The Abita Trailhead Marketplace will begin its First Saturday
markets on Feb. 7, 2009. The marketplace will be held at the Abita
Trailhead Plaza from 10:00 am - 4pm. There will be a variety of
crafts items for sale, such as jewelry, candles, planters, spun
glass, homemade breads and jellies, toys, hand sewn items. Hot
foods and drinks will be available. From time to time, music and
dance groups will be performing. Vendor booths are available for
$10 by contacting Kathy Brenner at 985 373 4328.
2. The Push Mow Parade and Party will be held on Saturday, February
14 with the theme "Unfortunate Couplings". Registration
is on day of parade on the Town Hall Porch from 8 - 10 am. $ 5
individual, and $25 groups. Coffee and donuts will be sold before
the Parade.The Parade begins at 11:00 with Myrtle Leveson as the
Grand Marshall, and Benny Grunch as the Captain.There will be
several awards for individual and groups for costumes and for
"who knows what else....". the Party will begin at Noon
in the Town Hall with Benny Grunch and the Bunch performing. Admission
$5. Food and drinks - beer, wine, sods, red beans, gumbo, hot
dogs- will be sold.
3.The Abita Springs Jazz Brunch II will be held on March 22, at
the Abita Quail Farm from Noon - 3. Otis Bazoon Trio will be performing.
Admission is $25. Tickets will be available at the Parade Party
and at the Town Hall.
Abita Springs Opry
time county music only 1 block from the UCM Museum. A real
Louisiana roots version of Austin City Limits production.
see, exhibit, and ride homebuilt, vintage and custom bicycles.
All bicycles types were welcome - yes you can bring your new mountain
bike, your new or old racing bike, or the bicycle your grandfather
has in is garage. This is a free festival on the Saturday before
Father's Day in Abita Springs in late June.
Mardi Gras Parade
Featuring The Krewe of Push Mow
Each year during the Mardi Gras season our parade wanders through
Historic Abita Springs. The date of the parade is usually on a
Saturday nine days before Mardi Gras Day. It rolls a one mile
route in sunlight at 11am.
Gates to an old private residence in the historic
district of Abita Springs
Abita Mystery House in historic Abita Springs. The
oldest museum in Abita Springs is a family fun roadside attraction
featuring a vintage service station, a 90yr old Louisiana Creole
cottage, an exhibition hall of memorabilia, the much photographed
House of Shards, and a 32 foot alligator. .
Pitcher Plant Boardwalk
The boardwalk is approximately 1200 feet long and provides
daytime viewing of special wetland habitat types such as scenic
longleaf pine savanna and bay head swamp. Trail and boardwalk
combined is 0.7 miles long. The habitat types present support
numerous rare and uncommon species of animals and plants, such
as the yellow pitcher plant, a carnivorous or bug-eating plant,
for which the trail is named. This is a free and really fun thing
to do with children.
A new and very nice golf community about a mile from the UCM.
This place is so big that they have set aside land for their own
schools. It used to be a Tung tree farm. The golf
course is new and well maintained.
Longbranch A very nice restaurant in an old two story house
in Abita Springs. There is ample space under the pines for
Trace The 31 mile bikeway that runs next to the UCM.
This used to be the old railroad tracks and they were converted
to a paved trail for bikes, hikers, and horses, It goes
from Covington to Slidell. You can rent bikes at the UCM,
and other places in Abita Springs. The Trace is one of the
biggest attractions in our Parish. It's patrolled by special
rangers who tell me that they have seen foxes, deer, wild turkeys,
swamp rabbits, rattle snakes, water moccasins and other wild animals
on the path. In the 31 miles of the trace, there are also
A popular brewery and a brew pub. Abita Beer is sold all
over the U.S. now. The brewery offers free tours and are
5 minutes from the UCM.
Springs Golf & Country Club
About 10 minutes from the UCM
Springs Be & Be
A B+B with the slogan "A Quiet Place To Be." About 10 minutes
from the UCM.