Events and Activities to Appreciate This Fall
Northshore residents are blessed to live in an area with so many cultural events at our doorstep year round. The city of Covington in particular is bustling with activities and events for the entire family. Covington’s rich cultural heritage dates back to the 1800s, when visitors from New Orleans sought refuge from city life to bask in the clean piney air surrounded by three rivers. Today visitors can shop at antique stores and boutiques, dine at acclaimed restaurants and enjoy charming galleries. Whether you are a local “staycationing” or from a nearby state or parish, stay for the day or an entire weekend and enjoy.
1. Bike on the Tammany Trace. (Visitors can rent a bike from Brooks’ Bike Shop near the Trailhead).
2. Attend weekend festivals like the upcoming Three Rivers Art Festival (November 14 & 15).
3. Tour the facilities of the Covington Brewhouse and enjoy local beer. (Saturdays at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.)
4. Meet friends for lunch or dinner to dine at one of the many fine dining restaurants throughout the area.
5. Learn the history behind the city of Covington at the Trailhead museum. (Open Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. and Saturdays 12:30– 4:30 p.m.)
6. Visit the shops and galleries on Columbia Street and Lee Lane.
7. Enjoy performances by local theater groups at Playmakers or The Center of Performing Arts.
8. Find unique finds and treasures at local antique stores. (Including: History Antiques, Renaissance Antiques & Gifts, Clayton House, Copper Rooster and Cottage Antiques).
9. Listen to live music at local nightlife spots such as the Columbia Street Tap Room, the Green Room and Columbia Street Rock-n-Blues Café.
10. Paddleboard and kayak on the Bogue Falaya, Tchefunte and Abita rivers.
11. Pick up fresh, local produce and prepared foods and enjoy live music at the Covington Farmers Market. (Saturdays 8 a.m.– Noon on the side lawn of the Covington Police Department and Wednesdays 10 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Trailhead).
12. Stay the night at the historic Southern Hotel or a charming bed and breakfast like Blue Willow or Camellia House.