Mardi Gras Parades

Mardi Gras Parades - Main EventsThe Addis Volunteer Fire Department Mardi Gras Parade is held on Sunday, two weeks before Mardi Gras in Addis.  The Krewe of Good Friends Parade is held the Sunday before Mardi Gras in Port Allen.

Kite Fest Louisiane'

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APRIL 11TH & 12TH...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.

2015 Kite Fest Flyer

4th Fest

4th Fest - Main Events

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

Sugar Fest

Sugar Fest - Main EventsSugar Fest is the celebration of sugar's importance in West Baton Rouge Parish.  Sugar Fest was voted one of the Top 20 events in the Southeast.  It includes living history demonstrations, food and mule-driven grinding, music, a cake walk and other activies related to Sugar Plantation Life as it was years ago.  Visit the six historic sugar plantation structures including 1830's planter's big house, slave cabin, 1850's share croppers cabin, shotgun house and more.  The Museum holds a 22 foot working model of a sugar mill and many interactive Louisiana history exhibits.  Sugar Fest is free to the public and is held at the West Baton Rouge Museum the first Sunday in October.

Oldies But Goodies Fest & Smokin' Oldies Cook-Off

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September 12 & 13, 2015
I-10W Exit 155 to Hwy 415

NEW HOURS 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Put on your poodle skirts, bell bottom pants, white t-shirts and sneakers!


New this year will be a BBQ Shrimp Contest on Friday night, only $10 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 IBCA State Championship BBQ. Teams compete for $6600 in prize money, awards, trophies and certificates. BBQ plates are sold by the Dream Day foundation to benefit St. Jude Children's Hospital. 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 TBD

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 and Poker Fun Run round 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 noon and ends at 6:00 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.

Antique Car Show Registration Form 2014
BBQ entry form 2014
Crafter Application 2014
Oldies Fest Flyer 2014
Poker Run Flyer
Vendor Application

Veteran's On Parade

Veteran's On Parade - Main Events

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.

2014 Veterans Parade Entry Form

Reflections of the Season

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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.

Special activities: 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. 6th & 7th there will be ice fishing from 6:00 - 8:30 pm, $3.00 per child.
Dec. 13th & 20th Have some cool fun in the snow!! Snow Patch is $4.00 per person.

Bring your family and friends and make West Baton Rouge and "Reflections of the Season" part of your Christmas tradition.

Crafter Application 2014
Sponsorship Form
Sponsorship Opportunities



ICE FISHING: $3 per person. 6:00 - 8:00pm Saturday & Sunday, December 6th & 7th. Ten minutes to catch a prize winning fish from the Louisiana style "Ice Fishing" ponds. Baited fishing poles are provided.

THE SNOW PATCH: $5 per person. 5:30 - 8:30pm Saturday, December 13th & 20th. Wear your mittens and snow boots for making snowmen, snow angels and just having some cool fun.

CHILDREN'S NIGHT: No charge. Saturday, December 13th, 6:00 - 8:00pm. Children (10 and under) can make a special ornament for their tree and enjoy holiday story telling.