What's open, closed or canceled this holiday weekend as Alberto creeps into Gulf

The National Hurricane Center on Friday upgraded Invest 90L to Subtropical Storm Alberto. With chances of rain between 80-90 percent, several Memorial Day Weekend events planned for South Mississippi have been canceled or rescheduled.


Sounds by The Sea Jackson County

The Jackson County Sounds by The Sea scheduled for Sunday in Pascagoula has been canceled. Saturday's Sound by The Sea in Gulfport's Jones Park will go on as scheduled.


Ship Island

Gulf Islands National Seashore officials have announced that West Ship Island will be closed through the weekend. It is not known when it will reopen.


All city museums and other attractions will be closed Saturday; all city parks and recreation facilities will be closed Saturday and through the inclement weather; all city offices will be closed Monday in observance of Memorial Day.


Biloxi National Cemetery Memorial Day

The Biloxi National Cemetery Memorial Day ceremony scheduled for 9 a.m. Monday has been been relocated from the cemetery’s flag pole to the VA Recreation Hall Building 17.


Harrison County School District's graduations at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum on Saturday are unchanged. West Harrison is set for 10 a.m., with D'Iberville at 2 p.m. and Harrison Central at 6 p.m.


The Gulfport Municipal Marina has not issued an evacuation order, but the harbor master advises boat owners to move vessels to safer waters.

Memorial Day closings

The following closings or changes have been announced for Memorial Day, but also are subject to weather impacts.

Garbage collection

The Harrison County Utility Authority's (HCUA) garbage, recycling and trash service will operate on its normal schedule on Monday, with no disruption in service. The city of Pascagoula will delay Monday trash pickup one day to Tuesday.


Coast Transit Authority will observe Memorial Day. All fixed route service operates on a Sunday time schedule during holidays. Normal service will resume Tuesday. The CTA office will also be closed Monday.

The Sun Herald will update this list as information becomes available. If you know of a closing or rescheduling, email it to