Greater Hattiesburg might not be "The City that Never Sleeps" but it's definitely a city that offers a little bit of everything. From major annual events, to local family attractions, to quality arts and a plethora of retail, you're sure to find something entertaining, exciting and enlightening in Greater Hattiesburg.
Hattiesburg offers easy access to the great Mississippi outdoors, such as the Longleaf Trace (a 40+ mile long paved recreation trail with a parallel equestrian trail) lakes, rivers and the Longleaf Plantation, a world class corporate hunting and fishing retreat destination. In addition, the city boasts a full range of university sports including one of only 120 cities in America to offer Division I football, basketball and baseball, just to name a few. For the kid in all of us, you'll definitely want to spend time at the Hattiesburg Zoo. Visit the African American Military History Museum, Historic Downtown Hattiesburg, the Hattiesburg Area Historical Society Museum or the Camp Shelby Military Museum to take in a little Mississippi history.
One of ADP's own signature events, HUBFEST, is an annual event you don't want to miss. Held the last Saturday in March in downtown Hattiesburg, HUBFEST offers art, music, food and fun for the whole family - celebrating all things Greater Hattiesburg. Other outdoor festivals in Greater Hattiesburg include the Mobile Street Festival (Hattiesburg), LumberFest (Lumberton), Mississippi Pecan Festival (Richton) and Petal Fall Festival (Petal), just to name a few. Other events occur around the area throughout the year including Live at Five (Hattiesburg, April and October), Farmer's Market (Hattiesburg, April thru October), Downtown Art Walks (Hattiesburg, April and October) and FestivalSouth (Hattiesburg, July).
The arts are abound in Greater Hattiesburg, with art exhibits, operas, plays and more. The University of Southern Mississippi School of Music has a year-round calendar of events that includes their symphony orchestra, choral and band concerts, opera productions and solo and small ensemble recitals, often featuring well-known guests. William Carey University also has a year-round calendar of events, including one of their highlights - The Carey Dinner Theatre. There are also local organizations to enjoy such as the Hattiesburg Civic Light Opera, Just Over the Rainbow Theater Group, City of Hattiesburg Concert Band, the South Mississippi Art Association and more!
Greater Hattiesburg lacks no shopping options for the casual "shop-a-holic"! From upper-scale boutiques to discount stores for treasure hunters, you'll find something to fit your style and budget. With a major regional mall and hundreds of other retail establishments both large and small, Hattiesburg residents enjoy shopping that rivals that of cities several times its size.