SPORTS

“Only the best is found in Mississippi...”

- Robert St. John, Viking Cooking School

Ideal weather. Varied terrain. A love for the outdoors that is shared by visitors and locals alike. Is it any wonder that Mississippi is a popular destination for golf and sports enthusiasts? If you need more reasons, we definitely have them:   Home to two annual PGA TOUR events: The Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic of the PGA Champions Tour, played at Fallen Oak in March; and the Sanderson Farms Championship of the PGA TOUR, played at the Country Club of Jackson in November.   Among the top 10 gaming destinations in North America, featuring upscale shopping and dining, live entertainment, luxurious spas and internationally acclaimed golf courses.  Birthplace of blues, rock 'n' roll and country music. Mississippi Blues Trail and Country Music Trail markers are placed at key sites around the state to honor musicians and give visitors insight into the state's diverse musical heritage.   World-famous, authentic Southern cuisine offering savory barbecue, fresh seafood and French-Cajun delicacies.

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OUTDOOR

“Only the best is found in Mississippi...”

- Robert St. John, Viking Cooking School

Thanks to our temperate climate and wealth of waterways and wilderness, Mississippi is the perfect place to appreciate the great outdoors. With fishing, hunting, camping, canoeing, cycling, kayaking and more, it’s easy to see why Mississippi attracts sports and outdoor enthusiasts from across the country and around the world. During your stay, you can enjoy your favorite activities, from paddling a scenic stream, to touring a working farm, to fishing on the scenic Gulf Coast. There's no limit to the outdoor activities that you can do in Mississippi.

  • 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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