While the temperatures are rising, so are the events in St. Tammany Parish! Check out these fantastic options in July on the Northshore.

Annual Event #1 – Kokomo Stroll


Get into beach mode at the Kokomo Stroll, set for July 9.

On Saturday, July 9, downtown Covington transforms into a tropical paradise! This outdoor event is celebrating its fifth year, with live music, shopping, beach-themed activities, food and of course, cocktails. For only $45, you can purchase a Kokomo Stroll cup for sipping those delicious summery drinks while you walk around. Be sure to take advantage of this special opportunity to pull out your favorite Hawaiian shirt, flip flops, Bermuda shorts and hula skirt. Proceeds benefit the Covington Business Association. For tickets, click here.

Annual Event #2 – Celebrate St. Tammany

The inaugural event was so successful and enjoyable, it was a given there would be a second annual Celebrate St. Tammany. On Saturday, July 16, you are invited to Pelican Park to celebrate Parks and Recreation Month to learn about all the wonderful benefits of St. Tammany’s recreation. The festival features live entertainment, including local bands “Rockin’ Dopsie” and “Lost in the Sixties,” food trucks, a variety of vendors and lots of children’s activities. The fun begins at 3 p.m., with fireworks at 9 p.m. Admission is free; parking is $5. More details here.

Annual Event #3 – St. Tammany Red Beans ‘n’ Rice Cookoff

In its thirteenth year, this cookoff for West St. Tammany (East’s event is August 1) on Monday, July 25, is one of our favorite events of the summer. Each year the Red Beans ‘n’ Rice Cookoff marks the official rollout of United Way’s fundraising campaign in St. Tammany Parish. This year’s event is at the Greater Covington Center, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., and tickets are $10. The funds raised support suicide prevention, mental health services and other United Way programs in St. Tammany Parish. For tickets, click here.

St. Tammany Parish is a place full of fun events to enjoy, all year long. Up on the Northshore, annual events are a monthly occurrence!