Get a taste of history at the Community Market Festival

The Preservation in May Program joins the Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market Festival today in Downtown Biloxi.

The festival takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Biloxi Community Market under I-110 off Howard Avenue and will feature entertainment by Amber Dawn, lunch provided by Biloxi Main Street and a Preservation in May event, Bon Appetite Biloxi, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Guests to the Bon Appetite Biloxi affair will get to experience tastes from the past when cooks prepare some traditional Biloxi dishes from recipes on a 1950s Biloxi Blessing of the Fleet brochure.  

The festival, hosted by Biloxi Main Street, will also include prize giveaways every 15 minutes until the festival ends at 1 p.m.

The Charles R. Hegwood Biloxi Community Market Festival is a series of five events held throughout the year during the Community Market, open every Tuesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 4 p.m., and attracts hundreds of people and dozens of specialty vendors.  Upcoming festival dates are June 27, July 18, Sept. 26, and Oct. 24.

This year’s Preservation in May program concludes on May 23 with a sunset cruise on a Schooner from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
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News & notes: Weekly review, Fallen Officer Ceremony, Ward 4 meeting

The week that was: Last week, the Fire Department answered 152 calls for service, including 111 medical emergencies and two fires; the Police Department handled 1,608 calls for service; the Community Development Department issued 82 building permits with a construction valuation of more than $850,000; and the Engineering Department continued to progress on projects throughout the city.  To see the reports covering last week, click here. 

Fallen Officer Ceremony: The Biloxi Police Department will hold its annual Fallen Officer Ceremony at 10 a.m. today at the Lopez-Quave Public Safety Center, 170 Porter Avenue.  The event is open to the public and will honor the memory of those who made the ultimate sacrifice for the police department and the community.  To see the program, click here.

Ward 4 meeting: City Councilmember Robert Deming III’s Ward 4 meeting scheduled for tonight at 5:30 p.m. at the Donal Snyder Sr. Community Center has been canceled because the center’s air conditioning is not working properly. Another meeting will be scheduled at a later date. To see more about the city council, click here.