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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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2013 Turkey Trot
The March of Dimes has partnered with BSX Athletics in the Guinness Gobbler, an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for most runners in a multi venue event in the same day. Runners in Thanksgiving Day races all across the country will be participating, and they need just 116,087 nationwide to break the mark. The Turkey Trot is the only participating race in the State of Louisiana and welcome out-of-town registrants to the event, a Baton Rouge community staple. This is your chance to earn a spot in the record books while also serving a great cause!

Thursday, November 26th, 7:30AM
4th Street and North Boulevard

LSU & SU Football on the Beacon
Watch the Tigers and Jags play their final regular season games against their traditional opponents on the Town Square Media Beacon!

LSU vs. Arkansas
Friday, November 29th, 1:30PM

2013 Bayou Classic
Saturday, November 30th, 1:30PM
North Boulevard Town Square

LSU Gameday Shuttles
LSU Gameday Shuttles are back better than ever with six downtown pick-up locations! For only $10, the CATS Touchdown Express Shuttle is an easy and convenient way for Tiger fans to avoid traffic congestion and parking chaos on game day, and ride comfortably to and from Tiger Stadium beginning 4hrs before kickoff.

Friday, November 29th, Starting at 9:30AM
Various Downtown Locations

Pro Boxing at the Belle
WFC 15 and the Belle of Baton Rouge present WFC 15 "Battle at the Belle!" WFC 15 will feature the sport of professional boxing's top talent in the world!

Friday, November 29th, 8PM
103 France Street

The Very Merry Christmas Tour
The Very Merry Christmas Tour, featuring Newsong, Audio Adrenaline, Sidewalk Prophets, Jason Castro, Love & The Outcome and artist Jared Emerson will perform at the Baton Rouge River Center. This is the 'Very Merry Christmas Tour's' biggest line-up ever!

Sunday, December 1st, 7PM
275 S. River Road

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, December 1st

Cool Winter Nights and Hot Jazz
Back by popular demand, trumpeter Brian Shaw, pianist Willis Delony and bassist Bill Grimes return to the Manship Theatre for 2 concerts of holiday favorites with an 18-piece big band and featuring guest vocalists Elizabeth Floyd and Fr. Greg Daigle.

Monday, December 2nd, 7:30PM
Tuesday, December 3rd, 7:30PM
100 Lafayette Street

Shamarr Allen at Mud and Water
Friday after Thanksgiving Mud and Water is proud to welcome back Shamarr Allen & The Underdawgs. If you missed them last time don't do it again! Check out the link below for a complete schedule of performances!

Friday, November 29th, 9PM
174 South Boulevard

Chris Leblanc at Roux House
After two decades of writing music, producing and releasing four different full length CD's, touring the U.S. and Europe, headlining festivals and nightclubs from Alaska to Algiers, Chris LeBlanc has become an elite live music performer. Chris plays original music and covers ranging from The Beatles and Creedance Clearwater Revival to Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters.

Friday, November 29th, 9PM
143 Third Street

Parish County Line at B and T's
Boudreaux and Thibodeaux's will be offering great country and southern rock this Friday with local band Parish County Line! Come out and dance off those turkey day calories.

Friday, November 29th, 8PM
214 Third Street

Market Open Saturday
Bring friends and family downtown Saturday morning to enjoy a hot breakfast inside Main Street Market. Red Stick Farmers will have plenty of fresh fall produce to enjoy after your Turkey Day. Support small business Saturday by shopping with local artisans both inside and outside at the Farmers Market. The Fresh from the Market cooking demo will be on break this Saturday and return next week.

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

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

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