The Olde Towne Slidell Community Christmas Golf Cart Parade returns on Sunday, Dec. 4 and you can be a part of the fun! We are looking for decorated golf carts to be a part of the parade. There is no cost to enter the parade. See the form below for more information.

There are many great events happening in Olde Towne Slidell this weekend and several streets in Olde Towne will be closed for each event.
NO PARKING ZONES:
Due to public safety, once bollards and barricades are in place, any vehicle that is inside the No Parking Zone will not be able to leave the area until the event ends and bollards are removed. It is also possible that vehicles will be towed. “Special Event No Parking” signs are placed throughout Olde Towne to notify everyone of the closures.
Friday, October 28:
For the Zombie Crawl, sections of Cousin, First, Robert and Carey will be blocked from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. See the map for more details.

Saturday, October 29:
🕰 Slidell Antiques & Crafts Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
🫅 Mona Lisa and Moonpie Parade starting at 7 p.m.
For the Antique Street Fair, sections of Erlanger, First, and Second will be closed starting Saturday at 9 a.m. and reopening Sunday at 10 p.m. See the map for more details.
For the Mona Lisa and Moonpie Parade, most of Olde Towne will be closed starting Saturday at 3 p.m. and reopening Saturday starting at 10 p.m. See the map for more details.
Sunday, October 30:
🕰 Slidell Antiques & Crafts Street Fair, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join the Slidell Art League and the City of Slidell for the opening of the Slidell Art League’s Artist of the Year exhibit, opening on Friday Nov. 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the George Dunbar Gallery in the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall.

Nancy Gaines is a Slidell artist who earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from East Carolina University majoring in Ceramic Art and minoring in Printing. She continued studying at Penland School of Arts and Crafts in NC, University of Tampa in FL, and University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She has resided in Slidell since 1979, working in the oil and gas industry and later for the St. Tammany School Board all while raising twin daughters. Currently, Gaines works out of her studio, My Backyard Studio, producing pottery sold at various art venues and Green Oak Apothecary in Slidell.

“I am honored to be named the Slidell Art League Artist of the Year,” said Gaines. “As an artist, I never limit myself to one medium. We have been given stewardship of the world in which we live. I feel compelled to reach out with my mind’s eye and caress the subtle beauty of the world with the use of; clay, crayon, acrylic and oil paint, watercolor, and alcohol ink to interpret the wonders that surround us.

UPDATE – 10/26/22: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Bayou Jam concert featuring Vince Vance and the Valiants that was scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 29, has been postponed.

However, we are excited to announce that Vince Vance, “The King of Christmas,” will return to Slidell later this year for a festive Christmas concert to perform his perennial hit song “All I Want for Christmas is You” and debut a fun new Christmas song. We are also working on a few more holiday surprises with Vince this year. Stay tuned for more details!
But don’t worry Slidell, you can still see Vince this Saturday! Vince Vance, the “Invincible Victor of Victory,” will be leading the Mona Lisa and Moon Pie parade this Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Olde Towne Slidell!

Get ready for the biggest Halloween party in Slidell! Vince Vance and the Valiants return to Heritage Park on Saturday, October 29 for the City of Slidell’s Bayou Jam Halloween Bash starting at 5 p.m. Kids of all ages are encouraged to attend in their Halloween costumes. Admission is free!

“Vince Vance and the Valiants has become a Halloween tradition here in Slidell,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “Vince has been doing this for our community since 2005 and I invite everyone to come out and have a great time in Heritage Park!”

Vince Vance and the Valiants are a country, pop, and rock ‘n’ roll group from New Orleans. This year, they are celebrating their 50th anniversary of performing. The group is known primarily for the single “All I Want for Christmas Is You”, which charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts on six separate occasions. In 2005, Country Music Television proclaimed “All I Want for Christmas is You” the No. 6 Merriest Video of All Time.

Performances by Vince Vance and the Valiants are never short on entertainment, with costume changes, comic skits, and a vaudeville flair that make Vance’s shows unique and highly memorable. Vance is also widely recognized for his single “I am New Orleans,” a song composed in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He was inducted into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2010.

