1699 Weekend of Discovery
The City of Ocean Springs was founded in the year 1699. Now, more than 320 years later, the Historical Society of Ocean Springs and locals plan to celebrate this weekend at Fort Maurepas Park on Front Beach.
Some of the activities taking place over the weekend include a 5K run, a boat regatta and a children’s pet parade. There will also be a full dress reenactment of the discoverer’s landing in Ocean Springs. All of the festivities will have live music and entertainment.
Things are a little different this year as Fort Maurepas will be the location for events on Saturday. Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Cynthia Sutton said, “This year we have done some new and different things. We are concentrating all the activities on Saturday at Fort Maurepas, that way the community can get involved with a little bit of everything all at one place.”
The festivities will start with a kickoff reception and a rock, paper, scissors tournament at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center.