It’s a tradition that is nearly 120 years-old: the annual Biloxi Fireman’s Day Parade.
It’s a way to honor and learn more about our local heroes. According to Chief Joe Boney, this historic parade has marched on every year since it began and it has only been interrupted a handful of times, one at the start of World War II and another being for the 1947 hurricane.
The parade gives onlookers the chance to see and learn about past and present firefighter technologies.
This year, firefighters are hoping for a big turnout. Fire Chief Joe Boney said, “It was larger than Mardi Gras. The parade drew hundreds of people from all over Biloxi and the Coast. While we don’t have that large of parade anymore, we still try to keep that history alive and we invite people to come out.”
The parade is on Saturday, September 14th and begins at 10 a.m. It will start at Howard Avenue and Main Street and it will end at the Biloxi Fire Museum where you can get free food and drinks with our local heroes.