• Celebrate With Us at the Louisiana Shrimp and Petroleum Festival

    For more than 80 years now, Louisianians and their guests have enjoyed a huge, home-town festival honoring two of their primary industries – shrimp and petroleum.... Read more

  • Stay Cool with Movies & Music on the Lawn

    A cherished, two-decades-old tradition, the Baton Rouge Gallery's unique summer film series is back for another season.... Read more

  • Everything is Peachy at This Festival

    Join us in downtown Ruston June 22-23 for the 67th Annual Louisiana Peach Festival and the Beta Sigma Arts & Crafts Show.... Read more

  • Four Fabulous Things to do in Baton Rouge in May

    This month, Baton Rouge offers four terrific events for our guests.... Read more

  • April Features Cinderella, The Total Bridal Experience, and the Louisiana International Film Festival

    Calling all brides-to-be! Mark your calendars now for The Total Bridal Experience right here at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on April 8.... Read more

  • March for Holiday Events

    This month, the Capitol City shines a spotlight on two of its traditional holiday events.... Read more

  • More About Mardi Gras: The West Baton Rouge Museum

    Whether you’re sampling a sweet slice of multicolored King’s Cake, taking to the streets to cheer on your favorite Krewes, or catching brilliantly-hued ropes of beads – Baton Rouge is the perfect destination for family-friendly, Mardi Gras fun.... Read more

  • A Night of Jazz with Arturo Sandoval

    The vibrant and stirring sounds of jazz trumpeter and pianist Arturo Sandoval will fill the air at the Shaw Center for the Arts on January 17th.... Read more

  • A Christmas Carol, ZooLights, and the Downtown Parade

    This December, guests of the Crowne Plaza will have a myriad of holiday events and activities from which to choose, and here are four favorites.... Read more

  • Marking Time and the Voyage to Vietnam

    During the turbulent era of the late 1960s, many young soldiers and marines boarded the troopship General Nelson M. Walker for the long voyage to a country from which some would never return.... Read more

  • A¬†Frighteningly Fun Time at the Baton Rouge Halloween Parade

    The leaves are turning, and there’s a ghoulish foreboding in the night air—all signs that the 7th annual Baton Rouge Halloween Parade is nearly upon us.... Read more

  • Outdoor Art

    Baton Rouge has its fair share of museums, but there’s no need to go inside to enjoy stunning art installations. Just check out these spots around the city.... Read more

  • Battle Race: Louisiana's Ultimate Obstacle Course Challenge

    In the past decade or so, there’s been an explosion of extreme sports events across North America. And while some cities have their marathons and others have their Tough Mudders, here in Baton Rouge, we have the Battle Race.... Read more

  • The Myrtles Plantation: An Antebellum Ghost Adventure

    One of the premier tour companies in Louisiana, Baton Rouge Red Stick Adventure Tours can arrange all sorts of outings, whether through the city, the swamp, or environs. The one we’re most fond of, however, is also the most unique: the haunted plantation tour through the historic Myrtles Plantation.... Read more

  • Fireworks over the Mississippi

    At Crowne Plaza Executive Center we’re excited to be getting ready for Independence Day celebrations in Baton Rouge, where fireworks by the truckload will illuminate the night sky over the Mississippi River. ... Read more

  • A Great Escape: The 13th Gate

    You’ve probably heard of the “escape game” craze by now: a bunch of friends are locked in a room for an hour, and they have to work together to figure out how to get out. But even though you’ve encountered the basic premise, you’ve never encountered anything quite like 13th Gate Escape.... Read more

  • Hot Art, Cool Nights

    On Friday, May 12, from 6 to 10 P.M., join thousands of artists, musicians, and art-lovers for “Hot Art, Cool Nights,” an annual celebration of the local art scene in and around Baton Rouge. ... Read more

  • An Evening Under the Conductor's Baton

    Throughout the year the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra’s calendar brims with legendary performers.... Read more

  • Catch Beads Between Outstretched Hands

    Look out for Baton Rouge’s most original, long-lasting parade troops.... Read more

  • Ringing Long Into the Next Year

    In Baton Rouge another New Year’s ball has touched down. But long after the stroke of midnight there’s still something for everyone in the Louisiana capital.... Read more

  • Christmas in Louisiana's Capital City

    A flurry of Christmas decoration descends upon Baton Rouge for the month of December.... Read more

  • A Little Waddle Before Dinner

    Before filling up on green beans, tender slabs of turkey, and pumpkin pie, consider giving your support to the March of Dimes. ... Read more

  • Boo at the Zoo, David Sedaris and more!

    Crowne Plaza Executive Center guides you to a blend of Halloween screams and comedy laughs with David Sedaris and others, this October.... Read more

  • The Public Art of Baton Rouge

    Baton Rouge is a bastion for sprawling, colorful murals funded by the Museum of Public Art.... Read more

  • Get Up, Stand Up

    Even in a southern state like Louisiana, September is generally thought to be the last month of summer.... Read more

  • Getting Loud

    During these late summer months the city of Baton Rouge puts all that extra daylight to good use with invitations to major touring bands and singers.... Read more

  • The Colors of July

    Fireworks by the truckload will be launched over the Mississippi River, with family after family settled down along its banks in great anticipation. ... Read more

  • Work Together to Solve the 13th Gate Escape!

