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Seabee Day, Biloxi Black Beach Weekend will bookend Coast events

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 A sign notifies drivers to expect heavy traffic on U.S. 90 this weekend due to Biloxi Black Beach Weekend in Biloxi.
AMANDA McCOY/SUN HERALD A sign notifies drivers to expect heavy traffic on U.S. 90 this weekend due to Biloxi Black Beach Weekend in Biloxi. SUN HERALD

The annual Seabee Day Celebration at the Naval Construction Battalion Center will hit the Coast on Saturday. The day will begin at 9 a.m. and feature family-friendly fun for the entire community until 4 p.m.

Carnival rides are planned, as well as a car and truck show, games, food, a chicken wing-eating contest, laser tag, military demonstrations, vendors, live entertainment and more.

Security requires attendees without military ID to park at Milner Stadium at 1403 38th Ave., near Memorial Hospital. From the stadium, a free shuttle will be provided. No coolers or backpacks will be allowed.

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Seabee Day will highlight activities and accomplishments of the Seabees.

On the east end of Harrison County, Biloxi Black Beach Weekend will begin at 8 p.m. Friday at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum & Convention Center, 2350 Beach Blvd.

On opening night, Twerk Fest 3 will jump-start spring break with visiting DJs -- DJ Ipod, DJ Jusay, DJ J-Rock.

Spring breakers can expect live performances from 9th Ward Judy, Gotti Boy Chris, BJ So Cole and Shardaysa Jones. Twerk Fest will be hosted by Lady Luscious of the Queens of Twerk. Tickets: $25-$45. Details: 1-800-745-3000 or ticketmaster.com.

In conjunction with the Biloxi Black Beach Weekend, the second annual Gulf Coast Spring Fest will take place at the Coliseum beginning at 8 p.m. Saturday, featuring live performances by Future, Rich Homie Quan, Yo Gotti, Plies and Torey Lanes. Tickets: $39-118. Throughout the weekend, there will be a car and bike show, a talent showcase, contests, mechanical bull-riding and more.

On Sunday, the Cabana Beach Bar and Grill will host the Rehab Pool Party, which will also have live entertainment and swimsuit contests for men and women.

Secure parking will be available daily at the Coliseum and the beach will close at 10 p.m. each night.

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