Events

What's Happening in HBURG

Join us for one of our many annual events. Like live music? Check out Hubfest or Live at Five. Want more art in your life? Mobile St. Renaissance Fest has what you’re looking for. Need to get in the holiday spirit? Stop by the Hattiesburg Zoo for Zoo Boo in October and Zoo Lights in December. No matter how you like to have fun, Hattiesburg has something for you!

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Susannah Cahalan: Brain on Fire (University of Southern Mississippi Forum)

09/18/2018
Journalist and author of the bestselling memoir, Brain on Fire, Susannah Cahalan will speak about her experience with anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis and will be joined by Southern Miss alumna, Jasmine Whiteside.

ADP Annual Golf Tournament

09/20/2018
Join Hattiesburg Area Development Partnership (ADP) in their annual golf tournament.

Parent and Family Weekend at Southern Miss

09/21/2018
USM encourages parent and family members of current students to be a part of Parent and Family Weekend 2018!

Live At Five

09/21/2018
Live at Five is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park every Friday evening in April & October (with special May dates) from 5–9 PM. This is a family-friendly event featuring a variety of musical genres. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a cooler or grab a bite from a local food vendor!

Alfred Branch, Visual Artist - HAC City Hall Exhibit

09/27/2018 - 11/26/2018
Exhibit thru November 26th; free and open to the public M-F 9am-5pm.

Live At Five

09/28/2018
Live at Five is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park every Friday evening in April & October (with special May dates) from 5–9 PM. This is a family-friendly event featuring a variety of musical genres. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a cooler or grab a bite from a local food vendor!

David Nathaniel Spergel: Our Simple and Strange Universe (University of Southern Mississippi Forum)

10/02/2018
Astrophysicist David Spergel will discuss how five basic numbers that describe the age, shape, and composition of the universe make it possible to predict the large-scale distribution of galaxies and matter.

Lucky Rabbit Weekend

10/04/2018 - 10/07/2018
Shop The Lucky Rabbit all weekend long.

Brown Bag Concert Series

10/04/2018
Each Thursday in October, join the community and the Hattiesburg Arts Council for a lunch and music event.

Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation - Hattiesburg Hall of Fame

10/04/2018
The Hattiesburg Public School District Foundation to host first Hattiesburg Hall of Fame black-tie gala during Homecoming Week. The event, set for October 4, will celebrate the career and life accomplishments of distinguished alumni of Hattiesburg Public Schools.

Live At Five

10/05/2018
Live at Five is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park every Friday evening in April & October (with special May dates) from 5–9 PM. This is a family-friendly event featuring a variety of musical genres. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a cooler or grab a bite from a local food vendor!

An Evening with Ronnie Milsap

10/05/2018
Don’t miss Ronnie Milsap when he brings his award-winning songs to life and leaves the audience with a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the Legend in this up-close and personal setting. Tickets for this performance are on sale now online via HattiesburgSaenger.com or by calling the box office at 601.584.4888.

Hattiesburg Restaurant Week

10/07/2018 - 10/14/2018
OctoberFEAST has arrived in Hattiesburg! We're taking this week to highlight our culinary scene. Check out the schedule to know what type of specials our participating restaurants will offer each day.

Live At Five

10/12/2018
Live at Five is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park every Friday evening in April & October (with special May dates) from 5–9 PM. This is a family-friendly event featuring a variety of musical genres. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a cooler or grab a bite from a local food vendor!

15th Annual ADHD & Related Concerns Conference

10/18/2018 - 10/19/2018
Hattiesburg Clinic Connections will host the 15th Annual Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Related Concerns Conference Oct. 18-19, at Temple Baptist Church. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Live At Five

10/19/2018
Live at Five is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park every Friday evening in April & October (with special May dates) from 5–9 PM. This is a family-friendly event featuring a variety of musical genres. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a cooler or grab a bite from a local food vendor!

Power 101.1 FM Birthday Bash

10/19/2018
Celebrate Power 101.1 FM's birthday with this fun, adult experience! Hosted by Doug E Fresh, with musical preformances by Lil G from Silk, Yo-Yo, Lyfe Jennings, Luther Lackey! Tickle your funny bone with Mr. AJ Johnson known as Ezell from the movie Friday, and Reginald Ballard known as Bruh Man from Martin. This is an adult only event with music and comedy.

