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.

  • Dixie National Rodeo

    February 6 - February 12

    Champion cowboys from all over the world compete for big jackpots at the annual Dixie National Rodeo at the Mississippi Coliseum. The best of the best of bull fighters, ropers, rodeo clowns, barrel racers and bull-doggers come out in droves and keep crowds entertained with fast-paced action and antics. Rodeo Events include: Bareback Bronc Riding, …

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  • Downtown Laurel Chili Cook-Off

    February 8 @ 10:00 am - February 8 @ 8:00 pm

    Laurel Main Street kicks off each new year with the annual Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off! The event takes place the second Saturday in February and is held on the 500 block of Central Avenue, downtown with music, beverages (coke products & beer), and teams competing to be the winner. All entries are cooked …

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  • Mississippi Blues Marathon

    February 29 @ 7:00 am - February 29 @ 7:00 pm

    The 13th Annual Mississippi Blues Marathon will take place on February 29, 2020, in downtown Jackson, Mississippi’s capital city. With live music before, after, and throughout the course, the Mississippi Blues Marathon proves to be one-of-a-kind. Challenge yourself with the marathon or half-marathon, or take things a little easier with our 10, or 5k. You …

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