Concert goers are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets to the park to enjoy the free concerts. Concessions will not be sold this season. 

The Bayou Jam Concert Series is produced by the City of Slidell Department of Cultural & Public Affairs with the assistance the departments of Parks & Recreation and Public Operations. These Olde Towne Slidell Main Street and Louisiana Cultural District events are sponsored by the City of Slidell’s 2022/2023 Cultural Season Sponsors, including Edge of the Lake Magazine and the Lake 94.7; Plus+ Publications; The Slidell Independent; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Savings Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner; Silver Slipper Casino; Councilman Bill and Laura Borchert; Lori’s Art Depot; Purple Armadillo Again; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; P. David Carollo, Attorney At Law; CiCi’s Pizza; Mayor Greg Cromer; Old School Eats Food Truck; Roberta’s Cleaners; and Slidell Historical Antique Association.

For more information about this event, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375. For City of Slidell news and events, please visit MySlidell.com and sign up for our e-news updates, and follow us on the “City of Slidell” Facebook page.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the city’s website or Facebook page for the latest information. Cancellation decisions will be made by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.

The City of Slidell’s Bayou Jam Fall Concert Series continues on Saturday, October 15, with a comedy performance by Michael Strecker starting at 5 p.m. in Heritage Park. Admission is free.

“We are trying something new for Bayou Jams, a family-friendly comedy night,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “We invite you to come see Mike Strecker and enjoy a free performance in Heritage Park with your family and friends and start your Saturday night right here in Slidell!”

Mike Strecker grew up in Slidell and is a comedian who has performed at some of the top comedy clubs in the country. He is also an acclaimed author who has written “The Young Comic’s Guide to Telling Jokes” books 1 and 2 and “Jokes for Crescent City Kids.” His fourth joke book for kids is scheduled to published soon. He also writes fiction for adults and his short story “The Woman at the Well’ was selected as a finalist by the 2021 Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival.

The Bayou Jam Concert Series concludes on Saturday, Oct. 29, with the annual Halloween Bash with Vince Vance and the Valiants. Concertgoers are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets to the park to enjoy the free concerts. Concessions will not be sold this season.

The Bayou Jam Concert Series is produced by the City of Slidell Department of Cultural & Public Affairs with the assistance the departments of Parks & Recreation and Public Operations and the Slidell Police Department. These Olde Towne Slidell Main Street and Louisiana Cultural District events are sponsored by the City of Slidell’s 2022/2023 Cultural Season Sponsors, including Edge of the Lake Magazine and the Lake 94.7; Plus+ Publications; The Slidell Independent; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Savings Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner; Silver Slipper Casino; Councilman Bill and Laura Borchert; Lori’s Art Depot; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; P. David Carollo, Attorney At Law; CiCi’s Pizza; Mayor Greg Cromer; Roberta’s Cleaners; and Slidell Historical Antique Association.

For more information about this event, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375. For City of Slidell news and events, please visit MySlidell.com and sign up for our e-news updates, and follow us on the “City of Slidell” Facebook page.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the city’s website or Facebook page for the latest information. Cancellation decisions will be made by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.

Get ready for another exciting season of great concerts in Heritage Park when the City of Slidell’s popular Bayou Jam fall concert series returns on Saturday, October 1, with a performance by Amanda Shaw at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

“Bayou Jam concerts are a great way to celebrate as a community,” said Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer. “We invite you to come enjoy a free concert in Heritage Park with your family and friends and start your Saturday night right here in Slidell!”

The schedule for the Bayou Jam Fall Concert Series 2022:
• Amanda Shaw – Saturday, Oct. 1, 5 p.m.
• Comedy Night with Mike Strecker and Nature Boy – Saturday, Oct. 15, 5 p.m.
• Halloween Bash with Vince Vance and the Valiants – Saturday, Oct. 29, 5 p.m.

