Looking Back and Moving Forward
Celebrating 200 years of Mississippi history and the state's bright future.
The Bicentennial will be celebrated all year long, from the three marquee Mississippi Bicentennial Celebrations to events large and small in communities all around the state. As Mississippians come together around a shared history, keep up with celebrations from the Gulf Coast to the River, and through the Pines, Delta and Hills regions here.
Great Mississippi River Balloon Race
October 20 - October 22
The most colorful annual event in Natchez, featuring gorgeous hot air balloons filling the skies over the river, as local and national talent fill the air with live music.