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Downtown Baton Rouge

EVENTS

Whether it’s food, music or an entertaining parade, the Baton Rouge area is home to fun events and festivals throughout the year.

Live After Five and the annual Baton Rouge Blues Festival are two popular local concert series for good music and a good time for people of all ages. Both held downtown, Live After Five is an outdoor concert series that takes place on Friday evenings in the fall where thousands routinely come out with co-workers, friends and family to relax after a week at work. The Baton Rouge Blues Festival takes place each year in April and features a varied collection of well-known and highly talented Blues artists, giving attendees a glimpse into Louisiana’s rich musical and Blues heritage.

The fun with festivals doesn’t stop with live music. Many Baton Rouge festivals feature classic Louisiana foods, such as jambalaya, seafood and even strawberries. Some festivals draw around 50,000 people annually, illustrating their popularity within the Capital Region community. Many of these festivals also feature live music, as well as festival rides and games for the whole family. Fest for All is just one example of a Baton Rouge festival with live music, children’s activities and 100 artists. Attendees enjoy shopping for local art, spending time with friends and family and listening to Capital Region bands in downtown Baton Rouge.

The Capital Region is also home to the entertaining and educational Louisiana International Film Festival, where attendees can view early screenings of movies and learn more about the burgeoning film industry in Louisiana.