KITE FEST APRIL 1 & 2, 2017

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'

THE 13TH ANNUAL KITE FEST LOUISIANE'!!!

MARCH 31ST, 2017 - STUDENT DAY

APRIL 1st & 2nd, 2017

Named "Festival of the Year" by the Louisiana Travel Promotion Association, Kite Fest Louisiane brings professional kite fliers and hobbyists alike to Port Allen in West Baton Rouge Parish. Great family fun is always on tap at the annual Kite Fest Louisiane', where the skies are filled with kites of all sizes and shapes.

Inflatables, face painting, a kite-making workshop and kite designing are just some of the activities for children. Bring the entire family, some lawn chairs and enjoy a day of kite flying, Louisiana food booths and indoor flying performed by indoor flying champions. Admission is Free.

NO PETS OR ICE CHESTS PLEASE!

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.

2016 4th fest

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

~~The Gumbo Group is trying to set a meeting for this Thursday at 10 am in Ascension or next Tuesday same time and place. Would you be available and if not would you have someone else that could attend? Please let me know as soon as you can. Thanks!September 9 & 10, 2017
I-10W Exit 155 to Hwy 415

NEW HOURS 11:00 AM - 5:30 PM


REMEMBER THOSE
GOOD OLD DAYS ?
Put on your poodle skirts, bell bottom pants, white t-shirts and sneakers!

THINK YOU HAVE THE BEST BBQ !!!

On Saturday cooks from all over the South compete for top Barbeque honors at this BCA State Championship BBQ. Teams compete for $4.950 in prize money, awards, trophies and certificates. BBQ entry fee is $150.00 (3 categories) with a chance of winning as much as $1,500. 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. .

On Sunday come and enjoy great 50's, 60's & 70's music, hula hoop, jitterbug and twist contests. Live music on stage both Saturday and Sunday

Antique car show and Poker run benefiting Blue Star Moms rounds out this two day event. This fun event is held on the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Tourist Information & Conference Center.

Enjoy live music 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.

Also for more information on festival click on flyer below or to participate as a vendor or crafter click on application below.

Veteran's On Parade

Veteran's On Parade - Main Events

THE PARADE HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR NOV. 2016 DUE TO THE RECENT FLOODING. IT WILL RETURN IN 2017. THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING. WE SUPPORT OUR VETERANS & MILITARY!

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
Veteran Name Submittal Form 2015

Reflections of the Season

Get into the Holiday Spirit at the Reflections of the Season Christmas Light Display.

PLEASE NOTE PRICE CHANGE HAS BEEN MADE FOR ADMISSION INTO THIS EVENT!!

$5.00 per Car & Passenger Vans or Buses $1 per person

This walk or drive through display is open to the public from December 7th - 23rd. Thursdays through Sundays.

Drive through the grounds of the West Baton Rouge Conference Center and view the spectacular lights. Take advantage of the FREE shuttle service as there is no parking available on the grounds of the WBR Conference Center during this event; Parking will be at Louis Mouch Multipurpose arena located at 152 Turner Road.

You must obtain a wrist band at the entrance gate to participate in all the activities.

Come inside the conference center to visit "Trevor" the talking 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.

Dec. 9th & 15th will be ice fishing for $5.00 per person. On Dec. 16th is snow night for $5.00 per person.
Kids Craft Night will also be Dec. 17th.

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.

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