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The Best Christmas Light Displays in the U.S. - Coastal Mississippi's Gulfport

Throughout the holiday season, one of the most treasured traditions for many is getting out to see the festive Christmas lights. From simple displays of icicle lights hanging off the eaves of a house to the most elaborate musical light shows and everything in between, people love to see the glitter and color of Christmas lights. While some events require tickets or admission fees, many are open to the public free of charge. To kick off your holidays, here are the 10 U.S. cities with the best Christmas light displays. 5. Gulfport, Mississippi…

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Kendra Simpson Named Director of Marketing for Coastal Mississippi CVB

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Brooke Gibson Media & Public Relations Executive 228-388-2993 brooke@coastalmississippi.com Kendra Simpson Named Director of Marketing for Coastal Mississippi CVB COASTAL MISSISSIPPI, Miss., Oct. 26, 2022 -- Coastal Mississippi, the Convention and Visitors Bureau for the tri-county region of the Mississippi Gulf Coast, is pleased to announce the appointment of Kendra Simpson as Director of Marketing. Simpson brings nearly ten years of marketing experience to the position, having previously served as the Vice President of…

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In Ocean Springs, idyllic doesn't mean sleepy

There's always something afoot in this trendy beach town. The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival, the largest event of its kind in Mississippi, runs Nov. 5-6 and draws a crowd of around 150,000.​ BY JESSICA FENDER | Contributing writer Oct 23, 2022 - 5:00 am OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI — The inscription above the door at the end of the gallery reads, “Beware by whom you are called sane.” Just over the threshold, every inch of a room roughly the size of a walk-in closet dances in rapturous homage to the natural splendors of the…

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100 Things to Do In Coastal Mississippi Before you Die Book Launch

Brooke Gibson Public and Media Relations Executive 228-388-2993 brooke@coastalmississippi.com 100 Things to Do In Coastal Mississippi Before you Die Book Launch and Signing with Author Lisa Evans Coastal Mississippi, September 22, 2022—Coastal Mississippi, the Convention and Visitors Bureau for the tri-county region of the Mississippi Gulf Coast and the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum and Convention Center will host a book launch and signing with author Lisa Evans, for her new book 100 Things to do in Coastal Mississippi Before You Die (2022…

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Coastal Mississippi Announces New Hires in Communications & Engagement and Destination Services

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Pattye Meagher Director of Communications & Engagement 228-388-3634 pattye@coastalmississippi.com Coastal Mississippi Announces Two New Hires in Communications and Engagement, Appoints New Destination Services Executive from Within Coastal Mississippi, August 7, 2022 – Coastal Mississippi, the destination marketing organization for the tri-county region, is pleased to announce the addition of Brooke Gibson as Public & Media Relations Executive and Lauren Skelton as Digital Content Executive in the Department of…

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Pass Christian is the Mississippi Beach Town You've Probably Never Heard of

Southern Living A laidback seaside vacation awaits! By Tara Massouleh McCay Updated June 29, 2022 Credit: Courtesy of Coastal Mississippi Affectionately known as "The Pass" to locals and devoted visitors, it's common knowledge that Pass Christian is the place where problems, stress, and worries of the world come to pass. Incorporated in 1848, the tiny Coastal Mississippi town of fewer than 7,000 people has kept a low profile over the years, with nearby Gulfport, Bay St. Louis, and Ocean Springs getting most of the out-of-town draw. However…

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Foodie Travels: Add Mississippi’s Gulf Coast to your spring itinerary

By Kara Kimbrough The burnt ends platter sells out quickly at Murky Waters, so placing an order early in the day is critical. Courtesy photo Spring, wonderful spring … the official start of vacation season. Before you pack the car or book a flight, consider an alternate plan. Don’t wreck the budget with a long sojourn to an expensive out-of-state resort area filled with pricey restaurants. Instead, look no further than our own Gulf Coast. Besides festivals held almost every weekend, beach walking, shopping, casino hopping, sightseeing and…

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Thriving Coastal Mississippi ready to host annual Southern Gaming Summit

By Gary Trask Beau Rivage will once again host the Southern Gaming Summit - one of the longest running gaming industry trade shows in the country. Despite a series of unimaginable and unavoidable obstacles, the gaming industry in the state of Mississippi continues to thrive. The last 15-plus years have been a roller coaster ride for the state, most notably the Coastal Mississippi region, which has been forced to deal with outside factors such as catastrophic natural disasters, a recession, the largest oil spill in U.S. history, and a…

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Wanna Bet?

You can always bet on a good time in Mississippi Words by Paige Townley The adventure never ends in Mississippi, and that includes gaming as well. Mississippi is packed with casinos across the state, and it’s one of the only states that allows sports betting on-site at casinos as well. Whether you prefer poker, roulette, or slots—and whether you prefer to play them on a riverboat casino or at a beachside resort—Mississippi is the state that offers it all. Something About Sportsbooks Mississippi offers a number of casinos all over the state…

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The Waterfront South

From marshes and bayous to rivers and barrier islands, the South has much to offer when it comes to waterfront appeal. Group travelers can board boats for wildlife-watching cruises or take guided kayaking adventures along some of the marshes and water features that pepper the area. These five Southern waterfront destinations also feature some world-class attractions, including aquariums, botanical gardens and museums. Coastal Mississippi Biloxi, Gulfport and 10 other small towns along the Mississippi coast are fantastic getaways for fans of…

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