Fine Arts

Pictured above: Walter Anderson Museum of Art in Ocean Springs, MS

Given the wealth of artists in Mississippi, it’s no surprise that we’re surrounded by the visual arts. Look around and you’ll see colorful murals on the walls – from the B.B. King mural in downtown Indianola to the Vicksburg Riverfront murals – and even on the utility boxes. Events such as the Ridgeland Arts Festival draw artists from all over the country, and our galleries and arts centers showcase the talents of painters, photographers and filmmakers. If you’re a film buff, check out the festivals happening throughout the year, including the Oxford Film Festival and Crossroads Film Festival.

The new Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Experience is an interactive museum highlighting the state’s legacy in the arts, covering literature, music, visual and the performing arts. The MAX opens April 28, 2018, in Meridian.

  • 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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  • Sanderson Farms Championship

    October 22 @ 8:00 am - October 28 @ 5:00 pm

    A great annual stop on the PGA Tour. Enjoy the hospitality, the serenity of the Country Club of Jackson, the pristine course, great food and great people.

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