Your guide to fall happenings in Biloxi

Wednesday, Oct. 4: The Cruisin’ The Coast Downtown Biloxi Block Party will take place in downtown from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Cars and car aficionados will line the streets and George Thomas will perform as the King of Rock and Roll on the stage across from Biloxi City Hall. See the flyer

Saturday, Oct. 7: The Biloxi Visitors Center will host the Biloxi Lighthouse Arts & Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Over 50 arts and crafts vendors will be on site selling their creations, children’s activities, and Lighthouse tours will also be part of the affair. Friends of Hiller Park and West End Hose Company Fire Museum will be selling refreshments. See the flyer

Tuesday, Oct. 10:  Children ages five and younger and their parents are invited to attend the Grow Smart Early Learning Development Program from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road.  Children will be exposed to the skills involved in reading. The event is free and no registration is required. See the flyer

Friday, Oct. 13: The annual Halloween in Woolmarket will take place at the Woolmarket School grounds, 12513 John Lee Road.  The event is open to all children ages 11 and younger from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.  Admission is free, costume contest begins at 5:30 p.m., and activities at 6 p.m. Food will be available during the event. See the flyer

Saturday, Oct. 14:  The annual Fishing for Catfish Kids Day at the Hiller Park Pond, 380 Hiller Drive, will take place from 8 a.m. to noon and is open to children ages 15 and younger.  Door prizes will be given away and lunch will be provided.  Children should have their own tackle box, cooler, fishing strings and bait. See the flyer

Tuesday, Oct. 17: The October Bike Biloxi event will take on a Halloween theme when Biloxi Main Street hosts its monthly ride.  Cyclists are asked to wear a cycling friendly costume. The ride begins and ends at the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd.  Riders must have helmets and bicycle lights. Bicycle rentals are also available at the Biloxi Visitors Center and MGM Park through the Zagster App.  Details: 228-435-6339

Thursday, Oct. 19: Harrison County, the City of Biloxi and Boyington Health and Rehab will host “CarnEvil” at the Biloxi Civic Center, 578 Howard Ave. from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  The event is open to ages 55 and older, will include health care vendors, games, a costume contest, free lunch and more.  Details: 228-392-9988

Thursday, Oct. 19: The Biloxi Public Schools System will host its 2017 Indian Nation Homecoming Parade. The parade is set to roll at 5 p.m. through downtown Biloxi on Thursday, Oct. 19, the day before the Biloxi High School Homecoming game where the Indians will host the Pascagoula Panthers at Indian Stadium, on the Biloxi campus. See the parade map

Thursday, Oct. 19: A sneak peak of the 2017 Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour takes place at the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd. beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The Local History and Genealogy Department will provide a glimpse at some of the characters featured in this year’s Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour. Details: 228-435-6339

Friday, Oct. 20: The annual Halloween at Hiller Park will take place at the Hiller Park Barbara Ferrill Softball Fields, 1940 Edger Road.  The event is open to all children ages 11 and younger from 6 to 8 p.m.  Admission is free and activities include games, inflatables, and trick or treating.  Food will also be available for a minimum fee. See the flyer

Saturday, Oct. 21: The Biloxi Soccer Organization will hold registration for ages 8 to 18 at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center from 9 a.m. to noon.  Fees for Biloxi residents are $30 for one child, $50 for two children, $75 for three children and $50 for non-Biloxi residents. See the flyer

Sunday and Tuesday, Oct. 22 and 24: The 2017 Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour, titled “Greetings from Biloxi,” takes place in the Biloxi City Cemetery. The free event will be 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 22 with an encore on Oct. 25 from 5 to 7 p.m. The event is a self-guided, continuously performed event, so attendees may arrive anytime and witness all nine re-enactments with 15 characters.  Details: 228-435-6339

Friday, Oct. 27:  The annual Special Needs Halloween Costume Ball will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road.  The free event is open to all children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.  Awards will be given to the top three costume contest winners and food and security will be provided. See the flyer