Welcome to St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana's Northshore. We are 45 minutes north of New Orleans and the natural choice for families, foodies, nature and art lovers, and golfers. Find festivals, go shopping, tour Abita Brewery, try tubing, fishing, cycle the Tammany Trace or take a swamp tour, enjoy a wine tasting.
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Shakespeare in the Park July 11 & 12 at Camp Salmen Nature Park 30 by Ninety Theatre presents Shake and Stroll, a sampling of Shakespeare's most famous works, (including Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Romeo and Juliet) in beautiful Camp Salmen Nature Park in Slidell. Scenes will be presented during a guided tour of the park, ending at the amphitheatre. Tours begin at 5:30 PM both days, and the last tour leaves at 6:30 PM. Wear comfortable shoes! For more info call 985-898-5243.
Independence Day Celebrations Happy Fourth of July, Y'all! Fourth of July celebrations in St. Tammany begin Thursday, July 2 with Sparks in the Park at Bogue Falaya Park in Covington from 7-9pm. Then, July 4, Mandeville celebrates on the Mandeville Lakefront from 4pm-dusk. Also on the Fourth, Slidell hosts the Slidell Heritage Festival in Heritage Park with lots of live music, food booths, and juried art. The towns of Madisonville and Abita Springs have celebrations, too. See our event calendar for more details.
Summer's sweet in, and on, the water Northshore offers plenty of opportunity to make a splash Tubing's a popular pastime when the days heat up.
Float down the lovely Bogue Chitto River, designated a
scenic waterway, through Louisiana River Adventures,
Bogue Chitto Tubing and
Rocky Bottom Tubing in Bogue Chitto State Park.
Prefer a beach? Find a stretch of heaven in Fontainebleau State Park in Mandeville: sand, gentle waves, sunshine.
Swim in sandy-banked shallow rivers at places like Land-O-Pines and Tchefuncte Family Campground.
Kayak Lake Pontchartrain. Try paddleboarding. The sweet summers you remember? Right here.