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 “It’s Happening in Hammond!”

Hammond, founded by Peter Hammond and developed by Charles Cate, is the commercial hub for Tangipahoa Parish. It is located at the intersection of Interstates 55 and 12. Over 20,000 residents of this area enjoy fine restaurants, an energizing downtown culture, several modern shopping centers and many beautiful parks for the entire family. Hammond is the home of Southeastern Louisiana University, one of the fastest-growing universities in the country.

Restaurant Guide

Downtown Hammond is home to over 40 dining establishments with majority being locally owned and one-of-a-kind.

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Shop and Play Guide

Downtown Hammond is home to dozens of places to shop and be entertained. Between spa days and family fun, it's all happening in Hammond! 

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Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts

Owned and operated by Southeastern Louisiana University, the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts offers exciting cultural events year-round in a grand and elegant entertainment setting. Its mission and purpose is to enhance and support the university's educational, economic and cultural commitment to the region.

220 E. Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401

Hammond Regional Arts Center

The Hammond Regional Arts Center (HRAC) supports, promotes, and coordinates visual, performing, and literary arts in Tangipahoa Parish and surrounding parishes. The non-profit organization's primary mission is to enrich lives through quality arts education, develop an appreciation of the arts within individuals, and introduce the public to professional exhibitions, performances and literature. The Arts Center hosts 10 exhibits per year, provides free or affordable arts education opportunities through lectures and workshops, and supports arts education in local public schools.

217 E. Thomas Street
Hammond, LA 70401

Louisiana Children's Discovery Center

The Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center is an educational and exciting adventure for families with toddlers and children up to age twelve. Have your children learn and play in an interactive and unique environment. With ever changing exhibits and experiences, there’s always something new to learn at the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center. “We are deeply committed to the importance of play and its role in the development and lives of all children.” Join in the fun at the Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center today!

113 North Cypress Street
Hammond, LA 70401

Tangipahoa Parish Library - Hammond Branch

The Tangipahoa Parish Library offers so much more than grabbing a good book to read! Want an ebook, audio book, or a DVD? How about channeling your inner child at the Hammond Adult Coloring Club where you can color your stress away? You’re right stop is the Downtown Hammond Tangipahoa Parish Library. The Hammond branch offers constant activities for children and adults, book readings, and educational, fun events for all ages. You can also check out a book or two while you’re there! Don’t get left out of the fun, visit the Downtown Hammond Tangipahoa Parish Library to see more events and offers.

314 East Thomas
Hammond, LA 70401

Painting with a Twist

Looking for a fun night out? This is not your average art class!Painting with a Twist in Hammond is the answer! Bring your favorite bottle of wine or beverage, invite your friends, and enjoy step-by-step instruction with our experienced and enthusiastic local artists. You’ll leave with a one-of-a-kind creation and a newfound talent you’ll want to explore.

204 East Thomas
Hammond, LA 70401

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