Annual Events in our Area

 

JANUARY

Jazz in January: a three-day event featuring world renowned musicians. Christ Church in Covington. christchurchcovington.com.

FEBRUARY

Mardi Gras: parades, balls and festivities throughout the Mardi Gras season. Various locations. mardigrasneworleans.com.

MARCH

Abita Springs Opry: primarily acoustic music series. Abita springs. abitaopry.org.

Carey Street Crawl: art, crafts, vendors, music, shopping, kid activities, pet adoptions, and more. Slidell. facebook.com/CareyStreetCoalition.

Columbia Street Block Party: free block party and classic car show. Downtown Covington. gocovington.com.

Chef Soiree: more than 3,000 patrons gather for the best in food, drinks and entertainment to benefit the Youth Service Bureau. Covington Trailhead. chefsoiree.com.

Olde Towne Slidell Antique Fair: over 200 vendors gather to offer antiques and collectibles. First, Second and Erlanger Streets, Slidell.  slidellantiques.com.

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

APRIL

Abita Springs Opry: primarily acoustic music series. Abita springs. abitaopry.org.

All You Can Eat Crawfish Cookoff: one of the largest crawfish boils in the area benefiting the Hospice Foundation of the South. Fritchie Park, Slidell. hospicefoundationofthesouth.org.

A Taste of Covington: five-day food, wine, music and art event revolving around the St. Tammany Art Association’s Spring for Art. Downtown Covington. atasteofcovington.com.

Carey Street Crawl: art, crafts, vendors, music, shopping, kid activities, pet adoptions, and more. Slidell. facebook.com/CareyStreetCoalition.

Columbia Street Block Party: free block party and classic car show. Downtown Covington. gocovington.com.

Covington Antiques and Uniques Festival: collectibles, antiques, live auctions and more. Downtown Covington. covingtonantiquesanduniquesfestival.com.

Great Louisiana Birdfest: workshops and birding trips in varied habitats including swamps, wetlands, pine savanna and hardwoods. Northlake Nature Center, Mandeville. northlakenature.org/birdfest.

Magic of Memories Street Rod and Classic Car Rally: car and motorcycle show, music, food and more benefiting the Louisiana Alzheimer’s Association and National Alliance on Mental Illness. Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington. lakeviewregional.com.

Mandeville Live! Concerts: free Friday concert series. Mandeville Trailhead. cityofmandeville.com.

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival: free family festival filled with strawberries, entertainment and great food. Memorial Park, Ponchatoula. lastrawberryfestival.com.

Rockin’ the Rails Concerts: free Thursday night concert series. Covington Trailhead. covla.com.

Spring for Art: free festival in the streets of downtown Covington presented by the St. Tammany Art Association. sttammanyartassociation.org.

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

The Garden Party at Summergrove: annual al fresco party benefiting New Heights Therapeutic Riding Center. Summergrove Farms, Folsom. newheightstherapy.org.

Woofstock: mega adoption, dog festival and low cost clinic. Castine Center, Mandeville. northshorehumane.org. 

MAY

Abita Springs Busker Festival: street musician festival with support from the Abita Springs Opry and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation. Abita Springs Trailhead. trailheadmuseum.org/busker-festival.

Abita Springs Opry: primarily acoustic music series. Abita springs. abitaopry.org.

Carey Street Crawl: art, crafts, vendors, music, shopping, kid activities, pet adoptions, and more. Slidell. facebook.com/CareyStreetCoalition.

Columbia Street Block Party: free block party and classic car show. Downtown Covington. gocovington.com.

Louisiana Veterans Festival: car, truck and motorcycle exhibition, arts and craft show, kid activities, live music and more hosted by the East St. Tammany Habitat for Humanity. Slidell. laveteransfestival.com.

Mandeville Live! Concerts: free Friday concert series. Mandeville Trailhead. cityofmandeville.com.

Old Mandeville Historic Association’s Mother’s Day Home Tour: tours of historic homes and architecture. oldmandevillehistoricassociation.org.

Northshore Heart Walk: three-mile walk raising funs to support heart disease and stroke research and education programs. heart.org.

Slidell Jazz and Blues Festival: one-day festival to benefit Notes for Education Northshore. Heritage Park, Slidell. slidelljazzandblues.com.

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

JUNE

Arts Evening Cultural Festival: more than 100 artists and art organizations, live music and entertainment. Olde Towne, Slidell. myslidell.com.

Columbia Street Block Party: free block party and classic car show. Downtown Covington. gocovington.com

Louisiana Bicycle Festival: all things bicycle held the Saturday before Father’s Day. Abita Springs. labicyclefestival.com.

Slidell Heritage Festival: fireworks, live music, art walk, food and drinks. Heritage Park. slidellheritagefest.org.

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

JULY

Columbia Street Block Party: free block party and classic car show. Downtown Covington. gocovington.com.

Light Up the Lake: Independence Day celebration including fireworks and military tribute. Mandeville Lakefront. cityofmandeville.com.

Sparks in the Park in Covington: fireworks and family friendly festivities. Bogue Falaya Park, Covington. covla.com.

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

AUGUST

Columbia Street Block Party: free block party and classic car show. Downtown Covington. gocovington.com.

Hot August Night: wine and beer walk, live music, shopping and more. Downtown Hammond. dddhammond.com. 

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

Ultimate Tailgate Party: tailgate and football party to raise money for children and families in the community. Covington. ultimatetailgateparty.org.

