• Beer festival relocates to new home

    Beer festival relocates to new home

    The response to last year’s Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival was overflowing, so the fifth annual edition of the FestivalSouth event has been moved to Town Square Park on Saturday, June 10, to provide more room.

    “It’s pretty exciting because it’s a new start,” said Jennifer Clark, who is organizing the event. The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association is the host for the Craft Beer Festival from 5-8 p.m.; VIP tickets provide entry at 4 p.m.

    Because of the state’s 200th anniversary, the Craft Beer Festival also will have special food vendors.

  • Daylily gardens open Memorial Day

    Daylily gardens open Memorial Day

    The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS) annual Daylily Garden Tour and the 22nd annual Daylily Show will offer a true daylily spectacular to the South Mississippi area. The tour is set for the Memorial Day weekend, May 29. The show will be held on Saturday, June 3, at the Lake Terrace Convention Center in Hattiesburg.

  • HHNA to cook up good food, fun

    HHNA to cook up good food, fun

    The Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood is tuning up for the 19th 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.-7 p.m. Saturday, April 22, at Walthall Park (located at 600 Walnut Street at the intersection with Rebecca Avenue) in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood in Downtown Hattiesburg.

  • Dial it down, turn it up and play a round

    Dial it down, turn it up and play a round

    The WUSM Round for Southern Miss Radio will take place Monday, April 24, at the Timberton Golf Club in Hattiesburg. The radio station’s largest fundraiser, and one of its most-loved events, the golf tournament brings together a wide range of individuals and businesses in order to raise much-needed funds, while having a great time.

    Not only is WUSM 88.5 FM the only community radio station in the Pine Belt, but is also seen by many listeners as the station with the most unique voice. 

  • Pink Ribbon Fundraiser set for May 6

    Pink Ribbon Fundraiser set for May 6

    On Saturday, May 6, Southern Oaks House and Gardens will be filled with “Southern charm” at its highest level, as the Pink Ribbon Fund hosts a truly Southern event depicting aspects of the South, as we all know it.  “The Tea”  is known as a custom in the South of women who gather to drink tea and catch up on each other’s lives.  Therefore, this is the new theme for this year’s event. 

  • Daylily Society turns 25

    Daylily Society turns 25

    By Bud Kirkpatrick


    Little did the group of daylily enthusiasts know when they gathered in the Park Avenue backyard of Don and Nell George of Hattiesburg on Sunday, May 24, 1992, they were forming The Hattiesburg Area Daylily Society (HADS). They were forming what was to become one of the largest and most active daylily organizations in the American Hemerocallis Society (AHS), the 10,000 member national daylily organization.  “Hemerocallis” is the botanical name for the daylily.

  • Food, fun, entertainment at HubFest

    Food, fun, entertainment at HubFest

    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 25,000 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 2017.



  • Purple Parrot, Extra Table host annual wine festival

    Purple Parrot, Extra Table host annual wine festival

    Join Extra Table and Purple Parrot Seafood & Steaks for the 13th annual Purple Parrot Wine Festival at 6 p.m.          Friday, March 31, in Midtown Hatties-          


    The wine tasting, which has become a staple of the Hattiesburg community, will once again benefit local non-profit organization Extra Table.

  • USM grad to support annual fundraiser

    USM grad to support annual fundraiser

    For the 13th year in a row, The University of Southern Mississippi Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Sport Management is excited to host the “Passions of the Palate.”

    This fundraiser event, planned and executed by students in the Convention Management class, will be elegant and memorable for anyone who attends.

  • Race raises funds, awareness

    Race raises funds, awareness

    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.

    Hattiesburg Clinic’s first half-marathon and 5K kicked off in April 2012 as an effort to raise money for The Arc, a United Way nonprofit organization that provides community-based services to Mississippi residents with intellectual and developmental challenges and their families.

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