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Visiting Central Mississippi
The chill of winter is gone, and central Mississippi welcomes in spring and summer. From the capital city of Jackson, to the charming city of Clinton – central Mississippi has a wide array of interesting and fun attractions, perfect for the spring and summer traveler. Clinton, a fine city, is home to Mississippi College, and the Clinton Community Nature Center. While in Collins, summer travelers make plans for the 23rd Annual Okatoma Festival – complete with rides, arts and crafts, an antique car show, a canoe race, and a performance by the Cowboy Blues Band. Experience central Mississippi this spring.
Canton, just north of Jackson, is home to the Sister Thea Bowman House, and is set along the Ross R. Barnett Reservoir, making it an ideal spring and summer travel destination. In March, keep an eye open for the Magnolia Wool Dust Society, and on April 15 and 16, participate in the Arts on the Square event. Looking for a bit of local flavor? Beginning May 12, explore the Canton Flea Market Art & Crafts Show. The Canton Multicultural Center and Museum is a must-see, and check out some local lore at the historic Madison County Courthouse. Take full advantage of the spring and summer weather while playing 18 holes at the Deerfield Golf Course.
West of Canton, easily accessed from I-20, is Vicksburg. A fine border city, Vicksburg is situated along the Mississippi River, and is home to the Jacqueline House African American Museum. Guests of the Best Western hotel in Vicksburg are in prime location to explore and experience a central Mississippi spring and summer. Head to the Vicksburg Battlefield Museum for historical perspectives on the American Civil War, or make use of the mighty Mississippi river at the annual Vicksburg Riverfest event.
Known as the “Red Carpet City of the South,” Vicksburg is an eclectic city, with a wide array of sights and attractions. Enjoy a carriage-drawn tour of historic downtown Vicksburg, or if you’re feeling lucky, head over to the Ameristar Casino.
South of Vicksburg, and also set along the Mississippi River is the charming city of Natchez. Explore the history of central Mississippi with a visit to the House on Ellicott’s Hill, and during July, enjoy a fine taste of central Mississippi food and beverage at the annual Natchez Food & Wine Festival – three days of local cuisine and wine.
Central Mississippi Hotel Map
Travel Region Favorites
- Many Mississippi Museums
Windsor Ruins, Claiborne
Check out Magnolia State museums focusing on science, travel, art, history, and famous Mississippians like Elvis and Eudora Welty.
- 23 Things To Do With Kids in MS!
Picnicking in MS's State Parks
The Magnolia State is full of kid-friendly activities, from picnicking in the great outdoors to hands-on learning in famous museums. Take your pick from 23 top destinations.
- 14 Fun Golf Courses in MS!
Scenic, MS Golf Course.
Here are 14 of Mississippi's greatest and most enjoyable golf courses – for veterans and beginners alike – found in the northern, southern, central, and the delta regions of the Magnolia State.
- 8 Great Fishing Destinations in MS!
Fishing in MS.
Anglers of all skill levels cast out their lines in northern, southern, and central MS at these eight outstanding fishing destinations in the Magnolia State.
- Top Things to Do in Jackson
An unbeatable itinerary for your visit to Jackson – covering everything from museums and parks to indie bookstores and more.
- 4 Mississippi Literary Attractions
Check out Mississippi’s attractions meant for lovers of literature, including the Eudora Welty House and the Faulkner Festival.
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Central Mississippi Events
83rd Annual Singing Christmas Tree
A Jackson tradition, the singing Christmas Tree is a festive concert featuring the region's best choirs and collegiate musical groups performing holiday classics for two nights. The event begins at 7:30 p.m.
8th Annual "Holly Days" Arts & Crafts Show
Get some holiday shopping done early at the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation in Vicksburg. Local artisans and vendors will be placing their best creations and crafts up for grabs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., with a downtown parade to follow at 5 p.m.
2015 Yazoo City Christmas Parade
An annual parade held in Yazoo City, featuring a wealth of decorative floats, classic cars, marching bands, and more. The parade is held in downtown Yazoo City, beginning at 6 p.m.
2015 Wassail Fest
A holiday festival held in downtown Columbus, featuring caroling, kids' activities, and more, hosted by the Columbus Arts Council. The fun begins at 5 p.m.