VisitHattiesburg is pleased to announce the city’s second annual Restaurant Week scheduled for Oct. 6 –13. Last year’s inaugural event attracted foodies from throughout the region, and VisitHattiesburg expects this year’s event to grow with the addition of new partners and offerings.
Visitors and locals will enjoy the week’s theme, OctoberFEAST, which will feature specialty hamburgers as a nod to “Hattiesburgers.” Participating restaurants will embrace the theme by creating new menu items and specials for the week.
For the seventh year, the DuBard School will celebrate the gift of language in true speakeasy fashion. This event recognizes the 55+ years of service DuBard School has provided to individuals by helping them to “speak easy.”
The DuBard School Speakeasy is a night of music, food, drinks and dancing – all while spreading the good news of the school and the life-changing DuBard Association Method.
CITY LIGHTS + MUSIC NIGHTS FEATURE KEB MO
8PM @ Saenger Theater
Keb' Mo' (Solo) will be live at the Hattiesburg Saenger Theater as part of the City Lights + Music Nights Concert Series. His 14 albums have garnered him 4 GRAMMY awards and a producer/engineer/artist GRAMMY Certificate. He has received 11 GRAMMY nominations. Keb' has also been awarded 11 Blues Foundation Awards and 6 BMI Awards for his work in TV & Film. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets available at Saenger Box Office.
AUGUST 9, 23
7PM @ Town Square Park
SummerTunes, presented by Live @ Five H'Burg and the Thirsty Hippo, continues August 9 and 23 at Town Square Park in Downtown Hattiesburg. SummerTunes is the Live @ Five summer series offering free live music and an opportunity to enjoy the company of your friends, family, neighbors and fellow citizens in Town Square Park. The event takes place the second and fourth Friday of June, July, and August from 7-10 p.m. Food and beverages are available for purchase.
Celebrating its 70th anniversary, Mississippi Miss Hospitality will host its largest competition in more than a decade, welcoming 44 contestants to Hattiesburg in July.
This year’s program features not only the contestants but their Little Misses and former state Miss Hospitalities as well. The Platinum Jubilee competition will take place at 8 p.m. July 26 and 27 at the Saenger Theater in downtown Hattiesburg.
While the annual Laughs 4 Life may be a fun and relaxing night out for many, to founder Kent Oliver it’s that, plus much more.
Laughs 4 Life found its way into the life of Oliver in 2015, when at the age of 34 he was diagnosed with Multiple Myeloma. After months of procedures, chemo, and treatment locally at the Forrest General Cancer Center, as well as the Mayo Clinic, Oliver underwent a stem cell transplant at Vanderbilt University, which has greatly improved the long-term outcome for him, his wife, Candace, and two daughters, Charlotte and Anna.
When Signature Magazine publisher David Gustafson threw out the idea of hosting a Oscar-style, red carpet award show in conjunction with FestivalSouth’s annual ‘Best of the Pine Belt’ competition five years ago, even his own staff raised an eyebrow or two.
But thanks to their encouragement and hard work – and the overwhelming support of the greater Pine Belt community – the annual Best of the Pine Belt Award Show became a reality and has quickly become one of the biggest and most-talked-about nights of the year.
Linda Eder will return to Hattiesburg this month as she performs for the second time during FestivalSouth, which runs June 8-22. This year Eder returns as the FestivalFinale at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, June 22, at the Saenger Theater.
Eder made her FestivalSouth debut during the summer of 2015. When asked about performing in Hattiesburg at that time, Eder said she hoped it wouldn’t be her last. Lucky for Pine Belt residents, it won’t be.
Just in time for Father’s Day, the Downtown Association announces Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival set for from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 15, in Town Square Park. Presented in partnership with Corner Market, the 7th annual festival promises to be bigger and better than ever.