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Cruisin' the Coast, Mississippi

Thousands of classic cars converge on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for an entire week every October with rock 'n' roll, sock hops, swap meets and headline entertainment all along the Gulf Coast.

Car enthusiasts from 40-states plus Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico arrive on the Mississippi Gulf Coast once a year to parade their antique, classic, hot rods & custom vehicles and to cruise the beautiful 30-mile stretch of beachside highway with designated stops in Bay St. Louis, Biloxi, D'Iberville, Gautier, Gulfport, Long Beach, Ocean Springs, Pass Christian, & Pascagoula. Since it started in 1996, Cruisin' the Coast has grown from 374 cars to over 10,000 annually.

Each venue is set up as a mini festival with a stage for live bands, reserved parking for registered cruisers, spectator parking, and vendors for food and event merchandise. Our week long event includes cruise-ins, a 'Salute To Our Veterans' event, car auction, swap meet, car corral and a parade. Spectators are welcome and will find that our cruisers love to talk “old cars.”

Cruisin’ The Coast® has become the biggest special event in the state of Mississippi. As Cruisin’ The Coast® has grown, the awards have followed suit. Cruisin’ The Coast® received the Governor’s Excellence in Tourism Award as Festival/Event of the Year in the State of Mississippi (by Jarvis Brannon). Cruisin’ The Coast® was also named the recipient of the “Shining Example Award” for Best Festival/Event of the year by the Southeast Tourism Society, one of the “100 Events for the Year”  for 2001 and in 2011 by the American Bus Association and was also named a Southern Travel Treasure by AAA’s magazine, AAA Southern Traveler. 

Check out their website for updates and a schedule of events, or follow on Facebook: facebook.com/Cruisinthecoast 

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