July 4-7
Mississippi Deep Sea
Fishing Rodeo

Billed as the largest family-friendly
fishing rodeo in the world, this
successful yearly event features
fireworks, fishing, and vendors.
Admission is $5 per person per day.

Jones Park, Gulfport
228.863.2713

July 5-14
Grizzly Experience
This summer, your park admission or a
season pass gets you up close and
personal with the Alaskan Grizzly Bear.
Yogi, Dottie and Lea will demonstrate
their natural behaviors and educate
guests about their species and what to
do if you encounter a bear in the wild.

Gulf Islands Waterpark
228.864.0788
www.gulfislandswaterpark.com

July 5-31
Nature Walk: Life in the Bayou
Nature walks will recur weekly
throughout the month, Wednesday
through Sunday. The 30-minute tour
begins at 9:30 a.m. and is free to attend.
Please meet at the William M. Colmer
Visitor Center.

Gulf Islands Nationals Seashore,
Ocean Springs

www.nps.gov/guis

July 6
Coastfest
Enjoy live music, great food, Beauvoir
Mansion and cars. All makes, models
and years welcome! Over 20 classes
with multiple trophies including Best of
Class, Children's and People's Choice.
Dash Plaque to the first 75. Festival
takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Beauvior, the Jefferson Davis Home
and Presidential Library

www.visitbeauvoir.org/coastfest

July 12-14
Jurassic Quest
Jurassic Quest is the most realistic
dinosaur event in North America.
Exhibits include science stations,
incredibly realistic, interactive
dinosaurs, cinema, dinosaur bounce
houses, bungee pulls, crafts, face
painting, green screen photography,
dinosaur jeopardy and more. Admission
is $22.

Mississippi Coast Coliseum &
Convention Center

www.jurassicquest.com

July 12-21
Rumors, a Neil Simon Comedy
Biloxi Little Theatre is proud to present
Rumors by Neil Simon. When four
couples gather to celebrate one of the
couple's tenth wedding anniversary,
they experience a severe attack of farce.
Show recurs weekly on Fridays and
Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at
2 p.m.

Biloxi Little Theatre
www.4blt.org

July 13
Billy Currington
Possessing one of the smoothest and
most distinct voices in any genre of
music, Currington is equally skilled at
delivering upbeat summertime anthems
as well as exploring the complexities of
life and love with a poignant ballad.
Concert begins at 8 p.m. with tickets
starting at $45.

Hard Rock Casino Biloxi
228.374.7625
www.hrhcbiloxi.com

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July 1-31

Live Entertainment at Eight75

Eight75 at Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
will host live entertainment acts
throughout the month of July. Live
music will take place Sunday through
Thursday from 8 p.m to 1 a.m. and
Friday and Saturday from 9 p.m. to
2 a.m.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
www.beaurivage.com

July 3
Ocean Springs 4th of July
Fireworks Show

Bring your blankets and chairs! Families
can play volleyball, enjoy the splash pad,
and end the evening with a bang as
fireworks light up the night sky. A DJ
will play music at Fort Maurepas Park.
Fireworks display will begin at
approximately 8:45 p.m. Event begins at
6 p.m. and is free to attend.

Fort Maurepas Park, Ocean Springs
228.875.6722

July 4
Biloxi 4th of July Fireworks
Display

The show is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m.
and will be fired from a barge near Deer
Island. The show can been seen between
the Biloxi Lighthouse eastward to the
Biloxi Bay Bridge ñ listen in on FM
105.9. A fireworks-free zone has been
established for spectators between the
Biloxi Small Craft Harbor and Oak
Street.

Biloxi Beach
228.374.3105

July 4
Destination Waveland
Independence Day Celebration

Festivities start at 8 a.m. and include a
sand sculpting contest. Live music and
food start at 2 p.m. with a fireworks
show at the end of the evening. This free
event is sponsored by the City of
Waveland.

Waveland Beach
228.467.4134

July 4
Gulfport 4th of July Fireworks
The City of Gulfport will host a
fireworks display at approximately 8:45
p.m. Best viewing locations include
Jones Park, Gulfport Municipal Marina
and the beach south of Highway 90. A
firework-free zone will be in place from
15th Street to Highway 49 south of
Highway 90.

Gulfport Beach
www.ci.gulfport.ms.us

July 4
Pascagoula 4th of July Celebration
The City of Pascagoula will host a free
fireworks show at 9 p.m. Tune in to
Magic 93.7 during the fireworks show to
really get into the patriotic spirit!

Beach Park, Pascagoula
228.938.2356

July 4-6
Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival
Featuring local food, live music, 100 arts
& crafts booths, rides, raffles, crab races,
and much more. Festival takes place
from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and admission
is free.

Our Lady of the Gulf Church, Bay St.
Louis

228.467.6509
www.olgchurch.net

July 13
Martini Shakedown
The 15th Make-A-Wish Foundation
Martini Shakedown will take place from
7-11 p.m., at the Beau Rivage. Money
raised goes to help grant the wishes of
local Wish kids. The goal is to raise
more money and eliminate the
13-month wait.

Beau Rivage Resort & Casino
228.575.8691
www.shakedown.givesmart.com

July 18
Biloxi's Community Market
Festival

Come and enjoy the many market
vendors, entertainment, and hourly
giveaways. Samples will be served!
Festival is free to attend and takes place
from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Under I-110 at the corner of Howard
and Hopkins Blvd., Biloxi

228.435.6296

July 20
Mexican Fiesta
Adult Hands-On Fun

Ole! Come see Chef Michael Paoletti as
he teaches you to make your own
favorite Mexican dishes at home. There
will be plenty of taco ingredients and
festive music for everyone! Price is $55
for members, $65 for non-members.
Class takes place from 6-9 p.m.

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center
www.themaryc.org

July 20-21
Ocean Springs July Sidewalk Sale
Stroll uptown, downtown and all around
town. Experience historic Ocean Springs
shopping and all the sales offered
during this annual July sidewalk sale.
Scoop up the bargains during this two-
day event, which takes place from 10
a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Downtown Ocean Springs
228.875.4424

July 26
Family Movie Night at Point Park
Amphitheater

Head down to the park on the last
Friday of each month for a free outdoor
family movie night! All movies are rated
G, PG or PG-13. This month's film is
Moana.

Point Park Amphitheater, Pascagoula
www.cityofpascagoula.com

July 26
Steak & Stake
With a theme of Boots & Bling, the 28th
annual Steak & Stake Dinner takes place
at 7 p.m. at IP Casino. The event
benefits the Boys & Girls Clubs of the
Gulf Coast. The Steak & Stake Gala is
the organizationís largest fundraiser
with funds supporting operating costs
for the five locations in Hancock and
Harrison counties.

IP Casino Resort Spa
www.bgcgulfcoast.org

July 26-28
Grease
One of the most produced musicals in
history is coming to life on stage once
again! Recurs weekly on Friday,
Saturday and Sunday through August
4. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for
students, seniors and the military.
Grease is the word!

Downstage Productions Theatre,
Gulfport

www.downstage.net

July 27
Thai Cuisine: a Hands-On
Experience

Let Chef Michael Paoletti take you on a
historical journey through the history of
Thai people and their food as you learn
to prepare common food from Thailand.
Price is $55 for members, $65 for non-
members. Class takes place from
6-9 p.m.

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center
www.themaryc.org