Canoeing & Kayaking

The rivers and streams in Mississippi offer some of the most fun and most scenic outdoor adventures in the state. Adventure out on the Mississippi River with Quapaw Canoe Company, paddle Black Creek, Mississippi’s only designated National Wild and Scenic waterway, or explore the Pascagoula River, the largest unimpeded river system in the country and find out why it is called the “Singing River.” From leisurely float trips to adventurous canoe trips down the Mississippi River, there’s a river trip for everyone’s experience level. So don your life jacket, bring your canoe or kayak, and get on the water for a Mississippi paddle or float trip.

  • Mississippi Book Festival

    August 18 @ 8:00 am - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

    Known as Mississippi’s “Literary Lawn Party” this free event for book lovers of all ages is held on the grounds of the State Capitol and feature over 150 authors, more than 45 panels, activities and more.

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  • Cruisin the Coast

    September 30 @ 8:00 am - October 7 @ 5:00 pm

    America’s Largest Block party featuring classic cars from all over the world showcase their rides and cruise the beautiful beach-side highway along the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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  • Mississippi State Fair

    October 3 @ 8:00 am - October 14 @ 5:00 pm

    One of the South’s largest fairs with amusement rides, concessions, national recording artists, agricultural and livestock competitions, exhibits and more take place in Jackson.

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  • Great Mississippi River Balloon Race

    October 19 @ 8:00 am - October 21 @ 5:00 pm

    The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race is the most colorful annual event in Natchez, with gorgeous hot air balloons filling the skies over the river as local and national talent fill the air with live music.

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  • 7th Annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival

    October 20 @ 8:00 am - October 20 @ 5:00 pm

    Proclaimed as the “Hot Tamale Capital of the World” this unique festival features multiple tamale vendors, music, eating contest, famous chefs and much more.

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