MEET OUR OFFICIAL ENTERTAINMENT SPONSORS
Our hospitality sponsors & partners provide The Louisiana Marathon® the warm beds and hot breakfasts that will be enjoyed by a great many of our runners throughout the race-weekend. These partners are crucial to The Louisiana Marathon’s success of all our runners and volunteers.
Manship Theatre at the Shaw Center for the Arts endeavors to enrich the lives of audiences of all ages by presenting and promoting extraordinary and diverse arts and cultural experiences. Providing the highest standard of excellence with extensive opportunities for education and enjoyment, the Manship Theatre aspires to be locally connected, nationally recognized, and globally relevant.
We are committed to being the premier event rental supplier for the 225 area. This includes the cities of Baton Rouge, Prairieville, Gonzales, Central, Geismar, St. Amant, Sorrento, Donaldsonville, Port Allen, Sunshine, Laplace, Norco, Garyville, St. James and more! We carry everything you need – inflatables, tables & chairs, tents, generators, concessions and more. Don’t want the hassle of planning your party? Let our event planner handle all the details for you. From small parties to large corporate events, we are your one stop shop for party rentals and event planning!
Gonzales is the “Jambalaya Capital of the World.” In 1967, this term was only an inspiration in the mind of Steve Juneau to promote the City of Gonzales. Juneau, a native of Avoyelles, was very impressed with the Jambalaya prepared by area cooks. He thought this would be a great method to promote the city.In mid-June of 1968, the first festival was held. Thirteen cooks vied to be crowned “World Jambalaya Cooking Champion.”By 1971, the festival was drawing crowds of nearly 50,000.This year the competition is greater than ever. At least 69 cooks have put their name on the line to out cook the others for the world title.