1699 Weekend of Discovery begins April 26th in Ocean Springs


The annual Weekend of Discovery celebration in Ocean Springs is just around the corner. The 1699 Historical Society kicks off the party April 26th during the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau’s Business After Hours event.

That reception will feature the landing participants including Robert E. Hirsch, former Ocean Springs School District Superintendent and fictional novelist, Transportation Commissioner Tom King, and County Supervisor Troy Ross. The event takes place from 6-8 p.m. at the Ocean Springs Community Center. Music and light refreshments will be provided.

Saturday, April 27, a full day of activities begin early and last through the afternoon:

Race of Discovery and Kids Run

Where: Fort Maurepas; Front Beach Drive to Bridge
When: 5K registration at 7:00; race at 8:00. Kids Fun Run begins at 8:45. Click here to register!

Pet Parade/Show

Where: Fort Maurepas
When: Registration 10:00; show and parade at 11:00

Regatta (OSYC)

Where: Ocean Springs Yacht Club; Front Beach
When: 10:00

1699 Landing Reenactment

Where: Front Beach/Fort Maurepas

When: Entertainment begins at 10:00

Native American Peace Pole & Fire Ceremony at Fort Maurepas at 12:00

Reenactment Begins at 1:00

Festivities Conclude at 3:00

For more information, visit www.1699landing.com for a detailed schedule including times and locations of each event.