Welcome to Hattiesburg – Mississippi’s Premier College City

Experience one of the most dynamic college scenes in America South! Historic Hattiesburg is home to Historic Downtown, Midtown, Southern Miss and William Carey University.

Historic Hattiesburg – An “Inside-Out” Experience

Experience Historic Hattiesburg from the “inside-out”. Historic Downtown is where every Hattiesburg journey should begin. Try Exit 60 off Interstate 59 for your Historic start. An easy ride down Veterans Memorial Drive giving way to Broadway Drive. Look for the Historic Hattiesburg obelisk monument and turn right for Historic Downtown or left for Midtown. It is that easy! About a 4-mile drive you’ll never regret.

Event Calendar

February 4

Come to the Cultural Center, 723 N. Main Street, Tuesday, February 4 for the first installment of the Freedom Summer Dialogues featuring Anthony J. Harris author of "Ain't Gonna Let Nobody Turn Me 'Round: A Coming-of-age Story and Personal Account of the Civil Rights Movement in Hattiesburg, Mississippi" Open to the public. Copies of Harris' book will be available for purchase.

February 6

The USM Center for the Study of War and Society presents featured spearker Dr. Robert Gates, former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Director of the CIA, February 6 7pm at the Hattiesburg Saenger Theatre. This lecture series is free and open to the public.

February 7

Southern Miss Basketball. Marshall vs Southern Miss. Tip-off 8:30 pm at Reed Green Coliseum. To The Top!

February 8

Hattiesburg Arts Council presents: Gospel Brunch and Scenes from Driving Mrs. Daisy Hattiesburg Cultural Center Saturday, February 8 at 11am. Public Invited

February 9

Southern Miss Basketball. Charlotte vs Southern Miss. Tip-off 1:00 pm at Reed Green Coliseum. To The Top!

Valentines Day

Valentines Day Friday, February 14, 2014

February 16

Concert for Dr. Dana Ragsdale: A Celebration of Her Life & A Dedication to Her Heart - 2:30pm Sunday, February 16 at the Library of Hattiesburg, 329 Hardy Street. Presented by friends, former students and The Library of Hattiesburg, Petal & Forrest County. Free Admission

February 20

Southern Miss Basketball. UTSA vs Southern Miss. Tip-off 7:00 pm at Reed Green Coliseum. To The Top!

February 21 - 23

Southern Miss Baseball Louisiana-Lafayette vs Southern Miss at The Pete. To The Top!

February 22

Southern Miss Basketball. UTEP vs Southern Miss. Tip-off 1:00 pm at Reed Green Coliseum. To The Top!

February 25

Southern Miss Baseball Alcorn State vs Southern Miss. 6:00 pm at The Pete. To The Top!

February 26

Southern Miss Baseball Alabama vs Southern Miss. 6:00 pm at The Pete. To The Top!

Feb. 28 - March 2

Southern Miss Baseball Troy vs Southern Miss at The Pete. To The Top!

Fat Tuesday

Mardi Gras Tuesday, March 4th

March 4

Freedom Summer Dialogues: The Political Winds of Change Cultural Center, 723 N. Main Street, 11:30 am Second installment of the Freedom Summer Dialogues featuring Robert Moses, learder in the 1960s Civil Rights Movement and founder of the U.S. Algebra Project. Event is FREE and open to the public.

March 11

Southern Miss Baseball New Orleans vs Southern Miss. 6:30 pm at The Pete. To The Top!

March 12

Southern Miss Baseball South Alabama vs Southern Miss. 6:30 pm at The Pete. To The Top!

Farmers Market

Downtown Hattiesburg Farmers Market Thursdays 3 to 6pm Town Square Park starting March 13th

Saint Patricks Day

Saint Patricks Day Monday, March 17, 2014

March 18

Southern Miss Baseball Louisiana-Monroe vs Southern Miss. 6:30 pm at The Pete. To The Top!

Southern Miss NIT Game

Southern Miss vs Toledo NIT Game 7:30 pm Reed Green Coliseum

March 21 - 23

Southern Miss Baseball USTA vs Southern Miss at The Pete. To The Top!

March 29

HubFest Historic Downtown 9am to 5pm. For more information visit The ADP website.

April 1

Freedom Summer Dialogues: The Role of the Arts Cultural Center, 723 N. Main Street, 11:30 am Third installment of the Freedom Summer Dialogues. The Hattiesburg High School Speech and Debate students will perform dramatic interpretations of The Color Purple. Event is FREE and open to the public.

