By Tricia McAlvain

Mark your calendar for the 22nd Annual Cruisin' The Coast taking place the week of Saturday, September 29 - Sunday, October 7. Enjoy the week-long festival covering 9 cities along the Gulf Coast of Mississippi. Events will include casinos, parades, citywide block parties, auctions, shopping, and more.  Visit Cruise Central at Centennial Plaza in the City of Gulfport, where you can register and get all the information you need to plan your excursion. 

Casino entertainment will play a major part in the festivities for 2018. Enjoy live entertainment while you dine at Scarlet Pearl Casino, Scarlet Steaks & Seafood during the first two days for brunch and dinner.  Hard Rock Casino and Boomtown Casino will have live entertainment each evening.  The Golden Nugget Casino features live music at the Rush Lounge. The Silver Slipper Casino and Hollywood Casino on the west coast are sure to please with top entertainment. The Beau Rivage Casino brings music to your ears at EIGHT75 and at the Breeze Bar. "The Beau", as locals call it, is proud to present a Vegas-worthy show at Beau Rivage Theatre. 

Cruisin' The Coast is a festival to beat all festivals to celebrate a passion for cars, whether it is antique cars, classic cars or hot rods, and all the activities that surround everyone’s love of cruising down the entire Mississippi Gulf Coast.  Official registration for 2017 was 8,308 cars from 40 states, Canada, Germany, and Puerto Rico.  

The City of Gautier and the City of Pascagoula on the east side of the Gulf Coast are proud to participate in the cruisin' venue entertainment this year. Attend Cruisin' The Coast events in across the Gulf Coast to find your favorite activities like cruise-ins, a burnout competition, flame thrower contest, a swap meet, headline bands & oldies entertainment, the CTC/Vicari Auto Auction, raffles, celebrity guest appearances, parades and much more.

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