Category Archives: Biloxi

Christmas on the Water

This year’s Christmas on the Water event will be held December 5, 2015.  This is the yearly fundraiser for the Mississippi Gulf Coast Attractions Association.

The cruise follows the Mississippi Gulf Coast and includes the historical Lights on the Water Parade in Biloxi, ending with spectacular fireworks.  The cruise begins around 4:30 p.m. in the Gulfport Small Craft Harbor and returns around 9:30 p.m.  You will be served heavy hor d’oeuvres and a cash bar will be available.

For tickets or more information, call Janice at 228.388.1431 or email her at

Enjoy your cruise, and, even though it is way early, let me be the first to wish you a “Merry Christmas”!!!



Pet-Friendly Restaurants in South Mississippi

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Do you like to travel with your pet?  Or enjoy your pet’s company at mealtime?  But then hate to leave the little (or large) fellow at home or in your room when you go out to enjoy the restaurants on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi?  Well, you don’t have to look into those sorrowful, soulful eyes and tell him/her to “Stay!” any longer!  Here is a short list of pet-friendly restaurants locally!

The Shed BBQ & Blues Joint
7501 HWY 57
Ocean Springs, MS, US 39565

Shaggy’s Biloxi Beach
1763 Beach Blvd
Biloxi, MS, US 39530
(228) 432-5005

The Grind Coffee & Nosh
934 Cedar Lake road
Biloxi, MS, US
(228) 392-3305

The Blind Tiger
119 N. Beach Boulevard
Bay St. Louis, MS

Sonic Drive-In
112 Jeff Davis Ave
Long Beach, MS 39560

Mary Mahoney’s
110 Rue Magnolia
Biloxi, MS
Recommended that you call in advance to confirm outdoor seating.

For additional pet-friendly restaurants in South Mississippi, please follow these links:

Ocean Springs

Always remember your Pet Etiquette when dining out with Fido:

  1. Keep Fido on a leash at all times;
  2. Fido doesn’t belong on the table, chairs, or stools;
  3. It is impolite to feed Fido from the table;
  4. Fido should always observe his/her inside voice and not bark to disturb other diners.

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The Grand Hotels of the Gulf Coast

From the Pine Hills Hotel in Pass Christian to the Great Southern Hotel in Gulfport and the White House Hotel in Biloxi, many grand and stately hotels once graced the Gulf Coast of Mississippi.  Time and progress, with the help of natural disasters, have taken their toll on these grand and historic buildings so that most are only picture-postcard memories, relegated to faded photos in long-lost picture albums.

A brief but thorough article on these Grand Dames of the Gulf Coast can be found on Wikipedia through the following link:

Historic Grand Hotels on the Mississippi Gulf Coast 

Individually, you will find the following articles on these all-but-forgotten treasures and again bring them to life in your imagination, seeing in your mind’s eye their grandeur and splendor, that has, like so much in the South, “Gone With the Wind”.

Great Southern Hotel (Gulfport)

White House Hotel (Biloxi)

Buena Vista Hotel (Biloxi)

Edgewater Gulf Hotel (Biloxi)

Pine Hills Hotel (Pass Christian)

Markham Hotel (Gulfport)

Tivoli Hotel (Biloxi)

Broadwater Beach Hotel (Biloxi)

Biloxi Visitors Center

Located at 1050 Beach Boulevard at U. S. 90 and Porter Avenue, the Biloxi Visitors Center is a newly-constructed, 24,000 square foot facility built to resemble the Dantzler House.  The Dantzler House, which was built in 1849, originally stood on this site and was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005.

Information about visitor amenities in Biloxi are available at the Center, which is also a small museum of exhibits telling the story of Biloxi, one of the oldest cities in the United States.  A gift shop is available in addition to a 67-seat movie theater continuously showing a 10-minute film “We Are Biloxi”.  Additionally, the center is available for private parties or corporate functions and is home to the Biloxi and Biloxi Bay Chambers of Commerce.

Stop by from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily or call 228.374.3105 for more information.  Admission is free.

Ice Skating Returns to The Coliseum!!!

Ice Skating will again be available at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center in Biloxi from November 13, 2015 until January 10, 2016.  This is the only regular ice rink between Baton Rouge and Pensacola and is the most fun you can have in 90 minutes!!!!

What You Need To Know:

  • 90 Minute Sessions
  • $12 Admission include skates
  • Discount of $2 per skater for groups of 20 or more (must purchase with a single transaction)
  • Limit of 200 skaters per session

For More Information Call:  228.594.3738



Costumes, Costumes, Costumes!

Need a Halloween costume?  Going to a costume ball?  How about something extra special for a Mardi Gras party or float?  You need a “Three Musketeer” hat and cape?  A clown outfit for your child’s birthday party?  You are sure to find something to suit your fancy at Josette’s Inc. in Biloxi!!!

Located at 902 Howard Avenue, Josette’s is convenient to everyone on the Gulf Coast and carries a wide variety of costumes to rent or purchase.  Wigs and other accessories, shoes, stockings, hats, and masks, too.

You can also find all of your dance paraphernalia at Josette’s, not to mention all the glittery crowns and sceptres a Mardi Gras King and Queen could wish for!  Check them out soon!!!