THE 12TH ANNUAL KITE FEST LOUISIANE'!!!
APRIL 1ST, 2016 - STUDENT DAY
APRIL 2nd & 3rd, 2016...Bring your lawn chairs and come out to enjoy this one of a kind festival. Kites of all shapes and sizes fill the skies at this festival, the only Kite Festival in the state of Louisiana. This unique festival combines professional kite flyers from all over the country who come to enjoy performing with exotic kites and do kite ballets in the skies over West Baton Rouge. 20,000 people annually attend this festival held in April of each year. This family friendly event includes kite making, kite design and many fun events for the children. This is a free event to the public.
NO PETS OR ICE CHESTS PLEASE!
The best view anywhere in the Baton Rouge area for 4th of July fireworks on the Mississippi River. Held July 4th in downtown Port Allen at the Riverfront on the Mississippi River Levee. The fun starts annually at 4:00 pm and ends at 10:30 pm. Free to the public and includes face painting, magicians, clowns and space walks for the children. Beverage & food vendors line the levee for all to enjoy. Live entertainment with several local bands allow the crowds plenty of dance music to enjoy before and after the spectacular fireworks show on the river. Click on file below for more information.4th Fest Flyer
September 12 & 13, 2015
I-10W Exit 155 to Hwy 415
NEW HOURS 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM
GOOD OLD DAYS ?
Put on your poodle skirts, bell bottom pants, white t-shirts and sneakers!
THINK YOU HAVE THE BEST BBQ !!!
New this year will be a BBQ Shrimp Contest on Friday night, only $20 entry fee and chance to win up to $500. Contact Kathy at the CVB for more information!
On Saturday cooks from all over the South compete for top Barbeque honors at this BCA State Championship BBQ. Teams compete for $6600 in prize money, awards, trophies and certificates. BBQ entry fee is $150.00 (4 categories) with a chance of winning as much as $2000.00. Cash prizes up to 8th place in each category. Want to be a judge and eat some great BBQ at the same time. Contact the WBRCVB to volunteer. Click on BBQ Entry form for more information or to participate. Saturday Big River Express Band will be playing times 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
On Sunday come and enjoy great 50's, 60's & 70's music, hula hoop, jitterbug and twist contests. Foret Tradition on stage from 11 am to 2 pm then Rewind will be performing from 2:30 - 5:30 pm. Antique car show rounds out this two day event. This fun event is held on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center.
Enjoy music all day both days. Come and spend the weekend with us and enjoy great food, great fun and great music. The fun starts at 11:00 a.m. and ends at 5:30 p.m. each day.
To enter the BBQ Cook-Off or the Shrimp Cook-Off simply complete entry form below.
Also for more information on festival click on flyer below or to participate as a crafter click on application below.
2015 Crafter Application
November 8, 2015 at 1:30 pm Jefferson Ave in Downtown Port Allen
This parade honors all veterans past and present for their service.
Held every year the Sunday before Veterans Day in November. Citizens, businesses and organizations pay tribute to all sevicemen and woman for their dedication to this nation. All veterans can participate on the floats free of charge. Come out and join the crowds and show your support for these brave men and women. There is a special presentation at the end of the parade held at the West Baton Rouge Court House Veterans Memorial wall.
To enter a float click on entry form below....or simply just attend and show your veterans how much you appreciate their service.
2015 Veterans Parade Entry Form
Get into the Holiday Spirit at the Reflections of the Season Christmas Light Display.
This walk or drive through display is open to the public from December 3th - December 24th, Thursdays through Sundays. Closed Monday through Wednesday. For just $1.00 per person drive through the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Conference Center and view the spectacular lights.
Thursday through Sunday nights come inside to visit "Trevor" the talking singing reindeer. Walk through the holiday decorated rooms. Enjoy carnival rides for the children or buy those last minute gifts from our crafters. Take your holiday pictures with Santa and his elves.
FRIDAY NIGHTS ONLY: 6:00 - 8:30 Human Snow Globe. Free with gate ticket. (Photographer on site, pictures available to purchase.) (WEATHER PERMITTING!)
Cuddle up in a blanket next to your friends and loved ones and take a ride through the lights in a mule or horse drawn wagon for $2.00 per person.
Dec. 5th & 12th there will be ice fishing from 6:00 - 8:00 pm, $3.00 per child for 10 minutes.
Dec. 12th - Children's Craft Night from 6:00 - 8:00 pm
Dec. 19th Have some cool fun in the snow from 6:00 - 8:00 pm!! Snow Patch is $5.00 per person.
Bring your family and friends and make West Baton Rouge and "Reflections of the Season" part of your Christmas tradition.2015 Crafter Application