Local Family Fun

4th of July Fireworks and Fun – 2016

4th of July Fireworks and Fun – 2016

PARD Independence Day Fireworks Show (Ponchatoula) Friday, July 1, 2016 from 5:30-9:30 pmLocation: PARD, 19030 Ponchatoula Parks Drive, Ponchatoula LAGates open at 5:00 pm. Entertainment from 5:30 – 9:30 pmEntertainment- DJ Sound WavesTribute to the FlagBoy Scout Troop 170Concessions Provided by Ponchatoula High School Band BoostersSponsors: First Guaranty Bank, North Oaks Health System, PON Food, City of Ponchatoula, Berryland Motors, and Ponchatoula Area(…)

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Come One, Come All to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Come One, Come All to the Louisiana Renaissance Festival

The Louisiana Renaissance Festival is an all day enjoyable, unique event. The easily accessible location is off River Road in Hammond. The 2015 Fest runs rain or shine from 9:45 am – 5 pm on weekends November 7 to December 13, plus Friday. Nov. 27, which is Family Day (child admissions are half price).  My family attended(…)

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Native American Exhibit in Hammond

  Tangi Tourism is hosting a Native American Exhibit from July 6 – 17 at the Tangipahoa Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau, 13143 Wardline Road, Hammond, LA 70401. On Tuesdays & Thursdays while the exhibit is open,  children will enjoy  hands-on activities, games, and storytelling by Instructor Tom “Strong Buffalo” Varnado. Native American artifacts, including(…)

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Pick Your Own Strawberries!

Pick Your Own Strawberries!

Liuzza Land Liuzza Land is open to the public Saturdays from 10 am to 3 pm and Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm through May 3, 2015. Location: 56457 Holden Circle, Amite, LA 70422Cost of admission is $5/child and $10/adult. Admission includes strawberry picking container and many other actitivies: Pony & Wagon Rides, Petting Zoo, Face Painting,(…)

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‘Twas the Week Before Christmas – Local Activities for This Weekend

‘Twas the Week Before Christmas – Local Activities for This Weekend

  Through 25: Hammond’s Zemurray Park Christmas Lights Open nightly Dec. 5 – Dec. 25 from 6 – 9 pm Zemurray Park, 400 S. Oak Street, Hammond Cost: Free Drive through or take a walk through the “Children’s Playland” light display. The train will run for free on Friday, Dec. 19 from 6 – 9 pm; and  Saturday(…)

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Local Halloween Events & Activities – 2014

Local Halloween Events & Activities – 2014

    TRICK OR TREAT TIMES Albany: Friday, Oct. 31 from 5-7 pmAmite: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 5:30-7:30 pmHammond: Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 pmPonchatoula: Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 pmIndependence: Friday, Oct. 31  - Trunk or Treat at the Old Depot from 4 – 6 pm and Trick or Treat from 6-8 pmSpringfield: Thursday, Oct. 30(…)

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Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival 2014 – Info for Families

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival 2014 – Info for Families

2014 Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival Friday, April 11 – Sunday, April 13, 2014Official Festival Grounds:  Ponchatoula’s Memorial Park, but the Festival takes over all of downtown Ponchatoula.  Official Website (Includes Entertainment Schedule)Official Facebook Page (“Like” the Festival’s page for updates over the weekend!) Hours of Operation: Friday (Family Night): 4 pm – 10 pmSaturday: 9 am – 11 pm (Don’t miss the(…)

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Pumpkin Patches

Pumpkin Patches

  Fall is finally here! Although it was still 90 degrees today in South Louisiana, the cooler weather is just around the corner – and with it: fall holidays! Let’s get into the spirit by talking about pumpkins. Have you visited a local pumpkin patch? We go to Mrs. Heather’s every year. (You may know(…)

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A Walk on the Wild Side at Global Wildlife

A Walk on the Wild Side at Global Wildlife

Global Wildlife in Folsom is truly one of Tangipahoa’s “hidden treasures”. Have you been? Stop reading this post and start planning an outing! It is an awesome chance to get up close and personal with a variety of exotic animals, as well as learn about animal behavior and conservation. It is great fun, and educational!(…)

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