Free Festivals in Baton Rouge 

Here in Louisiana’s Capital City, we like to have a good time! While you're visiting, make sure to stop by one of the many free festivals going on.

Enjoy music, cuisine and festival goers who truly embody Louisiana’s “joie de vivre,” or joy of living. If you're a fan of the blues, the annual Blues Festival is the place to be come spring. If you just want to come to the Capital City to try different foods, no worries. The Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival is right up your alley! Celebrate the holidays downtown at the Festival of Lights, where you'll get to hear music, see a field of Christmas decorations and have activities such as sledding and ice skating for the kiddos.

In addition to these free festivals, Baton Rouge also hosts great festivals that may come with a small price but are more than worth it. Check out all of our festivals held in Baton Rouge every year. 

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Each spring and fall visitors and locals take in the sights and sounds as musicians come together to perform a free concert series in downtown Baton…

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