11. April 2013 10:54
Whether you enjoy hiking, camping, playing golf, a nice walk on the beach or maybe the well-kept secret of playing disc golf we have it all in Mississippi. The disc is like a Frisbee; only instead of tossing it to a person you try to toss it into a basket. Everyone is trying it. It’s the latest craze to hit the sporting world. They even have a Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA). Members of the association will be setting up a course at Pearl River County Welcome Center. The course will be set up on Sunday, April 28 from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm. If you want to have some fun, come out and join us.
4. April 2013 08:47
Pike County Welcome Center I-55 North 3 miles from Osyka, Ms will celebrate Confederate Heritage Month starting April 12, 2013 from 10:00 am -1: 00 pm the Daughters of Confederacy will greet tourist dressed in their Civil War period of attire. They will be serving cookies as they talk to the tourists.
April 13-14, 2013 from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm the Stockdale Rangers and the Sons of Confederacy will set up tents, cook on site, display weapons, and dress in Civil War period of attire.
4. April 2013 06:40
Please join us for our Spring Street Fair, if you happen to be in Picayune this weekend (April 6 & 7). We will be open from 9:00am – 5:00 pm daily. We will be displaying the finest Artisans in the South all along East & West Canal Street, North & South Main and Highway 11 South. There will be Free LIVE entertainment, Children’s activities, arts, crafts, antiques and food vendors. On Saturday, the Boulevard Cruisers Car Show & on Sunday, Fat Boyz Cycles/Motorcycle Show.
4. April 2013 06:25
Mr. Ed Hahn, originally from New Orleans now a resident of Carriere, MS is the Executive Chef for Paul’s Pastry. Ed's passion is food and has worked as a chef for 35 years, but his real love is art. Ed has carved wooden duck decoys since he was a small boy with his grandfather. His grandfather, Mr. Earl Blappert taught him the techniques of repairing the decoys heads and bodies before each hunting season. He had no idea that his love for hunting would turn into this fantastic folk-art, developing his skill in painting and carving. Ed will be at the Pearl River County Welcome Center April 6, 2013 demonstrating his gifted talents.
20. November 2012 05:08
Enjoy the outdoors and Mississippi's rich history. Take a trip into the past with a visit to Grand Village of the Natchez Indians, located in Natchez, Mississippi - the oldest permanent settlement on the Mississippi River. The Natchez were one of the few North American Indian tribes who were ruled by a king. The Natchez king was called the Great Sun, because the Natchez people believed he was descended from the sun. Unlike European kings, Natchez royalty was traced through the mother's bloodline, not the father's. So the son of the Great Sun would not become the next Great Sun -- his oldest sister's son would. The Natchez Great Sun was an absolute ruler, which means that he had the power to make all the decisions for the tribe himself. In reality, though, the Great Sun usually had to listen to the opinions of a council of warriors, priests, and other important Natchez men, because he needed their support. Learn more about this extinct tribe at Grand Village of the Natchez Indians.
10. April 2012 09:41
This April 13th through 15th, the 9th annual Juke Joint Festival will be held in Clarksdale, MS. What is the Juke Joint Festival? It’s a positive event for everyone in Clarksdale. It’s good for families, businesses, musicians and tourists alike. The festival itself combines an international “blues festival” with a community-minded “small-town fair,” creating a strong and memorable event like no other in the universe. It’s organized by the Clarksdale Downtown Development Association (CDDA) and staffed by enthusiastic volunteers. This “half small-town fair, half blues festival” does more than simply entertain attendees -- though it definitely does that, too! It aims to educate and enlighten native Deltans and blues tourists alike through a series of performances, exhibits, and presentations involving music, art, storytelling, film, and children’s events. The event mixes visitors with locals and showcases the economic power of cultural tourism, turning average Deltans into ambassadors for the region.
Clarksdale is just 90 minutes south of the Memphis International Airport and was once home to such blues greats as: Son House, John Lee Hooker, Junior Parker, Ike Turner, Muddy Waters, Pinetop Perkins, Earl Hooker, Lil Green, Big Jack Johnson and many many others. This year’s festival is dedicated to Delta blues legend David "Honeyboy" Edwards was a regular performer at Juke Joint Festival. He passed away on August 29, 2011 at 96 years old.
