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With Mardi Gras right around the corner, there's no better time than now to give you what you want: a comprehensive guide to everyone's favorite celebration.

Parades

There's a reason an estimated 450,000 people come to the Mississippi Gulf Coast each year for Mardi Gras, and it starts with the parades! With over 20 parades, "Carnival on the Coast" is bigger than it's ever been, and it only gets better with each passing year. If you've never been to a Mardi Gras parade before, then you're in for a treat and need to check out this year's

Sometimes a Sunday Funday is the exactly what the doctor orders, and with all the different amenities on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Aside from going to the beach and having a relaxing day, there are so many fun places to check out the next time you're enjoying a nice, long weekend on the Coast!

Fueling Up

Before starting your perfect Sunday, you first need to energize by hitting one of the great local coffee shops on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Whether it's Bankhouse Coffee in Bay St. Louis, Coast

With only a few days left until Santa slides down your chimney, we wanted to give everyone a reminder of all the great holiday activities there are on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Each activity is great for kids, and just as fun for couples looking for a festive night out!


Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival
Now in its third year, the Gulfport Harbor Lights Winter Festival is one of the largest light festivals in the surrounding area, and the decorations throughout Jones Park are simply magical! With a ferris wheel, a carousel, a train and

No matter where you are, opening a restaurant can be one of the riskiest decisions a person can make. Roughly 60% of restaurants fail within the first year, while close to 80% never make it to their fifth anniversary. The Starfish Café in downtown Bay St. Louis is months away from its fifth anniversary, and did we mention it’s a nonprofit that allows you to pay what you want when eating there?

That’s right, the Starfish Café is a farm-to-table nonprofit organization that teaches cooking skills, financial literacy, resiliency training and other

Everyone knows the Mississippi Gulf Coast is home to some of the finest seafood in the world, as well as some of the most pristine beaches around. But some might be surprised to find out what an eclectic art scene there is across the Coast. Between Ocean Springs, Biloxi and Bay St. Louis, there are numerous galleries and museums that are brimming with beautiful works of art.

Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Arguably the most famous artist to ever live on the Coast, Walter I. Anderson (1903-1965) is recognized as an American master, and his

It doesn’t matter if you’re a visitor on the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the weekend, or a long-time local, the Biloxi Shrimping Trip is well worth your time!

Whether you’ve lived here your whole life, or are just visiting the Coast for a few days, the Biloxi Shrimping Trip is a great way to have a fun experience and learn about where the majority of the world’s shrimp comes from. Departing from the Biloxi Small Craft Harbor, this “70-minute Living Marine Adventure Cruise” will take you and your party out into the Mississippi Sound to discover

Trying to plan a budget-friendly getaway? We’ve put together a list of low-cost activities so you can experience all that the Mississippi Gulf Coast has to offer without breaking the bank!

  • Visit Lynn Meadows Discovery Center with the little ones and let them spend a few hours embracing their creative side and enjoying hands-out activities.

    • Cost for a family of 4 - $40

    • Check out the LMDC website for special rates.

  • Visit one of the Coast’s local breweries, where you can enjoy a brewery tour and craft beer tasting for just $10

There’s no time quite like family time on the Mississippi Gulf Coast! Make the most of your experience with these 50 fun family activities:

1. Explore the Mississippi Sound on the Biloxi Shrimping Trip

2. Make a day trip out to Ship Island

3. Escape to Margaritaville’s Family Entertainment Center

4. Explore Earth and space at INFINITY Science Center

5. Go to a Biloxi Shuckers game

6. Bike the coastline

7. Cruise the Pascagoula River with Eco-Tours of South Mississippi

8. Take a cooking class at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural