As the air starts to cool off, the city of Baton Rouge comes alive with activities, events and things to do. Outdoor festivals fill the parks and family-friendly events make for great quality time spent together. It’s the perfect opportunity to make your way through attractions with ease and without the heat or explore one of our many hiking trails that wind through the unique, indigenous foliage and wildlife. Fall ramps up with Fifolet Halloween Festival’s activities and events, and as home to The 13th Gate, one of the best haunted houses in the country, Baton Rouge is a go-to for Halloween celebrations.
Fall not only means festivals and frights, but it also means football, and Baton Rouge takes it to another level. Home to two major universities, Southern University and LSU, each campus ignites with school spirit and outdoor tailgating revelry. Fall game days are unlike any other, and we invite you to come experience and get a taste of Baton Rouge’s hospitality and unique culture that you’re sure to find unmatched!
Outdoor festivals like the Louisiana Book Festival, Fifolet Halloween Festival, Cap City Beer Fest and White Light Night, combined with outdoor concert series, such as Live After Five, Rock ‘n’ Rowe and Sunday in the Park, bring the best entertainment to the beautiful outdoors. Local makers markets are also great opportunities to get a head start on your holiday shopping by buying locally-made gifts!
If you’re visiting for Thanksgiving or if you’re local and planning to host family at your home, discover Baton Rouge restaurants open during the holidays or available for catering to make the most of your Thanksgiving holiday.
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