A Running Festival with Lagniappe


Where the Race Ends the Celebration Begins

Finish Festival Overview

The 2017 Finish Festival is open to the public and features mouth-watering Louisiana food and an eclectic variety of local music. Last year, more than 24,000 runners, spectators, foodies and music lovers enjoyed the two-day festival.

The 2017 Finish Festival will crank up when runners participating in the Louisiana 5k, Quarter Marathon and Kids Marathon cross the finish line near the State Capitol Park on Saturday, January 14, 2017.  The Finish Fest continues on Sunday, January 15, following the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon.

Taste Tour Pass

The Finish Festival is open to the public. For access to food and beverages, you must have a Taste Tour Pass Wristband, a ticket, specific to that race-day. The wristband is free to runners and is attached to their bibs. Additional Taste Tour Tickets can be purchased at the Finish Festival in the gear shop. They will be sold for $18 for six tickets. Due to popular demand, we are increasing offerings at our showcase tents on Saturday and Sunday. We are also staggering the release of restaurant food tents throughout each day to make sure everyone gets a taste of local Louisiana food. Wristbands allow for six servings from either a food booth or beer truck. Beer is only available for adults 21 and over. Crave a serving of jambalaya and a beer? That’ll be two punches on your wristband. Two servings of jambalaya, a serving of white beans and rice, two beers, and a gluten-free beignet? That’s six punches. The wristband also provides a choice of a Powerade or Dasani water.




Kick off those running shoes and enjoy your Louisiana cuisine along with the music like a true local. The Finish Festival will spotlight funky, eclectic Louisiana bands that attract visitors from around the globe year-round.

The FINISH FESTIVAL  is proud to offer an incredible line up of outstanding local talent on both festival days. Like previous years, the festival anchors the experience and complements the course — the music line up

Dance More // See the Full Performance Schedule >>


Finish Festival, will crank up when runners participating in the Louisiana 5k, Quarter Marathon and Kids Marathon cross the finish line near the State Capitol Park on Saturday, January 14, 2017. The Finish Fest will continue on Sunday, January 15, following the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon.

The Food Village at Finish Fest will be offering a wide variety of authentic Louisiana specialties from local vendors.

Eat More // See the Food Village Schedule >>



Are you looking for a way to put a little more spice in your Louisiana Marathon Weekend?

Louisianians love the “little something extras”…it’s what we call “Lagniappe”. Purchase one of our two elite VIP packages, and you too can experience a little lagniappe over the weekend for runners, their biggest fans and our finest supporters. Choose from the Cypress, Bayou, or Couples packages, and you will be comfortably placed in the middle of the action.  For additional information or questions contact race@thelouisianamarathon.com.

VIP More // See the V.I.P. Packages >>



There’s nothing like a cold beer after a long run. Join us in the new Levee Lounge after crossing the finish line on Sunday to crack open your cold one. The lounge will serve beer and signature cocktails sure to keep your spirits running high.



  • AZ Young Park – State Capitol Welcome Center, 900 N 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
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  • Beer
  • Awards & Timing Tent next to the Stage
  • Food Village with Restaurant Food Tents and Festival Showcase Tents
  • Kids Zone
  • Levee Lounge*
  • Performance Recovery Area
  • T-Shirt Exchange Tent
  • VIP Experiences* (Cypress and Bayou Packages)
  • (* – denotes Sunday only)

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