    Escape games are all the rage right now, and it’s easy to see why. Immersing you and your friends in a crazy and suspenseful situation to test your Sherlock Holmes skills and your ability to work together as a team, and of course, there’s the thrill of victory when you beat the puzzle and escape in time!... Read more

  • Follow the Big Muddy

    Located on the eastern bank of the fabled Mississippi River, Baton Rouge is the second-largest city in Louisiana. Affectionately known as the "Capital City," Baton Rouge is undoubtedly the state’s cultural, not to mention gastronomic, center. ... Read more

  • History Lives Here

    Touring Baton Rouge means experiencing a city full of natural history and scenic sites. From its swamps to its plantations, you’re constantly getting a feel of how life used to be. ... Read more

  • Rockin' Out

    It doesn’t hurt to learn a little while on vacation, for an educational activity that’s still fun for the whole family, you’ve got to check out the "Rockin’ at the Swamp" event at Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center, located just ten minutes from our downtown Baton Rouge hotel.... Read more

  • The Art of the Matter

    There’s plenty that’s unique about Baton Rouge, and if you want to track down some souvenirs of your trip that are as unique as the city itself, we recommend checking out the Arts Market, held on the first Saturday of every month from 8am to 12pm.... Read more

  • Talk with the Animals

    If you’re looking for a fun family activity that gets you out and about, look no further than the Baton Rouge Zoo, located less than twenty minutes from our downtown Baton Rouge hotel. The zoo boasts nearly a thousand animals, as well as children’s area and tram and trains ride, which make it a great family spot. ... Read more

  • Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell, Jingle Bell Jog

    Ready to exercise and feel the burn? Maybe not, but what if it's for a good cause? And what if Santa Claus is there? At the Reindeer Run and Jingle Bell Jog on December 4th, not only is Santa there to run with you, there's also music, fireworks, outdoor ice skating and more!... Read more

  • Happy Hauntings!

    If you're bored with most haunted houses and have impossible-to-scare nerves of steel, then that just means you haven't visited the 13th Gate Haunted House. ... Read more

  • Up in the Air

    September marks the end of summer, but don't let that get you down, because it also brings an exciting event for the whole family to Baton Rouge: the Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival! ... Read more

  • Bluebonnet in Baton Rouge

    If you want to spend some time out in nature without having to drive for hours, the Bluebonnet Swamp Nature Center promises just that. ... Read more

  • The Pirate of the Pacific

    If you're a history or military buff, or just a big fan of boats, you can't miss the tour of the US Navy destroyer-class ship, the USS KIDD. Located in the heart of Baton Rouge, just ten minutes from our downtown Baton Rouge hotel, the USS KIDD was built in 1943 and these days is permanently moored for visitors to tour and wander through freely. ... Read more

  • Crowne Baton Going Places Koozie Contest

    Particiapte in our #CrowneBatonGoingPlaces Koozie Contest now until September 3rd, 2015 to win a LSU vs. Eastern Michigan Football Game/Hotel Package or 60,000 IHG Rewards Points!... Read more

  • A Taste of Baton Rouge

    If there's one thing Louisiana is definitely known for, it's food, so it's no surprise that the"C'est Si Bon" Food Tour is one of the highest rated TripAdvisor activities for Baton Rouge. ... Read more

  • Strike Up The Band

    One of the more historical (and easy-on-the-ear) spots to visit in Baton Rouge is the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra. Many greats have graced the stage, including Yo-Yo Ma, Chris Bottie, Itzhak Perlman and Natalie Cole, each bringing sweet sounds and cultural sophistication to Baton Rouge and its neighboring communities. ... Read more

  • Make Mom Smile

    This Mother's Day, add finger-licking Louisiana goodness to your traditional holiday brunch at our Patio Grille & Lounge, where the top-notch culinary crew at Crowne Plaza Executive Center Baton Rouge is creating an over-the-top Mother's Day menu showcasing Louisiana's favorite fare. ... Read more

  • Live After Five

    If you love a toe-tapping good time (and who doesn't?), take note: Baton Rouge's premier live music series, Live After Five, returns in just a few short weeks.... Read more

  • The Louisiana Couture Bridal Show

    The Louisiana Couture Bridal Show includes all of the top Baton Rouge area wedding planning professionals for a fun and convenient afternoon. We're your one stop shop for all your wedding planning needs. Enjoy a fabulous fashion show featuring the latest looks in bridal couture. Whether you're planning a simple, fun, lavish or extravagant wedding, we'll have the vendors to accommodate you.... Read more

  • Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge Undergoes Major Renovation

    Crowne Plaza Baton Rouge hotel has completely revamped the majority of the hotel and turned convenience and chic into the new standard. The 294 room hotel now showcases a trendy lobby and stylish check-in counter as well as new furniture, art, and glass woodwork. Family and business travelers alike now have the opportunity to unwind in the comfortable lobby area or relax in their private updated hotel room.... Read more

  • Crowne Plaza Happy Hour Tastings

    Celebrate the weekend early at the Crowne Plaza every Thursday evening. Each week we bring you a fabulous happy hour special complete with music, hors d'oeuvres and a tasting! We invite all our hotel guests and the public to enjoy and sample local liquors, brews and wines. Bring your family and friends as we get ready for the weekend!... Read more

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