Hot August Stroll 

All your Hot August favorites - reimagined on Saturday, August 26, 2023

Thank you for a fantastic Hot August Stroll! Thank you to those that participated in our HAS Feedback Survey. We value your feedback so we can continue to make this event the best it can be. 

Explore the vibrancy of historic Downtown Hammond

The Hammond Downtown Development District announces “Hot August Stroll”, a major rebrand of its signature event “Hot August Night”. The refreshed event format offers the community’s Hot August favorites on Saturday, August 26, 2023 from 8am to 8pm.

Hot August Night started in 1995 with a simple goal: invigorate Downtown Hammond with visitors, shoppers, and neighbors to support locally-owned businesses. In celebrating its 26th year, this event has lived on to propel a revitalization legacy and grow into a Downtown Hammond tradition.

With this updated brand, Hot August Stroll offers a full day of family-friendly and free-to-attend activities in the heart of historic Downtown Hammond. Musicians, local artists, and small businesses provide quality entertainment for all ages, cultivating a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that can only be found in Hammond, America!

Registration to participate is now open and Wine & Cheese Stroll tickets are on sale! Scroll down for more details on everything we have planned for this special day. 

Thank you to our Hot August Stroll sponsors + Downtown Hammond supporters!
First Aid and Shade Tents provided by North Oaks Health System


Merchant Activities 

Shop and dine from dozens of locally-owned establishments all day. Our business owners open their doors to welcome you and many feature exclusive Hot August Stroll specials, sales, and other activities. Scroll down for a list of our Wine & Cheese Stroll Businesses and music hotspots.

8am-Noon: Hammond Farmers & Artisans Market

Start the day at the Hammond Farmers & Artisans Market in Railroad Park. The market will feature over 40 farmers and artisan vendors with handmade items, produce, fresh food, coffee, treats, and more. The market will also have live music to enjoy as you shop with Joe Burns at 10AM and Anna Johnson at 11AM on the Railroad Park stage. Special market features: Bloody marys + mimosas by Benny's Place, Market Swag Bag Giveaways, Tangi Registrar of Voters voter drive, kid's activities, and more! 

Accepts SNAP and offers $50 SNAP match per customer per market visit. 

3:30PM: LionPawLooza

LionPawLooza kicks off the afternoon at 3:30pm in Cate Square Park. With a pep rally, autographs, and chants & cheer, this explosion of lion pride honors Hammond’s very own Southeastern Louisiana University. Lion fans will get a chance to meet and greet SLU spirit squads, student-athletes, coaches, and Roomie the Lion.

4-7PM: Stroll on Charles Street

The DDD is excited to debut a new event hub on Charles St between Magnolia and Cherry St. Guests are invited to stroll through to enjoy activities from 4-7pm. Featuring the following businesses for the Wine & Cheese Stroll: Concord Family Dental, RAM Properties, The Brown Door, Fleur de Lis Title & Law, Movement Mortgage, Milk & Honey: The Beauty Bar, Realty Executives Florida Parishes, W Salon, and Rent Louisiana. 

Located on the 100-block of  Charles Street near the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center

Located on the 200-block of E Charles St near the Louisiana Children's Discovery Center

Located on the 100-block of W Charles Street

4-7PM: Wine & Cheese Stroll

Downtown becomes even more alive with the Wine & Cheese Stroll, hosted in partnership with the Hammond Regional Arts Center. Our traditional wine stroll is getting an upgrade with curated wine and cheese pairings, as well as special sips & snacks, available for tasting at dozens of downtown businesses.

Tickets are available for $35 if purchased by August 25th. Limited tickets will be available on-site for $40. Individuals must be 21 years or older to participate.

Wine & Cheese Stroll tickets are limited! 

Purchase Wine & Cheese Stroll Tickets

Meet the teams at over 30 of our Downtown businesses!

Enjoy specially-curated wine & Cheese parings, local artists, and hand-selected tastings at dozens of businesses.

Featured artists:

BATTER ft. Lisa Chang

Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices ft. Mandy Mae and Kay-la Handbags

Columbia Theatre ft. Hammond Art Guild

Crescent Title ft. Lane Spears

Crescent Sotheby's Int. Realty ft. Peighton Cubbedge

Hammond Regional Arts Center ft. Hammond Art Guild & Shanna D'Antonio

HOTWORX Hammond ft. Courtney Mahler

Mariner's Inn ft Joshua Duncan & Sarah Megan Jenkins

Mike Brandner Law ft. Connie Hanna

Milk & Honey ft. Olivia DuBose

Paris Parker Salon & Spa ft. Tweedy Bachemin

The Social Butterfly Balloons & Boutique ft. Aubree Carrier

Truth Hookah Lounge of Hammond ft. Slime Art

Vexus Fiber ft. CB Bruce Hume

Live Music Line-Up

Main Stage Act: New Orleans Nightcrawlers

This year, the Main Stage is located in Cate Square Park. We are thrilled to host the New Orleans Nightcrawlers, a Grammy-award winning 10-piece bristling brass band with modern soul.

New Orleans Nightcrawlers will take the stage at 5PM and play until the event ends at 8PM.

Full Music Line-Up

Additional Music Hotspots:

Brady's: 7-10pm/ Jason Wilson

Crescent Title: 4-7pm/ Trey Morgan

La Carreta: 3-6pm/ Duane Bartels; 7-11pm/ Nick Perkins

Mariner's Inn: 8-11pm/ Ricky T & Rockets

Off the Rails: 4pm-til/ Dex Miller

One Thirteen: 8pm-12am/ DJ Paris

PJ's Coffee: 4-7pm/ John Foster

Realty Executives: 4-8pm/ stereo jams

Shack's Restaurant: 3-6pm/ Lake Ragan; 6-9pm/ The Truman Holland Experience; 9pm-12am/ Live DJ

The Brown Door: DJ Manix and DJ Paris

The Red, White & Brew: 8-11pm/ Keenan Knight

The Wooden Grove Co: 5-7pm/ James & Taylor Mccann

Tommy's on Thomas: 8pm-12am/ "We are Family"70s disco party with DJ Space Babe

Truth Hookah Lounge: 7-10pm/ Jazzey

Note: The DDD is sourcing food + drink vendors on an outreach basis and is not accepting applications for outside vendors for Hot August Stroll. 

Organizations or businesses interested in sponsoring Hot August Stroll: Please email DDD Executive Director, Michelle Kendall, for more information. 

[email protected]

Deadline to register: Friday, July 21, 2023

We are seeking local musicians to play at our 'Listening Local' stage in Railroad Park from 10AM-12PM and 2PM-7PM during Hot August Stroll. 

Deadline to register: Friday, August 4, 2023

The success of Hot August Stroll depends on a group of dedicated volunteers! All volunteers will receive a limited-edition Hot August Stoll t-shirt as a small thanks.  

Deadline to register: Wednesday, August 23, 2023

We look forward to seeing you, your family & friends, in historic Downtown Hammond on Saturday, August 26th for Hot August Stroll!

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