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Festivals in St. Tammany Parish

Curtis Macken
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NEW ORLEANS, LA - New Orleans is home to tons of festivals. But if you're looking for something new, head to St. Tammany Parish, which is only 40 minutes away, to get away from the city.

Here are some of the festivals you should see at St. Tammany Parish.

  1. St. Tammany Crab Festival
    St. Tammany Crab Festival is a 2-day festival that features Mr. Crabs Car Show, boat rides on Bayou Bonfouca, activities and crafts for children, and various Lake Pontchartrain crabs, shrimp, crawfish, and snoballs for you to feast on.
  2. Wooden Boat Festival
    Celebrate St. Tammany's maritime history with live music and contests. One of the most popular contests is the Quick 'n' Dirty Boat Building contest, where people would have to build a boat in 14 hours with the available parts, and it must complete a 100-yard course. Kids Boat Shop is also available for children to buy souvenirs.
  3. Ozone Songwriter Festival on the Northshore
    A free and family-friendly festival, where more than 100 singer-songwriters will perform over the course of 2 to 4 days, with food and beers, and all profits will be donated to the Ozone Music Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing music education for people in St. Tammany.
  4. The Slidell Heritage Festival
    This festival is usually celebrated together with America's independence day with fireworks and live music. There will be arts displayed, games and activities for children, foods such as Cajun pasta, crawfish beignets, shrimp on a stick, boudin balls, and more.
  5. Olde Towne Slidell Antique Street Fairs
    A festival for antique-lovers, where over 200 booths will be available at this annual 2-day family event held in both Spring and Fall. There will be various antiques, collectibles, pottery, and others displayed in the booths. Free admission with live music and food for you to enjoy.

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