Upcoming Events for Hattiesburg, Laurel and The Surrounding Areas


July 22-23: Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality Pageant 8 PM @ the Saenger Theatre, Hattiesburg. Join young women from across the state of Mississippi as they compete for the title of Mississippi’s Miss Hospitality 2016. Over two nights of on-stage competition, the women will present commercials on their hometown, answer questions on hospitality and tourism, and show off their dance moves and evening gowns, all while earning college scholarship dollars.

July 22-23: Camp Out to Stamp Out Homelessness 6 PM-6AM, Timberton Baseball Complex. $25. The Fieldhouse for the Homeless wants to stamp out homelessness in the our community. During the Camp Out event, participants will camp out and encourage their community to sponsor their camp-a-thon in order to raise awareness and funds for people experiencing homelessness. On Friday evening, there will be a live concert, speakers, food, games, prizes, and interactive educational opportunities on the growing issues of homelessness. Participants who like to camp will pitch a tent or build a cardboard box and wake up to breakfast, coffee, and a mission challenge the next morning. For further questions or additional information, you may contact fieldhoushomeless@gmail.com.

July 22/July 28: Dixie Electric’s Energy Fair from 10 AM-4 PM. FREE to the public. On Friday July 22 the fair will be at Lowe’s in Laurel, MS. On Thursday July 28 the fair will be in Waynesboro at Gatlin’s Building Supply

July 23: 2nd Annual Jerry Sims Cancer Benefit Sidelines Sports Cafe. 7 PM-11:45 PM. The Remnants host the second annual event to honor the life and music of Jerry Sims with all proceeds going to benefit local cancer patients. Guest artists include Adam McAdory of Hillcrest, Wes Lee, and a surprise reunion show of Tytus Hale, legendary touring band from the 80’s. This will be the first time they’ve played together in over 30 years. The Remnants will also do a couple of sets, one with special guests. There will be several guitars for auction, including one autographed by Rascal Flatts.

SuperHero Saturday: July 23 @ Java Werks in Hattiesburg. 9 AM-4 PM. FREE EVENT. BRING THE KIDS. Touch-A-Truck/Car will all your favorite emergency vehicles. Pizza available on site. All proceeds will go to the HPD/HFD Benevolent Funds.

Become a Hero for St. Jude 10k, 5k and Fun Run It’s never too hot to support the kids and win the fight! Being dressed as a superhero is not required, but an award will be given for best costumes after the race! Sat. July 23rd @ 7 AM at Jackson Station Road on the Longleaf Trace.

July 24-28: Camp Alive 2016 Camp Alive gives youth ages 12-19 a get away from the noise of life to retreat to a place to focus on God. With 3 FULL days of fun activities, meals, small group sessions, and chapels designed for life changing encounters with God. You don’t want to miss this! Daily @ 3 PM. Waukaway Springs, Christian Retreat Center. Vossburg, MS.

July 25: Community Conversations–Human Trafficking Every five seconds, another person enters modern day slavery somewhere in the world. Matthew Friedman, CEO of the Mekong Club, gives an up-to-date overview of human trafficking and what is being done to address this global issue. Ellisville, MS. Daniel Boone Branch Library. 7 PM-8:30 PM. 

July 25-27: PCS Mini Cheer Camp Grades 4-6. REES Gym @ PCS High School. 9 AM-12 PM daily. $60

July 25-29: PCS Tennis Camp Tatum Park Tennis courts. Grades 3-9, Beginner High School. 8 AM-12 PM daily. $120

July 26: Laurel Kids Movie Event 1:30 PM @ Laurel-Jones County Library. Bring your little princess out to see Cinderella and enjoy refreshments!

July 27: Drum Corps International Southern Miss M.M. Roberts Stadium. $25-$35. 7 PM-10:30 PM. Drum Corps Internation (DCI) is coming back to Hattiesburg, MS for a stop on their summer tour. Nine groups will perform, with awards to follow. DCI, considered “Marching Music’s Major League,” boasts the best of the best young adult performers who compete and showcase across the country. Tickets are available at group discounts.

July 28/August 4: Sandersville Yellow Jacket’s Football Sign-Up Thursday @ 6. Cost is $60. Please have a copy of birth certificate.

July 30: Bass Fishing Tournament Lake Bogue Homa in Laurel. Safelight-2 PM. $50 per boat, $10 lunker fee. Open to everyone, register the morning of. For more info contact Jay Fairchild @ 601-408-6816 or Kim Ainsworth @ 601-517-3328

Remax Charity Tennis Tournament Saturday, July 30. Hattiesburg Racquet Club. Play begins @ 8 AM. Raising money for Children’s Miracle Network and Batson Children’s Hospital. $30 Registration fee ($35 to include T-Shirt), $20 additional fee to attend Friday Night Gala/Silent Auction @ 7 PM. Contact Jennifer Allen for more info @ 601-408-9530 or JenniferAllenRealtor@gmail.com

August 5-7: St. Joseph’s Hospice Star Spangled Celebration A Weekend of Celebration and recognition for our veterans and active military. Fri. Aug 5: Spirit of 5 WWII Veteran Recognition, Oak Grove Senior and Veteran Center. Sat. Aug 6: Victory Belles 41st Army Jazz Band Concert and Sun. Aug 7: Private Victory Belles Concert for patients of VA Medical Center, Biloxi.

