The Finish Festival is open to the public and features mouth-watering Louisiana food and an eclectic variety of local music. Tens of thousands of runners, spectators, foodies and music lovers enjoy this two-day festival in downtown Baton Rouge.
The Finish Festival cranks up when runners participating in the Louisiana 5k, Quarter Marathon and Kids Marathon cross the finish line near the State Capitol Park on Saturday of The Louisiana Marathon. The Finish Fest continues on Sunday, following the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon.
A TASTE OF LOUISIANA
The Louisiana Marathon Finish Festival showcases some the best cuisine around. Our restaurant partners work hard to make your mouth water with all of your favorite Louisiana dishes! The Food Village at the Finish Festival has something for everyone. Local favorites like Jambalaya, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Butternut Squash and Shrimp Bisque, Crawfish étouffée, Cajun Sausage Poboy, Blackened Catfish Courtbouillon, Red Beans and Rice, and Crawfish Mac and Cheese are served at schedule times throughout the day.
WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT
Kick off those running shoes and enjoy your Louisiana cuisine along with the music like a true local. The Finish Festival will spotlight funky, eclectic Louisiana bands that attract visitors from around the globe year-round. The Finish Festival is proud to offer an incredible line up of outstanding local talent on both festival days. Like previous years, the festival anchors the experience and complements the course.
SATURDAY @ THE FINISH FEST // January 19, 2019
- 9:00 am The Michael Foster Project
- 10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Pine Leaf Boys
SUNDAY @ THE FINISH FEST // January 20, 2019
- 9:30 am – Lilli Lewis
- 12:00 pm – Quiana Lynell
Also happening Louisiana Marathon Weekend is the Louisiana Street Food Festival Downtown!