The biggest water park in Louisiana, with some of the largest water rides in the world, Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin', will once again be opening the gates for plenty of fun.The scheduled date for the 2013 season will be Saturday, May 4th. Blue Bayou/Dixie Landin' in Baton Rouge is a dual-threat park. By day it's a fun-filled splash-fest with truly giant water rides, wave pool and lazy river. As the sun begins to set, the carnival rides at Dixie Landin' take over, plus food, incredible frozen lemonade and on weekends, live music on their sound stage.

From Lafayette, it's fairly easy to get to Blue Bayou, just take I-10 through Baton Rouge and exit at mile marker 166 (Highland Rd.). Go underneath the overpass and turn left to enter the parking lot. Be sure to check out Blue Bayou's website for the schedule of live music as May approaches, as well as ticket discounts, hours and more.