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2021 Coastal Mississippi Holiday

‘Tis the season to go coastal! With the festivities in full swing this year, there is no shortage of events on the Secret Coast to get you into the holiday spirit. From dazzling boat parades to nationally-acclaimed Christmas light shows, and other family-friendly celebrations, this holiday season will be one to remember…

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Thanksgiving Delights in Coastal Mississippi

Not in the mood to cook for Thanksgiving this year? Coastal Mississippi offers several dining options that will remain open. Here are just a handful of restaurants that will be eager to feed you Thanksgiving dinner. BEAU RIVAGE RESORT & CASINO BetMGM Book Bar & Grill BetMGM Book Bar & Grill has fans covered for all of the games, including Thanksgiving Day. From 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. BetMGM offers a Touchdown Feast for $26 that includes smoked turkey, home-style cornbread dressing, collard greens, roasted garlic potatoes, sweet potato casserole…

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Gumbo Your Way (Featuring Coastal Mississippi Chefs)

In Coastal Mississippi, the winter months offer just as much sunshine as any other time of year, but that’s no reason not to indulge in one of our all-time favorite winter warmers: gumbo. This signature stew is inspired by French and African American cuisines, with rich and hearty flavors that warm both the heart and soul. The main components of gumbo include stock, roux, and the Creole “holy trinity” – onions, bell peppers, and celery. However, after that, the ingredients vary depending on who is making it. There is no right or wrong way to make it, but there are unlimited possibilities to an amazing pot of gumbo. We reached out to our local chefs to share their own unique take on this popular dish. Try each of their recipes below, and find out which one is your favorite…

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Winter 2021: 8 Fun Outdoor Activities to Do with the Whole Family

Winters can be frigid in some partsof the world, but not here in Coastal Mississippi! Our mild winter weather makes it an exciting time to head outside with the family. There are a variety of natural landscapes and tons of fun activities for even the littlest members of the family. Keep reading to learn about the best ways to spend time outdoors this season…

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17 Fun Hiking Trails and Parks to Enjoy in Coastal Mississippi This Fall

Fall in Mississippi may not look the same as it does in the more northern states. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t get out and enjoy the (occasionally) crisp air and changing flora. Believe it or not, there are countless opportunities for outdoor activities in Coastal Mississippi. With an abundance of waterways and wetland habitats, there is so much to do, see, and explore…

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2021 Cemetery Tours in Coastal Mississippi

Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour (Biloxi, MS) Every year in the month of October, the Old Biloxi Cemetery comes to life as live character reenactments take place. Attendees can visit a total of ten portrayals to learn more about the interred individuals there. It is a free self-guided tour that occurs continuously, so visit any time between 2-4 p.m. on October 17th or 5-7 p.m. on October 19th. Historic Griffin Cemetery Tour (Moss Point, MS) Learn about the founding families of Moss Point at the Historic Griffin Cemetery Tour, where six presenters will…

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Halloween in Coastal Mississippi: Fall 2021

It’s officially fall, and you know what that means! Time to pull out your costumes and spooky decorations, because we’re celebrating Halloween like there’s no tomorrow. There are countless ways to get into the Halloween spirit with events taking place all throughout Coastal Mississippi: cemetery tours, haunted houses, costume parties, pumpkin patches... You name it, we’ve got it…

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The Ultimate Guide to Cruisin' the Coast: 2021 Highlights

It’s the 25th anniversary of Cruisin’ the Coast, and they’ve prepared quite the celebration for lovers of all things antique, classic, and hot rod vehicles. An abundance of activities from autocross racing to car auctions, live music performances, block parties, celebrity appearances, and more will take place throughout the Mississippi Gulf Coast from October 3rd through the 10th. Cruisin’ the Coast is one of the biggest events in Mississippi, spanning over 11 cities and 40 miles of the coast. Over 8,000 vehicles have registered this year, from…

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A Sea of Stars on the Secret Coast

The Mississippi Aquarium is getting us excited about local wildlife differently this October. To kick-off the Gulfport Big Weekend, MSAQ is partnering with Hancock Whitney to dazzle the night sky with an amazing drone show. Five hundred drones will glow above Jones Park to create 3D shapes of marine life such as alligators, dolphins, and turtles – all while choreographed to music and embellished with a fireworks finale. You will have never seen anything like it…

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