Scenic Drives & Byways

From prehistoric animal migrations used by American Indians, to avenues for commerce and travel by early settlers, trails helped shape Mississippi. Today, many of Mississippi’s historic trails have been designated as scenic byways.

One of the most historic and scenic trails in the U.S. is the Natchez Trace Parkway. Today the National Park Service manages the 444-mile Natchez Trace Parkway, which commemorates the ancient trail from Nashville to Natchez. You can experience this National Scenic Byway and All-American Road by car, bike, foot or even horseback. A diverse terrain of rolling hills, farmland, thick forests and cypress swamps keeps you guessing what’s around the next curve of the road.

Other astounding trails include the Grand Gulf-Raymond Scenic Byway and the Great River Road National Scenic Byway. There are also motorcycle trails and scenic state highways that offer diverse terrain and breathtaking views for travelers to enjoy.

  • RAMCAT RHYTHM & BREWS

    August 5, 2017 - August 5, 2017

    The Delta’s craft beer event, featuring a selection of craft beers, a homebrew competition and live music in downtown’s most historic alley. 662.453.7625

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  • Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival

    August 18, 2017 - August 19, 2017

    On August 18-19 the Fifth Annual Jackson Rhythm and Blues Festival, takes place in Downtown Jackson inside the Jackson Convention Complex.  This Boomin’ festival presents a great mix of Rhythm and Blues artists to celebrate Jackson’s rich contribution to the fabric of music. Festivalgoers will experience 30 performances on 5 stages satisfying your senses with a Boomin’ …

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  • PRAIRIE ARTS FESTIVAL

    September 2, 2017 - September 2, 2017

    Held Labor Day Saturday every year in downtown West Point, this family-friendly event has more than 300 vendors of the best handmade crafts and juried fine arts in the South.

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  • 25TH ANNUAL MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST BLUES & HERITAGE FESTIVAL

    September 9, 2017 - September 9, 2017

    Blues festival featuring top blues entertainers. Enjoy music and food.

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  • 33RD ANNUAL DIAMONDHEAD ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR

    September 16, 2017 - September 17, 2017

    Check out one of the best fairs of its kind on the coast! More than 150 art, crafts, and unique gifts vendors and food stands under the trees at the Diamondhead Country Club. Prize raffle. Come inside for lunch specials in the club. Free shuttle from the Diamondhead Shopping Center both days.

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