The Hammond Downtown Development District presented the 19th annual Hot August Night on Friday in historic downtown Hammond.

Residents participated in a wine stroll, viewed the art on display throughout downtown Hammond and visited retail stores, restaurants and bars.

Southeastern Louisiana University Athletics also held a pep rally to kick off the 2014-15 school year.

Music was provided by D.J. “Hot Wax” at Music Express on North Cate Street, and the River City Hit Squad Band performed on La Carreta’s outdoor stage.

For information on the Dowtown Development District, visit www.dddhammond.com or call (985) 277-5681, extension 2.