Hammond Downtown Development District


The Hammond Downtown Development District is devoted to progressing and stimulating business development and diversity. We protect, unite, and rejuvenate the district in order to benefit residents and local commerce; making Downtown a promising place to socialize, do business, and call home.

Welcome to Downtown Hammond!

Downtown Hammond is home to over 250 locally-owned and operated businesses. We encourage our community and visitors to shop, support, and explore local!

Downtown Hammond Visitor's Guide

20+ Local Retailers

Our merchants offer high-quality gifts, goods, and everyday essentials.

30+ Restaurants, Bars, & Coffee Shops

Enjoy cuisine from around the world to Louisiana classics.

Dozens of Salons & Spas

Personal services to pamper & for the whole family.

Endless Experiences

Art exhibitions, theatrical showcases, annual community events. 
Downtown Hammond: An Award-Winning Destination 


Hammond Downtown Development District (HDDD) in Hammond, Louisiana is one of three winners of the 2022 Great American Main Street Award (GAMSA), which recognizes communities for their excellence in comprehensive preservation-based commercial district revitalization. The 2022 GAMSA designations, sponsored by The Hartford, were presented at the opening plenary for the Main Street Now Conference in Richmond, VA.

Selected by a national jury of community development professionals and leaders in the fields of economic development and historic preservation, Hammond Downtown Development District is being recognized for their significant historic preservation efforts, vibrant small business environment, and dedication to inclusive, people-centered placemaking.

“Hammond’s commitment to community engagement is key to their success,” said Main Street America President and CEO, Patrice Frey. “Their significant outreach efforts have ensured that the revitalized district is reflective of the diverse residents, business owners, and visitors in the area.”

Downtown Hammond Updates + Recent News

National Walking Day - Take Our Survey!Happy National Walking Day! Take advantage of the Spring sunshine by taking a stroll through Downtown Hammond. We have over 250+ local b...
Celebrate National Nutrition Month® in Downtown Hammond!Dive into the farm-to-fork aspect of nutrition at the Hammond Farmers & Artisans Market this Saturday! Celebrate National Nutrition Mont...
The Hammond Downtowner: February 27, 2024Check out our newsletter announcing our 40th anniversary of Hammond's Main Street program, new businesses & more. To view, click here.
I Heart Hammond 2024It's time to show Hammond some love ! This February, join the DDD's "I Heart Hammond" campaign, an initiative to highlight all the reaso...
Main Street Mambo ft. Budweiser ClydesdalesThe Budweiser Clydesdales are coming to Downtown Hammond on Thursday, February 1st from 4-6pm. Join us for some Mardi Gras Mambo, a live...
New businesses developments in early 2024With the new year also comes new businesses in downtown Hammond! We cannot wait to see what these companies along with their driven and ...

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Thank you to our following sponsorship partners:

Gold Sponsor (available)

To become a Downtown Hammond sponsor, please view our Sponsorship Packet. Direct any questions to DDD Director, Michelle Kendall.

Silver Sponsor (available)

To become a Downtown Hammond sponsor, please view our Sponsorship Packet. Direct any questions to DDD Director, Michelle Kendall.

Bronze Sponsor

Ross & Wallace Paper Products Inc. A family company of AmerCareRoyal

Downtown Hammond Event Calendar

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Bill Evan’s Jazz Festival
Apr 18, 2024
9:00 AM CDT
220 E. Thomas St.
Hammond, LA 70401
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The 985 Special at Jacmel Inn
Apr 18, 2024
4:00 PM CST
903 E Morris St
Hammond, LA 70403
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Bill Evan’s Jazz Festival
Apr 19, 2024
9:00 AM CDT
220 E. Thomas St.
Hammond, LA 70401
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The 985 Special at Jacmel Inn
Apr 19, 2024
4:00 PM CST
903 E Morris St
Hammond, LA 70403
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Swing 101 - Big Band at Mariner's Inn
Apr 19, 2024
7:00 PM CDT
117 W. Thomas St.
Hammond, LA 70401
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Karaoke Night 🎶
Apr 19, 2024
10:00 PM CDT
110 Sw Railroad Ave
Hammond, LA 70401
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The Hammond Downtown Development District has been designated as an accredited Main Street™ program for meeting rigorous performance standards. Each year, Main Street America and its partners announce the list of accredited programs to recognize their exceptional commitment to preservation-based economic development and community revitalization through the Main Street Approach™.

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The Hammond DDD’s performance is annually evaluated by Louisiana Main Street which works in partnership with Main Street America to identify the local programs that meet 10 national performance standards. Evaluation criteria determines the communities that are building meaningful and sustainable revitalization programs and include standards such as, fostering strong public-private partnerships, documenting programmatic progress, and actively preserving historic buildings. The Hammond DDD is one of only 35 communities in the state of Louisiana; and the only city in Tangipahoa Parish to receive this distinction.

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