Amanda Shaw is an energetic fiddler who blazes trails with her clever songwriting and exciting performances. With over 20 years of experience, she captivates audiences of all sizes – from intimate listening rooms to national television audiences. Shaw blends authentic Cajun culture with endearing local charm, delivering shows that burst with Louisiana flavor.

Concert‐goers are invited to bring their chairs, blankets, ice chests and picnic baskets to the park to enjoy the free concerts. Concessions will not be sold this season. 

The Bayou Jam Concert Series is produced by the City of Slidell Department of Cultural & Public Affairs with the assistance the departments of Parks & Recreation and Public Operations. These Olde Towne Slidell Main Street and Louisiana Cultural District events are sponsored by the City of Slidell’s 2022/2023 Cultural Season Sponsors, including Edge of the Lake Magazine and the Lake 94.7; Plus+ Publications; The Slidell Independent; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Savings Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner; Silver Slipper Casino; Councilman Bill and Laura Borchert; Lori’s Art Depot; Purple Armadillo Again; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; P. David Carollo, Attorney At Law; CiCi’s Pizza; Mayor Greg Cromer; Old School Eats Food Truck; Roberta’s Cleaners; and Slidell Historical Antique Association.

For more information about this event, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375. For City of Slidell news and events, please visit MySlidell.com and sign up for our e-news updates, and follow us on the “City of Slidell” Facebook page.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the city’s website or Facebook page for the latest information. Cancellation decisions will be made by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.

Slidell Movie Nights moves from hot summer nights to (hopefully) cooler nights this fall. So grab your lawn chairs and picnic blankets and head on out to Heritage Park when the City of Slidell presents Slidell Movie Nights on select Friday evenings this fall on Sept. 30, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28. The movies will begin at sunset, at roughly 7:00 p.m. Admission is free.

People are invited to bring their ice chests, movie snacks, food and drinks to the park to enjoy the free movies.

The 2022 fall movie lineup includes:

Sept. 30 – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
Oct. 14 – Encanto
Oct. 28 –Hocus Pocus

“We do try to pick movies that both adults and children will enjoy and that are appropriate for families to watch together,” said Alex Carollo, Director of the city’s Department of Cultural & Public Affairs.” If you want to know if a certain movie is suitable for your children, you can visit websites such as Kids-in-Mind and Common Sense Media for more information about objectionable content in each movie.”

Slidell Movie Nights began as a Leadership Northshore 2014 class project and the City of Slidell continues this popular outdoor event for families to continue to enjoy.

Slidell Movie Nights is produced by the City of Slidell Department of Cultural & Public Affairs with the assistance the departments of Parks & Recreation and Public Operations. These Olde Towne Slidell Main Street and Louisiana Cultural District events are sponsored by the City of Slidell’s 2022/2022 Cultural Season Sponsors, including Edge of the Lake Magazine and the Lake 94.7; Plus+ Publications; The Slidell Independent; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Savings Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner; Silver Slipper Casino; Councilman Bill and Laura Borchert; Lori’s Art Depot; Purple Armadillo Again; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; P. David Carollo, Attorney At Law; CiCi’s Pizza; Mayor Greg Cromer; Old School Eats Food Truck; Roberta’s Cleaners; and Slidell Historical Antique Association.

For more information about this event, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375. For City of Slidell news and events, please visit MySlidell.com and sign up for our e-news updates, and follow us on the “City of Slidell” Facebook page.

In the event of inclement weather, please check the city’s website or Facebook page for the latest information. Cancellation decisions will be made by 1 p.m. on the day of the event.

 

Want to win a White Linen and Lagniappe poster signed by artist Keith Dellsperger? Participate in our digital scavenger hunt!

Head over to Google Maps and search Olde Towne Slidell for the five White Linen and Lagniappe posters perched on an easel and scattered throughout Olde Towne.

When you find all five posters, email the locations to Alex Carollo at acarollo@cityofslidell.org.

Make sure you select street view in Google Maps and change the date to July 2022 in the top left corner to be able to see the most current images with the posters.

