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Coastal Mississippi Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

GULF SHORES, Ala. (October 18, 2023)—It is with great honor that the publishers of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Coastal Mississippi with a 2023 Readers’ Choice Award. “ConventionSouth readers and fans have once again voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Coastal Mississippi has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher Tiffany Burtnett. “This prestigious recognition comes from…

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Mississippi's Largest Annual Event Gears Up for Record Breaking Year

CRUISIN' THE COAST CELEBRATES 27 YEARS AS AMERICA'S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY! Coastal Mississippi, September 19, 2023 – The 27th Annual Cruisin' the Coast, known affectionately as America’s Largest Block Party, is well on track to break all previous records when it kicks off Sunday, October 1 through 8 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “To say that we are thrilled to potentially break our previous record is an understatement," said Sherwood “Woody” Bailey, Jr., Event Vice Chair and Executive Director. “With additional on-site registrations, we are…

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Five to be Inducted in 2023 Class to Mississippi Songwriters' Hall of Fame

Coastal Mississippi, September 18, 2023—The Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame will honor its next class of inductees on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. This will be the 5th class of inductees for the Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame, an event produced annually on the 3rd Thursday of September by the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance. This year's event kicks off the 2023 Mississippi Songwriters Festival and will feature a tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett, a…

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Coastal Mississippi Invites Travelers to Experience National Shrimp Day

Coastal Mississippi Invites Travelers to Experience National Shrimp Day Coastal Mississippi spotlights attractions, experiences, dining, and more to celebrate National Shrimp Day on May 10. Coastal Mississippi, May 10, 2023— In anticipation of the day created to recognize America’s favorite seafood, National Shrimp Day on May 10, Coastal Mississippi has curated a variety of ways travelers can celebrate all month long. The region, which produces nearly three-fourths the nation’s domestic shrimp, has many unique experiences for seafood…

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Coastal Mississippi Spotlights Sustainable Travel Experiences for Earth Month

Image courtesy of Eddie Robinson Coastal Mississippi Spotlights Sustainable Travel Experiences for Earth Month The Gulf Coast region of Mississippi invites travelers to enjoy and preserve its natural beauty with dozens of outdoor adventures, educational offerings and environmentally conscious programs. Coastal Mississippi, April 11, 2023— As travelers plan their Earth Month activities, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is excited to offer guests a variety of opportunities to volunteer, explore and protect its natural resources while they visit. With…

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Coastal Living Magazine names Pass Christian to 2023 Best Place to Live On The Coast

Image courtesy of the City of Pass Christian Coastal Living Magazine names Pass Christian to 2023 Best Place to Live on The Coast Coastal Mississippi, March 22, 2023—The Spring issue of Coastal Living is hot off the press, and beautiful Pass Christian, Mississippi, is on the list of Best Places to Live On The Coast for 2023. It is the first time a Mississippi Gulf Coast Community has been named to the list. Citing Pass Christian’s natural beauty, including “picket fences, historic cottages, and moss-decked Spanish oaks,” the article calls The…

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12 Gulf Coast Ways to Get Off The Beaten Path

MARCH 1, 2023 BY CHERÉ COEN|NEW ORLEANS MAGAZINE MARCH 2023 Chalk it up to the pandemic or my increasing age, but a requisite element of a good vacation is finding time to flee the madding crowds. If you feel the same, you’re in luck. Along the Gulf Coast, there's numerous ways to get off the beaten path or discover something unique from the mainstream. We’ve compiled a few to get you started. Jumping with Dolphins Look for signs when heading down Lorraine Road in Gulfport or you miss the cutoff to Ocean Adventures Marine Park. Located on…

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The 50 Best Small Towns in The South

By Southern Living Editors Updated on March 7, 2023​ Forget about size. These 50 Southern towns may be small (some are technically villages) but each one has its own distinct story to tell. We asked our readers to share their favorites, and this wide-ranging list captures the wonderful diversity of our region. You’ll find towns by the seaside, in the mountains, outside of big cities, near universities, and more. Some are known for German food (Helen, GA; Fredericksburg, TX), others have thriving art and culture scenes (Ocean Springs, MS;…

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Ocean Springs Is The Coastal Mississippi Town You've Been Missing

This buzzy coastal destination is rife with artistic talent, cute shops, delectable food, and cool new spots to stay. By Kelsey Ogletree PHOTO: ALEX NORTH PHOTOGRAPHY If Ocean Springs were looking to make a bumper sticker, it might read something like this: "My downtown's cooler than your downtown." This quaint community in coastal Mississippi has no need for personal boasting, however, as its rich history, artistic flair, and small-town atmosphere speak for themselves. Colorful, contemporary, and culturally rich, the town is especially…

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Coastal Mississippi's Biggest Attraction: Kindness

There’s certainly no shortage of interesting things to experience when visiting the Mississippi Gulf Coast. From learning about the inner workings of a shrimp boat to being kissed by a rescued dolphin – there are plenty of great memories to be made when you visit this part of the country. But something unexpected happens to visitors who come here for the first time. It probably starts with someone holding open a door at a gas station. Or it might be a smile from a complete stranger passing on the street. You might notice it when you’re out to…

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