Summer on the Coast
Guest columnist Pat Robinson rhapsodizes about the offerings of summer of the coast - including bonfires on the beach and fireworks for all.
I am originally from Cambridge Massachusetts and people often ask what I
miss from "home". My first answer is always the 4th of July with the Boston Pops
and spectacular fireworks on barges in the middle of the Charles River (Love that
Dirfy Water). But, isn't there always a but?
But regular folks in Massachusetts cannot buy fireworks and set them off. On the gulf coast, we can! And we can have bonfires (with permits) and fireworks and parties on the beach.
Although fireworks are not done on the more solemn Memorial Day celebrations, this week-end is the beginning of summer.
Second Safurday in "the Bay" happens every month. Fishing is always good. Music is always on our minds and we have many talents here. Boating is great, going out to the barrier
islands, or just floating along, or sailing too.
July 4ft brings more fun and great seafood with Our Lady of the Gulf Crab
Fest and Waveland is now carrying on a holiday tradition that began when
Destination America (they produced Buying the Bayou and I was a realtor in
an episode) brought national attention to the small city's big comeback.
The Bay Harbor Fest is July 17-19 and it features local, regional, and
national caliber musicians. There are always a lot of vendors too.
And let's not forget the great art we have here.
The Ohr-O'Keefe Museum, Walter Anderson Museum, and many galleries that feature just about every kind of art you can think of.
The boys of summer are now a part of the coast. The Biloxi Shuckers are
playrng in the new MGM park. So it's not Fenway or the Red Sox, but it is
Or maybe you just want to get your fishing rod and go out to one of the
piers and try for that BIG one.
Or maybe it is just the right time for a good book on the beach under an
Be sure and use sunscreen, and get ready for a good time in Bay St. Louis
and the rest of the wonderful Mississippi Gulf Coast.