The City of Covington is one of Southern charm, with a variety of boutiques, specialty shops, art museums and restaurants. The downtown historical district is where the community celebrates the history and culture through music, food and the arts.
There are a variety of events that promote downtown Covington as a cultural center in the region. Whether you're a Covington resident or visitor, here are some events and activities you won't want to miss!
The Covington Trailhead is the location of a 31-mile paved trail called the Tammany Trace, which joins the cities of Covington, Abita Springs, Lacombe, Mandeville, and Slidell. Located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street, the Trailhead is in walking distance of the downtown restaurants and shops. Resembling an old-style railroad station, the Trailhead includes an amphitheater, a grassy hill for audience seating, a covered marketplace, water fountains, restrooms, museum and visitor center, and a small movie theater.
Explorations in Texture & Color with Anne Cicero will be held at the St. Tammany Art Association on March 4th and 5th, from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Create unique and exciting Acrylic surfaces, add attention and inspiration to your painting method with texture and color.
St. Tammany is a non-profit supported by its community and members, and has been serving the Northshore for over 50 years. For additional information and a list of upcoming events, visit the St. Tammany Art Association website.
Chef Soiree is about exceptional food and beverages, fun, music, and a magnificent fireworks display all in one evening. This special event with communities support, helps the Youth Service Bureau to provide critical services to our young people. The Chef Soiree will be held on Sunday, March 15th, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. at Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive. For questions or additional information, please call Youth Service Bureau, (985)-893-2570.
The Covington Farmers Market is a welcoming community of local producers that offer fresh produce, eggs, milk, cheeses, meats, jams and jellies, authentic foods, pies, pastries, candy and more. The market also offers a wide selection of live local, ornamental and culinary plants. The market is open each Wednesday from 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m. at the Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire, and Saturdays, from 8:00 a.m.-12 noon on the lawn of the Covington Police Station, 609 N. Columbia Street. On Saturdays expect to find live music and complimentary samples from local chefs. Wednesdays includes great lunch options and more music.
Live music at the Covington Farmers Market is supported by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council as administered by the St. Tammany Parish Commission of Cultural Affairs.