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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 ...
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 ...
Railroad Roar & 2023 Southeastern Homecoming Celebrations The Hammond Downtown Development District, Tangipahoa Chamber, and the Southeastern Louisiana University Alumni Association are thrilled...
Hot August Stroll 2023 RecapThe Hammond Downtown Development District held “Hot August Stroll”, a major rebrand of its signature event “Hot August Night”, on Saturd...

Grants & Accreditations Recently Awarded to the DDD

Main Street America (2023)


Main Street America (2022)


Louisiana Division of Historic Preservation
(July 2022)

$7,882.00 Historic Preservation Fund for the creation of the Railroad Park History Exhibit

LHCC Mini-Grant 
(Feb. 2021)

$3,000 to transform a vacant, overgrown lot into a community garden + green space.

LHCC Grant 
(Feb. 2020)

$3,000 to purchase and install six bike racks throughout downtown.

LHCC Grant 
(April 2020)

$3,000 to put towards Hammond Farmers Market

Louisiana Cultural District (June 2020)

$1,000

Main Street America (2020)