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Coast Coliseum Summer Fair wraps up this weekend

TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD/FILEPeople enjoy the midway of the Summer Fair at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. This year's event is open through Sunday.
TIM ISBELL/SUN HERALD/FILEPeople enjoy the midway of the Summer Fair at the Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. This year's event is open through Sunday. SUN HERALD

If you haven't made it out to the 30th annual Coast Coliseum Summer Fair yet, you're in luck, as the fun runs through Sunday.

The Coliseum Summer Fair fun includes midway rides, swine races, magic, motorcycles and more make up a series of free shows that run two to three times daily.

The shows

-- Extreme Illusions & Escapes with Josh Knotts and Leah, featuring grand illusions that make it more than an average magic show.

-- A Motorcycle Madness Freestyle Stunt Show, in which riders launch their bikes 75 feet into the air.

-- Safari Swine Races that delight kids and adults alike.

-- Show-Me Safari Petting Zoo, in which animal lovers can get up close to the pets. Also, professional trainers Vincent Von Duke and Pom Pom will have a family of lions and tigers performing.

One-price armbands

For more bang for your fair bucks, a one-price armband will get you unlimited thrilling rides. One-price hours are 5-10 p.m. Friday for $25 and 1-8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday for $28.

Live music

The fair also has plenty of live local music with bands playing nightly.

Magnolia Bayou (7 p.m. Friday), Julie's Irish Dancers (4 p.m.), Macey Mac (7 p.m. Saturday) and two unannounced bands will close the fair Sunday.

Hours and admission

The fairgrounds opens at 5 p.m. Friday and at 1 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The fair closes at 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 p.m. Sunday.

Admission at the gate is free for ages 12 and younger and $5 for all others.

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