On the eastern edge of St. Tammany Parish, Slidell boasts a vibrant arts scene, family-friendly festivals, proximity to Honey Island Swamp tours, and New Orleans’ famed French Quarter. Olde Towne Slidell is in the downtown district with historic buildings, antiques and specialty shops, restaurants, and museums in the downtown district. Antique lovers take note as Olde Towne hosts Slidell’s Antique District Street Fair each fall and spring.

Indulge in a nectar soda or old-timey banana split at the delightful Old Town Slidell Soda Shop after exploring the historic district or shopping at Fremaux Town Center.

Other attractions include Slidell Cultural Center, the Slidell Museum, and the Slidell Little Theater. Attend free concerts in Heritage Park, including the Bayou Jam Concert Series. Catch a mess of beads at Mardi Gras parades and cabbages during the St. Patrick’s Day parade.

Two annual events to attend are the annual All You Can Eat Crawfish Cook-off in Fritchie Park in April and the Slidell Heritage Festival in July. Explore the great outdoors. Take a beautiful Honey Island Swamp tour with one of several tour operators available in Slidell, or catch a trophy trout, redfish, or fat flounder.