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.