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The Magnificent City of Pascagoula, Mississippi ’ s Flagship City

4/3/2017 | Tricia LeAnn

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"The City of Pascagoula has so much to offer to residents and visitors alike. Between a calendar full of community events, our various amenities that highlight ecotourism including the largest free flowing river in the United States, and the best in Southern Hospitality. Pascagoula has something for everyone to enjoy!”    -Mayor Jim Blevins.

    Located on the mouth of the majestic Pascagoula River, The City of Pascagoula offers visitors of the Gulf Coast an endless array of coastal activities. Pascagoula is known for their gorgeous city parks, a historic bike trail, free fun splash pads, white sandy beaches with shaded sitting areas, and standing art pieces here and there in nature settings and along city streets. The city offers one of a kind businesses in historic buildings along with shopping and dining districts.  Find the Round Island Lighthouse, playgrounds, and boat launches. Fish off a pier that is open 24/7, enjoy a picnic under the shade of the pavilions, or play a game of volley ball back on the beach.
    Pascagoula takes pride in continuing to build a strong industry of America’s ships that have defended our country for over a century. The "Singing River”, the longest free flowing waterway in the nation, is a place of commerce and recreation. The sea defines Pascagoula. It is the source of the beauty and livelihood of this city’s three hundred year history. Come join the community and take a second to take in the splendor of the surroundings Pascagoula has to offer.
Enjoy a walk along the pristine beach of the Pascagoula River to the coastal mural art adorned bridge named after and signed by the famous Pascagoula local, Jimmy Buffett. Create family memories with a day trip to the Scranton Nature Center, the Scranton Museum, and Scranton’s Restaurant and Catering.
Admire The Community Oak, a gigantic oak tree over 250 years old. All of Pascagoula provides the added benefits of natural picturesque scenery. If you want huge ships with breathtaking blue water in the background or historic urban brick buildings with palm trees come take some vacation selfies. If fishing is your leisure, launch your boat at a convenient spot and enter a local annual fish rodeo for fun.
    Come to the beautifully flower adorned shopping districts around the downtown area to get a nice "mom and pop shop” vibe while you stroll in and out of each boutique, toy shop, and restaurant. Pascagoula’s hometown pride shines in the historic downtown area and creates a perfect day’s urban adventure. Find all types of businesses along your way when you take Market Street all the way until it dead ends at the white sand beaches. This street is highlighted with an array of different types of businesses on each side of the street lined with magnificent blooming southern trees and coastal palm trees.
The Jolly McCarty Historic Train Depot is a historic stop for tourists. The city offers 51 abundant and diverse dining businesses. An array of family style and fine dining restaurants built around safely Southern family guarded recipes. Pick from 6 lodges, suites, and motels that are perfect for destination Pascagoula. Enjoy a stay at the historic Grand Magnolia Ballroom & Suites.
    Pascagoula plays a huge part in creating a natural haven for 22 threatened and endangered species in addition to over 300 plant species. Two-thirds of the Eastern breeding migratory birds use the Pascagoula River and its marshes as a resting point. The longest free-flowing waterway in the lower 48 states. It is not only a safe haven for abundant life, its banks hold many notable historic locations and economic treasures. Travel the ten mile Pascagoula River blueway to discover everything from boat launches and piers to historic landmarks and natural wonders.
    The City of Pascagoula embraces visitors with open arms, Southern hospitality, and charm. Annual Pascagoula events and festivals are a favorite on the Gulf Coast. Pascagoula, Mississippi’s Flagship City.


Upcoming Events :
‘Goula Cruise Street Festival: The City of Pascagoula will host the ‘Goula Cruise Street Festival on October 2. This event has something the entire family can enjoy on a beautiful October day. Enjoy Beach Park while listening to live music, enjoying local food and beverages, watching the kids in the kiddie cruiser’s fun center, and stroll by hundreds of classic cars.

Festival Hispano de Pascagoula:
Connecting communities and culture, through music, food, dance, tamale contest, children’s activities and arts. The city host this event in celebration of the local Hispanic influence! Join us  at River Park (4100 Clark Rd) on Saturday, September 17, 2016 from 11AM-6PM.

Battle on Buffet Beach: The event will be held on Saturday, December 3rd on Buffett Beach in Pascagoula, MS. Participants will run the beach, lined with a mix of obstacles such as log hurdles, culvert crawls, sand hills, rope climbs, and water pits starting in the morning. $40 includes all the challenge of a first class event plus a t-shirt and a participation medallion for all racers. There will be competitions for all ages. Registration opens Sept. 1, 2016 so don’t miss out on this MS Gulf Coast first.

"The City of Pascagoula has so much to offer to residents and visitors alike. Between a calendar full of community events, our various amenities that highlight ecotourism including the largest free flowing river in the United States, and the best in Southern Hospitality. Pascagoula has something for everyone to enjoy!”    -Mayor Jim Blevins.
 

Tricia LeAnn