The Louisiana Marathon

Sat January 13 - Sun January 14, 2024 Baton Rouge, LA 70802 US Directions

Finish Fest

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 Kid's Marathon cross the finish line near the State Capitol Park on Saturday.  The Finish Fest continues on Sunday, following the Louisiana Marathon and Half Marathon.

A Taste of Louisiana

The Louisiana Marathon Finish Festival showcases some of the best cuisine around. Our restaurant partners work hard to make your mouth water with all of your favorite Louisiana dishes!  

We will have Wally Tallin's Award winning Jambalaya, Chicken and Sausage Gumbo, Shrimp and Okra Gumbo and Vegan Gumbo at our showcase tents.  

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. 

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.
SATURDAY @ THE FINISH FEST // January 13, 2024 // 8:30am - 11:30am


SUNDAY @ THE FINISH FEST // January 14, 2024 // 8:30am - 2:00pm


Kids Zone


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!






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