Annually, Mayor Toby Barker proclaims October as “The Greatest Month to Be a Hattiesburger,” and encourages all Hattiesburg citizens and visitors to get out and enjoy our magnificent, creative and premier city in the Gulf South. See below for a full list of 2022’s October events.

EVERY WEEK IN OCTOBER

  • Every Tuesday: HAC Drum Circle, at The Jook, 6 p.m.
  • Every Thursday: Brown Bag Concert Series, at City Hall Fountain Plaza, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Every Thursday: Farmer’s Market, at Town Square Park, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m.
  • Every Friday: Live at Five, at Town Square Park, 5 p.m
  • Every Saturday: Smith Drug Company, Noon – 4 p.m.

MULTIPLE DAYS IN OCTOBER

  • Every Thursday – Saturday: Zombieburg, at Thomley’s Christmas Tree Farm
  • October 2 – 8: Hattiesburg Restaurant Week
  • October 9 – 15: Fire Prevention Week
  • October 10 – 15: Southern Miss Homecoming Week
  • October 20 – 22: Homegrown Revival at Elks Lake
  • October 21 – 30: Zoo Boo
  • October 21 – 23: Spooky Hollow at Lake Thoreau Environmental Center
  • October 23 – 29: Lead Poisoning Prevention Week
  • October 27 – 29: Hattiesburlesque
Date Event Name Location Time
10/1 Lucky Rabbit Street Market Lucky Rabbit 10 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
10/1 – 10/2 17th Annual Mobile Street Festival Mobile Street District
10/1 Taste of the South Food Truck Festival Main Street & Batson Street 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
10/1 The Band Camino The Lawn 8 p.m.
10/1 Deen/Tate Memorial Ride Chain Park 10 a.m.
10/1 Community Bike Ride Longleaf Trace – USM Gateway 11 a.m.
10/1 Oktoberfest St. John Lutheran Church
10/1 Downtown Bar Crawl SouthernProhibition 5 p.m.
10/1 Oktoberfest The Porter 9 a.m.
10/1 First Friday Downtown Hburg Assoc. 9 a.m.
10/1 Moore’s Bike Bash Moore’s Bike Shop 5 p.m.
10/1 Hub City Sound Machine Brewsky’s 8 p.m.
10/1 Pop-Up Concert with Holley Rumbarger Sage Den 2 p.m.
10/3 Parks & Rec: Cooking with Beer Class Colludium 5:30 p.m.
10/4 National Night Out Neighborhood Parties All over. 5 p.m.
10/6 Run For Your Life Almost 4 K Murky Waters 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
10/6 DuBard School Speakeasy The Bottling Company 6:30 p.m.
10/7 Hocus Pocus The Saenger 7 p.m.
10/7 VFW First Friday Fish Fry VFW 3036 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
10/8 NAMI Walk Kamper Park Bridge 9 a.m.
10/8 PRIDE in the Park Town Square Park 10 a.m.
10/8 Southern Miss Pow Wow Spirit Park at The University of Southern Mississippi 11 a.m.
10/8 Oh Jeremiah The Thirsty Hippo 7 p.m.
10/13 The Largest Pumpkin Carving in the Gulf South Keg and Barrel 5:30 p.m.
10/13 Sacred Heart Homecoming Parade Sacred Heart School 1:30 p.m.
10/14 Pink Friday – A Party with a Purpose Train Depot 7 p.m. – Midnight
10/14 Friday Night at Spirit Park The University of Southern Mississippi 6:30 p.m.
10/14 Rocky Horror Picture Show The Saenger 8 p.m.
10/14 24th Annual Alumni Homecoming Golf Tournament Hattiesburg Country Club 7:30 a.m.
10/15 Southern Miss Homecoming Parade Hardy Street 1 p.m.
10/15 Southern Miss v. Arkansas State Homecoming The Rock 6 p.m.
10/15 The Night of Marauding Pirates Hattiesburg Pocket Museum 7 p.m.
10/17 12th Judicial District’s Fall Fest 316 Forrest Street 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.
10/19 Domestic Violence Awareness Proclamation & Vigil HPD 10 a.m. 
10/20 Movies Under the Stars Town Square Park 6:30 p.m.
10/20 An Evening with David Sedaris The Saenger 8 p.m.
10/21 Hattiesburg High v. Wayne County DI Patrick Stadium 7:30 p.m.
10/21 Trunk or Treat The Y 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
10/22 Make a Difference Day All over Hattiesburg
10/22 Flatland Cavalry Brewsky’s 8 p.m.
10/22 Downtown Duck Hunt Hattiesburg Pocket Museum 10 a.m. – Noon
10/22 Empty Bowls Main Street, between Buschman & Walnut 8 a.m.
10/22 5K Color Run The Family Y Hattiesburg 8 a.m.
10/22 Innova Prep’s Run a Mile in Our Shoes 5K – Color Run Payne Center at Southern Miss 8 a.m.
10/22 Walk to End Alzheimer’s Spirit Park at Southern Miss 9 a.m.
10/22 Sacred Heart Trunk or Treat 608 Southern Avenue 6 p.m.
10/22 Witches Ride of Hattiesburg Pub Crawl Begins at Keg & Barrel 3 p.m.
10/23 Neal McCoy The Saenger 4 p.m.
10/25 Kick or Treat Community Kickball Game Tatum Park 6 p.m.
10/26 Trick or Treat at the Pete The Pete (Southern Miss Baseball Fields) 5 p.m. – 7 p.m.
10/27 Southern Miss v. Louisiana The Rock 4 p.m.
10/28 Disney Princess – the Concert The Saenger 7 p.m.
10/28 Halloween Party Southern Prohibition 5 p.m.
10/28 Youth Costume Party GEMS Youth Center (116 Broadway Drive) 7 p.m.
10/28 Booseum (fit for ages 3 – 12) African American Military History Museum 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
10/29 Hattiesburg Arts Market Community Arts Center 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
10/29 Front Street Fall Festival Front Street, Main Street to Mobile Street Noon – 8 p.m.
10/29 Run the River Ultra Challenge & Relay Petal River Park 7:30 a.m.
10/29 Halloween House Party The Porter 7 p.m.
10/29 Dead Authors Eve The Author Shoppe 7 p.m.
10/29 Fall Festival West Point Baptist Church 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
10/29 Halloween Parade Hardy Street, between Hwy 49 and South 14th 5:30 p.m.
10/31 Halloween Bash Hattiesburgers and Blues 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
10/31 Trick or Treat on President’s Street Southern Miss President’s Home at 3701 Jamestown 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.
10/31 Trunk or Treat St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

(Mass begins at 5:30 p.m.)

10/31 Trick-or-Treat Hours 4:30 p.m. – 7 p.m.