As summer dwindles down and the days become a bit shorter, outdoor events kick into high gear here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The nice sea breeze combined with the lower temperatures make it a perfect time to get out and enjoy the luxuries of living on the Gulf Coast. Find the perfect way to spend the evening with your family and friends with these seven fall happenings on the Mississippi Gulf Coast you don’t want to miss from Tri County Eye Clinic.
Wrap up September with the 2nd Annual Gulf Coast Oyster Cook-Off. Held on the Biloxi Town Green, this community affair will feature live entertainment, an open car-truck-bike show, plenty of seafood, a full bar and of course the main occasion, the oyster cook-off. Come out September 29-30 (4-10pm on Friday and 11am-10pm on Saturday). Register online at gulfcoastoystercookoff.com to compete in the cook-off or enroll your set of wheels for the car show.
Between October 6-7, settle in at Jones Park in Gulfport for an old school music festival. Ludacris, 3 Doors Down, Sugar Ray and Sister Hazel are just a few of the stage headliners during this weekend full of classic songs from the past three decades. General admission tickets are going for $35. If you’re going to make a full weekend out of it, consider the expanded ticket option: $125 for admission, free food, refreshments, and beer.
The Downtown Plaza of Pascagoula will be transformed on October 7 into a cultural arts and crafts festival that you don’t want to miss. From 9am-5pm bring family and friends out to enjoy this free event. There will be food vendors, live entertainment, and activities for children. The main festival attraction will be the hundreds of vendors showcasing local arts and crafts. All funds raised go towards projects that promote the status of women in the community.
If you’re willing to take a little drive, visit one of the largest festivals along the Gulf Coast from October 12-15. Taking place from 10am-10pm each day, the 46th Annual Gulf Shores Shrimp Festival is perfect for all ages. There will be live music acts playing for over 80 hours. Local organizations will provide over 200 pounds of shrimp each day for food tastings. Festival-goers can participate in activities sponsored by Outdoor World or enter into the Singing for Scholarships talent show. Close to 200 arts and crafts vendors will provide plenty to browse through during this weekend.
The Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center of Arts & Education in Ocean Springs will be hosting a block party on October 13. The block party will feature music from The Mulligan Brothers, food and tastings featuring Julian Brunt, and a variety of fine art. Admission is set at $50, which also includes food and one complimentary drink. If you choose to purchase the $100 ticket, you’ll also be entered into an art raffle.
Kick off the Halloween season in perfect fashion at the Fear Fete Horror Con at the Mississippi Coast Convention Center on October 13-15. Tickets start at $30 for what has been voted as “America’s Favorite Horror Con.” Visit the cinema for the horror film festival then take part in the horror con to meet the producers, actors and more from the movies. There will be panels and classes for people of all curiosities to attend. The fun really kicks up with parties, a zombie pub-crawl and a costume contest. Register now online at fearfete.com
Take the kids to a show they’ll never forget at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center from October 19-22. There are multiple appearances each day during which you can enjoy a spectacle on ice as Anna searches for her sister. There will be special appearances by other Disney princesses, Toy Story characters, Dory and more. Tickets start at just $15 for this magical experience.
Don’t find yourself squinting at these seven fall happenings on the Mississippi Gulf Coast you don’t want to miss. Visit Tri-County Eye Clinic, where we provide a wide range of optical products and services for clients in Biloxi, Mississippi and the surrounding area. Call us at 228-385-2020 in Biloxi or 228-832-1242 in Orange Grove. You can also visit our website at www.tcecms.com.
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