FestivalSouth in HBURG

FestivalSouth, Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival, is celebrating its 14th season in Hattiesburg May 30 - June 24, 2023. Each week offers different events that introduce many different art forms to attendees, such as performance, theater, storytelling, craft brewing, dance, musical, and more! 

We’ve done the hard work and put together an itinerary for your June weekends in Hattiesburg, centered on FestivalSouth’s signature events!  

Need more to do with your furry pal? Check out our pet-friendly itinerary


Opening weekend starts off with a bang with multiple performances of Beauty and the Beast featuring the Hub City Players, a Tony and Olivier Award-winning play! Before the show, grab a bite to eat at Robert St. John’s Crescent City Grill, offering an array of cajun-creole dishes.

A late night of magic and wonder will have you needing coffee. Stop at T-Bones Cafe on your way to the Saturday morning event, FestivalFibers, at the Downey Gallery at University Baptist Church. 

After the reception, explore the historic downtown district. Hattiesburg’s two-story junk and vintage shop The Lucky Rabbit is only open on the weekends, so take advantage! Named a top 11 art destination in the world, Hattiesburg has an impressive trail of murals and sculptures scattered through the city, so take look at the HBURG Art Trail to get inspired. 




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On your mark, get set, go… plan your second FestivalSouth weekend in Hattiesburg. This weekend is all about the art of fitness and health. 

Leash up your four-legged friend for the Dog Days 5K run and 2-mile walk bright and early on Saturday morning! We recommend carb-loading at Trattoria Pizzeria the night before, one of Hattiesburg’s many local eateries, and calming your mind through music at SummerTunes in Town Square Park. 

Sundays are for PR - that’s code for personal recovery in Hattiesburg. Enjoy a massage at the Lotus Day Spa or stretch it out during Power Yoga & Movement’s Zen Meditation class.





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Week 3… Sip, Savor, and Salsa. 

Coming in on Friday? Go for par at the FestivalSouth Championship Golf Classic; all proceeds benefit Artie Events for Families. After the tournament, chow down on Tex Mex at El Rayo, home of the #10 Can Nachos and a variety of margaritas.





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Open your eyes, look up to the skies and seeeeee a top-notch performance of Iconic: Cirque Rock Symphonic Extravaganza , the FestivalFinale event at the Lake Terrace Convention Center. World-class acrobats from Cirque de la Symphonie join the FestivalOrchestra and singers for one of the most dazzling FestivalFinale events ever! Special appearances by Vasti Jackson, Barry Leach, and Michael Muenchow Rivera, who portrayed Freddie Mercury at last year’s electrifying Queen event, are guaranteed to rock the house as cirque performers soar above the audience to some of the greatest hits of all time.

Finish off your rockin' month with a tour of the Hattiesburg Pocket Alley. Look for its tiny treasures hidden high and low.




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Youth programming will be available throughout the month with activities that include musical performances for kids, story readings, dance parties, and interactive arts experiences. 

A few kid-friendly restaurants in HBURG include: Ed’s Burger Joint, Glory Bound Gyro Co., Fat Boys Pizza, The Porter, Hattiesburgers & Blues, The Yard Milkshake Bar, and The Midtowner



FestivalSouth is the largest project and fundraiser of the Hattiesburg Concert Association.

FestivalSouth returns to live and streaming events for its 13th season, opening June 2 and continuing through June 25. Grouped around the four weekends in June, art, music, theatre, and dance events are planned each Thursday through Sunday, with Artie Events for Families primarily earlier in the week. Tickets and information on both live and virtual events are available now at

A significant cultural and economic driver for the Pine Belt, FestivalSouth welcomes visitors to  participate and support the arts through visible attendance in the theater or via digital devices. Performances are nominally priced or free to encourage the largest turnout possible. Advance tickets to public events are strongly recommended as venue capacities may cause sell-outs.