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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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Patriots on the Beacon
Send us a picture of those that serve presently in the military or who have served previously in the military and we will honor them on the North Boulevard Town Square Beacon. Downtown Baton Rouge is proud of all of our present and past patriots who have served in the military. American patriotic music will play throughout the day. Please send in your pictures by Thursday, June 28 at 12 noon.

North Boulevard Town Square
July 4th Week

Sunday in the Park
The last Sunday in the Park of the season features music by Chubby Carrier & The Bayou Swamp Band. This is a FREE outdoor concert series held in North Boulevard Town Square in downtown Baton Rouge.

North Boulevard Town Square
Sunday, July 1, 12PM - 3PM

Kids Rule the Movies at Manship Theatre
This Wednesday completes the Kids Rule the Movies series at the Manship Theatre. Every movie ticket includes one bag of popcorn, choice of water or juice and a sweet snack! Kids are encouraged to wear their bathing suits to play in the fountains after the show. This week Manship Theatre is screening the film Open Season. Join the fun and help Boog and his forest animal army fight the hunters during the open season.

100 Lafayette Street
Wednesday, June 27, 10AM

Belle of Baton Rouge Summer Concert Series
Join Roland Doucet from Roland's Rockin' Cajun Show at the Belle of Baton Rouge where FREE live music continues indoors every week in the Atrium at 5PM with the Belle Summer Concert Series. Start your weekend with some of Louisiana's hottest Hall of Fame Acts and more! This week, dance, mix and mingle while enjoying the sounds of LeRoux and Brandon Foret Band.

103 France Street
Friday, June 29, 5PM

Manship Theatre & Zolia: Dinner and a Movie
Don't miss the last Dinner and a Movie featuring the classic thriller, The Shining. This series offers a new way to enjoy what Downtown Baton Rouge has to offer, at an affordable price. Purchase your tickets at Manship Theatre in advance or the evening of, and present them at Zolia to receive dinner. Just want to see the movie? Tickets for the movie are only $5. Click below for ticket information.

100 Lafayette Street
Thursday, June 28, 7PM

Lunchtime Concert Series with Young Band Nation
Baton Rouge Music Studios is a school of music that helps tweens and teens discover their inner rock stars. This summer, BRMS has partnered with the Downtown Development District to hold a summer series that will feature teen singer/songwriters and bands from BRMS in the new North Boulevard Town Square. The concerts will be held at the Town Lawn Stage during the lunchtime hour. BRMS has also extended an invitation to young bands in the area who are not students of BRMS in order to give them the opportunity to perform in public. For more information on BRMS' summer classes and programs, click the icon below.

Town Lawn Stage
Friday, June 29, 12PM

Stars, Stripes and Boogie Nights
Get in FREE by wearing your Red, White and Blue patriotic gear! Dedicated to bringing back the magic of the 70s and 80s, Boogie Nights is an over-the-top, in your face nightclub experience. Boogie the night away on our lighted dance floor and around the largest disco ball you've ever seen. You'll be sure to have an off the wall experience you will never forget. Open every Friday and Saturday and now Thursdays in June.

1717 River Road North
Friday, June 29, 9PM

Free First Sunday
Free First Sunday is a cooperative endeavor offered by downtown museums for free admission to events on the first Sunday of each month. Visit the LASM, LSU MOA, and USS KIDD and explore all the wonderful things they have to offer for FREE.

Sunday, July 1

Karmady Yoga: Grand Opening
Karmady Yoga Studio is now open! The class schedule begins this week and includes yoga, belly dance and zumba. There are classes available for all fitness and ability levels and modifications can be given for any reason you need. Each class is led by a trained and certified instructor. Free Tuesday claases at 4:45PM in Town Square will continue.You can view the full schedule of over 50 classes a week by clicking the icon below.

533 Spain Street

Star Spangled Saturday at Red Stick Farmers Market
Red Stick Farmers Market will celebrate the 4th of July with locally grown produce, live music and plenty of red, white and blue. Local musician John Gray will open the Market with a special rendition of the Star Spangled Banner and continue with other patriotic tunes throughout the morning with his jazz trio. Shoppers can find fresh items for holiday barbeques including sweet corn, squash varieties, sausage, shrimp, watermelons, cantaloupes, peaches and blueberries. Student chefs from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will join host chef Celeste Gill during the Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration with suggestions for patriotic picnic fare utilizing fresh produce from the Red Stick Farmers Market.

Corner of Fifth Street and Main Street
Saturday, June 29, 8AM-12PM

Fireworks on the Mississippi
Join WBRZ and The Advocate as they present the annual Fireworks on the Mississippi Independence Day celebration. Bring your family and friends out to enjoy the largest fireworks display in the state!

Mississippi River Levee Downtown
Wednesday, July 4, 9PM

Movies on the Fourth
Stop by North Boulevard Town Square fountains on your way to see the fireworks on the levee. We will be screening the summer classic The Sandlot at 4:30PM, on the Town Square Beacon. A second showing of the movie will begin just after.

North Boulevard Town Square
Wednesday, July 4, 4:30PM & 6PM

Independence Day Concert:
Baton Rouge Concert Band
The Baton Rouge Concert Band (BRCB) is a non-profit community organization dedicated to the cultural enrichment and entertainment of the Greater Baton Rouge area. The BRCB will be performing this Independence Day on the steps of the State Capitol for a concert not to miss. These dedicated musicians are excellent artistic performers from all walks of life.

900 North Third Street
Wednesday, July 4th, 7PM

USS KIDD presents:
Star Spangled Celebration
This July 4th, journey downtown to the Baton Rouge riverfront. The annual Star-Spangled Celebration will kick off at 12PM at the Riverfront Stage between the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial and Riverfront Plaza. Serving as the largest fundraiser of the year for the USS KIDD Veterans Memorial. The celebration features live musical entertainment throughout the afternoon followed by Fireworks on the Mississippi sponsored by WBRZ and The Advocate. Please come out and support the USS Kidd.

305 South River Road
Wednesday, July 4, 12PM

Red, White and Blue The Arts and You at the Shaw Center
Head to the Shaw Center for a 4th of July celebration benefiting the LSU Museum of Art and Manship Theatre: A festive celebration of food, libations and fireworks! Limited number of tickets for this celebration will be available. Click the icon for ticket information.

100 Lafayette Street
Wednesday, July 4, 6PM

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

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