Welcome to Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast!

May 21, 2011 

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD Clouds from an approaching weather front spread out as the sun sets over West Gulfport pier Saturday.

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Since French explorers first arrived on our shores in 1699, to be greeted quite hospitably by the Biloxi Indians, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a year-round destination for rest and relaxation. This web site serves as your portal to events, attractions, and other information about Biloxi and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

Thanks to our mild sub-tropical climate, the area is a year round golf destination that boasts several championship courses designed by legends like Palmer, Nicklaus and Fazio and singled out by golf writers as among the best in the nation. The area hosts the annual Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic, a PGA Champions Tour event.

Twelve casino resort provide Las Vegas-stype gaming, entertainment, restaurants and other amenities. So the Coast is a place where the "nightlife" actually continues 'round the clock!

Our 300 years under eight flags gives us quite an interesting history, and that culture and heritage is kept alive and celebrated through hundreds of annual events, from Mardi Gras to Seafood Festivals, fishing rodeos, the "Blessing of the Fleet" and reenactments of the 1699 Landing of D'Iberville and Fall Muster at Confederate president Jefferson Davis' former home, Beauvoir. And you'll want to join the Cajun Fais- do-do, Scottish Highland Games, Martin Luther King Day Celebration, Vietnamese New Year, St. Patrick's Day parades, St. Joseph's Day, Greek Night, or our annual Memorial Day weekend outdoor concerts. And those are just a few of our annual events. There's always something to do on the Mississippi Coast.

That's why we offer this web site: To help you see what's happening this week and this month and how to make the most of your weekend or your visit.

You'll find we tap the resources of the SunHerald, South Mississippi's Newspaper, for the latest event schedule and the SunHerald is just one click away with all the latest news.