Pack your bags. From inside The MAX, you can personalize your very own Mississippi arts and entertainment road trip. Come get the big picture at The MAX, then set out for a closer look at the stories that grab you most — from Tupelo’s Elvis, to Indianola’s B.B. King, to Jackson’s Eudora Welty and many, many others.
The Great Mississippi River Balloon Race
Oct. 19–21, 2018
The Great Mississippi River Ballon Race is a one-of-a-kind event. Listen to world-class musical entertainment while watching hot air balloons drift overhead.
The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival
Ocean Springs, Mississippi
Nov. 3–4, 2018
The Peter Anderson Arts & Crafts Festival was created to honor potter Peter Anderson, founder of Shearwater Pottery. Surrounding the festival are more than 150 shops, restaurants, and galleries.
Handworks Holiday Market
Nov. 16–17, 2018
Over 140 exhibitors and thousands of shoppers will gather at the Mississippi Trade Mart. Kick off the holiday season with some family friendly shopping and support artists selling their handmade products.
Eudora Welty House
1119 Pinehurst Street
Jackson, MS 39202
For 76 years, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Eudora Welty lived and wrote in her Jackson home at 1119 Pinehurst Street. Her parents finished construction of the house in 1925, when Eudora was 16 years old and had recently graduated from high school.
B.B. King Museum
400 2nd Street
Indianola, MS 38751
The mission of the B. B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center is to empower, unite and heal through music, art, and education and share with the world the rich cultural heritage of the Mississippi Delta.
Gumtree Museum of Arts
211 Main Street
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
The Gumtree Museum of Art exists to support Tupelo’s community of artists while fostering a high standard of excellence in visual arts. The museum features exhibits, workshops, lectures and special events year-round.