April 4 - 6

Southern Miss Baseball Middle Tenn. vs Southern Miss at The Pete. To The Top!

Every Friday in April

Live at Five Town Square Park 5:00 pm to 9:00pm every Friday in April. Bands will be announced. (April 4, 11, 18 & 25)

Saturday Sidewalk Sale!!!

Saturday Sidewalk Sale April 5 from 9am to 4pm

April 12

Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm Hattiesburg Historic Train Depot. For tickets visit Hattiesburg Craft Beer Festival website.

Artistic Scavenger Hunt

An Egg-Sighting Artistic Scavenger Hunt April 12 from 9am to 6pm Clues & Details Available Where Posters Are Displayed Prizes & Surprises!!!

Good Friday

Good Friday April 18, 2014

Southern Miss Spring Game

Southern Miss Spring Game Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 18 -20

Southern Miss Baseball La Tech vs Southern Miss at The Pete. To The Top!

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday, Sunday, April 20, 2014

Southern Miss Opera

Tuesday, April 22 and Thursday, April 24 the Southern Miss Opera will perform Sour Angelica at the Old Forrest County Courthouse in Historic Downtown located at 200 West Pine. Both concerts are Free!

PRAM of Mississippi

Welcome PRAM of Mississippi to Converge Hattiesburg 2014! Welcome Event at the Saenger Theater in Historic Downtown on Wednesday, April 23.

Earth Day

Keep Hattiesburg Beautiful & Hattiesburg Farmers Market 2014 Earth Day Celebration Entertainment by: T-Bone Pruitt Thursday, April 24, 2014 3p.m. – 6p.m. Town Square Park

April 25 - 27

Southern Miss Baseball Rice vs Southern Miss at The Pete. To The Top!

Downtown Crawfish Jam

The 16th Annual Downtown Crawfish Jam Saturday, April 26th Go to www.facebook.com/DCJfest for more information!

Thursday Night Downtown

Thursday Night Downtown Launching Thursday, May 1st!

Free Comic Book Day May 3rd

Free Comic Book Day at Southern Fried Comics! Join us for a day of free comics, live music, a kid's costume contest, and more! And as always, we are working with a great local charity - this year it's the United Blood Services of MS. Saturday, May 3rd 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Frozen Saturday May 3rd

Come Join Us For A Movie Night In The Park! Admission Is Free, Concessions Will Be Available! DATE: Saturday, May 3rd WHERE: Town Square Park, Historic Downtown TIME: 8pm MORE INFO: Call 601-545-4667 Brought to you by the City of Hattiesburg Parks and Recreation and Little Dog Cinema

May 6

Freedom Summer Dialogues: The Role of Women in the Movement Cultural Center, 723 N. Main Street, 11:30 am Fourth and final installment of the Freedom Summer Dialogues. Event is FREE and open to the public.

May 8-11

HCLO presents Les Misérables: May 8-10 evening performance and May 11 afternoon matinee Hattiesburg’s Historic Saenger Theatre. Exact showtimes and details coming soon. Tickets will be priced at tiered seating: $25 Floor Row A-O / Balcony Row A & B $20 Floor Row P-X / Balcony Row C-D-E $15 Second Balcony

May 9 - 11

Southern Miss Baseball ECU vs Southern Miss at The Pete. To The Top!

May 21 - 25

Southern Miss Baseball Conference USA Baseball Tournament at The Pete. To The Top

FestivalSouth June 7-21

FestivalSouth June 7-21, 2014. Go to festivalsouth.org for event information.

July 4th

Independence Day Friday, July 4th

September 6

Southern Miss Football Alcorn State vs Southern Miss at The Rock. To The Top!

September 20

Southern Miss Football Appalachian State vs Southern Miss at The Rock. To The Top!

September 27

Southern Miss Football Rice vs Southern Miss at The Rock. To The Top!

October 25

Southern Miss Football La Tech vs Southern Miss at The Rock - A Rivalry in Dixie. To The Top!

Halloween

Halloween Friday, October 31, 2014

November 8

Southern Miss Football Marshall vs Southern Miss at The Rock. To The Top!

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Thursday, November 27, 2014

November 29

Southern Miss Football UAB vs Southern Miss at The Rock. To The Top!

Christmas

Christmas Thursday, December 25th

New Years Eve

New Years Eve Wednesday, December 31