Celebrate Carnival at seventh annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival

Celebrate Carnival in the Capitol City at the seventh annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival. Purple, green and gold take over downtown on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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Photo courtesy of Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival.

The free and family-friendly event takes place at North Boulevard Town Square. It features live music, a food court and a Vendor’s Village. In the Vendor’s Village, find beautiful artwork, festival food, beverages, fashion and unique jewelry. 

VIP tickets for the event are available for purchase, also.

So, pack up the kiddos and roll out to the festivities. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket for lawn seating. However, the organizers ask that festival goers do not bring ice chests.

Parking for the festival is available throughout downtown. In the morning, some streets along the Spanish Town Parade route may be blocked. Learn more here

Photo courtesy of Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival.

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This year’s entertainment lineup is packed with multiple genres and grooves. Expect live music performances ranging from blues, soul, R&B to Latin, reggae, gypsy jazz and, even, pop rock. Plus, see spoken word and comedy acts. For a full list of performers, check it out here.

Before the big event, the seventh annual Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival will also hold a private pre-party on Thursday, Feb. 20. The pre-party will be located at Henry Turner’s Listening Room from 8:00 p.m. to midnight. Tickets to the private event are $25 and include a soul food buffet. 

Photo courtesy of Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival.

Stop by the festival for it’s seventh year in Baton Rouge on Feb. 22 at 200 North Boulevard.