Children’s Mardi Gras parade rolls Saturday

Dozens of youngsters will be on bikes, trikes, wagons and other contraptions Saturday morning in downtown Biloxi for the annual Children’s Walking Mardi Gras Parade.

The procession, which begins at 10 a.m., is one of a half-dozen parades scheduled to roll on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this weekend.

The children’s parade, open to those 12 and younger and with a theme of “Extra! Extra!”,¬† will begin at 10 a.m. on Howard Avenue at the I-110, travel east on Howard to Reynoir Street and turn south, ending at the Mardi Gras Museum, where visitors will find costume and float contests, refreshments, and a chance to meet the 2015 Gulf Coast Carnival Association Royal Court.

The parade is sponsored by the city, the Mardi Gras Museum and the Gulf Coast Carnival Association.
See info on parades and more in Mardi Gras Central
See the overall weekend entertainment lineup


News and notes

Weird, by George: The¬†Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art and its new maker-in-residence, Steve Barney, are unveiling a contraption Saturday that would make George Ohr proud: a Rube Goldberg-type apparatus that dangles humans upside down while creating pottery with their noggins. To read more about the free daylong exhibition of the STEAMpunk Pottery Project, courtesy of the Sun Herald, click here.

Council déjà vu: Proposals to adjust water rates and regulate motor vehicles for hire are on the City Council agenda again for next week. To see the complete agenda and supporting documents, click here.

Podcasting: In this week’s City Desk podcast, Biloxi Fire Chief Joe Boney discusses operations in the Biloxi Fire Department and the relief and recovery trips firefighters have taken to the Three Forks community. David Nichols, the city’s chief administrative officer, will provide updates on a number of city issues. To listen to the program, click here.

Community development: To see the development report for the week, click here.

Public meetings: To see the times and locations for a host of city meetings, and to see how you can be involved, click here.