• A Hattiesburg Christmas Tradition continues to glow

    The Hattiesburg Downtown Association, in partnership with Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood, the City of Hattiesburg and VisitHattiesburg, is hosting an “Olde Tyme Christmas” Dec. 9-10, filled with holiday festivities. Local residents and visitors are invited to attend the weekend of events downtown.  

    "The atmosphere during this weekend will be nostalgic and family-friendly,” said Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association Executive Director Andrea Saffle.

  • Meet Tara Poole

    Tara Poole, president of the Downtown Neighborhood Association, is gearing up for the season and making time to work in some of her own holiday traditions.

    The Mississippi native returned to the area with her husband last year. The two left for Tennessee, then to North Carolina, around 10 years ago.

    “All of our family is from Mississippi,” Poole said. “We just decided it was time to get back closer to family.”

  • Family Table


    That’s what it’s all about for Hattiesburg’s new First Family – Toby and Kate Barker and daughter, Audra Kathryn.

  • The Weather Station

    Toronto's Tamara Lindeman is The Weather Station. After listening to her latest Paradise of Bachelors record, it clearly does not matter whether she is/is not or has/has not a band - Lindeman is a brilliant songwriter first and foremost. "The Weather Station" is that rare breakup album that captures the strange optimism of losing your past and the odd comfort of privately reveling in the best parts.

  • HAC Presents A Christmas Concert with Leo Day and Friends

    The Hattiesburg Arts Council looks forward to bringing-in the Christmas season with a concert of carols and holiday songs at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center.

  • A Creative Consortium

    Celebrating seven years, Cotton Ginnovations is planning for its biggest year yet. It's the perfect place to shop for unique handcrafted gifts for the holidays and the perfect time to support local artists.

  • Get Downtown for Art Walk, Holiday Open House

    The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association will host its annual Art Walk and Holiday Open House in downtown Hattiesburg Saturday, Nov. 11 from 3 to 7pm.

     This Art Walk has something for everyone – even the kids! There will be a variety of local artists, artesian crafters and musicians participating featuring painting, photography, drawing and sculpture exhibitions, live music, demonstrations, paint your own pottery for kid, and a  "Chalk the Walk" competition. 

  • Mississippi Bicentennial Project celebrates Hattiesburg Hub

     Blue Magnolia Films, in partnership with Robert St. John, Hattiesburg Arts Council, Visit Hattiesburg, Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association and The City of Hattiesburg, hosted a free public screening on Sunday, Oct. 8, at the Hattiesburg Cultural Center, to premiere a series of photo stories produced by local community leaders to commemorate the Mississippi Bicentennial.

  • Bourbon tasting benefits GPCF

    On Nov. 9, the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation will host a Bourbon tasting at the Canebrake Country Club to celebrate its 20-year anniversary. 

     “We have planned such an amazing night, and we are so appreciative of all the support we’ve received throughout the years,” said Terri Bell, president of the Foundation. “This is our chance to put on a first-class event in the Pine Belt.”

  • Southern Prohibition hosts Hunger Run to feed the hungry

    The Annual Hunger Run benefitting Extra Table has become a staple fall event in Hattiesburg, with even more promise to grow this year. In its fifth year, the run will take place in a new location in Downtown Hattiesburg.

    Southern Prohibition is excited to announce they will be hosting the fifth annual Hunger Run at the brewery on Nov. 4. “We love working with Extra Table and The Thirsty Hippo year after year to raise funds and awareness for this worthy cause,” said Emily Curry, SoPro sales and marketing director. “Please join us downtown for this amazing day!”

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