Announcing Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® 2016

ZDD-Bluebird-logo 2016Fondren Renaissance Foundation will present the sixth annual Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend April 1 & 2, honoring area first responders and raising money for Friends of Children’s Hospital.

Friday, April 1
SPQ® Big Hat Brunch presented by Sal & Mookie’s – Buffet style brunch with house favorites. Awards given for best hat and best hat group. This is people watching at its best! – 11:00am. Tickets – $21 advance or $26 at door – email SPENCERT@salandmookies.com or call 601.368.1919

The World-Famous Budweiser Clydesdales presented by Southern Beverage Company – the arrival of the majestic horse drawn hitch for a restaurant hop, in Fondren for a fourth time in six years! – 6pm. Duling Avenue

The Molly Ringwalds in Concert presented by Ardenland – Hailing from Sheffield, England, “The Mollys” bring “the world’s greatest 80’s experience” to ZDD™ weekend – Doors 8pm, Show 9pm – Hilton County Line Road – Tickets at ardenland.net

Saturday, April 2
Fondren Flea – From yard sales to tent sales, scratch and dent and even herbs and plants, shop the morning away and then stick around for brunch in one of our local restaurants – 7:30am residential; 9am – businesses – held throughout Fondren residential and business districts – See fondren.org/fondrenflea for sale locations.

Sal & Mookie’s Street Carnival – On the stadium green presented by Sal & Mookie’s. Annual event with all types of carnival fun, from games to a dunking booth and The Parents & Kids Magazine Fantasy Photo Booth ($5) to pizza and ice cream eating contests, this is good old-fashioned fun for the whole family  – 10:00am-2:00pm – $2 arm band charge – some items extra

Patty Peck Doo Dah Day™ Blue Car Giveaway – One lucky key holder of ten drawn in the weeks prior to the ZDD™ Weekend will win a 2016 Honda Fit LX CVT! Drawing at 6pm. Tickets at foch.org.

Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Parade – Through the streets of Fondren. This year’s parade theme is honors our First Responders, the brave men and women who put their lives on the line for you and I daily. Enjoy the Murrah High School Band and, the JSU Sonic Boom, presented by Richard Schwartz & Associates. From trinkets to beads, golf cart floats and antique cars to Jill Conner Browne, THE Sweet Potato Queen® and the Queen’s float. Starts at dusk (about 6:45pm). Free

Fondren’s Zippity Doo Dah® Weekend is a fundraiser for Mississippi’s only children’s hospital – Children’s of Mississippi – located in the heart of Fondren. Zippity Doo Dah® is committed to helping build a modular clean room in the Children’s Cancer Center, lessening the wait times for kids with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. Last year’s parade attendance was estimated at over 20,000 and the parade welcomed visitors from nearly all 50 states and several foreign countries.

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