Two girls, garden, capitol building

Travel South to Baton Rouge

Come on down to Baton Rouge for the 2020 Travel South Showcase. Visit Baton Rouge is excited to welcome tour operators to Louisiana's Capital City, March 8-11, 2020. Experience all Baton Rouge has to offer with exclusive, behind-the-scenes tours and exciting VIP events.

 

History of the King Cake

History tells us that in 1870, the King Cake was brought to New Orleans from France. Decorated in royal colors of purple, meaning "Justice," green meaning "Faith," and gold meaning "Power," the cake was to resemble a jeweled crown honoring the Three Wise Men who visited the Christ Child on Epiphany. There have always been fun tokens hidden in the cake, which is now typically a plastic "baby." Check your piece while eating because you have to bring the next King Cake if you're lucky enough to get the baby! 

Huey P. Long – Every Man a King

Learn about our infamous Governor Huey P. "Kingfish" Long and his "Every Man a King" slogan.

Travel South 2020 Information