On December 10, 1817, Mississippi was officially recognized as the 20th state in the United States of America. In 2017 the state will celebrate the 200th anniversary of Mississippi's statehood with a reflection on Mississippi's history and culture.
The celebration begins in January with a joint session of the Mississippi Legislature and will end in December with a gala to which citizens from all over our state will be invited. In addition to the gala, celebration events for the December weekend will include the grand opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration–South
The weekend will feature local and internationally renowned artists, interactive exhibits, parade, salute to education and the military, Corporate Village, Taste of Mississippi food court, and Craft Beer hall.
Golden Nugget Biloxi – offering $79 for Thursday night and $139 for Friday/Saturday – call 800-777-7568 and mention code Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration code: S174102 (rate does not include tax or resort fee)