Free, Miss USA pre-party set for Sunday

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A free, Miss USA pre-party will be held on Sunday June 8 to encourage attendees to arrive early to the Miss USA Pageant to avoid traffic and parking delays.

The party will be held from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m with live entertainment as well as food and drinks available for purchase. It is open to those who have tickets to the Miss USA Pageant which will be broadcast on national television live at 7 p.m.

Attendees to the pre-party should enter the ballroom through the St. Louis and Galvez Plaza.

Officials are expecting a capacity crowd of 7,500 people from across the nation.  They say there is ample parking available and encourage drivers to take alternate routes downtown such as Convention Street or Florida Boulevard.

Here's  a lists of parking lots/garages:

1.      River Center East & West Garages

•       Located at the corner of St. Louis and Government Street

2.      Belle of Baton Rouge Mayflower Street Parking Garage

•       Located on Mayflower Street

3.      Belle of Baton Rouge River Road Parking Garage

•       Located on River Road

4.      3rd  Street Garage

•       Located at the corner of 3rd Street and Convention

5.      Lipsey Parking Lot

•       Located at the corner of St. Philip and South Boulevard

6.      Other surface and street parking is available throughout

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