Cruisin’ gets rolling this weekend

You’ve seen the signals over the past few weeks on U.S. 90: County crews cutting grass and trimming palm trees, the power company repairing street lights on the thoroughfare, MDOT paving sections of the roadway, and Biloxi Public Works crews positioning barricades at key intersections.

It’s all setting the stage for Cruisin’ the Coast, the eight-day parade of automobiles of all types that kicks off Sunday and runs through Sunday, Oct. 12. Already, 6,000 automobile owners have registered their vehicles for the 18th annual event. Expect to see cars of all types motoring from one end of the Mississippi Gulf Coast to the other over the course of the event, with Cruisin’ stops set up in cities and high profile areas along the Coast.

Wednesday Oct. 8 will be the big day for downtown Biloxi. More than a thousand vehicles and thousands of vehicle enthusiasts will crowd into the downtown area for the Downtown Biloxi Block Party, with vehicles on display on Lameuse Street and along MLK Boulevard.

The 8 a.m.-to-2 p.m. block party, which made its first showing in downtown Biloxi in 2002, will feature two stages of entertainment, with the DD Thunder Band and Elvis tribute artist Garry Wesley performing on the Town Green stage.

Cruisers will begin arriving in downtown Biloxi at 6 a.m. Wednesday. The Cruisin’ cars will travel White Avenue to Irish Hill to Howard to access downtown. Biloxi Police will direct traffic on Irish Hill at White, Gill and Porter avenues to help keep traffic moving that morning.

The downtown block party is sponsored by Biloxi Main Street, the city, Biloxi and Biloxi Bay chambers of commerce, and The Peoples Bank.
See the Cruisin’ schedule
See the block party poster
See photos from downtown Biloxi 2013