This Week in Covington

This week in downtown Covington

Rockin’ the Rails free concert series continues this Thursday with New Suit, a New Orleans-based band specializing in “old-school” soul/r&B music, plus a wide range of popular music. Come out for one of Covington’s most popular free music events!

Rockin’ the Rails is brought to you by the City of Covington & Champagne Beverage. Drinks and light food available for purchase will go to support local non-profit agencies in Covington.

Columbia Street Block Party Friday

The last Columbia Street Block Party of 2019 is this Friday! The Block Parties take place on the last Friday of the month from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m., March through October. Dress in your halloween best for the spookiest Block Party of the year, brought to you by the City of Covington and the CBA.

Nightmare on Columbia Saturday

The Covington Business Association will host the inaugural Nightmare on Columbia Stroll, Costume Contest & Concert in Downtown Covington this Saturday, October 26, 2019 (rain date 10/27). Costumes and revelry abound as patrons fill the streets of Covington strolling from business to business to sample 20+ craft cocktails and craft beers. Patrons will be able to vote for their favorite craft cocktail and favorite craft beer.

Entertainment and music will fill the streets and at local establishments. The evening will conclude with a free public concert at the Covington Trailhead featuring Tyler Kinchen and the Right Pieces.

Some of the participating business include: Columbia Street Rock n Blues Cafe, Lucy’s Artisan Apothecary, Brooks’ Bike Shop and Rosemary’s Closet.

Playmakers Opens Other Desert Cities

“Other Desert Cities” by Jon Robin Baitz opens Friday, October 25, 2019 at Playmakers Theater. The drama, directed by Shannon Williams, will run weekends through Nov. 10. Friday and Saturday performances begin at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees beginning at 2 p.m.

Brooke Wyeth is a once promising novelist who returns home after a six-year absence to celebrate Christmas with her family. Her parents Lyman and Polly are the seemingly perfect upper-middle class Palm Springs couple replete with wealth, political influence and A-list connections. When Brooke announces she is about to publish a memoir focusing on an explosive chapter in the family’s past, the holiday reunion becomes tumultuous. Featuring Anysia Genre, Anne Pourciau, Ladson Poole, Arden Dufilho and Allen Bryant. Visit

Heritage Bank Hosts Shred Day Friday

For Community Appreciation Month, Heritage Bank of St. Tammany hosts a Shred Day this Friday, October 25, 2019 at 205 N. Columbia Street in Covington.

Protect your identity and bring your old documents in to shred for free! Shredding to take place between 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Visit for more info.

Trick or Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead

Trick or Treatin’ at the Covington Trailhead takes place this Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 10 a.m. To Noon. The Covington Trailhead is located at 419 N. New Hampshire Street in Historic Downtown Covington.
Come dressed in your Halloween Costume! This year’s event features a Magic Show with Master Magician Billy Ferguson, Halloween Crafts, Pumpkin Patch/Decorating activities and Face Painting. It’s Free Family Fun at the Covington Trailhead, brought to you by the City of Covington and Champagne Beverage.

For more information about City of Covington Events, contact the Office of Cultural Arts and Events at 985-892-1873 or visit

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series Fall 2019 begins this Saturday with Last Chance Bluegrass Band live in concert from 12 – 1 p.m., after the Covington Farmer’s Market. Marsolan’s Feed and Seed Store is located at 314 East Gibson Street in Historic Downtown Covington.

Marsolan’s Old Feed Store Music Series is presented by the Northshore Traditional Music Society and features an Open Jam from 1 – 2 p.m. after the concert. The Necessary Gentlemen perform November 2, 2019. Find the Old Feed Store Music Series on Facebook.