As the weather gets warmer and days get longer, spring fever is back in the Hub City! This is the time to get outdoors and HBURG has you covered with plenty of options during spring and summer festival season. Live music, great food, and even better weather - what more could you ask for?
Here’s our spring to-do list so you can stay in the loop with some rockin’ events happening over the next few months.
FEST WEEKLY: Live at Five
Music invigorates and soothes the soul, and few things in life are as sweet as outdoor live music. Embrace the rhythm on Fridays in HBURG at its signature outdoor concert series - Live at Five. Held in Downtown from 5PM to 9PM every Friday, the free series features local and regional bands all spring (and fall). With a killer soundtrack and sweet Mississippi spring breeze setting the stage for a good-vibes-only night out, you’ll feel immersed in the eclectic, local flare of Downtown HBURG. Live at Five takes place April 20 and 27, May 4 and 11, September 21 and 28, October 5, 12, 19, and 26.
FEST IN JUNE: FestivalSouth
Pack two creative weeks of art, music, films, and more into your schedule. FestivalSouth is the region’s only multi-week, multi-genre festival and offers both free and ticketed events to guests of all ages! Parents, your kids will enjoy Artie events throughout town, including at the Hattiesburg Zoo, Southern Miss, and area libraries. Movie buffs, don’t miss week two, jam-full of Indie films and events. Music lovers, theatre enthusiasts, and everyone in between can find an event (or 5) at this nine-year Hattiesburg tradition! FestivalSouth takes place June 9-23, 2018.
FEST WITH A BREW: Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival
While you’re in town for FestivalSouth, don’t miss the Downtown Association’s premier event – the Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival. Now in its 6thyear, the Festival offers samplings of more than 100 craft brews from area breweries, like Hattiesburg Southern Prohibition, and from around the region. New this year are interactive elements, like demos from local artists and eateries! Guests can also enjoy homebrews, live music, and food vendors throughout the park. The Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival takes place June 16, 2018. A limited number of VIP tickets are available to purchase.
FEST ALL SUMMER: SummerTunes
HBURGers love Live at Five so much we weren’t ready for it to end, so a few years ago the crew decided to extend this beloved event into Saturdays in June and July. Same music, same fun, same park… more afternoons jamming outdoors! Don’t forget your lounge chair or blanket. Coolers, pets, and kids welcome! SummerTunes takes place June 8 and 22, July 13 and 27, and August 10 and 24.
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