Cruisin’ The Coast Return Fueling The Local Economy

 

Cruisin’ The Coast officially kicks off Sunday, October 2 and runs through October 8.

Each day will have activities along the Mississippi Coast, with more than 8,000 vehicles pre-registered for what is billed as a giant block party.

Cruisers from 44 states, Canada and England will be in town for some or all of the eight-day event. According to Coastal Mississippi, Cruisers average six-day stays on the Coast, compared to other vacationers. Centennial Plaza in Gulfport will again be Cruise Central for the event.

Location of Sites

  • Registration Desk: Cruise Central in Gulfport 2 miles East of Hwy 49 at Centennial Plaza on Hwy 90, 200 East Beach Boulevard
  • Mississippi Coast Coliseum, where our Swap Meet is held. (Not a stamping site.)
  • Ocean Springs in the Downtown area
  • D’Iberville (Civic Center Complex)
  • Edgewater Mall parking area on the West side of the Mall
  • Bay St. Louis (in the downtown area)
  • Pass Christian (in the downtown area)
  • Pascagoula at Beach Park

Site Hours of Operation

Registration Desk

2022 Registration

  • Monday – 2022 Registration package pick-up,

11 a.m.-5 p.m. for last names A-K only; Onsite Registration, 11 a.m-5 p.m.

  • Tuesday – 2022 Registration package pick-up,

9 a.m.-5 p.m. for last names L-Z only;

  • Wednesday – 2022 Registration package pick-up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for all registrations
  • Tuesday-Friday – Onsite Registration 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Saturday – Onsite Registration, 9 a.m.-Noon

2023 Registration

  • Thursday – Noon-5 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday – 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday – 8 a.m.-Noon

All the other Sites Open Thursday to Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sunday, October 2

  • View the Cruise, Downtown Gulfport, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Cruise-In with KOTO, Hardy Court Shopping Center, Gulfport, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearances: Hardy Court, 9 a.m.-noon; View the Cruise, Downtown Gulfport, 2-5 p.m.
  • Cruisin’ Through the Decades, Gautier, 4-6 p.m.; Drive-in Movie – Footloose, 6:30 p.m.
  • Cristy Lee appearances: Hardy Court, 9:30-11:30 a.m.; Gulfport, 1:30-4 p.m.

Casino Entertainment

  • Jesse Hill, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet’s Steaks & Seafood Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Live Entertainment, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Butler’s, 5-10 p.m.

Monday, October 3

  • KOTO spins the oldies at Cruise Central, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • 2022 Registration package pick-up, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. for last names A-K only; Cruise Central, Centennial Plaza, Gulfport
  • 2022 Onsite registration, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Cruise Central, Centennial Plaza, Gulfport
  • Feature Car appearance: Cruise Central, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Autocross – presented by Scarlet Pearl Casino and Autocross Guys, Coast Coliseum (west parking lot), 1-5 p.m. Open to registered vehicles only.
  • Long Beach Parade – Open to registered vehicles only. First 600 to arrive will be in the parade. Line up at 1 p.m. at Long Beach High School, parade starts at 5:30 p.m.
  • Cristy Lee appearances: Cruise Central, Centennial Plaza, Gulfport, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; CTC Kick-off Parade serving as Grand Marshal, Long Beach, 4-6 p.m.
  • The Tip Tops playing at Long Beach Harbor, 6-9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 4

KOTO spins the oldies at Cruise Central, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

  • 2022 Registration package pick-up, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for last names L-Z only; Cruise Central, Centennial Plaza, Gulfport
  • 2022 Onsite registration, 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Cruise Central, Centennial Plaza, Gulfport
  • The Vicari Auto Auction vehicle check-in at Coast Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearance: Margaritaville, 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Autocross – presented by Scarlet Pearl Casino and Autocross Guys, Coast Coliseum (west parking lot), 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to registered vehicles only.
  • “Salute To Our Veterans,” 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cruise Central with Garry Wesley
  • Cruisin’ The River City, Moss Point, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Margaritaville Cruise-in, 11 a.m.- 4 p.m., Margaritaville Resort Biloxi
  • Joe & Amanda Martin, Martin Brothers Customs/Iron Resurrection appearances: Margaritaville, 10 a.m.-noon; Cruise Central, 2-4 p.m.
  • Flame-throwing competition at Island View Casino in Gulfport, Entertainment  4 p.m., Registration, 5 p.m., begins at dusk.
    NEW This Year! 2 Categories – Cars and Trucks! Plus, $1,000 in Cash Prizes & Trophies!

