International travelers take delight in the sheer variety of culture, cuisine, scenery and experiences that make Mississippi a popular place to visit. If you’re a fan of the blues, rock ‘n’ roll, country or gospel music, you’ll love your stay in the birthplace of America’s music. But that’s just the beginning. There’s a wealth of history to take in, from antebellum architecture to key battle sites of the Civil War. And for leisure, you’ll find more than 140 fantastic golf courses to play year-round. Plus, you’ll be met with so many dining options that the hardest part of your trip will be deciding where to begin. Start planning your itinerary now!
21st Annual Cruisin’ The Coast
October 2 - October 8
Welcome to America’s Largest Block Party. Cruisin’ The Coast® began in 1996 as a festival to celebrate antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. 374 vehicles registered that first year and in 2016 we had 7,957 registered vehicles. Car enthusiasts from 41 states plus Canada and Sweden drive to the Mississippi Gulf …
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 …
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 …
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.