Cruisin’ Downtown Biloxi Block Party set for Oct. 4

Cruisin’ the Coast, the weeklong event that sees thousands of vehicles motoring along the Mississippi Gulf Coast, rolls into downtown Biloxi on Wednesday, Oct. 4 when the city hosts the Downtown Biloxi Block Party.

Thousands of cars and car aficionados will line the downtown streets from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. as part of the 21st Annual Cruisin’ the Coast event.

The Block Party will feature George Thomas as the King of Rock and Roll performing on the City Hall stage at 11 a.m., special food and drink offers from downtown restaurants and shops, and trophies for the lowest vehicle, largest fuzzy dice, fattest rear tires, most-chopped top, most chrome, longest distance driven, longest painted flames (unbroken), The Peoples Bank Cup, Mayor & City Council Cup, and, from the Biloxi Police Chief, an award for “The car I’d most like to chase.”

Parking will be first-come and the event is sponsors by Biloxi Main Street, the City of Biloxi, Bioxi Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Biloxi Chamber of Commerce and The People’s Bank.
See the Cruisin’ the Coast Biloxi Block Party flyer
See the Cruisin’ the Coast Biloxi Block Party map
See the Cruisin’ website
See photos from last year’s event


Your guide to fall happenings in Biloxi

Fall officially began Sept. 22. You can feel it in the cooler temperatures (most days) and you can see it on the bustling lineup in the calendar of events. Our new compilation to herald October’s contribution to the fall season includes Cruisin’, of course, along with pumpkins and goblins galore, bike rides and a host of other outdoor events. Why, there’s even a cemetery tour. 
See your guide to the fall lineup


News and notes

Ohr Pit Stop:  On Wednesday, the George Ohr Museum of Art will host the George Ohr Pit Stop from 2 to 7 p.m.  Cruisers and spectators are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets and watch the antique cars cruise along U.S. 90. Hamburgers, hot dogs, arts and crafts and free admission to the museum will all be part of the event.  To see the flyer, click here.  To visit the museum website, click here

Traffic update:  To see the latest traffic advisories and road closures, click here.  

Community Market Festival: Biloxi Main Street hosted its September installment of the Downtown Community Market Festival today from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with live music by Gram Rea, hourly giveaways, and of course, the community market vendors.  To see some images from the event, click here.