Hot August Month


Culture & Creativity Week 

8/3 - 8/9 

Kick-off the month by celebrating the arts! Explore pop-up history exhibits, art & more. All ages can get creative on Saturday & join the Chalk Walk, partnered with the Hammond Regional Arts Center. 

This week's activites include: 

  • Self-guided Historic Walking tour with QR codes 
  • Kick-off of an art competition for Downtown Bike Racks 
  • Columbia Theatre season preview, show ticket giveaways & more 
  • 8/8 Hammond Regional Arts Center "Artistry Classes."  Kids class (ages 6-12) 10 to noon. Teens and adults class from 1-3 pm. 
  • 8/8 all ages Chalk Walk 
  • Art and history online lectures  
  • and so much more!  

Are you a Cultural & Creative Business or Organization: Click here for more information and to sign up. 

Not sure where you fit in?  Click here 


Fun is pouring into Downtown Hammond during Hot August Month. Kick off the first weekend with some Cultural and Creativity through a Downtown Chalk Walk on Saturday, August 8th. Participants can design and decorate their very own sidewalk square, and receive free swag from the DDD and the HRAC. Chalk and fun prizes are included. Check in at the Hammond Regional Arts Center between 10am-1pm. 

Artists of all ages are welcome. Pre-registration is not required, but encouraged - as spaces are limted. 

Guidelines: Once you pick up your supplies you are free to choose any space that the DDD has designated for sidewalk chalk on the provided map given at check-in. Please social distance your group from other artists. All chidlren/minor must be accompanied by an adult at all times.  We'll provide the chalk, you bring any other supplies you may need: special chalk, chairs, water, snacks. etc. Please make sure pedestrains can walk past. The DDD will take pictures of all artwork to be shared on our social media pages! 

Click here to sign up for the Chalk Walk 



Retail Therapy
8/10 - 8/16

Head Downtown for amazing sales, extended hours & fun from your favorite shops, salons, and retailers!

  • Special pricing & sales
  • Extended hours 
  • Saturday Sidewalk Sale
  • Pop up vendors, artists, authors, etc. 
  • Drawings for Giftcards
  • & More! 

Are you a retail business, salon, spa, gym or other service? Click here for more information and to sign up. 

Not sure where you fit in?  Click here 





Food & Drink
8/17 - 8/23 

For the first time, our restaurants & bars will feature special menus & pricing - this week only. This is your chance to try something new! On Saturday, you can enjoy live music at your favorite spots and enter to win giftcards & prizes. 

More information and menus will be released soon. 

Are you a restaurant, bar or in the food & beverage industry? Click here for more information and to sign up. 

Not sure where you fit in?  Click here 



Back to School Week
8/24 - 8/30 


Check out your favorite establishments for back to school sales & specials. Join the SLU Alumni Association for the Young Alumni Social, say hello to Roomie at Picnic in the Park on Saturday, & much more! 




 Picnic in the Park
4 -7pm 
Grab food to-go and celebrate Hot August Month at Cate Square Park! There will be live music & activities for all ages. Social distancing and masks are kindly requested. 

Get Involved

Don't miss out on the fun. Make sure you're business is featured.  

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Culture & Creativity

Restaurants & Bars: 

Retail Therapy


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