St Patrick’s Day in Baton Rouge and Wearin' of the Green

St Patrick’s Day in Baton Rouge and Wearin' of the Green

Join us in celebrating St Patrick’s Day at Electric Depot for what we like to call Family  Night Out with a pinch!  From 5-8PM on Saint Patrick's Day , we will celebrate with live music by 2 Domestic, 1 Import  along with our first Local Pop-Up Mini Makers’ Market with 6 Local Makers from the Baton Rouge area!


You’ll find one of our candle makers, Heritage House, who will have their spring candles and more, Abe Studios with his amazing artwork hand drawn with toothpicks, to green treats and more by Chef Schonberg, Parish Pets for all of your pet needs, and Red Stick Reads for the kids and book lovers alike! 


There will also be an exclusive St. Patrick's Day DIY under the Baton Rouge Succulent Tent! You can pick 3 mini succulents, your favorite beer can, and plant them yourself ! They will have all the tools, soil, and treats for you to make your plants extra lucky! Each beer can planter is $10, and you can grab your ticket to secure your spot by clicking here


While you’re at the depot, be sure to stop and visit our neighbors like City Roots Coffee Bar; they will have seasonal treats from green matcha to irish coffee. They are a specialty coffee shop where they roast their own coffee beans and source out pastries locally by Batch Baking Co. and Pizza Byronz (yummy)! You can also enjoy beer, wine & spirits. If that doesn’t stop you in your tracks, visit Sweet Society, and enjoy their Asian-inspired desserts and snacks like their Japanese Taiyaki ice cream and Korean bingsu desserts. 


With the Wearin' of the Green St. Patrick's Day Parade being a long-time staple in Baton Rouge for over 30 years and Louisiana still under the Covid Regulations for  March, we asked our Sweet Baton Rouge Insiders how they plan on celebrating St. Patrick's Day in their own unique way. No pinching here! You’ll find the Sweet Baton Rouge® team decked out in our favorite Sweet Baton Rouge green tees celebrating our luck of the Irish. 


A fun way to keep the tradition alive is to Tune in, this Saturday, March 13, 2021 to WBRZ TV on all platforms for an hour long parade special hosted by Michael & Pat Shingleton will also be live streaming the event. 


Karlieigh says she will definitely check out the local bars that are pouring green beer. Happy’s Irish Pub always does it, but a few others usually join in as well. She will of course be wearing a green shirt while she’s drinking her green beer!


Sarah, our graphic designer, plans to head out to Zippy's for lunch and a daiquiri to honor the traditions of the parade! Sarah says, “We have had so many great memories celebrating St Patty's Day in the parking lot or Zippy's that it only feels right to support our local taco shop and have our own little celebration one weekend in March. My husband loves their Redneck and has been a fan since we were in college, so I'm sure he will get a large-sized one!” Home of delicious burritos, queso, & frozen drinks, Zippy’s is your one-stop-shop for a great St. Patty’s day! If you haven’t been yet, visit Zippy’s on the Parade Route at 3155 Perkins Rd, Baton Rouge, LA 70808!


Rebecca tells us, she usually puts some green glitter around her eyes for some extra glam and absolutely wears EVERYTHING green!! We recommend checking out our friend Glitter Over NOLA or Kismet for custom glitter balm made right here in Louisiana! 

Cameron shares with us the past few years she was a bartender at Happy's for the parade, but this year she will probably just pop by instead. 


Megan, as a nurse, says she’ll wear green scrubs at work to show some spirit. “I have Irish ancestry, but we don’t celebrate any customs. I might just watch Leap Year or Luck of the Irish,” she  says. 😂

In honor of the  Wearin' of the Green St. Patrick's Day Parade in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, you can still visit some of these awesome local businesses that typically are full of local Baton Rouge people at their establishments along the route! Our favorites are below:

Overpass Merchant - With a business tagline like "Good Food. Good Drinks", OM is the perfect fit for your St. Patrick’s Day plans! Pop in for some truffle fries or fried cheese curds (drool), and grab a frozen Overpass Merchant mule (as good as it sounds)!

Ivar’s Sports Bar and Grill -  In a non-COVID restrictive year, this is the place to be to watch the Wearin’ of the Green Parade with live music and food specials, so stop by this year and visit this hometown grill for some live crawfish, LSU Baseball, and Geaux DJ. 

Uncle Earl’s - As a regular hot-spot for the parade, this year you can still stop by and hang out, drink local on their patio, and take in the spring weather over green drink specials and patio games.


Frankie’s Dawg House - Eat local with Frankie’s Dawg House Gourmet Hot Dawgs, Wine, and Beer. The perfect little spot to enjoy the local festivities!