Welcome to Louisiana's Northshore
Welcome to St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana's Northshore. We are 45 minutes north of New Orleans and the natural choice for families
, 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
View information about St. Tammany's Family-Friendly Mardi Gras
events and activities.
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|Nature's Essence: Two Visions - Paintings by Marcia Holmes and Jim Seitz|
On Display at the St. Tammany Art Association through February 7
Nature's Essence presents works by two artists whose approaches to nature differ in method and style, yet parallel with nature as a driving force.
Marcia Holmes, a Master Pastelist from Mandeville, and Jim Seitz, a self-taught, contemporary landscape
artist from the New Orleans area will be featured at the St. Tammany Art Association's exhibition
located at 320 N. Columbia St.
in downtown Covington through Feb. 7, 2015. A gallery talk
with Marcia Holmes will take place 2-4 pm on Jan. 31st.
|Make your Reservations Now for Our Mardi Gras for Kids|
Catch The Spirit of the Northshore!
Mardi Gras celebrations are full of positive energy. Krewe of Mardi Paws. Krewe of Bilge. Krewe of Push Mow (yes, lawnmowers!). And, traditional parades like the Krewes of Olympia & Dionysus.
Whether we’re parading our poodles, boats or floats our Krewes will shower you with beads.
If small town, safe family celebrations are what you’re after, we'll fill your bag.
And, we're only 40 min. from the French Quarter with affordable accommodations.
See our Parade Schedule.
|Explore the Northshore with the Kids|
Get Wild & Wacky and Share Some Smiles
Looking for something wild and wacky to do with the kids? We've got you covered.
Go on safari at the Global Wildlife Center.
Kayak Cane Bayou with Bayou Adventure and see herons, eagles - maybe even a gator!
Or, hold a gator at Insta-Gator Ranch .
See weird creatures like Bufort the Bassigator at the Abita Mystery House.
Take a cooking class at Culinary Kids. Visit our Family Play Recipe for more vacation ideas.