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Chillin’ at the River Continues with Dat Band at the Bogue Falaya Park

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Spread out and chill out to some live music – social distancing style.

For those who have made it out to any of the Chillin’ at the River concerts this fall, the Bogue Falaya Park has made a perfect setting to relax and unwind on the River while enjoying some nice local music. Guests are encouraged to bring blankets, chairs and picnics as food and drink sales are not available. These free concerts put on by the City of Covington’s Office of Cultural Arts & Events provide residents and visitors with safe, family-friendly entertainment.

Concerts are 5 – 7:30 pm at the Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive in the heart of downtown Covington. Parking is free at nearby public parking oxlots and throughout the downtown neighborhoods. Please be sure not to block driveways. After the concert, check out Covington’s eclectic shops and award-winning restaurants.

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Nov 12 – Boogie Falaya

All concerts are weather permitting. Follow the City of Covingon on Facebook for current info.

The City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts and Events is dedicated to providing residents and visitors with a variety of unique and exciting entertainment options. For more information, contact the City of Covington’s Office of Cultural Arts and Events at (985) 892-1873. Learn more about Covington, Louisiana history here.

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STAA Art Market on Lee Lane this Saturday

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The Covington Art Market returns to Lee Lane this Saturday November 7th from 10 am – 2 pm. Stroll through and find a variety of hand-made arts including pottery, jewelry, metal sculpture, stained glass, mixed media, hand-made garments, wood carvings, photography, and more.

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While you’re out, you are encouraged to visit other downtown locations, including exhibitions at the Art House, the nostalgic array of goods and the historic museum at H.J. Smith & Sons General Store and the many fine shopping establishments around downtown Covington. The Farmers’ Market takes place from 8 a.m. to noon at 609 N. Columbia Street, just a few blocks from Lee Lane. Then enjoy a bite at one of our many restaurants. It’s a great way to spend your Saturday!

The Art Market provides entrepreneurial opportunities to local artists while fostering creative community relationships by allowing artists to sell directly to the public. Presented by the St. Tammany Art Association in partnership with the City of Covington. Learn more at www.sttammany.art/arts-market

Currently on display at the STAA Art House:

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Final Friday June Block Party

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The June 2018 Columbia Street Block Party takes place this Friday in Historic Downtown Covington along Columbia Street.
Take a stroll and see classic and contemporary cars lined up along Columbia Street. Dinner options range from family-friendly and casual to fine dining. Nightlife includes live music and entertainment during and after the block party.
Wharton’s Green Room welcomes Sugarbomb to their stage during the June Block Party. After the Block Party, get ready for Galacticats featuring DJ Abear of Party Animals. Wharton’s Green Room is located at 521 Boston St.
Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe hosts Rock It Productions for Block Party featuring DJ Noizebox – MC Khemical and DJ Hollywood.
After hours it’s DJ Killahouse on the back patio. Rock N Blues Cafe is located at 407 N. Columbia St.
Susan’s Culture House Market and Deli on Columbia will feature live music by T.A.G. Susan’s Culture House Market and Deli is located at 411 N. Columbia St.
Retro Music Company on Columbia Street features the music of Todd Lemoine during the block party. Retro Music Co. is located at 424 N. Columbia St.

You’ll find a great selection of vinyl records at Retro Music Company., dedicated to giving you the best deals on used vinyl, cassettes, horror VHS and more! Stop in and browse their selection. Retro Music Co. t-shirts are now available! Find them on Facebook.
Local supergroup Cheeseburger Ranchers play Pepe’s Mexican Kitchen for Block Party this Friday. The back patio will be rockin’ to the sounds of the Ranchers while burgers float through the air with the greatest of ease.

