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.
- 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.
- 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.
Every Memorial Day weekend, Gulfport hosts the Gulfport Memorial Day Blowout. This the event for anyone who owns a motorcycle or just wishes they did. Bikers from all over the country come to Gulfport to enjoy the long weekend. There are races and tattoo competitions for guests to enjoy. Visitors can take in some live music and enjoy the general mayhem.
During 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.
- 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.