Be a tourist in our own backyard

This weekend we all have a chance to play tourist. There are a number of huge events occurring.

For the first time in many years the Thunderbirds are returning to Keesler Air Force Base. This free show is something that will amaze youngsters as well as those of us a few years older. The air show will also feature the Golden Knights, U.S. Army precision parachute team, and other stunt pilots. On the ground you will find numerous other planes and military hardware on display.

Also this weekend, boat racing takes place on Gulfport Lake. This makes the second weekend in a row that the coast has been home to high performance boat races. In addition to the air show and boat races, there are a number of other local festivals and events taking place this weekend.

This is a chance for you to get out and explore all the wonderful activities our coast has to offer, and you should. Because if attendance is high that will show the organizers of these events that the Mississippi Gulf Coast is a great place to hold major attractions and hopefully lure more events to our area. So grab your lawn chair and sun tan lotion and become a tourist in our own backyard.

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David Vincent
WLOX-TV Station Manager

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