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Fancy wheels scrape the Coast, and pirates take over Bay St. Louis

AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/FILEA low rider rolls by on three wheels at Scrapin' the Coast 2015. This is the event's 14th year, and the events kick off Saturday and Sunday, but registration opens on Friday.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD/FILEA low rider rolls by on three wheels at Scrapin' the Coast 2015. This is the event's 14th year, and the events kick off Saturday and Sunday, but registration opens on Friday. SUN HERALD

This week, South Mississippi will have customized wheels on the streets and pirates in the Bay.

The second annual Pirate Day in the Bay will begin at 4 p.m. Friday as pirates arrive and make their way through Old Town with a Pub Crawl and Scavenger Hunt among eateries and establishments.

The festivities resume Saturday with a kid zone, amusement rides and a historical re-enactment featuring local "militia" versus Captain Longbeard, along with cohorts Jean and Pierre Lafitte. A costume contest will draw contenders of all ages, and the musical performance by KARMA at 8 p.m. will be followed by fireworks over the harbor at 9 p.m. The event is an annual fundraiser for the Mystic Krewe of the Seahorse. Details: 860-1023 or 662-617-9422.

Low riders, trucks and bikes will fill South Mississippi's streets from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday during the 14th annual Scrapin' the Coast at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum in Biloxi. In addition to hundreds of cars and trucks on display, activities include vendors, entertainment by T Bo of No Limit Records, frame dragging, bikini and burnout contests, hydraulic competitions and more. Registration opens from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. Details: 832-2688 or 832-4683.

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