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.


Jimmie Rodgers Music Festival
Meridian, Mississippi

May 3-5, 2018

Celebrating its 65th anniversary, the three-day festival begins Thursday, May 3 and will be hosted at a variety of downtown venues thanks to partnerships with multiple downtown Meridian organizations, including The MAX.



Gumtree Festival
Tupelo, Mississippi

May 12-13, 2018

The Gumtree Festival is Mississippi’s premier arts festival. Each spring, artists from all over the Southeast descend on Downtown Tupelo for a weekend of music, performance, food, crafts, and visual arts.



Mississippi Book Festival

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 Jackson.



Meridian Museum of Art
628 25th Avenue
Meridian, MS

The mission of the Meridian Museum of Art is to promote the visual arts through exhibitions and collections, art education and support of regional artists, and to enhance community life through the celebration of the diverse cultures of the region.


Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Mississippi Civil Rights Museum
222 North Street
Jackson, Mississippi 39201

The Mississippi Civil Rights museum opened on December 9, 2017 to widespread acclaim. Learn about the Civil Rights Movement and the fight for for racial equality that changed the state and the nation.


Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Walter Anderson Museum of Art
510 Washington Avenue
Ocean Springs, Mississippi 39564

The Walter Anderson Museum of Art is dedicated to the works of Walter Inglis Anderson, considered by many to be the South’s greatest visual artist.


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

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