Red, White, and Blueberry Festival
Ocean Springs was in the Fourth of July spirit with their 13th annual Red, White, and Blueberry Festival on Saturday.
The Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce partnered up with the Ocean Springs Fresh Market to bring local berry growers to the festival.
Blueberry bushes, drinks, and plants were available for everyone to enjoy. If blueberries didn’t bring you to downtown Ocean Springs, they had free ice cream that was topped with blueberries or strawberries.
The festival’s attendance this year was at an all-time high as the community came together just in time to kick off the summer. Cynthia Dobbs-Sutton with the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce said, “It’s definitely an exciting day. We feel like we have had more people here than we ever have. It’s really just that time of year for families and everyone to come out and enjoy the community. This is where we kind of celebrate the start of that with the Red, White, and Blueberry Festival.”
Blueberries weren’t the only delicious treats on the menu as cooking demonstrations from the new Gulf Coast Grill Restaurant were also available.