Biloxi Seafood Fest Returns to Point Cadet Plaza

This weekend is the Biloxi Seafood Festival. This will be the first time it will be held at its original venue, Point Cadet, since Hurricane Katrina.

The Biloxi Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum Director, Robin Krohn-David, gets emotional when reflecting on what it means to finally be up and running after Katrina put them out of business. Krohn-David says, “It’s exciting to know what we had before and now to see what we have now after Katrina and after it’s taken such a long nine years. It’s really fantastic and special that the people supported us and helped bring us back to a beautiful building and some wonderful artifacts here in the museum.”

Point Cadet Plaza was also destroyed during the storm, but it has been restored and now the Biloxi Seafood Festival is finally returning to its original location this weekend. The festival is a celebration of the history and heritage of the seafood industry, the foundation of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Rachael Seymour, Director of the Biloxi Chamber of Commerce, says, “The City of Biloxi was once known as the seafood capital of the world and we at the Biloxi Chamber just want to remember, celebrate that. Everybody has a special tie to the seafood industry.”

Point Cadet Plaza is right outside the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum, giving people a perfect opportunity to learn about the history of Biloxi’s seafood industry while enjoying the festival. Krohn-David closes, “This is the story of the Gulf Coast. This is where we came from, the seafood industry, and we tell that story very well here at the museum. People wanted to see all of our artifacts again and see what made the Gulf Coast so important and so special.”

All weekend during the Seafood Festival, admission to the Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum will be half price. The Seafood Festival will open at 10 a.m. Saturday with Biloxi’s own Justin Kennedy building a 100 foot shrimp po-boy. The festival will continue through Sunday at 9 p.m.

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