Looking Back and Moving Forward

Celebrating 200 years of Mississippi history and the state's bright future.

Bicentennial Events

  • Bicentennial Celebration – North

    Gertrude C. Ford Center, Oxford

    June 24, 2017

    In a state known for storytellers, Oxford is a literary capital. The land of William Faulkner will host the Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration North on June 24 at the Gertrude C. Ford Center for the Performing Arts on the University of Mississippi campus. A lineup of hit-making Americana troubadours and legendary songwriters—led by Marty Stuart, Mac McAnally, Steve Azar, Shannon McNally and the We Are Mississippi orchestra and chorus—will lead a celebration in song honoring their home state.

  • Bicentennial Celebration – South

    Gulfport, MS

    March 31 – April 1, 2017

    In conjunction with Centennial Plaza celebrations on March 31, The Band Perry headlined the Governor’s Concert on April 1, capping a two-day celebration of the state’s unique music, cuisine, culture and history overlooking the scenic Mississippi Sound. 

  • Bicentennial Celebration – Central

    Entergy Plaza, Jackson

    December 9th, 2017

    Celebrate the Bicentennial at the opening of the Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, located on the lawn in the historic heart of downtown Jackson.