Everyone knows that Baton Rouge, Louisiana is one of the best places to be to celebrate Mardi Gras, but there are a lot of other exciting celebrations, festivals, and events here for your enjoyment all throughout the year. Before you leave your apartments at Cherry Creek, make sure you’re aware of these events. Not only would they be fun to attend, but knowing about them will help you plan accordingly for traffic!
Click on the name of the event for more information like time, location, and ticketing information.
Saturday, January 16 – Sunday, January 17
Celebrate the unique culture and lifestyle of the state with a passion for running. The marathon brings a nationally recognized running festival to the state capital, Baton Rouge. With a multi-race format, there’s something for every runner: kids, couch-to-5Kers, quarter marathoners and serious long distance competitors.
Martin Luther King Jr. Parade
Monday, January 18
The MLK Coalition usually puts on a parade on Martin Luther King Jr Day each year in addition to other events. The commemoration program usually includes representatives from Baton Rouge’s varied faith community, civic and community entities and governmental leaders. We haven’t found a website with the details for the 2016 events so keep your ears peeled.
Friday, January 29, 2016
Join the excited revelers as they line the parade route while joining in the festivities and experiencing Baton Rouge Mardi Gras….Artemis style!! Krewe of Artemis is Baton Rouge’s first and only all-female parading Mardi Gras Krewe. Revelers will be treated with themed throws, including the Krewe of Artemis’ signature High Heeled Shoe, along with footballs, tambourines, stuffed animals, float beads and lighted throws.
The Tigers have a number of games at the beginning of the year. There is nothing quite like the college basketball experience, and LSU is no exception. Here are January’s games at the Maravich Center.
Tuesday, January 5 versus Kentucky
Wednesday, January 13 versus Ole Miss
Saturday, January 16 versus Arkansas
Tuesday, January 26 versus Georgia
Saturday, January 30 versus Oklahoma