Spring Family Fling

February 15 - 17, 2019

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, February 15 through Sunday, February 17, 2019. 

Registration

Registration closed on Sunday, February 3. All current LSU Family Association members should have received an email on January 9 with details about how to complete the registration process. If you did not receive an email, please check your spam/junk folder, then email us at lsufamily@lsu.edu. Registration is required. 

Final Details & Reminders

Click here to view the email that was sent to all registered families with final details about all of our Spring Family Fling events. If you have questions, please email lsufamily@lsu.edu

Schedule of Events

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. 
Click here to 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. Click here to 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. 
Click here to 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. 


Parking & Shuttles

Cajun Cookout Tailgate Parking - Saturday, February 16
Click here to view a map of parking options for the Cajun Cookout Tailgate.

Free Parking Option 1: Parking for guests who are not attending the baseball game after the Cajun Cookout Tailgate is available in the Canal Hall Lot 111 and Gateway Garage Lot 701. Both lots are located behind Canal Hall at Nicholson Gateway Apartments. To locate these lots, input the intersection of Nicholson Drive and Gateway Garage Lane into your GPS.

Free Parking Option 2: Parking for guests who are attending the baseball game is available in the Gourrier South Lot and The Hayfield Lot on Gourrier Ave. Parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Free Shuttle for Parking Option 2: A Tiger Trolley shuttle will pick up at the Gourrier South Lot on Gourrier Ave. to transport all guests to and from the Cajun Cookout Tailgate. This shuttle will run continuously from 11:15 AM to 2:15 PM. Look for the yellow "Family Association Spring Event Shuttle" sandwich board sign to know where to meet the shuttle.

For more information on driving directions to the baseball lots, parking at the baseball lots, and post-game exit routes, click here

Mocktails & Masterpieces Parking - Saturday, February 16
Guests may park for free without a permit in the various parking zones around the LSU Student Union.

King Cake Tasting Party - Sunday, February 17
Click here to view a map of parking options for the King Cake Tasting party.
Free public parking is available in West Stadium Lot 101 and South Stadium Lot 401.

Baseball Tickets

Once your Spring Family Fling registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding how to purchase tickets to the LSU vs. Army baseball game on Saturday, February 16 at 2:00 PM. Tickets are sold out in sections 101 and 201. Standing Room Only tickets are still available for $4 each. There are designated Standing Room Only sections in Alex Box Stadium, and guests may also sit in any unoccupied seat. You can view the Alex Box Stadium seating chart here.

Gymnastics Tickets 

Once your Spring Family Fling registration is completed, you will receive a confirmation email with details regarding how to purchase tickets to the LSU vs. Missouri gymnastics meet on Sunday, February 17 at 2:10 PM. There are two ticket options:

  • Reserved Seating in section 209 is $8 each for adults and $6 each for youth
  • General Admission seating is available for $3 each

You can view the Pete Maravich Assembly Center (PMAC) seating chart here.