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CLICK HERE to view WGNO-TV's story on the closing of Covington's Bicentennial time capsule!



THURSDAY, July 4, 2013  
Bicentennial Extravaganza: fireworks, music, games, food and more! FREE event
Where: Bogue Falaya Park, 213 Park Drive
Time: 4 pm - dusk
Contact: Additional information!

MONDAY, July 1, 2013
An Architectural History of the City of Covington Presented by Sally Reeves
Where: Fuhrmann Auditorium, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue
Time: 6:30 pm


SATURDAY, June 29, 2013
Covington Bicentennial Parade
Where: Historic Covington
Time: 12 pm
Contact: Councilman Larry Rolling
(See News and Events for additional information)


SATURDAY, June 29, 2013
Hemmings Motor News "Great Race"
Time: 4-8 pm
Where: Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street
Additional information: A FREE concert featuring Swingaroux will take place at the Covington Trailhead from 6:45-9:00 pm Contact:

SUNDAY, June 30, 2013 CLASSIC COVINGTON: Stories Behind the Prints Presented by Historian Howard Nichols and Artist Suzanne King Where: St. Tammany Art Association, 320 N. Columbia Street Time: 7 pm Free and open to the public; Beverages and hors d'oeuvres served Contact: Howard Nichols

SUNDAY, June 23, 2013
The History of the African American Community in Covington
Presenter: Dr. Eva Baham
Where: Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue
Time: 4 pm Free and open to the public
Contact: Eva Baham


MONDAY, June 3, 2013   
Bicentennial Golf Tournament
Time: 10 a.m.
Where: Money Hill Golf and Country Club, 100 Country Club Drive, Abita Springs
CLICK HERE for a copy of the tournament registration form, which lists pricing, sponsorship levels and additional event information.
Glenn Hanson 985.246.0230
Chris Hnatyshyn 504.427.5130


MONDAY, May 27, 2013
Veterans Appreciation Reception
Time: 11 am-1 pm
Where: Bogue Falaya Hall in the Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue 
Free event


SATURDAY, May 25, 2013
Reminiscing  Covington's Walker Percy
Presenter: Judge Ellis
Time: 7 pm
Where: Greater Covington Center, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue
Free and open to the public/wine and cheese event
Contact: Sharon Nunez 985-892-2254


SATURDAY, April 13, 2013 
Memories to Memoirs: Remembering Covington in Your Writing
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Center of Performing Arts, 201 N. Columbia Street
Free and open to the public/wine and cheese event
Three local writers discuss how they mined the memories of their pasts to create original work. This is a how-to session designed to inspire others to record family and local history.
Authors: Chris Garcia, author of Now and Always A Louisiana Love Story; Pat Clanton, author of A Potpourri of Memories—Growing Up in Covington; David Arbo, author of Covington Images of America 
Contact: Pat Clanton  


SUNDAY, April 7, 2013
Whisperings from the Past
Time: 5:30 pm – last tour at 8 pm
Where: Covington Cemetery #1 on Columbia Street *not suitable for small children
Cost: $10 (Reserve your tickets, and pay at the event.) Hear the stories and anecdotes of people from Covington's past. Reservations are recommended as spots are limited. Email to reserve your time slot. (5:45, 6:00, 6:15, 6:30, 6:45, 7:00, 7:15, 7:30, 7:45, 8:00) For additional information contact: Jan Butler (NOTE: This event takes place during A Taste of Covington weekend.)

Our Covington Noon Siren is BACK -- you'll hear it every Saturday at Noon, beginning April 6th, 2013, in commemoration of our Bicentennial!

Bringing Back the Siren Ceremony  (news video)

Siren Press Release


Keep Covington Beautiful Garden Tour
Covington Trailhead
419 N. New Hampshire Street
Time:  9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The tour will guide participants through Covington’s historic streets, lined with iconic Live Oak trees, to seven beautiful gardens of various styles. Participants are invited to use the City tram, which will make continuous stops at each of the featured gardens on the tour so that everyone can travel at their own pace. Attendees may also proceed in their own vehicles if they choose. Tour maps will be provided. Cost: $15 per person. Tickets can be purchased on the day of the event at the tour’s starting point, the Covington Trailhead, located at 419 North New Hampshire Street.
Contact: Priscilla Floca



AAUW Bicentennial Presentation by Pat Clanton
Covington City Council Chambers
222 E. Kirkland Street
Time: 6 pm


St. Tammany Art Association presents "Covington Bicentennial" Exhibition
St. Tammany Art Association
320 N. Columbia Street Opening Reception - March 9th, 6-9 pm
The exhibit will  connect Covington's past, present, and future, and include the works of several local artists in the mediums of sculpture, paintings, drawings, and photography.   All works will have a relationship to the City of Covington.  Photographer, Robert Dutruch, will display photographs of current residents of Covington taken with a 140 year old camera, with the end result of a vintage photograph.


SATURDAY, Jan 26, 2013
Keep Covington Beautiful Garden Symposium
Speakers and a Hypertufa Workshop
Bogue Falaya Hall, 317 N. Jefferson Avenue
Time: 8:30 am -  noon
Contact:  Jan Butler  985-892-7069  


DECEMBER 14, 15, 16, 2012
PLAYMAKERS presents:
"A Covington Native in King Arthur's Court"
By Frank Levy with Connie Bess Wood
Directed by Frank Levy

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 2012, 5:30 P.M. - 8:00 P.M.
CELEBRATE COVINGTON 2013 - Bicentennial Kickoff Concert Event featuring Kermit Ruffins
Covington Trailhead, 419 N. New Hampshire Street, Downtown Covington
Free admission; open to the public

SATURDAY, JUNE 9, 2012, 6:30 P.M.
"Judge Jesse Jones, Covington Whiskey, and Other Tales of Early Covington"
Center of Performing Arts, 201 North Columbia Street, Downtown Covington
Free admission; open to the public

Please plan to attend this informative and entertaining Judge Jesse Jones lecture presented by Ms. Julie Anderson Stroble. A wine reception will be included with the lecture.

The St. Tammany Historical Society and the Covington Bicentennial Committee are delighted to present Ms. Julie Anderson Stroble speaking on Judge Jesse Jones, Covington Whiskey, and Other Tales of Early Covington, Saturday June 9, 6:30 PM at the Center of Performing Arts, 201 North Columbia Street, Covington. Admission is free and open to the public.  

Julie Anderson Stroble is a lifelong resident of Covington, and daughter of the late Bob and Betty Anderson. Julie followed her interest in English and History into a twenty year career as an independent land abstractor. After graduating from Tulane University, she went into her father’s law firm and subsequently began her career in legal title research. In 2004, Julie married Peter Johnathan Stroble, and in 2007 they welcomed their son Reeves Alexander Stroble. 

Julie’s girlhood home was located on property once owned by the illustrious Judge Jesse Jones of Covington. She became interested by the role he played in the formation of the town and it’s legal community. Jones lived between 1787 and 1880, arriving in Covington as a young lawyer seeking opportunity, fresh from the War of 1812. He was appointed by an act of the State Legislature to form a justice community in Covington, seat of the brand-new St. Tammany Parish.

By 1819, Jesse Jones was on the Bench as one of the first Judges in our Parish. Jones was a key player in the development of St. Tammany Parish for the next 60 years. In college, Julie researched and wrote about early Covington, specifically through the experiences of this fascinating visionary.