Looking for a truly unique experience? Look no further than Cruisin' The Coast - America's largest block party! This one-of-a-kind event takes place along the 30-mile beach-side highway between Bay St. Louis and Ocean Springs on the beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast featuring classic cars from all over the country. Whether you're a car enthusiast or just looking for a good time with great music, you won't want to miss this annual event.
This year's Cruisin' The Coast takes place from October 2-9 and features over 100 events throughout the week. There will be car shows, concerts, and more. Plus, you can enjoy the beautiful Gulf Coast scenery and take advantage of the many restaurants and shops in the area. Here's a closer look at what you can expect at the event.
Hot Rod Vehicles
If you're a car lover, this is the event for you! One of the highlights of Cruisin' The Coast is the incredible collection of hot rod vehicles on display. You'll see everything from vintage cars to brand-new models. There will also be a variety of other classic cars, trucks, and motorcycles on display, in addition to an exciting car auction where you'll have the chance to win a 1969 Chevrolet Camaro RS Convertible.
These vehicles will be spread across the various events held along the coast throughout the week. Whether attending a car show or just exploring the area, you will surely see some amazing cars. Make sure to bring your camera so you can capture the perfect shot!
In addition to the hot rods, the nostalgic music is another highlight of Cruisin' The Coast. Live performances will feature music from some of your favorite oldies bands throughout the week. You can sing and dance to classic hits from the 50s, 60s, and 70s as you enjoy the beautiful Mississippi coast.
There will also be a variety of other musical performances featuring genres like blues, rock, and country. From an Elvis tribute to Vince Vance & The Valiants to The Molly Ringwalds, the 26th annual Cruisin' The Coast has no shortage of incredible entertainment.
No block party would be complete without delicious food and drinks! Cruisin' The Coast will feature a variety of food and beverage vendors selling everything from barbecue to ice cream. You can also enjoy refreshing cocktails from one of the many bars along the coast.
Check out the Automotive Swap Meet if you're down for some shopping. This is the perfect place to find vintage car parts and accessories. You can also browse through various personal items for sale like clothing, jewelry, dishware, home décor, and so much more. There will be over 200 vendors at the Automotive Swap Meet, so don't forget to bring your wallet!
Plan Your Trip Today
The event is spread across numerous locations along the coast, with Cruise Central and the Registration Tent located at 200 E. Beach Blvd. in Gulfport, MS. The Swap Meet is held at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, and you can find the rest of the fun scattered through the downtown areas of Ocean Springs, Pass Christian, and Bay St. Louis. Other noteworthy spots include Pascagoula Beach Park, D’Iberville at Scarlet Pearl Casino Resort, and the Edgewater Mall parking area.
Don't miss out on the fun! This is a small glimpse of everything to see, discover, and enjoy at Cruisin' The Coast 2022. So start planning your trip today and prepare for an incredible week of fun in the sun! And if you're visiting with the entire family, look at our list of the top kid-friendly activities in Gulfport, MS.