Gulfport Boo Bash this Saturday, October 24th, 5pm-9pm ~ Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park!

Games/ handouts, Train Rides, Face-Painting, Refreshments/snacks, children’s activities, costume characters, live entertainment and more
FREE family event!


This week, Mayor Billy Hewes had the honor of welcoming the Navy Wives Clubs of America Inc. to their 2015 National Convention being held in Gulfport!

The purpose of NWCA is to unite all sea service enlisted wives into bonds of mutual friendship, assistance and welfare for their families, bases and communities in which they live. There are currently thirty-three clubs throughout the United States.

Preparations are underway in Gulfport to make Jones Park one of the region's top family attractions for the holidays. 

It will take over 40 people two months to complete the the Gulfport Harbor Lights installation, bringing a first of its kind light display to Mississippi!


Cinema by the Spooky Shore/National Night Out Against Crime - Thursday, October 29th, 6pm, Barksdale Pavilion in Jones Park - We will show the movie Frankenweenie at 7:15pm & host Costume Contest (Ages 0-15; come dressed to register-Contest at 6:30pm), Halloween bags/safety tips, a bounce house, Police static displays, Pizza/Popcorn/Refreshments/Candy and more! FREE Event

Gulfport Fire Department’s “Catacombs of Terror” Harbor Market Pavilion (west end of Jones Park) - Saturday, October 24th; Thursday, October 29th; Friday, October 30th; Saturday, October 31st ~ Doors open at 7pm
Admission $5 (kids 5 and under free) Proceeds benefit Gulfport Firemen’s Fund!!




Learn more about the Port of Gulfport, an essential and thriving aspect of Mississippi's economy, at the next port tour being held on Thursday, October 29 from 4:30p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Coast Transit Authority will provide shuttle buses for participants and buses will depart from in front of the Hancock Bank building located at 2510 14th Street, Gulfport, MS.

Tours are expected to last 30 minutes with shuttle departures staggered in 15-minute increments. The first shuttle will depart at 4:30 p.m. and the last shuttle departure will be at 6:00 p.m.

‪#‎PortofGulfport‬ Community Tours are open to the public and free of charge.There are no age restrictions for tour participants and we encourage adults to bring the little ones.

This week the Gulfport Police Department honored their top officers and citizens who came to the aid of others. 

Thank you all for your dedicated service to better our community!



Don't miss the family-friendly fun: It is FREE and all are welcome! 

"Enjoy fall arts and crafts projects, music and games on October 24 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the annual Fall Festival held by Westminster Presbyterian Church in Bayou View Park. During the festival, attendees will be able to participate in the first-ever "Most Generous Fans Food Drive." Bring non-perishable goods for your favorite college football team: Ole Miss, State, USM, or others. Bragging rights will be awarded and all food collected will be given to Gulfport's "Feed My Sheep." At 3:30 p.m., children will be able to show off their Halloween costumes during a friendly contest judged by Lynn Meadows Discovery Center's Cindy DeFrances, Superintendent Glen East, Boy Scout Troop 209's Joseph Hebert, WXXV's Toni Miles, and Gulfport Councilman Rusty Walker. Throughout the festival, local singer-song writer Bryan Batson will provide live music." 

Call (228) 864-3143 or visit for more information



City of Gulfport - Mayor’s Youth Council

Membership Criteria and Application
Packet Deadline for Applying: October 30, 2015

Application for membership in the Mayor’s Youth Council is open to any student, 9th – 12th, grade who attends high school or resides within the geographic boundaries of the City of Gulfport. Applicants must be current high school students, 9th – 12th grade, or the equivalent for students learning at home.

Purpose of the Mayor’s Youth Council

Mission Statement: To give Gulfport youth the opportunity to provide input and insight on community issues, learn about municipal government and network with youth councils across the state.

Vision Statement: Mayor’s Youth Council was created to ensure that the youth of Gulfport are engaged, educated and connected to the community.

The Mayor’s Youth Council provides an outlet for young leaders to discuss and take action to address issues that are important to Gulfport’s youth. Members of the Mayor’s Youth Council have numerous opportunities to develop their personal leadership skills through community service by acting as a catalyst for youth engagement in community matters, through advocacy and education efforts and by representing their peers in the development and adoption of public policy.

If you or your student is interested in serving on the 2015-2016 Mayor’s Youth Council, please contact: Chris Vignes, Public Information Officer, at (228) 234-8590 or

Submit application to: Office of Public Information, P.O. Box 1780, Gulfport, MS 39502; by October 30, 2015

Upon selection, students will be required to attend a mandatory orientation on the evening of Tuesday, November 17, 2015

“They want to save the world. You hear all the time about what the kids in this generation are doing. These kids we have in this program are going to take care of us in the future,” said Gulfport High Engineering Teacher Clint Brawley.

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - Gulfport High School's STEM class and team fusion robotics are celebrating a major achievement.

The team received a $10,000 grant from Lemelson-MIT Program as part of the 2014-2015 InvenTeam initiative. The money will go towards the designing and building of an invention that will address real world problems.

Mark your calendars for the 15th Annual Gulf Coast Veterans Day Parade and Red, White & Blue in in Gulfport's Jones Park!

Saturday, November 7, 2015
10am - 4pm