Weekend events along the Gulf Coast

Looking ahead to the weekend, there are several events along the Coast.

The end of summer BBQ Cookoff and Concert is happening Saturday at Veterans Memorial Park in Ocean Springs. Admission is $20 and includes all you can eat chicken and pork plates.  Proceeds will benefit Wounded Warrior and Purple Heart recipients and other local charities along the Gulf Coast.

The Gulf Coast Heart Walk also takes place Saturday at Jones Park in Gulfport. Check in is at 8 a.m. and the walk starts at 9 a.m. This is always a great family event to help our Coast chapter of the American Heart Association continue its mission to raise awareness.

In Jackson County, get ready to saddle up to help CASA of Southeast Mississippi. There’s a 5D barrel run at the Conrad Mallett Vancleave Arena.

Admission is free. Exhibitions will be from 10 to 1 and there’s also a silent auction.