Things to do in Abita Springs

 

Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market

At the Abita Springs Art and Farmers Market you can find fresh locally grown produce, local wild caught seafood, and local pastured poultry. In addition, you will find local honey, jellies, baked goods, and other delicious goodies, as well as plants of all kinds and all natural, locally made personal care products. You can view the work of a number of local artists and craftsmen as well. Each Sunday, 11am - 3:00pm, at the Trailhead Park!

Abita Springs Opry

Spring Season Dates: March, April, May

Fall Season Dates: September, October, November

 

All seats reserved.

To Purchase Tickets: Contact Kathy Armand (504) 214-7777.

Northshore Cajun Dance

The North Shore Cajun Dancers at the Abita Springs Town Hall.

  • One Saturday each month

  • The event includes free dance lessons with live music 
performances for a low admission cost.

  • Transportation/Parking - Parking lot and off-street.

  • Lessons at 7PM, Dance 8-10:30pm

$10.00 for non-members and $8.00 for members. 

 

Membership is $12.00 with Christmas Buffet Dance Free for Members.  

Non-Members $20.00/each/December. 

Town of Abita Springs Trailhead & Park

Located on the Abita River, the Trailhead & Park has several sheltered picnic tables, historic pavilion, splash pad, Town Museum and a children's playground. The pavilion was designed by Tomas K. Sully for the New Orleans Cotton Centennial Exposition of 1884 and later moved to Abita Springs and reconstructed over the then famous flowing spring.

 After Hurricane Katrina, the pavilion and historic Museum building were relocated to the entrance of the park. This began our entire Park improvement project. We are proud of our award-winning Trailhead & Park and continually enhance and improve it. It has truly become a destination spot for residents and visitors alike.

 

Park Location – 22049 Main Street Abita Springs, LA 70420
 

Park Hours – Open Dusk till Dark.

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Area Attractions

The Abita Mystery House and UCM Museum

A trip to Abita would not be complete without a visit to the Mystery House! Set in an old vintage gas station, this funky and wildly eclectic museum is an outrageously fun place your whole family will enjoy. Museum Curator, John Preble, is as equally as interesting as the fascinating collection of "things” he has on display.

The Tammany Trace

Tammany Trace is a 31 mile bike path that stretches from Covington to Slidell. Our Trailhead, which sits right on the Trace, is the perfect spot to take a break from biking, running, roller blading or just a leisurely walk. The Trace was once a part of the Illinois Central railroad and goes straight through the center of town. It is a beautiful way to view Abita Springs.

Playground

Our Abita Playground is the only one of its kind. Its design is uniquely "Abita” . This playground was built by hundreds of volunteers from throughout our community and beyond, organized by local non-profit, Friends of the Park. The group worked with local school children to incorporate their playground ideas into reality.

 
Features include the ‘Abita River Monster” and "Choctaw Trading Post”. The zip-line is a favorite! Playground is located next to the Great Lawn and is open during regular park hours, dawn till dusk.

Park

Our Abita Springs Park sits alongside the picturesque 31-mile long bike path, the Tammany Trace and next to the beautiful Abita River. It features a Great Lawn which is perfect for a picnic. The Park is anchored by two of the most historic buildings in St. Tammany Parish, our Pavilion, and the old Long Branch Hotel's Bachelor's Quarters, which now houses our Museum.

 

The Abita Beer Plaza offers a bandstand that features live music regularly.  The Park is the home to many regular festivals and events such as the annual Abita Water Festival, Opry Fest, and the Abita Beer Chili Cook-Off to name a few. The park is open daily from dawn till dusk.

 

Park Location – 22049 Main Street Abita Springs, LA 70420
Park Hours – Open dawn until dark.

Museum

The Abita Springs Trailhead Museum is a quaint folk art museum located at 22044 Main Street. The mission of the museum is to celebrate, display and support the history and culture of Abita Springs. 

Splash Pad

Located near the Museum, this water feature has quickly become the favorite way for local kids to cool off on hot summer days.
 
Dozens of water jets spray Abita water high in the air at varying heights and intervals for the children (and some grown-ups too!) to play under.
 
Shade areas and benches surround the popular play spot. Open during regular park hours: dawn till dusk

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Many included photographs are © George H. Long.