Thank you all for a successful event! See you in 2019!

Benefiting Mississippi Aquarium

Make a splash with us at the Inaugural Hancock Whitney Splash Bash benefiting Mississippi Aquarium. As the Mississippi Gulf Coast prepares for a world class aquatic attraction, surprises are in store for a night of music, food, cocktails and more! All proceeds will support bringing Mississippi Aquarium, a 501c3 Not for Profit, to life and will support our mission based on Education, Conservation and Community.

Friday, September 21st
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Barksdale Pavilion
2269 Jones Park Drive
Gulfport, MS 39501

*By attending this event, you consent to having your photograph used in social media and/or other promotional advertisements.

*To avoid processing fee, please mail check to: Mississippi Aquarium Foundation P.O. Box 1100 Gulfport, MS 39502

Splash Bash FAQ

I have additional questions. Who should I contact?

For more information, please contact Mississippi Aquarium at 228.284.6800 or  

Can I bring young children to the event?

This is an adult-only event. Anyone under 21 years of age will not be admitted.

What should I wear?

Guests can leave tuxedos and gowns at home, opting for more casual attire in coastal tones. Women can consider pants, casual dresses, or skirts with colorful accessories; men, slacks with polo or button-up shirts. With September still among the warm months in South Mississippi, linen can also be appropriate for a cool, sophisticated look.

Are food and drink included in my price of admission?

Absolutely!  All food and beverages will be included.  As a reminder, you must be 21 and older to enter.

Where can I park?

 Free parking is available in the CTA Parking Garage across Highway 90, north of Jones Park.  A complimentary shuttle service to and from the event will run throughout the evening.

What happens if it rains?

We’ll still have a great time!  This is a rain or shine event.


Linda & James Watts; Butch & Andi Oustalet; Frank & Jacqueline Bordeaux; Kent & Jenny Nicaud

THANK YOU, Patrons!
Lori Bell; Ryan Goldin; Landi & Ann Phillips; Ad2, Inc., Jeff Tomlins; Shannon Wall; MSIDS - Jeff Seigel; Adrian Smith; Christian Reeves; White Andrews, LLC - J. Ralph White; The Peoples Bank - Paul Guichet; TMC Home Loans - Cory Easterling; Hugh Keating; Kelly Englese; Insite Development Group; SouthGroup Insurance - Angelyn Treutel; Brown Mitchell & Alexander, Inc.; Matthew and Susan Grice; Julie and Joel Lawhead; Dr. Antoine Rizk; Enzian Farms - In Honor of the Spicuzza Family; Coast Transit Authority - Kevin Coggin; Dr. Oney and Linda Raines
Button Text