(Ocean Springs, MS) – Local Anheuser Busch distributor Mitchell Distributing is
bringing the Clydesdales to Ocean Springs during their Coastal Mississippi visit on
Thursday, April 27.
The Budweiser Clydesdale crew will hitch on Jackson Avenue off Front Beach. The
parade will begin at 6 p.m. and end near the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center. The
event will include delivering a case of beer to local downtown restaurant and bars
from Porter Avenue to the Juke Joint as part of their parade route.
For more information on the parade and festivities, visit the Ocean Springs Chamber of
Commerce Facebook event page, contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of Commerce-Main
Street-Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424.
Stay up to date on the Budweiser Clydesdales by visiting Mitchell Distributing on Facebook
and view the Budweiser Clydesdale Visit the Mississippi Gulf Coast event page.
The idea of the Budweiser Clydesdales began in 1933 when August A. Busch, Jr. and
Adolphus Busch III surprised their father, August A. Busch, Sr., with the gift of a six-horse
Clydesdale to commemorate the repeal of Prohibition of beer.
Shortly after the first group was introduced, the six-horse Clydesdale team increased to
eight. On March 30, 1950, in commemoration of the opening of the Anheuser-Busch
Newark Brewery, a Dalmatian was introduced as the Budweiser Clydesdales’ mascot. Now, a
Dalmatian travel with each of the Clydesdale hitches.
Today, the Budweiser Clydesdales continue to be an enduring symbol of the brewer’s
heritage, tradition, and commitment to quality, making hundreds of appearances across the
country each year.
For more information on the parade and festivities, contact the Ocean Springs Chamber of
Commerce-Main Street-Tourism Bureau at 228-875-4424.