May 5-7
31st Annual Gorenfloís Cobia Tournament
Fishing tournament with sports anglers converging on the Gulf Coast for cash prizes. Tournament provides anglers with an excellent payout in addition to a great fishing experience and loads of fun in the sun. Grab a pole and letís go fishing! Registration is required to participate.
Point Cadet Marina, Biloxi

May 6

Shamrockin' the Coast

St. Patrick Catholic High School's Shamrockiní the Coast Party and Auction is a fun evening featuring delicious food, live music by Chinatown, enticing auction items and lots of fellowship. Tickets are $100 per couple and available online or by phone. Proceeds will help buy new school computers. Party takes place from 7-11pm.
Beau Rivage Magnolia Ballroom

May 6
Spring Fling
Join Resurrection Catholic School for boiled crawfish, carnival games, petting zoo, horse rides, live DJ, obstacle course and more. Spring Fling is one of the schoolís major fundraisers and honors a beloved member of the RCS community each year. This yearís honoree is Principal Elizabeth Benefield. Call for tickets.
Resurrection Catholic School Elementary Campus

May 6
From Scratch Cooking, French Vegetarian Style
Mississippi food writer and photographer Julian Brunt and partner Kim Wilson will have guest Dr. Marie Leonard. She is from Provence, perhaps the culinary epicenter of Europe, and the menu is all about some of her favorite foods from home. Class begins at 10am.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

May 11
Oil Painting with Frank Janca
Come learn the basic fundamentals or explore advanced techniques of oil painting. Classes will focus on a variety of subject matter including still life and floral composition. Event lasts from 9:30am-12pm.
Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art

May 11-14
Vintage Flamingo Market
Once a month, Vintage Flamingo opens its doors to host its vintage market. The event is held during the second Thursday - Sunday each month and boasts wares such as recycled, repurposed and vintage furniture and decor. Thursday & Saturday: 9am-6pm, Friday: 9am-7pm, Sunday: 11am-6pm.
Vintage Flamingo

May 12
National Public Gardens Day
Recognizing the importance of public gardens in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, Bellingrath will offer a special behind-the-scenes tour of their Production Greenhouses. Tour starts at 10:30am. Call to register.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore, Alabama

May 13
Dave Halston: 'A Tribute to Sinatra'
Halston, a nationally renowned tribute artist, will be giving a one time performance that takes show-goers on a romantic and nostalgic journey through many of the most celebrated love songs of the Great American Song book. Event begins at 7pm. Tickets: $20 for members, $25 for non-members.
Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center

May 13
Coast Chorale presents 'I'm
Goin' to Sing, Shout, Pray!'

Come join the award winning Coast Chorale for its Spring Concert. This will be their only concert this season, so you wonít want to miss it! Concert begins at 2pm.
Christ Episcopal Church
Bay St. Louis

May 14
Celtic Women: Voices of Angels
Multi-platinum international music sensation Celtic Woman presents Voices of Angels, showcasing the angelic voices of Susan McFadden, MairÈad Carlin, Eabha McMahon and introducing the breathtaking new Celtic violinist, Tara McNeill.
Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center


May 14

Mother's Day Garden Concert
Mobile Symphony Youth Orchestra presents Bellingrathís annual Mother's Day Concert at 1pm. Limited seating is available, and guests are encouraged to bring their own chairs. Concert is included in the regular Gardens admission prices.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home, Theodore, Alabama

May 16
Contouring and Eyebrow Makeup Class with Denise Baumann
In this installment of Denise's makeup lessons, participants will learn how to use cream and powder products to contour and highlight their faces. The class will also include tips on how to create the perfect eyebrow shape. Deadline for registration is May 9.
Mary C. OíKeefe Cultural Center

May 19
Schoolís Out Summer Fun Cooking Class
Lynn Meadows kicks off the summer with fun activities, music and crafts to bring in the lazy days of summer. Menu includes Teacher's Turkey Pinwheels, Upper Class Cucumber Bites, I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes and Strawberry Ladybugs. Class begins at 6pm.
Lynn Meadows Discovery Center

May 19-20
Annual Pirate Day in the Bay
Join The Krewe of Mystic Sea horse and Captain Longbeard for Pirate Day in the Bay. Festivities include carnival rides, pirate pub crawl and scavenger hunt. The merriment continues on Saturday with a parade, live entertainment by Karma, fireworks and more. Tickets start at $10.
Downtown Bay St. Louis

May 20-21
38th Annual Harrison County Gem, Mineral, Fossil and Jewelry Show
Show provides the opportunity for people interested in lapidary arts to see exhibits and view demonstrations. Attendees will also have the chance to purchase outstanding pieces from rough to fully polished or faceted.
Joppa Shrine Temple


May 20-21

Pascagoula Gun Show
Exhibits include military and hunting equipment, guns and knives from a variety of dealers, collectors and vendors. Appraisals and concessions will be available and parking is free. Hourly door prizes will be given out. Attendees are invited to buy, sell and trade wares, but no loaded guns or loose ammo is allowed.
Jackson County Fairgrounds

May 23
Beaded Jewelry Making with Shirley Cahela
Students will learn different techniques to design and create beautiful jewelry using fine, high-end Swarovski and Czech crystals, glass, wood, ceramic beads, natural stones, cultured pearls, sterling silver and charms, pendants and more. Participants will be able to take home their creations at the end of class.

Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center

May 26-28
35th Annual Memorial Day Blowout
Annual event offering a wide array of events such as three racing classes, street war racing, eight bike show classes, unique events to enjoy, and live music. Gates open at 12pm.
Gulfport Dragway


May 27

Sounds by the Sea- Harrison County
The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Inc. in partnership with the City of Gulfport and the Harrison County Board of Supervisors, kicks off Memorial Day with an outdoor concert for all ages. This free concert showcases patriotic music and ends with a bang of fireworks!
Jones Park, Gulfport

May 27
Wind & Wave
Head out to Long Beach Harbor to celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with kite flying, food and drinks, vendors and live entertainment. Trent Ladner Band takes the stage from 1-4pm with No Plain Jane following from 5-8pm. Event begins at noon.
Long Beach Harbor

May 28
Sounds by the Sea- Jackson County
The Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra, Inc. in partnership with the Jackson County Board of Supervisors, City of Pascagoula and Chevron, kicks off Memorial Day with an outdoor concert for all ages. This free concert showcases patriotic music and ends with a bang of fireworks!
Beach Park, Pascagoula

May 1-31
More Than Pink
Donate $10 to Susan G. Komen and receive a special discount of 25% off one item at participating retailers throughout the month of May. Gulfport Premium Outlets donations will benefit the Central Mississippi Susan G. Komen.
Gulfport Premium Outlets

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