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Your Football Weekend in Hburg



Welcome to Hattiesburg, football players, coaches, families, and fans! We know you’ll be busy cheering on your favorite team this season, but between, before, or after the games, explore the Hub City! We’ve compiled a list of must-do, must-eat, and must-see things for you to make the most out of your visit to Hattiesburg.


Topping the list of things to do is First Saturday in Downtown Hattiesburg happening on Saturday, Sept. 3, 2022 throughout the day. This is a day where downtown businesses host their own unique events and specials There’s always something new to discover during First Saturday from block parties, outdoor markets to gallery openings.




Get pumped for the USM vs Liberty game with Friday Night @ Spirit Park! This week’s headliner is the Molly Ringwalds! Join USM fans and students as they kickoff the football season. While there you can enjoy live music! food trucks, and outdoor activities. Show your golden eagle spirit as we get ready to Gold Out the Rock!




There’s plenty of fun for everyone in HBURG. Beat the clock to break free at College Town Escape Rooms, or kick back at one of two movie theaters. The Longleaf Trace is ideal for biking or walking/running off that nervous game-day energy, and it has a launch point on Southern Miss’ campus,.



Get Downtown this weekend to The Lucky Rabbit. You’ll find one-of-a-kind treasures, unique clothing, handmade gifts, and more at this local shop! With a constantly changing selection and a different monthly theme, the Lucky Rabbit will be sure to please! Looking for more shopping options? Check them out here.




All those touchdowns are sure to work up an appetite! Walk (or drive) across the street to The District at Midtown, where you will find ice cream, sushi, chicken salad, popcorn, and The Midtowner diner. Want to venture further into Hattiesburg? Get Downtown and try restaurants like SoProFairley’s WingsConey Island Café (cash only), or The Depot Kitchen & Market. Head west on Hardy Street, to try Half Shell Oyster House, Tabella, or Keg & Barrel West.


Let’s be honest though. A stop in HBURG wouldn’t complete if you didn’t try one of our many burgers or coffee hotspots. Check out the HATTIES{BURGER} Trail to try the best burgers in town and don't forget to try one of our coffee shops to get your caffeine fix!




If you’re still not sure about how to get the extra point in HBURG, explore VisitHBURG.org for pro-tips, maps, and more.


*Reminder – Check each restaurant’s open times before making it your #foodie destination.