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Memorial Day EventsPlanning a trip to Coastal Mississippi for Memorial Day? Choose from some of the top events taking place during the long weekend below!

C-USA 2019 Baseball Championships at MGM Park

Taking place daily from May 22-26, the entire family can cheer for their favorite team during this high-energy tournament! Enjoy America's favorite pastime at MGM Park, home of the Biloxi Shuckers, complete with local cuisine and craft brews. Tickets are $15 per game; more information can be found here.

Jazz in the Pass

Take in the sounds of regional jazz artists

Summer is the perfect time to explore the barrier islands that sit just miles off the mainland of Coastal Mississippi. With white-sand beaches and beautiful Gulf waters, the islands are an ideal summer day trip.

While all of the barrier islands offer something unique that is worth exploring, Ship Island is the most accessible to travelers thanks to the Ship Island Excursions ferry service out of Gulfport and Biloxi.

Ship Island - Trevor Reid
Photo: Trevor Reid

BEFORE YOUR ISLAND ADVENTURE

When planning for a trip out to Ship Island, be sure to bring all your beach

Pt-305 FlierJoin in on the excitement as The National WWII Museum launches rides aboard the restored, operational Higgins patrol-torpedo boat in Bay St. Louis on June 22-23, 2019! Starting April 1, 2019, The National WWII Museum began offering the public the opportunity to tour and ride the restored patrol-torpedo (PT) boat 305 on her home waters of Lake Pontchartrain, where she was originally tested by Higgins Industries more than 70 years ago.

For the first time ever, visitors will be able to see and feel the PT boat experience and learn about the

Thunder Over the SoundThunder Over the Sound: The Keesler and Biloxi Air and Space Show takes flight in less than two weeks! Participate in unique, family-friendly experiences and view the incredible skills of Air Force pilots both on Keesler Air Force Base and along the beaches of Biloxi. Thunder Over the Sound is a unique, one-of-a-kind partnership between a military base and its surrounding city, jointly hosting one air show in two locations.

Public Affairs Specialist for the 81 TRW Public Affairs Office Sarah Loicano said, "Thunder Over the Sound is truly a

Kick off your summer in Coastal Mississippi this Memorial Day! With 62 miles of scenic shoreline and unlimited possibilities, discover an authentic coastal experience for travelers of all ages and budgets of all sizes. Whether you're in need of relaxation or a weekend full of outdoor adventure, Coastal Mississippi offers something for everyone. Before you plan your itinerary, we've highlighted places to stay and things to do to ensure your stay in Coastal Mississippi is a memorable one.

Where to Stay:

Coastal Mississippi offers a wide variety

Are you heading to the Mississippi Coast Coliseum Crawfish Music Festival? A five-day festival with more than a dozen acts can be a bit overwhelming. Don’t worry, we’ve listed everything you need to know beforehand to make sure you have an awesome time enjoying headline entertainment, hot boiled crawfish, and so much more at Coastal Mississippi’s premiere spring event!

Sing along:

No matter what kind of music you like, you are sure to hear some tunes you enjoy at the Crawfish Music Festival. If you don’t purchase reserved seating, make sure

March Madness is officially upon us! And if you’re a fan of basketball, chances are that you’ve assembled your bracket of 68 teams and placed bets amongst friends, family, and coworkers. Your methodology could be practical: assessing record-based statistics and weighing in favor of top seeded schools. If you're new to March Madness and want to join in on the fun, use a casual strategy and support your alma mater, team mascots, or even your favorite colors. Regardless of your approach, you will savor in this opportunity to place bets amongst

Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs...different names for the same delicious food. Here in Coastal Mississippi, we like our crawfish boiled, served by the pound, with an extra set of napkins; spicy or mild; with potatoes, corn, and often times sausage, onions, peppers, and the occasional green beans and brussels sprouts. As soon as crawfish season opens in mid-March, lines form out the doors of restaurants with hungry mouths waiting to "pinch the tails and suck the heads" of the bright red crustaceans. To let you in on one of our secrets,

If you’re like most people, you’ve got to be smart about vacation planning. You can only take so many days off of work, and even if your time were unlimited your travel budget certainly isn’t.

Enter the micro-vacation, a model more and more families are using in order to get more out of their vacation time. In a nutshell, it involves taking more, shorter, less expensive vacations. The micro-vacationer typically builds trips around a weekend to limit time off work and opts for driving over flying to keep costs down. This means micro-vacations

In the social media era, you know when your friends are travelling. From spring break to summer vacation to holiday trips, your feeds fill up with travel pics – beach selfies, famous landmarks, well-known vistas. Some destinations are so shared, you feel like you’ve been there even if you haven’t.

On the southern edge of Mississippi, you’ll find a different kind of destination. It’s a region known as “The Secret Coast,” because unlike some places it still contains secrets, which is great for travelers who like to explore and discover. Scroll

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