The Mississippi Gulf Coast features summertime fun throughout August with festivals, carnivals, and fairs. For the 31st year, affordable rides, live shows, circus animals and vendors will be set-up and available during the two-week duration. Through the 32 years of existing, it has been named Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society often.
This year’s attractions include Team Rock the Ninja Experience, Camel Kingdom, Show-Me-Safari Swine racing, a petting zoo, Extreme Illusions & Escapes with Josh Knotts and Lea will hit the stage. It provides traveling vendors to sell their goods with artistic value, clothing, food and recipes.
Four shows will the two-weekends including the Welde’s Big Bear Show. The performing bears ranging in size from 200 to 1200 pounds. Other cultural segments include a Latin Fair which will be June 12, 2017. Latin vendors and an open market will be included with contests, raffles, and even a Margarita competition. Live music will be performed every night on the Miller Lite stage.
Events like the fair help boost Mississippi’s beach economy locally because it keeps locals’ dollars in Biloxi versus New Orleans, Musical, culinary and art festivals of all kinds promote local spending which has helped countries in some instances. In
Africa, Malawi, the annual Lake of the Stars Festival generates over $1 million for the Malawian economy every year, according to the organizers. In CNN’s, “Why Africa’s festival business is booming, it explained that festivals equal big business even in impoverished Africa.
Gate admission is free every day for children 12 and younger for adults Sunday through Thursday. Tickets are $5 on Fridays & Saturdays for ages 13 and older, with Pay-One-Price ride admission every day. Gates open at 5:00 pm on Monday-Friday and 1:00 pm Saturday and Sunday.