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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68th Annual Christmas Parade & Tree Lighting

11/29/2018
68th Annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting is scheduled for Nov. 29. The parade winds through Downtown Hattiesburg, beginning at Sacred Heart and ending at Town Square Park with the lighting of the Christmas tree at 7PM.

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.

Olde 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 Candlelit 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.

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

02/01/2019
The Historic Saenger Theater is pleased to host Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn for their upcoming concert tour. The duo will begin their tour this December and make their way down to Hattiesburg, MS on February 1, 2019. Tickets for the performance are on sale now online via HattiesburgSaenger.com or by calling the box office at 601.584.4888.

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.

Hattiesburg Rise & Shine Half Marathon, 10K, & 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!