Photos from Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade

“Who would have thought they would all show up?” city staffer Laurie Rosetti says of today’s Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade, which was moved to indoors because of the threat of rain.

“We had about 300 registered to participate in the parade, and we ended up with 400 participants,” Rosetti said. “With the weather the way it was, we were thinking we’d have about 50 people show up to parade.”

Instead of the annual parade of through downtown Biloxi on decorated bicycles and wagons, youngsters paraded inside the Dr. Frank G. Gruich Sr. Community Center, on Howard Avenue.

A costume contest was held, and children and parents were treated to hot dogs and soft drinks.

Picture this: To see dozens of photos from the affair at the Gruich center,

click here.

Mardi Gras news and notes

Parade route: To print the parade route for Tuesday,
click here.

City holiday: All non-emergency municipal offices in Biloxi will be closed for business Tuesday because of the Mardi Gras holiday.

Visitors Center closed: The Biloxi Visitors Center, which is open most holidays, will be closed Tuesday since the center is on the parade route. However, portable restrooms will be stationed at Porter Avenue and U.S. 90.

Safety reminders: To review the Mardi Gras safety tips from Biloxi Police, click here. You can also hear the safety tips in the current City Desk webcast. To listen to the 10-minute program,
click here.

Current conditions: To see the current conditions and forecast for Biloxi, from the National Weather Service, click here.

Weather radar: To see real-time radar showing Biloxi and the surrounding area, click here.