Lighthouse Arts & Crafts Fair headlines weekend

Creations from 40 artists and craftsmen will fill the lawn of the Biloxi Visitors Center on Saturday for the 4th Annual Biloxi Lighthouse Arts and Crafts Fair. From 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., visitors will be able to shop for items such as jewelry, arts, crafts, T-shirts and more.

“With so many visitors in town for Cruisin’ the Coast, this is a prime location for an arts and crafts fair,” Biloxi Historical Administrator Bill Raymond said. ¬†“Visitors can watch the cruisers and support local artists by shopping at their booths.”

In addition, Friends of Hiller Park will have a children’s activity area set up. For a small fee, children ages 11 and younger can take part in Halloween-themed games and play in a bounce house.

Admission to the fair itself is free and lighthouse tours will be given every 30 minutes.

Said Raymond: “Visitors are welcome to shop, bring lawn chairs and sit on the Visitors Center lawn which is a safe area to watch cruisers travel along Highway 90 while enjoying lunch with the volunteers from the West End Hose Company No. 3 Fire Museum.”

Elsewhere: Entertainment at the Beau Rivage includes Chubby Checker and The Beach Boys, ¬†while the Hard Rock hosts Brandon Bennett with his “Aloha from Biloxi” show. Over at the IP, Art Garfunkel and Cheech & Chong perform; and the Cruisin’ the Coast’s Official 20th Anniversary Celebration Kickoff will be at Harrah’s.
See the weekend lineup
See the Lighthouse Arts and Crafts Fair flyer


News and notes

Caught on camera: A Biloxi police officer was caught on camera in a video that’s making the rounds on Facebook. To see the clip, click here.

Public meetings: The next scheduled meeting of the Biloxi City Council is Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 1:30 p.m. To see the lineup of regularly scheduled meetings, and how you can participate in the process, click here.

Road work: To see a status report on road work through the city, click here. To see the paving schedule for east Biloxi, click here.

Mike on the mayor: Chief Administrative Officer Mike Leonard, who today wraps up his first full week at Biloxi City Hall, took a few minutes Thursday morning to speak about old Biloxi, the promise of Biloxi, and one of the dumbest things he ever saw “FoFo” Gilich do. ¬†To listen to the City Desk podcast, click here.