Throwing cabbages at the Slidell St. Patrick's Day Parade


March in St. Tammany Parish…crawfish boils, the return of outdoor concerts, fun things to do outside while you soak up some Vitamin D... and celebrating the holidays of spring!


St. Patrick’s Day Parades on The Northshore


Slidell St. Patrick's Day Parade

Sunday, March 10, 2024 at 1 p.m.

Slidell celebrates throughout Olde Towne with its 49th annual parade of floats, marching groups, bands and more. Bring shopping baskets and bags, because 40 floats will be throwing the usual beads and trinkets, but also, thousands of heads of cabbage, onions, potatoes, celery and carrots--everything for an Irish stew. 


Crowds outside The Brass Monkey in Olde Towne Slidell clamor for throws at the annual St. Patrick's Day parade.


Krewe of Pardi Gras rolls in the Slidell St. Patrick's Day Parade


Lots of eateries and bars will have special foods and drinks for the day, including Olde Towne Pizza Company with their decadent Shamrock Shooter, and the Brass Monkey Draught Emporium, serving frozen Irish coffee, green beer and more. They open early and have live music after the parade, too.



Shamrock Shooters at Olde Towne Pizza Company for the St. Patrick's Day Parade



Covington St. Patrick's Day Parade & Celebration

Saturday, March 16, 2024 at 12 p.m.

The Covington Celtic Club marches through the historic St. John District in downtown Covington passing out paper flowers and other Irish throws, and parade-goers will see bagpipers, dance groups and wolfhounds. The parade ends with a block party at the corner of Rutland and New Hampshire Streets.


Irish wolfhounds at Covington Celtic Club's annual St. Patrick's Day Parade.


Fiddlers at the Covington Celtic Club St. Patrick's Day parade


Rainbow wagon in the Covington Celtic Club St. Patrick's Day Parade


Chef Gavin Jobe of Meribo as a leprechaun for St. Patrick's Day in Covington

Chef Gavin Jobe, Meribo's own leprechaun



Other St. Patrick's Day Activities


  • On the courts at Pelican Park, play in the Paddles for Paddy’s Day Pickleball Tournament March 16-17. 


Pelican Park's Paddles for Paddy's Day Pickleball Tournament


  • St. Patty's Day Treasure Hunt at Land-O-Pines, March 16 from 10:00 a.m. to 6 p.m.


  • At the Covington Trailhead on Thursday, March 14, see Four Unplugged live onstage in the City of Covington's celebration of St. Patrick's Day. Bring your appetite for food trucks, green beer and games for the free event, 5:30-7:30 p.m. 


Dancing at Covington's St Patrick's Day concert with Four Unplugged.


Also happening over St. Patrick's Day weekend are the Moonshadow Festival, Abita Spring Opry's first concert of the season, the Zoo 2 U Easter Extravaganza, and more. Be sure to check our event calendar often. We're adding more events daily, including egg hunts, spring festivals and street fairs, food truck events, and lots more. 


Photos provided by St. Tammany Parish Government, City of Covington Office of Cultural Arts and Events, Olde Towne Merchants Association, Recreation District 1/Pelican Park, Meribo, Covington Celtic Club and Olde Towne Pizza Company.