The City of Biloxi has launching B-Alert. It’s a notification system that offers real-time traffic information, and other advisories to your cell phone. The system will have a wide array of uses as time goes by, the initial roll out will be exclusively for Spring Break. It takes only a few seconds to sign up.
Text SPBK to 888777.
After Spring Break, you’ll have a chance to learn about a host of other uses for B-Alert. They’ll all be free, too.
Coliseum Events —
The Coast Coliseum will be Spring Break headquarters. Gates to the west beach venue will be open all day Friday, with a parking fee beginning at 4 p.m. At 9 p.m., the Coliseum will host “The Official Black Beach Weekend Kickoff Party,” with a twerk contest. Admission ranges from $25 to $55, plus tax and fees.
On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Coliseum will host the Fifth Annual Spring Break Car & Bike Show, with free admission. A $20 per vehicle parking fee will be charged. A disc jockey will entertain, and food and merchandise booths will be set up on the Coliseum grounds. The activities throughout the day preface a concert that evening. Coliseum doors open at 5 p.m. for the Lil Wayne-headlined concert, which begins at 7 p.m. and is expected to end about 12:30 a.m. Also, those scheduled to perform during the show, titled Gulf Coast Spring Fest 2K18, are Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, 2Chainz, Jeezy, and Moneybagg Yo. After the concert, the Gulf Coast Spring Fest After Party will be held from 10 p.m. until 1 a.m. at the Coliseum.
In the past, traffic volumes have decreased on U.S. 90 around 10 o’clock Saturday night, when front beach parking bays close, but the concerts and late-night after-parties are expected to boost the volume of traffic well past midnight.
Then on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Coliseum hosts Rehab day party with free admission, live performances and boiled crawfish and shrimp platters. Parking is $20 on Sunday.
The events being promoted online as taking place at “Park-N-Play” lots, reported at 2450 and 2506 Beach Blvd., are Friday, April 13, from 2 p.m. until, a volleyball tournament, discount jet ski and water boats rentals, a row of food vendors and pop-up shops. On Saturday from 11 a.m. until, events being promoted online at Park-n-Play lots are a Dance-Off, Spade Tournament, Foam Party, Co-Ed Tug-a-War, vendors and pop-up shops. Then, on Sunday, from 11 a.m. until, the lots are promoting a “Bon Voyage Day Party,” with vendors and pop-up shops. The vendors must obtain temporary business licenses from the city’s Community Development Department.
Be Safe This Weekend, and enjoy yourselves! ~~ Patty Steele