When spring rolls around, Baton Rouge blooms with activities and things to do! As the weather warms up, festival season and crawfish season kick off, keeping our hearts and our bellies full, but that’s not all there is to do. With pleasant weather and longer days, there are plenty of activities to fill your schedule this spring.



Festival season and spring are synonymous here in Baton Rouge, and there’s no better time to celebrate live music, the arts, food and more. Dance along to the swamp blues at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival or bring an empty belly for the Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival – there’s something for every interest this spring!

Festivals and live music series this spring:



It’s time to pinch and peel your way through one of our favorite seasons of the year – crawfish season! March through May is peak crawfish season, and this Baton Rouge culinary staple is tough to beat. Looking for the best? We have you covered here!



There’s just something about dinner and drinks with a view, and springtime in Baton Rouge is the perfect time for just that. With patios and rooftops around every corner, you’re sure to find the perfect spot to take in an iconic Baton Rouge sunset.



Baton Rouge’s park system is ranked among the best, and there’s no better time to enjoy it than in the spring! Whether you prefer hiking, kayaking, golfing or pickleball, there’s no shortage of places to enjoy your favorite outdoor activity in Baton Rouge.



Springtime means strawberry season, and you’re sure to find the best berries in the patch at one of our markets! Red Stick Farmers Market hosts several markets throughout the week, ensuring that everyone has an opportunity to shop the freshest and best produce available.



Not that we ever need an excuse to shop, but the impending warmer weather makes for the perfect excuse for a shopping spree! Head to the Mall of Louisiana, Towne Center or Perkins Rowe for a one-stop shop, or check out the vintage finds at Time Warp. Area boutiques also offer the latest trends no matter your style!



No need to wait for May flowers! Business is bloomin’ at LSU AgCenter Botanic Gardens, making it the perfect photo backdrop for a photo shoot or a great opportunity to wake up and (literally) smell the roses.



America’s favorite pastime can be enjoyed right here in Baton Rouge! As the home of the reigning NCAA Division I national champions, the LSU Tigers, we know a thing or two about baseball here! Catch one of their games at Alex Box Stadium or head to Southern University to watch the Jags play!



Held each spring, Hot Art, Cool Nights is Baton Rouge’s Mid City neighborhood’s premier spring event. This free event will be held on Friday, May 10, from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., with the supersized market spanning from Jefferson Highway and Goodwood to Government and 14th Streets. Shop products from local vendors and dine on good eats from local restaurants!



As the weather warms up, there’s a plethora of cool treats to be enjoyed throughout the city! Snoball stands will be opening up for their spring and summer season, and places like Sweet Society, Gail’s Fine Ice Cream and La Divina Italian Café provide a selection of Japanese taiyaki ice cream, small batch and gelato to be enjoyed!

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