Biloxi is located in Harrison County
and it is the county seat. It lies on Mississippi Sound, along Interstate 10.
Biloxi was among the first European settlements in the Mississippi Valley. In 1717, French-Canadian explorer Jean Baptiste le Moyne helped settle Biloxi. The name is taken from a Lakota Indian word for "original people." Hurricanes have ravaged the Mississippi Coast. Among the most damaging were the 1722, 1893, 1915, 1947 and 1969 storms. Shrimp and oyster fishing were the economic mainstay of Biloxi for many years.
Today, the city is the site of nine dockside casinos, which enhance a longstanding tourist trade. Major employment sources are tourism, hospitality, gaming, gaming support, construction and affiliate businesses. Keesler Air Force Base hosts several technical schools and provides jobs for many residents. A significant local attraction is the Beauvoir, Jefferson Davis Home & Presidential Library.
Biloxi is part of the Biloxi-Gulfport-Pascagoula, Mississippi metro area.
Art Rosewood Gallery |
Bed and Breakfasts and Country Inns The Old Santini House B&B |
Gambling Isle of Capri Casino |
Golf President Broadwater Golf Club | Biloxi Specialty Hospital |
History Beauvoir - Jefferson Davis Shrine | Tullis-Toledano Manor |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts La Linda Motor Inn | Le Chateau Inn | LeChateau Inn | Quality Inn Emerald Beach | Sand Dollar Inn of Biloxi |
Retirement Gulf Shore Villas |
Sports and Sporting Events Becuna Charters | Chandeleur Charters | North Star Sailing Charters | SYL Charters |
Wildlife Viewing Biloxi Animal Hospital |
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10/20 Coming to The area
Pensacola Repticon Show Pensacola FL April27-28 Features two days of reptile fun, with over 100 tables of top-quality reptiles, amphibians, exotic pets and pet products, hourly seminars and presentations, door prizes sponsored by Exo Terra, and much more!
New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival New Orleans LA April25 The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, a/k/a Jazz Fest, is a 10-day cultural feast in which thousands of musicians, cooks and craftspeople welcome 500,000 visitors each year. There are two main components: the Louisiana Heritage Fair and the Ev ening Concert Series. The Lousiana Heritage Fair is the signature feature of the Festival, showcasing unforgettable music on 12 stages, delicious Louisiana cuisine in two large food areas, and crafts artisans from the region and around the world demonstrating and selling their work.
Pensacola Crawfish Festival Pensacola FL May4-6 The festival is one of the largest crawfish boils in the state and is always held in downtown Pensacola on the beautiful waterfront of Bartram Park. The Pensacola Crawfish Festival brought a little of the Louisiana bayou right here to Pensacola Bay.
Gulfport Music Festival Gulfport MS May10-11 Huge weekend music festival featuring headliner entertainment, food booths, and more!
Hangout Music Festival Gulf Shores AL May17-19 Located directly on white sandy beaches surrounded by palm trees, the festival treats guests to a unique festival experience and consistently features a diverse selection of top touring artists.
Best of the Bayou Festival Houma LA September29-30 Taking place in Historic Downtown Houma, the festival features Cajun and French food, music, weddings, crafts, pirogue racing, antiques, and more.