Hollywood South Urban Film Festival

10/21/2018
The 1st Annual Hollywood South Urban Film Festival will be held in Downtown Hattiesburg at the Historic Saenger Theater. Tickets for this performance are on sale now online via HattiesburgSaenger.com or by calling the box office at 601.584.4888.

Jose Antonio Vargas: Define America: My Life As An Undocumented Immigrant (University of Southern Mississippi Forum)

10/23/2018
In 2008, Jose Antonio Vargas was part of a team of journalist at The Washington Post that won a Pulitzer Prize for their coverage of the massacre at Virginia Tech that left 32 dead. Three years later, the award-winning journalist risked his career and the life he had created in the United States when he revealed that he had migrated from Philippines as a child without proper documentation. Since then he has been a leading advocate for “undocumented” citizens—a term he has championed as a replacement for “illegal immigrants”—and a strong proponent of the DREAM Act. Vargas wrote, produced, and directed the autobiographical 2013 film Documented and the 2015 MTV documentary White People. Vargas’s memoir, Dear America, will be published in September 2018. This event is free and open to the public.

ZooBoo

10/25/2018 - 10/31/2018
ZooBoo is a multiple-night fall event featuring Halloween Decor for all ages.

Live At Five

10/26/2018
Live at Five is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park every Friday evening in April & October (with special May dates) from 5–9 PM. This is a family-friendly event featuring a variety of musical genres. Bring your lawn chairs or a blanket, pack a cooler or grab a bite from a local food vendor!

Booseum

10/26/2018
Join the African American Military History Museum for Booseum, a Halloween-themed night at the museum!

"Rocky Horror Picture Show"

10/27/2018
Let's do the Time Warp again! Every year, the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater brings "Rocky Horror Picture Show" to the big screen.

Mississippi's Walk for Diabetes

10/28/2018
We are Family, so join the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi at the Longleaf Trace-USM Gateway on October 28, 2018 for Mississippi’s Walk for Diabetes - Hattiesburg. Raise donations to help fund the programs and services of the Diabetes Foundation of Mississippi and raise awareness of type 1 and type 2 diabetes! Team and individuals are welcome! $25 minimum suggested donation for each participant- those raising $50 and above receive a Walk T-shirt! We will have a free picnic lunch immediately after the Walk! Every dollar raised STAYS in Mississippi to help kids and adults living with diabetes!

Lucky Rabbit Weekend

11/01/2018 - 11/04/2018
Shop The Lucky Rabbit all weekend long.

Bourbon Celebration

11/08/2018
The Greater PineBelt Community Foundation is hosting a Bourbon Celebration where attendees taste an array of bourbons, judge a bourbon cocktail competition between local bartenders, partake in glass blowing ornaments, observe local artist paint outdoors on a large canvas, and enjoy local musicians as they perform.

Art Walk & Holiday Open House

11/10/2018
With the Streets closed and most of the downtown businesses open late- you can feel free to bring the family, grab a bite and wander around downtown and explore. Stop by our information booth and pick up a map- then head out and discover Downtown!

HAC Annual Emerging Artist and High School Loft Exhibit

11/10/2018
Event is free and open to the public.

Moscow Ballet's Great Russian Nutcracker

11/11/2018
Moscow Ballet is coming to the Saenger Theater to present the Christmas classic, "The Nutcracker."Christmas is coming and so is the one and only Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker - Dove of Peace Tour!

Starry Nights

11/13/2018
Head to the HBURG Zoo for a star-filled night!

DIY Holiday Paint Party

12/01/2018
Join in the fun at the African American Military History Museum for their third annual DIY Holiday Paint Party.

Pinebelt Holiday Expo

12/01/2018
Enjoy Christmas shopping, finding the perfect gifts for everyone on your list and all the stocking stuffers you need!

Christian Services Annual Banquet

12/01/2018
Ballet Magnificat dance company will present an original piece perfect for the holiday season.

Lucky Rabbit Weekend

12/06/2018 - 12/09/2018
Shop The Lucky Rabbit all weekend long.

“Painting from the Soul” • HAC 2-Day Workshop Intuitive Abstract Painting with Billie Bourgeois

12/08/2018 - 12/09/2018
"Painting from the Soul" Taking the fear out of abstract art and of making art in general, participants will be led through a series of exercises and tools to expand creative thinking and mark making. Artistic self-discovery happens before you know it. This workshop is good for beginners as well as longtime painters who just want to loosen up, get out of a rut, or just break out into something different for a while.

