Friday, April 3, 2009

What to Do this Weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast - April 3, 4 & 5, 2009

For my local readers - this is Get Out and Act Like a Tourist Weekend!! After a 15 year absence,


I have been hearing them rumble the skies all day long getting in some practice runs. It's so exciting!! But there's lots of other things going on along the Coast too - the weather will be perfect, the sun will be hot {so don't forget your sunscreen} and just c'mon and get off the couch, get some fresh air & some sun, and go check it out!

Thunder on the Bay Air Show
Thunderbirds, Parachutists, Stunt Planes & More
Keesler Air Force Base, Biloxi
April 4th & 5th - Gates Open at 9 a.m.
Admission & Parking are Free
Budweiser Clydesdales will be on site - Food Vendors & Memorabilia
Parking is at the Bayview & Forrest Ave. gates
Directional map here; Schedule here
Must have DOD ID to enter the Main Gate & Pass Road Gates
No backpacks, large purses, pets, coolers, alcohol,
skates, knives or perceived weapons
All persons and vehicles subject to search - Expect crowds up to 70,000

22nd Annual Home Builders Association
Home & Garden Show
Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
April 4th & 5th, 2009
Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sun. 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Queen Latifah
Beau Rivage Theatre
Beau Rivage Casino -Biloxi $29.95 & up
April 3rd - 8 p.m.

Smokin' the Lake
Speed Boat Racing on Gulfport Lake
Race Village at The Dock Bar & Grill
April 3rd, 4th & 5th
Visit here for details

Blood & Sand
Cage Fighting - 18 Matches
April 4th -Doors open at 6 p.m.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum & Convention Center
Biloxi - Ticketmaster $25

Jekyll & Hyde the Musical
Saenger Theatre Biloxi
April 4th & 5th, 7:30 p.m. - $20
April 5th at 2 p.m.

Main Street Picayune Spring Street Fair
Over 250 Vendors & Booths - Antiques, Classic cars,
Crafts, Collectibles, Live Entertainment, Motorcycle Show,
Pony Rides, Rock Wall, 4 person Euro Bungee, 40' Slide
April 4th & 5th

Saturday Art Market at the Mary C
Shop for Art from Local Artists all across the Coast
1st Saturday of Each Month Beginning April 4th
Ocean Springs - 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Two Miles North Bar & Grill
April 5th - All You Can Eat Crawfish $10
Highway 49, 2 Miles N. of I-10, Gulfport

I'm pretty sure the next Mississippi State University Extension Service Gardening Workshop was scheduled for this Sat. April 4th, so unless it has changed, the topic will be pest and disease management, watering, mulching, composting and basic garden maintenance
Mississippi State University Coastal Research & Extension Service on Popps Ferry Road, Biloxi - 9 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
If I find out different, I'll update!

Have a great weekend everybody!


  1. Sounds like a busy weekend! How will you get it all in? LOL

  2. :) Girl, that ain't nothin' - wait till summertime!!

  3. Oh course! I posted a crawfish fettuccine before this. Click on the "HOME" button at the top for the full front page and scroll down to see it! ;)

  4. hi I came here from SITS and have taken a peek through your blog. Some of the recipes look so good! Thanks for sharing ! :)

  5. We used to get up on the roof with chairs and watch the Blue Angels every year, when they would perform at the Opa-Locka Airport in Miami. They would come so close and it was so exciting!!!!!

  6. Wow, I'll get that was!! Like a front row seat, but without the crowds.


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