No matter the time of year there's always something happening here. The Crawfish Festival is the best but I've had fun for Pet Fest, Christmas Tree lighting and many more. They'll block off the main street for many festivals. Tons of live music, food and best of all - people watching!! There's enough AC and shade that it doesn't get too bad - even in the summer.
The shops are kinda girly for me but hey! Brownie points, right? My only beef is that the shops keep odd hours due to slow business (nature of the beast for boutique type shops). They are almost all closed on Monday and some more days than that and they close early. If you like hot sauce, there is a store here that HAS to have the largest selection ever. That's all they do.
My favorite restaurant is off the beaten path on Keith St (easy for me to remember). It's called Hyde's Cafe - typical burger dive with REALLY good food and a laid back style.
I go fairly often and will continue.