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When “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” fades, many regions across the country are left with gray skies and frigid temperatures. Fortunately, here on the Gulf Coast, the end of the holiday season signals the start of The Happiest Time of the Year, and Downtown Biloxi knows how to RAISE YOUR PULSE!

The one-mile stretch on Howard Ave between Porter Ave and Main Street has seen unprecedented growth over the last few years. Everything from axe throwing a world-class blues bar to vegan food and swank short-term rentals has popped up on Biloxi’s main drag.

How did Mardi Gras came to the Mississippi Gulf Coast? While New Orleans and Mobile seem to garner more attention than our Mississippi Gulf Coast Carnival season, it deserves its rightful place of distinction.

The Pinebelt Women’s Expo is hosting their 12th annual expo this year. This special event is brought to you by Emerge Events, a Mississippi event planning business. Mark your calendars for Friday and Saturday, March 1-2, 2024. Friday’s event will run from 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM, and Saturday (the main day) will start at 10:00 AM and end at 3:00 PM. 

For the first time, professional mermaids worldwide will meet in Switzerland in May for the inaugural Merlympics. Pine Belt native Emily Shaw will be there representing Mississippi. The competition will test the mermaids’ aerobics and strength underwater. 

The Harrison County Fairgrounds & Equestrian Center hosts the 26thannual Gulf Coast Winter Classic. An entertaining and fun filled equestrian event for the entire family. Everyone is invited to come watch the horse jumping competition for six weeks on the Mississippi Coast.

Nestled in the storied hills of Oxford, Mississippi, sits one of Mississippi’s most intriguing homes, Rowan Oak. The antebellum-style home was built in 1844 by Irish immigrant Colonel Robert Sheegog and is most popularly known as the longtime residence of Nobel Prize winner William Faulkner.