First Friday, fireworks, and Shuckers headline weekend events

Biloxi’s First Friday, the monthly downtown affair, ushers in another month this evening with a three-hour event beginning at 5 throughout Rue Magnolia. 

Activities include a Downtown Biloxi Stars & Stripes Scavenger Hunt beginning at the Biloxi Main Street table in front of the Threaded Cork, an art reception for Vielsa Harding “An Affair with Art” at Gallery 782, a Summer Fiesta Second Anniversary celebration at Almost Circle Gallery, and the Mississippi Beach Cruisers classic car show at the Mardi Gras Museum.  Black Water Brass will perform throughout the event.

Elsewhere this weekend: An encore presentation of the annual Back Bay Biloxi Fireworks, co-sponsored by the IP and Scarlet Pearl, will take place Saturday evening at 9 p.m., Culture Club will perform at the IP, Gary Allen will be at the Beau Rivage, and Ultimate Queen Celebration will be at the Hard Rock.
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Biloxi Shuckers kick off General series Sunday

The Biloxi Shuckers began their next homestand versus the Jackson (Tenn.) Generals on Sunday.  Here’s a preview of the promotions for the series that continues through Wednesday:

Sunday: Military Salute Sunday, presented by Keesler Federal Credit Union. Discounted tickets are provided for active and retired military personnel with a valid ID. Shuckers players will be in military-themed jerseys throughout the game, and family four-packs are available every Sunday: four reserved-level seats and four Schooner’s Special vouchers, which are redeemable for a hot dog, chips and a drink, all for $60. Gates open at 3 p.m., and select Shuckers players will be on the concourse signing autographs before the game. Bring your glove to play catch on the field after the game. First pitch is 4:05 p.m.

Monday: Doggone Monday, presented by Raising Cane’s. Bring your pooch to the ballpark Monday for Doggone Monday. Buy a $7 Berm ticket and you and your canine can cheer on the Biloxi Shuckers as they take on the Jackson Generals. A pre-game pooch parade is planned. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.

Tuesday: Brew Crew Tuesday, presented by Miller Lite. The road to “the show” travels through the Mississippi Gulf Coast, and that means the Brew Crew is in Biloxi. Brew Crew Tuesday at MGM Park offers $3 Miller Lite, $4 Brats and other discounts. The Brewers’ Snack Attack special includes fried green tomatoes, onion rings, French fries, and, of course, Wisconsin cheese curds. Brewers prizes offered throughout the game through social media trivia games. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for a 6:35 p.m. first pitch.

Wednesday: Summer Camp Day & Lunch Break Special. It’s a morning game. Stop in for lunch and enjoy some Biloxi Shuckers baseball at MGM Park. For $10, Shuckers fans can get one game ticket in the Community Bank Terrace, paired with a hot dog, chips and a drink. Gates open at 9:30 a.m. for a 10:35 a.m. first pitch.

The Biloxi Shuckers Box Office, at north side of MGM Park, is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m and every game day from 10 a.m. until end of the game.
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News & notes: City Desk, police awards 

City Desk:  The City Desk podcast, a weekly unedited public service program recorded at Biloxi City Hall on Thursday, takes a look back at the Fourth of July fireworks shows and a look forward at city happenings.  To listen, click here.

Police awards: The Biloxi Police Department held its first and second quarter awards ceremony this morning and recognized officers of the quarter and month, dispatchers of the quarter, presented officers with the Distinguished Service Medal and civilians the Humanitarian Medal for their response to the March 2017 bus/train incident, and presented the Medal of Valor to Officer Eli Humphrey. To see images from the ceremony, click here