“Painting from the Soul” • HAC 2-Day Workshop Intuitive Abstract Painting with Billie Bourgeois

12/08/2018 - 12/09/2018
"Painting from the Soul" Taking the fear out of abstract art and of making art in general, participants will be led through a series of exercises and tools to expand creative thinking and mark making. Artistic self-discovery happens before you know it. This workshop is good for beginners as well as longtime painters who just want to loosen up, get out of a rut, or just break out into something different for a while.

Christmas Open House

12/08/2018
Join the African American Military History Museum for a Christmas Open House.

Old Tyme Christmas

12/08/2018 - 12/09/2018
The Hattiesburg Downtown Association, in partnership with Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood, the City of Hattiesburg and VisitHattiesburg, is hosting an “Olde Tyme Christmas” event filled with holiday festivities Dec. 8 & 9, 2018. Local residents and visitors are invited downtown to attend the weekend of events.

Victorian Candlelight Christmas

12/08/2018 - 12/09/2018
Take a step back in time during the 41st Annual Victorian Candlelit Christmas, presented by the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association and the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association.

Billie Bourgeois & Pat Abernathy - HAC Fine Art Exhibit

12/08/2018
Event is free and open to the public.

Zoo Lights & Holiday Market

12/14/2018 - 12/23/2018
Zoo Lights is a multiple night holiday winter event featuring lighting of the Hattiesburg Zoo for all ages.

“Mississippi History through the Arts” - HAC Morning Coffee Talk with Dr. Mark Malone

01/08/2019
Event is free and open to the public.

Annual Amateur Photo Competition for Adults & Children

01/19/2019
Join Hattiesburg Arts Council for their annual Amateur Photo Competition for Adults and Children!

HAC presents: Mississippi Poetry Out Loud Southern Regional Contest

02/01/2019
Join Hattiesburg Arts Council for great poetry recited by students in grades 9-12. Free and open to the public.

HAC smART Space Interactive Exhibit - "Fill Your Heart with Art"

02/12/2019
"Fill Your Heart with Art" - A smART Space interactive exhibit with hands-on Valentine gift making for children and adults. Free and open to the public.

Heartland: Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (University of Southern Mississippi Forum)

02/12/2019
Sarah Smarsh writes about class, politics, and public policy and has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's online, The Guardian, VQR, The New York Times, The Independent, Longreads, and Guernica. Heartland: Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, her memoir of growing up poor in Kansas in the 1980s and 1990s, will be published in September 2018. The book, which has been named by both Barnes and Noble and Publisher’s Weekly, as one of the most anticipated new books of the fall, explores the class divide in America and seeks to unravel myths about rural America that suggest that those who live in the flyover states are backwards and ignorant. This event is free and open to the public.

“Art in the Garden” - Presentation by Felder Rushing and HAC Birdhouse Contest

03/23/2019
Featuring painted feather exhibit by Elaine Maisel, glass art from Seraphim Studios, and live music. The event is free and open to the public.

The Future of the Planet: Climate Change and Environmental Protection (University of Southern Mississippi Forum)

03/26/2019
Gina McCarthy has spent her career championing campaigns to cut air pollution, ensure clean water, reduce greenhouse emissions, and secure environmental justice and health equity. In 2013, she was appointed to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by President Barack Obama. As the 13th Administrator of the EPA, McCarthy led the Obama administration’s efforts to address climate change. More recently, she was appointed the founding director of the Center for Climate, Health, and the Global Environment at Harvard University. This event is free and open to the public.

HAC presents: Arc of Southeast Mississippi Showstopper Performance

03/31/2019
Head to the Historic Saenger Theater for this yearly fundraiser for The Arc of Southeast Mississippi.

Rise & Shine Half Marathon & 5k

04/06/2019
Join the Pinebelt Community Foundation on Saturday, April 6, 2019, for the 8th Annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon & 5K.

Finding the Titanic and Other Tales of the Sea (University of Southern Mississippi Forum)

04/16/2019
An oceanographer and marine archeologist, Robert Ballard is the founder of the Center for Ocean Exploration at the University of Rhode Island and the Ocean Exploration Trust. He is best known, however, for discovering and exploring the Titanic in 1985 and subsequent expeditions which located the German battleship Bismarck in 1989, the British Lusitania in 1993, the USS Yorktown in 1998, and PT-109 in 2002. This event is free and open to the public.

National Travel & Tourism Week

05/05/2019 - 05/11/2019
Celebrate National Travel & Tourism Week with us at events all week. More details coming soon!