Spring in Baton Rouge

When spring rolls around in Baton Rouge, the entire city seems to bloom with activities and things to do. Dance to live music at one of our outdoor festivals, pinch and peel your way through crawfish season, dine al fresco, tour a local brewery or distillery or explore the great outdoors – springtime is one of the best times in Baton Rouge!


Springtime and festival season is synonymous here in Baton Rouge, and the beautiful weather creates the perfect setting for an outdoor celebration. Celebrate the region’s cultural, economic and ecological connection to the Mississippi River at Ebb & Flow, complete with live music, visual arts, culinary offerings, artist demonstrations, performance and interactive art and cultural experiences for all ages. Dance to the swamp blues at the Baton Rouge Blues Festival, where you’ll hear music from some of the greats for free. In May, bring an empty belly for the Baton Rouge Soul Food Festival, complete with tastings and a culinary contest.



Peak crawfish season in Baton Rouge is from March to May, and we invite you to boogie on down to pinch and peel some for yourself! Whether you prefer them boiled or fried, this Baton Rouge culinary staple won’t disappoint, and if you’re looking for the best, we’ve done all the work for you. Come enjoy a pound or two (or five!) of boiled crawfish or head over to one of our seafood restaurants for other delicacies, such as etouffee or crawfish bread.



Dining al fresco is done right in Baton Rouge, and the springtime weather in Baton Rouge makes it more than pleasant. There’s nothing better than drinks and dining on a patio or rooftop, but there are certainly some bonus points if it’s done while taking in one of Baton Rouge’s famed sunsets over the Mississippi River!



Bottoms up! Baton Rouge pairs its long-standing food culture with locally made beverages at local breweries and distilleries. Enjoying beer, wine and spirits have always been part of the regional gastronomic experience, but when paired with a tour and amazing outdoor setup, the experience is just a little bit sweeter. Take a tour, play some yard games and taste the flavor of Baton Rouge at our local breweries and distilleries.



As the weather begins to warm up in Baton Rouge, it’s time to get out and about and enjoy the fresh air! Louisiana is known as the Sportsman’s Paradise, and Baton Rouge is no exception. From kayaking and fishing to hiking, running and golfing, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities here in Baton Rouge. Grab your family, friends and pets and join us for some sports and outdoor adventure!