A family-friendly event, the festival also provides a bus service at night to discourage drinking and driving between music venues. All daytime Saturday events are all FREE while nighttime Saturday events all come for the price of a cheap, $15 wristband (which gets you unlimited rides on the blues shuttle bus and entry to almost 20 nighttime 'juke joint' venues). For more information, event listing and pictures from past festivals go to www.jukejointfestival.com
Or go to http://visitclarksdale.com/ for more information on Clarksdale itself.
4. April 2012 08:48
April is Golf Month throughout the state of Mississippi. Golf courses all over the state are opening their doors and encouraging people to come and enjoy a round on the links by offering special deals and giveaways all through the month. So grab your clubs and head to your local course, or take a day trip across the state to one you’ve never played and start working on your swing! If you don’t have time to play 18 holes, then some other ideas could be to schedule lessons or just head out to the driving range for half an hour. Golf is a great sport to share with the whole family or one you can play by yourself and unwind from a week at the office.
Golf in Mississippi is divided into five regions throughout the state:
The Hills Region- Located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains in the northeastern corner of the state, it has the highest elevation of any of the regions.
The Delta Region- Defined by its wide open of cotton, it’s remarkably flat and contains some of the most fertile soil in the country, as evidenced by the plush, green fairways and greens.
The Capital/River Region- This region is a large mix of glaring contrasts, from wide-open flatlands, to water-laden fairways and rolling terrain with large undulating greens.
The Pines Region- A soothing blend of rolling countryside, towering hardwoods and trickling streams. This region also contains three of the highest rated courses in the state (Old Waverly and the two courses at Dancing Rabbit).
The Costal Region- Offering a wide variety of trees, marshes, lakes and winding streams combined with gently rolling hills, The Coastal Region plays host to several hundred amateur golfers at the International Golf & Blues Experience annually.
For more information on Mississippi’s award winning golf courses, visit our website’s golf page, here.
22. March 2012 08:45
A friend and I went to Natchez, MS last weekend and it was such a wonderful trip. We stayed at The Devereaux Shields House in the Gallery Suite, it was just beautiful. The hospitality was wonderful and the breakfast was outstanding. The Gallery Suite has a balcony you can go out on and sit for hours. This area is so quiet, with a wonderful breeze blowing that kept it quite comfortable. The room we stayed in was beautiful and the private bath had plenty of hot water and a very comfortable bath tub.
The back yard had lovely flowers as well as the front yard along with a comfortable sitting area both in the back yard area and on the porch in the front yard area. I did not realize that at night we would have the house to ourselves, it was so quite and just a fantastic place to stay.
Ron and Eleanor were such wonderful hosts, they made sure we had everything we needed and helped us with where to go to eat and even made our reservations for us. We ate at the Magnolia Grill down on the river bank close to the Mississippi River Bridge, I am attaching a picture of the Mississippi River Bridge that I took right there on the bank of the Mississippi with my iPhone. I hope you enjoy it.
When we left there we had a lovely carriage ride around Natchez with a very knowledgeable driver and a dancing horse. It was late evening so it was dark except for the street light that made it very pretty and romantic, couples you really need to go on this ride at night.
The next morning we went to breakfast at the Aunt Clara's Cottage where we sat with others visiting Natchez for the first time, but will not the last. All of which has such wonderful things to say about our beautiful state. It made me very proud of Mississippi listening to them.
When we left there we decided to visit some of the places that the driver told us about on the carriage ride. We went to the St. Mary's Cathedral, the only church built at a cathedral in Mississippi. This is a very beautiful cathedral and well worth stopping and touring. We left St. Mary's and started walking downtown, decided we were hungry and so we stopped at a quaint little restaurant by the name of Breaud's Seafood and Steak; wonderful food a must eat there.
When we left there we went back to the room and got ready to go on the Green Tour of houses. We toured "The Burn" (1832), "The Elm" (1804) and "Hope Farm" (1775-1789). These tours were very informative and interesting, along with being beautifully furnished in Greek, Spanish and the Elm being built in 3 different distinct stages. That is all I am going to tell you, you have to go on the tour yourself. Believe me it is worth taking the time to go. After we left the Green Tour, we went to tour "Longwood" (1860-1861) and learned all about the owner and his visions that were way ahead of his time as you will see when you go on the tour and why the house was never completed. This is a very interesting story, you do not want to miss it. This home is octagonal in shape and in the a National Historic Landmark.
This was an amazing trip and we cannot wait to go back to Natchez.
