Welcome to St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana's Northshore. We are 45 minutes north of New Orleans and a world away. The Northshore is the natural choice for families
, nature lovers, golfers and art enthusiasts. Come enjoy our great attractions, relaxed atmosphere and fantastic dining (we will feed you well). Find fun and funky festivals, eclectic shopping, and urban pleasures in communities surrounded by beautiful green spaces. Cycle the Tammany Trace or take a swamp tour, gallery-hop, hunt antiques and enjoy a wine tasting; we offer a feast for all the senses.
View the Mardi Gras 2014 Northshore Parade Schedule.
Northshore Family-Friendly Parades Jan. 6 – Mar. 9 The Northshore’s Mardi Gras celebrations are quirky, unforgettable, and full of positive energy. Krewe of Mardi Paws. Krewe of Push Mow. Krewe of Bilge. Or, we’ve got traditional parades like the Krewes of Olympia and Dionysis. Whether we’re parading our poodles, vessels, or lawnmowers, the Krewes of the Northshore throw a lot of loot. If you’re headed to the Big Easy, we're only 40 minutes from the French Quarter, and our accommodations are affordable and comfortable. Read more for a complete parade schedule, and a listing of hotel availability.
Hotel Availability for Mardi Gras 2014
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King Cakes from Randazzo’s Camellia City Bakery Featured on USA Today Travel Food and Wine Experience Randazzo’s King Cakes have long been a Northshore favorite, and this family-owned bakery was voted the No. 1 place for a king cake in a 2013 Gambit readers’ poll. Out-of-towners ordering a Randazzo’s King Cake can get a real taste of Mardi Gras; a Randazzo’s King Cake comes with Mardi Gras beads, doubloons, a feather mask, and a poster. Now, Randazzo’s is getting its national due as part of a feature by USA Today Travel on Where to Celebrate Mardi Gras with a King Cake. Head over to Slidell to order your own, or go to kingcakes.com. http://www.usatoday.com/experience/food-and-wine/best-of-food-and-wine/where-to-celebrate-mardi-gras-with-king-cake/5419147//
Inaugural Fragniappe Frag Swap to Be Held in St. Tammany Saturday, March 8 from 11AM – 5PM at the Northshore Harbor Center This annual Gulf Coast event hosted by Bayou Reefkeeping will provide a venue for marine and reef hobbyists to meet fellow enthusiasts, interact directly with renowned vendors, learn through information exchange and unique presentations, see new products, and purchase livestock and dry goods. One of the primary goals of Fragniappe, along with Bayou Reefkeeping, is to educate the public with the latest information in the marine and reef hobby so that hobbyists can better care for their tanks and livestock. $10 adults, $5 Seniors 60+, Children 12 and under free. For more info go to fragniappe.com
Mandeville City Hall Art Exhibit Arts program sponsored by the office of the Mayor and the Mandeville City Council featuring a visual artist or group of artists on a monthly basis.
Interested artists should call Mandeville...
Dew Drop Jazz Hall Spring Concert Series The historic Dew Drop Jazz and Social Hall in Mandeville presents the spring concert series for 2014.
Admission is $10 at the door (No advance tickets sold). Shows begin at 6:30pm; arrive...
Jane Austen Literary Festival The The Jane Austen Foundation of LA, Inc. presents the 7th Annual Jane Austen Literary Festival in Old Mandeville March 22-23, 2014.
The festival celebrates the life and...
Woofstock Festival 2014 The St. Tammany Humane Society presents the 25th Annual Woofstock Festival and Low-Cost Clinic at the Castine Center in Pelican Park, Mandeville.
Formerly the Pooch Parade, St. Tammany Parish Humane Society hosts...
Abita Springs Whole Town Garage Sale & Flea Market The Abita Springs Whole Town Garage Sale is one of the Louisiana's largest "garage sale events."
In 1994 the idea for the Whole Town sale from Abita Springs resident John Preble. The...
Abita Springs Earth Fest This fun, educational, family experience is "Going Green on St. Patrick's Day," Sunday, March 17, from 12:00-5:00 p.m. in the beautiful Abita Trailhead Park.
The purpose of the festival is to...
Mandeville Live! Free Friday Concerts Grab your blankets and chairs and kick off weekends in March and April with live music at the Mandeville Trailhead, 675 Lafitte Street in Mandeville.
The spring concert series features...
St. Patrick's Day Parade Slidell's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade will roll through Olde Towne Slidell on March 16 at 1 p.m. with a toast at Slidell City Hall, 2045 Second St.
Coordinated by Captain...
LPO: Evening at the Opera LPO presents Evening at the Opera featuring guest conductor Robert Lyall. Concert begins at 7:30 p.m.
Program features Puccini's Scene and Arias from La bohème
Learn more at www.LPOmusic.com
Joshua Mann Pailet's 1984 World Fair Photographs from the New Orleans Museum of Art An exhibit of Joshua Mann Pailet's stunning black and white photographs of the 1984 World's Fair in New Orleans. Opens during Arts Evening.
Acadian / Swamp Pop Fest Join us for this "mixed" music event! Live music, prize drawings, food booths, craft booths, camping, swimming, fishing, & so much more!
Admission is $12.50 for ages 13 and up, $8 for...