5 Things To Do in Hammond This Spring and Summer

Last quarter we focused on things you can do in the Hammond area in the winter-y months (as winter-y as southern Louisiana can be).  This quarter, we are focusing on more things you can do in the Hammond area during our Spring months.

Painting with a Twist

Located on Thomas St. in Hammond, Painting With a Twist offers something for everyone in the family.  Simply select the image you want to paint (from their calendar of art) and show up!  The “twist” here is that you can bring your own beverages and snacks!  Who doesn’t like to nibble on some cheese and crackers while giving their best shot at a Picasso copycat?  Painting with a Twist offers private and semi-private parties.  You are able to mix adults and children in your party, have only children or only adults.  Something for everyone!

River Road Go Kart Track Racing

Love the thrill of going fast?  Want to race your friends?  Looking for something to do outside?  Check out River Road Go Kart racing in Hammond.  Open on the weekends for those thrill seekers looking to destress from work or school.  River Road Go Kart racing offers party packages, single day racing and even league racing!  Another family fun activity or a way to earn bragging rights from your friends!

Special Olympics in Louisiana

With an office located right here in Hammond, the Special Olympics is something everyone can help with.  The Special Olympics are always looking for volunteers to help coach, encourage, coordinate and work with their athletes.  The USA Special Olympics games are in July, but state games are in May.  The Louisiana team has 70 athletes as well as a large participating number of partners and coaches.  Check out their website for more details on how to volunteer with this great organization.

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

Home of the Strawberry Festival, Ponchatoula hosts many festivals throughout the year.  The most famous of them all being the Strawberry Festival, held April 13-15 this year.  Shortly after the strawberry festival will be the Italian festival (showcasing the Italian heritage through concerts, parades and other events).  There is also the Oyster Festival as well as other festivals celebrating various likes, hobbies and heritages of all kinds.

Local Farmer’s Market

Ponchatoula, Hammond, Independence…you name it, local cities love to show off their residence’s talents by offering farmer’s markets.  Typically held on Saturday and/or Sundays, these farmer’s markets are loaded with local goods such as jams, honey, decorative carpentry or metalsmith pieces.  Farmer’s markets are a great way to get to know your community, give back to your community and enjoy the great spring weather!



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