Sign up now for the Children’s Mardi Gras parade

Mardi Gras is only weeks away and the city, the Gulf Coast Carnival Association and the Coastal Mississippi Mardi Gras Museum are now asking for children to join the festivities.

The annual Biloxi Children’s Mardi Gras Walking Parade, set for Saturday, Feb. 15 at 10 a.m., is open to youngsters age 12 and younger who want to be creative, dress in costumes, and decorate their bicycle, wagons or the like.

Youngsters can walk, skate or be pushed or pulled in strollers or wagons. This year’s theme is Carnaval Du Cirque, celebrating the array of entertainment and performers associated with the circus such as the animals, clowns, ringmasters, magicians, and jugglers.

For safety, no motorized vehicles including battery-powered children’s cars and motorcycles will be allowed.

The parade will travel from Howard Avenue under the I-110 overpass, go east on Howard to Lameuse Street, turn south ending at Biloxi City Hall,140 Lameuse Street where there will be a celebration and costume and float contests.

Applications can be picked up from the Biloxi Visitors Center, 1050 Beach Blvd.; the Biloxi Parks & Recreation Hiller Park Office, 377 Hiller Drive; and the Coastal Mardi Gras Museum and Gulf Coast Carnival Association, 792A Howard Ave.

All forms are due to the Biloxi Visitors Center by Friday, Feb. 7.
See the application and route
See photos from the 2019 parade

News & notes: Podcast, weekend preview, council

Podcast: The State of the City, of course, is the topic, with Mayor Andrew “FoFo” Gilich and Police Chief John Miller dropping by. To listen, click here.

Podcast bonus: Take a step inside the Bethel Free Clinic in a bonus podcast this week. It sits there off Iberville Drive in West Biloxi providing an invaluable service. Bethel is the focus in the Jan. 23 podcast. To listen, click here.

Weekend preview: The Biloxi Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for its baseball and softball leagues from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday at the Donal M. Snyder Sr. Community Center, and Arsenic & Old Lace will be performed at the Biloxi Little Theatre. To see the Biloxi Community Calendar, click here. To see a complete weekend line up, click here.

Council: The Biloxi City Council will hold two meetings on Tuesday, a special called meeting at 4:30 p.m. and a regular scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Both meetings are open to the public and will take place at Biloxi City Hall. To see the agendas and supporting documents, click here.