It’s hard to believe, but spring is almost here. For college students around the country, that means spring break is just around the corner.
Here in Biloxi, we’re less than a month out from what is known as ‘Black Beach Weekend,’ an annual spring break event here on the Coast. This year, spring break is happening from April 2nd to the 5th.
Rapper Kevin Gates will be headlining at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum. If you’re interested in attending that show tickets are on sale now at the Coliseum Box Office and all Ticketmaster outlets.
Major artist performances won’t be the only thing to experience, there will be many scheduled events including a foam party, which is new this year. Event Organizer Maurice Bryant said, “Some are college students. Some are trying to just get away from home. A lot of people come from within five to seven hours, and then we even have people who come from all over the country. It is a big mix of people just trying to have a good time.”
Biloxi police will have cones and barricades set up along Highway 90 to help with movement and traffic and there will be officers along the beach and highway.
As always, glass is not allowed on the beaches and officials ask that you pick up all of your trash.