Welcome to Louisiana's capital city

Uncover the secrets of one of America’s fastest growing cities and immerse yourself into the many landscapes that define Louisiana’s capital city. From the legendary Southern cuisine that tantalizes taste buds to the renowned action of The LSU Fighting Tigers and SU Jaguars to the blossoming film and television industry, Baton Rouge’s past is intriguing and our hospitality and charm is contagious. 

In Baton Rouge, we take advantage of every celebration and plan a festival around it whether it’s Mardi Gras, music, arts, or the tradition of tailgating; there’s always a reason to engage with the locals while feasting on local fare with more than 400 dining options to choose from.

Get out and explore the outdoors year around whether your preference is on foot, wheels, or water there’s plenty to discover the city’s parks, trails and water ways.There’s never a shortage of things to do in Baton Rouge. 

Take a drive along the River Road and tour the many plantations – experiencing life centuries ago, before the days of modernization and experience the area’s diverse offerings of museums and attractions from political to history to art and science. And leave time to browse the area’s notable boutiques, antique shops, mixed use shopping centers or outlet mall. The Baton Rouge shopping scene is one of the best in the South.

Meeting planners and travel professionals alike have come to enjoy the group-friendly offerings, complimentary services and attention to detail they receive in Baton Rouge.  And with the renovation of the Baton Rouge River Center and the addition of new hotels, group options in Baton Rouge are endless.

So whether your travels bring you in for the weekend or an extended stay, let us give you the grand tour of one of the most historic, vibrant and always unforgettable cities in the South – Baton Rouge, Louisiana. 

2014 Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge June 8
2014 Miss USA Pageant in Baton Rouge June 8

Visit Baton Rouge is excited to welcome the 2014 Miss USA pageant contestants to Louisiana's capital city! After previously hosting Miss Teen USA in 2005 we are thrilled to host this year's Miss USA Pageant which will be held in Baton Rouge on June 8. Tickets will be available to the public for the event through Ticketmaster. A future announcement will be made with the on-sale date and ticket pricing. For dates, times and interested businesses and vendors who would like to be involved with the Miss USA pageant, click More Information.

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"We Protect What We Love!" | Earth Day Celebration

The FREE, family-friendly Louisiana Earth Day Celebration will be held on Sunday, April 27 from 12 - 8:30pm in downtown Baton Rouge. Enjoy entertainment on four stages from Phat Hat, The Mulligan Brothers, Louisiana Youth Jazz Ensemble and so many more! Go on an earth walk, learn how to "go green" and let the kiddos enjoy many activities especially for them! For the full schedule, click More Information and celebrate Earth Day with us!

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"Hot Art, Cool Nights" Art Hop

It’s art, and it’s back when the Baton Rouge Mid City Merchants present the spring progressive art hop, “Hot Art, Cool Nights” on May 9 from 6 - 10 pm in dozens of shops and restaurants throughout the businesses lining Government Street. Come out and stroll the streets to enjoy original exhibits by local artists and feast your eyes on paintings, sculptures, jewelry design, art photography and more!

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Louisiana International Film Fest
Louisiana International Film Fest

The Second Annual Louisiana International Film Festival will be taking center stage in Baton Rouge, May 8-11. Celebrating indigenous and international films with an ambitious Mentorship Program, you won't want to miss this event! There will be over 50 film screenings, workshops, a seafood cook-off, performances by Louisiana musicians and much more! To get in on the action click on More Information to purchase your All Access, Student Access or Voodoo Package passes to begin building your festival experience.

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Opa! Greek Fest is Coming!
Opa! Greek Fest is Coming!

Greek or not, come out and enjoy Baton Rouge Greek Festival on May 10 from 11am - 8pm at the Belle of Baton Rouge downtown! Indulge in some of the best Greek cuisine, learn a dance to authentic Greek music and more! To start planning your Greek weekend, click More Information.

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Bayou Country Superfest Fun!
Bayou Country Superfest Fun!

Pack your cooler, pop a tent, and let’s join Mo Isom as she goes round and round with revelers at the Bayou Country Superfest. It’s all fun, food, and friends as Mo shows us what it takes to tailgate like pro and party like a local.

Tickets & Travel Packages on Sale
Tickets & Travel Packages on Sale

You can now purchase your tickets or travel package to the 2014 Bayou Country Superfest Concert Series, Memorial Day Weekend in LSU's Tiger Stadium. Click on More Information for the latest and a direct link to purchase your tickets.

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Transportation Around the Rouge
Transportation Around the Rouge

Utilize our many transportation options while you are in the city to get from place to place! We offer a variety of options from car rentals, the Capital Area Transit System (CATS), limo services, shuttle services and taxis. To learn more about our transportation options, click More Information.

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