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Sweater Weather in Coastal Mississippi

One of the best things we love about life on The Secret Coast is the mild climate that our region enjoys during the fall and winter months. There will still be plenty of beach and boating outings, but as the days become shorter there will be no shortage of cool evenings filled with great events and things to do during your Coastal Mississippi vacation. On the days when you find yourself sporting your favorite college team's sweatshirt or bundled in your favorite comfy sweater, you might find yourself craving a steaming bowl filled with…

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Shop 'Til You Drop in Coastal Mississippi

We get it. You're on vacation, but you still have to satisfy your Target, Walmart, and other basic shopping needs. Never fear, Coastal Mississippi has you covered. Here on the Secret Coast, not everything is a secret. We have plenty of shopping centers for all your shopping needs! You can find whatever you need at one of our excellent, state-of-the-art shopping malls or quaint boutiques. Gulfport Premium Outlets For designer gear, Gulfport Premium Outlets has it all. You can shop an exciting collection of stores, including Kate Spade, Nike…

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Holidays in Coastal Mississippi

VETERANS DAY - To honor our heroic veterans, Coastal Mississippi offers multiple events for the men and women who bravely fought in defense of our freedom, including the Annual Jackson County Veterans Day Program and Veterans Day Weekend at the Mississippi Aquarium! Put on your red, white, and blue then come on out to honor our veterans! THANKSGIVING - Thanksgiving Day on the Secret Coast is full of families celebrating the holidays and giving thanks for all the year's blessings. While you're celebrating, head on over to the 3rd Annual otter…

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The Secret Coast's Outdoor Guide

Gear up for the great outdoors: consistently warm weather and perpetually beautiful scenery mean outdoor adventure is a year-round option for Coastal Mississippi explorers. There is nothing better than a day at the beach, and The Secret Coast is just the place to kick off your shoes, put your feet in the sand and relax awhile while enjoying the view of our gorgeous white sandy beaches. Nature & Wildlife With 62 miles of scenic shoreline, it’s easy to find a perfect place to set up for a day in the sun. Whether you take an eco-tour, rent a kayak…

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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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