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.


34th Annual Hubfest
Downtown Hattiesburg, Mississippi

April 7, 2018

Hubfest is Hattiesburg’s premier arts and music festival and features live music and over 250 arts, crafts, and food vendors.


Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival

Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival
Renaissance at Colony Park
Ridgeland, Mississippi

April 7-8, 2018

The Ridgeland Fine Arts Festival celebrates its 10th Anniversary in 2018 with a weekend full of outdoor fun with art, music, and wine.


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.


Mississippi Blues-Trail

Mississippi Blues Trail
180+ Trail Markers across the State

The Mississippi Blues Trail markers run the gamut from city streets to cotton fields and night clubs to churches. Take a journey across Mississippi and learn about the people and places that gave birth to the blues.


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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