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.
- Courthouse Grounds Cleveland in Cleveland, MS
For one day each spring, hundreds of artists will show off their creations for the Cleveland Crosstie Arts and Jazz Festival in Cleveland. This juried art show features art in many mediums from painting to sculpture. Visitors can enjoy races, live entertainment, and sample local cuisine. For the children, there is plenty of activities, including a kid's train and face painting.
- 300 John Lee Hooker Lane Clarksdale, MS 38669 in Clarksdale, MS
Each spring, Clarksdale hosts the Juke Joint Festival and Planters Celebration with fun for the whole family. This festival features pig races and street musicians. Children can enjoy the petting zoo and a train ride. For the music lovers in the family, there are plenty of live music concerts in the evenings.
- Atwood Water Park Monticello, MS 39654 in Monticello, MS
Each May for more than 30 years, friends and family have come to Monticello to enjoy the Atwood Music Festival. Here, visitors get to enjoy great music and make great memories. If hunger strikes, there are plenty of food vendors serving a variety of cuisines and festival favorites.
- 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.