Blessing of the Fleet events in offing

The 89th annual Blessing of the Fleet and Shrimp Festival takes place Saturday and Sunday, June 2 and 3, but organizers have announced a number of related events are coming up.

The lineup:

–Shrimp Queen Contestants’ photo session, Wednesday, May 16, 4 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd.

— Unveiling of Blessing of the Fleet Poster Wednesday, May 16, 5:30 p.m., Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd.

— Mass of the Blessing, Saturday, June 2, 4 p.m., St. Michael’s Catholic Church, 177 1st St.

— Fais Do-Do and Coronation of the Shrimp King and Queen, Saturday, June 2, noon to 10 p.m., Point Cadet Pavilion, 121 Cadet St.

–Shrimp-N-Boots Glow Run, 5K/1-Mile, Saturday, June 2, 7 p.m. fun run and 7:30 p.m. 5K

Blessing of the Fleet – Sunday, June 3, 2 p.m., in channel east of Biloxi Small Craft Harbor.
See the festival flyer
See the run flyer


News and notes: Preservation event, nominations; Special Olympics

Preservation in May: The second event of the 2018 Preservation in May, Mississippi Civil Rights Sites Special Resource Study Open house, will take place on Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Biloxi Visitors Center.  The event is free.  To see the complete schedule of Preservation in May events, click here.

Preservation nominations:  The deadline for the 2018 Biloxi Preservation Awards nominations is Friday.  To nominate an individual, organization or business for actively working to preserve Biloxi’s historic buildings or those working to preserve, promote or expand access to local historic resource, download the application by clicking here.

Special Olympics:  The 2018 summer games of the Special Olympics Mississippi will take place Friday through Sunday along the Mississippi Gulf Coast with Keesler Air Force Base again serving as host for the event.  To see more about the Mississippi Special Olympics, click here