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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Daylily Garden Tour

05/28/2018
Enjoy free tours of 11 private Daylily gardens in Hattiesburg. The tours are operated by The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society.

Annual Daylily Show

06/02/2018
The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society presents its 23rd annual Daylily Festival: A Circus of Color. Come see why the Daylily is the official flower of Hattiesburg and find out why Hattiesburg is a Daylily City!

Best of the Pinebelt Award Show

06/02/2018
Head to the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater for FestivalSouth®'s kickoff celebration! The Best of the Pinbelt Awards Show recognizes locals who make HBURG, well... HBURG. FestivalSouth® is Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre arts festival, offering both free and ticketed events to local residents and cultural tourists.

FestivalSouth Best of the Pinebelt Award Show

06/02/2018
Honoring the area’s best people, places and things as voted on by our community, this is one of the parties of the year to celebrate the area’s best and brightest.

'My First String Camp at Carey' 2018

06/04/2018 - 06/08/2018
In this Sixth Edition of ‘My First String Camp at Carey’ your child will learn musical concepts from form to the Suzuki method!

Lucky Rabbit Weekend

06/07/2018 - 06/10/2018
Shop The Lucky Rabbit all weekend long.

SummerTunes

06/08/2018
SummerTunes is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park Saturday evenings in July from 7–10 PM.

FestivalSouth

06/09/2018 - 06/23/2018
FestivalSouth® is Mississippi’s only multi-week, multi-genre arts festival, offering both free and ticketed events to local residents and cultural tourists. Presented by the Hattiesburg Concert Association (HCA), this year’s festival promises to be a two-week experience you won’t forget!

FestivalSouth Southbound Featuring Mac McAnally and the FestivalOrchestra

06/09/2018
Nine-time Country Music Association’s Musician-of-the-Year, Mac McAnally returns to perform music from Southbound, his latest CD release that features the FestivalSouth Orchestra. Join us for an amazing symphonic experience that will also raise money for Extra Table to provide meals for those in need.

FestivalSouth Timeless Impressions

06/10/2018
From the chamber musicians who brought you Baroque to the Future and Bach to the Burg, join us for music inspired by the great Impressionists, Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel. Including a world premiere by violist and composer, Christopher Lowry, be inspired and enlightened in this lovely Sunday afternoon outing that highlights the beautiful colors of the harp, flute, clarinet, and string family.

FestivalSouth - ARTIE - Strike Up the Band

06/11/2018
Play in the band and join our parade! Children will learn about keeping the beat, playing hand-held instruments, and moving to music. Try out several instruments and even make your own! Come and experience the joy of making music together.

FestivalSouth - Octeto Sicaru with Guest Artist Nicholas Ciraldo, Guitar

06/11/2018
Enjoy an afternoon of exciting and beautiful music for eight guitars by the prize-winning Mexican guitar ensemble, Octeto Sicarú. This fantastic octet also will invite local favorite Nicholas Ciraldo to the stage. It’s a unique chamber event you’ll not want to miss!

FestivalSouth - Teen Music Showcase

06/12/2018
Teen music showcase on the patio of T-Bones, presented by Mississippi Music! Live music acts (ages 13-19) are invited to sign up to perform. Solo performers, duos, and full bands are welcome! Sign up by sending an email to info@missmusic.com. All are welcome to enjoy this free event!

FestivalSouth - Harlem String Quartet

06/12/2018
The Grammy Award-winning Harlem Quartet advances diversity in classical music, engaging new audiences around the world. From a 2009 performance at The White House to a highly successful tour of South Africa in 2012, and numerous venues in between, they bring their incredible talent to FestivalSouth for a very special program including music from Debussy and Bolcom to Dizzy Gillespie and Guido Lopez Gavilán.

FestivalSouth - Pottery Class for Teens

06/14/2018
Pottery class just for teens to make their own unique pottery creation! They will learn the basics of hand building, slab construction, and slip and scoring methods. Price includes materials and returning one week later to paint your piece.

William Carey Dinner Theatre

06/14/2018 - 06/30/2018
Carey Dinner Theatre, Mississippi’s unique dinner theatre, will continue its 43rd season with “I Love a Piano” in June at the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.

