As an anthropology grad, that’s right May 5th was the day, I always look for activities, no matter where I am, that can teach me something about a region’s history. One of the most enjoyable and educational experiences along coastal Mississippi is the Southcoast Summerfest, which runs from June 15 – 24. The festival celebrates Mississippi’s lands, local culture and heritage, and the waterways. The festival also features local musicians, art, beach parties, kayaking, and food. Activities span the three coastal counties, from Bay St. Louis to Pascagoula.
Now, I realize that many of you are coming to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for the music and food, but for those of you big game fisherman like my fiancé, the 16th Annual Mississippi Gulf Coast Billfish Classic will take place from June 4 – 10 and is one of the highest paying big game fish tournaments in the Gulf of Mexico. Fisherman, tourists, and residents all come out for this exciting and challenging tournament, not just to see the biggest catch, but to see all of the incredible vessels floating in the waters.
If you are in Mississippi Gulf region during the summer don’t just pass through, stay for a couple of days. This is the best time to experience the culture of the south and I’m thrilled that I will be there. Hope to see all of you there too!
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