Events

Family

Family fun takes on a whole new meaning at the Downtown Crawfish Jam, Annual BBQ Showdown and Piney Woods Picnic where food, music, and family exist in perfect harmony. Join in the ‘unzipped” fun with Birthday Bash at the Hattiesburg Zoo or salute our troops at Camp Shelby’s centennial celebration. Bring your crew and join the fun!

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!

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!

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.

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!