Enjoy Baton Rouge festivals and events

Life is about celebrating, and in Baton Rouge, we do plenty of it. During your visit, make it a point to stop by a local festival or event—there’s always something worth celebrating here.

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Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train Coming to Baton Rouge!
Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train Coming to Baton Rouge!

All Aboard the Holiday Train! Come to this family friendly and free event on Friday afternoon, November 28th. The Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train will be rolling into the Baton Rouge Train Station, located at 1401 Foss Street (next to Memorial Stadium.) Doors will open at 4:00 p.m. and close when the last guests have gone through the train. Meet Santa and receive a wonderful holiday treat bag! For more information, download the Kansas City Southern Holiday Express Train app from the iTunes store.

Bayou Classic 2015
Bayou Classic 2015

With its colorful and glorified history, The Bayou Classic is more than just a football game. The rivalry between Southern and Grambling represents the best that collegiate sports have to offer - teamwork, tradition, passion, and fierce competition. In addition to the on-the-field action, there is the fan favorite Bayou Classic Battle of Bands and Greek Show, the Super Job and College Fair, Fan Festival, and KaBoom! playground build community service project. This year, the Bayou Classic will be held on November 29. click below for more information.

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Get Down at L'Auberge Casino and Hotel
Get Down at L'Auberge Casino and Hotel

L’Auberge Casino and Hotel Baton Rouge announces its fall concert lineup with Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, Clint Black, Wynonna & The Big Noise and returning artists, Better Than Ezra and Aaron Neville. Click below for more information.

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Rhythms in the Rouge
Rhythms in the Rouge

Tap your toes in Baton Rouge! With plenty of options there’s a genre fit for any taste. For a complete list of upcoming concerts and schedules click on More Information.

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Join a Tailgate and Geaux Tigers!
Join a Tailgate and Geaux Tigers!

Join a tailgate for an LSU football game, where the LSU band (a.k.a., the golden band from Tigerland) and thousands of Louisiana State University fanatics form a powerful cheering force for the LSU football team. Mo Isom and her crew have crafted their own remix of the LSU fight song that will bring out the Tiger love in you. Make sure to stick around for the end, where Mo catches head coach Les Miles on the streets of LSU’s Baton Rouge campus.

The Social History of Stationery Exhibit

Nov 27, 2014 - Dec 20, 2014

This exhibit will examine the history behind the rise and importance of stationery as a means of communication.

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Join the Revolution!

Nov 27, 2014 - Feb 28, 2015

Discover how the American Revolution and new conceptions of liberty and personal freedom changed the world forever. Treasured collections for the NY Historical Society and Louisiana State Museum tell the revolution story spanning two continents and two centuries. See exceptional paintings, drawings, maps and manuscripts and many pamphlets, political and satirical cartoons that spread revolutionary fervor throughout the period.  Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn offers visitors the opportunity to explore one of history's pivotal moments in which freedom, equality and the  sovereignty of the people became universal goals.

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The Ballast by Anja Marais

Nov 27, 2014 - Dec 12, 2014

The Opening Reception will be held on Friday, October 17, 2014 beginning at 5:30.  The exhibition will be housed at the Firehouse Gallery through December 12, 2014. The works in The Ballast include moving images, works on paper and mixed media oil paintings on panel.

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Louisiana State of Mind Exhibit

Nov 27, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014

Art work by Mary Ann Caffery, Mary Lee Eggart, Rhea Gary, Diego Larguia, Thomas Neff and Robert Warrens. Open on Saturday 12pm-4pm for football games!

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Wild Land: Thomas Cole and the Birth of American Landscape Paintings

Nov 27, 2014 - Jan 07, 2015

Cole was a celebrated painter and founder of the Hudson River School, an American art movement that flourished in the mid-19th century. He is best known for his landscape paintings of untamed America in the 1820-40's.

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