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Louisiana Northshore: Things to Do in September

Louisiana’s Northshore has so many events and festivals happening year-round! From great food, art and music to natural beauty and endless culture, there’s always something to see and do! Here are a few things to put on your to-do list this month:

Friday, September 1
Chafunkta Brewing Company Tours
5 – 9 p.m.
Hear the story of the company’s founding and enjoy Chafunkta brews in 5oz, 10oz, 16oz and flights, keep the glass or take it TO GEAUX. For more info, click here.

Steve Martin’s “The Underpants”
8 p.m.
Playmakers, Inc. Theater kicks off its 62nd season of shows on September 1 with the clever comedy, “The Underpants,” a classic 1910 farce by Carl Sternheim, adapted by Steve Martin. The renowned comic actor and author of “Picasso at the Lapine Agile” provides a wild satire adapted from the classic German play about Louise and Theo Maske, a couple whose conservative existence is shattered when Louise’s bloomers fall down in public. Louise’s momentary display does not result in the feared scandal but it does attract two infatuated men— a foppish poet and a whiny hypochondriac. For more info, click here.

Tastings at Ponchartrain Vineyards
Noon – 4 p.m.
Established in 1991, Pontchartrain Vineyards welcomes our guests with terrific wine, a genuine winery experience, and Southeastern Louisiana hospitality. For more info, click here.

Saturday, September 2
Covington Brewhouse Tasting Room & Brewery Tour
Tasting Room: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. | Tour: 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Tour the 120+ year old building that houses the second-oldest brewery in Louisiana. Learn about fermentation and the processes of brewing in a close intimate environment at a local craft brewery. And, of course, try the beers on tap! For more info, click here.

Mandeville Trailhead Community Market
9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Shop from a wide selection of handmade crafts, prepared foods, jellies and plants while enjoying live music. For more info, click here.

Sunday, September 3
Labor Day Music Fest
Come out to Land-O-Pines and enjoy a full day of music while shopping at specialty food and craft booths. Pool and water slide will be open, prize drawings during all band breaks. Bring your chairs! For more info, call 985.892.6023 or click here.

Twilight Paddle on Cane Bayou
5 P.M. – 9 P.M.
Celebrate your 3 day weekend with a relaxing Sunday evening paddle down Cane Bayou before lighting the grill this Labor Day. This moonless evening should provide an excellent opportunity to stargaze while peaceful gliding down the bayou with Louisiana Master Naturalist guides. Canoe and Trail Adventures’ experienced guides have provided daytime and evening paddles down the bayou surrounding Lake Pontchartrain for over 40 years. For more info, click here.

Saturday, September 9
Mandeville Live!
6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
The City of Mandeville presents Mandeville Live! Fall 2017. The Fall concert series features 5 FREE Saturday evening concerts at the Mandeville Trailhead in Historic Old Mandeville. For more info, click here.

Northshore Cajun Dance at Abita Town Hall
7 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Northshore Cajun Dancers “pass a good time” to Cajun/Zydeco music each month at Abita Town Hall located at 22161 Level Street in Abita Springs, Louisiana. The event includes free dance lessons with live music performances for a low cost of admission. For more info, click here.

St. Tammany Crab Festival
Noon – 10 p.m.
Enjoy two days of live Zydeco, Blues, Country and Rock music on two stages. Indulge in local cuisine such as boiled crabs, various crab dishes and other indigenous foods from Southeast Louisiana. The event includes a car and motorcycle show, karaoke, games and interactive activities for kids, and “Boat Rides on the Bayou,” short tours of Bayou Bonfouca with Capt. Dave of Cat’s Meow Fishing Experience. For more info, click here.

The Intimacy of Plein Air
11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Plein air artist Peg Usner will be exhibiting in the Miriam Barranger Gallery. Her series of oil paintings captures the essence of her world. For more info, click here.

Thursday, September 14
Scrap Dat 3-Day Scrapbooking Event
8 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Are you an artist, crafter, scrapbooker, or all three? If so, you would enjoy Scrap Dat’s 3 day event! Here, you can work on your projects, take classes to learn new techniques, shop with vendors, eat good food, learn new ideas, and be with friends or make new ones. For more info, click here.

Saturday, September 16
Northshore on Tap: Home Brew & Craft Beer Experience
1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Formerly known as “SeptemBEERFest,” Northshore on Tap, held from 1pm to 5pm, follows up on last year’s positive response about local home brewing by focusing on home brewing and brewers for the third annual festival. For more info, click here.

Sunday, September 17
Bayou Haven Sunday Jazz Brunch
11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Bayou Haven B&B in Slidell offers a scrumptious brunch on the third Sunday of each month, now through December. Click here to learn more.

Pontchartrain Film Festival Film Tour: Forgotten Bayou
2 p.m.
The Pontchartrain Film Festival presents a fall film tour in advance of the sixth annual festival in November 2017, bringing award-winning documentary films to Madisonville, Abita Springs, Covington and Mandeville for special screenings. For more info, click here.

The Northshore Songwriters Circle Presents: Troubadours Songwriter Night
6:30 p.m. – 9 p.m.
The Northshore Songwriters Circle presents “Troubadours Songwriter Night,” a monthly series hosted by singer-songwriter Tommy Ike Hailey, at the Covington Brewhouse, located at 226 Lockwood Street in beautiful downtown Covington. For more info, click here.

Friday, September 22
Dew Drop Jazz Hall Fall Concert Series
6:30 – 9 p.m.
Traditional jazz and blues dominate the fall concert series at the historic Dew Drop Social & Benevolent Jazz Hall in Old Mandeville, starting September 22, 2017 and continuing through December 15. For more info, click here.

Friday, September 23
Covington Farmers Market
8 a.m. – Noon
Enjoy a wide selection of vegetables, fruit, dairy, poultry, seafood, beef, wines, herbs, honey, baked goods, prepared foods, pastries, doggie treats, soaps, potted plants and more. Listen to live music in the quaint gazebo starting at 9 a.m., and coffee and other items for purchase, under small hut shelter. Small tables, chairs and picnic table available. Weekly cooking demonstrations or food trucks. For more info, click here.

Thursday, September 28
Wings and Wine at the Wild Bird Center: Benefit for Northlake Nature Center
7 p.m.
The Northlake Nature Center (NNC) presents its 6th annual Wings and Wine at the Wild Bird Center, 2033 N. Hwy. 190, Covington on Thursday, Sepember 28, 2017. NNC showcases wings slideshow of local birds and their toys, wine tastings with Acquistapace’s Covington Grocery, wing and wine contests with prizes, silent auction with local interest, taste breakers! For more info, click here.

Friday, September 29
Columbia Street Block Party
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
This free family event features classic cars, shops and art galleries open late, live and DJ entertainment, and food and drinks. For more info, click here.

Saturday, September 30
Bogue Falaya River Sweep
9 a.m. – Noon
Keep Covington Beautiful in partnership with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the City of Covington and Canoe and Trail Adventures presents the Bogue Falaya River Sweep Litter Clean up, September 30, 2017, from 9am to noon. For more info, click here.

Kiddie Halloween
Join Land-O-Pines for a “NON- SCARY” Halloween, just for the kiddos. Saturday’s events include carnival games, costume contest, pumpkin patch, hayride, kiddie bingo, wiener roast, trick or treating, and more. For more info, call 985.892.6023 or click here.

Moonlight Paddle™ on Cane Bayou
4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy an evening with other paddlers exploring a natural bayou near Mandeville, La. Great social event to meet others interested in paddling. Average group size is 25 paddlers. For more info, click here.


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