It’s a new year, and that means lots of new fun! From January through March, you have a wide choice of activities and events in St. Tammany Parish. Here are a few highlights.

Play Time

We love our arts on the Northshore, and that includes local theatre! We are fortunate to have a variety of options to enjoy a live performance of some of the most beloved plays and musicals. Slidell Little Theatre always seems to have an amazing array of comedy and drama, so there is something for everyone. Coming up in January is Shakespeare’s epic tragedy, Romeo and Juliet. Performances run the weekends of January 12 and 19. In Covington, Playmakers Theatre presents a hilarious whodunit, Murder at Weatherfield, Saturdays and Sundays in March. For tickets to Slidell Little Theatre, click here. For Playmakers, click here.

Festival Time

St. Tammany Parish boasts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, and the first few months of offerings are no exception. From the Slidell Antique Fair to the Louisiana Food Truck Festival, there is a festival for you! One of my favorites is the 2024 Abita Springs Whole Town Garage Sale and Flea Market. Residents from around the area gather to showcase their wares on the same day. If you like to search for treasure at a great price, March 30 is the date to mark on your calendar. In addition to the sale, you can peruse goods from a variety of vendors and enjoy food from local restaurants. For more information about upcoming festivals, click here.

Party Time


Take a “paws” for two parades celebrating our four-legged friends!

It cannot be the first quarter of the year without it being Mardi Gras time! This year, Fat Tuesday takes place on February 13, 2024, and the Northshore has a score of parades to enjoy. The first one is in Covington on January 6, and from there, 16 more parades are set for the parish up to Mardi Gras. While there are too many to name here, two of my favorites are actually after the official Mardi Gras date. The Krewe du Pooch in Mandeville and Krewe of Mardi Paws in Covington are being held the weekend afterward. Both events celebrate our four-legged friends in style. For a complete list of the Mardi Gras parade schedule, click here.

The Northshore has so much to enjoy. To stay up-to-date on the latest happenings, visit