August 6-7: Southern Misses Tryouts The Payne Center on the campus of USM. 2-6PM. Tryouts for the 2016-17 school year. The students that are selected as members of the Southern Misses will carry on the great tradition of performing at Southern Miss Basketball games and various other functions representing Southern Miss Athletics.

August 18-21: CareyWOW New Student Welcome Week: This event is designed to prepare new students for a successful transition to life at William Carey University. CareyWOW will equip new students with the skills necessary to guide their collegiate experience. The scheduled events provide practical advice, spiritual guidance, and relationship building in a fun and engaging manner. We want every student to graduate with a William Carey degree, and we strive to give you the tools necessary to help you succeed at this university. Register @wmcarey.edu/carey-wow

August 19: Increasing Communication Through Understanding Behaviors in Hattiesburg If your desire is to maximize your effectiveness in every interaction you have with people this course is for you. By learning the art of “people science” and opening your behavioral eyes, you will take a quantum leap into a world of effectiveness and outstanding interpersonal communication. Hattiesburg Police and Fire Training Academy @ 8:30 AM. 

August 20: Person First–A Special Needs Expo Pearl River Community College, Forrest County Center. Sat. 10 AM.What is the PERSON FIRST Special Needs Expo?   It is a free, day-long exhibition where families can learn about products, services, support groups, recreational activities, healthcare, therapy and many other services for children and adults with special needs and have a little fun, too. This event is free to attend and open to the public!

August 27: 2016 Homes of Hope for Children Silent and Live Auction 6 PM-9 PM.It’s almost time for Homes of Hope for Children’s annual Silent & Live Auction! Like our previous auctions, this year’s will be held at the convention center, and the following food will be included in the cost of your ticket. Most of the items that will be auctioned are practical items that you may be purchasing throughout the year anyway.  However, when you purchase them at our auction, Homes of Hope for Children will receive 100% of what you spend on those items!


Dog Days 5k and 2 Mile Walk: August 27th @ Kamper Park. Race will begin at 7:30 AM. Door prizes, breakfast provided by Topher’s, Run-by Dog Pageant, and awards for runners with or without dogs! The dogs will also get a special treat. Benefits Hub City Service Dogs, a nonprofit focused on providing Assistance Dogs to individuals in need. We select, train and place service dogs with individuals suffering with medical problems whose lives can be made safer, easier and more livable with the aid of a specially trained dog.

Enhanced Conceal Carry Class August 27. Cost of class is $100 including lunch. Hosted by Sergeant Jim Williams. Proceeds will go towards equipment for officers of the Seminary Police Department. Please stop by City Hall in Seminary to pick up an application.

HCHS Pokemon Go 5k: Saturday, August 27 from 10 AM-1 PM. Register at the office @ 95 Jackson Road, Hattiesburg. Deadline to sign up is August 15. Registration fee is $25 including a t-shirt. There will be teams Red, Yellow and Blue! Hosted by the Hub City Humane Society. Jackson Road Station on the Longleaf Trace.

Now until Sept. 4th: “America the Beautiful: The Monumental Landscapes of Clyde Butcher” On display at the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art in Laurel. Clyde Butcher’s photographs celebrate the beauty of the American landscape with a monumental size and extraordinary clarity that set them apart as exceptional works of art. Butcher continues the tradition of the 19th century Hudson River School painters, composing his works at strikingly beautiful and untarnished locations across the United States. For more details, contact the museum at 601-649-6374.

September 15: Rain Down Ministries Fundraising Banquet Benefiting the programs of RDM as they teach the youth of Mississippi and the Southeast to Enjoy Creation, Practice Conservation and Follow Christ. Dinner. Raffles. Silent and live auction. Door prizes. Sanderson Farms Corporate Office @ 6 PM. Special guest speaker–United States Air Force Senior Airman, Sam Caston. Contact PJ Weeks for info @ 601-344-8777

September 23 & 25: Piney Woods Picnic A three day music festival with camping, arts, kids activities, food and beverages, established to create awareness for the the preservation of the Bouie/Leaf River and the Americana music deeply rooted in the region right through the birthplace of rock and roll. 3 PM @ Elks Lake Music Park. Hattiesburg.

Contact us with your events:  Email jill@telesouth.com; call 601-264-5185; or fax 601-264-6237.