Experiences

Looking to dig a little deeper into Mississippi’s unique experiences, hotspots, and events? We’ve curated some of our favorite travel opportunities right here for you.

5 Stops in Jackson for Blues Marathon Runners

We are pleased to welcome visitors to Jackson for the annual Mississippi Blues Marathon on Saturday, January 7th! The 2015 marathon welcomed more than 3,000 runners from all 50 states and seven countries. This year, the marathon celebrates its tenth anniversary! […]

Mississippi Blues Trail Program Celebrates 10 Year

Jackson, Miss. (Dec. 6, 2016) – Visit Mississippi and the Mississippi Blues Commission invite all who wish to attend to a celebration of 10 years of the Mississippi Blues Trail on Monday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. with a Blue Monday […]

5 Great Golf Courses in the Capital/River Region

Mississippi is a golfer’s paradise. Home to more than 140 pristine and challenging courses, the “Hospitality State” welcomes weekend duffers, seasoned professionals and everyone in between. Away from the links, more good times await. From dawn until deep into the […]

Tailgating Mississippi Style, Part 2

Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Southern Miss may be known for their pregame soirees, but when it’s time for gridiron action, Mississippi’s other universities score big, too. Their teams are fierce, and their tailgating manner is warm and inviting. Visitors […]

Tailgating Mississippi Style, Part 1

Mississippi fans approach college football games with a passion bordering on religious fervor. Saturdays in the South are often planned around football schedules from September to November’s end. Teams may win or lose games, but Mississippi always triumphs at tailgating. […]

Mississippi Blues Trail to Unveil 191st Marker

The Mississippi Blues Trail will honor the Mississippi Gulf Coast Blues & Heritage Festival with a marker unveiling at noon on Friday, Sept. 9, at the Jackson County Fairgrounds in Pascagoula. The festival, celebrating its 25th year, will follow on Saturday. […]

Literary Lover’s Guide to Jackson

Creative culture is never in short supply in Mississippi. As the birthplace of renowned native fiction authors, including John Grisham, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Willie Morris and Richard Wright and playwrights Tennessee Williams and Beth Henley, Mississippi is America’s literary […]

July 4th – Mississippi Style

Mississippians love finding reasons to celebrate, and the Independence Day holiday is no exception. From the Hills to the Coast, you’ll find events, festivals and get-togethers sure to be fun for the whole family. Below are some of our Fourth […]

Native Americans – The Original Mississippians

Mississippi, once home to a greater variety of indigenous tribes than any other southeastern state, is celebrating its Native American heritage during the month of July. Though many people are familiar with places throughout the state that hold Native American […]

6 Mississippi Date Night Spots

Locals know where to spend some time out with friends, or with that special someone. Whether you go for a first date or a weekly date night, check out these unique hangout spots in each region of the state. Ranging […]

National Travel & Tourism Week 2016

It’s National Travel & Tourism Week! America’s annual salute to travel and tourism was established by a congressional resolution in 1983, and we are celebrating all week with events at our 13 Welcome Centers around the state. Here are some highlights: SUNDAY, […]

Americana in Mississippi Music Tour Launches

Mississippi is home to blues and is the heart of the Americana Music Triangle. Gospel, country, jazz, bluegrass and rock ‘n’ roll have deep-running roots here. The sound is still alive and well. In spring 2016, Mississippi is celebrating Americana […]