Press Releases

January 5, 2024

Important Inauguration Information

Due to poor weather on Monday, January 8, we are moving the Inauguration Ceremony to Sunday January 7 at 4:30 PM.

The Inauguration Ball will STILL be on Monday, January 8 at 7 PM.
Security Checkpoints and access to seated areas will open to the public beginning at 2:00 PM on Sunday, January 7.


Date & Venues

The inaugural ceremony will take place on Sunday, January 7th at 4:30PM on the steps of the Louisiana State Capitol. The Official Inaugural Ball will be held on, Monday, January 8th at the Raising Cane’s River Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Street Closures

Street closures will occur ONLY for the inaugural ceremony located at the capitol. Those streets include:

  • North 4th Street (From North Street to Spanish Town Road)
  • Spanish Town Road (From North 3rd Street to North 5th Street) 

Inaugural Ceremony Street Closures, Parking & Additional Information

4200+ Free, first come first serve, Parking Spots for the Inaugural Ceremony will be available in Capitol District area and along North Street at the Parking Garages listed below:

Galvez Parking Garage: 504 North Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802

LaSalle Parking Garage: 521 Third Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Welcome Center Parking Garage: 101 North Street Baton Rouge, LA 70802 (Press/Media Parking Available) 

Please Note: That those with disabilities are encouraged to park at the Welcome Center as transportation to ceremony will be provided. 

Insurance Garage is not open to the public and patrons without a parking pass will be cited or towed at owners expense. 

Department of Transportation & Development has marked each public parking facility listed above.

Additional For Purchase Parking can be sought from the City of Baton at the following locations downtown Baton Rouge: 


111 Laurel Street                       149 St. Ferdinand Street            208 Fourth Street                      

245 Convention Street               350 Convention Street               521 Laurel Street                       

201 Laurel Street                       748 Main Street                        300 N. Fourth Street