Loblolly Applications will be available in June

Thank you for your interest in the Loblolly Festival! Unfortunately, applications are currently closed. This is our largest event, and we completely understand the desire to get your application in as soon as possible. We will make applications available in early June so that we can fully manage the event. Until then, we will be working hard on our other programs and services that lead to a vibrant and sustainable Downtown Laurel. We hope to see you at Loblolly and our other events until then!


Events in Mississippi’s Downtown

The Magnolia State Bank Chili Cook Off

December Downtown

Downtown Thursdays

Small Business Saturday

Touch A Truck


Written by Susan Ladd

Susan Ladd is a native of Franklin, TN. She recently moved to Laurel with her husband, Dr. Seth Ladd. She is an undergraduate of University of Tennessee, Chattanooga where she obtained a degree in Child and Family Studies. Since college, Susan has spent most of her career in customer experience positions. In her most recent role, she was the Experience Concierge for Ramsey Solutions in Nashville, TN where she curated events and experiences for clients. Susan takes pride in impacting others through experiences and her interactions with them. She is excited to use her time from living in places like Nashville, Franklin, Chattanooga, TN, New York City and Asheville, NC to enhance the experiences in Laurel. Susan and her husband are excited to be building a future in Laurel and feels privileged to build on the strong foundation that Laurel Main Street provides.