Spring has sprung in Baton Rouge and there’s no better way to kick off the season than with our very own FLOWER FESTIVAL!! The first annual Flower Festival is a statewide floral competition being held in Baton Rouge over Easter weekend benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. This family-friendly two-day competition, showcase exhibit features 11 tremendously talented professional florists creating gigantic “Louisiana Promenade” themed statuaries of fresh flowers and greenery found in Louisiana.
With workshops for children AND adults, local food trucks, balloon artists, flower crowns, and more, there will be something for every member of the family to enjoy. Floral teams will be completing their entries into The Flower Fest competition throughout the day and finishing at noon. The Festival attendees will be able to cast their vote for the “Fan Favorite” award and enjoy champagne from Bubble Tap, photo opts throughout Pointe-Marie square, and much more… all for a great cause!
The floral competition for the event is similar to the Netflix Original Series “The Big Flower Fight” with the show’s host Sarah Campbell serving as one of three judges along with WAFB Anchor Liz Koh, and Culinary Personality & Food Network Star Jay Ducote.
Each exhibit will bring a burst of creativity and color to the Spring season in the beautiful Pointe-Marie neighborhood located on River Road near L’Auberge Casino Resort & Hotel. Guests of all ages are invited to wear lavish floral fashion for the Instagram-worthy series of day and night events.
The Flower Fest is devoted to celebrating the talent and ingenuity of the floral artists in the spirit of camaraderie, fellowship, and showcasing Louisiana’s rich culture. Guests will experience multiple opportunities to bask in the glory of Spring by attending experiences, workshops, enjoying a variety of offerings by local food trucks, a floral-themed black-tie gala, and the chance to watch the first-ever floral competition of the decade.
WHAT: The Flower Fest is a unique family-friendly outdoor flower festival, exhibit, competition & gala benefiting St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
WHEN: Saturday April 3, 2021,
General Admission – $15 2 Sessions 12p.m. – 2p.m.
(safely distanced per requirements) 2p.m. – 4p.m.
Children 2 and under are free!
Louisiana Promenade Gala 6p.m. – 10p.m.
Sunday April 4, 2021 Easter Experience 2p.m.- 5p.m.
WHERE: Pointe Marie, 14200 River Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70820
Festivities begin on Saturday, April 3, 2021 as flower enthusiasts interested in witnessing the competing floral teams’ final touches can purchase VIP Tickets at $25 from 9 a.m to 12 p.m.
Flower Festival Gala
Saturday evening, a “Louisiana Promenade” Gala (Black Tie Event) will be held from 6 p.m to 10 p.m. Guests will immerse themselves in a Victorian Spring Promenade with a Louisiana twist. Guests can expect to mingle during cocktail hour with modern string music by The Foto Sisters, followed by a sit-down dinner catered by Bacon & Fig Events and Iverstine Farms. Entertainment for the night includes Host Pat Shingleton and Judges Sarah Campbell (Intrigue Teachers and Netflix Star from the Big Flower Fight), Liz Koh and Jay Ducote (Culinary Personality & Food Network Star). Signature dishes and cocktails will be enjoyed with vegetarian options. Individual tickets for this event start at $85 with tables at $1,000.
All profits of the event will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
To Purchase Tickets, please go to https://www.theflowerfest.com/
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