1817, 2017 Mississippi: Celebrating 200 Years

Mississippi Bicentennial Celebration – South

Centennial Plaza, Gulfport
March 31 – April 1, 2017

We are proud to join the State of Mississippi’s 200th anniversary celebration with a 2-day festival highlighting South Mississippi’s history, culture and advancements over the last 200 years.

Centennial Plaza in Gulfport, the magnificent oak tree-lined beachfront site, will serve as South Mississippi’s Bicentennial Celebration headquarters. The event will feature two days of exciting activities to include the following, and beginning with a history-making opening ceremony on Friday, March 31, 2017.

The Band Perry. Governer's concert. Saturday, April 1st
Jaimoe Jasssz Band. Saturday April 1st
The Paul Thorn Band playing original southern rock and country. Saturday, April 1st
The Mississippi Bicentennial Symphony Orchestra. The Mississippi Bicentennial Singers. The bicentennial Chorus. With Grammy nominee: Vasti Jackson

Friday, March 31st Entertainment

Pine Hill Dulcimers
Pine Hill Dulcimers

Pine Hill Dulcimers

Amanda Cook and Kennesaw Ridge Blue Grass Band with George Mason
Amanda Cook and Kennesaw Ridge Blue Grass Band with George Mason

Amanda Cook and Kennesaw Ridge Blue Grass Band
with George Mason

Eddie Miller, and the Coast Big Band Concert
Eddie Miller, and the Coast Big Band Concert

Eddie Miller, and the Coast Big Band Concert

Saturday, April 1st Entertainment

Mississippi Stamp Ceremony

Mississippi Forever Stamps Dedication Ceremony

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DPlay Band

Jimmy
Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

Rochelle Harper Band
Rochelle Harper Band

Rochelle Harper Band

National Anthem by LeKeisha Cotten
National Anthem by LeKeisha Cotten

Parade of Cities, Opening Ceremony & National Anthem by LeKeisha Cotten

U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band
U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band

U.S. Navy Ceremonial Band

U.S. Navy Rock Band
U.S. Navy Rock Band

U.S. Navy Rock Band

Gary Sturdivant, Comic
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Gary Sturdivant, Comic

William Carey Jazz Band
William Carey Jazz Band

William Carey Jazz Band

Local and Internationally Renowned Artists

Interactive Historic, Educational and Cultural Exhibits

Salute to Education and the Military

Parade of Cities and Counties

Taste of Mississippi Food Court and Craft Beer Hall

Corporate Village

Celebrating 200 Years: Bicentennial Celebration South

Mississippi’s 26 southernmost counties will come together and showcase their unique food, culture, history and their residents’ contributions to the state.

Don’t miss this exciting weekend to honor and celebrate South Mississippi’s rich history and salute our state’s 200th anniversary of statehood!

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 Friday, March 31st:
The Coast Big Band Concert plus so much more

Saturday, April 1st:
The Band Perry plus so much more

EVENT FULL TO CAPACITY