Zonta Festival celebrates 40th anniversary - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

Zonta Festival celebrates 40th anniversary

Attendees headed to the Zonta 40th Anniversary Festival in Pascagoula (Photo Source: WLOX) Attendees headed to the Zonta 40th Anniversary Festival in Pascagoula (Photo Source: WLOX)
Live performers at the Zonta Festival (Photo Source: WLOX) Live performers at the Zonta Festival (Photo Source: WLOX)
PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) -

The 40th annual Zonta Arts & Crafts Festival went on without a hitch in downtown Pascagoula this morning, despite some weather issues. 

Even with overcast skies and chilly temperatures, hundreds of people showed up in just the first couple of hours. Hundreds more arrived later in the afternoon. 

Attendees were treated to arts and crafts by dozens of vendors, as well as plenty of food and live music.

Many of the festival goers said they were looking at doing some early Christmas shopping, picking up unique locally made gifts for family and friends.

Meanwhile, downtown businesses were full of shoppers as well.

One business owner said the Zonta Festival is one of the biggest moneymaker’s of the year for her. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the festival's start in the community. 

This year‘s festival was supposed to go on three weeks ago, but a visit by hurricane Nate that Saturday postponed the annual event until today.

The festival is hosted by the Zonta Club of Pascagoula, a local chapter of an international organization with goals of advancing the status of women worldwide through service and advocacy. 

Copyright 2017 WLOX. All rights reserved. 

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Hot, humid and breezy for Scapin' the Coast

    Hot, humid and breezy for Scapin' the Coast

    Saturday, June 23 2018 8:52 AM EDT2018-06-23 12:52:19 GMT

    Expect typical summer-like heat and breezy conditions on the coast. Some blowing sand may be an issue in spots. - Eric

    More >>

    Expect typical summer-like heat and breezy conditions on the coast. Some blowing sand may be an issue in spots. - Eric

    More >>
  • Nearly 400 swimmers compete in meet at Biloxi Natatorium

    Nearly 400 swimmers compete in meet at Biloxi Natatorium

    Friday, June 22 2018 11:00 PM EDT2018-06-23 03:00:09 GMT
    Swimmers taking part in a meet in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)Swimmers taking part in a meet in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)
    Swimmers taking part in a meet in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)Swimmers taking part in a meet in Biloxi. (Photo source: WLOX News)

    Nearly 400 swimmers are on the Coast this weekend for the 10th Annual Splashin' the Coast swim meet at the Biloxi Natatorium.

    More >>

    Nearly 400 swimmers are on the Coast this weekend for the 10th Annual Splashin' the Coast swim meet at the Biloxi Natatorium.

    More >>
  • Eyewitness saw plane moments before the crash

    Eyewitness saw plane moments before the crash

    Friday, June 22 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-06-23 02:25:47 GMT
    Wayne Lascola works at the Diamondhead Marina, and usually, he's checking on boats, but this morning something else got his attention. (Photo source: WLOX)Wayne Lascola works at the Diamondhead Marina, and usually, he's checking on boats, but this morning something else got his attention. (Photo source: WLOX)
    Wayne Lascola works at the Diamondhead Marina, and usually, he's checking on boats, but this morning something else got his attention. (Photo source: WLOX)Wayne Lascola works at the Diamondhead Marina, and usually, he's checking on boats, but this morning something else got his attention. (Photo source: WLOX)

    Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive on the Coast tomorrow to examine wreckage from that Cessna 172 that crashed this morning just north of the Diamondhead Airport.

    More >>

    Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are expected to arrive on the Coast tomorrow to examine wreckage from that Cessna 172 that crashed this morning just north of the Diamondhead Airport.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly