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Columbus Spring Pilgrimage

Columbus, MS Columbus, MS, United States

Travel back in time and learn about Columbus's city’s historic sites and its full American story. Featuring home tours of premier historic homes, Lunch & Learn in elegant settings, art, …

NatureFEST!

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS, United States

Enjoy this festival, nature outing, and fascinating museum trip all wrapped into one exciting day! From live animals encounters to fish feedings by divers in the giant aquariums, NatureFEST! offers …

Oxford International Conference on the Science of Botanicals 2024

Oxford Conference Center 102 Ed Perry Blvd, Oxford, MS, United States

This conference aims to examine natural product chemistry, pharmacognosy, and botanicals. It will cover topics such as botanical identity, cultivation, post-harvest practices, and chemical/toxicological methods for assessing botanical quality and …

Moonlight, Music, and Meteors

Lefleurs Bluff Complex Riverside Park Cir, Jackson, MS, United States

Enjoy a night under the stars with the Mississippi Symphony Orchestra! Visit with area physicist, astronomers, and NASA Solar System Ambassadors during the Lyrid meteor shower. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. Click here for more information.

Owl Prowl

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS, United States

Grab your flashlight and explore the secret world of Mississippi's nocturnal wildlife! This family-fun evening event will include guided night hikes with museum naturalists, live nocturnal animal programs, discovery activities for kids, and campfire stories complete with s'mores. Click here for more information. 

World Snake Day

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS, United States

World Snake Day is a great time to see native snakes up close while learning more about them! You will have a chance to meet live snakes exhibited throughout the museum and to ask questions about them. Don’t let this event slither by! Click here for more information.

Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference

The University of Mississippi Oxford, MS, United States

The University of Mississippi celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference, the longest continuously running academic event devoted to the work of an American writer. Conference program will include five keynote lectures, panel presentations, guided daylong tours of North Mississippi and the Delta, and the ever-popular sessions on “Teaching Faulkner.” Register online …

Military One Coast Coffee with a Veteran

Biloxi Visitor Center - Ballroom 1050 Beach Blvd, Biloxi, MS, United States

This Military One Coast event is a unique opportunity to bring veterans and the community together over coffee. This event serves as a platform for open discussions, sharing of experiences, learning about available resources, and exploring how we can support one another. Click here for details.

Mississippi Book Festival

State Capitol Complex 400 High St, Jackson, MS, United States

Free and open to all, this festival brings the written word to fun, festive life with authors, panel discussions, book signings, family-friendly activities, food trucks, live music, and more! Click here for more information.

32nd Mississippi Delta Tennessee Williams Festival

Downtown Clarksdale Clarksdale, MS, United States

Help celebrate everything Tennessee Williams. From porch plays to scholarly discussions there is something for every Tennessee Williams fan. Click here for more information.

Park After Dark

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science 2148 Riverside Dr, Jackson, MS, United States

Enjoy spooky science and family fun during Park After Dark at MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science and the Mississippi Children’s Museum! Create creepy crawly crafts, go trick-or-treating through both museums, and enjoy the evening’s activities while wearing your costumes at this spook-tacular event. One night, one ticket, two museums! Celebrate Fall festivities in a …

Soulé Live Stream Festival

Soulé Steam Museum 1808 4th Street, Meridian, MS, United States

Visit America’s last remaining steam engine factory. The 21st Annual Soulé Live Steam Festival in Meridian, Mississippi gives visitors the opportunity to see how things were made and how hard people worked back in the early 20th century. Click here for more information.