I've been to Mississippi many times and on various times of the year. I remember spending the nicest, warmest New Year's Day there that I can remember. Then, I remembered that Mississippi had a lot of Festivals. They have a festival for just about everything. Here is a list of the Mississippi Festivals held during the summer months.
I love the spirit of the people of Mississippi. Many years ago, Hurricane Camille came through Gulfport and much of Mississippi. It washed a small yacht ashore. So, when the cleanup began and the insurance company had had their say, it was decided that they wouldn't try to repair the boat, they wouldn't even move it. In fact, they simply turned it into a little bit off kilter gift shop. It's really a cute idea.