SEPTEMBER

Abita Springs Opry: primarily acoustic music series. Abita springs. abitaopry.org.

Brews Art Festival: food, live art demonstrations, local artists and local artisan beers. Hammond. hammondarts.org.

Bogalusa Blues and Heritage Festival: annual music festival, food, artists and more. Cassidy Park, Bogalusa. bogalusablues.com.

Columbia Street Block Party: free block party and classic car show. Downtown Covington. gocovington.com.

Kickin’ Parkinson’s: a kickin’ party to benefit the Michael J. Fox Foundation. Covington. kickinparkinsons.com.

St. Tammany Crab Festival: car show, carnival rides, bike show and all things crab. Heritage Park, Slidell. sttammanycrabfestival.com.

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

OCTOBER

Abita Springs Opry: primarily acoustic music series. Abita springs. abitaopry.org.

A Taste of Olde Towne: four days of food, wine and art. Olde Towne Slidell. atasteofoldetowne.com.

Boo Fest: trick-or-treating for children of all abilites benefiting ACCESS (Adapting and Changing Children’s Environments with Successful Solutions). Lakeview Regional Medical Center, Covington. accesslouisiana.org.

Carey Street Crawl: art, crafts, vendors, music, shopping, kid activities, pet adoptions, and more. Slidell. facebook.com/CareyStreetCoalition.

Columbia Street Block Party: free block party and classic car show. Downtown Covington. gocovington.com.

Camellia City Smooth Jazz Festival: live jazz music and more. Slidell. camcityjazzfest.com.

Christmas in the Park: walking or driving tour of Christmas lights and Santa visits. Cassidy Park, Bogalusa. bogalusa.org.

Deo Gratias: fundraising gala featuring fine cuisine, silent auctions and music to benefit the Saint Joseph Seminary College. Saint Joseph Abbey, Covington. saintjosephabbey.com.

Fall for Art: free festival in the streets of downtown Covington presented by the St. Tammany Art Association. sttammanyartassociation.org.

Harvest Cup Polo Classic: polo matches, cuisines, entertainment and drinks benefiting the Junior League of Greater Covington. Summergrove Farms, Folsom. jlgc.net.

Madisonville Wooden Boat Festival: family activities, over 100 classic boats and live entertainment. On the banks of the Tchefuncte River, Madisonville. woodenboatfest.org.

Monster Mash: trick-or-treating, arts and crafts, games and more hosted by the St. Tammany Parish Hospital Parenting Center. Bogue Falaya Park, Covington. sthfoundation.org.

Olde Towne Slidell Antique Fair: over 200 vendors gather to offer antiques and collectibles. First, Second and Erlanger Streets, Slidell.  slidellantiques.com.

Rockin’ the Rails Concerts: free Thursday night concert series. Covington Trailhead. covla.com.

St. Tammany Parish Fair: five-day fair featuring a rodeo, rides, vendors, livestock shows and more. St Tammany Parish Fairgrounds, Covington. sttammanyparishfair.info.

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

Tangipahoa Parish Fair: rides, pageant, parade, cook-off and more. Tangipahoa Parish Fair Gorunds, Amite. tangipahoaparishfair.org.

Washington Parish Free Fair: largest free fair in the nation, carnival rides, live music, rodeo, food and entertainment. Franklinton Fairgrounds. freefair.com.

NOVEMBER

Abita Springs Opry: primarily acoustic music series. Abita springs. abitaopry.org.

Antique Trade Days Arts & Crafts Fair: three days of antique trading, selling and crafts. Ponchatoula. americasantiquecity.com.

Carey Street Crawl: art, crafts, vendors, music, shopping, kid activities, pet adoptions, and more. Slidell. facebook.com/CareyStreetCoalition.

Covington Three Rivers Art Festival: over 200 artists, fun for all ages and more. Downtown Covington. threeriversartfestival.com.

Christmas in the Park: walking or driving tour of Christmas lights and Santa visits. Cassidy Park, Bogalusa. bogalusa.org.

Louisiana Renaissance Festival: theme park, holiday shopping, educational experiences, 50 shows and more. Hammond. larf.net.

Starry November Night: holiday music, wine and cheese tastings, kids zone and more. Hammond. dddhammond.com.

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

DECEMBER

Carey Street Crawl: art, crafts, vendors, music, shopping, kid activities, pet adoptions, and more. Slidell. facebook.com/CareyStreetCoalition.

Christmas in the Country: special shopping events, strolling musicians, carolers, refreshments and door prizes sponsored by the Covington Business Association, Lee Lane Merchants, and Covington Downtown Economic Development. covla.com.

Christmas Past Festival: caroling, shopping, Santa and more in an old-time holiday theme. Old Mandeville. oldmandevillebiz.com.

Deck the Rail: family holiday celebration, music, food and drinks. Covington Trailhead. covla.com.

Louisiana Renaissance Festival: theme park, holiday shopping, educational experiences, 50 shows and more. Hammond. larf.net.

Sips of the Season Stroll: purchase a mug and enjoy strolling in Old Mandeville for drink stops at merchants. oldmandevillebiz.com.

Sunset at the Landing in Covington: bring your lawn chairs and refreshments for the free concert series. At the foot of Columbia Street, Covington. sunsetatthelanding.org.

Winter on the Water: boat parade and visits with Santa. Mandeville Lakefront. cityofmandeville.com.

 

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