Blowout, other events headline Memorial Day weekend

A growing number of motorcyclists will be on local streets over the next few days, as the All-Harley Memorial Day Blowout signals the beginning of the holiday weekend.

The four-day event, in its 27th year on the grounds of the Canal Road drag strip in Gulfport, is one of the dozens of events taking place this weekend.

Among the other attractions: Lee Ann Womack at the Beau Rivage; Dierks Bentley, Confederate Railroad and Kentucky Headhunters at the IP, the Bret Michaels Rock of Love Bus Tour at the Hard Rock, “The Matchmaker” at Biloxi Little Theater, and the World Series of Poker at the Isle.

For details on each of these events, click here.

Flood-zone mailout to arrive in Biloxi homes, businesses

Residents of flood-prone properties in the city will soon be receiving a newsletter reminding them of measures they can take to minimize the risk of damage from flooding.

The flood-zone newsletter, which is part of the city’s continuing efforts to educate residents about storms and flooding, also notes that this year the city’s flood zone has officially jumped from 4,928 parcels of land to 8,376, a 170 percent increase.

To read the newsletter, click here.

In the next few weeks, all residents of Biloxi will receive a Storm & Flood Preparedness newsletter.

News and notes

Memorial Day holiday: Non-emergency municipal offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Biloxi Public Schools also will not be in session.

Traffic update: To see how roadwork throughout the city will impact Memorial Day weekend traffic, click here.

Million-dollar students: Biloxi High seniors, who hold graduation exercises Sunday afternoon at 2 at the Coast Coliseum, have received more than 320 scholarships this year totaling about $3 million. To read details and see a list of honorees, click here.

Soccer championships: Some of the world greatest soccer players will soon arrive at Keesler and the Biloxi High School stadium. For details, click here.