Burgers will be on the brain but Mexican is on the menu. Pepe’s offers authentic and fresh mexican food with a tequila bar. Craft cocktails and specialty margaritas are on order for the evening, plus a selection of draft beers from south of the border. Pepe’s Mexican Kitchen is open Monday – Saturday with Margarita specials on Mondays and Happy Hour throughout the week. Pepe’s is located at 321 N. Columbia Street. 985- 400-5559

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It’s Mother’s Day Weekend In Downtown

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It’s Mother’s Day Weekend in Downtown Covington, and there is always plenty to see and do.  Rent a couple of bikes and ride around town, or take a scenic tour down the Tammany Trace, one of fifty rails-to-trails conversions across the country!  The Columbia Street Landing is always a nice place to sit and gather your thoughts, and the seating area now has a covered canopy for shade on the warmer days.  The LPO’s Annual Swing in the Pines takes place this Saturday in the Bogue Falaya Park (see the flyer on back), bring a blanket and picnic.


There are plenty of great places to eat, with favorites like Coffee Rani, The English Tea Room & Eatery, New Orleans Food and Spirits, and while your in that part of town, mom can check out the antique shops on Lee Lane.  Further down you’ll find Vazquez Poboy and Buster’s Place, plus upscale picks Del Potro Ristorante and Ox Lot.  Toad Hollow is right around the corner, and so is Mac’s on Boston, Yujin and Baan Thai.
After dinner, Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe, The Green Room, Columbia Street Tap Room and The Seiler Bar all offer drinks, entertainment and live music.  The Second Saturday Art Walk is also a great time with mom.  Take your momma out for Mother’s Day!

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Night Life in Downtown Covington

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Downtown Covington is home to excellent dining and many places to relax for happy hour. Live music can be found at Columbia Street Tap Room, Columbia Street Rock N Blues and The Green Room. Here’s a look at what’s happening this weekend:

melo 5 finger-page-001Columbia Street Rock N Blues Cafe has Hot Boiled Crawfish w/Crazy Ray every Wednesday from 6 p.m. til they’re gone! It’s Steak Night and Comedy Night on Thursdays, and Ladies Night with Melo-D on Friday.  Saturday night, see 5 Finger Discount.  Bobby Blaze hosts Karaoke at Rock N Blues every Sunday and Wednesday.  rocknbluescafe.com

gr open mic davy crock-page-001It’s Davy Crockett’s Disc Grotesque on Friday at The Green Room!  Saturday Night Dance Party from 11 p.m. to close! Open mic Wednesdays! Karaoke on Thursdays and Sunday Funday with live music early + DJ Spicy Fox Karaoke Party!

Check The Green Room Events and Updates Page on Facebook!

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Save the Date for Fall For Art, October 10, 2015 from 6 – 9 pm

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Fall For Art Saturday, October 10, 2015 6 -9 pm

Fall For Art
Saturday, October 10, 2015 6 -9 pm

2015 Fall for Art is presented by the St. Tammany Art Association (STAA), Gulf Coast Bank, Champagne Beverages and Fat Tire along with the sponsorship and support of local businesses, galleries and restaurants. New work by dozens of artists from around the Southeast Region are showcased. The free event includes live music at various outdoor and indoor locations, gallery openings, art demonstrations, first-rate boutique shopping, and fine dining throughout Downtown Covington.

Be sure to keep a printed brochure on hand, available at any participating venue! Programs with locations and contact information for each participating shop are available at STAA and at your favorite locations around Covington.

**NEW** We will be publishing a Fall for Art App, available for Android and Apple devices. The app will include information about participating merchants, artists, event information and an interactive map to help you navigate the streets!  www.sttammanyartassociation.org

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Pallets With Purpose Fundraiser Event at Covington Food Bank

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Pallets with Purpose Covington Food BankOn Saturday, November 1st 6:30 – 10 pm the Covington Food Bank will host Pallets With Purpose: fun-flavored, food-funding warehouse event. Guests will enjoy a night of dining, dancing, mingling and shopping. Thanks to partnerships with many long-standing sponsors and loyal supporters, this charitable event contributes funding towards fulfilling the food bank’s mission of serving the hungry with dignity & compassion. Tickets start at $75, and sponsorship opportunities are available.

For more information about this event, please contact Jamie Andrepont at 985-893-3003 x105 or jandrepont@covingtonfoodbank.org