City of Biloxi celebrates 320 years

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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.

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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.