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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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Save the Date: Red Stick Revelry
Please save the date for downtown's New Year's Eve celebration, Red Stick Revelry. This 2nd Annual celebration will feature local favorite David St. Romain who will perform at 6:30PM on Dec. 31 at the Crest Stage. He will be followed by a return performance by the band Phat Hat from 9PM to midnight as the Red Stick drops from the Town Square Media Beacon!

Wednesday, December 31st, 6:30PM- Midnight
North Boulevard Town Square

Book Now! (Hotel & Restaurant Reservations)
It's never too early to make your reservations for New Year's Eve. Many restaurants and hotels will be offering special holiday packages that evening.
Downtown Restaurants
Downtown Accommodations

Cortana Kiwanis Christmas Parade
The 64th Annual Cortana Kiwanis Downtown Christmas Parade will roll through Downtown Baton Rouge Saturday, December 13th at 5:30PM. Every year, more than 70,000 people watch the parade live and thousands more enjoy it on television through the holiday season. The Parade is a celebration and a great way to connect with the community. The parade entries consist of a mix of marching bands, celebrities, dance troops, non-profit organizations, and local businesses in seasonal themes.

Saturday, December 13th, 5:30PM
Starts on River Road

Holiday Brass
The Baton Rouge Symphony Orchestra will be hosting Chamber III: Holiday Brass this Friday at St. Joseph Cathedral. Get your tickets now!

Friday, December 12th, 7:30PM
412 North Street

An Evening of Holiday Jazz: George Bell & Friends
Join George Bell and friends as they play a collection of holiday favorites. George Bell has put together an all-star line up of jazz musicians for this special performance. Tickets are on sale now at the Manship Theatre Box Office.

Saturday, December 13th, 8PM
100 Lafayette Street

Christmas at Capitol Park
Bring the entire family and enjoy the holiday spirit with a visit from Santa while making reindeer food and Christmas ornaments. Musical performances begin at 9:15 a.m. and conclude with a special performance by the East Baton Rouge Gifted and Talented Music Program at 2 p.m. Performances by Dufrocq Choir, McKinley High School Choir, Glasgow Strings, Park Forest Choir and a special guest performance by world-renowned violinist Lin He.

Saturday, December 13th, 5:30PM
502 North Boulevard

Old State Capitol Holiday Shopping
You are invited to the Old State Capitol's Holiday Shopping Open House. Enjoy refreshments and a 20% discount off all purchases!

Wednesday, December 10th, 4PM-7PM
100 North Boulevard

Classic Christmas Celebration at the USS Kidd
Join the USS Kidd Museum this holiday season for a free screening of some Classic Christmas Movies in the Museum Theatre. Family favorites such as: "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman" and "Santa Claus is Comin' to Town" will be screened daily. Movie entrance is FREE with your paid admission to the museum..

December 9th - January 5th
305 S. River Road

Baton Rouge Arts Market
The Baton Rouge Arts Market will celebrate the holidays on three Saturdays, December 6, 13, and 20, from 8AM to Noon at 5th and Main Streets downtown. The public is invited to shop with dozens of artists from in and around the capital area. These special Arts Markets will feature the work of over 70 artists, from clothing designers to jewelers to wood turners. Also planned are special activities for kids, pet adoptions, and lots of holiday fun. Find unique handmade gifts when you shop with the artists of the Baton Rouge Arts Market.

Saturdays in December, 8AM-Noon
Corner of 5th and Main Streets

Mid City Predevelopment Planning Project
Please join the East Baton Rouge Redevelopment Authority in developing a vision for the Mid City Community.

Thursday, December 11th, 6PM
100 S. River Road

Holiday Market
Celebrate the start of the holiday season at the Red Stick Farmers Market this Saturday. Farmers and food artisans will offer holiday gift baskets and fresh local produce.

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

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

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