1699 WEEKEND OF DISCOVERY
April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017 Recurring daily Location: Fort Maurepas Park, Beach Blvd & Downtown Ocean Springs Phone: 228-627-8585 Time: Saturday 8:15am until, Sunday Regatta begins at 11am 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. SCHEDULE FRIDAY APRIL 28, 2017 1699 Kickoff Reception Join the landing party at the Ocean Springs Community Center downtown (next to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art) and learn about the history of this wonderful event. The Landing participants will be presented as well as historical artifacts provided by the Ocean Springs Museum of History. Music is by Caution Swing Bridge and food will be provided by Broomes Catering. The event is open to the public and contributions to 1699 and the Ocean Springs Museum of History are appreciated. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM. SATURDAY APRIL 29, 2017 Race to Discovery: 5K run/walk and 1-mile free kids' fun run! Register Here. (in partnership with Junior Auxiliary "Fit for Life" Program) Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach 5K run/walk begins at 8:15 a.m. 1 mile free kids run/walk begins at 9:00 Discovery Regatta! Day 1! Ocean Springs Yacht Club/Front Beach/Fort Maurepas- 10:00 a.m. Cont. Sunday, April 30, 2017 Discovery Regatta DAY 2! 11:00 a.m. Children’s Pet Parade! All ages, all pets welcome to attend and participate Registration begins at 10:00 a.m. at Little Children's Park, Washington Avenue Parade begins at 11:00 a.m. and travels to Marshall Park. Lunch and Awards Presentation with Landing Participants! Ocean Springs Yacht Club 12:00 p.m. The Landing of d’Iberville--Full Dress Reenactment!! Fort Maurepas Park, Front Beach Festivities begin at 3:00 p.m.- Landing reenactment to begin at 4:00 p.m. SUNDAY APRIL 30, 2017 Discovery Regatta (Day 2 of 2) Ocean Springs Yacht Club/Front Beach/Fort Maurepas 11:00 a.m.