Wednesday, October 5

  • KOTO spins the oldies at Cruise Central, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Biloxi Block Party, Downtown Biloxi, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearance: Block Party, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Autocross – presented by Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort and Autocross Guys, Coast Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Open to registered vehicles only.
  • The Vicari Auto Auction vehicle check-in at Coast Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Car Corral open and vehicle check-in, east of Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Joe & Amanda Martin appearance: Biloxi Block Party, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Courtney Hansen appearance: Biloxi Block Party, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Diamondhead, Blessing of the Classics, 4-7 p.m. Line up at 1:30 p.m. Live music by Monster Crawfish and Beau King bands.
  • Official Beau Rivage Cruisin’ Event – 6-10 p.m., Sock Hop featuring the New Orleans Mystics – Beau Rivage Theatre
    – 6-7:30 p.m., Terry Mason’s Hot Rod Show
    – 6-8 p.m., Meet & Greet with Courtney Hansen and Joe & Amanda Martin
    – 7:30-8 p.m., Sharon Martin, popular New Orleans Blues & Jazz singer  – 8-9 p.m., Sock Hop with New Orleans Mystics
    $10 admission; Doors open at 6 p.m.; with 50s music, dancing, and drink specials; Beau Rivage Casino Resort

Casino Entertainment

  • Eugene Eash, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet’s Steaks & Seafood, 6-10 p.m.
  • Johnny Dawg of Na Na Sha & Triggerproof All Stars, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.

Thursday, October 6

  • KOTO spins the oldies at Cruise Central, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Registration and all Cruisin’ Venues are open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sites with bands: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gulfport Cruise Central, Edgewater Mall, D’Iberville, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula
  • 2023 Registration opens, noon-5 p.m., Cruise Central, Centennial Plaza, Gulfport
  • Country Cruisin’ Breakfast, Long Beach Yacht Club, 7-10 a.m.
  • The Vicari Auto Auction at Coast Coliseum, doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Vicari Auction’s CTC Swap Meet open at Coast Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Car Corral open and vehicle check-in, east of Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearances: Edgewater Mall, Noon-4 p.m.; Sully’s Steaks & Seafood, 6-9 p.m.
  • NEW This Year! Sully’s Steaks & Seafood Cruise-In with Joe & Amanda Martin, Courtney Hansen, and Dennis Gage, plus the Feature Car; Downtown Gulfport, 13th Street & 30th Ave., 6-9 p.m.
  • Burn ‘em Up in the Pass! Market Street, Pass Christian, 5 p.m. until dusk. Live entertainment by Katie Rees and The Retrograde Rockers. Check our website and Facebook for more information.
  • Courtney Hansen appearances: Pass Christian, 10 a.m.-noon; Bay St. Louis, 2-4 p.m.
  • Joe & Amanda Martin appearances: Ocean Springs, 10 a.m.-noon; Edgewater Mall, 2-4 p.m.

Cruisin’ Venue Entertainment

Bay St. Louis

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure Eight
  • 1-2 p.m. – Cool Rayz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Unfazed Band

Pass Christian

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Brandie
  • 1-2:p.m. – Martini Shakerz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Hypnotic

Gulfport Cruise Central

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe
  • 1-2 p.m. – Mario
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Na Na Sha

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Doo Wop
  • 1-2 p.m. – Garry Wesley
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. – The Tip Tops

D’Iberville

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Magic
  • 1-2 p.m. – Modern Eldorados
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants

Ocean Springs Downtown

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Roland Cobbs
  • 1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Escalade

Pascagoula

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Black Velvet
  • 1-2 p.m. –Razzoo
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – The Sensations

Casino Entertainment

  • The Beach Boys, Beau Rivage, 8 p.m. Tickets beaurivage.com
  • The BSL Trio, Silver Slipper Casino, The Beach Bar (under the Hotel), 6-9 p.m.
  • Live Entertainment, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet’s Steaks & Seafood, 6-10 p.m.
  • Triggerproof, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75, 8 p.m.-1 a.m.
  • Nick Perkins Elvis Tribute, Silver Slipper Casino, The Stage Bar, 9 p.m.

Friday, October 7

  • KOTO spins the oldies at Cruise Central, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Registration and all Cruisin’ Venues are open 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sites with bands: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gulfport Cruise Central, Edgewater Mall, D’Iberville, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula
  • 2022 and 2023 Registration continues, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Country Cruisin’ Breakfast, Long Beach Yacht Club, 7-10 a.m.
  • The Vicari Auto Auction doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Vicari Auction’s CTC Swap Meet open at Coast Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Feature Car appearance: Bay St. Louis, 9 a.m.-noon
  • Car Corral continues, east of Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Dennis Gage appearance: Bay St. Louis, 9-11 a.m.; Edgewater Mall, 1-3 p.m.
  • Courtney Hansen appearance: Pascagoula, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Ocean Springs Sock Hop & Street Party, 5:45-9 p.m. featuring The Platters Great Pretender, 5:45-7 p.m. and The Molly Ringwalds, 7:30-9 p.m.
  • “Pass In The Night,” 6:30-9:30 p.m., Pass Christian, Entertainment by Sons of Uh Beech

Cruisin’ Venue Entertainment

Bay St. Louis

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Black Velvet
  • 1-2:30 p.m. – Barlow Brothers
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m. – Na Na Sha