24. February 2012 06:40
Former world number one golfer and past Master’s Champion Fred Couples, has committed to participate in the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic (MGRC) at Fallen Oak Golf Club in Saucier, Miss., March 19-25. One of the most popular and successful players in golf, Couples will be making his first ever appearance on the Mississippi Gulf Coast to play in the Champions Tour event. Couples began playing golf professionally in 1980 and has recorded 15 victories on the PGA TOUR, including the 1992 Master’s and THE PLAYERS Championship in 1996.
Couples joined the Champions Tour in 2010 and, in limited events (28) over the past two seasons, has already recorded six tour victories. As one of the top players to ever play on the PGA TOUR, Couples’ career earnings top over $22 million.
“Fred Couples committing to this year’s Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is very exciting news and has once again helped to solidify our event here on the Mississippi Gulf Coast,” stated Duncan McKenzie, Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic Foundation chairman. “Getting the world’s best players to come to our area and play in this event is something the MGRC board and staff have been working hard to attain. This announcement is a major step in our efforts to grow the event, and the 2012 Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic is shaping up to be the most exciting tournament to date for the Mississippi Gulf Coast!”
Couples became the first player on the Champions Tour to win three of his first four career starts and also became the first player since Jay Haas in 2006 to win three consecutive Champions Tour starts. Couples has represented the USA as a member of five Ryder Cup teams and five President’s Cup events, including serving as two-time captain of the team. His success and laid-back style has made him a fan favorite throughout the world.
Tickets to the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic are $15 and are on sale now. They can be purchased online or by calling the tournament office at 228.896.6365. Children ages 15 and under are admitted free with a ticketed adult.
About the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic:
The third annual Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic will be played March 19-25 at Fallen Oak Golf Club in Saucier. The tournament is uniquely funded by 13 consortium partners that see this event as an ideal way to promote the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The 2012 consortium partners include the following: BP America, IP Resort & Spa, Mississippi Power, C Spire Wireless, Hard Rock Resort & Spa, Grand Biloxi Hotel & Spa, Beau Rivage Resort & Spa, Mississippi Development Authority, F.E.B. Distributing, W.G. Yates & Sons Construction, Roy Anderson Corp, Hancock Bank and Coca-Cola. The tournament will be administered through the MGRC Foundation, Inc. and will benefit Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
12. October 2011 10:03
Make your way to Natchez this weekend for the annual Great Mississippi River Balloon Race, October 14-16! Known as Mississippi’s most exciting hot air balloon race weekend, this year’s event features two balloon flights each day, weather permitting and kicks off with a Balloon Glow and fireworks on Friday night! Pilots compete as they fly over the cities of Natchez, Vidalia, and the mighty Mississippi River. The festivities continue all weekend long with a stage full of chart topping musicians including Tonic, Randy Houser, Ingram Hill, Guitar Shorty, Brint Anderson's The Cosimo Effect, The Last Waltz Ensemble, Honey Island Swamp Band and Mark Adam Miller!
The festival itself takes place on the grounds of Rosalie Bicentennial Gardens, On Broadway Street in historic downtown Natchez. Here’s what to expect: (All times are approximate.)
Friday, October 14, 2011
- 7:00 a.m. - Media Balloon Flight* sponsored by American Medical Response and Community Coffee
- 6:00 p.m. - Gates open for the Bicentennial Gardens Balloon Glow
- 7:00 p.m. - Fireworks sponsored by The City of Natchez and The City of Vidalia
- 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. - Live Music by The Cosimo Effect
Saturday, October 15, 2011
- 7:00 a.m. - Morning Balloon flight* sponsored by American Medical Response and Community Coffee
- 11:00 a.m. - Gates Open
- 12:00 - Missippi Roots (yes, that's how they spell it!)
- 1:45pm - Honey Island Swamp Band
- 3:30 - Guitar Shorty - Afternoon Balloon Flight*
- 5:30 - The Last Waltz Ensemble
- 7:30 -Ingram Hill
- 9:30 - Tonic
Sunday, October 16, 2011
- 7:00 a.m. - Morning Balloon flight* sponsored by American Medical Response and Community Coffee
- 12:00 - Noon Gates Open
- 1:00 p.m. - The Concordia Parish Talented Music Program
- 2:45 - Mark Adam Miller
- 4:00 - Afternoon Balloon Flight*
- 4:30 - Randy Houser
Get Your Tickets Now! See you there!