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Celebrate 4th of July on the Mississippi Gulf Coast

Get ready to have an absolute blast celebrating Independence Day along the breathtaking shores of Coastal Mississippi! Our coastal communities come alive with an infectious display of patriotism, exciting festivities leading up to the holiday, and jaw-dropping fireworks. Whether you're a proud local or a curious visitor, the Fourth of July events on the Mississippi Gulf Coast offer a delightful blend of Southern charm, stunning coastal beauty, and a heartfelt appreciation for the historical significance of this momentous day. So grab your…

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Celebrate Juneteenth in Coastal Mississippi

Juneteenth (Monday, June 19) is a time of reflection, education, and jubilation as we gather to pay homage to the struggles and triumphs of the African-American community. On June 19, 1865, federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas, where U.S. General Gordon Granger read General Orders No. 3, informing the citizens of Texas that all enslaved people were free. The "Freedom Day" celebrations that followed that announcement became known as Juneteenth, and more than 150 years later, Juneteenth remains the longest-running African-American holiday in America. From lively parades and festivals to soul-stirring music performances, Coastal Mississippi offers a rich tapestry of experiences that’ll deepen your understanding and appreciation of Juneteenth…

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What to Do on Memorial Day Weekend in Coastal Mississippi

Memorial Day Weekend is around the corner! Observed on the last Monday of May, Memorial Day reminds us to honor and remember the fallen soldiers who lost their lives protecting our country. Commemorate the occasion and the unofficial start of summer by adding one more day of play and enjoying the three-day weekend on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Enjoy Gulf Coast Beaches & Ship Island There are 26 miles of stunning, white-sand beaches peppered throughout our unique coastal communities. Biloxi Beach offers plenty of fun under the sun with…

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Sweater Weather in Coastal Mississippi

One of the best things we love about life on the Mississippi Gulf Coast is the mild climate that our region enjoys during the fall and winter months. There will still be plenty of beach and boating outings, but as the days become shorter there will be no shortage of cool evenings filled with great events and things to do during your Coastal Mississippi vacation. On the days when you find yourself sporting your favorite college team's sweatshirt or bundled in your favorite comfy sweater, you might find yourself craving a steaming bowl filled…

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Shop 'Til You Drop in Coastal Mississippi

We get it. You're on vacation, but you still have to satisfy your shopping needs. Never fear, Coastal Mississippi has you covered. From bustling shopping centers to quaint boutiques, the Mississippi Gulf Coast has it al! Gulfport Premium Outlets For designer gear, Gulfport Premium Outlets has it all. You can shop an exciting collection of stores, including Kate Spade, Nike, H&M, Michael Kors, Coach, and more! The Crossroads Center in Gulfport is just a five-minute drive away and offers daily essentials and unique clothing stores. With Barnes…

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A Coastal-Inspired Father's Day

Get excited for the paternal figure in your lifebecause Father’s Day is a time to celebrate Dad, and The Secret Coast provides an array of fun options! With tons of exciting dining venues, opportunities for outdoor activities, and premier gaming, we have just the thing to let fathers everywhere know how special they are…

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Coastal Mississippi Road Trip

Each coastal community offers experiences that are unique to Coastal Mississippi, but also unique to that community. You cannot go wrong venturing out to any one of them, and we encourage you to visit them all! The most beautiful part of Highway 90 is right here in Coastal Mississippi, and it will take you all the way from Waveland to Moss Point, right by the Gulf of Mexico and a 26-mile-long beach (the longest man-made beach in the nation). Check out the best local things to do and see, but don’t limit yourself to what is listed here. There are many treasures waiting to be found on the Secret Coast…

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Mother's Day in Coastal Mississippi

There is no better place to celebrate the maternal figure in your life than on The Secret Coast. With extravagant dining options, opportunities for shopping and lavishing, and plenty of ways to spend quality time together, we’ve got a plethora of ways to let mothers everywhere know how special they are. It’s important to show Mom your love and appreciation every single day, but we promise any one of these things will make her feel that much more loved…

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Public Art in Coastal Mississippi

Whether you want to get lost in an art museum or explore a quirky seaside gallery, The Secret Coast is the perfect place to indulge your inner art-enthusiast. One of our favorite ways to spend an art-filled day on the Coast is traveling from town to town and viewing the multitude of public art installations and murals scattered around our region. From large-scale murals in the middle of downtowns to beach-front sculptures, Coastal Mississippi is brimming with art of all kinds thanks to our mixture of local creatives! We've created a list of…

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