Summer is here and all of our friends and family are in the midst of their summer vacations. Why not have some extra fun and take a special friend along. Check out our contest page and meet "Pireaux de Pelican." He is all dressed up for the beach, fishing or just for a night on the town. Take him with you on your vacation, take your picture with him and email it to us. You could win up to $100 for your picture. Rules and instructions for this fun contest are on the contest page.
During your summer with the children and grandchildren, check out our newest visitor experience at the Port Allen Lock, the Navigation Crossroads of the Nation. A new hands on visitor center is now open. Watch as the barges and ships manouever through the 60 ton doors and work their way through the lock system into the Intracoastal waterway. This educational exhbit is a must see for the whole family. Call the lock office for more detailed information 225-343-3752.
The long hot summer has hit Louisiana but we are already planning some "COOL" events for the early fall in West Baton Rouge and surrounding South Louisiana Parishes.
The Oldies but Goodies Fest and our very own Smokin' Oldies Championship BBQ Contest is scheduled for September 14th and 15th. Music, Craft Vendors, Antique Car Show, Louisiana food and beverage, Hula Hoop, Jitterbug and Twist contests are all on the schedule. Don't forget to come and make your CRAZY HATS! Noon till 6:00 each day. Check the events page for more information on this web site.
Sweet Times are to be had on October 6th at the Annual Sugar Fest. This award winning sugar festival is held on October 6th at the West Baton Rouge Museum.
It is not too early to make your plans to attend the Annual Reflections of the Season holiday spectacular. Held on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Tourist Information Center, this event hosts thousands of holiday lights and displays. Enjoy wagon rides, ice fishing, snow nights, decorated holiday displays,crafters, Santa and his elves and this year entertainment every weekend by our own Rudy the singing renideer.
Check out our events page for more details on the happenings in our area or go to www.louisianatravel.com for details on the entire state.
If you are a visiting Louisiana for the first time or a return visitor, stop in at the
West Baton Rouge Tourist Information Center located on I-10 at Exit #151.
Let us help you plan your day, your week or just a fun filled few hours.
Mention that you have a personal invitation from me and get a special surprise gift from
West Baton Rouge.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
Thanks for visiting our web-site and have a great 2013.
The winner of the Louisiana Fish Fry Product Basket at the Montreal International Tourism Show is Isabelle Dumas from Montreal, QC!! ENJOY
SELA Gumbo Crew at the Montreal International Travel Show