Carnival on the Gulf Coast in Biloxi Mississippi for Mardi Gras 2020

Biloxi is a charming Mississippi city on the Gulf of Mexico. It’s known for its casinos. Biloxi Lighthouse stands next to Biloxi Beach on the Mississippi Sound.

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The Biloxi Visitors Center and the Biloxi Lighthouse, the city's signature landmark, in November 2011

If you want to go to Las Vegas on the waterfront, check out Biloxi.

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The city of Biloxi traces its beginnings to the arrival of the French in 1699. The City takes great pride in letting visitors feast on its 300 year history. The Maritime and Seafood Industry Museum offers exhibits on boat building and seafood-processing. Truly a museum without walls, every inch of Biloxi contains elements of its proud heritage and none greater than the majesty of the White Wings.

Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum

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Check out The Beauvoir estate; the last home of Jefferson Davis.

https://www.visitbeauvoir.org/

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At the Jefferson Davis Presidential Library and Museum, you can explore the life of the Confederate leader. Jefferson Davis was President of the Confederate States from 1861 to 1865.

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Offshore, you can visit Deer Island coastal preserve that shelters pelicans and loggerhead turtles.

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Biloxi Mississippi has a famous lighthouse; I try to visit Lighthouses across the country whenever I get a chance.

English: Historical marker at the Biloxi Light...

Biloxi Mississippi

It’s also a great place for an amazing Mardi Gras Celebration.Gulf Coast Carnival Association

Biloxi’s home of Mardi Gras and the Mississippi Coast’s oldest and most prestigious Carnival organization.  With over 300 sponsors, GCCA leads the way in providing the greatest free show on the Coast.  Its Mardi Gras Day parade has been judged the best on the Coast, and its King d’Iberville and Queen Ixolib are considered the official royalty of Coast Mardi Gras

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In 1908, the Gulf Coast Carnival Association was the first Krewe to  parade on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

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Save the Dates!!

Check out: “Carnival on the Coast” Mardi Gras – Mississippi Gulf Coast Style in Biloxi Mississippi!

The “Gulf Coast Carnival Association traces its roots back to 1908 as Biloxi’s first Mardi Gras parade, which included 17 floats, 150 flambeau carriers, the new 12-piece Herald Newspaper Band, a grand marshal, the mayor and the councilmen. Today the Carnival Association continues the tradition begun over 104 years ago, with King D’Iberville and Queen Ixolib reigning over the largest Mardi Gras parade on the MS Gulf Coast with over 100 units.”

Feb. 24, 2020     

Coronation Ball & Dance, 8:00pm

Feb. 25, 2020     

GCCA Parade, 1:00pm

GCCA . . . it’s all about our Community and the Friendships!!

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Here’s a link to Mardi Gras Parade maps:

https://www.mardigrasparademaps.com/

Biloxi, Mississippi, Hotel Buena Vista, Brochure

Biloxi, Mississippi, Hotel Buena Vista, Brochure

Biloxi Mississippi

Biloxi Mississippi

Look for the Biloxi Historical markers

Image result for biloxi mississippi istorical marker at the Biloxi Lighthouse, U.S. Route 90, B

https://www.mississippimarkers.com/biloxi.html

English: Biloxi at night from the water

English: Biloxi at night from the water

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English: The Beau Rivage Hotel in Biloxi, Mississippi. Hard Rock Casino at far right. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Biloxi lighthouse, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. The Mississippi Sound (Gulf of Mexico) is in the background. The lighthouse is located in the median between the west-bound and east-bound lanes of U.S. Route 90. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

English: Saenger Theater, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA

English: Saenger Theater, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Casino row

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English: Casinos in Biloxi (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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English: Biloxi lighthouse, June 2010, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Golden Nugget Las Vegas.svg (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

If you haven’t been to Biloxi Missippi, you’re in for a special treat. The Mississippi Gulf Coast has been transformed into a southern-style Las Vegas! There’s a pristine coastline, plenty of fantastic food and world-class accomodations in the luxurious casino-hotels like Beau Rivage, The Golden Nugget and The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino. The luxurious white beachfront of Biloxi lies directly on the gorgeous Mississippi Sound.

Gambling was legalized in Mississippi in the 1990s. It generates millions in tourism revenue for this charming area.

Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi Mississippi

Hard Rock Casino in Biloxi Mississippi

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I loved my room at the Golden Nugget in Biloxi Mississippi 2014

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Biloxi Mississippi is located in Harrison County. There are many interesting historic places to see.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Harrison_County,_Mississippi

Biloxi Mississippi Historic Places

Biloxi Mississippi Historic Places

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Visit Beavoir, the post-war home of former Confederate President Jefferson Davis.  There is also a Presidential Library on the premises at 200 W.  Beach Blvds.

Confederate President Jefferson Davis House called Beavoir in Biloxi Mississippi

Confederate President Jefferson Davis House called Beavoir in Biloxi Mississippi

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English: Grounds of Ohr-O’keefe Museums of Art, Biloxi, Mississippi, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

There are plenty of historic places to visit in the rest of Mississippi:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_Register_of_Historic_Places_listings_in_Mississippi

Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com

Coastal map of the U.S. state of Mississippi, ...

Coastal map of the U.S. state of Mississippi, showing major towns and cities in the 3 coastal counties: Hancock, Harrison, and Jackson County. Also shown are Cat Island, West Ship Island, East Ship Island, Horn Island and Petit Bois Island.The locations of towns, roads and offshore islands are based on NOAA and NASA maps. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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