Denham Springs sports a vibrant community filled with annual events and seasonal activities that you will enjoy attending with your family and friends. Check the calendar for many more events but don’t miss the favorites listed below. If you have an event planned in the City of Denham Springs, contact the site web master to have your event included on the city calendar.
Chef’s Evening and Wine Tasting: Don't miss this popular, pre-Christmas affair. Regional restaurants set up tables in various shops in the Antique & Arts Village, serving scrumptious specialties and wines while patrons not only enjoy the food and drink, but visit with old friends and shop great sales. This annual Main Street sponsored event is a favorite with locals and there are limited tickets. Call (225) 667-8308 for more information and ticket sale locations.
Mardi Gras Parade: This South Louisiana style parade takes place two Saturdays prior to Fat Tuesday (Mardi Gras Day), and rolls just days after the annual Mardi Gras Ball. For crazy Krewe-member floats and non-Krewe floats, marching bands and other entries, join the Krewe of Denham Springs as it hosts an afternoon full of fun and excitement. Parade starts at Denham Springs High School at 3:00 p.m., rolls south on Range, west on Florida and concludes on Veterans Blvd. For more information, call (225) 665-8121.
Pioneer Day: Travel back in time as artisans and craftsmen dress in period clothing, exhibit tools and equipment of yesterday and demonstrate how our ancestors produced their wares and products. Come enjoy the day as they line up on Mattie Street (closed to traffic). Inside the Old City Hall Welcome Center and Museum, you’ll find quilters and rug hookers. Many vendors will have their products for sale. Stroll up and down Range Avenue where the downtown merchants have special sales at all of the shops in the Antique & Arts Village. For more information, call (225) 667-8308 or (225) 667-7512.
Spring Festival: This one day festival is bursting at the seams with unique and interesting arts, crafts, music, entertainment, demonstrations, a 5K run and delicious foods, as well as a pet costume and talent show and children’s activities. Produced by the Antique Merchants Association and the Arts Council of Livingston Parish, the festival is one of the area’s premier events. Festival is scheduled from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. in the Antique & Arts Village of Denham Springs. Range Ave., Railroad Ave. and Mattie St. are closed to traffic in the area as the streets are lined with booths. The Jazz portion of the festival is held at Train Station Park at Range and Railroad Avenues. Visitors are welcome to bring chairs or use the provided seating. This event is held the last Saturday in April. For more information, call (225) 667-8308. Vendors call (225) 665-4666.
Fall Festival: Produced by the Antique Merchants Association, first Saturday in October shoppers are sure to find a treasure trove with over 150 vendors showcasing outstanding crafts and goods. Creative types, artisans and yummy food and drink vendors make for an interesting and exciting day. Other attractions include fire trucks, smokehouse and the Bloodmobile. Kids thrill to the free rides courtesy of the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Department. Mattie Street becomes "Arts Avenue" with local artists displaying a variety of unique works. For more information, call (225) 667-8308. Vendors call (225) 665-4666.
Christmas Parade: The second Saturday in December, the Livingston Parish Chamber of Commerce sponsors the best Christmas Parade anywhere with numerous floats, marching bands, choirs, school, church and civic organization entries. Come and join our city for a Christmas parade you’ll never forget. Parade starts on Yellow Jacket Boulevard at Denham Springs High School, rolls south on Range, west on Florida and ends on Veterans Blvd. For more information please call the Chamber of Commerce at (225) 665-8155.
Farmers Market: Denham Springs was a national produce-shipping hub in the middle of the Twentieth Century and that tradition continues with a Farmers Market open early until noon every Saturday on the New Covenant campus along the Range Corridor at Florida Avenue and Hummell Street. Regional farmers peddle fresh produce, grain-fed beef and food products and craftsmen display original wares.