Come to Baton Rouge for the Party of the Year during Mardi Gras
Have you ever been to Louisiana for a real Mardi Gras party? Now is your chance when you stay at our Baton Rouge near all of the 2019 festivities. With parades, fancy balls, and plenty of live entertainment scheduled for 2019, Mardi Gras is one Baton Rouge tradition you should not miss this year. Carnival time is the most exciting time of year for locals in Louisiana, and it's easy for you to join in the fun of this one-of-a-kind party. Have a little King Cake, put on your favorite costume, have a sip of your favorite drink, and get ready to party like a local. Baton Rouge is the place to be on Mardi Gras Day!
2019 Mardi Gras Festivities in Louisiana – Parades, Balls and Entertainment
Did you know the celebration actually takes place over several days? The fun actually starts every January and February with a series of parades that wind through the streets of Baton Rouge. Different "Krewes" organize events that feature something different for each parade. Depending on when you visit, you might see beautiful costumes, cute pets, and the most talented high school marching bands in the state. Different neighborhoods host their own celebrations. For example, the Krewe of Spanish Town Parade on March 2nd is known as the most colorful parade of the season. No matter which parade you see, they all include decked out floats, high-energy music, and plenty of beads and fun souvenirs sailing through the air. See the full calendar of parades for Mardi Gras Baton Rouge.
On March 5th, Mardi Gras Day, it's time to put on a fun costume and hit the streets to enjoy an unforgettable experience in Baton Rouge. You might see a wandering marching band or a man dressed up like Alice in Wonderland. You never know what you'll see! And parents, don't worry about bringing your kids along for the ride. Baton Rouge is famous for a family-friendly atmosphere during Mardi Gras where children of all ages can feel safe and welcome.
As your perfect carnival day winds down, you can start t head back to your room at Holiday Inn Baton Rouge. But the fun isn't over yet! Make sure you swing by Sport Zone Pub & Grill inside our hotel for one more Mardi Gras treat. With your favorite beers on tap and an extensive wine list, our hotel restaurant is a fun place to toast the carnival season. Want a classic taste of the Bayou? You can snack on classic Louisiana food like Alligator Kickers, Dark Roux Seafood Gumbo, and New Orleans-style Po' Boys. Click to see the full menu.
Family Fun at the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival
Looking for a fun way to enjoy the festivities with your kids? Mark your calendar for Saturday, March 2nd for the Baton Rouge Mardi Gras Festival. The day includes a full lineup of live bands, traditional Southern food, and locally-made art and craft from Baton Rouge vendors. The festival is free and open to everyone, so you can bring the whole family without spending a bundle. If you want to upgrade your experience, you can get VIP tickets for $50 which includes an official Baton Rouge Mardi Gras T-Shirt, "Taste of Louisiana" Meal Tickets, music downloads, and additional giveaways. The fun starts at 10 am and runs to 7 pm at North Boulevard Town Square, a five-minute drive from our family hotel in Baton Rouge.
The live music schedule for the day includes everything from Louisiana blues and funk to R&B and jazz. A number of popular local bands from the Baton Rouge music scene will be taking the stage. Groove along to the sounds of Mardi Gras for a trip through the sounds of Louisiana. You won't hear music like this anywhere else in the country!
The Best Hotel for Mardi Gras Fun in Baton Rouge
Now that you know all about what's in store for you during Mardi Gras this year, it's time to start planning your trip to Baton Rouge. Our hotel is conveniently located just off I-10, so you have easy access to all of the Mardi Gras parades and activities. We offer pet-friendly rooms so you can bring your furry friend on your Mardi Gras adventure. We also have free Wi-Fi, so you can share photos of the parades with family and friends back home. Are you coming from out of town? We can even arrange a shuttle to and from the airport for you. Our friendly concierge can help you with any request during your Louisiana stay.
The day after Mardi Gras you can head to Sport Zone Pub & Grill for a delicious breakfast buffet. Or you can work off your fun on the treadmill and elliptical machines in our state-of-the-art fitness center. Fancy something a little less active? Freshen up with a dip in our outdoor pool and a relaxing afternoon in a chaise lounge. What are you waiting for? Reserve an affordable hotel room near Downtown Baton Rouge today.