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Baton Rouge Area Information
Baton Rouge Culture

Baton Rouge is the capital and second largest city in Louisiana.  The culture in Baton Rouge is unlike any other in the United States.  Baton Rouge''s rich culture includes a blend of Creole and Cajun mixed in with Italian, German, Spanish, Caribbean and Greek influences.  Baton Rouge is truly the center of Louisiana''s vibrant and exciting culture.

Baton Rouge has an expanding arts scene mainly located downtown:

-Shaw Center for the Arts- This Award Winning Facility houses The Brunner Gallery, LSU Museum of Art, traveling exhibits, and The Manship Theater.

-Louisiana Arts and Science Museum- Housed in a historic railroad depot on the Mississippi River LASM features fine art galleries, children''s interactive arts and science exhibits, Ancient Egypt Gallery, and the state of the art Pennington Planetarium.

-Baton Rouge Gallery- Center for Contemporary Art.  Founded in 1966 this gallery is one of the oldest professional artist co-opsin the United States.

-Baton Rouge River Center

-Opera Louisiane- Baton Rouge''s Professional Opera Company


Events and Festivals are a large part of Louisiana''s Vibrant Culture and Baton Rouge is no exception:

-Mardi Gras- What is Mardi Gras? The largest Mardi Gras Celebration is held in historic Spanish Town.

-FestForAll- A true Baton Rouge tradition!  With a 30 year history, FestForAll has celebrated Baton Rouge''s cultural diversity through the arts.  One of Louisiana''s premiere art events attended by thousands.

-St. Patricks Day Parade-  2010 marks the 25th consecutive year of Baton Rouge''s St. Pattys Day Parade.

-Live After Five- Event that takes place every Spring and Fall.  A weekly live music event put on in downtown every Friday.

-Baton Rouge Spring Garden Show

-Baton Rouge Earth Day- Louisiana Earth Day is held on April 18.  Baton Rouge celebrates by transforming Downtown into an exciting and informative event for everyone.  One of the nation''s largest environmental festivals!

-Taste of Baton Rouge-  Yearly Event which showcases the best wine and dine experiences our great town has to offer. 

-Swamp Pop Festival-  Live Blues, Cajun, and Zydeco Music with great food.  A true celebration of South Louisiana Culture.

-Pennington Balloon Championship- Wonderful yearly event for the entire family that catches national attention from the likes of ESPN. Three Days of hot air balloons, fireworks, shows, demonstrations, and live entertainment.