Events in Baton Rouge | Tour Louisiana

When you’re planning your trip to Louisiana, check out the annual events in Baton Rouge for the opportunity to fully immerse yourself in the culture of the state. Favorites like the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, Louisiana International Film Festival, and the Louisiana Marathon and Finish Fest are prime excuses for you to get away to “Red Stick.” Whether it’s music festivals, art events, or Mardi Gras parades you’re looking for, Baton Rouge has it all.


Louisiana Marathon and Finish Fest
Kick off your new year with a run—choose from a full, half, or quarter marathon, or a 5K—at the Louisiana Marathon. One of the most popular annual events in Baton Rouge, this is much more than just a marathon. Finish Fest celebrates the crossing of the finish line, and the start of a new year, with food, music, dancing with the tens of thousands of runners and spectators.
800 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

February / March

Baton Rouge Mardi Gras
Everyone knows Louisiana is the place to go to do Mardi Gras right. Multiple parades with over-the-top-floats are just part of the fun Mardi Gras in Louisiana’s capital city has to offer.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802


St. Patrick’s Day
Don your brightest green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Baton Rouge. Marching bands and bagpipers will have you dancing in the streets at the annual Wearin’ of the Green St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and you can burn off all the delicious food you indulge in here at the 5K Shamrock Run.
Hundred Oaks
Baton Rouge, LA 70802


Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Enjoy two full days of live blues by some of the biggest names in the business at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival. Take a break from all the music by browsing the art shops and getting something delicious to eat from the food vendors.
North Boulevard Town Square
Baton Rouge, LA 70801

Ebb & Flow Festival
Contemplate our relationship with water and ecology through storytelling, art, and interactive design during the Ebb and Flow Festival, a vibrant festival held on Baton Rouge’s Mississippi Riverfront.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

3rd Street Songwriters Festival
Celebrate the heart of music—those that write it—at 3rd Street Songwriters Festival in Baton Rouge. Local, regional, and national songwriters take the stage for workshops, rounds, and showcases with live, original music all weekend long.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Louisiana International Film Festival 
Watch shorts, documentaries, and narrative features by filmmakers from around the world and admire the visual arts from mid-March through mid-April throughout the Louisiana International Film Festival.
7117 Florida Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA, 70806


Bayou Country Superfest
Get your tickets for the Bayou Country Superfest, a Memorial Day weekend event that brings some of the top names in Country music to Baton Rouge. Past performers have included George Strait, Chris Stapleton, Little Big Town, and Kacey Musgraves.
Tiger Stadium
Baton Rouge, LA 70803


Greater Baton Rouge State Fair
Dig into cotton candy and fried Oreos, ride a neon-lit Ferris Wheel, and take in all the old-fashioned fair fun of the Greater Baton Rouge State Fair. Pig races, a petting zoo, Midway games, and youth livestock shows; this 11-day festival has it all.
16072 Airline Highway
Baton Rouge, LA 70809

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359 Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70801
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