On February 13th, the City of Biloxi will celebrate 320 years since Pierre Le Moyne d’Iberville landed in Biloxi.
To celebrate the 320th anniversary, the city will re-enact the landing of Pierre where he will be greeted by Biloxi Mayor FoFo Gilich. Afterwards, a birthday party will take place at the Biloxi Visitor’s Center.
The party doesn’t stop there as the Biloxi Brewing Company will host a downtown block party with food and entertainment for everyone to enjoy.
Three hundred and twenty years is a huge milestone which is why the city decided to do something special for this occasion. Biloxi Historical Administrator Bill Raymond said, “There’s not a lot of communities in this country that can say they are 320-years-old. It really gives us a chance to talk about our history and our culture and to really show how significant Biloxi is as a community.”
The first 320 guests to show up at the birthday party will receive free cupcakes and a commemorative gift.