Fishing

From freshwater fishing in 119 public lakes to saltwater fishing off the Gulf Coast, Mississippi offers endless excitement for the avid angler. Mississippi is well known for its incredible crappie fishing. The World’s Largest Crappie Fest is held annually at Enid Reservoir in Water Valley. The reigning world record white crappie was caught here, weighing in at 5lb. 3oz. In addition to the scale-tipping catches, our mild climate keeps the state ripe for fishing excursions year-round. For a truly memorable fishing adventure, look no further than the salt waters of the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Hire a licensed charter guide who knows the locations of local reefs and wrecks, where the fish are and what they’re biting. Your guide is your gateway to a sea of amberjack, cobia, red snapper and more. If inshore is more to your liking, fishing trips along the coastal areas and marshes typically mean hefty catches of speckled trout, redfish and flounder.

  • 6th Annual Delta Hot Tamale Festival

    October 19 - October 21

    The Delta Hot Tamale Festival is a fun-filled three-day event that celebrates local and regional artists, musicians, and tamale makers as well as some of the South’s most influential chefs and writers. This year looks to be our biggest and best year yet with some of your favorite chefs and authors returning form last year …

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  • Great Mississippi River Balloon Race

    October 20 - October 22

    Join us for the best festival in Mississippi! Held on the grounds of the beautiful and historic Rosalie Mansion, on bluffs high above the Mississippi River.  Live, world-class musical entertainment keeps your feet moving while over 50 hot air balloons drift silently overhead. An on-site carnival and an arts and crafts market make this one …

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  • Native American Days 2017

    October 25 - October 27

    Three-day celebration of Southeastern Native American and colonial-era Euro American cultures in Mississippi, including traditional dance, song and storytelling presentations by Native Americans, colonial-era food, arts and crafts, Native American games and ancient weapons demonstrations. October 25-27.

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  • 39th Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival

    November 4 - November 5

    The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival was created to honor master potter, Peter Anderson, original potter of Shearwater Pottery, founded in 1928, and to celebrate the arts community. The festival aids in the economic development and growth of what has become Ocean Springs today. The festival is presented by Blue Moon via F.E.B. Distributing. …

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  • Cirque du Soleil presents Varekai

    November 29 @ 7:30 pm - November 29 @ 11:00 pm

    Varekai is a critically-acclaimed production that has wowed almost 10 million people worldwide since it first premiered in Montreal in 2002. Since then, Varekai has visited more than 180 cities in 35 different countries around the world. In 2014, Varekai started off a new tour in an arena format. Written and directed by Dominic Champagne, this production pays tribute to …

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