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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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Live After Five - Cowboy Mouth
Live after Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the Capital City's premier FREE outdoor concert series. The Spring season kicks off with a Louisiana favorite, Cowboy Mouth! Live After Five Concerts are held on Fridays from 5PM-8PM in North Boulevard Town Square under the award winning Crest sculpture. Make sure to check out the LINE-UP because you aren't going to want to miss a show!

Friday, April 3, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

FUMC Sunrise Service
First United Methodist will conduct their annual Sunrise Ceremony in the Town Lawn on Easter Sunday. Following the sunrise service an Easter breakfast will be served in the gymnasium at First United Methodist Church, located at 930 North Blvd. Event is free and open to the public!

Sunday, April 5th, 6:30AM
North Boulevard Town Square

Blues Fest Lagniappe at Hartley/Vey Theatre
For the third year in a row, Forum 35, Dialogue on Race Louisiana, and the Baton Rouge Blues Foundation will bring together a panel of local blues artists and industry experts to give you "a little somethin' extra" prior to the 2015 Baton Rouge Blues Festival. The goal of the BR Blues Fest Lagniappe is to give you an intimate look into the impact these artists had on Louisiana's culture through their music that came to be called "blues."

Monday, April 6th, 6:30PM - 8:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Louisiana's Sacred Places: Churches, Cemeteries, & Voodoo at Old State Capitol
Deborah (Deb) Burst continues her series of discovery on a trail of history and mystery across Louisiana's most solemn and revered locales. From New Orleans across the back roads of St. Tammany, Pointe Coupee and both East and West Feliciana Parishes, Burst brings an eccentric collage of cultures and customs to the page. It's a colorful journey to the cities of the dead, the serenity of country churchyards, and the mesmerizing calling of spirits in a Voodoo ceremony.

Wednesday, April 1st, Noon
100 North Boulevard

STOMP at the River Center
STOMP is explosive, provocative, sophisticated, sexy, utterly unique and appeals to audiences of all ages. The international percussion sensation has garnered an armful of awards and rave reviews and has appeared on numerous national television shows. As USA Today says, "STOMP finds beautiful noises in the strangest places." STOMP. See what all the noise is about.

Tuesday , April 6th, 7:30PM
275 River Road South

Baton Rouge Color Run
The Color in Motion 5k gives you all these benefits plus unforgettable fun and heaps of memories! By the end of the CIM5k your blank canvas will be brighter than ever--your clothes, health, and outlook on life will be changed for the better! You will work up an appetite getting your SHINE on at The Color Run Baton Rouge so Lucy's and Schlittz & Giggles are hosting a post-race lunch after party. Come support a great cause! A portion of everything bought at each restaurant/bar will be donated to Girls on the Run Southeast Louisiana!

Saturday, April 4th, 9AM
301 Lafayette Street

Baton Rouge Arts Market
The Arts Market is an open-air market and cultural event featuring over 70 artists from Louisiana and the southeast, with pottery, jewelry, woodwork, photography, stained glass and more! Held the first Saturday of each month plus the first three Saturdays in December, 8 a.m. to noon at 5th Street between Laurel and Main Streets. The Arts Market is a project of the Arts Council of Greater Baton Rouge.

Saturday, April 4th, 8AM
Corner of Fifth and Main Streets

Viewing and Doing Art at LASM
Get ready for Earth Day with your youngsters by up-cycling old, discarded paper products into original, creative gifts at this month's extended paper making workshop.

Saturday, April 4th, 10AM
100 River Road

Matherne's Market Specials
Matherne's Market Weekly Specials! Click the link to view the flyer!

Monday - Saturday, 7AM-9PM
Sunday, 8AM - 8PM
440 Third Street

Red Stick Farmer's Market
Join BREADA this Saturday, April 4, for a delicious hot breakfast before picking up all of your market necessities. Bring the kids out for face painting and live music by the Lagniappe Dulcimer Society. Also, this week, the East Baton Rouge Master Gardeners will be returning with tips for growing local vegetables. Local vendors will have a variety of root vegetables, Ponchatoula strawberries, leafy greens, prepared meals, cheeses, fresh eggs, artisan breads and more. Get your fill of fresh seafood for the last week of Lenten meals. The Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration inside Main Street Market will take place at 10AM in the North Street seating area featuring fresh and local ingredients from the market in seasonal recipes. This week's cooking demonstration will feature Eusebio Gongora from Lucy's Retired Surfer Bar. Pick up some tips and tricks and sample their dish this Saturday.

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

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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