Press Release – Updated Cruisin’ The Coast Schedule


Press Release

For details and information concerning this release, please contact Meggan Brown, Executive Assistant
to the Mayor and Board of Aldermen, at 228-875-6722.

October 7, 2020 – For Immediate Release

The 24th Annual Cruisin’ the Coast returns to the City of Ocean Springs October 8th, 9th & 10th.

Read carefully as some times and days have changed. Certain streets will be closed from 5:00 am –
10:00 pm on Thursday the 8th, 5:00 am – 8:00 pm on Friday the 9th, and 5:00 am – 7:00 pm on Saturday
the 10th. The barricades will be placed Thursday morning starting at 5:00 am. Any vehicles within the
footprint of the event at 5:00 am will be towed by 7:00 am. 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.
Only official Cruisin’ the Coast golf carts will be allowed within the footprint of the event.

The following streets will be closed:
– Washington Avenue (from the railroad to Joseph Street)
– Government Street to Handy Avenue
– Church Street (from the railroad to Desoto Street)
– Robinson Avenue (from Cash Alley to Church Street)
– Porter Avenue (from Bellande Avenue to Jackson Avenue)
– Calhoun Street will be one-way (from Washington Avenue to Jackson Avenue)

Roads will reopen at the discretion of the Ocean Springs Police Department.
Handicap parking for the event will be available at First Baptist Church parking lot. Public parking will be
available at the Swingster property and Fallo-Pleasant Municipal Parking.

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, October 8th:
– Kotzum Avenue and Porter Avenue
– Russell Avenue and Porter Avenue
– Porter Avenue and Dewey Avenue
– Porter Avenue and Jackson Avenue
– Porter Avenue and Ward Avenue
– Government Street and Ward 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 students 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 is RESCHEDULED to Thursday, October 8th and will begin at 5:00 pm.
Festivities will continue on Friday, October 9th as weather permits.

Participants are asked to follow all posted health and safety protocols while participating in or
attending Cruisin’ the Coast.

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1800, Ocean Springs, MS 39566-1800
Delivery Address: 1018 Porter Avenue, Ocean Springs, MS 39564