Feeling Festive? GalaPalooza, PoBoy Fest, Blessing of Fleet
By Geoff Belcher
Apr 11, 2014, 21:57
Hole 8 for the Mystic Krewe of Seahorse’s Putt-Putt Golf Tournament. Created by Laurie Spaschak, Hole 8 is located inside MaggieMay’s on Main Street.
Fair weather is in the forecast for this weekend, answering the prayers of multiple event organizers in Bay St. Louis and Pass Christian.
A full slate of activities is planned for both cities today and tomorrow, including the third annual GospelPalooza and the Second Saturday Artwalk in Bay St. Louis; and the third annual PoBoy Festival and Blessing of the Fleet in Pass Christian.
PNEUMA Winds of Hope and the Starfish Café will host their 3rd annual GospelPalooza today at the Bay St. Louis Depot.
"This year's going to be bigger, badder and better than ever," PNEUMA founder and Starfish owner "Lady" Di Fillhart said Tuesday.
"We have a lot more kids activities this year," Melinda Boudreaux, PNEUMA and Starfish program assistant, said. "We'll have a kiddie train and a jumpy house. There will also be more food options. and different music groups from around the Coast. We'll also have a car show and a marketplace with arts & crafts."
The day's activities will begin at at 7 a.m. with the Mary Kay Deen Hope (Walk) Run.
The music starts at noon, and Fillhart promises a bigger, more varied line-up than in the past two years.
Performers scheduled for the event include Wake the Kings at noon; Hanover Drive at 1:30; Tonya Boyd-Cannon at 3 p.m.; Sherri Hill at 4:30 p.m.; Godspeed 3 at 6 p.m.; and Rochelle Harper at 8 p.m. A live auction is scheduled for 7 p.m. and includes a $2,000 drawdown.
Food vendors for the event include the Starfish Café, Fat Sumo Sushi and Williams Pit Bar-B-Que.
GospelPalooza benefits Starfish Cafe's Job and Life skills Training Program. The Mary Kay Deen Hope Walk/Run benefits PNEUMA's Ray of Hope Fund that supports families of people with life-altering diseases.
There are plenty of events on tap for Second Saturday (see page 8A of today’s edition for more Artwalk information), including the first annual Seahorse Putt--Putt Tournament.
The Mystic Krewe of Seahorse is holding it's first annual putt-putt golf tournament today at 2:30 p.m.
The event will consist of 18 holes located at various businesses in downtown Bay St. Louis and the Depot District.
The cost is $20 per person. It will begin at the corner of Main Street and Beach Blvd.
The event is one of several which the krewe will hold in advance of the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Bay St. Louis in December.
Last month, the Krewe held its first Lundi Gras parade in downtown Bay St. Louis. Pictured above, the number 8 putt-putt hole, located at Maggie May's, depicting a roast beef po-boy. It was created by artist Laurie Spaschak.
The 3rd Annual PoBoy Festival and Blessing of the Fleet is scheduled today and Sunday.
Organizers say “It will be a fun-filled weekend of music, art, a fishing rodeo, Easter egg hunt, classic car cruise in as well as a celebration of local cuisine.
The event kicks off today with a free Kid’s Fishing Rodeo sponsored by Pass Christian Harbor Festivals and the Volunteer Fire Department at 8 a.m.
There will be a free family Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. and the festival continues with live bands, local art and poboys of every kind. A full schedule of events is online at www.passchristianpoboyfestival.com.
The festival is also working with the Pass Christian Art Association and other artists to present Water Works, which will be featured at all Harbor Festival events and offers the opportunity for children to work free with artists to create their own art to take home.
Water Works gives children the opportunity to be the artists of tomorrow and be creative everyday.
Blessing of the Fleet
Pass Christian’s Annual Blessing of the Fleet is scheduled this Sunday at noon in the harbor with decorated vessels, a classic car cruise in.
The event will continue until 5 p.m.