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Weekend Events!
What's happening Downtown this weekend?
Check out our Weekend Events list to keep tabs on what's hot downtown each week! For more info, visit our site at the link below!

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2014 Turkey Trot
Get a head start on your Thanksgiving feast while supporting the March of Dimes' efforts to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

Thursday, November 27th, 7:30AM
Corner of 4th & Convention Street

Drop the Needle presents: The White Album
Once a month, musicians come together to, "Drop The Needle" on a classic album played by multiple musicians from start to finish. The next album is, "The White Album" by The Beatles, from 1968.

Friday, November 28th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Mel Waiters at the Belle
Come enjoy FREE music at the Belle of Baton Rouge performed by Mel Waiters, the Southern Soul king of the South.

Friday, November 28th, 8PM
103 France Street

"When Harry Met Sally" at the Manship Theatre
This romantic comedy chronicles this dilemma through the eleven year relationship between Harry and Sally who meet in college, then pursue their own lives until they reconnect ten years later. Check out this soon to be classic film at the Manship Theatre!

Wednesday, November 26th, 7PM
100 Lafayette Street

61 Bullets at the Manship Theatre
A personal and political tale of the Louisiana State Capitol shooting. Riddled with mystery and information that may not have been made clear before, this emotional journey will lead any viewer on the ride of a lifetime through the death of U.S. Senator Huey P. Long.

Sunday, November 30th, 2PM
100 Lafayette Street

Red Beans & Rice Monday at the Roux House
Come out and enjoy Red Beans cooked weekly by a local Chefs while listening to music provided by local and well-renowned Jazz musicians.

Monday, December 1st, 5PM - 8PM
143 3rd Street

New Foods on the Block
The 300 block of North Boulevard has seen many changes the last few months. There were renovations to older establishments and emergence new innovative restaurants! Check out 3 of the newest restaurants on this historic block:
Fresh Junkie

Jolie Pearl Oyster Bar

Roly Poly

Thanksgiving Market
Bring friends and out of town company to the Market this Saturday to support local farmers and artisans for Small Business Saturday. Main Street Market shops will have a variety of unique holiday gifts available including handmade jewelry, blended spices, olive oils, salsa, marinades, and cheese balls. Farmers will also have gift items for the foodie in your life. Pick up a basket of local honey, pecans, cane syrup, jellies, breads and citrus for gifts this holiday season.

Every Saturday, 8AM-12PM
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

Save the Date: Festival of Lights
Join us under downtown's historic oaks to commemorate Baton Rouge's oldest holiday tradition. Transforming the winter sky into a wonderland, North Boulevard will be lit with half a million sparkling lights. Experience the magic beneath the 35-foot Christmas tree in North Boulevard Town Square. Enjoy FREE ice skating and sled down 10 tons of real snow at the Repentance Park Snow Village. Visit Santa's Gift Shop and listen to holiday music during an evening of visual, and performing arts. Don't miss the many downtown holiday open houses and art showings.
Friday, December 5th, 4:30PM - 9PM
North Boulevard Town Square

For a full listing of upcoming events, visit our website.

247 Florida St.  |  Baton Rouge, LA 70801  |  (225) 389-5520 Office (225) 389-5523 Fax  |  8:00 a.m. - 5 p.m. M-F

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