Wooden boats, Fatima fair, music headline weekend

The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum celebrates the craftsmanship and artistry of antique, classic and contemporary wooden boats this weekend with the 17th annual Billy Creel Memorial Wooden Boat Show.

The event takes place Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the schooner pier on U.S. 90, across from the Ohr-O’Keefe Museum of Art. Admission is $5 adults, $3 students and those under 12, free.

Among the attractions: tours of wooden boats, exhibits and demonstrations, children’s activities, and fresh seafood dishes. Discounted schooner excursions — $10 per person – will be offered at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Elsewhere this weekend in Biloxi, there’s the International Spring Festival at Our Lady of Fatima, Melissa Etheridge is in concert at the IP, and Neal McCoy performs at the Hard Rock.

For details on these events and others – including the lineup at this weekend’s Gulfport Music Festival –
click here.

News and notes

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