There is a lot going on in Waveland right now, from the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, to Easter, and on to the Centennial celebration of Gulfside Assembly. March and April are going to be filled with plenty of activities. And don’t forget Food Truck Friday on March 10!
- By Bruce Northridge
The parade will begin at Beach Boulevard at Whispering Pines, head west on Beach Boulevard, up Nicholson, left onto Central, left onto Lafitte, and right onto Beach Boulevard again, right onto Coleman, left onto Central again, and end at the Waveland ballfields.
Experienced parade-goers know that this is a family-friendly parade – but it’s also a parade where produce, like cabbage, is included with the throws! It’s not unusual to go home after the parade with enough food for a meal or two!
If you are interested in entering your golf-cart, Jeep, float, marching group, etc. you can complete an entry form online HERE. You can also find out other information about the parade here, like how to order produce for throws.
The Waveland Civic Association (WCA) was formed in 1962, and its mission is exclusively for the betterment of the social, cultural, charitable, and benevolent activities of the citizens of Waveland and the surrounding area.
On March 4, the WCA will also be hosting their annual St Patrick’s Ball. The event will take place at the Bay St Louis Community Center with the doors opening at 6 pm. This year, 25 maids selected from our local high schools will be presented, and the Colleen and Grand Marshall for the parade will be announced. The Ball is open to the public, food is provided and it’s BYOB. Tickets this year are $50 in advance or $65 when purchased at the door. Dress for the event is semi-formal (coat and tie for the men and dresses for the ladies). Entertainment for the night will be Joannie Compretta and Baytown Groove.
But Waveland isn’t finished partying yet!
On Sunday, April 2, the City of Waveland is hosting an Easter parade. It will roll at 12 noon, beginning at the Waveland ballfields, go down Waveland Ave to the beach, along Beach Blvd to Coleman, and will end around the Library.
But keep going! The city will hold an Easter Egg hunt for the kids on the Waveland green. Pictures with the Easter Bunny are $10. But not to leave the big kids out (or adults), there will also be a Scavenger Hunt that will send Wavelanders and visitors all around town.
Note to self – it helps to be in shape to catch all these throws and participate in all these events. Did you know that the Waveland Library has exercise classes all through the week? That’s right! Various workout classes are offered throughout the week, including: Fab, Fit, and Fun, Zumba, and Ta Chi. Find the full schedule HERE.
If that’s still not enough activity in Waveland, this past week saw several incredible events. Monday was the ribbon cutting at the Ground Zero Museum for a new interactive Children’s Exhibit. Tuesday, Cheryl Thompson presented the History of Gulfside Assembly at the Library—a great way to end Black History Month. Gulfside Assembly will celebrate their centennial April 27-29. Be on the lookout for more information about this event soon.
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