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St. Patrick's Day 2023

Celebrate "the green day" like Louisianians do

In Baton Rouge, almost every holiday gets celebrated, and St. Patrick's Day is no exception. One of the most significant events in the city on this day is the "Wearin' of the Green" parade, but that's not all when it comes to celebrating the "green day" in Baton Rouge. Let's explore what else you can do there on St. Patrick's Day.

"Wearin' of the Green" parade (March 18, 2023)

First held back in 1986, this event is an annual tradition and quite a big deal among Baton Rouge residents. The celebration involves marching bands, traditional bagpipers, a lot of extravagantly dressed people, and the throwing of colorful beads from festive floats.

When and where is the parade?

The celebration starts at 10 am, so you better save your spot in advance. The parade begins at Hundred Oaks, proceeds down Eugene Street, and ends near Perkins Road. Also, many cafes and restaurants besiege the route, so feel free to grab a snack while waiting for the show.

Uncle Earl's music festival (mid-March 2023)

After the parade, adults can head straight to Uncle Earl's—a bar which hosts a unique St. Patrick's Day music festival. The venue is right on Perkins Road, so it won't be a long-distance walk. Visitors can enjoy a bunch of live music performances and famous DJs' best pieces. Tasty drinks and meals are also available.

5K Shamrock Run (March 18, 2023)

If you're a fan of a healthy lifestyle, this event might be your perfect way to start "St. Paddy's Day." The Shamrock Run is an annual race, which begins on Perkins Road at Moreau Physical Therapy center. Arrive there at 8 am sharp if you want to be among the first 500 participants who'll get a Shamrock-themed shirt or a singlet. The cost is $25, and prices go up on January 6, so the earlier you book your ticket, the better.

Spring Green at Baton Rouge Zoo (mid-March 2023)

A family-friendly idea for greeting St. Patrick's Day. At the zoo, you'll learn how to support wild places and animals. The event starts at 9:30 am and lasts till 4 pm, so you'll have plenty of time to celebrate. And don't hesitate to bring your kids along as there are many arts and crafts for them to try. To get more news and updates, be sure to subscribe to the Zoo's Facebook page, and for any additional info—check out our external resources below.

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Last updated: by Nataliia Chaika