Students of Covington are under the jurisdiction of the St. Tammany Parish Public School System where six of the districts schools were awarded the National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence Award. The district itself is headquartered in Covington and consists of seven high schools, two K-8 schools, and 45 elementary and middle schools. District students consistently score above the state and national averages on standardized tests and 11 teachers have earned the National Science Foundation's Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Science and Math.
Area institutions of higher learning include Delgado Community College, Lacrosse University, Delta College and Arts & Technology, and St. Joseph Abbey and Seminary College.
Covington residents enjoy the Covington Country Club, Bogue Falaya Park and the Tammany Trace, a 31-mile paved linear park winding through the most scenic areas in the parish. Many of these exciting destinations host festive annual events, such as the Three Rivers Art Festival, Shakespeare at the Landing, Symphony Swing in the Pines and the Louisiana BirdFest.
Covington hosts a number of events and festivals throughout the year so that residents can come together to support their community while catching up with friends and neighbors on the latest news. Residents look forward to the monthly Farmer's Market for fresh produce, flowers, and other knick knacks, while charity events such as Relay for Life and River Sweep Clean Up remind residents of the importance of volunteering within their community. Other popular events that residents look forward to include the Second Saturday Evening Stroll, which is essentially a walking art gallery tour; Krewe of Olympia Parade, Covington's version of the annual Mardi Gras parade; Juneteenth Family Picnic; Oktoberfest; Monster Mash, a Halloween-themed event; and the Covington Three Rivers Art Festival.
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