Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke updates us on the Waveland Civic Association's St. Patrick's Day parade (spoiler alert: YES there will be a parade), and March's Waveland Food Truck Friday.
Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke updates us on Waveland's ongoing road work, and his recent trip to Jackson to meet with the Mississippi Development Authority.
Mayor Mike Smith updates residents about ongoing projects in Waveland and gives a hint of things to come in 2021.
- by Mayor Mike Smith
Update: Unfortunately, on 12/9, Waveland canceled all the events listed here because of the COVID-19 spike.
Waveland alderman Jeremy Burke updates us on Waveland's Family Christmas Festival, the Christmas Parade, an exciting exhibit at the Ground Zero Museum, and the last Food Truck Friday of the year.
Waveland alderman Jeremy Burke updates us on the rescheduled Veterans Day Parade; Hurricane Zeta cleanup; and plans for the 2020 Christmas Parade!
Waveland alderman Jeremy Burke updates us on Waveland's Halloween bash, Veteran's Day parade, Hurricane Laura relief efforts, and the next Food Truck Friday event.
Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke shares information about the special election coming up; and how to report an issue in Waveland.
Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke shares information about new limitations to in-person access to city services; Waveland's return to virtual meetings; and an update on the Nicholson Avenue project.
The concept for a raised "boardwalk" goes public with a rendering showing a beachfront shopping district, a town green and a new marina.
- Story by Dena Temple
Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke shares details of a recent energy audit; sad news about the annual Fourth of July fireworks; and the next Food Truck Friday.
This month, Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke provides details on a new construction project, and welcomes everyone back to Food Truck Fridays!
- Photos by Richard Gleber and Dena Temple
This month, Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke explains necessary changes to the annual Relay For Life benefit and offers thanks to those of us who have worked through the coronavirus outbreak.
- Photos by Dena Temple and the American Cancer Society
With misinformation and conflicting information bombarding us, it’s hard to know what to believe – or who. Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke offers assurance that the current precautions won’t last forever – and why it’s important for all of us to follow them today.
- Photo courtesy Shoofly archive
Alderman Jeremy Burke shares the details of Waveland's upcoming St. Patrick's Day parade, always a great time.
- 2019 parade photos courtesy of the Shoofly Magazine archives
Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke provides details on an important fundraiser coming up, as well as information on the 2020 Krewe of Nereids parade.
Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke reviews the city's accomplishments in 2019 and reveals the board's direction for 2020.
Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke shares details of exciting upcoming events in town, plus big beach news.
For more information, visit our “Christmas on Coleman” Facebook page, contact Waveland City Hall, or contact Kristen Tusa via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Waveland Food Truck Friday
The last Waveland Food Truck Friday for 2019 will take place on Coleman Avenue on Friday, December 13th from 5:00-8:00 pm. The section of Coleman Avenue in front of Studio Waveland will be closed to vehicular traffic to accommodate the food trucks and allow participants to set-up a canopy tent, table and chairs if they choose.
Waveland Food Truck Friday admission is free and open to the public. Food can be purchased through the food trucks. The Waveland Civic Association will have a table set up selling beer, soft drinks and water. Baked goods will also be available for purchase. Studio Waveland will be open late for a little Christmas shopping while on Coleman Avenue, and there will be musical entertainment, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Silver Slipper Casino.
Use the hashtag #downtownwaveland on your social media post so everyone can see all the good food and the great time you are having!
Handicapped Beach Access
Waveland is currently soliciting bids to construct a handicapped water access ramp at the beach.
The access ramp would allow wheelchairs to have quick and easier path from the Coleman Avenue beach parking lot to the beach and into the water.
This project was conceived from a suggestion submitted by a resident several years ago. It has taken Waveland a few years to hammer out the logistics and receive the Mississippi Department of Marine Resources Tideland funding for this project, but it is hopeful that soon it will become a reality.
In my opinion, having access to the Waveland beach in this way will be life-changing for disabled people. It is an incredibly worthwhile investment which will generate endless returns for our community.
The bids will be opened in January, 2020, and we anticipate that Waveland will be able to award in early spring.
Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke shares details of three exciting upcoming events in town.
The parade coordinator asks that veterans complete a parade entry form or contact her at email@example.com or (228) 209-7399. Parade entry forms are available at Waveland City Hall and Bay Books (131 Main Street, Bay St. Louis).
Waveland Christmas Bazaar
Waveland's Ground Zero Museum will hold its Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, November 23. The day begins with a pancake breakfast from 7:00 am until 9:00 am. The cost of the pancake breakfast is $5.00 per person and is sponsored by the Waveland Civic Association.
The Waveland's Ground Zero Museum Christmas Bazaar will be held from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm. Products offered include candles, jewelry, books, art and ceramics, just to name a few categories. A lunch will be available for purchase with food provided by Chappy's Rum Kitchen.
Vendor spots are full. For more information about this event, contact the Waveland Ground Zero Museum at (228) 467-9012.
Waveland Food Truck Friday
I hope to see everyone on Coleman Avenue on Friday, November 8, between 5:00-8:00 pm for Waveland Food Truck Friday. Coleman Avenue in front of Studio Waveland will be closed to accommodate the food trucks and allow you to set-up a canopy tent, table and chairs if you choose.
Waveland Food Truck Friday admission is free and open to the public. Food and drinks can be purchased through the food trucks. The Waveland Civic Association will have a table set up selling beer, soft drinks and water.
Waveland Food Truck Friday will have musical entertainment, thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Silver Slipper Casino.
Use the hashtag #downtownwaveland on your social media post so everyone can see all the good food and the great time you are having.
November Meeting Dates
Next Board of Mayor and Alderman meeting
Wednesday, November 20th at 6:30PM
This month, Waveland Mayor Mike Smith picks up a pen to bring us up to date on events and important projects in our seaside town.
I am also very proud that we recently opened up the first dog park in Hancock County, with a section for both small and larger furry friends. On that same day we officially opened the City of Waveland town green between the Ground Zero Museum and the Library. This will be an area that everyone can enjoy and will be the home of our Festival of Lights this year. We will do our official tree lighting and Christmas parade with Santa Claus all in this location on December 7 starting at 5:00.
We also are about 80% finished with our new community center at the Martin Luther King Jr. Park, which is slated to open in November. The community center will include a new playground, a resurfaced basketball court and a new and improved stage for our community to enjoy. We are in the final stages of the city-wide sewer program, which was a $5.5 million infrastructure project, intended to reduce infiltration and save thousands in treatment costs.
Last but not least, we have about 30% of the Waveland Avenue sidewalk project complete, which adds sidewalks on both sides of Waveland Ave. This project has been the works for over four years; it is a much needed safety project for pedestrians along one of the busiest streets in Waveland.
I am excited for all of our accomplishments, and I appreciate the fact that your Aldermen and I continue to work together for the citizens in our community. It is a pleasure to serve as your Mayor!
Waveland Alderman Jeremy Burke reports on a new event on Coleman Avenue; the acquisition of land for a new park; and a second Waveland lighthouse?
The next Waveland Food Truck Friday is scheduled for Friday, October 18 from 5 to 8 pm. You can “like” Waveland Food Truck Friday on Facebook to keep up with the latest news about the events.
Avenue B Park
The city of Waveland is acquiring two parcels at the corner of Caspian and Avenue B in order to construct a park. Waveland saw a need for a park on the north side of Highway 90, and the property being acquired will be gifted to Waveland by the Mississippi Secretary of State. Once the property officially belongs to the city, building the park will be one of the top priorities for the city of Waveland.
I will call you, Mini Lighthouse
The City of Waveland is now the home to not one, but two lighthouses. Well, kinda. The Arts, Hancock County recently donated a replica of the Waveland Lighthouse to the city. The replica lighthouse originally made its debut at the Studio Waveland Street Party on Coleman Avenue in June and made another appearance in front of the original Waveland Lighthouse at the July 4th Destination Waveland event.
City of Waveland appreciates the artists that put in hundreds of hours in creating this lovable masterpiece.