Spring Family Fling

Save the Date: March 6-8, 2020

Each spring, all LSU Family Association members are invited to campus for our annual Spring Family Fling to enjoy a weekend of LSU athletic events and to experience Louisiana culture and cuisine, while mingling with other LSU families. Laissez les bon temps rouler!

This year's Spring Family Fling will be held Friday, March 6 through Sunday, March 8, 2020. 

Registration

Registration will open on Thursday, January 9, 2020. All Family Association members will receive an email on January 9 with details about how to complete the registration process. If you do not receive an email, please check your spam/junk folder, then email us at lsufamily@lsu.edu. Registration is required.

Registration for Spring Family Fling will close on Friday, February 14, 2020.

If you would like to join the Family Association, please visit lsu.edu/join to learn more. The deadline to join the Family Association in order to receive an email invitation to register for Spring Family Fling is January 1, 2020.

Lodging

Get a head start on your Spring Family Fling planning by securing your accommodations in advance. View a list of discounted hotel rates in Baton Rouge and surrounding areas

2019 Schedule of Events

The 2020 Spring Family Fling schedule will be added in early January 2020 prior to when registration opens. See below for the 2019 Schedule of Events to get an idea of what events have been hosted in the past.

LSU School of Theatre's production of Our Town
Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Shaver Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building
Cost: Adult tickets are $19 each. Student tickets are $11 each. 
View available showtimes and purchase tickets. 

Cajun Cookout Tailgate
11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Canal Hall Lobby and Courtyard, Nicholson Gateway Apartments, 3650 Nicholson Dr.
Cost: $25 per person (does not include crawfish). $35 per person with crawfish. Free for children 12 years old and younger.

Tailgate with us before the LSU Baseball game, while you satisfy your cravings for some classic cajun cuisine like jambalaya, gumbo, meat pies, and more. We'll have tailgate games, a photobooth, music, and fun for the whole family! Registration includes a Spring Family Fling souvenir.

LSU Baseball vs. Army
Begins at 2:00 p.m.
Alex Box Stadium
Cost: $4 per ticket. Tickets are sold out in Sections 101, 201. A limited number of standing room only tickets are still available.

Information about how to purchase discounted tickets to the LSU Baseball vs. Army game will be available once you complete registration for the Spring Family Fling. There will be a limited amount of tickets available for the game.

Mocktails & Masterpieces
6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Magnolia Room, 301 LSU Student Union
Cost: $45 per person

All pre-registered family members should arrive to the Magnolia Room on the third floor of the Student Union at least 10-15 minutes prior to the start of the event to check-in and get settled. The painting class will begin promptly at 6:00 PM and will last approximately two hours. Guests will receive step-by-step instruction from an experienced and enthusiastic local artist as they paint an LSU-themed piece of art on canvas. View the piece of art.

Wear something comfortable. Aprons will be provided, but keep in mind that paint may still find its way to your clothing. Enjoy light snacks and creative mocktails while you paint. You'll leave with your own one-of-a-kind creation!

LSU School of Theatre's production of Our Town
Show begins at 7:30 p.m.
Shaver Theatre, Music & Dramatic Arts Building
Cost: Adult tickets are $19 each. Student tickets are $11 each. 
View available showtimes and purchase tickets.

King Cake Tasting Party
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
West Stadium Club, Tiger Stadium (enter via Gate 4)
Cost: $20 per person. Free for children 12 years old and younger.

Enjoy king cake samples from local bakeries, live music, door prizes, a souvenir, and vote for your favorites. The event will end with a New Orleans-style second line to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) for the LSU Gymnastics Meet.

Registered adult family members can try up to 10 samples of king cake from local bakeries. Some of the places that we'll be featuring include: 

  • The Ambrosia Bakery
  • Baum's Bakery
  • Bergeron's City Market
  • Calandro's Supermarket
  • Gambino's Bakery
  • Matherne's Market
  • Nonna Randazzo's Italian Bakery
  • Rouse's Market
  • Thee Heavenly Donut
  • Tiger Deaux-nuts

Voting will end at 1:00 PM, and winners will be announced at 1:30 PM. 

Second Line to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)
1:30 p.m.
Grab your handkerchiefs and join us for a second line led by the Lagniappe Brass Band! We'll march from Tiger Stadium across the street to the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) for the Gymnastics meet.

LSU Gymnastics vs. Missouri
Begins at 2:10 p.m.
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC)
Cost: $8 per adult / $6 per youth for reserved seating in section 209. $3 per person for general admission seating.

Information about how to purchase discounted tickets to the LSU Gymnastics vs. Missouri meet will be available once you complete registration for the Spring Family Fling. There will be a limited amount of tickets available for the meet. 

LSU Faculty Recital featuring Professor Lin He (Violin) and Professor Dennis Parker (Cello)
Begins at 3:00 p.m.
Recital Hall, School of Music
Cost: Free - no tickets required.