As our Sweet Baton Rouge Insiders do every month, we’ve compiled the inside scoop on What To Do, Where To Go, What To Eat, and how to Don’t Stop Just Geaux in May! We’ve also included a Local Spotlight featuring Red Stick Spice!

What To Do

From graduations to Mothers Day and Memorial Day, May is all about celebrating those we love! Check out our favorite things to do all month long.

LSU Baseball @ The Box – Bring the whole family or your next date night to The Box this month! Watch our LSU Tigers take on Ole Miss and Auburn during their home game series in May. Don’t forget… Hot dogs and double plays are a must!

Mother’s Day – Show Mom how much you appreciate all her mommin’ with a tee from our Mama Collection or a local product from one of our favorite Louisiana makers and creators!

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 What to Do - Mama Collection

Jambalaya Fest – The Jambalaya Festival features World Champion Jambalaya served daily, live music and entertainment, carnival rides, cooking contest and a variety of food. Occurs Memorial Day weekend in Gonzales.

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 What to Do - Jambalaya Festival

Memorial day flagging – Join the Blue Star Mothers of Louisiana Chapter 1 and other local groups for the annual Memorial Day flagging at the Capitol. Over 11,000 flags are placed in honor of Louisianians who have given their lives in military service.

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 What to Do - Memorial Day Flags

Where To Go

Summer weather means longer days, cool nights and even more local festivals! We’ve rounded up our favorite places to go this month below.

Crawfish King Cook-off – If it’s spring in Louisiana…there must be a crawfish boil! This collaborative fundraising event highlights the boiling skills of local teams who come together to compete and raise money for Big Buddy and Junior Achievement of Baton Rouge.

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Where to Go - Crawfish King Cook Off

Hot Art Cool Nights – Join us for the spring’s hottest, yet coolest, night around on Friday, May 10! Hundreds of Mid City merchants, painters, sculptors, chefs, musicians. jewelry makers, photographers, and creatives of all types will join together for one fabulous party.

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Where to Go - Hot Art Cool Nights

Baton Rouge Oyster Festival – Aw shucks, another festival?! The Second Annual Baton Rouge Oyster Festival will return to downtown on May 18! The free-to-the-public, family-friendly festival will feature live music performances, cooking & shucking competitions as well as food from your favorite spots around Baton Rouge.

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Where to Go - Oyster Festival

Bayou Country Super Fest – For all you country music lovin’ fans, Bayou Country Super Fest returns to Tiger Stadium this year! With headliners such as Kenny Chesney, Jason Aldean, Kane Brown and more, there’s sure to be something for all to enjoy!

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Where to Go - Bayou Country Super Fest

What To Eat

It’s May, which can only mean one thing… Cinco de Mayo celebrations are here! We’ve rounded up our favorite local spots for tacos and ritas so you and your taste buds are covered!

Superior Grill – Nothing screams Cinco de Mayo like a 2-for-1 famous margarita at Superior! If the margs don’t have you on your feet, the live music from local bands sure will!

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Where to Eat - Superior

La Carreta –  Celebrate the festivities all month long at La Carreta! They have “Fiesta Time” daily from 3:00 – 6:00 pm with drink specials and live music every Tuesday thru Saturday! Taco bout a good time…

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Where to Eat - La Carreta

The Velvet Cactus – Looking for a groovy atmosphere? Then Velvet Cactus is THE place to be! Grab your favorite tex-mex entree and a watermelon mint marg for a refreshing Cinco de Mayo on their patio!

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Where to Eat - Velvet Cactus

Interested in a more low key Cinco de Mayo spot? We recommend Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, Izzo’s or Caliente Mexican Craving!

Don’t Stop Just Geaux

Whether you’re looking for a local class to try or would rather work out at home, we have you covered on ways to Don’t Stop Just Geaux all month long!

Corked 5K – May the fourth be with you as you wine down with the Corked 5K on Saturday, May 5! There will be live music, wine from local vendors and more!

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Don't Stop Just Geaux - Corked 5K

Color Run – Head downtown for the Baton Rouge Color Run on Saturday, May 18! Join fellow runners for a 5K focused on what you love about yourself, each other and the planet you share all while logging some pretty colorful miles!

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Don't Stop Just Geaux - Color Run

Don’t Stop Just Geaux @ Home – Be on the lookout very soon for an exciting announcement on how you can get your body moving at home! Stay tuned…

Don’t forget to join our Don’t Stop Just Geaux Workout Community on Facebook! We posts workout clips, free pop-up classes happening around the Capital City, healthy recipes and more!

Local Spotlight: Red Stick Spice!

From local spice blends to pepper jellies and teas, Red Stick Spice offers it all! Red Stick Spice is a family owned and operated business in Sweet Baton Rouge that offers its customers the personal attention they expect and deserve.

If you haven’t tried one of their cooking classes, you are definitely missing out on an “insider” date night or girls’ night out! You can even read Insider Erinn’s full Red Stick Spice Cooking Class Review here!

Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Local Spotlight - Red Stick Spice

Check out all of their product offerings and upcoming classes at or connect with them on Facebook or Instagram!

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Sweet Baton Rouge May 2019 Insider

Enjoy May in Sweet Baton Rouge!

We hope you have a great time exploring all that our Sweet Baton Rouge has to offer this month! Be sure to tag us in all your photos with #SweetBatonRouge!