FestivalSouth - The Truth About Love... and the Usual Lies

06/14/2018
A musical journey through the ups and downs of love that features songs from Avenue Q, Kurt Weill’s Street Scene, songs by William Bolcom, classics from the American popular repertoire and more, enjoy a musical journey about love in all its quirky variations.

FestivalSouth - LOL Cabaret: Netflix and Chill, feat. The Hub City Players

06/15/2018
Enjoy a hysterical, musical evening as The Hub City Players return with their smash hit revue – this year, lampooning TV, movies and more. This adult comedy evening will have you literally laughing out loud!

Dog Days 5K

06/16/2018
The 2018 Dog Days 5K and 2 Mile Walk for Hub City Service Dogs has joined the FestivalSouth event series in the Pinebelt. As part of FestivalSouth, the fourth annual event will be on June 16 at Kamper Park in Hattiesburg.

FestivalSouth - ARTIE - Arabian Nights Adventure

06/16/2018
Travel to a faraway land where once lived a very clever girl named Scheherazade, who told 1,001 nights of stories. Join us on an adventure as we explore tales of mystery and enchantment! Search for hidden treasure, visit Scheherazade’s tent for a story, and a run into a host of heroes and villains. Stay for a magical, musical adventure as the FestivalSouth Orchestral Academy presents the enchanting music of Scheherazade, Op. 35 at 4 p.m. in Bennett Auditorium.

Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival

06/16/2018
The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association will host the 6th Annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival on Saturday, June 16, 2018, in Town Square Park.

FestivalSouth - Around the World in 80 Days

06/16/2018
In this fast and funny comedy, 5 brilliant actors play 35 wonderful characters racing Around the World in 80 Days. The Southern Arena Theatre presents an inventive telling of Phileas Fogg’s thrilling wager that sends him on an epic journey with jungles, steamboats, trains, battles, love, friendship… and elephants! Jules Verne’s world-famous adventure novel is adapted for the stage by Mark Brown.

FestivalSouth - A Salute to Fathers with the Victory Bells

06/17/2018
Celebrate Father’s Day with a USO-style concert event headlined by the Victory Belles. Enjoy a mini-museum, free food and drinks, dancing and more in this wonderful afternoon for the whole family! FestivalSouth and The Claiborne Assisted Living and Memory Care team up with the Alzheimer’s Association for The Longest Day! Together, this event will help raise funds, awareness, care and support while advancing research toward the first survivor of Alzheimer’s. Guest are invited to dress in military and period clothing and celebrate our veterans.

FestivalSouth - FSFX - Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire

06/17/2018
Celebrating Mississippi’s Literary Legacy in Cinema, FSFX proudly presents Tennessee Williams’ 1951 classic, A Streetcar Named Desire, starring Marlon Brando and Vivien Leigh, with introduction and commentary.

FestivalSouth - FSFX - Tennessee Williams' This Property is Condemned

06/18/2018
Celebrating Mississippi’s Literary Legacy in Cinema, FSFX proudly presents Tennessee Williams’ 1966 classic, This Property is Condemned, starring Robert Redford and Natalie Wood, with introduction and commentary by Ward Emling, retired director of Mississippi Film Office.

FestivalSouth - FSFX- William Faulkner's The Big Sleep

06/19/2018
Celebrating Mississippi’s Literary Legacy in Cinema, FSFX proudly presents William Faulkner’s 1946 classic, The Big Sleep, starring Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall.

FestivalSouth - FSFX - Beth Henley’s Crimes of the Heart

06/20/2018
Celebrating Mississippi’s Literary Legacy in Cinema, FSFX proudly presents Beth Henley’s 1986 classic, Crimes of the Heart.

FestivalSouth - FSFX - John Grisham’s A Time to Kill

06/20/2018
Celebrating Mississippi’s Literary Legacy in Cinema, FSFX proudly presents John Grisham’s 1996 classic, A Time to Kill.

