• SMBT brings Coppelia to life

    SMBT brings Coppelia to life

    South Mississippi Ballet Theatre will present the ballet ‘Coppelia’ at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, and 2 p.m. Sunday, May 29, at the Saenger Theatre in Hattiesburg. 
    The ballet ‘Coppelia’ is a comedy set in Hungary and based off of the story by E.T.A. Hoffman. Coppelia is the doll that the old, crazy, toymaker Dr. Coppelius made, and the local youth are curious as to who this mysterious new girl is. Swanilda and her fiancée, Franz, are most curious, and in their attempts to figure out this mystery, hilarity ensues.

  • United Way $100K Payday

    United Way $100K Payday

    April 1 marked the kick-off of ticket sales for United Way’s $100K Payday raffle. The United Way of Southeast Mississippi is selling $100 raffle tickets for a chance to win $100,000 (net after taxes). 
    Tickets can be purchased online, in-person at the United Way office located at 210 West Front St. Suite 400, local area banks and grocery stores and by mailing in a brochure. Brochures will be mailed to the community and available at local businesses once tickets are being sold. 

  • Downton Abbey tea party to benefit Pink Ribbon Fund

    Downton Abbey tea party to benefit Pink Ribbon Fund

    Once again the Pink Ribbon organization is hosting a tea party, but not just an ordinary tea party, but a true Downton Abbey English-themed teac party. Scheduled from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 22, at the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Train Depot, funds raised will benefit the Pink Ribbon Fund.

  • A round for WUSM radio

    A round for WUSM radio

    Since 2010, Southern Miss Radio has hosted A Round for Southern Miss Radio golf tournament as its primary fundraiser to keep WUSM on the air, informing and entertaining the Hattiesburg community. This year, WUSM will host the tourney on Monday, April 25, at Canebrake Country Club to keep alive the tradition of American roots music airing from the USM campus. 

  • HubFest scheduled for April 2

    HubFest scheduled for April 2

    Since 1985, Hubfest has become a favorite annual tradition in Downtown Hattiesburg for families across the Pine Belt. People of all ages come to enjoy food, live music, crafts and other festival favorites. Last year, more than 250 vendors filled the downtown streets, drawing a crowd of 20,000 people or more. With food booth spaces already sold out, the Area Development Partnership (ADP), who puts on the festival each year, expects an even bigger turnout for 2016.

  • 18th annual music festival gearing up

    18th annual music festival gearing up

    The Hattiesburg Historic Neighbor-hood is tuning up the 18th Annual Downtown Crawfish Jam presented by Southern Beverage Co., with an exciting mix of musical acts including zydeco, bluegrass, a brass band and cover music. 
    This annual music event takes place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at Walthall Park (600 Walnut Street at the intersection with Rebecca Avenue) in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood in Downtown Hattiesburg. 
    This year’s event will feature great acts like Grayson Capps, The Lost Bayou Ramblers, The Brass-A-Holics and the 6550's. 

  • Dial it down, Turn it up and Play a Round

    Dial it down, Turn it up and Play a Round

    By Kathryn Duke

  • Purple Parrot hosts annual event

    Purple Parrot hosts annual event

    It’s time for the 12th Annual Purple Parrot Café Wine Festival set for April 1 at Branch in Midtown Hattiesburg.
    This year’s event will once again benefit Extra Table.
    "We're always excited to partner up with Extra Table to help raise money for a cause that we really believe in,” said Dusty Frierson, Purple Parrot wine director. “We're also very proud to have an event like this in Hattiesburg. The fact that we're able to get 30 wine makes from around the globe and over 100 world class wines still amazes me."

  • Passions of the Palate

    Passions of the Palate

    Every spring for the past 12 years, The University of Southern Mississippi’s Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Sport Management has dedicated an Advanced Convention Management class to present a thriving, memorable and prestigious fundraiser event organized and executed by the students called “Passions of the Palate.”  

  • Get your running shoes ready

    Get your running shoes ready

    Registration is open for the 5th Annual Rise & Shine Half- Marathon & 5K. The event, Hattiesburg’s only half-marathon, is set for Saturday, April 2. 
    Both races will start and finish at Hattiesburg Clinic’s main campus, 415 S. 28th Ave. The race activities will begin with the half-marathon at 7 a.m. and the 5K to follow at 7:15 a.m.

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