Best time to visit Baton Rouge, LA

Baton Rouge, LA

2 THINGS TO DO IN BATON ROUGE, LA (MARCH 28 - APRIL 07)

Plantation Pilgrimage

Plantation Pilgrimage

September–November | March–May • activity

If you are in New Orleans or Baton Rouge, you just can't miss seeing the old plantations!

Hummingbirds

Hummingbirds

late February–early October • nature

Your backyard could become the "first port in the storm" for these tiny fellows having just flown hundreds of miles above the open waters

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Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

Ponchatoula Strawberry Festival

April 9–11, 2021 • event

The largest free berry festival in Louisiana

Swamp Tours

Swamp Tours

May–October (all year round)  • activity

The most exciting and easy way to discover Louisiana's famous swamps and bayous

Louisiana Renaissance Festival

Louisiana Renaissance Festival

November 7–December 13, 2020 • event

One great adventure with a festival, theatre, theme park, shopping, and an educational experience

Wild Alligator

Wild Alligator

September • food

Farm raised alligator is available all year, but it is also more expensive than the wild alligator, available only during this period

Lafayette Mardi Gras

Lafayette Mardi Gras

February 14, 2021 (virtual) • event

The flamboyant and authentic carnival of Southern Louisiana

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair

Greater Baton Rouge State Fair

October 22–November 1, 2020 • event

Family event with over 50 years of history and a social mission

Louisiana Marathon

Louisiana Marathon

January 15–17, 2021 • event

A fast and flat race followed by a vibrant Louisiana-style celebration

New Year's Eve in Baton Rouge

New Year's Eve in Baton Rouge

December 31–January 1 • event

Baton Rouge blends a traditional year-end party with a local version of the midnight ball drop

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