Pass Christian

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Roland Cobbs
  • 1-2:30 p.m. – Modern Eldorados
  • 3:30-5 p.m. – Dr. Zarr

Gulfport Cruise Central

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure Eight
  • 1-2:30 p.m. – Razzoo
  • 3:30-5 p.m. – Unfazed Band

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Brandie
  • 1-2:30 p.m. – Martini Shakerz
  • 3:30-5 p.m. – Hypnotic

D’Iberville  

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Doo Wop
  • 1-2:30 p.m. – Mario
  • 3:30-5 p.m. – Escalade

Ocean Springs Downtown

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe
  • 1-2:30 p.m. – Garry Wesley
  • 3:30-5:15 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants
  • 5:45-7 p.m. – The Platters Great Pretender
  • 7-7:30 p.m. – Chick’s Picks
  • 7:30-9 p.m. – The Molly Ringwalds

Pascagoula

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Magic
  • 1-2:30 p.m. – Cool Rayz
  • 3:30-5 p.m. – The Tip Tops

Casino Entertainment

  • The Beach Boys, Beau Rivage, 8 p.m. Tickets beaurivage.com
  • Hank Berumen, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet’s Steaks & Seafood, 6-10 p.m.
  • Nick Perkins Elvis Tribute, Silver Slipper Casino, Stage Bar, 8 p.m.
  • Triggerproof, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Hank Berumen, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Butler’s, 10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Saturday, October 8

  • KOTO spins the oldies at Cruise Central, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Registration and all Cruisin’ Venues are open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sites with bands: Bay St. Louis, Pass Christian, Gulfport Cruise Central, Edgewater Mall, D’Iberville, Ocean Springs, Pascagoula
  • 2022 Registration 9 a.m.-Noon
  • 2023 Registration continues 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Country Cruisin’ Breakfast, Long Beach Yacht Club, 7-10 a.m.
  • The Vicari Auto Auction, doors open at 8:30 a.m.
  • Vicari Auction’s CTC Swap Meet open at Coast Coliseum, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Car Corral continues, east of Treasure Bay, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Dennis Gage appearances: D’Iberville, 9-11 a.m.; Ocean Springs, 1-3 p.m.
  • The Mississippi Aviation Heritage Museum salute’s Cruisin’ The Coast with a Fly-By at 2 p.m. Aircraft will fly just offshore along Highway 90, beginning in Ocean Springs and continuing to Bay St. Louis.
  • SUPER SATURDAY CONCERT – “Laz Show Band” performing live at Hollywood Casino Resort in Bay St. Louis. Featuring Troy Laz, the band rocks poppin’ horns, funky rhythm and exciting choreography. You will hear everything from Bruno Mars to Stevie Wonder and much more. Free event begins at 7 p.m.

Cruisin’ Venue Entertainment

Bay St. Louis

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Doo Wop
  • 1-2 p.m. – Starz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Vince Vance & The Valiants

Pass Christian

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Figure Eight
  • 1-2 p.m. – Razzoo
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Escalade

Gulfport Cruise Central

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Brandie
  • 1-2 p.m. – Barlow Brothers
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Gretsch

Edgewater Mall West Parking Lot (Hwy 90)

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Black Velvet
  • 1-2 p.m. – Mario
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Almost Skynard

D’Iberville

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Roland Cobbs
  • 1-2 p.m. – Martini Shakerz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Not Quite FAB, Beatles Tribute

Ocean Springs Downtown

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Magic
  • 1-2 p.m. – Cool Rayz
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Unfazed Band

Pascagoula

  • 11 a.m.-Noon – Deuce Coupe
  • 1-2 p.m. – Garry Wesley
  • 3-4:30 p.m. – Na Na Sha

Casino Entertainment

  • Jay Leno, Beau Rivage, 8 p.m. Tickets beaurivage.com
  • Live Entertainment, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet’s Steaks & Seafood, 6-10 p.m.
  • Brandon Bennett, IP Casino Resort Spa, 8 p.m.
  • Nick Perkins Elvis Tribute, Silver Slipper Casino, The Stage Bar, 9 p.m.
  • Triggerproof, Beau Rivage, EIGHT75, 9 p.m.-2 a.m.
  • Hank Berumen, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Butler’s,10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Sunday, October 9

All events at Cruise Central

  • 2023 Registration open 8 a.m.-Noon.
  • Non-denominational prayer service, 8 a.m.
  • Stamping Cards must be turned in by 9 a.m.
  • Cruisin’ The Coast Finale Ceremonies, 9-10:30 a.m.
  • Gene Oswalt Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Announcements of the winners of the Cash Drawings (40 drawings of $500 each) totaling $20,000
  • Make-A-Wish Raffle Car Giveaway and unveiling of new 2023 Raffle Vehicle!
  • Live entertainment by Vince Vance & The Valiants, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

Casino Entertainment

  • Live Entertainment, Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet’s Steaks & Seafood Brunch, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Butler’s, 5-10 p.m.

All events and times subject to change. Check our website for updates.