It's one of the most anticipated events in Baton Rouge
Every November, this cool and cultural event rolls around to celebrate Baton Rouge’s most creative. On Friday, Nov. 22, wander the Mid City Art & Cultural District to enjoy local food, art and music at the annual White Light Night. See it all happen between 6:00 to 10:00 pm. But, stick around if you can because there might be an after party, too!
Thanks to the Mid City Merchants and many sponsors, this event occurs every year, so you can experience the Mid City trends and entertainment.
The festival and transportation is free. For those who choose to ride, a shuttle service will take you up and down the festival between Jefferson Highway at Goodwood Boulevard and the intersection of Government and 14th streets. If possible, use ride share apps like Lyft and Uber, too.
Because the event runs through Mid City with dozens of participating businesses, we want to help you have the best experience possible. So, we picked our potentially favorite stops at this year's event.
Here are some must-sees at White Light Night 2019:
Electric Depot & Red Stick Social
Start off your night at the Electric Depot. This large and historical building is now a center for modern trends in Mid City. Not only does this building have plenty of parking space for the evening, it also houses five new businesses.
On White Light Night, stop here to grab a free glass of champagne, see over 20 artists, participate in giveaways, preview the new businesses and enjoy live music by Flow Tribe.
Speaking of live music, the White Light Night party keeps going at the Electric Depot’s party center, Red Stick Social. After everyone closes up for the night at 10:00 pm, Red Stick Social is rocking until 2:00 am with an after party. See live music by Where Y’acht.
This place is awesome because it’s four local businesses in one stop: The Market at Circa 1857, Mosaic Garden, Yvette Marie’s and Polished Peacock Antiques. Explore the adorable courtyard and search for treasures in each of the shops. Also, hear live music from Jonathan “Boogie” Long. Don’t forget to check out their 25+ artists, too.
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Who doesn’t love high quality pizza? If you stop here, you might just smell the deliciousness that is Rocca Pizzeria. Even if you don’t get a whiff, stick around for the cocktail sampling and small bites. Take a peek at the local artists on site, too. Listen to live family-friendly tunes that start at 6:30 pm.
Mid City Makers Market
Visiting the Makers Market has become a monthly favorite here in Baton Rouge. They invite you to browse under the twinkling lights at this year’s White Light Night shopping event. They call this the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. So, come ready to browse because they have over 50 makers with gifts for every member of the family!
Red Stick Spice Company
Things are getting spicy here! I mean, you might as well get your Thanksgiving feast ingredients while you’re out partying, right? Red Stick Spice will host a quick sit-watch-eat demo in the kitchen to get you holiday ready. Plus, they will have live music by 2 Domestic 1 Import. Finally, look around at the 10 local vendor pop-ups.
Now, those are just a FEW of the stops to check out at Mid City's annual art and culture event. There is so much more to explore, so get out there to support the neighborhood businesses and vendors. See ya there!
Photo courtesy of Mid City Merchants and Electric Depot