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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!

RISE Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival - 2023

09/22/2023 - 09/24/2023
Join RISE for the 2nd annual Hattiesburg Hot Air Balloon Festival!

Big Rip Classic

09/29/2023 - 10/01/2023
The Big Rip Classic is a three day Disc Golf Tournament in South Mississippi.

HCAC Art Market

As a premier city in the Gulf South, this event hopes to engage locals and visitors to take part in our creative economy while celebrating our local artists! Held at the Hattiesburg Community Arts Center (825 North Main Street - formerly the Hattiesburg American Building), the HCAC Art Market is the perfect place to explore local art and support small businesses!

Your Cheatin' Heart

FestivalSouth presents “Your Cheatin’ Heart,” a concert celebrating the centennial of the birth of Hank Williams, Thursday, October 12, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. in the Saenger Theater.

3rd Annual Taste of the South Food Truck Fest

Celebrate the 3rd Annual 3rd Annual Taste of the South Food Truck Fest in downtown Hattiesburg, on October 14, 2023!

Pinebelt Foundation Bourbon Celebration

The Pinebelt Foundation hosts their annual Bourbon Celebration Fundraiser.

12th Annual Holiday Expo and Christmas Market

Get downtown for early holiday shopping, good food, and family fun!

Sensory Day at Hattiesburg Zoo

The Hattiesburg Zoo will host a Sensory Day for guests with sensory needs on Sunday, December 10, 2023.