April offers up some fantastic options for outdoor fun on the Northshore. With activities and events too numerous to list, here are three sure to please on Saturday, April 16.


Duck, Duck, Go to the 8th Annual Quack-a-Falaya Rubber Duck Race on the Bogue Falaya River.

Duck, Duck, Go

I have yet to attend the Quack-a-Fayala Rubber Duck Race, so this is the year! The Covington Rotary presents the 8th annual event at 8 a.m. at Bogue Falaya Wayside Park. Little rubber ducks will be dropped in and raced down the Bogue Falaya River. Each duck is a $20 donation, with proceeds benefiting a variety of local non-profit organizations. A $1,000 grand prize will be awarded for the fastest duck. Prizes will also be awarded for the top 10 ducks. Even better, you are not required to be present to win, so you can sleep in if you so choose! Purchase tickets here.

Egg-travagant Fun

After the duck race, bring your little ones out for a rolling good time at the Covington Trailhead. “Egg Rollin’ at the Trailhead” takes place from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Children and their parents are invited to bring their creatively designed, hardboiled eggs for a speed race. Prizes will be awarded for the fastest eggs. The event is free, and it will also include crafts and a petting zoo.

A Little Night Music

I have been excited to learn more about Wild Bush Vineyards, formerly Pontchartrain Vineyards. New owners Neil and Monica are in the process of replanting the vineyard while creating an ecosystem experience. I will be able to view the progress at the upcoming Jazz’n the Vines on the 16th, 6:30 – 9 p.m. New Orleans’ own Flow Tribe brings their high-energy funk, soul and all-around happening vibe to the vineyard. Be sure to bring a picnic, a blanket and chairs for a night of music enjoyment.

These three activities are just another reason why St. Tammany Parish is chock full of things to do for families of all sizes and ages. On the Northshore, April is showered with fun!