downtown crawfish jam 2017


Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood Association is gearing up for the 19th Annual Downtown Crawfish Jam.  This annual music event takes place on Saturday, April 22, 2017 in Walthall Park located in the Hattiesburg Historic Neighborhood in Downtown Hattiesburg. This, pay-one-price music festival features an exciting mix of musical acts including zydeco, bluegrass, a brass band and cover music, as well as all-you-can-eat: crawfish, burger, hot dogs, Coke products and cold beer! 

The festival will kick off this year at 8 a.m. with the
 5th Annual USM CPSG's (Council Psychology Student Government)Voodoo (Zombie) 5K run.   The Voodoo run will starting and end at Walthall Park prior to the start of the Downtown Crawfish Jam.  For more details about the 5K, visit their facebook page at

Music is set to start at 11 a.m. and run until 5:30 p.m. featuring the Pine Belt Pickers, Jefferey Broussard & the Creole Cowboys, Southern Komfort Brass Band, and the Kudzu Kings.  The Downtown Crawfish Jam (DCJ) also offers, boiled crawfish, hot dogs, sausage dogs and hamburgers, soft drinks and beer, a Kids Zone with various slides and jumps for kids of all ages, and a family friendly atmosphere.  Also available in the kids zone will be Bop's Frozen Custard selling ice cream and a snow cone vendors.

 Advanced Tickets are on sale now at,  Twin Forks Wine & Provisions-  409 Hemphill Street, Downtown; T-Bones Records - 2101 Hardy Street, Midtown; and Signs First - 4400 Hardy Street, West Hattiesburg.  Advanced Tickets are: Junior Ticket $30 (under 21) and Adult Ticket $40 (includes  admission plus all-you-can-eat and drink).  Valid I.D. required at the gate to receive the "all you can drink beer" wristband.  Day of the event tickets will be $50 for adults, $30 for under 21, and children 12 and under are admitted free and get a limited food ticket.  All tickets are all-inclusive. (Crawfish Guaranteed until 3pm only)

Proceeds from the Festival are reinvested in the community through the HHNA and Walthall Foundation; providing support for projects and events in the Downtown Hattiesburg area. Some of these projects include Historic Preservation Projects and upkeep of the Walthall property as well as, events like the Victorian Candlelit Christmas.


For more information: online visit or find us on Facebook at Downtown Crawfish Jam or email