Doubleheader, fireworks to open Shuckers season

By Garrett Greene, Biloxi Shuckers

The rain on Thursday means more excitement for this evening’s opening of the Biloxi Shuckers season: The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader at 5:35 p.m. with drink and hot dog specials, a magnet schedule giveaway and postgame fireworks.

The Shuckers and Barons will play two seven-inning games with gates opening at 4:30 p.m. Fans will receive a 2019 Shuckers magnet schedule as they enter the gates courtesy of WLOX. Plus, the Shuckers will be offering $2 hot dogs, $2 Yuengling drafts, $2 sodas and $3 draft beer specials courtesy of Polk’s Meat Products, Yuengling, Coca-Cola and Kicker 108. Since it’s the first Friday of the season, there will also be post-game fireworks after the second game.

Tickets from Thursday’s game can be exchanged for Friday’s game or any future Shuckers regular-season home game, excluding July 3. One ticket will get fans into both games. Tickets can be exchanged exclusively at the MGM Park Box Office during normal business hours Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on game days from 10 a.m. through the game.

Full Season Shuck Nation memberships, Weekender Shuck Nation memberships and Group Outings for the 2019 Biloxi Shuckers season are on sale now and are available for purchase by calling 228-233-3465, online at or by visiting the MGM Park front office. Biloxi will host the 2019 Southern League All-Star Festivities, with a Home Run Derby on Monday, June 17 and the All-Star Game at 6:35 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at MGM Park. Tickets for 2019 All-Star Events are on sale now. Buy seats online now

Summer camp registration begins in Woolmarket

Registration for the city’s popular summer camp – officially known as the Summer Playground and Enrichment Program – begins this weekend and the Biloxi Parks and Recreation leaders want to make sure parents are ready.

Registration for Biloxi residents living in the Woolmarket community will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Woolmarket Elementary gym, 12513 John Lee Road. Registration for all Biloxi residents will be Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, 2520 Pass Road.

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This weekend: Book it, hoof it and find it

In celebration of National Library Week, the Friends of the Biloxi Library will hold a book sale at the West Biloxi Branch Library, 2141 Pass Road, on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. Says head Biloxi librarian Sharon Davis: “This is the first such special sale that the newly re-formed Friends have put on since Hurricane Katrina.  The prices are low and the variety of books available is amazing.”

Also on tap this weekend: The Walk Without Limits autism one-mile walk at MGM Park Saturday morning at 9 (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.), and the Easter Extravaganza, with carnival games galore, Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Woolmarket school grounds. The egg hunt begins at 3 p.m.

See the weekend lineup

See the Biloxi Community Calendar