• The Best of the Best

    The Best of the Best

    Eight years ago, Signature Magazine instituted the Best of the Pine Belt Awards, designed to showcase the Who’s Who of the Pine Belt’s businesses, personalities, cuisine and charitable organizations. That was followed four years later by the Best of the Pine Belt Awards Show, where the awards were given to spotlight the people, places and businesses that make the area unique.

  • Laughs 4 Life Presents: Tig Notaro

    Laughs 4 Life Presents: Tig Notaro

     Home is typically the place that still brings out a smile in all of us in the darkest of times. 

     “As we started planning this year’s Laughs 4 Life event this idea of celebrating home became an idea we wanted to embrace,” said Kent Oliver, who oversees the Hatttiesburg event. 

  • Miss Hospitality

    Miss Hospitality

    The 68th Miss Hospitality Competition will be held at 8 p.m. July 20-21 at the Historic Hattiesburg Saenger Theater in Downtown Hattiesburg.

     In its 21st year as host city, Hattiesburg will showcase this year’s best and brightest young women as they compete for the title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality. Thirty-one women, who represent all regions of the state, will vie for the title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality, with the winner serving for a full year as the state’s official ambassador for economic development and tourism.

  • Mississippi native returns to kick off FestivalSouth

    Mississippi native returns to kick off FestivalSouth

    The son of a high school principal in Belmont, Miss., Mac McAnally didn’t stick around to finish his education. His mother, the church pianist, put music in his mind and he ran away with it, writing his first song when he was 15 years old.

  • william carey's dinner theatre

    william carey's dinner theatre

     The first show is “I Love a Piano,” a musical featuring the timeless and beloved tunes of Irving Berlin, one of America’s greatest song writers. The show features more than 60 of Berlin’s classics, from “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm,” “Blue Skies,” “Cheek to Cheek” and “Always,” to show-stopping numbers such as “God Bless America” and “There’s No Business Like Show Business.” 

  • Brewing up a Good Time Downtown

    Brewing up a Good Time Downtown

    Just in time for Father’s Day, the Downtown Association announces Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival set for 6-9 p.m. Saturday, June 16,  in Town Square Park. Presented in partnership with Corner Market, the sixth annual festival promises to be bigger and better than ever. 

  •  Laughter & Lagniappe

    Laughter & Lagniappe

     Pine Belt-area residents will soon have a chance to enjoy Cajun food and fun while benefiting the Petal’s teachers and students, courtesy of the Petal School District Education Foundation’s 12th annual “Laughter and Lagniappe” Crawfish Boil.

  • 20TH ANNUAL downtown crawfish jam

    20TH ANNUAL downtown crawfish jam

    Downtown Crawfish Jam is one of several fun neighborhood events hosted by the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood throughout the year. It also serves as its largest fundraiser for the Walthall Foundation.

    The Walthall foundation is  a 501c(3) nonprofit charitable foundation the neighborhood set up in 1995 for the sole purpose of restoring and preserving the Walthall School property. The Walthall Community Center and Park is an important gathering place and green space for the neighborhood. 

  • Purple Parrot Wine Festival

    Purple Parrot Wine Festival

    The festival has grown to be a special tradition in the Pine Belt. Food is prepared and served throughout the evening as part of the festival. With more than 110 wines available, festival-goers get a one-of-a-kind tasting and learning experience. 
    “The variety and rarity of the wines offered at the Purple Parrot Wine Festival makes it unlike any other tasting event in the Pine Belt,” said Purple Parrot Wine Director Dusty Frierson. 

  • Heart Gala

    Heart Gala

    The American Heart Association's 2018 Heart Gala is set from 6-9 p.m. Friday, May 4, at the Waller/Dawe Home.

    This is a core fundraising event that raises funds to fight our nation’s No. 1 (heart disease) and No. 5 (stroke) killers.  It is because of events like the Heart Gala that stents and bypass surgery are possible today, education is available for the public, millions are trained in CPR, quality care is improved in hospitals and stronger public policies are in place.

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