West Baton Rouge, Louisiana
West Baton Rouge is our home and just like good friends, we welcome you to our home. Our location, just minutes from the states capital city of Baton Rouge, one hour from New Orleans and minutes from Lafayette and Louisiana's Cajun Country, makes us the perfect hub for adventure in Louisiana's Plantation Country. Just follow the meandering Mississippi River through West Baton Rouge Parish. Explore our local history on the great Mississippi River Road or our award winning sugar museum, West Baton Rouge has something for everyone.
Come and enjoy one of our many one of a kind events happening during all seasons of the year. Kite Fest Louisiane`, the only Kite Festival in the entire state of Louisiana takes place the 1, 2 & 3 of April. Free to the public with over 10,000 people coming out to fly kites, see professional Kite performances, kite making and all around family fun.
The Mississippi River Scenic overlook is home to the popular Fourth Fest on July 4th. September brings the Smokin` Oldies Championship BBQ Cook-off followed by the famous, and again one of a kind, “Oldies but Goodies Fest. The award winning Sugar Fest the first weekend in October will fill the need for that sweet experience you are looking for. Show your patriotism and attend the only parade honoring all veterans past and present the Sunday before Veterans Day in November.
December brings a 25 day festival called the “Reflections of the Season”. December 1 – 25th the lights are up, Santa is in the house. Entertainment, crafters and other vendors are available on the weekends throughout the 25 day event. Drive through, walk or take a carriage or wagon ride through 12 acres of this spectacular light display.
Make a day trip of it, or better yet, stay in one of our moderately priced, family friendly accommodations all located just off I-10.
If you are a football enthusiast, sports enthusiast or want to attend the famous Bayou Country Fest, our location offers 10 hotels and a camp ground. These hotels are the closest hotels with accessibility to LSU and Southern University football stadiums.
Have a company and need a meeting facility or a special event close to the Capital City. We can handle that too, at the West Baton Rouge Conference Center. Whether it is a meeting for 50 or 400 we have the perfect venue for you. This state of the art facility offers full service catering, business center, free parking and our staff will assist you in all aspects needed for that perfect event.
Experience our unique down home style restaurants and family friendly hotels are second to none offering a delicious regional cuisine and rich palette of flavors refined by generations of culture. Our people are some of the friendliest you will find in the country.
Check out the day itineraries, our events, fairs and festivals on our web site at www.westbatonrouge.net
Please feel free to call one of the travel professionals at the West Baton Rouge Convention & Visitors Bureau for information on our area, questions, or for brochures, maps or other information.
We hope to see you soon. Laissez les bons temps rouler!