Meetings & Conventions

Consider this your personal invitation to plan a Mississippi meeting. A unique combination of attributes set our great state apart: From our year-round mild climate, to our delicious culinary fare, to amazing music and entertainment venues, to fantastic golfing on highly-rated courses, to a wealth of options for outdoor adventure, to our rich heritage and culture. Put them all together, and the Magnolia State offers an unparalleled experience for your meeting, conference or convention. Whether you choose a larger city or a smaller town, meeting in Mississippi is made easy by our experienced meeting professionals who are committed to making your event a successful and memorable one.

In luxury casino resorts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Tunica, as well as in picturesque towns like Natchez, Vicksburg and Oxford, you’ll find an array of quality facilities that can host meetings and special events of all sizes. Small civic centers, multipurpose coliseums and exhibition halls provide perfect conference locations. Convention services are available in all Mississippi convention cities, with the added bonus of a Convention and Visitors Bureau that enthusiastically offers a variety of free planning services to assist you.

Conference Facilities

Searching for a place for your next meeting or convention? Let our staff help you find the perfect convention site, meeting facility or conference center. Browse our comprehensive list of Mississippi facilities  to find the best fit for your organization, or order a free Mississippi Meeting Planners Guide.

Reunions

If you want to make your next reunion a success, you can’t miss with Mississippi. With more than two dozen state parks, a national seashore and unlimited opportunities for waterfront sports, the Magnolia State is the perfect location for family, alumni and employee reunions. Our rich Civil War heritage also makes Mississippi particularly well suited for military reunions.

Incentives

Visit Mississippi offers a full range of meeting and convention services. You may be eligible for the Meeting and Convention Incentive Program, which offers benefits and incentives to organizations that are planning their first Mississippi event, and to groups that have not held functions in Mississippi during the past 10 years. If your organization meets the program's room night requirements, you could be eligible for $2,500 to $10,000 in incentives for your Mississippi meeting or conference.

Request for Proposal

If you’d like us to issue a Mississippi RFP on your behalf, simply download and complete the form below.

Sports Facilities

Looking for just the right sports facility for your next tournament? Whether you need tennis courts, softball or soccer fields, Mississippi has the facility for you. We make your selection easier by narrowing down to the best and highest-rated facilities that Mississippi has to offer.

  • 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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