What’s New for Cruisin’? Director Woody Bailey Shares Rundown

What you need to know when it comes to parking at Centennial Plaza's Cruise Central

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Cruisin’ the Coast organizers have put their plans into place, to accommodate the estimated 40,000 people expected to roll out to this year’s events.

It will be a familiar site as you cruise along highway 90 in Gulfport as vintage and antique cars roll into centennial plaza, as they have for the past decade, for a packed schedule of concerts, shows, events and celebrity sightings, but this year, Centennial Plaza is also home to recently-opened hotels, restaurants, a water park and other attractions, bringing new traffic and parking plans to Cruise Central, located at Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, this year, according to Cruisin’ the Coast’s Executive Director Woody Bailey.

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“One of the newest things now is where we are right now, Centennial Plaza,” Bailey said. “We’ve had this place to ourselves a little over ten years now. Now it’s a fully developed resort. It’s a beautiful property. I can’t wait for all the cruisers to come in and see this. Also new this year, we’re moving our main venue in D’Iberville from City Hall over to the Scarlet Pearl Casino.”

Bailey says they’ll be ready when Cruise Central opens this morning at Centennial Plaza.

A few things to keep in mind if you plan to attend any of the Cruisin’ events at Centennial Plaza when it comes to parking.



Overnight guests at Centennial Plaza will go through the main gate and turn left to park.

Registered cruisers will turn right inside the gate and park under the trees.

For those of you going to check out the show, parking will be to the east of Centennial Plaza, outside the fence. Signs will direct you to enter a parking area off Arkansas Avenue.