GUEST PROGRAM & TOURS


For questions regarding the Guest Program & Tours, email Mrs. Douglas Loftin at SLC2017GuestProgram@gmail.com.


GUEST LOUNGE

The SLC Guest Lounge will be located at the Beau Rivage's Azalea Ballroom. Refreshments and Mississippi delicacies will be available Saturday through Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


GUEST TOURS

Participation in any of the Guest Tour Programs requires that you:

  • Be a registered attendee at the 71st Annual Meeting of the Southern Legislative Conference.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older. No one under the age of 18 is permitted to attend these tours.
  • Must wear your SLC badge at all times.
  • Register for each individual tour online using the links below.
    Online registration closes at 5:00 pm on the day prior to each tour.
  • Arrive 30 minutes prior to tour departure and check in at the Guest Lounge at the Beau Rivage's Azalea Ballroom. You will receive a color-coded tour bracelet at this time and be directed to where you will depart.

All tours include transportation and refreshments.

Biloxi Schooners Sailing Trip

  • Schooners Biloxi Mississippi
  • Schooners Biloxi Mississippi
  • Schooners Biloxi Mississippi
  • Schooners Biloxi Mississippi
  • Schooners Biloxi Mississippi
  • Schooners Biloxi Mississippi

Enjoy New York style pizza at Sal and Mookie's followed by an afternoon of sailing the Mississippi Sound aboard the Biloxi Schooners, the authentic replicas of Biloxi oyster schooners. Known as the "White Winged Queens," these ships sailed the seas in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Although marine engines have changed the way oysters are harvested and have caused these ships to disappear, these beautiful replicas are sure to provide a fun day at sea.

Sat, July 29
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM CDT
Maximum Guests: 60

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Chandeleur Island

  • Chandeleur Brewing Company: Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Chandeleur Brewing Company: Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Chandeleur Brewing Company: Biloxi, Mississippi
  • Chandeleur Brewing Company: Biloxi, Mississippi

Get ready to relax and unwind as you sample some of the Gulf Coast's finest craft beer. Not only will you sample the variety of brews, you will get to tour the brewery and explore the process behind the making of these tasty beverages. Whether you are a craft beer connoisseur or simply like to enjoy a cold brew from time to time, you will not be disappointed by Chandeleur Island Brewing Company.

Sat, July 29
1:00 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
Maximum Guests: 50

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Ship Island Cruise

  • Ship Island Mississsippi Cruise Excursions
  • Ship Island Mississsippi Cruise Excursions
  • Ship Island Mississsippi Cruise Excursions
  • Ship Island Mississsippi Cruise Excursions
  • Ship Island Mississsippi Cruise Excursions

Grab your beach bag and sunglasses and join us as we cruise to Ship Island for an afternoon on the beach! Ship Island has played an important role in the history and settlement of the Mississippi coast. Many colonists took their first steps on American soil on Ship Island, which has been nicknamed the "Plymouth Rock" of the Gulf Coast. Whether you are a history buff looking to tour the island's historic Fort Massachusetts or a beach-goer just looking for a chair in the sun, this afternoon is one you won't want to miss! Don't forget your sunscreen and beach towel!

Sun, July 30
11:45 AM - 5:30 PM CDT
Maximum Guests: 150

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Gator Ranch Airboat Excursion

  • Gator Ranch Airboat Excursions
  • Gator Ranch Airboat Excursions
  • Gator Ranch Airboat Excursions
  • Gator Ranch Airboat Excursions

Are you ready to take a walk on the wild side and come face-to-face with an alligator? Do you want to see some of South Mississippi's most beautiful swamplands? Come join us for a one of a kind experience touring the swamplands in a high-speed airboat. You will see alligators, birds, and marine life as you explore the south Mississippi wetlands.

Sun, July 30
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM CDT
Maximum Guests: 30

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Paddle Boarding and Beach Yoga

  • Paddle Boarding and Beach Yoga
  • Paddle Boarding and Beach Yoga

Looking to squeeze in a little exercise while you're on the coast? This is the trip for you! Put on your swimsuit, grab your shades and come enjoy an afternoon of paddleboarding in the ocean and yoga on the beach. Whether you are a first-time paddleboarder or are a pro, the local professionals will be there to guide you every step of the way.

Sun, July 30
12:30 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
Maximum Guests: 30

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Biloxi Charter Fishing

  • SilverDollar III Biloxi, MS Charter Fishing
  • SilverDollar III Biloxi, MS Charter Fishing

Whether you are an experienced angler or a first-timer, Captain Jay Trochesset will give you an experience to remember aboard his beautiful fishing boat, the Silver Dollar III. Don't forget your sunscreen!

Mon, July 31

Sign Up: 7:00 - 11:30 AM Sign Up: noon - 4:30 PM

A Day at the Museums

  • A day at the Museums in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • A day at the Museums in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • A day at the Museums in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • A day at the Museums in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • A day at the Museums in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • A day at the Museums in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • A day at the Museums in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • A day at the Museums in Biloxi, Mississippi
  • A day at the Museums in Biloxi, Mississippi

Let's put your creative juices in action! Come explore the Ohr O'Keefe Museum of Art and the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum with us. You will see some of the finest artwork on the Mississippi Coast and try your hand at painting ceramic carved tiles at the Ohr O'Keefe Museum. After lunch, you will visit the Maritime & Seafood Industry Museum. Here, you will see exhibits featuring shrimping, oystering, fishing, marine resources, and one-of-a-kind artifacts from the historic Biloxi seafood industry, just to name a few.

Mon, July 31
9:30 AM - 3:00 PM CDT
Maximum Guests: 40

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Experience Ocean Springs Charm

  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm
  • Experience Ocean Springs Charm

Come explore one of Mississippi's most eclectic seaside towns. You will start the morning at Shearwater Pottery, where members of the famed Anderson family make this beautiful Mississippi pottery. You will then head over to the Walter Anderson Museum of Art to see some of his most famous works of art. After working up an appetite, you will get to experience a cooking demonstration by the James Beard award-winning Southern chef and author of two cookbooks, Martha Foose. She was born and raised in the Mississippi Delta and attended the famed pastry school in France, Ecole Lenotre. Following her demonstration, enjoy her recipes during a lunch Q&A session with Mississippi transplant and best-selling author of Dispatches From Pluto: Lost and Found in the Mississippi Delta, Richard Grant.

Tue, August 1
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM CDT
Maximum Guests: 50

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Lazy Magnolia Brewery & Kiln Moonshine Experience

  • Lazy Magnolia & Kiln Moonshine
  • Lazy Magnolia & Kiln Moonshine

Kiln, Mississippi is not only the birthplace of Brett Favre, but it's also home to Mississippi's oldest packaging brewery and the first since prohibition was enacted in 1907. Lazy Magnolia began locally brewing beer in September of 2003, and has become a household name in most Southern states. Come explore the brewery and sample beer as you learn how these delicious brews are made. While sampling the beer, you will be thoroughly entertained by Al Saucier, moonshine extraordinaire. During the prohibition era, Kiln was the source of some of the most sought-after moonshine. Al Capone is said to have acquired some of his moonshine from Kiln. Al will take you back in time with his tales of the moonshine era.

*Lunch will be provided.

Tue, August 1
11:00 AM - 4:30 PM CDT
Maximum Guests: 45

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