St. Tammany Parish

30 08, 2023

Three Fests for Family Fun

2023-09-20T11:19:29-04:00August 30th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

We love being on the Northshore, especially for the fall festival season! Here are three fests to enjoy during the cooler weather. Blueberries abound at the Fourth Annual Bluesberry Festival! A “Berry” Cool Day Back for its fourth year, the Annual Bluesberry Festival is set for Saturday, October 7, 11:30 a.m. - 9 p.m., at Bogue Falaya Wayside Park. This family friendly fest boasts live music, art, food and culture, all with the added “flavor” of blueberry. Blues music from regional and local artists will be performed throughout the day, including bands from Austin, Nashville and New Orleans. In

30 05, 2023

Toast the Taste

2023-06-01T17:38:14-04:00May 30th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

June is one of my favorite months of the year. Yes, it is the beginning of summer, school is out and vacations begin! However, the reason I get so excited is it is A Taste of Covington time! This annual event, held every June, continues to expand this year with so many opportunities to partake. Here are three tasty ways to truly enjoy these 30 days of yum. Tasty Treat #1 Each week of A Taste of Covington presents a choice of wine dinners. If you are looking for a special evening out, the Vintner’s Dinner schedule boasts

27 02, 2023

Press Your Luck

2023-02-28T15:18:46-05:00February 27th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

Top o’ the morning (or evening) to you! We all know St. Tammany Parish has loads of fun opportunities from January through December. After the abundance of Mardi Gras, you may wish for some relaxation in March. If you are up for more excitement, here are three upcoming events sure to make you see green! Come out to see the action at the Paddles on Paddy's Day Pickleball Tournament. Lucky Button #1 – America’s Newest Sport On Saturday, March 11, it is time to witness what all the hubbub is about pickleball! While registration to play is closed,

30 01, 2023

Come to Your Senses

2023-02-10T09:19:13-05:00January 30th, 2023|Blog, Uncategorized|

I absolutely love a parade. I appreciate how one event can arouse all five senses of sight, sound, taste, smell and touch. While New Orleans is the most famous city for Mardi Gras parades and events, the Northshore adds a special flair to its productions. From Madisonville to Covington, and from Bush to Slidell, you have the opportunity to delight in 20 parades over the Mardi Gras season. I have a few standouts to recommend. Lots of beads to catch during Mardi Gras 2023 on the Northshore! Going for the Gusto The The Town of Abita Springs knows

23 12, 2022

A New Way of Looking at Things

2023-01-18T09:51:10-05:00December 23rd, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

With the new year upon us, we have the opportunity to enjoy new experiences on the Northshore. The only resolution to keep is to take advantage of them! Here are a few 2023 delights I hope to partake in: One – A New Play We are so fortunate to have several venues to see performances of the latest musicals, historic comedies and memorable dramas. I am a huge fan of playwright Neil Simon, so a must-see performance is Laughter on the 23rd Floor at 30 by Ninety Theatre in Mandeville. Inspired by Simon’s youthful experience as a staff writer on

28 11, 2022

Happy for the Holidays

2022-11-28T21:22:17-05:00November 28th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Bright lights abound on the Northshore this holiday season. The holiday season on the Northshore never ceases to amaze me. Whether you want to see bright lights, hear joyous sounds or taste all those delectable seasonal favorites, your senses will be pleased. Here is a list of 12 activities to enjoy in December (listed in alphabetical order to avoid any Bah Humbugs). A Very Merry Christmas Spectacular You are sure to get into the holiday spirit with this showcase of singing and dancing. Performances on weekends through December 11 at 30 by Ninety Theatre. Christmas at the Southern

28 10, 2022

Getting Down to Fun

2022-10-28T10:30:16-04:00October 28th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Veterans Day Weekend always has many opportunities to celebrate and honor veterans on the Northshore. For 2022, you also have three fantastic events, perhaps treating a veteran to one of them! It's Going Down First up is the inaugural Krewe Du Roux Gumbo Cook-off and Family Fest, happening November 12, at the Fontainebleau State Park. Who will go down as the winning gumbo creator? In addition to the cook-off, you will enjoy live music, gumbo tasting, family photo booths and carnival games. Admission is $15 at the gate or $10 in advance, which includes park entrance fee and two food

22 09, 2022

Fall for Fun in St. Tammany Parish

2022-09-22T17:35:21-04:00September 22nd, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

Fall is in the air (sort of), pumpkin patches are popping up and fun events are filling up the calendar. The Northshore has lots of choices for excitement, whether you are looking for a day of family fun, a date night or a reason to wear a costume. Check these three special activities out! It is everything blueberries at the Third Annual Bluesberry Festival. A Blues Festival The Third Annual Bluesberry Festival is set for Saturday, October 8, at Riverside Bogue Falaya Wayside Park. Bring the entire family to enjoy live music, art, food truck delicacies, beer garden

27 07, 2022

Spring to Abita This Summer

2022-08-10T17:24:07-04:00July 27th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

With a recent free Sunday, I immediately thought of heading down to one of my favorite towns on the Northshore. I always enjoy my time in Abita Springs, from the Abita Brew Pub to the Tammany Trace Trailhead. Here are three unique stops to enjoy! Springs Stop #1 – So Much to See I picked a fantastic day, as the weather was glorious to walk around the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market. I scored a jar (or three) of delicious blueberry jam, along with purple cauliflower and locally made honey. As for the handmade soaps, I truly cleaned up!

29 06, 2022

Annual Events Are a Monthly Occurrence

2022-06-30T12:18:42-04:00June 29th, 2022|Blog, Uncategorized|

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

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