FestivalSouth - Pottery Painting for Teens

06/21/2018
Pottery class just for teens to make their own unique pottery creation! They will learn the basics of hand building, slab construction, and slip and scoring methods. Price includes materials and returning one week later to paint your piece.

FestivalSouth - FSFX - William Morris' My Dog Skip

06/21/2018
Bring family and friends for a special showing of My Dog Skip, a movie based on the best-selling memoir from Mississippi author, Willie Morris. All ages will enjoy this heartwarming story of a boy and his dog growing up in 1940s Mississippi.

FestivalSouth - FSFX - William Faulkner's As I Lay Dying

06/21/2018
Celebrating Mississippi’s Literary Legacy in Cinema, FSFX proudly presents James Franco’s 2013 adaptation of William Faulkner’s classic novel, As I Lay Dying, starring James Franco, Tim Blake Nelson, and Danny McBride

SummerTunes

06/22/2018
SummerTunes is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park Saturday evenings in July from 7–10 PM.

FestivalSouth - Wild World of Music

06/23/2018
Children of all ages are welcome to explore the wild world of music at the Hattiesburg Zoo! Join our wild drummers, Andy Gilstrap and Jason Mathena, and try out a variety of percussion instruments. Also stop by the Asbury Room to visit the instrument petting zoo provided by Mississippi Music. We will even be joined by some of our zoo animal friends and Zoo Educators, as we explore the wild world of music and animal sounds!

FestivalSouth - The Reel Big Movie Concert and FSFX Awards featuring the FestivalOrchestra

06/23/2018
The FestivalOrchestra soars through some of the greatest film scores of all time in this spectacular finale! Awards will also be presented to winners of the FestivalSouth Film Festival. At a special earlier time, the evening promises lots of surprises in a concert event for the whole family.

Sister Cities Star-Spangled Celebration

07/03/2018
Celebrate the 4th on the 3rd at this Hattiesburg/Petal Independence celebration.

Lucky Rabbit Weekend

07/05/2018 - 07/08/2018
Shop The Lucky Rabbit all weekend long.

Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience

07/09/2018 - 07/20/2018
USM's Summer Musical Theatre Camp Registration is now accepting applications! Running now for OVER A DECADE, Midsummer Musical Theatre Experience is specifically designed for developing acting, singing and dancing skills for ages 8-15. No experience needed!

William Carey Dinner Theatre

07/10/2018 - 07/21/2018
Carey Dinner Theatre will celebrate its 43rd season with pop culture phenomenon “Schoolhouse Rock Live!” in July at the Joe and Virginia Tatum Theatre on the Hattiesburg campus of William Carey University.

SummerTunes

07/13/2018
SummerTunes is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park Saturday evenings in July from 7–10 PM.

Pirate Days

07/14/2018 - 07/15/2018
The Hattiesburg Zoo is hosting Pirate Days on Saturday, July 14 and Sunday, July 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SummerTunes

07/27/2018
SummerTunes is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park Saturday evenings in July from 7–10 PM.

Lucky Rabbit Weekend

08/02/2018 - 08/05/2018
Shop The Lucky Rabbit all weekend long.

Story Time at the Hattiesburg Zoo

08/03/2018 - 09/28/2018
Join the Hattiesburg Zoo's education department for Story Time every Friday in August and September.

SummerTunes

08/10/2018
SummerTunes is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park Saturday evenings in July from 7–10 PM.

Christian Services Annual Banquet

08/21/2018
Christian Services Annual Banquet, a night of inspirational testimonies, music, food, and fellowship.

SummerTunes

08/24/2018
SummerTunes is a free, outdoor, music event held in Downtown Hattiesburg at Town Square Park Saturday evenings in July from 7–10 PM.

Lucky Rabbit Weekend

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

ADP Annual Golf Tournament

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

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!

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!

Lucky Rabbit Weekend

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

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!

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!

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!

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.

Lucky Rabbit Weekend

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

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!

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.

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.

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.

Zoo Lights & Holiday Market

12/15/2018 - 12/23/2018
Zoo Lights is a multiple night holiday winter event featuring lighting of the Hattiesburg Zoo for all ages.