City of Ocean Springs
For details and information concerning this release, please contact Cristina Werner, Executive Assistant to the
Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-875-6722.
September 26, 2017 – For Immediate Release
Cruisin’ the Coast returns to the City of Ocean Springs
Cruisin’ the Coast is returning to Ocean Springs October 5-7. The coast-wide event will be from October 1-8.
Certain streets will be closed from 7:00 am – 7:00 pm on Thursday, 7:00 am – 9:00 pm on Friday, and from 7:00
am – 7:00 pm on Saturday. The barricades will be placed Thursday morning starting at 6:00 am. Any vehicles
within the footprint of the event will be towed beginning at 7:00 am. Towing will be a measure of last resort and the City of
Ocean Springs will only do so if all measures of contacting a vehicle’s owner have been unsuccessful. As
always, it is at the discretion of local law enforcement as to whether it is in the interest of the public’s safety to
add or remove a barricade.
The following streets will be closed:
-Government Street to Russell Avenue
-Church Street (from the railroad tracks to Desoto Street)
-Robinson Avenue (from Cash Alley to Church Street)
-Desoto Street (from Cash Alley to Church Street)
-Porter Avenue (from Bellande Avenue to Jackson Avenue)
**Church Street (from the railroad tracks to Desoto Street) will remain closed from October 5-8.
Roads will reopen at the discretion of the Ocean Springs Police Department.
Handicap parking for the event will be available at the First Baptist Church and Mississippi Power parking lots.
Ocean Springs School District buses will run as normal. Parents will have to walk to pick up and drop off their
students at the following bus stops on Thursday and Friday:
-Kotzum Avenue and Porter Avenue
-Russell Avenue and Porter Avenue
-Porter Avenue and Dewey Avenue
-Porter Avenue and Jackson Avenue
The recommended route to St. Alphonsus is to approach Jackson Avenue from the west, using Calhoun Street.
Parents should then exit north on Jackson Avenue. A south turn on Jackson would lead into festival route. Law
enforcement and school personnel will be available to assist children entering and exiting the school.
Car registration will begin at 9:00 am every morning. The entertainment stage will be located at Rosetti Park. The
full entertainment schedule can be found at www.cruisinthecoast.com.
The Sock Hop & Street Party set for Friday, October 6 will begin at 5 p.m. Performers will include the Tip Tops,
Na Na Sha and the Chiclettes. The winners of the Chick’s Picks car contest will be announced just before the Tip
Tops take the stage.
"We are excited about this year’s Cruisin’ the Coast in Ocean Springs,” said Chic Cody, Event Liaison. "Our town
has so much to offer attendees: a beautiful downtown, top-of-the-line entertainment, and all of the cuisine one
can imagine. We encourage one and all to come and discover it for themselves!”