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.


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.


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.

  • 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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