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Families and pets enjoy 2nd annual Harbor Fest

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GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

People got out and enjoyed Saturday's beautiful weather with food, family and their pets at this year's Harbor Fest at Jones Park in Gulfport on Saturday.

"I've been stopped numerous times. People love it, and they like the harbor. A lot of people, this is their first time at Jones Park and haven't seen the renovations since Katrina," Promoter Ron Meyers said.

It's the second year of Meyers' Harbor Fest in Gulfport, and he says it's another success.

"There's a lot of activities we can go to on the coast, but we wanted to create an event where the family, the pets, everyone could go. There's no alcohol here. It's just a real family environment and really caters to little kids from 12 and below, and they're having a ball," Meyers said.

Meyers says not much has changed at the fest since last year, and now that spring has sprung, families are just looking for a great time.

"I don't know, to tell you the truth. It's basically the same as last year but the word the coast is looking for is 'family fun', you know, family activities. Something you can take your kids to, and now that you can bring your kids and your pets, it's a big hit," Meyers said.

It was Chinike Rich and John Tart's first time at Harbor Fest, and they say they're eager to be back next year for the pet friendly outing.

"A lot of people need to get out and enjoy their pets and be able to take them out in the community. There's not a lot of places you can do that," Rich said.

"I just think it's wonderful to intermingle with people. It's a beautiful day, and everybody seems to be having a wonderful time, and I hope everybody continues to have a good time down here," Tart said.

That good time is for both people and pets, where the Humane Society partnered with the festival to host an adoption event as well.

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