Welcome to Baton Rouge

The 7th Annual Marucci World Series will take place July 23-28, 2023 in Baton Rouge.

Parents, players and fans, Louisiana's Capital City and Marucci Sports' home base, Baton Rouge, is excited to have you in town again for the 2023 Marucci World Series! To help you make the most of your time here off the field, we've compiled information on what's near your ballpark and hotels like restaurants to try, special offers and coupons for the teams, fun attractions and other exciting things to do during your downtime.

While you're in town, be sure to show us how you #ExploreBatonRouge by sharing your pictures on social media and tagging us with @visitbatonrouge so we can share them on our channels! 

Opening Ceremony

Come hungry and bring your rally caps—the 2023 Marucci World Series opening ceremonies will be hosted at Alex Box Stadium in Baton Rouge—open to the public and FREE. The opening ceremony will kick off on Sunday, July 23, at 6:30 p.m., complete with live music, food trucks and games. The official ceremony will start at 7 p.m., and it brings together local baseball fans and teams from across the country with fireworks, music, the fastest man competition, a homerun derby and more! To conclude the event, the championship games will make for an awesome day out with family and friends.

Alex Box Marucci WS

Stay tuned for information about the opening ceremony!

There will be live music, an interactive selfie station, fastest man competition, homerun derby, fireworks, and a whole lot more to look forward to!

As the capital city, Baton Rouge offers an Authentic Louisiana Experience where you can truly Feed Your Soul.  Here are a few items to consider for your bucket list while attending the Opening Ceremonies. It’s a little something extra, here in Louisiana we call that lagniappe:

  • Pet Or Hold A Baby Alligator
  • Take A Picture At The Louisiana Office Of Tourism Photobooth
  • Take A Selfie In A 3-d Mural Of The City Of Baton Rouge 
  • Try A Bowl Of Jambalaya, A True Cajun Delicacy!
  • Watch The Fireworks Show Over Alex Box Stadium

Marucci World Series Smilebooth Gator 4


Where to eat during the Marucci World Series

Baton Rouge was named "Best Foodie City" for a reason! Near the ballparks, by your host hotels and close to Marucci Sports' headquarters, you'll find many options for trying Cajun fare, grabbing a quick bite, or experiencing a favorite restaurant of the locals. Just five minutes away from Alex Box Stadium is Baton Rouge's walkable Downtown area is packed with restaurants of all types around every corner.  

What's Happening in Baton Rouge

The weekend of the Marucci World Series, Baton Rouge will also be hosting many other exciting things throughout the city. Come in early or stay after the tournament to work some of these cant-miss events into your plans. View all events during the tournament >

All Local Events

Want to see what’s going on during your upcoming stay? Check out what’s happening in the Red Stick.

Things to Do

Make the most of your time in Baton Rouge for the Marucci World Series by planning other fun experiences and activities. Be sure to check out more things to do while you're here. It never hurts to explore on your down time! 

Planning Tools

Welcome Guide

Thinking about planning your stay in the Capital City? Complete the request form below to have an official Greater Baton Rouge Welcome Guide mailed…


Life is about celebrating, and in Baton Rouge, we do plenty of it. Whether you're looking for events happening this weekend or planning a…


From Cajun to Creole and everything in between, we invite you to feast on our local delicacies. Come taste why Baton Rouge has been voted as a Top…

Visit Baton Rouge Red Logo With Tagline                    Louisiana Travel Feed Your Soul