Bordered on the west by the mighty Mississippi River, the state of Mississippi is home to low hills, slow rivers and a gentle coastline. The presence of the Mississippi River has continually shaped and changed the state's history, helping it to become an important part of the country's economy. The state is home to regular cultural events, including theater productions, music shows and visual art performances.
- Downtown Tupelo, MS 38802 in Tupelo, MS
Each summer, Elvis lovers come to Tupelo for the Elvis Presley Festival. Tupelo is the birthplace of Elvis Presley and the perfect place for a festival in his honor. In 1956, the town hosted a parade for Elvis's homecoming and this festival recreates that parade each year. After the parade, guests can enjoy special tours and an art show in the famous singer's honor.
- Downtown Poplarville, MS 39470 in Poplarville, MS
Each summer, people come to Poplarville to enjoy the Poplarville Blueberry Jubilee, a wonderful arts and crafts fair. After strolling through the many vendor tents, visitors can enjoy live entertainment and plenty of local food. Children can enjoy some time at the storytelling events.
- Biloxi, Miss. in Biloxi, MS
Each fall, antique car enthusiasts come to Biloxi for Cruisin' The Coast. Here, guests can step back in time to the age of bobby socks and poodle skirts. Antique cars and hot rods from as far away as Canada come to cruise 30 mile of stretch of highway that hugs the beaches and through charming coastal towns. For all guests, there are block parties and luaus to enjoy.
- Courthouse Square Canton, MS 38824 in Canton, MS
For a single day each spring and another in the fall, Canton hosts the Canton Flea Market Arts and Crafts Show where many artists and craftsman showing off their handmade creations. Guests can find anything from pottery to jewelry. Visitors will find a large variety of unique items.
At the end of the summer, visitors to Pascagoula have the opportunity to enjoy the Jackson County Fair. This fair features livestock shows and a petting zoo for the kids. There are traditional carnival rides and a midway. For a quick snack or a meal, there are plenty of food vendors, serving fair foods.
- Natchez, Mississippi in Natchez, MS
Each spring and fall, Natchez hosts the Natchez Pilgrimage where locals open the doors of their historic homes and allow visitors to look around. Whether you are a history lover, architect, or interior designer, this is a great opportunity to tour these historic homes. This is an opportunity to step into the past when cotton was king and plantation owners built massive homes in Greek revival styles.