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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 with Gina Brown
Live After Five in Downtown Baton Rouge is the capital city's premier FREE live music event, hosted by the Downtown Business Association. This weeks musical guest is R&B artist Gina Brown.

Friday, October 11th, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Eric Burdon and the Animals at the Manship
Front man of the British Invasion band, The Animals, Burdon helped shape rock and roll's DNA. His imposing yet soulful vocals are the driving force of the iconic "House of the Rising Sun. Don't miss your chance to catch this great artist in an intimate setting at the Manship Theatre.

Wednesday, October 9th, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette St.

Sunday in the Park with Mountain Standard Time
Sunday in the Park is a series of FREE outdoor concerts held in North Boulevard Town Square. This Sunday, bluegrass band Mountain Standard Time will have you dancing in the Square! (The Saints football game will be shown at 3:35PM)

Sunday, October 13th, 2PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Capital Area United Way Jambalaya Jam
Cooking teams from area businesses will surround the sidewalks at the North Boulevard Town Square in Downtown Baton Rouge and compete in a jambalaya cook-off. There will also be great live music, cold drinks, and much more. All you can eat plates are only $10 with all proceeds going to the United Way programs.

Thursday, October 10th, 5PM
North Boulevard Town Square

Football on the Beacon
Every weekend you can watch all the exciting games on the Town Square Media Beacon. Come out this Saturday afternoon to watch the SEC matchup between LSU and Florida at 2:30PM as well as on Sunday as the Saints take on the Patriots at 3:25PM.

Saturday, October 12, 2:30PM (LSU)
Sunday , October 13, 3:25PM (Saints)
North Boulevard Town Square

WCF MMA at the Belle
Swing by the Belle this Friday night for the best in live MMA fights. General Admission, VIP, and Ringside tickets are still available. Don't miss a night of nonstop action brought to you by the Belle of Baton Rouge.

Friday, October 11th, 8PM
103 France Street

The Louisiana Gospel Tradition
Join the Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra as they dive into world of gospel, with the Louisiana Gospel Tradition program. The event brings together local churches, choruses and other musicians to perform with BRSO at the River Center Theatre in a celebration of the community's gospel music.

Friday, October 11th, 7:30PM
275 S. River Rd.

Fall Shop Hop
Join the downtown museums for the 3rd annual Shop Hop. Mention "Fall Shop Hop" at any of the participating locations and receive 25% off one, non-sale item & be registered for a chance to win a unique gift basket. Participating museums include:
Capitol Park Museum
Louisiana Art & Science Museum
Louisiana's Old State Capitol
LSU Museum of Art
Shop at the Top (Louisiana State Capitol)
USS Kidd Veteran's Memorial

October 11th & 12th
Participating Downtown Gift Shops

Lunchtime Lagniappe: The 1779 Battle of Baton Rouge
John Hickey will present the Battle of Baton Rouge, discussing how the Spanish captured the town from the British. John Hickey retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1995 as lieutenant colonel and is an active member of the Canary Islanders Heritage Society of Louisiana. All programs begin at 12PM and are FREE and open to public. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunches and may come and go as their schedules require.

Wednesday, October 9th, 12PM
660 N. 4th St.

Red Stick Farmers Market
Find plenty of fall produce this Saturday at the Red Stick Farmers Market including pumpkins, corn, squash, sweet potatoes, and greens! Inside Main Street Market, students from the Louisiana Culinary Institute will demonstrate recipes during the Fresh from the Market show at 10AM. Enjoy a hot breakfast from one of the Market's cafes and watch the demo. The Arts Market also returns this Saturday for a special appearance

Every Saturday from 8AM-Noon
Corner of 5th and Main St.

Baton Rouge Arts Market
Shop with over 60 artists from across the South who will present original works of art in a variety of mediums including pottery, jewelry, woodwork, textiles, photographs, glass, paintings, sculpture, hand-made soaps, and more. The Arts Market regularly features FREE children's art activities from 9AM-12PM at the Arts Market's Kids Booth.

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

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!

October 10th, 11th, & 12th, 6:30PM - 11:30PM
832 St. Phillip Street

Pink on the Plaza
Enjoy great food and drinks from the best local restaurants, participates in live and silent auctions filled with amazing items, and cut-a-rug to great live music all while joining in the fight against breast cancer! Join Woman's Hospital at the Hilton Capital Center to honor breast cancer survivors and raise awareness!

Sunday, October 13, 5PM
201 Lafayette Street

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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