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Coastal Mississippi's Guide to The Peter Anderson Festival

Are you planning on attending the South’s premiere arts and crafts festival? You should! Mark your calendars for November 7-8, 2020 for the 42nd 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. Before visiting, we encourage you to check with individual businesses on any potential changes to their availability and/or hours, but rest assured Coastal Mississippi is working diligently with our partners to ensure your…

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The Ultimate Guide to the Crawfish Music Festival

Heading to the Crawfish Music Festival? A five-dayfestival 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 exciting mid-way rides at Coastal Mississippi’s premiere spring event…

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The Top Spring Festivals in Coastal Mississippi

In Coastal Mississippi, festival season doesn't end with the purple, green, and gold trappings ofMardi Gras. We keep the good times rollin' along our 62 miles of scenic coastline throughout the dawning of spring. Our unique annual events range from art festivals to nationally-renowned competitive fishing tournaments to celebrations of classic cars. So, put a spring in your step and plan a trip to Coastal Mississippi today…

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100 Things To Do in Coastal Mississippi

Curious about how much there is to do in Coastal Mississippi? We have crafted the perfect list of ideas, highlighting amazing experiences you can only have along our 62 miles of beautiful coastline! 1. Explore INFINITY Science Center. 2. While you’re visiting Infinity, hop on a bus tour of NASA’s Stennis Space Center. 3. Get outside and explore the Coast’s National Park—Gulf Islands National Seashore. 4. Take a photo with the “Welcome to the Mississippi Gulf Coast” sign. 5. Spot one of the rarest bird populations on earth at the Mississippi…

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Your Guide to the Best Oysters on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Before you and your friends or family make a trip down to the Mississippi Gulf Coast, you should especially look forward to one thing: OYSTERS! You won't hear southerners bragging too often, as it's just not really our style. But food is the one thing you might hear us brag about from time to time, because we know it's that good. Among the many culinary options that we on the Mississippi Gulf Coast have mastered are oysters. Raw, fried, grilled... You name it and we can do it. So we've put together a small list of some of the best restaurants…

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The Music-Lover’s Guide to the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Whether you want to kick back and enjoy some local tunes or you’re looking for exciting headliners, there’s a music scene for you on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Here are some must-visit spots along the Coast where you can catch amazing live music year-round. LAID-BACK VIBES If you’re looking to relax and enjoy some great live music along with a cold drink, then you can’t go wrong at Buoys Bar in Bay St. Louis, a breezy beach bar with a fun, laid- back atmosphere. If you’re in the Biloxi area, check out the Sky Bar at the Reef, where you can…

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4th of July on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Cue the fireworks! The 4th of July is right around the corner and we have everything you need to know about the celebrations leading up to Independence Day. June 30 32 nd Annual Our Lady of the Gulf Crab Festival A 4 th of July Weekend tradition, the Crab Festival is a fun event for the entire family taking place on June 30 - July 2 in Bay St. Louis. This free festival features fresh seafood, live music, arts & crafts booths, rides, raffles, crab races, and much more. 70 th Annual Mississippi Deep Sea Fishing Rodeo The whole family will enjoy…

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Three-Day Weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Are you tired of work and need a quick getaway? Take an extended three-day weekend and escape to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. We’ve put together the perfect itinerary for your upcoming visit. Day 1 Infinity Science Center Start your day off exploring this interactive museum filled with exhibits for all ages that educate guests on space, earth science, technology and more. INFINITY is also the official welcome center to NASA’s Stennis Space Center. With admission to the museum, guests can also take a guided bus tour of Stennis, NASA’s largest…

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Shrimp Sign 37: Restaurant Row

At shrimp sign 37 in Biloxi sits a strip of inviting, beach-front restaurants that you will definitely want to check out. With their prime location on the Mississippi Sound, delicious food and drinks and welcoming atmospheres, you’ll want to make time to stop by each one!…

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