Hattiesburg gears up for another downtown festival

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HATTEISBURG, MS (WDAM) - Downtown Hattiesburg is getting ready to gear up for yet another festival; this one, celebrating the red, white and blue.

Coming off of last weekend's Heritage Day, downtown will now play host the second annual Stars & Stripes 4th of July celebration. Last year was the inception of the festival at Town Square Park and with it's success comes another year, which will include a children and pet parade and an expansion of vendors.

"People are excited, people are ready for downtown events, it's almost like they're starving for downtown events," said Stars & Stripes Coordinator Josh Johnson.

The celebration will take place on the Fourth, which is Sunday, from 5 until 9. Headlining the entertainment will be T-Bone Pruitt.

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