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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.

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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

Magnolia, roux & brews will all be features at the 37th Annual Chefs of the Coast Food & Wine Gala on October 20, 2019! This annual event is presented by the Mississippi Coast Restaurant & Beverage Association.


This event, featuring close to 20 restauranteurs and chefs, will take place at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum and Convention Center from 6-8:30 p.m. At the event, expect gourmet food samplings, wine tastings, a beer garden, a food truck corral, a Culinary Gladiator Battle, silent auction, live entertainment and more!

To add to the

In Coastal Mississippi, we always find a reason to celebrate – and Christmas tops the list (well, maybe behind Mardi Gras)! From the nationally acclaimed Christmas light show at the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival to the dazzling holiday entertainment at the casinos, we celebrate with families in mind.


Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival

Bringing in over 215,000 visitors over a five-year span, Jones Park in Gulfport plays host to one of the largest holiday light celebrations in the entire country!

A dazzling display of over 1,500,000

Cruisin’ The Coast was voted #1 in USA TODAY: Best Car Show Competition in 2018 and #2 in 2019! America’s Largest Block Party celebrates antique, classic and hot rod vehicles, nostalgic music and related events. Car enthusiasts from 40 states plus Canada, Germany and Puerto Rico arrive in Coastal Mississippi once a year to showcase their rides and to cruise our beautiful 30-mile stretch of beach-side highway with designated stops sprinkled throughout our 62 miles of coastline. 

Coastal Mississippi’s tri-county region is a multi-faceted destination filled with various avenues, backroads, scenic coastline, and waterways to explore. From arts & culture and headline entertainment to boutique shopping, outdoor activities and family attractions, we offer something for every type of visitor and every type of budget.

At this time, visitors can still enjoy most fresh water and salt water opportunities that extend beyond the affected areas in the region, including kayaking, paddle boarding, excursions to barrier islands,

When planning breakout sessions or seminars for smaller groups, Coastal Mississippi has endless options sprinkled throughout the region! Spaces range from historic to modern, but all act as the perfect backdrop for engagement and educational opportunities. Learn more from some of our sales managers below!

Oak Crest Mansion Inn

Oak Crest Mansion Inn

Oak Crest Mansion Inn, built in 1920, is the quintessential Old Southern mansion. The 12-acre property boasts several locations for events including an outdoor gazebo, intimate chapel, and ballroom, all surrounded by

For the first time ever, a professional All-Star Game comes to Coastal Mississippi! In the fifth year of MGM Park, Biloxi will host the Southern League All-Star Game on Tuesday, June 18. Enjoy the game like a local here!

Home Run Derby

The All-Star festivities kick off on Monday, June 17, with the 2019 Southern League Home Run Derby. Fans will be able to purchase tickets to watch the best sluggers in the league compete for the title of 'Home Run King' of the Southern League.

Schedule of Events (Subject to change)

3:00 - 4:00 PM: FanFest

Thunder Over the SoundThunder Over the Sound: The Keesler and Biloxi Air and Space Show takes flight in less than two weeks! Participate in unique, family-friendly experiences and view the incredible skills of Air Force pilots both on Keesler Air Force Base and along the beaches of Biloxi. Thunder Over the Sound is a unique, one-of-a-kind partnership between a military base and its surrounding city, jointly hosting one air show in two locations.

Public Affairs Specialist for the 81 TRW Public Affairs Office Sarah Loicano said, "Thunder Over the Sound is truly a

It’s time to branch out and experience a destination rich in history and unique character. That’s exactly what you’ll find here in Coastal Mississippi. This area is unmatched in its ability to connect people to natural beauty and deep culture and diversity. There are plenty of ways to take your journey off of the beaten path and truly experience South Mississippi in a way that will create memories for a lifetime.

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