Last call for vendors for Fais Do-Do

Organizers of the upcoming 84th annual Blessing of the Fleet and Shrimp Festival are making a last call for crafts vendors for the Fais-Do-Do.

The fais-do-do, a French term loosely translated as street dance, will be held Saturday, June 1, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., on the Biloxi Town Green. Deadline for vendor applications is May 24th. Vendor fees range from $25 to $75. Call (228) 435-6339. Learn more about the Blessing of the Fleet at the Shrimp Fest by clicking here.
News and notes

Olympians: The Special Olympics Torch Run will arrive in Biloxi Friday, completing a statewide trek and signaling the Friday night opening ceremonies of the 2013 Mississippi Special Olympics Summer Games. More than a thousand athletes from throughout the state will take part in the opening ceremonies Friday night and compete in sporting events Saturday. Biloxi Police help organize the run and support the Olympics year ’round.

Visitors Centers: Amanda B. Williams, event coordinator for the Biloxi Visitors and Civic centers, reports that Visitors Center will be hosting special events every Friday, Saturday and Sunday in July, as well as every Saturday in August. In June, only one Friday-Saturday combination remains available in June. For booking information at either center, contact Williams at