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Back for its 17th year, Scrapin’ the Coast will run June 21 - 23 at the MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center. The South’s largest premier car, truck, and bike show has been wowing fans since its inception and this year won’t disappoint. In addition to the car and truck show, expect to see live bands, hydro and air bag competitions, a burn out contest, corn hole tournament and more! Though, when you’re not scrapin’ by the action in Biloxi, there are so many fun things to discover in Coastal Mississippi.

In between burnouts, scrape down the

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!

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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

What pairs best with authentic coastal cuisine? Outdoor ambience! In addition to the best fresh-caught seafood and the most innovative menus you’ll find in the Southeastern United States, the Mississippi Gulf Coast boasts a variety of restaurants with incredible al fresco dining experiences. Al fresco dining, or dining outside, is the preferred method of eating on the coast, whether it be a quick solo lunch or a shared family meal. Enjoy a shrimp po-boy as you watch the waves roll in from the Gulf of Mexico, or savor chargrilled oysters over

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