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For more than a century, Carnival season has been celebrated on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with parades, balls, and other festivities. This year, Mardi Gras, also known as “Fat Tuesday,” falls on February 28; however, you can experience Mardi Gras celebrations all month long! Below are the parades and events happening along the Coast that you can look forward to this Mardi Gras season.

February 11

Children’s Mardi Gras Celebration: Lynn Meadows Discovery Center | 10 am

Elk’s Mardi Gras Parade: Ocean Springs | 1 pm

Krewe of Legacy Mardi Gras

Don't let the weather keep you from experiencing all that the Mississippi Gulf Coast has to offer! Here on the Coast, you can choose from a long list of exciting indoor activities.

Discover local history and art

There is no shortage of culture on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, largely thanks to its deep history and thriving arts communities. Immerse yourself in local history at Beauvoir or the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum, both of which offer a closer look at the unique past of the Coast.

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With 2017 right around the corner, it’s time to start planning how you’re going to welcome the New Year. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has a ton of New Year’s Eve celebrations to choose from, so grab your party poppers and head to the Coast! Here are a few of the many New Year’s Eve events you can experience on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this year:

Countdown to Noon at Lynn Meadows
Looking for a family-friendly New Year’s celebration? Head over to Lynn Meadows Discovery Center for music, snacks, a New Year’s craft, falling confetti, and a ball

The Mississippi Gulf Coast Marathon is almost here, and soon you will be able to show off all of your hard work on the course. Since it is only the second annual event you may have a few questions about the weekend, and we’re here to answer them. We know you’ve been training for months, so instead of telling you how to best prepare for the race, we’ve created this guide to ensure you have a fun, stress-free weekend participating in a beachside run and enjoying everything the Mississippi Gulf Coast has to offer.

Check out the health and

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