• Happenings: 70th Annual Miss Hospitality

    Happenings: 70th Annual Miss Hospitality

    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.

  • Happenings: July

    Happenings: July

     

    JULY 3

  • Laughs 4 Life

    Laughs 4 Life

    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.

  • AWARD SHOW looks TO BE BIGGEST, BEST

    AWARD SHOW looks TO BE BIGGEST, BEST

    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 brings diverse repertoire to Hub City

    Linda Eder brings diverse repertoire to Hub City

    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.

  • 7th Annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival Sat. June 15

    7th Annual Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival Sat. June 15

    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. 

  • Happenings: June

    Happenings: June

    JUNE HAPPENINGS
     

    JUNE 1
    FORREST COUNTY SPORTING CLAY FUNDRAISER SHOOT
    8 AM @ The Rayburn farm

  • 2nd Annual BOPB Pub Crawl & Kick Off Party - May 31, 2019

    2nd Annual BOPB Pub Crawl & Kick Off Party - May 31, 2019

    This year Signature Magazine is shaking things up a bit to keep the Best of the Pine Belt party going all month long and to amp up the excitement.

    June 1 marks the second annual Best of the Pine Belt Hall of Fame dinner with the BOPB Awards Show winding down FestivalSouth with a gala show on Friday, June 28, at the Saenger Theater.

  • Happenings: May

    Happenings: May

    MAY 7
    GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY MEETING
    7 PM @ The Genealogy Library

    Food historian and Associate Professor of American Cultural History Dr. Andrew Haley will give a presentation on the Mississippi Cookbook Project at The Genealogy Library, 307 2nd Avenue in Hattiesburg. His project is documenting community life in Mississippi through community cookbooks published in the 20th century.  All meetings are free and open to the public.  Experienced genealogy researchers will help you find your family roots. 

  • 2nd annual best of the pine belt musical showcase April 27 & May 4

    2nd annual best of the pine belt musical showcase April 27 & May 4

    For the second-consecutive year, Signature Magazine is giving Best of the Pine Belt voters a front row seat to see and hear some of his year’s nominated bands perform live and in person.

    In fact, this year there will be two chances – one in Hattiesburg and one in nearby Laurel.

    The fun kicks off at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at The Thirsty Hippo with performances by Ty Trehorn, Marshall McKellar of The Devil Music Co., Mississippi Shakedown, and The Icemen. 

    Each band will present a 45-minute set.

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