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Coastal Mississippi's Star-Spangled Weekend Beckons Independence Day Travelers for Unique Experience

From festivals and fireworks to Gulf-Fresh Seafood we have everything you need to celebrate! COASTAL MISSISSIPPI, June 13, 2024 -- This year's Independence Day falls on a Thursday, giving visitors more time to enjoy Coastal Mississippi's sandy beaches, delicious cuisine, and spectacular fireworks for a memorable summer holiday. "Enjoying everything Coastal Mississippi has to offer takes on a special meaning during the Independence Day holiday," said Judy Young, CEO of Coastal Mississippi Tourism. "Travelers to our region will find multiple…

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Experience Peak Season for Coastal Mississippi Seafood with Culinary Delights & Cultural Experiences

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (MAY 28, 2024) - Savor the freshest catch and indulge in a celebration of coastal cuisine as the Gulf Coast's waters enter peak shrimping season, spanning from mid-May through September. From renowned local restaurants to vibrant cultural and educational experiences, the 62-miles of shorelines, stretching from Pascagoula to Waveland, offers a feast for the senses that highlights the time-honored tradition of shrimping and the region's rich maritime history and culinary diversity. Fine Dining In Pascagoula, specialty plates…

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Ari Covacevich Elected to MSAE Board and Promoted to Senior Manager at Coastal Mississippi Tourism

BILOXI, MS (May 16, 2024) -- Ari Covacevich, lifelong Coastal Mississippi resident and tourism professional, has been elected to serve a two-year term on the Mississippi Society of Executives Board. Covacevich was recently promoted to Senior Manager of Meetings, Conventions, and Associations at Coastal Mississippi Tourism. She further assists with multiple projects across the organization, from grants to budget analysis, and strategic partnerships management. “Ari's dedication and professionalism are highly regarded by Coastal Mississippi…

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Coastal Mississippi Invites Travelers to Unwind and Play Weekends with the Best Events of the Season

COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (April 23, 2024) - Coastal Mississippi welcomes travelers to experience weekends filled with adventure, exploration, and relaxation. With a myriad of events and festivals lined up for spring and summer, travelers will find an unforgettable escape along the 62 miles of vibrant sun-drenched shorelines. "We are excited to invite all travelers to experience the bliss and discover the magic of spring and summer here in Coastal Mississippi," said Judy Young, CEO of Coastal Mississippi Tourism. "Whether travelers are seeking serene…

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Coastal Mississippi Communities Shine in Southern Living's 2024 "The South's Best"

Honorees to be featured in the April issue COASTAL MISSISSIPPI (March 6, 2024) – Southern Living magazine, the ultimate insiders’ guide to Southern culture, today announced the winners of their “The South’s Best” honorees for 2024. Coastal Mississippi communities claimed the top spot in several categories: Ocean Springs took the top honors as The Best Small Town in Mississippi, with Bay St. Louis, Gulfport, and Pass Christian also nominated in that category. Biloxi was voted The Best Waterfront Town in Mississippi. And Gulfport was voted one of…

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Coastal Mississippi Is Honored With ConventionSouth’s Annual Readers’ Choice Award

GULF SHORES, Ala. (October 18, 2023)—It is with great honor that the publishers of ConventionSouth, the national multimedia resource for planning events in the South, present Coastal Mississippi with a 2023 Readers’ Choice Award. “ConventionSouth readers and fans have once again voted to decide the best meeting sites in the South, and it is no surprise to us that Coastal Mississippi has been selected to receive our annual Readers’ Choice Award,” said ConventionSouth Associate Publisher Tiffany Burtnett. “This prestigious recognition comes from…

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Mississippi's Largest Annual Event Gears Up for Record Breaking Year

CRUISIN' THE COAST CELEBRATES 27 YEARS AS AMERICA'S LARGEST BLOCK PARTY! Coastal Mississippi, September 19, 2023 – The 27th Annual Cruisin' the Coast, known affectionately as America’s Largest Block Party, is well on track to break all previous records when it kicks off Sunday, October 1 through 8 on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. “To say that we are thrilled to potentially break our previous record is an understatement," said Sherwood “Woody” Bailey, Jr., Event Vice Chair and Executive Director. “With additional on-site registrations, we are…

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Five to be Inducted in 2023 Class to Mississippi Songwriters' Hall of Fame

Coastal Mississippi, September 18, 2023—The Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame will honor its next class of inductees on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at the Mary C. O’Keefe Cultural Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. This will be the 5th class of inductees for the Mississippi Songwriters Hall of Fame, an event produced annually on the 3rd Thursday of September by the Mississippi Songwriters Alliance. This year's event kicks off the 2023 Mississippi Songwriters Festival and will feature a tribute to the late Jimmy Buffett, a…

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Coastal Mississippi Invites Travelers to Experience National Shrimp Day

Coastal Mississippi Invites Travelers to Experience National Shrimp Day Coastal Mississippi spotlights attractions, experiences, dining, and more to celebrate National Shrimp Day on May 10. Coastal Mississippi, May 10, 2023— In anticipation of the day created to recognize America’s favorite seafood, National Shrimp Day on May 10, Coastal Mississippi has curated a variety of ways travelers can celebrate all month long. The region, which produces nearly three-fourths the nation’s domestic shrimp, has many unique experiences for seafood…

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Coastal Mississippi Spotlights Sustainable Travel Experiences for Earth Month

Image courtesy of Eddie Robinson Coastal Mississippi Spotlights Sustainable Travel Experiences for Earth Month The Gulf Coast region of Mississippi invites travelers to enjoy and preserve its natural beauty with dozens of outdoor adventures, educational offerings and environmentally conscious programs. Coastal Mississippi, April 11, 2023— As travelers plan their Earth Month activities, the Mississippi Gulf Coast is excited to offer guests a variety of opportunities to volunteer, explore and protect its natural resources while they visit. With…

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