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    City of Ocean Springs

    NEWS - 40th Annual Peter Anderson Traffic and Road Closure Information

    October 30, 2018

    Press Release

    For details and information concerning this release, please contact Cristina Werner, Executive Assistant to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-382-4537.

    October 30, 2018 – For Immediate Release

    Traffic and Road Closure Information for Peter Anderson Festival

    The 40th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival will take place this weekend in downtown Ocean Springs. Presented by Blue Moon, this year’s festival will include more than 400 artisans, crafters and food vendors and live entertainment on both days.  

    Certain streets will be closed to thru traffic from 3 a.m. on Saturday, November 3 through 7 p.m. Sunday, November 4. Police are scheduled to lift barricades at 5 p.m. Sunday to allow vendors to exit the festival area. The roads within the footprint of the festival will remain closed to thru traffic until approximately 7 pm. As always, it is at police discretion whether to add, remove, or relocate barricades.

    Only official City of Springs golf carts will be allowed within the footprint of the festival.

    No glass bottles will be allowed within the footprint of the festival. 

    The following roads will be closed:

    -Washington Avenue from Calhoun Street to Bienville Boulevard  

    -Government Street from Washington Avenue to Magnolia Street

    -Porter Avenue from Bellande Avenue to Jackson Avenue

    -Cash Alley from Government Street to Robinson Street

    -DeSoto Street from Cash Alley to Church Street

    -Bellande Avenue from Bowen Avenue to Government Street (intersections only)

    -Kotzum Avenue from Bowen Avenue to Government Street (intersections only)



    Recommended routes to downtown Ocean Springs:

    From Highway 90 westbound:

    -South on Martin Luther King Avenue West on Government Street

    -South on Magnolia Avenue

    -West on Porter Avenue

    From Highway 90 eastbound:

    -South on Church Street

    -West on DeSoto Street

    -South on Jackson Avenue

    -East on Porter Avenue

    Vehicles parked within the festival footprint will be towed starting at 3 a.m. November 3. Towing will be a measure of last resort after all methods of contacting a vehicle’s owner have been exhausted.

    Park n’ Ride is the recommended parking area for those attending the festival.

    "This festival is for residents and visitors to come and enjoy some of what makes Ocean Springs both beautiful and unique.  We look forward to it every year,” said Chic Cody, who serves as the City’s liaison to the festival.  "A lot of planning went into making this the biggest and best Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival yet.  The Chamber staff and board are to be commended for their efforts.”

    For further information about the festival, please visit, or contact the organizers, Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau at 228.875.4424.