BILOXI, MS (WLOX) - Traffic may have died down a little bit by Sunday, but the crowds were still out along the Biloxi beachfront soaking up the sun and reveling in the last official day of Black Beach Weekend 2017.
"We been to parties. We been dancing, turning up on the beach. We been to the mall and everything, just a lot of festivities down here. It just brings a group of people together," said Malik Jordan.
From Saturday night's sold out concert at the Coliseum to cruising Hwy. 90, there's just something these spring breakers love about the annual event. The crowds seem to be getting bigger and staying longer each year.
"It's wonderful. I got a suite up in Island View. I just come out here every day to see the nice view. Been out here since Friday. I got in here, been on the beach, see a lot of friends, see a lot of people I've never seen before," said Love McBride.
Some of the visitors were college students from in-state universities.
"I'm a freshman at Jackson State University. This is actually my first year, and I will be coming back. I'll be coming back not only because my family is here, but because it's just a good time. The atmosphere is good, everybody gets along good with each other, and we're just out here to party," said Percy Brown IV.
With the huge influx of people trying to get to the beachfront in front of the Coliseum where most of the action was, Hwy. 90 seemed like a parking lot at times.
"We were in traffic for four hours. Four hours just to get down to the end of the strip by the Coliseum. It's alright though. We made it. We're safe," said Jordan.
Having a fun filled weekend was all that mattered to those who came to the coast for Black Beach Weekend.
"365 days in the year, seven days a week we work. We come down on the weekend and do our thing. Life is short man, life is real short. You got to do every moment. You got to cherish every morning," said Jacques Johnson.