Mayor declares busy weekend for Hattiesburg

Mayor declares busy weekend for Hattiesburg

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Residents in Hattiesburg will have options when it comes to how they spend their time this upcoming weekend. On Wednesday, Mayor Toby Barker declared April 21 as the "Busiest Day for a Hattiesburger" during a press conference at City Hall.

"When our staffed looked over the coming days and we were planning for where we needed city crews and where I was going to be, we were amazed at how much was going on in the Hub City this weekend. So much so that I am proclaiming Saturday, April 21, as the 'Busiest Day of the Year for a Hattiesburger,'" Barker said. "I'm issuing a verbal decree that everyone who can get out needs to get out and enjoy all that Hattiesburg has to offer this weekend. No matter where you live in our dear city, no matter where your interests are, there's something for you this weekend."

The press conference highlighted 12 events set to take place between Friday and Sunday.

"Hattiesburg never lacks in things to do particularly on the weekends," Barker said. "[In] a dynamic city, there is always some event to take part in, some concert to attend, some benefit to support, some tradition to start and most importantly, some people to do life with whether longtime friends or new acquaintances that in many instances will become lifelong friends."

Barker insisted residents take advantage of the opportunity with the expected good weather and variety of events this weekend.

"You will not find a more exciting town in Mississippi or even across the region this weekend than Hattiesburg, Mississippi," he said. "I encourage all of our citizens to get out and enjoy our incredible quality of life."

You can view the full list of events from the city below:


Saturday, APRIL 21: