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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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The Ultimate Guide to Fall Fishing in Coastal Mississippi

With cooler weather right around the corner, it's time to start planning the perfect fall fishing trip to Coastal Mississippi! We asked some of the region's charter captains about fall fishing, and they had plenty of expert insight to share. What type of fish can you catch? "Mississippi is unique in the fact that we have the ability to fish 12 months out of the year. Inshore and offshore opportunities are abound! Our inshore fishing in the fall months is about as good as it gets anywhere. When our bayous and bays start pushing white shrimp…

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Spend Your 2021 Labor Day Weekend in Coastal Mississippi

This Labor Day Weekend is one for the books! Find excitement and relaxation in equal measure in Coastal Mississippi. Easily accessible by car with 12 charming coastal communities spread across 62 miles of scenic shoreline, our coast provides plenty of room to roam. With plenty to do and see in our tri-county region, you can fill your itinerary and experience as much or as little as you like. Book an Excursion If you're looking to sit back, relax, and enjoy a Coastal Mississippi sunset, book a Ship Island Excursions sunset cruise and enjoy the…

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Coastal Cravings: Find the Best Boiled Crawfish

Crawfish, Crayfish, Crawdads, Mudbugs...different names for thesame 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 February, 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, we've compiled a list of the best restaurants in Coastal Mississippi for fresh, boiled crawfish. As of 3/4/21, masks are no longer mandated by the state, but following safety guidelines outlined by the Mississippi State Department of Health such as wearing masks and practicing social distancing is still recommended. 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 safety and health is the top priority. Find out how in our Destination Promise of health and safety. ​…

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Celebrate Black History Month in Coastal Mississippi

Learn from and engage with unique opportunities and places of historical significance during Black History Month in Coastal Mississippi! February presents educational, entertainment and engagement experiences for visitors and residents alike, paying homage to sacrifices, considering our progress, and reinforcing a commitment to an even brighter future. The points of interest, exhibits and more listed below create a phenomenal self-guided experience, or expand your trip by using our 2-day group itinerary…

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Coastal Mississippi Holiday Bingo

This time of year along The Secret Coast is simply magical. While you may have had to change your plans on how to celebrate the holiday season, we hope that you will enjoy our fun challenge of exploring Coastal Mississippi in a new way! Whether you’re looking to relax and enjoy The Secret Coast’s temperate climate in the great outdoors, explore our beautiful coastal communities and their seasonal offerings, or celebrate from the comfort of your own home, there are numerous ways to safely experience coastal holiday cheer with family members of…

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