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Posts Tagged ‘beach events’

Cruisin’ The Coast

Posted by Greg on October 9, 2016

There is a celebration we didn’t know about when we moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast a couple months ago. It’s not something people usually think about when they say, “Lets go to the beach!”.  Touted as “America’s Largest Block Party,” Cruisin’ The Coast is winding up its 20th anniversary year this weekend. According to the Cruisin’ The Coast web site, “Cruisin’ The Coast® has become the biggest special event in the state of Mississippi. As Cruisin’ The Coast® has grown, the honors and awards have followed suit.”

From the reports I’ve heard, this year there are between 6,000 and 7,000 registered classic cars and many more that are not registered. I haven’t seen final numbers yet, but last year there was a record 7,639 registered cruisers that participated in the event. Cruisers and spectators come from all over – packing hotels and setting up camp along Beach Boulevard. If you love classic and custom cars this is the week-long (8 days, really) event to attend. And even if you don’t love cars it’s still one heck of a  party at the beach!  Jody will freely tell you she doesn’t know a Edsel from a Studebaker and she thoroughly enjoyed the nightly parade of cruisers along Beach Boulevard, aka: Hwy. 90.

This is a collage of some of the photos we took as the sun set last night. Classics were represented from a wide range of years up to 1989 (the newest models the organization considers classic), with a huge number of 1950’s Chevys in the mix.

Ya’ll can start planning for next year’s event with a little help from the following sites:

Cruisin’ The Coast

Visit Mississippi: Mississippi Gulf Coast Regional Convention & Visitors Bureau

Welcome to the coast!

Wishing you safe cruising! ~ From a motorhead of yesteryear, Greg

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2011 Beachy Keen Holiday Events

Posted by Jody on November 14, 2011

Letters to Santa (Photo © Jody Diehl)

Santa is so busy this time of year that we just can’t keep up with him!  We hope you’ll join us in finding more beachy keen Holiday Events so that we can all celebrate the holidays at the beach, amusement pier or historic lighthouse.

This Jolly Old Elf really seems to be a Jack-of-All-Trades.  Does Santa Claus jet ski, para sail, kayak or paddle board onto your town’s sandy beachfront?  Or maybe Kris Kringle will water ski or pilot a seaplane along your city’s coastline?  Will your town be celebrating with a lighted holiday boat parade? Curious minds want to know!

We’re hoping to gather many, many free beachy keen Holiday Events. We’d like to post them on Beach Treasures And Treasure and on our Facebook page, too.  You might even want to submit a Guest Post about a free Holiday Beach Event in your area (Go ahead and click the Submissions tab at the top of the page for details and guidelines.)  In the meantime, we’ve got a pretty good starter set compiled for you:

Santa’s Annual Boat Trip, East Providence, Rhode Island: “Pomham Santa is scheduled to make his annual boat trip along the East Providence (Riverside) shoreline on Saturday, November 26, 2011. For the past four years, Santa has visited the area by boat to wave to children and adults along the shoreline. He can also be seen on the East Bay Bike Path when he visits “Lighthouse Cove” and Pomham Rocks Lighthouse in Riverside.” (Reporter Today/More Info)

Santa Arrives at Navy Pier, Chicago, Illinois: “Join your friends at Navy Pier in welcoming Santa on Saturday, November 26 at 5 p.m. as he arrives by a Shoreline Sightseeing boat, marked by a pyrotechnic display!” (Navy Pier/More Info)

Santa Arrives via Canoe at the Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii:  “The Outrigger Waikiki on the Beach welcomes Santa every year on his canoe voyage to the islands. Enjoy the hula entertainment and free photos with Santa!” ( Info) December 10, 2011

2011 Holiday Boat Parades, Florida: Florida has an entire website dedicated to Holiday Boat Parades!  Will you be in the Florida Keys, Cocoa Beach or Pensacola this holiday season?  I counted 59 cities with events at Florida by  This really is a jolly site!

McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, Virginia Beach, Virginia: “Festive fish, jumping dolphins, frolicking porpoises – all in bright, colored lights against the clear night-time sky, are the stars of McDonald’s Holiday Lights at the Beach, a nautical and holiday-themed light display at the Virginia Beach oceanfront!” (Visit Virginia Info) November 18, 2011 – January 1, 2012

We wish you a joyous, fun filled holiday season!

Florida Style! (©Jody Diehl)

I’m Dreaming of a White (sand beach) Christmas!

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