America's largest block party is returning to the Mississippi Gulf Coast this October! The 27th Annual Cruisin' The Coast celebration will take place from Oct. 1 through Oct. 8 at various locations throughout Gulfport, Biloxi, and beyond. The event features car shows, headlining bands, an epic swap meet, auto auctions, cruise-ins, and more! Here's what you need to know if you're riding to Cruisin' The Coast 2023.
What Is Cruisin' The Coast?
Cruisin' The Coast has been taking place on the Mississippi Gulf Coast annually since 1996. The festival was created to celebrate cars and music! In fact, this is considered one of the top events in the country for viewing classic, antique, and hot-rod vehicles. Car fans from around the world congregate at Cruisin' each year to show off their rides along a 30-mile stretch of coastal highway. Events will be taking place at venues in Gulfport, Biloxi, Bay St. Louis, D’Iberville, Pascagoula, Pass Christian, and Ocean Springs. This beloved event has received the Governor's Excellence in Tourism Award. Southeast Tourism Society also named it the Best Festival of the Year. AAA has officially named Cruisin' The Coast one of its Southern Travel Treasures!
What Events Are Planned for the 2022 Event?
Cruisin' The Coast 2023 promises to be a big year for car lovers, food lovers, music lovers, and anyone who wants a reason to experience some coastal breezes! The truth is that it's hard to cover all that will happen because Cruisin' boasts a multi-location itinerary featuring events that will take place over the course of eight days! The big kickoff event will be View the Cruise in downtown Gulfport. This all-day event takes place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Three's also casino entertainment with a steak and seafood brunch where attendees can socialize.
Attendees of Cruisin' The Coast 2023 will never have a minute to be bored! All eight days are packed with events that take place from morning until night. In fact, some of the casino events will go until 2 a.m.
One of the highlights of the event is the famed Cruisin’ The Coast Swap Meet at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. This year's outdoor showroom is expected to welcome around 250 vendors selling a wide variety of goods that range from car bumpers to jewelry. While the event will welcome a selection of new vendors in 2023, many of the well-known vendors from past years will be showing up again with their quality merchandise.
Get Ready for Cruisin' This October
The Mississippi Gulf Coast is about to come alive with car-based camaraderie. Don't miss your chance to connect with car lovers from around the world during this multi-day, multi-venue event that many consider the best car festival of the year. The flexibility of this event means that you can customize your visit to the area to include local attractions and landmarks before, during, and after event dates. Be sure to check out this list of cool and unusual things to do near Gulfport, MS if you're putting your itinerary together!