2017 FINISH FESTIVAL

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

Registered runners receive access to food and beverages on the day of their race. Friends, family and spectators can purchase a Taste Tour Wristband.  With a Taste Tour Wristband you can sample some of the best food that Louisiana has to offer. The Finish Festival Food village will be offering amazing food from an assortment of the best local restaurants.  $18 for six tastes of anything in the Food Village, Vegan Village, or sample Louisiana’s-own Abita brews. Beer is only available for adults 21 and over.

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Fest Tents

Fest Tents are available again this year for groups, charity fundraising teams and corporate partners. Reserve your space. Bring your own tent or rent one of ours with tables and chairs.

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WORLD CLASS ENTERTAINMENT

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 >>

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FOOD VILLAGE

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 >>

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V.I.P. EXPERIENCE PACKAGES

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 >>

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LEVEE LOUNGE

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.

Buy your Open-Bar-for-the-Day Pass now for $20 for full access to the beer garden.  Special brands will be served in cans and draft in the lounge.

Limited access. You can purchase tickets at The Gear Shop at the expo, or The Gear Tent at the festival.

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LOCATION

  • AZ Young Park – State Capitol Welcome Center, 900 N 3rd St., Baton Rouge, LA 70802
FESTIVAL OFFERINGS

  • 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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Abita was founded in Abita Springs, La. in 1986 and is the original and largest craft brewery in the Southeast. The company produces seven flagship brews year-round: Abita Amber, Golden, Light, Turbodog®,Purple Haze®, Jockamo I.P.A.® and Restoration Pale Ale®. Abita also offers five seasonal beers, three Harvest brews, three Big Beers and a draft-only series of Select beers.

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