BBQ Under the Oaks & Spring Arts Festival: What’s Happening (Mar. 20-26)

Here are a few events happening along the Mississippi Gulf Coast:


Saturday, Mar. 25 – 29th Annual BBQ Under The Oaks

OAKSExperience the barbecue tastes of about 30 cooking teams, better known as “Ribmeisters”, at Gulfport Centennial Plaza on Saturday starting at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are $40 in advance and $45 at the door. You can also bring your kids for $10 a ticket.



Saturday, Mar. 25 – 9th Annual Stella, Blues & BBQ

STELLACelebrate the birthday of Tennessee Williams at the Stella, Blues, BBQ 2017 hosted by the Bay St. Louis Little Theatre at 3 p.m., Saturday. This event will include scrumptious Williams Pit BBQ, live music and a Stella Yelling contest. Admission is free.






Saturday, Mar. 25 – Blood & Sand  XXI

MMAEnjoy the explosive and exciting action of MMA at the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center at 7 p.m. on Saturday. Tickets start at $25.






Saturday, Mar. 25 – Discover D’Iberville: A Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration

DTake a journey back in time to experience the celebration of Mississippi’s 200th birthday with authentic period dress, a student explorer costume contest, the Biloxi Schooner and much more. The celebration will be held at the D’Iberville Marina on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.






Satruday, Mar. 25 & Sunday, Mar. 26 – Spring Arts Festival: Herb, Garden & Art

osEnjoy the outdoor festival that celebrates the coming of spring and the local arts with more than 100 artists, crafters and plant booths held on Saturday and Sunday in downtown Ocean Springs. The festival begins at 9 a.m. on both days.






Saturday, Mar. 25 – Bay Waveland Spring Pilgrimage Home Tour

bay waveland pilgrimage2From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. enjoy touring some of the most beautiful and historic homes throughout Bay St. Louis and Waveland. The venue’s for the tour this year are The “Dreamsicle Cottage” home of Karen West, “The Beach House” home of Phillip and Connie Pace, The home of Bill and Suzanne Cotter, St. Augustine’s Divine Word Seminary. Visitors can pick up maps and brochures at the Old Town Presbyterian Church in Bay St. Louis on Ulman Ave. Admission is free.