Downtown merchants have joined together to bring the public a series of many “mini” events, complete with themed entertainment options. The seasonal event is presented in cooperation with Corner Market and Visit Mississippi, the state’s official tourism marketing organization. Locals and visitors are invited to attend. Guests are encouraged to plan a full day of themed activities while supporting locally owned businesses in Downtown Hattiesburg or just drop by at their leisure and join in the fun.


Event categories include family fun, mom’s day out, tastes and sips, night on the town, creative workshops and learning opportunities, live music, and shopping and retail promotions. “We are excited to see busy shops, bustling restaurants, and live entertainment once again in downtown. We’ve heard from so many patrons who have missed annual headliner events like Live at Five and the Craft Beer Festival. We took that to heart, and we are pleased to offer these smaller events that promise to bring that unique downtown vibe people are looking for,” Andrea Saffle, executive director of the Downtown Hattiesburg Association, said. “I can’t thank all of our downtown merchants enough for their creativity and cooperation to band together to finish out 2020 strong.”



To kick-off the event series, several Downtown restaurants are partnering to offer a Culinary Crawl during Hattiesburg Restaurant Week. On Tuesday, Oct. 13, The Porter Public House, Southern Prohibition Brewery & Art of Roux Food Truck, Fairley’s Wings and More, and Blu Jazz Café will serve food and drink pairings in a progressive dinner format. Tickets are now on sale for two available seatings at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Downtown Hattiesburg’s Facebook page. Advanced purchase tickets are required. “Culinary crawl is just the start to several weeks of great events being presented in Downtown Hattiesburg. From dance lessons, art classes, floral design, and workshops galore, there is certainly something for everyone. We’ve organized all the events by theme and day, so there are plenty of ways to be entertained. We encourage locals and visitors to join in the fun, and get out and get downtown,” Saffle said. “Get Out and Get Downtown” events will follow public health official guidelines. Downtown establishments are following all safety procedures, and many events will require advance registration with limited capacity.



Masks and social distancing are required.


For more information and the full calendar of events, visit or visit the DHA Facebook page for more details at