Shuckers, seafood headline weekend

It’s a big weekend, with Shuckers and seafood leading the way.

The Biloxi Seafood Festival, one of the city’s signature events, takes place Saturday and Sunday, on the Town Green, with a host of live entertainment, arts and crafts, kid activities, and, of course, a variety of seafood dishes.

And over at MGM Park on Saturday, the Biloxi Shuckers will face the Pensacola Wahoos in Game 4 of the South Division Championship Series. Going into tonight’s game in Pensacola, both teams have a win in the best-of-five series. First pitch Saturday is at 6:35 p.m.

The seafood festival is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. On Saturday afternoon you can find a day of music, headlined by the Prince tribute band Purple Masquerade at 6 p.m. And on Sunday, the Sun Herald Gumbo Championship is the big draw, taking place from 1 to 3 p.m. The Black Water Brass Band plays Sunday at noon.

Admission to the festival is $20 for both days and the gumbo championship, or basic admission prices include $5 admission Saturday until 4 p.m. and Sunday with no re-entry; $10 after 4 p.m. on Saturday with no re-entry; and $10 for entry into the Gumbo Championship on Sunday.

Elsewhere this weekend: Biloxi Main Street’s First Friday event will fill the Rue Magnolia area, the Tunnel 2 Towers 5K and climb will take place along the Biloxi Bay Bridge and Margaritaville, WWE Live will be at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum, and The Commodores and the Marshall Tucker Band will each perform at the IP.
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News & notes: Waterfront, Council, seafood drawdown

Waterfront meetings:  Two public meetings were held at Biloxi City Hall, one on Thursday at 1:30 p.m. and the other this morning at 10, to discuss the development of Biloxi’s waterfront, especially the vacant land at Point Cadet.  To see a video of Thursday’s meeting, click here.  To see a video of today’s meeting, click here.

Council: The Biloxi City Council, making up a meeting from Tuesday, will meet this afternoon at 5:30 at Biloxi City Hall. Among the items on the agenda: a chance for the public to speak out on the FY 2019 municipal budget. To see the complete agenda for meeting this evening, click here.

Seafood drawdown: The Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum of Biloxi will hold its 33rd annual $10,000 drawdown Sept. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Point Cadet Museum. Tickets are $100 each and each ticket admits two people. You’ll find a seafood buffet, open bar, silent auction and door prizes. To see the flyer, click here.