Best of Baton Rouge Only Minutes from the Hotel
Discover the true spirit of Baton Rouge by attending our city’s annual events. Louisiana’s state capital comes alive with must-see Mardi Gras celebrations, along with blues festivals, heritage shows, and holiday spectaculars. Our hotel near Bayou Country Superfest makes it easy to Attend these festivities and experience our diverse history firsthand while having a lot of fun doing it! Keep reading to learn what events are coming up next.
Late November to Late December:ZooLights
Delight in the holiday spirit at this all-ages event. Held yearly at the Baton Rouge Zoo, ZooLights features a mile-long trail of over 50 illuminated displays. The zoo is a 20-minute drive away and admission is 50% off if you bring a non-perishable food item.
February or March:Mardi Gras Celebrations
Experience Louisiana’s favorite holiday at our Mardi Gras festivities. Throw on your beads and most dazzling outfit to watch the Krewe of Artemis parade that frolics around downtown. This year’s parade is happening on Friday, February 22, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.
End March, early April:Kite Fest Louisiane
Bright kites of all shapes and sizes fill the skies at Kite Fest Louisiane. Held yearly at West Baton Rouge Soccer Complex, a 13-minute drive away, this family-friendly festival is free to all. Enjoy an entire day of kite flying, face painting, and food trucks serving local cuisine.
Mid-April:Baton Rouge Blues Festival
Enjoy the smooth tunes of international blues legends and up-and-comers at this free festival. Staged five miles away at North Boulevard Town Square, the two-day event also features art vendors, food trucks, and merchandise tents. All ages are welcome!
Late May:Bayou Country SuperFest
Every Memorial Day weekend, country music takes over Baton Rouge’s Tiger Stadium for a three-day bash. The Bayou Country SuperFest features a world-class lineup of performers, hosting such stars as Taylor Swift, Keith Urban, and Kenny Chesney in the past.
Late October:International Heritage Celebration
Come together as a global community at our International Heritage Celebration. Baton Rouge residents from over 50 countries host cultural events, including live music, traditional dancing, and educational booths, and cook up authentic food to share.
December:Festival of the Bonfires
Celebrate the holidays with a giant bonfire in Lutcher Recreational Park, situated on Baton Rouge’s city limits. Alongside this magical display, visitors enjoy live entertainment, carnival rides, delicious fare, kids crafts, and Santa’s Very Merry Forest.