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.
- 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.
For 10 days each fall, Jackson hosts the Mississippi State Fair. Visitors come to enjoy the agricultural and livestock displays and exhibits. There are plenty of carnival rides and a midway. Music lovers will find three separate tents featuring live music from gospel to rock. When guests get hungry, there are plenty of food vendors serving the usual fair foods.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.