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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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Lost Bayou Ramblers at Live After Five
Come out to Galvez Plaza at North Boulevard Town Square for Louisiana's premiere FREE outdoor concert series. This week listen as the traditional accordion and fiddle takes on new modern dynamics with the Lost Bayou Ramblers. Start spending your Friday evenings Downtown!

Galvez Plaza
Friday, October 12 5PM-8PM

Sunday in the Park with Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble
Sunday in the Park is a series of FREE outdoor concerts held on the Town Lawn of North Boulevard Town Square. Curley Taylor and Zydeco Trouble will have you dancing in the Square.

North Boulevard Town Square
Sunday, October 14, 12PM

Bill Cosby at the River Center
Bill Cosby, one of America's most beloved comedians comes to Baton Rouge for one show only. Head to the River Center to see Bill Cosby for a once in a lifetime experience.

275 South River Road
Sunday, October 14, 2PM

2012 Jambalaya Jam
The 2012 United Way Jambalaya Jam will take place in North Boulevard Town Square starting at 5PM on Thursday. The 25th anniversary of this cook off is sure to not disappoint. Come out and taste over 40 different jambalayas and listen to great live music!

North Boulevard Town Square
Thursday, October 11, 5PM

Saturday at the Market
Start your Saturday morning off downtown at Main Street Market with a crepe, muffin, quiche or traditional full breakfast from one of the many local cafes. Then enjoy the weekly Fresh from the Market cooking demonstration featuring local chef Jimmy Le of Rock-n-Sake as he cooks with local ingredients available from the Red Stick Farmers Market. The cooking demonstration begins at 10AM inside the North Street seating area of Main Street Market. You'll also enjoy live music from local guitarist Kevin Johnson while shopping for the freshest veggies in town outside at the Red Stick Farmers Market.

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

The 13th Gate & Necropolis 13
Ranked nationally as one of the scariest in the country, The 13th Gate is the ultimate haunted house! Journey through 13 very frightening themed indoor & (weather-permitting) outdoor areas where your worst nightmares come true and anything can happen. Also, across the street is 40,000 sq ft. and 400 zombie-infested New Orleans-style crypts at Necropolis 13!

832 St. Phillip Street
Thursday - Saturday, October

Films at Manship
Film fans and the community at large can share a unique film experience complete with pre-screening parties, specialty cocktails, contests and more! This week Films at Manship presents: "Sleepwalk With Me"
October 10 - 14

100 Lafayette Street

Pastime Gameday Shuttle
Pastime Restaurant offers their shuttle service for LSU homes games for $12. The first shuttle begins 3 hours before the kickoff and drops passengers off at the corner of Nicholson & Skip Bertman Drive. The pick-up after the game will be at Mike's Cage with the last bus heading back to Pastime no later than 30 minutes after the final gun.

552 South Boulevard
Saturday, October 13

Touchdown Express Shuttle
The Capital Area Transit System is providing transportation to and from all 2012 LSU home football games. For only $4, fans can be picked up in North Boulevard Town Square as well as other locations around the city. The shuttle will run 4hrs before the games and 1hour after. Show up early in Town Square for LSU music, college football on the big screen and activities for the kids!

North Boulevard Town Square
Saturday, October 13

2012 SMart Melt
2012 SMart Melt will be featuring art from extraodinary students. Istrouma High, Prescott Middle and Winbourne Elementary schools will be represented at this year's event. Art will be displayed all month long during business hours. Come by and say hello!

304 Florida Street
Wednesday, October 10, 6PM

Masquerade at the Mansion
2012 Old Governor's Mansion Gala benefitting the Foundation for Historical Louisiana will be held October 11 at the Mansion. There will be plenty food, libations, music and masked guests. Come as you aren't!

502 North Boulevard
Thursday, October 11, 7:30PM

Fitness on Town Lawn
Ongoing group fitness activities continue this fall includeing: Yoga Classes on the Town Lawn by Karmady Yoga, Happy's Running Club on Tuesday afternoons and Zumba classes on Mondays and Wednesdays. These events complement the launch of the Mayor's HealthyBR website that promotes fitness, and encourages community members to make healthy choices and join the movement to make Baton Rouge a healthier community. See you in Town Square!

Karmady Yoga - Tuesdays 4:45PM
YMCA Zumba - Monday & Wednesday 5:30PM
Happy's Running Club - Tuesdays 6:30PM

North Boulevard Town Square

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

227 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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