When you select The Harbor Center for your event, you are not only getting a premier event center, you are choosing a fabulous experience. The Harbor Center is close to Lake Pontchartrain and has a tropical atmosphere which includes many features which can enhance your meeting experience. Our staff can help you build a unique Louisiana experience into your meeting as your time allows. Transportation can also be arranged for you by our helpful staff to help you explore the many unique features in the area.


The Fremaux Town Center is one exit away from our facility. With 640,000 square feet of retail and restaurant space, it is a top shopping destination. The Historic District of Slidell is also nearby with beautiful restaurants and cozy boutiques.

Unique Culture

If your meeting is timed with some of Slidell’s iconic events, your participants can sample a very unique culture including Mardi Gras parades, Heritage Festival, and a Crawfish Cook-Off festival as well as the Slidell Cultural Center’s exhibitions. In addition, Stennis Space Center and Lockheed Martin Manned Space System tours can be arranged.

Outdoor Features

Slidell is on the Tammany Trace which is a bicyclist destination for beautiful scenery and it hosts the Louisiana Bicycle Festival annually. The Annual Great Bird Fest is one of the best in the country for bird enthusiasts and there is water all around for the fisherman at your event.

Food and Entertainment

Seafood is a major focus at many of the local casual and fine-dining restaurants. Here you can find dishes created by the best New Orleans chefs. In addition, this area is the home of Jazz and many clubs have live music with well-known musicians of all genres.

New Orleans

The Harbor Center is only a six-mile bridge away from New Orleans which affords Harbor Center guests with a convenient night in the city. Whether its nightlife, world-renown food, music or gaming, our staff can help coordinate a spectacular night on the town for guests at your event. A two or three-day event can offer the best of Slidell one evening and the best of New Orleans for another. Meeting on the Northshore and playing in New Orleans is the best of all worlds at half the price.

Mississippi Gulf Coast

The beautiful Mississippi Gulf Coast is only 30 minutes from our location. This area has always been a great playground for visitors who like a variety of leisure activities and entertainment venues. The area has 62 miles of shoreline which gives access to the Gulf Islands National Seashore, water sports and golf courses with great vistas. Relaxing spas, brag-worthy boutiques, and beautiful pools are also part of the experience. The area has 12 casinos and wonderful restaurants with a variety of cuisines. Our Center can help coordinate arrangements if your group wants to have a gulf coast experience as part of your event.