Meetings & Conventions

Consider this your personal invitation to plan a Mississippi meeting. A unique combination of attributes set our great state apart: From our year-round mild climate, to our delicious culinary fare, to amazing music and entertainment venues, to fantastic golfing on highly-rated courses, to a wealth of options for outdoor adventure, to our rich heritage and culture. Put them all together, and the Magnolia State offers an unparalleled experience for your meeting, conference or convention. Whether you choose a larger city or a smaller town, meeting in Mississippi is made easy by our experienced meeting professionals who are committed to making your event a successful and memorable one.

In luxury casino resorts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast and in Tunica, as well as in picturesque towns like Natchez, Vicksburg and Oxford, you’ll find an array of quality facilities that can host meetings and special events of all sizes. Small civic centers, multipurpose coliseums and exhibition halls provide perfect conference locations. Convention services are available in all Mississippi convention cities, with the added bonus of a Convention and Visitors Bureau that enthusiastically offers a variety of free planning services to assist you.

Conference Facilities

Searching for a place for your next meeting or convention? Let our staff help you find the perfect convention site, meeting facility or conference center. Browse our comprehensive list of Mississippi facilities  to find the best fit for your organization, or order a free Mississippi Meeting Planners Guide.

Reunions

If you want to make your next reunion a success, you can’t miss with Mississippi. With more than two dozen state parks, a national seashore and unlimited opportunities for waterfront sports, the Magnolia State is the perfect location for family, alumni and employee reunions. Our rich Civil War heritage also makes Mississippi particularly well suited for military reunions.

Incentives

Visit Mississippi offers a full range of meeting and convention services. You may be eligible for the Meeting and Convention Incentive Program, which offers benefits and incentives to organizations that are planning their first Mississippi event, and to groups that have not held functions in Mississippi during the past 10 years. If your organization meets the program's room night requirements, you could be eligible for $2,500 to $10,000 in incentives for your Mississippi meeting or conference.

Request for Proposal

If you’d like us to issue a Mississippi RFP on your behalf, simply download and complete the form below.

Sports Facilities

Looking for just the right sports facility for your next tournament? Whether you need tennis courts, softball or soccer fields, Mississippi has the facility for you. We make your selection easier by narrowing down to the best and highest-rated facilities that Mississippi has to offer.

  • 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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