Bust out the sunscreen and shades because Spring has sprung in Gulfport. The community will welcome the 18th Annual Springfest celebration on the last Saturday of March (the 31).
Come out for the free festival; it all starts at 10 am. Enjoy art/craft vendors, food and crispy rays from the sun.
There will be a little something for everyone at this year's Springfest, including a new gardening section. Kids can play at one of the designated areas with bounce houses, face painting and games. Two stages of live entertainment will be pumping out dance-worthy tunes all day.
The Easter Bonnet walking parade will take place at 5 pm and crowd participation is encouraged. After the parade, the bonnet contest will be held on the south stage. Prizes will be given for the largest and most unique hats.
Free parking and trolley rides will be available throughout the area. Vendors, parades and music for the festival will be along the downtown strip of Beach Boulevard.
The 18th Annual Springfest is co-produced by the and the Gulfport Merchant's Association.