and regional traveling exhibits, along with the works of local artists.

 

Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library

2244 Beach Blvd

Biloxi MS 39531

Retirement home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Includes Beauvoir House, Presidential Library, Confederate Museum, historic cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Confederate Soldier and gift shop.

 

Biloxi Lighthouse

Biloxi MS 39533

The Biloxi Lighthouse was erected in 1848.

 

Old Brick House

Biloxi MS 39530

Saved from neglect by the ladies of Biloxi's Garden Clubs, the Old Brick House is now an historic house museum.

 

The Old Santini House Bed & Breakfast

964 Beach Blvd

Biloxi MS 39530

Built c. 1837, this is Biloxi's earliest example of the "American Cottage" and is on the National Register of Historic Places. Located across from the I-110 loop and Beau Rivage

 

The Redding House

770 Jackson St

Biloxi MS 39532

This century old Greek Revival home is impressive with its custom mahogany and cypress mill work, ten fireplaces, fine art murals and heart pine floors. The lower level has several separate adjoining rooms that could be used for large dinner parties or for smaller, more intimate gatherings. Upstairs the open areas are perfect for large business meetings, banquet facilities or music with dancing. The ambiance is unique and the house exemplifies southern charm at its best. The Redding House offers guests the perfect setting for any special occasion.

 

Tullis-Toledano Manor

Biloxi MS 39533

Built in 1856 on Biloxi's East Beach for Christoval and Matilde Toledano. One of the Mississippi Gulf Coast's most unique examples of antebellum architecture.

 

Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum

119 Rue Magnolia

Biloxi MS 39530

Housed in the historic Magnolia Hotel, the Mardi Gras Museum tells the colorful story of Mardi Gras along the Coast.

 

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

Biloxi MS 39533

Preserve and interpret the maritime history and seafood heritage of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A film on Hurricane Camille runs every hour. Gift shop available. Handicapped accessible.

 

Moran's Art Studio

110 Porter Ave

Biloxi MS 39530

Original works of Joe Moran, pottery of George E. Ohr, artist originals of Mary Moran and Tommy Moran. Gifts, prints and coastal scenes. Home of ancient burial.
 

Gulfport CEC/Seabee Memorial Museum

5200 CBC 2nd St

Gulfport MS 39501

The Museum depicts the history of the U.S. Navy's Civil Civil Engineer Corps and the Seabees from their beginnings, WWII and the present. No admission charged.

 

The Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

246 Dolan Ave

Gulfport MS 39507

An interactive children's museum designed for children under 12. Children communicate with robots, snoop through a cluttered attic, shop in a local market, produce a news show, operate a crane and explore the tree houses.

 

Grass Lawn

Gulfport MS 39502

Grass Lawn is an historic house built in 1836. Constructed of hand-hewn timbers, it has wide galleries supported by two-story columns. It is furnished with period furniture. Please call for hours of operations and special event information.

 

Gulfport Centennial Museum

1419 27th Ave

Gulfport MS 39502

Contains hundreds of photographs and artifacts detailing Gulfport's growth over the past 100 years.

 

Naval Construction Battalion Center

4902 Marvin Shields Blvd

Gulfport MS 39501

The Gulfport Seabee Center is the home of the Atlantic Fleet Seabees, the Navy's construction force. M-F 8 to 2, group tours available with a 30 day notice. Seabee Museum included.

 

Mississippi Vietnam Veterans Memorial

370 Bienville Blvd

Ocean Springs MS

Built in 1997 this beautiful Memorial is a tribute to the men and women that served in the Vietnam War. Open year round. No admission fee.

 

Stennis Space Center Visitors Center

near Bay St. Louis off Interstate


Ole Biloxi Tour Train
Board and debark at Biloxi Light House 90 minute open-air tour includes 30 points of interest in and around Biloxi.

 

Gulfport

Gulfhaven Gardens

15429 CC Camp Rd

Gulfport MS 39503

Daylily garden & nursery. Over 1,000 daylily cultivars featured from April-June.

 

Harrison County Fairgrounds

15321 County Farm Rd

Gulfport MS 39503

The Harrison County Fairgrounds hosts horse shows, rodeos & Celtic Fest. Home of the Gulf Coast Winter Classics.

 
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Sports


Biloxi Aces High Parasail

P O Box 783

Ocean Springs MS 39566

Operating modern winch boat on the coast, providing totally dry take offs and landings. Fun for the whole family. No experience needed. Located between the Beau Rivage and Grand Casinos at the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor. Seasonal

 

Beach Bums Parasail

1731 James St

Biloxi MS 39531

A 29' winch boat, with a platform on the rear deck. Launch and land right on the rear deck. Also rent YAMAHA wave runners, paddle boats, umbrellas and chairs. Reservations can be made on the beach in front of Edgewater Village or by phone.

 

Biloxi Schooners

P O Box 1907

Biloxi MS 39533

Two replicated 65' two-masted, gaff rigged schooners, the Glenn L. Swetman and Mike Sekul, sail the Mississippi Sound and waters of the north central Gulf of Mexico daily. The schooners accommodate 49 passengers each. 2.5 hr, half-day, and full-day charters available. Vessels located in Biloxi Point Cadet Marina, behind the Isle of Capri Casino Plaza Resort. Admission charged. Call for schedule.

 

The Ultimate Rush

1751 Beach Blvd

Biloxi MS 39530

Combine sky diving, bungee jumping, hang-gliding and soar through the sky. We hoist you to the top of our 115' tower where you pull your own ripcord

 

The Green Woods Stables

15800 Pea Patch Rd

Biloxi MS 39532

82 acres of beautiful wooded riding trails. Ride on a guided or unaccompanied trail ride. Riders must be experienced to ride unaccompanied. The Stables are only a 10-minute drive from Biloxiís Lighthouse on Highway 90.

 

Harrison County Skate Park and Hockey Complex

269 Debuys Rd

Gulfport MS 39507

Ramps for aggressive inline skating & skateboarding. 4 sections (advanced) 12 foot 1/4 pipes to 4 foot 1/4 pipes, (cement bowl) 10 foot deep,( half pipe) 1 14 foot half pipe and 1 6 foot half pipe, and beginner.

 

Gulfport Dragway

Race Track Road

Gulfport MS 39503

1/4 mile drag strip. Exit 31 of I-10.

 

The Mississippi Sea Wolves

Get Hooked on Hockey

The Mississippi Gulf Coastís own professional Hockey team is the Mississippi Sea Wolves. All home games are played at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center, Biloxi MS.

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