• 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.

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Church to host Irish-Italian Festival

    St. Thomas Aquinas Church to host Irish-Italian Festival

    Great food, music, fellowship, a parade and a chance to win a trip to Ireland or a cash prize of $2,000 await those who come out for the St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in Hattiesburg’s 17th annual Irish-Italian Festival, set for Saturday, March 17. The ‘Roll N’ Stroll’ parade is at 10:30 a.m. and the festival is from 5-10:30 p.m. at the church, following a 4 p.m. Mass. Admission is free to these events, with tickets for food and drink items available for purchase at the entrance.  

  • Rise & Shine for the ARC

    Rise & Shine for the ARC

    To many people, Hattiesburg Clinic’s annual Rise & Shine Half-Marathon & 5K is known as a fundraiser for The Arc of Southeast Mississippi. For The Arc, the event is also a source of inspiration and awareness. This year’s event is scheduled for Saturday, April 7. The half-marathon will start at 7 a.m., with the 5K beginning at 7:15 a.m.

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