Holiday weekend fare: Family fun, music and more

West End Hose Co. No. 3 has a weekend of family fun on the Town Green, with a “Jump Into Summer” festival. You’ll find bounce houses, food, carnival games, and, of course, big red fire trucks and real-live firefighters. It all happens Saturday and Sunday, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Meantime, music fills the weekend: Abbacadabra, the ultimate Abba Tribute Band headlines a free, two-day concert on the Harrah’s Great Lawn, Weird Al Yankovic brings his Mandatory World Tour to the Hard Rock, and Jerry Jeff Walker plays the IP

You can also expect to see motorcyclists galore throughout the weekend, with the big Mississippi Gulf Coast Memorial Day Blowout taking place at the Gulfport Dragway, off Canal Road.
See the weekend lineup


City Desk: ‘FoFo’ on the first week in office

Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich, sworn in on Monday and inaugurated on Wednesday, discusses the whirlwind of activity during his first few days in office. The fun, he says, actually began May 13, the day after the election.
Listen to the program.


News and notes

Stadium tour: Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich got his first tour of the construction at MGM Park this afternoon. To see dozens of images from the tour, click here.

Memorial Day: City Hall and non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Offices will re-open at their appointed times on Tuesday.

Economic development: The weekly economic development was unavailable today. To see an archive of weekly reports, click here.

Inauguration video: ¬†Video of Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich’s inaugural address is now available on the city’s YouTube page. To see the seven-minute presentation, click here.

Council agenda: As reported earlier, Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich will be asking the City Council to approve Gerald Blessey as city attorney during the City Counciul meeting on Tuesday. To see the complete agenda, including resoluitions and supporting documents, click here.