The first five people to email the correct answers will win a signed poster!

The City of Slidell purchased the camera and equipment to keep Google Map images of Slidell updated regularly.

“In the midst of hurricane season, the City of Slidell is taking proactive measures to ensure that any storm related damages to our infrastructure is properly documented by taking before and after images of our streets and sidewalks,” said Blaine Clancy, City Engineer. “The images taken before a storm event will ensure that the City is properly reimbursed for any repairs that need to be made as a result of a major event.”

Head over to Google Maps and get started. Good luck!

Slidell Mayor Greg Cromer, the City of Slidell, and the members of the Slidell Commission on the Arts would like to congratulate Keith Dellsperger for being selected as the White Linen and Lagniappe 2022 Poster Artist. His art work, “Like This, Mommy?” will be featured on the White Linen and Lagniappe poster and on the cover of the August 2022 edition of Slidell Magazine.

The fourth annual White Linen and Lagniappe takes place on Saturday, August 13, from 6 to 9 p.m. in Olde Towne Slidell. This family-friendly event features an evening of art, live entertainment, fine and casual dining, cool drinks, unique shopping and lots of lagniappe. Several bands will be playing during the event, including Witness and Audio Beach. Many of Olde Towne’s offices, restaurants, bars, shops, and stores will be open during the event to showcase their businesses.

This collaborative event is hosted by the City of Slidell, Olde Towne Slidell Main Street, Slidell Historic Antique Association and the Olde Towne Merchants Association.

Slidell artist Keith Dellsperger’s passion for creating art started at a young age while taking classes at David School of Art in Metairie. He attended all four years of art classes while at East Jefferson High School and continued his fine arts studies at Delgado Community College where he majored in Commercial Art. When he started a family, he had to put art aside to start a career, but thankfully he returned to art in 2009 and has been painting ever since.

Dellsperger serves on Slidell’s Commission on the Arts and is a past president of the Slidell Art League. His work has been displayed in numerous art exhibitions where he has won several awards, and his art has been featured on the cover of Slidell Magazine several times. In 2019, Dellsperger and his wife Kelly, both displayed their art work in their joint exhibition “All in the Family” at the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall.

“I am truly honored to have been selected as the 2022 White Linen and Lagniappe poster artist. This year is extra special due to the fact that this event is returning to Olde Towne Slidell. It seems like it’s been gone for a lifetime since the pandemic began,” said Dellsperger. “With all that the City of Slidell does in the name of culture, I truly believe that our city does not get all the recognition and accolades it deserves for being a cultural community. I love being a part of the Slidell art community along with many other talented artists, and I hope that everyone comes out to Olde Towne Slidell to enjoy this event.”

During White Linen and Lagniappe, Dellsperger will be selling signed copies of the event poster at Dellsperger Studios, located at 1920 First Street in Olde Towne Slidell.

White Linen and Lagniappe is sponsored by the City of Slidell’s 2022 Cultural Season Sponsors, including Edge of the Lake Magazine; Lake 94.7; Plus Publications; The Slidell Independent; Slidell Magazine; Slidell Savings Magazine; Slidell Memorial Hospital and Ochsner; In Memory of Ronnie Kole; Silver Slipper Casino; Councilman Bill & Laura Borchert; Home Instead; Lori’s Art Depot; Lowry-Dunham, Case & Vivien Insurance Agency; Purple Armadillo Again, LLC; P. David Carollo, Attorney-at-Law; CiCi’s Pizza; Mayor Greg Cromer; State Representative Mary DuBuisson, District 90; Dr. David Hildebrandt – Slidell Family Dentistry; Old School Eats Food Truck; Pizza Platoon; Pontchartrain Investment Management; Slidell Historic Antique Association; and Tanya Witchen – Engel & Völkers Real Estate.

For more information about this event, please call the Department of Cultural & Public Affairs at (985) 646-4375. For the latest information about City of Slidell news and events, visit MySlidell.com or follow the “City of Slidell, Louisiana” on Facebook and Instagram.