Clarion Inn & Suites Conference Center
501 North Highway 190
Covington, LA 70433
Phone: (985) 893-3580
Fax: (985) 893-4807
Located in downtown Covington, and at the start of the Tammany Trail, there is a lot to explore at the Covington Trailhead. The structure of this trailhead pays homage to the design of the old railroad stations that are still present in countryside towns. Its complex comprises numerous attractions like the visitor center which also doubles up as a museum, an amphitheater which is used for hosting concerts, a movie theater, a huge clock tower, water fountains, a covered marketplace and a bandstand. The weekly Covington Farmers Market held on Wednesdays is one of the regular features of the trailhead that attracts not just the locals but also tourists. Walk in here before you embark for the 31-mile (50-kilometer) trail.
This family event takes place the first two weekends in December. It features over 50 festive holiday light displays, a walking tour, kiddie rides, food, drink and entertainment. It takes place between 6 and 9 p.m.
Promoting, producing, and develping the highest in performance arts in St. Tammany through classes, lessons, shows, and other activities is the goal at Creative Arts of St Tammany.
With an aim to inculcate an interest towards art and promote local culture, the Covington High School, a reputed educational institute of the city, has built an auditorium in its premises. It hosts events like annual gatherings, live musicals and dance performances on a regular basis. Call ahead for details.
The amphitheater at Mandeville is a venue for local events. It is the perfect entertainment venue for everyone. An open-air theater it hosts concerts and performances. If you are in this area then do not forget to catch a show here.
Community Theatre group in 45th year of continuous operation. Five main productions per season, plus a children's Christmas play.
The North Star Theatre is the home of United Theatre Artists, Inc. Each summer a Drama Camp for Kids is held at the North Star.
At the Louisiana Academy of Performing Arts, thousands of students have taken music lessons at their three school locations since 1978. They offer a variety of programs, some of which include acting, composition, jazz studies, piano/keyboard, violin/strings and more.
Three days of food, music, arts & crafts, fireworks, antiques, and a classic car show. Held around the Fourth of July.
A state-of-the art multiplex with stadium seating and the top, new movies.
An annual festival held in April, the Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival prides itself in having non-profit organizations as the only vendors on the festival grounds. Festivities include entertainment, a parade, pageant, ball and great booths.
Offers hands on art activities, live music, a dance exhibition and more. Free admission. Children must be accompanied by parents. Takes place from 4 to 6 p.m. Held in June.