Cruisin’, Lighthouse fair highlight October lineup

October is shaping up to be a gangbusters month, with the annual Cruisin’ the Coast Downtown Biloxi Block Party, the Fourth Annual Lighthouse Arts and Crafts Fair and a host of other special events.

Cruisin’ the Coast will enjoy two days in downtown Biloxi: the traditional block party that consumes the entire downtown area on Wednesday, Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and the “Salute to Our Veterans” on Friday, Oct. 7 at MGM Park.

Then on Saturday, Oct. 8, the Biloxi Visitors Center will host the daylong Lighthouse Arts and Crafts Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 pm.  Now in its fourth year, the event continues to grow.

“Last year we saw a 10 percent increase in sales and attendance over the previous year,” said Biloxi Visitors Center Manager Bill Raymond. “We also added the children‚Äôs activities, which benefit the Friends of Hiller Park. We want people to come out with their lawn chairs and send the day touring the lighthouse, shopping, having lunch with the volunteers from the West End Hose Company No. 3 Fire Museum, and, of course, watching the cruisers on Highway 90.”
See the Cruisin’ the Coast Biloxi info
See the Cruisin’ website
See the Lighthouse Arts ands Crafts Fair flyer


And also coming up in October

Sunday and Tuesday, Oct. 23 and 25: The 10th annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour, titled “Mayors of Biloxi,” takes place in the Biloxi City Cemetery. The free event will be 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 23 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 sixteen re-enactments with 19 characters.¬† Get a preview at City Hall on Thursday October 20th at 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 14: 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 and games and activities begin at 6 p.m.  Food will be available and a costume contest will begin at 5:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 15:  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 age 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.

Friday, Oct. 21: The annual Senior Halloween Bash will take place from noon to 2 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road.  Lunch will be served and a costume contest will be held.  The free event is open to adults age 55 and older.

Friday, Oct. 21: 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 age 11 and younger from 6 to 8 p.m.  Admission is free and activities include and games, inflatables, music and more.  Food will also be available for a minimum fee.

Friday, Oct. 28:  The annual Special Needs Halloween Costume Ball will take place from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Community Center, 2520 Pass Road.  The free event is open to all children and adults with physical and mental disabilities.  Awards will be given top three costume contest winners and food and security will be provided.


News and notes

A class act: The Biloxi High Class of 1966 will be celebrating its 50th reunion Oct. 21- 23. Organizers are looking for classmates, which include all Biloxi High, Sacred Heart and Notre Dame guests. Contact Mike Todaro at 251-533-4094 or Diane Hoover Sicuro at 228-861-3925 for information.

Budget meeting: The Biloxi City Council meets at 1 this afternoon at City Hall to discuss the municipal budget for Fiscal Year 2017. To see the meeting agenda and supporting documents,  click here.