Rain postpones, cancels some weekend activities

SOUTH MISSISSIPPI (WLOX) - The Gulfport Music Festival is happening as scheduled in Jones Park Friday and Saturday. But the rainy weather is causing several other outdoor events to reschedule, or at least evolve to work around Mother Nature.

Friday's Special Olympics Opening Ceremonies have been canceled. But the games are still set to take place Saturday at Keesler Air Force Base. Hundreds of athletes will compete in track and field, volleyball and other events.

MayFest in Ocean Springs has been moved from Saturday to Sunday. Preparations for the downtown music and art festival will begin at Sunday at 6am when officials close Government Street from Washington Avenue to Russell Avenue. The roads will re-open no later than 10pm.

The Live Oaks Festival in Pascagoula was canceled, but the music lineup will still play. The music starts at 11am with the Yazoo Bayou Band playing at Fret's Live Music and Eatery (702 Delmas Ave.) The music will continue all day until 9pm.

The 2nd Annual Flagship Ride has been rescheduled for June 8th.  Registration is at 8am, followed by the ride at 9am. The ride will start and end at the Pascagoula Riverfront (3104 Front Street).

The State Games Canoe & Kayak competition set for Saturday at Henderson Point has been pushed back to May 18th.

If your group has a change or cancellation for this weekend, please post it in the comments section at the bottom of this story.

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