Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Red Stick, White & Blue: Your Guide to July 4th!

Making plans for July 4th? There are plenty of events and venues in Baton Rouge celebrating America's independence.

If plans are keeping you in or around Baton Rouge, we hope you will immerse yourself in our rich culture and feast like a local all while enjoying the festivities surrounding this holiday weekend!
                                                                                                                                                                   

Fireworks On The Mississippi: Channel 2 presents "Fireworks On The Mississippi." Stop by and enjoy a spectacular fireworks display over the Mississippi River commemorating our nation's independence. The show begins at 9 p.m.
Photo courtesy of LouisianaTravel.com.

                                                                                                                                                                   
BASF Freedom Mile: Come run downtown with BASF and the Club South runners during these series of one-mile races, plus a half-mile parent-child run at 8 a.m. You can register for the event here.
Photo courtesy of Club South Runners.
                                                                                                                                                                    Independence Day Concert: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. The Baton Rouge Concert Band will play the patriotic hits and classics on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol at 7:30 p.m. on July 4 for its annual Independence Day Concert. Don't Miss out on this spectacular live performance!


                                                                                                                                                                   
USS KIDD: 4th of July Spectacular, 2 p.m.-10 p.m. What's better than a free festival and celebrating our country's independence? Enjoy family friendly fun with inflatables, face painting, patriotic crafts, games and more! Planned activities include appearances from both Mayor Kip Holden and Miss USA Contestants along with a variety of local vendors including City Pork, Chelsea's Cafe, Jambalaya Shoppe and more to appeal to a variety of taste buds!

                                                                                                                                                                   
L'Auberge Casino & Hotel: Celebrate the Fourth of July with fireworks and live music at L'Auberge. Fireworks presented by L’Auberge and Eagle 98.1 begin at 9:30 p.m. Events during the evening include:
  • ROOFTOP POOL, Fireworks Viewing Party, 7 p.m. – 12 a.m. $20 Cover Charge. Enjoy the fireworks show and DJ Triz-A at L’Auberge’s legendary rooftop pool. Must be 21 to attend.
  • Edge, Open to the public all day and night, with live music starting at 10 p.m. No Cover Charge. Must be 21 to attend.
  • THE LAWN, Fireworks Viewing Party, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. accompanied by the Food Truck Roundup. Family friendly viewing. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Open to the public.
  • L’AUBERGE PROMENADE, Live music performed by the Organic Radio. 8 p.m. - 12 a.m.  Open to the public. 
  • 18 STEAK, Dinner and Fireworks Viewing, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. For reservations, visit mylauberge.com.

                                                                                                                                                                     
LSU Museum of Art: Red, White & The Blues, July 4th 7 p.m- 10 p.m. Join the LSU Museum of Art and Tsunami on the 6th floor terrace of the Shaw Center for the Arts to enjoy a selection of fine grill, sushi, wine and beer while listening to live music!

                                                                                                                                                                   
BREC's Baton Rouge ZooRed, White and Zoo, July 4th, 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Visit the Zoo and celebrate with their red, white and blue animal friends. This special day will include amphitheatre programs, games and crafts!

                                                                                                                                                                   

For more information on what's happening in the Capital City during the July 4th weekend, be sure to visit our website and stayed up-to-date via our Twitter and Facebook pages! Have a safe and happy Fourth, y'all!

Posted by:
Erinn Sala, Communications Intern




Erinn is the Communications Intern for Visit Baton Rouge. As a Baton Rouge native, she is eager to promote all of the extensive experiences the Capital City has to offer! She enjoys Louisiana Saturday nights in Tiger Stadium and long runs around the University Lakes. Erinn is a Show Me Your Mumu enthusiast and an avid Olivia Pope fan. Geaux Tigers & #GoBR!



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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Countdown to the Crown

The 2015 Miss USA Pageant is quickly approaching, and we want to make sure you stay in the know as we cover the contestants around the Capital City!

Photo Via Miss USA

Throughout the next few weeks, follow Visit Baton Rouge on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for up to the minute coverage as the contestants prepare for the 2015 Miss USA Pageant. Additionally, Visit Baton Rouge has once again partnered with the Baton Rouge Social Media Association to bring you Krewe de Crown! 

So what exactly is #KrewedeCrown? Well, the Krewe is comprised of 7 members who will serve as social media ambassadors for Visit Baton Rouge, assisting in coverage leading up to the pageant, which will be held in the Baton Rouge River Center. 

Photo via The Advocate

For a full list of our #KrewedeCrown team, check out their blog on The Advocate's website.

We are so excited to host this wonderful event in Baton Rouge once again! To get your tickets for the preliminary competition, dress rehearsal and live telecast, click here.

Posted by:
Cathy Juarez, Visit Baton Rouge

Cathy is the Destination Content Manager for Visit Baton Rouge. Though born and raised in New Orleans, Cathy fell in love with Baton Rouge throughout her time as an LSU undergraduate. Cathy is passionate about promoting tourism in Louisiana, and you can find her exploring festivals, local dives and attractions in the ever-growing Capital City. Geaux Tigers and #GoBR!

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Geaux Local at SnoMan Snoballs

Looking for a way to beat the Louisiana heat and cool off like a local? SnoMan Snoballs has you covered! 

Not sure how to distinguish between a sno-ball and a snow cone? No worries, we're here to help! Snoballs, which originated in New Orleans, are delicious summer treats comprised of finely shaved ice and flavored cane syrup. A snow cone, on the other hand, uses more coarse, crunchy ice. So, if you're looking for a finer, fluffier treat, we encourage you to try a sno-ball! 


That being said, join your fellow Baton Rougians and head on over to SnoMan Snoballs! With three locations in the Baton Rouge area to serve you, SnoMan Snoballs is the perfect afternoon stop to enjoy with family and friends during the heat of the summer!

Locations:
  • 9534 Burbank Dr, Baton Rouge, LA 70810 (Original Location)
  • 3655 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808
  • 14616 Tiger Bend Rd , Baton Rouge, LA 70817


They are open daily rain or shine from noon until 8 p.m. with over 100 flavor combinations! In addition to their vast flavor selection, they also offer soft serve ice cream, hot dogs, nachos, candy and more to satisfy every customer's taste buds. 

Photo courtesy of SnoMan Snoballs.

Make sure you stop by one of their locations to see for yourself! We know they will have you coming back for more!

Posted by:
Erinn Sala, Communications Intern




Erinn is the Communications Intern for Visit Baton Rouge. As a Baton Rouge native, she is eager to promote all of the extensive experiences the Capital City has to offer! She enjoys Louisiana Saturday nights in Tiger Stadium and long runs around the University Lakes. Erinn is a Show Me Your Mumu enthusiast and an avid Olivia Pope fan. Geaux Tigers & #GoBR!



Follow Erinn on Twitter or via Instagram.