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2017 September Events on the Northshore

September 8, 2017

Looking for things to do with the kiddos over the next few weekends? No need to spend hours digging around though different calendars. Here’s a list of fun activities you can do without heading to far away from home. We will add more as we find them, or feel free to comment and let us know what you are doing for weekend fun!

 

September 8th
Parents’ Night Out! (6pm-10pm; Aldersgate UMC Children’s Ministry, Slidell) – The AUMC Children’s Ministry is hosting our 1st Parents’ Night Out event! Children Ages 3 – 12 , $20 per child. Pizza, Bounce House, Games, and a Movie. Registration Forms are available in the church office and by emailing: stacey@aldersgate-slidell.org

 

September 9th
Relay for Life of West St Tammany (11:30am – 9pm: Lakeview Medical Center, Covington) – Join us for a fun family day, where all proceeds go to cancer research and programs for cancer patients.

Northshore Women’s Expo (10am – 4pm; Castine Center, Mandeville) – Enjoy a day especially designed for you to relax, refresh and rejuvenate! Featuring vendors, a fabulous fashion show, guest speakers and so much more. Adult $10, Youth: $5

St. Tammany Crab Festival 2017 (Sept 9-10th, 11am -10pm; Heritage Park, Slidell) – Each Year, the ST. Tammany Crab Festival presents a wide variety of good food, wholesome family fun and entertainment, making it the largest and most diverse family oriented event on Louisiana’s north shore.

STPCA’s Blood Drive & Car Show For Liam Dawsey (9am -3pm; Covington Trailhead, Covington) – This year, Lifeshare’s Blood Bus will be on-site & all blood donated will be given to little Liam Dawsey of Covington, La. Liam was diagnosed with Pre B-cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) on January 24, 2017. If you would like to stay up-to-date on Liam’s journey through ALL. his facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/teamliam2/

Super Hero Run (7:30am -10am; TerraBella Village, Covington) – 5K and 1 mile fun run at TerraBella hosted by Run for Home.

 

September 15th
Kids Night Out! (6pm-10pm; X Fusion Family Arena, Covington) – Drop your children off ages 4-15 to enjoy activities such as: Black Light Rock Climbing, Zip Line, Obstacle Course, Recreational Sports, Ninja Tunnel, Pizza/Movie, Arena Games. $30 per child 6-10pm or $20 or 2hrs of your choice ask for sibling discounts!

 

September 16th
Pollination Celebration 2017 (9am -3pm; Hammond Research Station, Hammond) – Speakers, hands-on activities, fun, food and shopping for the entire family. Learn more about pollinators, make a hummingbird feeder or bee house and visit the Auduvon BugMobile.

Northshore on Tap (1pm -5pm; Northshore Harbor Center, Slidell) – We are proud to announce that the focus of this year’s festival will be the home brewers! With such a positive response about our home brewers area last year, we are expanding it this year.

 

September 22nd
Nerf Rival Battle (4:30pm -6pm; X Fusion Family Arena, Covington) – Ages 6-up are welcome to come enjoy our Nerf Rival Battle from 4:30-6pm on Friday September 22nd. Only $10 for admission.

 

September 23rd
Touch a Truck (10am – 1pm; Church of the King, Mandeville) – Touch a Truck is a family event where kids and adults have the opportunity to see, touch, interact with and learn about dozens of vehicles.

 

September 29th
Brews Arts Festival 2017 (5pm – 9pm; Hammond Regional Art Center, Hammond) – HRAC’s 8th annual Brews Arts Festival brings together local artists and local artisan beers, and will take place behind the Arts Center in the Morrison Alley Parking Lot off North Cypress St. in downtown Hammond.

Parent’s Night Out Art & Pizza Party (6:30pm -8:30pm; Brushworks Academy of Covington) – Art project with pizza and drinks. $45/child (supplies and pizza included).

 

September 30th
Play It Safe (10am -1pm; Cate Square Park, Hammond) – The goal of Play It Safe is to increase safety awareness through education, demonstrations and activities for families with children ages 12 and under.

 

Did we miss an event? Please let us know in the comments and we will update our list.

Sunset at the Landing Concert

April 24, 2017

I attended the my first Sunset on the Landing Concert on Friday, April 21. I arrived about an hour early and found a parking spot very close to the Landing and practiced taking photos with a camera I borrowed from my mom. I eventually gave up with trying to figure out how to focus the damn thing and decided to people watch. The crowd was mostly middle aged, but towards the end of the night younger crowds started to arrive. There were not many children, but those that were there grouped together and played catch and tag along the hill towards the back.

Crowds started arriving around 5:15 carrying lawn chairs and blankets and picking out the best viewing spots. There were several seating options to choose from. Benches close to the stage, small wooden platforms that gives a slight viewing advantage, if you can get one, and lots of open grassy space for blankets and chairs. Some attendees paddled in on canoes and left their boats pulled up on the bank along the river edge.

Food vendors arrived around 5:30 and started setting up. Rob’s Rockin’ Dogs offered hot dogs with or without chili and a variety of toppings. Cupcake Concept provided dessert with both vanilla and chocolate cupcakes. Neither vendor brought drinks, however water was available for $1 at the sponsor table. But most attendees brought coolers with beer, wine and snacks.

The first band to play was Big Daddy O and Amadee Frederick. Their sound was very laid back and I guess I would describe it as a “folky Louisiana blues”. The crowd lazily listened and clapped in-between each set.

The second act, Matt Lemmler’s New Orleans Jazz Revival Show “Fire & Water”, took the stage around 7:30 and seemed to liven the place up. It was now dark and the only light provided was coming from the stage. I left around 8p.m. just as the Revial Show was starting to “revive” the crowd.

The Sunset at the Landing concert was a nice treat after a long work week. If you are looking for a relaxing evening that the whole family can enjoy then head on out to the Landing.

Things to bring/Tips:

  • Lawn chairs and/or blankets
  • Cooler with your favorite beverages
  • Cash for food vendors and water
  • Small flashlight or your phone to see with when leaving
  • No restrooms nearby but there were porta-potties setup towards the front of the concert area
  • I brought bug spray with me, but surprisingly, I was not bothered by a single gnat or mosquito

Concert Info:
Every third Friday from March to October starting at 6p.m. and ending around 9p.m. at the foot of Columbia Street in Covington Louisiana. The Sunset Landing Series is sponsored by the Heritage Bank of St. Tammany, the City of Covington and the Covington Farmers Market.