Event Details

The Cover Kid Event and Shopping Extravaganza is a free, community event designed with families in mind. From vendors showcasing their products & services to interactive activities and fun-family entertainment, this event is sure to be a hit with everyone!

Save the Date!

Saturday, August 15, 2020

The Tracy Center

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

So what is The Cover Kid Event? The Cover Kid Event is the annual event where children are selected from the community who, for the next 12 months, will either appear on the cover or within the pages of Baton Rouge Parents Magazine. It is not a beauty contest, a talent show or a model casting. We strive to make the children very comfortable with a relaxed conversation and environment. We believe that Cover Kids come in all shapes, sizes, ethnicities, and abilities. Children with special needs are encouraged to participate, and accommodations will be in place. Children should wear whatever they want! It is best for children to wear comfortable clothing. Cover Kids may also appear in advertisements, e-newsletters, or special event promotional items.

Who can be a Cover Kid? All children ages of 2-17 years are eligible. PRE-REGISTRATION IS STRONGLY ENCOURAGED. This will guarantee your time. Walk-in registration begins at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the event. There will be limited time slots available for walk-ins. No phone registrations are accepted. Register online at Eventbrite. You will need to present your ticket at check-in on the day of the event.

What happens at the event?  Starting at 10 a.m., time slots will be announced every 15 minutes. When your child’s time is called, proceed to the check-in table. Your child will enter a judging room with a BRPM staff member and be briefly interviewed. NO PARENTS ARE ALLOWED in the judging room. Each child will receive a card indicating if they are to return that afternoon for final call. Approximately 150 children will receive a call-back card. Call-backs will begin around 2:30 p.m. and will take about an hour. 35+ children will be announced as the 2020–2021 Cover Kids. Paperwork and pictures of the finalists will be completed at that time.


Event Activities




A HUGE Thank You to our 2019 sponsors!

Without our sponsors, The Cover Kid Event would not be possible. We extend a special "Thank You!" to our wonderful sponsors. They help to make this an amazing event for our community to enjoy! If you would like more information on booths or sponsorship, please contact us below.



Performances and Children's Activities

We will have many activities for your littles. This includes character meet and greets, games, balloon art, face painting, photo booth and so much more! Please visit our social media pages for continuous updates.



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For any questions regarding the event or participation in the event, please email laurie@brparents.com.

The most important thing is family.
-Walt Disney