Fun Things to do in Baton Rouge in March 2016

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THINGS TO DO in Baton Rouge in March


shared with you compliments of the Maria Thorn Team - Your Personal Real Estate Professionals.




On  the hunt for something to do one spring Saturday morning, my husband and I decided to take a walk around the beautiful lakes at LSU.  We drove through campus and stumbled upon a sign for the Spring Garden Show.  plant show

There were many tents set up outside – looked like folks were tailgaiting… and if you know me and my husband… you know we LOVE tailgating.  We went on and did our walk and came back to the Coliseum.   Walking up to the festivities, we soon found out that we were going to get WAY more than we bargained for.   The tents set up outside were for a CHILI COOK-OFF (my favorite).Chili Cook Off   We bought our tickets and went to tasting delicious chili, picked our favorite and ate a bowl.  We then went into the coliseum for the plant sale – again, more than we bargained for – tons of individuals and plant nursery’s set up with beautiful plants and flowers.  

flower show


Aside from the plants, there were booths with patio furnishings and arts and crafts for the outdoors,  live animals like Alpaca’s.  

exotic animals

We couldn’t help but purchase a few (probably a few too many) plants and couldn’t wait to get home to work In the yard.   


The point to this little story is the 2016 Spring Garden Show  and Louisiana Chili Cook-off is this weekend March 12 and 13, 2016.    Get out to LSU’s beautiful campus, go take a walk around the lakes and enjoy a few hours tasting chili and picking out a few plants/flowers to dress up your yard !



Read on to see what other fun things are going on in Baton Rouge and Ascension Parish and around the state of Louisiana



MARCH 2016

11th & 12th Mustang Heritage Association - Extreme Mustang Makeover Horse Show

Lamar Dixon Expo Center


12th - 3rd Annual Trinity Outdoors Bass Classic, Car Show & Jambalaya/ Pastalya Cook Off

Lamar Dixon Expo Center


12th 14th & 16th Repticon Baton Rouge Reptile & Exotic Animal Show (10AM - 5PM)

Lamar Dixon Expo Center


17th thru 20th Louisiana’s LARGEST Hunting & Fishing Expo

Ascension Idol 7PM VIP seating $20. General admission $10, students w/ ID $5

Lamar Dixon Expo Center


26th Greater Baton Rouge Cat Show (11AM - 6PM)



5th Street

Every Saturday - Red Stick Farmers Market 8AM-11:30AM

12th St Patrick’s Day Parade (Downtown Baton Rouge)

St. Patrick's Day New Orleans

March 11, 2016 Multiple Locations in New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

BUKU Music + Art Project

March 11, 2016 Port of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Spring Garden Day

March 12, 2016 LSU AgCenter Hammond Research Station , Hammond, Louisiana

New Orleans Sacred Music Festival

March 12, 2016 New Orleans Healing Center, New Orleans, Louisiana

Independence Sicilian Heritage Festival

March 12, 2016 Downtown , Independence, Louisiana

Arts and Craft Show

March 15, 2016 Thibodaux High School - Thibodaux, LA 70301, Thibodaux, Louisiana

Iowa Rabbit Festival

March 18 & 19, 2016 Lawrence Toups Jr. Memorial Park , Iowa, Louisiana

Audubon Nature Institute Earth Fest

March 19, 2016 Audubon Zoo , New Orleans, Louisiana

Acadian Memorial Festival

March 19, 2016 Evangeline Oak Park , Saint Martinville, Louisiana

Congo Square New World Rhythms Festival

March 19, 2016 Armstrong Park, New Orleans, Louisiana

Fête Française

March 19, 2016 Uptown , New Orleans, Louisiana

New Orleans International Beer Festival

March 19, 2016 Champions Square, New Orleans, Louisiana


March 23, 2016 Iberville Field, Natchitoches, Louisiana

NOLA Pyrate Week

March 25, 2016 Across Southern New Orleans and Louisiana, New Orleans, Louisiana

Tennessee Williams New Orleans Literary Festival

March 30, 2016 French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Tennessee Williams/New Orleans Literary Festival

March 30, 2016 Multiple Locations in the French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana

Louisiana Crawfish Festival

March 31, 2016 St. Bernard Parish Government Complex, Chalmette, Louisiana


Credit for the is article has to be given to my husband Gregory Thorn who is the guru of  finding "things to do" - thanks honey !


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Comments (2)

Sandy Padula & Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Florida Realty Investments - , CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Maria Thorn Noticed you are somewhat of a newbie here in Activerain. Nevertheless, you posted a fun localism blog. Thanks for sharing!

Mar 11, 2016 03:12 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Great list of things to do. Those vegetables look so fresh, can't wait for our green market season, but we have a ways to go. Interesting about the flowers - I ususally overdo it as well, running the risk of having them die in the flats...

Mar 12, 2016 02:21 AM