Annual Events & Festivals

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!

The Children's Center Classic

The 5K and 10K will take place at Pride Field at 8:30 AM! Be ready to run as fast as you can so that you can win an award!

7th Annual Hattiesburg Caerus Mardi Gras Parade

Bring your Mardi Gras Beads to the 7th Annual Hattiesburg Caerus Mardi Gras Parade! The parade will start on 4th Frontage Rd and will finish at Morningside Dr.

Mardi Gras: A Night in N'awlins

Join the Porter for Team Trivia, classic creole food, and New-Orleans inspired cocktails! Don't forget your Mardi Gras beads!

Mardi Gras Brunch

Com enjoy a delicious Mardi Gras styled brunch at Kitchen Table!

Edwards Street Fellowship Center Celebrating 40 Years

Join Edwards Street Fellowship Center as they reflect on their past and anticipate the bright future of ministry and service!

Laff-A-Lujah: An Evening Of Laughter & Praise

Zion Chapel invites you to celebrate their 110th anniversary with a fun evening of laughter and praise at the Saenger Theater!

Stop, Drop and Color Run 5K

Register for the Stop, Drop and Color Run before it is too late! You will not want to miss it! This event will benefit the Hattiesburg Fire Benevolence Fund.

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

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.


HUBFEST is Hattiesburg’s FREE premier arts and music festival! This family-friendly event takes place in Downtown Hattiesburg and packs a lot of fun, food, shopping, and music into one grand day. Headlining this year is country musician, Jon Langston!

Hattiesburg Rise & Shine Half Marathon, 10K, & 5K

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)

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.

Hattie100 Bike Ride

Presented by Dream of HBURG, the Hattie 100 is a 100-mile bike ride that starts at the Historic Train Depot in Downtown Hattiesburg, travels up the Longleaf Trace, and back.