21. June 2011 09:09
Come down to Long Beach July 2-4 for the Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo
! This annual event is being held this year at Long Beach Harbor in Long Beach, MS
. Known for its continuous entertainment, this year’s event will feature competitive fishing including tons of fish caught by the contestants on display. Enjoy carnival rides, activity booths, food, a beauty pageant of the Royal Queen and Princesses and much more!
If you are interested in competing in the fishing tournament, the registration is free
but all contestants must be registered before you begin to fish for prizes. There will be a saltwater Division and a Fresh Water Division to the Competition. All sport fishermen and fisherwomen, fishing from pleasure craft, yachts or charter boats, must be registered contestants except the hired members of the crew. Scales open at 2:00pm and close at 8pm on all days except the final day. On the final day, the scales open at 2:00pm and close at 4pm. 1st and 2nd place winners receive a trophy and prize, beginning at 7pm, on the closing day.
Registration is not required for contestants entered in the Junior Fishing Rodeo
, however, contestants must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Fishing begins at 12:01am on July 2nd. Admission
to the event opens at Noon on July 2nd and close at midnight each day of the event. Gate admission is $5 per adult and covers the entire event (all three days). Children ages 12 and under are Free!
Come enjoy a weekend of great fun and fishing this Fourth of July Holiday Weekend!!
17. June 2011 07:10
Fourth of the July weekend is fast approaching and if you are still deciding where to take the family this year, Mississippi has many options from a weekend RV trip to soaking up some sun on the Gulf Coast. Let us help you make that decision and book your plans now!
Into the True Great Wide Open
If wilderness, rugged outdoors and relaxation is what you’re looking for this Fourth of July weekend, we have your spot. The state is covered with camping and RV Parks suitable for every style. Whether just a tent or a full-on RV with all the amenities for the family, we got you covered. Just off of I-20 between Morton and Meridian rests Roosevelt State Park. Named for Theodore Roosevelt and his penchant for conservationism, the park offers over 100 campsites featuring everything from RV parking with water, electricity and sewage, to primitive camping sites with pads for tents. But there’s always more to see. Head south of Meridian to visit Archusa Creek State Park in Quitman. Located on a 450-acre lake off Highway 45 and Highway 18 East, this fisherman's paradise features nearly 70 RV campsites, four cabins and many primitive sites for relaxing between bouts of boating, swimming, sailing, canoeing and a variety of other outdoor activities. Located near the Mississippi Gulf Coast, DeSoto National Forest also offers several campsites to fit the needs of both RVers and tent campers alike. From scenic overlooks, long and winding hiking trails and meandering river tours, the DeSoto National Forest is one of Mississippi’s greatest showcases of natural splendor. Find your Mississippi Campground here
A True Coastal Celebration
Beach Par, one of the pristine parks fronting on the Gulf of Mexico, is the site of the annual 4th of July Celebration
. Thousands of visitors will bring their lawn chairs and blankets to this Mississippi event to watch a spectacular fireworks display launched from barges anchored near the Pascagoula Beach Park Pier. Visitors will be able to take advantage of the newly installed "Splash Pad" at this Mississippi event. They can have a family picnic in the park, walk and fish from the pier and take advantage of the beach area for family activity.
Find a list of 4th of July Celebrations happening throughout the state right here