Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin, in collaboration with the Friends of the Old State Capitol and The Old State Capitol Foundation, announced that the seventh annual Spirits of Louisiana event will take place Thursday, October 26, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the iconic Old State Capitol building in downtown Baton Rouge. Tickets are $85 with a 10% discount for Friends of the Old State Capitol and can be purchased here. Guests must be at least 21 years old to attend.
"Watching the sunset on the Mississippi River from one of Louisiana’s most iconic landmarks is a magical experience," Secretary Ardoin said. "Spirits of Louisiana offers patrons the opportunity to experience this architectural gem and help support the historical and educational missions that provide information and entertainment to locals and visitors from around the world."
The seventh annual Spirits of Louisiana event will be an unforgettable evening of history, culture and community. As attendees savor the finest local spirits from Louisiana distilleries, indulge in exquisite cuisine catered by Drakes and participate in the art auction, they also play a vital role in preserving Louisiana's past for generations to come.
The event also serves as a crucial fundraiser, which allows the Old State Capitol to offer free admission to Title 1 schools and community summer camps and ensures that the museum's engaging educational programming remains accessible to all. Every dollar raised from the event directly supports these initiatives, enabling the preservation and sharing of Louisiana's unique heritage.
Entergy is returning as the principal sponsor for this year's event, demonstrating their commitment to the spirit and heritage of the Old State Capitol. Other key sponsors include The Friends of the Old State Capitol and Visit Baton Rouge.
Through educational programming and interactive exhibitions, Louisiana’s Old State Capitol strives to educate both children and adults about the state's rich history and the democratic process. In 2022, the Old State Capitol welcomed over 50,000 visitors from across all 50 states and 77 countries, each discovering the vibrant tapestry of Louisiana's history.