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.

Shop for the holidays in 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 this holiday season.

Downtown Hammond Shopping + Dining 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.”
Salon Nuo-Vo Awarded $15,000 through HartBeat of Main St... Salon Nuo-Vo is one of 67 brick-and-mortar small businesses across the country that have been awarded grants through the HartBeat of Mai...
Railroad Park ProjectRailroad Park Downtown Hammond
Bike Rack Art Competition WinnersThe results are in!  We are proud to announce the six winners of our Downtown Hammond Bike Rack Art Competition."Lion Bike"Artist: Ryan ...
DDD's Michelle Kendall Named as Louisiana Healthy Commun... Michelle Kendall, the DDD's Community Health & Farmers Market Manager, has recently been named as a new co-chair at the Louisiana Health...
Picnic in the Park ft: Tyler Kinchen & The Right PiecesOh, what a night! Picnic in the Park had it all!Great live music. Good weather. Yummy to-go food. But our favorite part was seeing...
It's ON! The Columbia Theatre Announces 20-21 SeasonThe Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts, located at 220 E. Thomas Street in Hammond, LA, is owned and operated by Southeastern Loui...

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Sunday Brunch Spots 🥂
Dec 24, 2023
10:00 AM CDT
Hammond, LA
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Taco Tuesday's in Downtown 🌮
Dec 26, 2023
11:00 AM CDT
Hammond, LA
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Holiday Story Time
Dec 26, 2023
11:30 AM CST
314 E Thomas St
Hammond, LA 70401
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Karaoke Night 🎤
Dec 27, 2023
7:00 PM CDT
120 E Thomas St
Hammond, LA 70401
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Karaoke Night 🎶
Dec 29, 2023
10:00 PM CDT
110 Sw Railroad Ave
Hammond, LA 70401
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Farmers and Artisans Market
Dec 30, 2023
8:00 AM CST
106 Nw 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 25 cities in the state of Louisiana; and the only city in Tangipahoa Parish to receive this distinction.

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