Letter from the Executive Director


Hello Everyone,

Welcome to the 25th Anniversary Celebration of “America’s Largest Block Party,” Cruisin’ The Coast!  We are excited that you are here to help us celebrate.

The very first Cruisin’ The Coast was in 1996 and had 374 vehicles participate.  Here, more than two decades later, participants come in the thousands from as many as 45 states, Canada, Germany, Mexico and beyond.  We have been voted America’s favorite car show three of the last four years.  You have made us special, and we thank you.

We’ve got several events and opportunities, great and small, to help celebrate.  Take a look at the schedule to make sure you don’t miss a thing, like the great bands on Fantastic Friday, or the free concert and fireworks at Hollywood Casino Resort on Super Saturday.

Cruise Central at Centennial Plaza Resort will have a few unique photo opportunities for you, so have your camera at the ready.  And remember, registration package pick-up will be split again this year, in an effort to social distance and relieve some of the crowding.  Package pick-up for last names beginning with A – K will be on Monday and Last names beginning with L-Z on Tuesday.  All other days are open to all.

Before you hit the road, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the long-serving members of our board of directors.   They have guided us through a lot.  Also deserving of a shout out is our corps of volunteers.  You know the yellow shirts and how hard they work to make sure the event goes off without a hitch.  They really are the engine that makes CTC go.  And we all thank you, our participants, who have come to enjoy everything South Mississippi has to offer.  You first timers are going to love it!

You all be safe, enjoy your visit and celebrate!

Woody Bailey
Vice Chairman & Executive Director