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The Secret Coast's Labor Day Weekend Itinerary

Labor Day weekend is coming in hot, and it’s time to plan your getaway to Coastal Mississippi! When you come to The Secret Coast, there’s plenty to do to keep you and your family entertained. So here is our Secret Coast Labor Day Weekend Itinerary! Friday There’s nothing like a beachside dinner to kick off the weekend right! With endless options to satisfy all your cravings, fresh gulf seafood is always on The Secret Coast menu. Consider Bacchus on the Beach, Felix’s Restaurant & Oyster Bar, or Shaggy’s in Biloxi, Gulfport and Pass Christian…

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A Coastal-Inspired Father's Day

Get excited for the paternal figure in your lifebecause Father’s Day is a time to celebrate Dad, and The Secret Coast provides an array of fun options! With tons of exciting dining venues, opportunities for outdoor activities, and premier gaming, we have just the thing to let fathers everywhere know how special they are…

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Juneteenth in Coastal Mississippi

On June 19, 1865, Federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, where U.S. General Gordon Granger read General Orders No. 3, informing the citizens of Texas that all enslaved people were free. The "Freedom Day" celebrations that followed that announcement became known as Juneteenth, and more than 150 years later, Juneteenth remains the longest-running African-American holiday in America. Today, the commemoration perpetuates, growing in size each year, and in 2021, President Joe Biden signed a bill recognizing Juneteenth as a national holiday. For 2022 you will find Juneteenth celebrations all across The Secret Coast – from festivals to parties and other family-friendly events…

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Coastal Mississippi Road Trip

Each coastal community offers experiences that are unique to Coastal Mississippi, but also unique to that community. You cannot go wrong venturing out to any one of them, and we encourage you to visit them all! The most beautiful part of Highway 90 is right here in Coastal Mississippi, and it will take you all the way from Waveland to Moss Point, right by the Gulf of Mexico and a 26-mile-long beach (the longest man-made beach in the nation). Check out the best local things to do and see, but don’t limit yourself to what is listed here. There are many treasures waiting to be found on the Secret Coast…

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Coastal Mississippi Jazz and Blues Artist Lucious Spiller

There’s no doubt Mississippi is a historical staple in the Jazz & Blues movement. The Gulf Coast region is home to the Mississippi Blues Trail commemorating dozens of clubs and cafes where blues greats, such as Bobby Rush, Denise LaSalle and O.B. Buchana performed regularly. But, Jazz & Blues isn’t just something to be remembered – in Coastal Mississippi – it’s still alive and well with award-winning musicians like Lucious Spiller and the opening of new clubs like Ground Zero Blues Club…

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Mother's Day in Coastal Mississippi

There is no better place to celebrate the maternal figure in your life than on The Secret Coast. With extravagant dining options, opportunities for shopping and lavishing, and plenty of ways to spend quality time together, we’ve got a plethora of ways to let mothers everywhere know how special they are. It’s important to show Mom your love and appreciation every single day, but we promise any one of these things will make her feel that much more loved…

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A Gulf of Options: Your Dining Guide

As a coastal destination, the abundance of seafood is seenin the likes of fish, crab, shrimp, and oysters provided in droves by the generous freshwater tributaries of the Mississippi River and the salty waters of the generous Gulf of Mexico. The seafood industry plays an integral role in our regional cuisine, with over 200 species of fish and nationally recognized oyster and domestic shrimp industries. But the tri-county region of Coastal Mississippi also boasts layers of flavor and influence distilled from the international communities who call its 62 miles of coastline home. Plus, our restaurant scene is a culinary roulette wheel, from fine dining to casual eateries, providing an intriguing pilgrimage for your palate. Discover the diverse restaurant scene that every visitor needs to experience…

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Public Art in Coastal Mississippi

Whether you want to get lost in an art museum or explore a quirky seaside gallery, The Secret Coast is the perfect place to indulge your inner art-enthusiast. One of our favorite ways to spend an art-filled day on the Coast is traveling from town to town and viewing the multitude of public art installations and murals scattered around our region. From large-scale murals in the middle of downtowns to beach-front sculptures, Coastal Mississippi is brimming with art of all kinds thanks to our mixture of local creatives! We've created a list of…

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Top Cool Down Treats in Coastal Mississippi

With a year-round temperate climate and long summers, we relish our time outdoors in Coastal Mississippi. Though, all of the time spent outdoors beckons the need to cool down. And what better way to get cool than with cold, sweet treats? We've made a list of the Top Cool Down Treats here on The Secret Coast. From custards to cones and shakes to sundaes, get ready to visit them all because summer just began! Tropical Treats New Orleans Style Sno-Balls Tropical Treats is located in the Long Beach Harbor and serves ice-cold sweet treats that…

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The Ship Island Experience

If you've never been to Ship Island, then you might not know how secluded and pristine its beaches are. You might not even knowthat you could visit! You'll be pleased to hear that you can and should if you want to experience one of the most memorable beach days you’ve ever had…

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