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1699 Weekend of Discovery

  • April 27, 2018 - April 28, 2018

  • Recurring daily

  • Location: Fort Maurepas Park, Beach Blvd & Downtown Ocean Springs

  • Phone: 228-627-8585

  • Time: Friday 6-10pm, Saturday 8:15am until

  • Price: free

1699 Weekend of Discovery celebrates the history and discovery of Ocean Springs founded in 1699. Hosted by the 1699 Historical Society of Ocean Springs the weekend kicks off with a full dress presentation and reception, followed by a celebration with a 5 K run/walk, special mass, boat regatta, children's pet parade and the full dress reenactment at Fort Maurepas Park on Front Beach.

Friday, April 27, 2018

1699 Kickoff Reception with Mary C. O’Keefe House Party and Membership Drive/Rock-Paper-Scissors Tournament

  • Where:  Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center
  • When:  6-10 p.m.

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Race of Discovery and Kids Run

  • Where:  Fort Maurepas; Front Beach Drive to Bridge
  • When:  5K registration at 7:00; race at 8:00.  Kids Fun Run begins at 8:45.

Paddleboard Race

  • Where:  Front Beach/Fort Maurepas
  • When:  Registration 10; race at 11

Pet Parade/Show

  • Where:  Fort Maurepas
  • When:  Registration 10; show and parade at 11

Regatta (OSYC)

  • Where:  Ocean Springs Yacht Club; Front Beach
  • When:  10

1699 Landing Reenactment

  • Where:  Front Beach/Fort Maurepas
    • Entertainment Begins at 10
    • Reenactment Begins at 1
    • Festivities Conclude at 3

1699 Weekend of Discovery
  • April 27, 2018 to April 28, 2018
  • Fort Maurepas Park, Beach Blvd & Downtown Ocean Springs
  • free
  • Recurring daily