Children’s Mardi Gras parade rolls Feb. 23

The City of Biloxi, Biloxi Mardi Gras Museum and Gulf Coast Carnival Association invite children ages 12 and under to be a part of the Biloxi Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade, which takes place Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10 a.m.

Participants may walk, bike, skate, or be pushed or pulled in strollers and wagons. No motorized vehicles are allowed.

Theme of the parade is “It’s All on The Line.” Children and families are encouraged to be in costume and decorate their bikes or wagons in the spirit of the theme, “which celebrates anything relating to our everyday heroes, entertainers, and business leaders that put their lives and money on the line in the hopes of making a difference and finding success.” For example, parade organizers say, suggestions for float themes could include first responders, Alaskan crabbers, people searching for oil, Gold Medal Olympians, trapeze/aerobatic performers, poker players, stock market investors, and real estate tycoons.

Applications will be distributed through all Biloxi schools or can be picked up at the Biloxi Visitors Center, Biloxi recreation centers, and Gulf Coast Carnival Office. The forms can be downloaded from the city  website at

Applications must to be returned to the child’s school or to the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd., by Friday, Feb. 15.

For more information, call the Biloxi Visitors Center at (228) 374-3105 or
See the application and parade route


Video news & notes: council meeting, monthly road update

Council meeting: Members of the Biloxi City Council faced a host of land-use and zoning issues during the council meeting today at City Hall. To see the recording of the meeting – one hour and 17 minutes – click here.

Monthly road update: Contractors Oscar Renda and Hemphill have the latest on infrastructure work in east Biloxi is this month’s status video. The city’s Eingineering Department also has published detailed maps that show the street-by-street status of the work, as of Jan. 14. To see the maps and the four-and-a-half-minute video, click here.