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The Louisiana Marathon Operating Committee is planning to bring back the Louisiana Marathon Finish Festival in January 2022. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 restrictions, guideline updates from the CDC and government agencies. We will communicate any changes as soon as they are made.
The Finish Festival is open to the public and features mouth-watering Louisiana food and an eclectic variety of local music. Thousands of runners, spectators, foodies and music lovers enjoy the two-day festival each year.
The Finish Festival cranks up when runners participating in the Louisiana Marathon 5k, Quarter Marathon and Kids Marathon cross the finish line near the State Capitol Park on Saturday of The Louisiana Marathon. The Finish Fest continues on Sunday, following the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon.
The Louisiana Marathon Finish Festival showcases some the best cuisine around. Our restaurant partners work hard to make your mouth water with all of your favorite Louisiana dishes! The Food Village at the Finish Festival has something for everyone. Local favorites like Jambalaya, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Butternut Squash and Shrimp Bisque, Crawfish Étouffée, Red Beans and Rice, and Crawfish Mac and Cheese.
We will have Jambalaya, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Shrimp and Okra Gumbo, and a Veg/Vegan offerings at our showcase tents, as well as local Louisiana restaurants on Saturday and Sunday.
The Finish Festival is open to the public. For access to food and beverages, you must have tickets, specific to that race-day. Each runner bib has tickets attached to the bottom, and each ticket is good for one beverage or one taste of food.
Additional Taste Tour Tickets can be purchased in the retail area at Packet Pickup and at the Finish Festival in the Gear Shop area. Each ticket is good for one beverage or one taste of food. Tickets are $3 each.
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.
SATURDAY @ THE FINISH FEST // January 18, 2020
8:00 am – Your Mom
9:00 am – The Michael Foster Project
10:30 am – 12:00 pm – Where Y’acht
SUNDAY @ THE FINISH FEST // January 19, 2020
9:30 am – Sera Buras
11:30 am – Golden Guys
12:00 pm – Jonathan Boogie Long
Come visit our Kids Zone next to the Welcome Center at AZ Young Park! It’s a great way for kids to keep the fun and games going strong all weekend long. Your kids will have a blast exploring games for all ages and outdoor equipment, having their beautiful faces painted, and enjoying snacks and giveaways kindly provided by partners!