Cruisin’ takes over downtown Biloxi

Hundreds of Cruisin’ the Coast vehicles were on display throughout downtown Biloxi today in a display that observers said appeared to be largest they’d seen.

“We’re in overflow mode,” Cruisin’ Director Woody Bailey said of the downtown gathering, “and that’s a good mode to be in.”

Biloxi Police began blocking off streets for cruisers early this morning and by 8 a.m., cars were lined up on most major downtown streets and in public parking lots.

Thousands of pedestrians strolled through the cars, as owners sat nearby, or gathered in front of one of the entertainment stages situated in downtown.

The downtown block party was scheduled to continue until 2 p.m. although some vehicles began leaving around 1 p.m.

The photos: To see more than 250 photos from the block party, click here.

The schedule: To learn more about the Cruisin’ the Coast — schedule of entertainment, photo galleries, and more — click here.

News and notes

Sea of red: The Biloxi Indians are hoping to see a sea of red in the stands Friday night when they host Ocean Springs in the Tribe’s first home game in nearly a month. To read more about the 7 p.m. game, click here.

Traffic update: To see the status of roadwork in and around the city, click here.