Explore Mississippi

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.

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Neshoba County Fair
Philadelphia, Mississippi

July 27 - August 3, 2018

The Neshoba County Fair, also known as Mississippi's Giant House Party, is an annual event of agricultural, political, and social entertainment.

http://www.neshobacountyfair.org

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Mississippi Book Festival
State Capitol Grounds
Downtown Jackson, Mississippi

August 18, 2018

The Mississippi Book Festival draws thousands of readers, writers, and book lovers to its fourth annual “literary lawn party” in downtown.

http://msbookfestival.com/

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Mississippi Delta Blues & Heritage Festival
Greenville, Mississippi

September 15, 2018

The Mississippi Delta Blues and Heritage Festival is now the largest blues festival in the Delta and the oldest in the United States. The festival features blues artists from near and far.

https://www.deltabluesms.org/

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Eudora Welty
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.

http://www.mdah.ms.gov/welty/

 

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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.

https://bbkingmuseum.org

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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.

http://gumtreemuseum.com

On April 28, 2018, The MAX will open to the public.

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