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

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 ...
New Ownership for Bayou Booksellers & Gift Shoppe We are thrilled to shared this exciting business development for Downtown Hammond’s long-standing retailer, Bayou Booksellers & Gift Sho...
Downtown in DecemberThe holiday season is upon us and Downtown Hammond is ready to immerse you in a festive wonderland. From exciting holiday events to stun...
Starry Saturday 2023The Hammond Downtown Development district excitedly announces its annual event, Starry Saturday, as the holidays draw near! Celebrate th...
2023 Downtown Trick-or-TreatDowntown Trick-or-Treat is back! Join us for a frightfully fun time on Wednesday, October 25th from 5:30-7:00 pm. Dress up in your best ...

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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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Tips & Tricks with Wayne Cooper & Bo Johnson
Jul 17, 2024
12:00 PM CDT
123 S. Cate St.
Hammond, LA 70403
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Summer Art Camp: 9 to 12 years old
Jul 17, 2024
1:00 PM CDT
217 E. Thomas St.
Hammond, LA 70401
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The 985 Special at Jacmel Inn
Jul 17, 2024
4:00 PM CST
903 E Morris St
Hammond, LA 70403
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DDD Board of Directors Meeting
Jul 17, 2024
4:30 PM CST
2 West Thomas St.
Hammond, LA 70401
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Karaoke Night 🎤
Jul 17, 2024
7:00 PM CDT
120 E Thomas St
Hammond, LA 70401
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Summer Art Camp: 9 to 12 years old
Jul 18, 2024
1:00 PM CDT
217 E. Thomas St.
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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