From cultural events like arts and theater, to fun-filled farmers markets, Tangipahoa Parish offers a variety of events for locals and tourists alike. Located in southeast Louisiana, at the intersection of Interstates 12 and 55, Tangipahoa Parish is in close proximity to major destinations like New Orleans, Baton Rouge and the Mississippi Gulf Coast.
Antiques, Spaghetti and Strawberries
Ponchatoula has earned the title of “America’s Antique City” because of the many antiques and collectible shops there. The city hosts the Ponchatoula Antique Trade Days-Arts & Crafts Fair each March and November with over 200 vendors.
While in Hammond, you will enjoy the Pirates of the Pontchartrain Festival, the Smokin’ BBQ Challenge as well as the Louisiana Renaissance Festival, which starts November 6. See fantastic planes at the Hammond Northshore Regional Airshow on October 16-17.
In Amite, be sure to check the dates for the Amite Oyster Festival as well as the Italian Festival in Tickfaw and the Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival in Independence.
Tangipahoa Parish is the “Strawberry Capital of the World,” and each year Ponchatoula hosts a huge FREE family-friendly outdoor festival with food, games, entertainment and fun for all ages. They also will host the 50th Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival on April 8-10, 2022. No wonder the strawberry is the state fruit of Louisiana!
Enjoy the farmers markets in Tangipahoa Parish. Be sure to visit www.tangitourism.com for accurate dates and times.
Tangipahoa Parish has several hotels, motels, and bed and breakfasts, as well as several nice campgrounds to make your stay comfortable. Home to some of the best steakhouses and seafood restaurants, as well as cuisine from around the world, locals and visitors alike will enjoy the fresh ingredients and the variety of dishes from mom & pop diners or restaurants, all with stunning Louisiana views. Either way, if you love to eat, you will appreciate the skill and quality of the dishes prepared.
All the Shopping You Need
Shopping in Tangipahoa Parish has everything you need. National chains here include Target, TJ Maxx, Walmart, Lowes, Home Depot and Academy, to name a few. You’ll also find boutiques that are locally owned and operated with the latest fashions, from chic to casual, along with merchandise for all ages and styles. In the parish, there also are spas, furniture and souvenirs shops to enhance your shopping experience.
Tangipahoa Parish also offers a variety of cultural and historical museums, including the Louisiana Treasures Museum and the Collinswood School Museum in Ponchatoula, the Kentwood Historical and Cultural Arts Museum and the Camp More Museum & Cemetery in Kentwood, the Independence Italian Cultural Museum in Independence and the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum and Veterans Archives as well as the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center in Hammond.
Tangipahoa Parish, Louisiana, extends an invitation to visit us and enjoy our people, festivals and our southern hospitality. For more information, please contact us at: