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Are you planning on attending the South’s premiere arts and crafts festival? You should! Mark your calendars for November 2 – 3, 2019 for the 41st Annual Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival presented by Blue Moon. We’ve crafted our own How-To guide to ensure you navigate Coastal Mississippi’s biggest festival like a pro.


Named in honor of Peter Anderson, the late master potter and founder of Shearwater Pottery ca. 1928, the festival celebrates the arts community at-large, and will see more than 400 artists and crafters selling their

Foodie. Epicure. Gourmand. Connoisseur…a person with a particular interest in food. Pick any label and it's suited to all fans of the tri-county region of Coastal Mississippi. The generous Gulf supplies over 200 species of fish, not to mention proudly serves as the leading source of the nation’s oyster and domestic shrimp industries, a title in progress since the mid-19th century. The subsequent influences of Eastern European and Vietnamese cultures on a native seafood-centric diet have rendered a beautifully layered coastal culinary identity.

Summer is winding down, school supply lists are lining grocery store shelves, and you may be realizing that you still haven’t taken a vacation! But don’t fret, Coastal Mississippi is the perfect last-minute getaway to cure end of summer blues and leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to tackle the new school year.

Outdoor Fun:

Coastal Mississippi offers a wide variety of outdoor activities for the entire family. Go-Karts? Race to Finishline. Zip-lining? Zip n’ Fun Adventure Park is right up your alley. Are the high seas calling your name?

Does your family favor the speed of a go-kart track over sunbathing by a pool? Are you a big kid at heart who likes the occasional arcade zombie battle or adrenaline rush of air hockey tournaments?

Say no more! Coastal Mississippi boasts an array of top notch, family fun activities for kids of all ages.

Family Fun in Coastal Mississippi

Escape at Margaritaville Resort & Family Entertainment Center

This 55, 000 square foot family entertainment center is described as part arcade and part amusement park. Climb the 58 foot volcano rock wall, navigate the 14 sky trail

Summer is in full swing, and we are celebrating Coastal Mississippi-style with a lineup of stellar headlining entertainment.

From concerts with international recording artists, stand up-comedians, and feats of acrobatic wonder, our casino properties showcase it all. Read on for the headlining entertainment coming to Coastal Mississippi in August!

  1. Lunaro

Lunaro at Beau Rivage

Welcome to Lunaro! A new cirque-style production celebrating Hollywood and the cinematic arts. Audiences will enjoy action and adventure as they marvel at heroic feats and

As much as we relish our warm weather in Coastal Mississippi, 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. Get ready to visit them all because summer just began!

The Yard Milkshake Bar

The Yard Milkshake Bar in D'Iberville

Having opened in 2019 at the D'Iberville Promenade, this chain from Gulf Shores has wowed Coastal Mississippi with its indulgent ice cold treats of specialty milkshakes, ice cream cones, floats, and more!


Summertime in Coastal Mississippi provides two certainties: SUN and FUN. When the temperature is higher and the days are longer, there's no excuse not to shed those layers and get outside! Soak up our beautiful coastal weather by taking advantage of the multitude of outdoor activities we offer.

Splash and Swim

For the aquatic lovers, we recommend beating the heat by cooling down poolside. Coastal Mississippi's casino resorts offer luxurious pool settings with options for private cabanas and bartenders at an arm's length away. Swim over to the

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!

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

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